Get a ski pass to the Camden Snow Bowl—where you’ll find downhill slopes with an ocean view, snowshoe trails, a toboggan chute, and a snow-tubing hill—when you stay at Camden Harbour Inn (from $175). The area gets intermittent snow through March.
Take a cooking class while you stay at the Hartstone Inn (from $175) and learn why Julia Child came in 2001 to sample chef-owner Michael Salmon’s hazelnut-crusted rack of lamb.
Pretend the recession's over at Point Lookout (from $129), a former MBNA corporate-bank retreat converted into a woodsy 379-acre resort. The property’s two-bedroom pine cabins look rustic, but are tricked out with Wi-Fi, TVs, DVD players, equipped kitchens, fireplaces, and two bathrooms, each with its own shower.