‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond’s Favorite Winter Vacation Spot

Winter is a great time to break your routine and take a trip. “The Pioneer Woman” star Ree Drummond likes to do just that with her family. Here’s what Drummond shared about her favorite winter vacation spot.

Ree Drummond is a big fan of winter

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond |  Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Hearst
The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond | Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Hearst

Some people dread the colder months, but Drummond doesn’t mind. She told her readers in the holiday 2018 issue of “The Pioneer Woman” she considers winter to be the best time of year. That’s because winter is when family and friends get together and there are a lot of celebrations taking place.

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Winter means holidays, which means prepping and cooking the Thanksgiving meal, figuring out which Christmas cookies to make, searching for the perfect gifts, picking out the best tree on the lot, making (and delivering) cinnamon rolls to friends and neighbors—the works. All the way up to New Year’s Day, the winter months put me in this dreamy suspended state in which it seems like all my worries and cares get put on hold for a while. It’s the best feeling in the world.

This is Ree Drummond’s favorite winter vacation spot

Ree Drummond and her family. | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine
Ree Drummond and her family. | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine

Drummond and her family love to ski during their winter break. They often head out to Vail, Colorado each winter. This is where her husband, Ladd Drummond, used to vacation when he was a child. Here’s what Drummond shared with her readers about their winter getaway:

It has become such a special place for us, and I can never wait to get there. Sure, there are great shops and good food (and the occasional spa treatment!), but what I love most about Vail is that I get to unwind and reconnect with Ladd and the kids. There are no cattle to work, no homework to do, zero chores—I just love every minute of it.

How Ree Drummond stays warm during the winter

The temperatures can get brutal on the ranch. The Food Network star told her magazine readers it’s usually windy and very cold. The winds tend to be higher on the ranch than in town, according to Drummond. That’s why she makes sure she’s dressed appropriately for the weather.

In “The Pioneer Woman” magazine column, Drummond told a reader her ranch wardrobe during the winter includes a heavy coat. “The wind blows constantly on the ranch, and when it’s bitter cold in the winter, the wind is even more unbearable. When I go out with the dogs, I wear a knee-length down-filled parka with a furry hood from The North Face, but sometimes I get lazy and just throw on Ladd’s Carhartt jacket!”

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