Winter deals clear paths to travel

Any time is a good time for a deal. But it feels especially nice in winter. Here are a few offers for travel in some of the coldest — and sweetest — months of the year.

Maryland The Tilghman Island Inn, on (you guessed it) Tilghman Island, is offering three nights for the price of two through April. The 20-room inn, surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and Choptank River, has fireplaces, a spa, soothing marsh and water views, and a dining room known for its seafood dishes. Rates start at $125 a night. Go to

Delaware Book a room at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, starting at $125 plus tax per night, and get $25 to play the slots machines with free first-time Capital Club membership, 20 percent off skin treatments and massages at Toppers Spa & Salon, a free buffet breakfast for two, and free valet parking. The offer is good Sundays through Thursdays through March 29, and customers must mention Code GKCVB. Go to

Pennsylvania Four Philadelphia hotels are offering deals for visitors going to the "Van Gogh Up Close" exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Between Feb. 1 and May 6, stays include tickets to the exhibit, 15 percent off Amtrak tickets, 10 percent off purchases at the museum store and a special dessert at the museum's Granite Hill restaurant. Best Western Center City Hotel starts at $189 a night; go to Radisson Plaza starts at $179; go to The Rittenhouse Hotel starts at $330.72; go to And the Four Seasons Hotel starts at $357; go to Prices don't include tax.

The Blue Knob All Seasons Resort in Claysburg, Pa., is offering a $69 (per person per day, based on two-person occupancy) ski-and-stay package that includes a two-night condo rental, two days and nights of skiing, and access to pools, hot tubs and other amenities. The price is before taxes, and the deal is not offered on weekends or holidays. Go to

And we can't resist throwing in one more Pennsylvania ski deal: Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pa., is offering a Winter Family Memories Package for $298 per adult, with two children 11 and under staying free. It includes two nights of lodging, day and night skiing, breakfast both days, one tubing session per person, and indoor activities including bowling and miniature golf. The offer runs to March 28, Sundays through Wednesdays, holidays excluded. Go to

New Jersey Two resorts in Cape May, N.J., Congress Hall and the Virginia Hotel, are offering package deals for Valentine's Day. Stay with your sweetie Feb. 10-14 at Congress Hall and receive a $40 dinner credit and $25 breakfast credit at the Blue Pig Tavern, plus cocktails and a stuffed blue pig animal. Rates start at $162 per night, pre-tax. Go to At the Virginia Hotel, a king room is $242, pre-tax, and includes champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, a candlelit dinner, and breakfast in bed for two. Go to

New York Twenty hotels are offering a third night free when visitors book and pay for two consecutive nights by Feb. 29. Customers also receive a Key to Madison Avenue Card, with deals and offers at more than 70 retail stores, restaurants, spas and art galleries. Hotels include The Carlyle, The Plaza and Ritz-Carlton New York. Go to

Feeling extravagant? Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a Crystal Anniversary Package. For a mere $15,000, guests get two nights in a suite with a view of Central Park, a bottle of Cristal champagne, a pair of crystal-covered Christian Louboutin shoes, dinner for two at the three-Michelin-starred Jean Georges restaurant, breakfast for two each day, a crystal chandelier, and several pieces of rock crystal jewelry from the Ivanka Trump collection. The deal is good through Jan. 15, 2013. Go to

For a New York experience that is not quite so budget-shattering, Loews Regency Hotel in New York City, as well as other Loews hotel and resort locations in the U.S. and Canada, are giving $25 food and beverage credits per room per night, for as many as seven nights. The credits can be redeemed for room service or on-site dining. The deal, subject to availability, is good through April 30, and does not include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort or Hard Rock Hotel, all at Universal Orlando in Florida. Room rates start at $129. Go to