Cozy Up in One of These Luxury Cabins This Winter


Discoveries USA Winter Luxury Mountains Hotels Featured

Whether you’re looking to cozy up next to a crackling fire for a tranquil getaway or seeking a trendy base for an adventurous escape, renting a cabin for your next winter vacation is nothing short of magical. From the windows of a rustic cabin, you can watch snow fall gracefully and transform the untamed woods into an enchanted winter wonderland. Right in the heart of nature, modernized cabins come equipped with welcoming touches like heated floors and rainfall showers that provide visitors with a glamorous experience.

Ready to go? Check out some of the country’s most luxurious cabins you can retreat to this season.

Candlewood Cabins, Wisconsin

Photo by Peter Godshall, Courtesy of Candlewood Cabins

Tucked in the idyllic Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin, Candlewood Cabins offers private getaways with seven secluded cabins. Surrounded by rolling hills, the 80-acre property is an ideal base for exploring the area due to its network of walking trails great for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter. Opt for the Hillside Cabin for an away-from-it-all experience as it sits in the furthest corner of the valley or select the Log Cabin for a classic experience of sitting around an outdoor fire pit and stargazing on a patio. Spend a night in the Meadow House, where floor-to-ceiling windows grace you with 24/7 panoramic views. Its prairie-style design and Scandinavian wood stove make the Meadow House a favorite choice at Candlewood Cabins.

Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming

Courtesy of the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection

For the ultimate winter cabin experience, head to Brush Creek Ranch, a luxury dude ranch nestled in the Platte River Valley outside Saratoga in southeastern Wyoming. Situated on 30,000 acres of working ranch lands and surrounded by the one million acre Medicine Bow National Forest, Brush Creek Ranch enjoys a pristine location. Its 33 rooms, cabin suites, and cabin residences seamlessly blend a rustic old west style with modern indulgences, exquisitely outfitted with native stonework and glass showers. Brush Creek Ranch offers its visitors a set of enticing winter wonderland experiences that include exclusive access to Green Mountain — a private ski mountain reachable only by snowcat, as well as an outdoor skating rink, both of which are set to open this December.

The Sanctuary, Virginia

Beautifully situated in Virginia’s stunning mountain range, The Sanctuary is designed for nature lovers and those after a distraction-free experience. This aptly-named dreamy cabin for eight is the place to unplug, as it sits on nearly 60 acres of wilderness and borders the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Begin your morning by sipping tea on the wraparound porch that looks out into the woods before exploring nearby Wintergreen and Sherando Lake. Later, stop for some craft beer at Devils Backbone and Wild Wolf before retreating to The Sanctuary to roast s’mores under the stars. Revamped from an 1800's cabin, the modern Sanctuary preserves the original flooring and stone fireplace to establish a property full of character.

Abode at Moosehead Cabin, Wyoming

Situated in Wyoming’s Jackson Hole, this two-story luxury log cabin is a serene winter retreat in close proximity to the area’s snow dusted ski slopes. This elegantly furnished two bedroom property is fit for eight, each of its rooms tastefully-decorated with hand built furniture and intricately patterned rugs for a homey feel. Its many broad windows gives the cabin sunny interiors, and its lower level stone terrace affords views of bustling Teton Village and surrounding snowy slopes. Go cross country skiing or snowmobiling through the vast open meadows of Grand Teton National Park, or enjoy the urban pleasures of Teton Village and Jackson by indulging in happy hours at the pubs and perusing the kitschy souvenir shops. Stay cozy in this indulgent cabin by snuggling up to the stone fireplace or by soaking in the outdoor hot tub on the wooden deck.

Mountaintop Log Cabin, New York

This rustic chic Mountaintop Log Cabin enjoys a scenic location in New York’s southeastern Catskill Mountains, just two hours north of New York City and 1.5 miles from artsy Woodstock. Recently renovated in 2011, this rental property for six boasts shiny bamboo floors and a vaulted ceiling for an elegant and open space. Discover the live music venues and art galleries of Woodstock, and browse the quirky boutiques of Tinker Street for handmade candles and colorful trinkets. For winter sports enthusiasts, spend your day at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, or pass the time by gazing out at the snow blanketed forest through the cabin’s picture windows and cooking in the country style kitchen for a laidback retreat.

Modern Mountain A-Frame, California

Enveloped by endless miles of biking and hiking trails, this Modern Mountain A-Frame property between Northstar Ski Resort and Tahoe City on California’s Lake Tahoe is perfect for a winter adventure. Recently remodeled, this four person cabin features plenty of windows and skylights for an open space and abundance of natural light, and the polished hardwood flooring and wood accent furniture give this A-frame cabin a minimalist look. As a popular destination for winter sports, spend the day on the slopes skiing or snowboarding, or racing down the mountainside on tubes and sleds. Then retreat to this secluded cabin and relax by the indoor fireplace with a steaming mug of hot cocoa.

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