Contest: Win an Unplugged Vacation in Vermont

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One of my new year resolutions (like many of you) was to unplug and find time away from electronics. It can be so nice to have the time to connect with your loved ones, with nature, and with your activities without the distraction of new emails and tweets. Well, Vermont Perfection heard us loud and clear, and they want to help. They’re giving one reader an unplugged 2-day vacation at the Amee Farm Lodge in Pittsfield, Vermont.

The prize is a $600 value and includes:

  • A 2 night stay at Amee Farm Lodge (based on availability)
  • Deluxe Continental Breakfast each morning of your stay
  • Gift Certificate for Lunch to Original General Store
  • Welcome Basket/Bag from Riverside Farm

It does not include transportation to Vermont. But if you have some airline miles to spend or happen to live close enough to get there on your own, you need to enter. The area hasย 30+ miles of hiking and biking on the Green Mountain Trails,
yoga classes, snow-shoeing, skiing atย Killington and Pico, tubing on the Tweed River, kayaking and fishingย at Kent Pond and Tweed River, and on-site massages.

I’m ridiculously jealous that I can’t go and desperately want to hear from whoever wins. But after the trip. Put your phone and laptop away while you’re there, bring some board games and a good book, and get ready to relax. Find out more at vermontperfection.com and enter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

35 Comments

  1. I unplug when I’m on outtings with my kids. They’ve accused me of being on my phone too much. Now when we go out, phone is on silent and only used if we need to check the bus schedules or directions somewhere.

  2. This looks like a great time!

  3. “Vermont must be beautiful this time of year, all that snow.” – White Christmas

    Unplugging is such a challenge, especially because video games and movies are our usual method of winding down and relaxing. But I love to unplug and go hiking. It’s hard to do so in Oklahoma, too much flat fields not enough forest trails.

  4. This looks amazing! I’ve been to the somewhat nearby Franconia Notch State Park in NH and would love to go back to that general area. It was gorgeous!

  5. What an exciting idea for a getaway. I verwant Vermont.

  6. This is awesome! And only 2.5 hours away. Perfect getaway.

  7. My unplugging is usually inadvertent (leaving my phone in the car all evening , for example) but I try to take at least a little time away from devices each day and night, just to remind myself I can get by without them. I also try not to rely on them too heavily when on non-work trips and when spending time with loved ones.

  8. It’s been so long since I unplugged, I find it difficult to even remember how to do it. Unplugging is one of the 2014 goals!

  9. I took a day trip to Vermont (that sounds weird, but it was!) and it was absolutely serene and beautiful and it’s near the top of my list of places I’d like to spend lots more time in! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I unplug by spending time with my friends — playing board games. We truthfully don’t unplug that often and I want to show them a world where we can unplug ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Wow – quite the giveaway!

  12. I unplug with board games or renaissance/medieval re-enactment. Nobody fights with a rapier and an off-hand smartphone!

  13. Unplugging generally consists of me taking a walk downtown in my city, venturing through the park and trying to find a path I haven’t taken before.

  14. Ooh, only a short drive away. Been looking for a nice way to unplug for our anniversary this year!

  15. Thanks for the reminder about airline miles. I have no money, but piles of those. This place looks amazing!

  16. This would be a great retreat for Cinesaurus boys to work on Job Hunters VFX. Except for that whole unplugged part. We can go and just THINK about Job Hunters VFX!

  17. I’m sometimes just as stressed, or more, after a vacation. A nice relaxing, tech free, vacation sounds nice!

  18. This would be amazing. My husband and I have not been away from our kids for a night in… Eeek… 5 years. And we live close enough to drive!

  19. Apparently this is only 2.5 hours away by car.. Never been to Vermont ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I unplug by curling up with a good book/manga/magazine near my boyfriend. I adore reading!

  21. I always up for unplugging! ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks amazing!

  22. I find it hard to unplug, but each night my family turns off the tv and reads books together.

  23. I love to unplug with my husband by having a date night where we put our phones away!

  24. Such an awes0me contest. I am new to the Northeast and have been wanting to go to Vermont to hike and eat tons of things made with their amazing maple syrup! Wow, my mouth is watering just thinking about it ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I unplug by drawing a bubble bath, pouring a glass of wine, and soaking with a good book!

  26. That’s an amazing prize! Is there a deadline to use the prize? I could probably get myself there but only if there was quite a long time to use it… ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I’d love to take a short drive to Vermont to unplug for a weekend with my husband and a good book!

  28. My runs are my unplugged time..no phone, no iPod, no anything but me and my thoughts!

  29. Rachel, you have until January 31, 2015!

  30. After 6 pm until 9 pm there is no electronics in my house. No tv no video games no phones no computers. My kids hate it, I hate it! But it works really good!

  31. Sadly, I am not that good at unplugging. But I am working on it this year!

  32. I could definitely use this! I feel like I never unplug!

  33. Hardly ever unplug

  34. I hardly ever do, but when I do..it’s with a book and whichever animal (dog, cat, husband) will cuddle with me.

  35. I unplug by playing with my dogs and hanging in my backyard

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