As cheesy as Hallmark Christmas movies may be, there’s a small part of us that wishes all of the details were real. Endless Christmas decorations, budding romances and plenty of snow and cookies. What could be better?
Well…let me tell you. What if I said you could visit your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie in real life? That’s what you can expect from the Hallmark holiday suites—a winter vacation opportunity bound to make you swoon!
Where Are the Hallmark Suites?
To make the Hallmark holiday suites possible, Hallmark partnered with Club Wyndham. You can choose from three different Hallmark-themed rooms across the country:
- “Snowy Mountain Christmas” at Club Wyndham Avon in the snowy peaks of Vail, Colorado
- “Country Christmas” at Club Wyndham Nashville in Music City
- “Classic Hallmark Christmas” at Club Wyndham Midtown 45 in New York City
As you may have expected, each destination has its own perks. In Colorado, you can ski the slopes and watch the snow fall outside. In Nashville, get ready to rock out with your karaoke machine. And don’t forget about your show at the Grand Ole Opry! In New York City, you’ll have the Rockefeller Christmas tree and romantic ice skating galore.
What Makes Them Hallmark-Inspired?
For starters, each Hallmark Holiday Suite comes with a station for hot cocoa and Santa’s cookies. Then, there are holiday snacks, gingerbread house kits and DIY ornaments, Christmas decor and even Hallmark’s signature wine! Plus each suit has separate bedrooms for up to four guests.
When I say these suites are fit for Christmas kings and queens, I’m not kidding. This is where holiday dreams come true!
Here are the treats to make while watching Hallmark movies.
How Do I Book a Room?
Reservations for all three suites will be available to book on ClubWyndham.com/HallmarkSuites starting at 9:00 a.m. on November 1. You can book two- and three-night stays from November 12, 2021, through January 1, 2022. The rates start at $295 per night.
That may sound steep, but remember the experience you’ll be having—a real-life Hallmark Christmas filled with a holiday atmosphere, endless treats and memories that you’ll never forget. Plus all the best Hallmark Christmas movies you can watch!
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Frosty Polar Bears
I love spending time in the kitchen with my nieces. This is the perfect recipe to make with the little ones. Dang cute, easy and portable! —Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe
Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies
These are one of my favorite cookies to bake for Christmas. The dough recipe is versatile and you can use it for other holidays, too. Children like to help with decorating. —Cynthia Ettel, Glencoe, MinnesotaGo to Recipe
Frosted Chocolate Delights
Before we five kids headed off to school each day, Mom took our requests for that day’s dinner. I usually asked her to make these cookies for dessert, and she would rarely disappoint. I still enjoy them today. —Patricia Ramczyk, Appleton, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Orange Sugar Cookies
I make these citrusy cookies for parties and special occasions, and we always get to eat the ones that don’t come out perfectly. Eventually I had to start making extra “mistakes” to keep my family happy! —Myrrh Wertz, Milwaukee, WisconsinGo to Recipe
I get tremendous satisfaction making and giving time-tested yuletide treats like these soft, chewy cookies. Dipping them in white chocolate makes much-loved gingersnaps even more special. —Laura Kimball, West Jordan, UtahGo to Recipe
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Everyone gets a kick out of this fun take on the popular red velvet cake. Take a shortcut and use packaged cream cheese frosting for the filling. —Judi Dexheimer, Sturgeon Bay, WisconsinGo to Recipe
You’ll need just four ingredients to make these delightful cookies. Confectioners’ sugar highlights the cracked tops to give them their snowflake appearance. —Linda Barry, Dianna, TexasGo to Recipe
Ginger Creme Sandwich Cookies
With a lemony filling, these spiced cookies go over big because they have old-fashioned, comfort-food appeal. Your party guests will snatch them up! – Carol Walston, Granbury, TexasGo to Recipe
I live in Missouri, but many family recipes come from New Zealand where I was born. My parents moved there when I was a year old, so I have a “Down Under” heritage. This easy shortbread recipe brings back warm memories of my childhood, and I’m going to make sure they’re passed on to the next generation in my family…no matter where they live! —Allen Swenson, Camdenton, MissouriGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookies
Every time I make these wonderful cookies, the spicy aroma takes me back to my childhood. I helped Mom make them and delivered them to neighbors. —Kara Cook, Elk Ridge, UtahGo to Recipe
Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies
This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It’s great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They can help decorate the cookies-not to mention help eat them! —Paula Pelis, Rocky Point, New YorkGo to Recipe
A juicy maraschino cherry is the secret center tucked inside these special cookies. My mom was inspired to create this by a recipe she clipped out of a newspaper more than 30 years ago. —Evy Adams, West Seneca, New YorkGo to Recipe
Grandma Brubaker’s Orange Cookies
At least two generations of my family have enjoyed the recipe for these delicate, orange-flavored, cakelike cookies. —Sheri DeBolt, Huntington, IndianaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Chocolate-Dipped Cranberry Cookies
These pretty pink cookies always turn out so tender. They are the hit of my holiday! —Barbara Nowakowski, North Tonawanda, New YorkGo to Recipe
I save my snowdrop cookies for special occasions. The crunchy, buttery sandwich cookie has a puckery lemon filling. —Bernice Martinoni, Petaluma, CaliforniaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies
I started making these treats after tasting a batch my friend whipped up. I immediately requested the drop cookie recipe and have been baking them by the dozens ever since. The icing is an ideal complement to the tart berries in the cookies. —Shirley Kidd, New London, MinnesotaGo to Recipe
Add a splash of little sunshine to your cookie jar with this recipe. When I want to spread some cheer, I’ll bake up a double batch to share. —Ruth Gladstone, Brunswick, MarylandGo to Recipe
Easy Gingerbread Cutouts
I rely on this tried-and-true recipe during the holidays. The cream cheese frosting complements the cookies’ gingery flavor and sets up nicely for easy packaging and stacking. —Sandy McKenzie, Braham, MinnesotaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
These cute snowmen cookies make fun treats for children’s parties. Kids are always willing to chip in and help decorate them. —Sherri Johnson, Burns, TennesseeGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Orange Spritz Cookies
Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and texture with a hint of orange flavor. They are a delightful addition to my holiday cookie tray.
-Sean Fleming, St. Charles, IllinoisGo to Recipe
Big Soft Ginger Cookies
These nicely spiced, big soft ginger cookies are perfect for folks who like the flavor of ginger but don’t care for crunchy gingersnaps. —Barbara Gray, Boise, IdahoGo to Recipe
Both the cookie and the frosting are spiked with lemon in these melt-in-your-mouth goodies. Your family won’t be able to get enough of this lemon butter meltaway cookie recipe. —Mary Houchin, Lebanon, IllinoisGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Delicate Mint Thins
Newly married, I needed something fancy to impress my relatives at a reunion and came up with these cookies. I got many compliments on their subtle flavor.—Kristine McDaniel, Kettering, OhioGo to Recipe
When my daughter, Jennifer, was 15 years old, she created this recipe as a way to combine two of her favorite flavors. They’re perfect with a glass of milk. —Paula Zsiray, Logan, UtahGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Frosted Anise Sugar Cookies
These soft, cake-like cookies have a pleasant anise flavor that’s distinct but not overpowering. I add red and green sprinkles for Christmas, but you could decorate them to suit any occasion.—Janice Eanni, Willowick, OhioGo to Recipe
Cranberry Port Cookies
This is my version of a recipe I tasted years ago—my family loves it. The flaky cookies are filled with a scrumptious combination of dried cranberries, cinnamon, lemon and a hint of port wine. —Leslie Forte, Oakhill, VirginiaGo to Recipe
Chocolate Orange Rounds
I send these chocolate orange cookies to family and friends in other areas of the country. The two-tone treats deliver a citrusy taste of the Sunshine State. —Geordyth Sullivan, Cutler Bay, FloridaGo to Recipe
Lemony Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
These spiced-just-right whoopie pies combine two popular flavors in one fun treat. The moist cookies are rolled in sugar before baking for a bit of crunch. —Jamie Jones, Madison, GeorgiaGo to Recipe
Chocolate-Dipped Orange Cookies
These tender cookies are pretty to look at—and the combination of cream cheese, orange, chocolate and almonds makes them almost irresistible. —Linda Call, Falun, KansasGo to Recipe
Buttery 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies
With only a few ingredients, these butter shortbread cookies are so simple to prepare. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New HampshireGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Frosted Snowflake Cookies
My family gathers at the kitchen table every winter to add a white glaze to these snowflake cookies. To increase the wow factor, tint the frosting with food colors and try various sprinkles.—Carolyn Olney, Richmond, NHGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Cranberry Orange Sandwich Cookies
My sweet-tart cookies make a terrific addition to a holiday dessert tray. I love the creamy orange filling.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, IdahoGo to Recipe
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Cutouts
Full of lemony flavor, these cookies are great for any time of year and always popular with family and friends.—Patricia C. Quinn, Omaha, NebraskaGo to Recipe
Oatmeal Rollout Cookies
For special events, my mother would bring these cookies to the rural school I attended. She decorated each cookie with a student’s name written in frosting.—Sally Gores, Almena, WisconsinGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Earl Grey Tea Cookies
Biscuit-like Earl Grey cookies are a wonderful addition to holiday cookie swaps because they are truly unique. —Veronica Callaghan, Glastonbury, ConnecticutGo to Recipe
Every year my mom and I collect cookie recipes we want to try and then get together in early December for an afternoon of baking. These no-fail lemon cookies have become an annual tradition. They’re a wonderful homemade holiday gift. —Kristen Stecklein, Glendale, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Glazed Candied Fruit Cookies
Even if your family doesn’t care for fruitcake, they’ll love these festive cookies studded with candied fruit and pecans. A caramel glaze adds a delectable touch on top. —Susan Hein, Burlington, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Coffee Maple Spritz
I like spritz cookies because they’re easier to make than rolled cutouts but I can still be creative with different shapes and sizes. Feel free to substitute vanilla or rum extract for the maple flavoring. —Dierdre Cox, Kansas City, MissouriGo to Recipe
Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
This is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up. Now my 13-year-old daughter and I bake them together. They’re always a huge hit! The taste is like rich hot chocolate baked into a scrumptious cookie. —Larry Piklor, Johnsburg, IllinoisGo to Recipe
Lemon Slice Sugar Cookies
These lemon slice cookies are a refreshing variation of my grandmother’s sugar cookies. Lemon pudding mix and icing add a subtle tartness that tingles your taste buds. —Melissa Turkington, Camano Island, WashingtonGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
I needed a new holiday cookie, so I tweaked an old 4-H recipe. This updated oatmeal cookie with cranberries and nuts is my family’s all-time favorite. —Tammy Hoggatt, Omaha, NebraskaGo to Recipe
Cardamom Sugar Cookies
The warm flavor of cardamom spices up these classic sugar cookies. They’re the ideal treat for your homemade goody basket. Tint the glaze to fit the season.—Darina Jurasek, Salmon Arm, British ColumbiaGo to Recipe
Orange Pistachio Cookies
I had never tried pistachios until I visited a friend who served me these cookies. After, I made the recipe my own, and now my family can’t get enough of them. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, OntarioGo to RecipeTaste of Home
White Chocolate-Cappuccino Cookies
These adorable cookies shaped like coffee cups don’t last long with my friends and family. For an even richer flavor, I use a mocha latte coffee mix. —Nancy Sousley, Lafayette, IndianaGo to Recipe
Mexican Cinnamon Cookies
My extended family shares a meal every Sunday. The aunts and uncles take turns bringing everything from main dishes to desserts like this traditional Mexican cinnamon cookie called reganadas. —Adan Franco, Milwaukee, WisconsinGo to Recipe
Lemon & Rosemary Butter Cookies
Cooling lemon and aromatic rosemary make these butter cookies stand out at the holidays. I use them to punch up the cookie trays for potlucks or as gifts.—Elizabeth Hokanson, Arborg, ManitobaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Frosted Butter Rum Brickle Bites
The rum, real butter and toffee bits made these cookies my husband’s new favorite. If you’d like them less sweet, skip the frosting and sprinkle the cookies with confectioners’ sugar while still warm. —Cindy Nerat, Menominee, MichiganGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Crystallized Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is the best of twp worlds—gingerbread and chocolate chip cookies. Since they’re combined, you don’t have to choose between them. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, VirginiaGo to Recipe
Orange-Cranberry Nut Tarts
My friend gave me a recipe for orange cookies. I just had to embellish it. Now my friends and family crave these tarts. —Nancy Bruce, Big Timber, MontanaGo to RecipeTaste of Home
Cinnamon Roll Macarons
These macarons are a fall and winter staple for me. Inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a cold or snowy day. These pair well with a mug of tea, and can be eaten as a dessert or just a snack. Other fillings would taste great with this—including custard, mousse, ganache or other buttercream.
—Elizabeth Ding, El Cerrito, CaliforniaGo to Recipe ⓘ