ANN CURRY, anchor:
This morning on
romantic getaways. If you want to surprise your valentine with some tickets for a trip, it's not too late. Hotels are luring visitors with some great February deals.
is the features director at
, always great to see you.
Ms. NILOU MOTAMED (Features Director, Travel Leisure Magazine):
Nice to see you,
And you're saying the right word: deals. How good are they?
They're great deals. You know, the main thing that you have to worry about when you're -- when you're booking travel is trying to avoid the actual day of the holiday. And by booking today and going a little bit later you're going to get better deals.
OK. First deal,
. Aurora, New
. Right on the shores of the
there's a property called
E.B. Morgan House
and this is a beautiful
mansion that has been restored immaculately. Now there are four-poster beds, there are
Now if you want to get woken up, there's no wake-up call, there's no alarm clock. Someone actually shows up to your room, knocks on the door, brings in a freshly brewed pot of coffee, some juice and some muffins.
And that's how you start your day. The...
And the rooms, and I just took a look at the photographs, there is another one. They're not that expensive.
No, they're only $175 a night. And so there's a -- there's a cozy library where you can play board games, there are lots of activities outside. But I feel like if you're going to have a romantic weekend it might be nice to stay indoors a little bit, too.
Done. I'm booking. OK, we've got
Glen Oaks Big Sur
. This is a beautiful place. I mean, you're just going to get lost in the scenery.
I mean, honestly if you're a nature lover there's no
to go than
. And this hotel is right in the middle of these gorgeous hills with redwoods and right on the shores of the
River. You are a short hike away from
one of the best
beaches, one of the local beaches called
. It's known for its purple sand. Now about the property, though, you are on -- they have showers that are for two. I'm sure that's for conserving water.
But, you know, there are other
things you can do
Amazing. The mind reels.
Honestly, you don't --
even talk about it. And the key is, again, affordable and intimate and eco. So that's a great thing for a nature lover.
That's cool. It's got a sustainable reputation, so that's cool. And now we're going to go to
, a place called
La Posada de Santa Fe
Exactly. This is a
resort, and this property is great because it's right in the center of it all in
. So if you're interested in the gallery scene there, the great food, or just walking around it's accessible to you for that reason. The
Sangre de Cristo Mountains
are right there as well, so that means if you want to go skiing you can. And they have a great
special that's running all the way through April, and it was on travelandleisure.com. And you get an overnight stay, couples massage, $40 off your daily breakfast and champagne and strawberries on arrival. So
doesn't have to just be
OK. Or -- right, exactly right. Now let's move onto
and the Viceroy
. Now what is this, for skiing?
This is for, you know, people love to ski and getting a great deal during
is tough. This is only $185 a night.
And your room has a -- has a sun deck, it has a fireplace, it has pillowtop bed and a down duvet. And you're right -- ski in, ski out, so you're right on the slopes, and you're only about couple of minutes away from
, which is such a great
. I'm a
in the summer but also in the winter time.
OK. And then finally let's go to the
-- why not -- in Santiago, Chile.
We are always talking about
as an incredible
is fantastic as well, particularly because of what it gives you access to. It gives you access to the
, it gives you access to the
ice fields. And the
gives you access to an incredible amount of luxury right
in the heart of the city
. Their wine collection in their restaurant is 365 different
So if you want a little wine education while you're down there, this is a great way to do it.
are fantastic. But are these -- if you buy these tickets, are these tickets for just in the next, OK, say, month in terms of being able to get a deal?
They're -- depending on -- depending on which deal it is, it's all the way through the spring. So I think you can be flexible. But as you get into holidays, as you get into
, the prices are going to go up a little bit. So this is actually a great window before
to get traveling.
thank you so much
for some good ideas.