These 10 Cozy Cabins & Lodges Are Perfect For Your Winter Getaway
Cabins provide a cozy escape no matter what time of year it is. In the winter, when the weather turns cold, there’s nothing like curling up inside a log cabin in the middle of nowhere, away from the chaos and worries of everyday life, even if it’s just for a couple of days. Or in the summertime, when you want a quick two-day escape near tons of outdoor recreational opportunities like hiking & biking, cabins will give you a comfy place to stay in even the most secluded areas. If you’re experiencing a little bit of cabin fever at home, these remote lodges might be exactly what it is you’re looking for.
1. Emerald Lake Lodge, Yoho National Park, BC, Canada
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Emerald Lake Lodge is rustic and secluded deep within the Canadian Rockies. Sitting on the shores of the pristine mountain lake, their lodging has century-old fireplaces to warm up by (with complimentary firewood), a warm Jacuzzi hot tub to soak in, and several room options, including some with lake views and others that are pet-friendly. You can find rates & reservations on their website here.
2. Blue Sky Cabins, Montana
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Set by the foot of the Beartooth Mountains, these private cabins offer just the place to get away from it all in the heart of Big Sky Country. Their cabins are all spaced out really nicely, so you can relax with complete privacy and solitude. Each one varies in rates and amenities, but all have mountainous views, complete kitchens, and covered decks with gas BBQs & glider chairs. Check out all of their options here.
3. Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado
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Dunton Hot Springs is set in an old 1800’s ghost town with a mineral-rich hot springs you can soak in. They have a range of log cabins, all built around the old saloon & dance hall. The restored cabins were all hand built, and some were even established by the pioneer miners themselves. Each one has windows for views of the surrounding mountains and its own special homey furnishings. We recommend staying in the Well House Cabin, which has its own private hot springs – but you can take a look at all of their options here.
4. Pemi Cabins – Lincoln, New Hampshire
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When you want solitude and river views, stay in one of these cabins or cottages among the White Mountains of New England. Their comfy rentals overlook the beautiful Pemigewasset River, just next to the entrance of Franconia Notch State Park. They’re pet-friendly, with private baths, free WiFi and warm fireplaces that you can curl up next to with a warm cup of cocoa. Read more details on their website.
5. Tamarack Lodge, California
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Just across the street from Twin Lakes, Tamarack Lodge offers deluxe cabins & rooms on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas. They have 1, 2 and 3-bedroom cabins available, each with their own list of cozy amenities. The lodge also has ten European-style rooms you can stay in that come furnished with antique beds and warm patchwork quilts, and some have beautiful views overlooking the lake. Read more about them on their website.
6. Fireside Resort – Wilson, Wyoming
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Fireside Resort will give you solitude only minutes from Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole ski resort. Each of their 23 cabins comes with a fireplace, full kitchen, and a private deck with a propane grill & picnic table. After a long day on the slopes, these snug rentals offer the perfect place to come back and relax with flat screen TVs and a centrally located hot tub for guests to take a dip in. Get rates & reservations here.
7. Green Springs Inn & Cabins – Ashland, Oregon
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Hidden in the southern Cascades, Green Springs Inn rents out nine secluded cabins all built with their own milled lumber. The 1-bedrooms are powered by solar energy, and come with a king size bed, deep-jetted tub, wood burning stove, full kitchen and bathroom. If the weather’s not too cold, you can also get fresh air outside on the spacious decks with chairs and BBQs. Look into their availability and rates here.
8. Freestone Inn & Cabins – Methow Valley, Washington
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Freestone Inn rents out 36 cabins tucked away in Washington’s North Cascades. Each one has a beautiful lake or forest view, and all have a private veranda or deck & fireplace. Guests can enjoy a year-round hot tub overlooking Freestone Lake, plus a full-service restaurant and fireplaces in every unit. It’s a perfect home base if you’re looking to hit the slopes – the entire Methow Valley is a wonderland in the winter, with miles of well-groomed cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Read more about their accommodations here.
9. Evergreen Lodge – Groveland, California
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Winter is actually a prime time to visit Yosemite: you’ll avoid the summer crowds, and the park’s especially enchanting when it’s covered in a layer of fresh snow. Evergreen Lodge borders the park, with historic cabins & campsites in the woods and lots of outdoor opportunities close by in the Sierra Nevadas. Warm up in their Jacuzzi while you’re here, take a dip in their saltwater pool, and grab a drink from the walk-up pool bar. Start planning your next trip on their website.
10. Denali Grizzly Bear Resort – Alaska
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Family-owned & operated since ’68, the Grizzly Bear Resort is the premiere lodging of Denali National Park (located not far from the entrance). Visitors can stay in their cedar hotel, cozy cabins overlooking the Nenana River, or in any of their RV/tent sites for a real Last Frontier experience. During your stay, check out their general store, gift shop, and liquor store, and grab a bite to eat from the Food Truck Court. For rates & more info, check them out online here.
Ahh, I can already imagine warming up by the fireplace now. What about you? Would you love staying in any of these secluded mountain cabins?