Reclaimed Timber Carriage House in Bozeman, MT
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Reclaimed Timber Carriage House in Bozeman, MT
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WINTER QUARTERS

Baby, it's cold outside, but there are plenty of cozy Airbnbs that may even make you wish for frigid temperatures and a blanket of snow. Hot tubs and saunas? Check. Fireplaces galore? You bet. Whether your winter getaway calls for a cabin in the woods, a snug and sleek city apartment, or something in between, we've found 20 of the best spots to stay warm.

Cozy Storybook Castle in Ellington, CT
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COZY STORYBOOK CASTLE


Ellington, CT
If you can't fly to England or Ireland to fulfill your castle dreams, this quaint Connecticut version is a worthy stand-in for up to six guests. Built in 1917, it has a modern kitchen, a large formal dining room, three themed bedrooms, and a stone porch (guarded by a knight, of course). Warm yourself by the large stone fireplace after a wintry walk in the woods.

Lost River Modern Cabin in Lost City, WV
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LOST RIVER MODERN CABIN


Lost City, WV
Two hours from Washington, D.C., this two-bedroom, two-bathroom prefab cabin is the ultimate winter getaway for anyone who loves sleek, modern design. It sleeps up to four (plus kids upon request). Watch the snow through a wall of windows, stargaze from the large deck, cozy up and watch a movie in the media room, or take a soak in the outdoor hot tub.

Urban Cowboy Luxury Eco Home in New York, NY
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URBAN COWBOY LUXURY ECO HOME


New York, NY
Make this polished pad for two in the heart of trendy East Village your base for winter explorations of New York City. Cozy up on the leather couch and stream your favorite show or movie, enjoy a long shower in the bathroom with heated floors, or dive into bed under a thick Siberian down comforter. Easily walk to Union Square, Soho, Chelsea, and other notable neighborhoods.

Underground Hygge in Orondo, WA
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UNDERGROUND HYGGE


Orondo, WA
Built into a mountainside in the Columbia River Gorge, this cozy Hobbit-style getaway for two has a charming round doorway, cozy stone fireplace, carved wooden sink, inviting tub, and breathtaking views from the patio. Note that there's a short, steep hike from the parking area, and four-wheel-drive vehicles are necessary in the winter.

Tiny Fern Forest Treehouse in Lincoln, VT
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TINY FERN FOREST TREEHOUSE


Lincoln, VT
Twinkling lights will welcome you to this diminutive tree house southeast of Burlington. A single bed downstairs and a cozy queen in the loft sleep three people. Hop in the hot tub under the outdoor pergola and gaze up at the stars. A short walk gives visitors access to a private bathroom with a shower, and skiing at Sugarbush Resort is under 40 minutes away.

Ski-In, Ski-Out Cabin in Breckenridge, CO
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SKI-IN, SKI-OUT CABIN


Breckenridge, CO
Suit up for a day on the slopes in this apartment that sleeps four -- it's only 100 yards to the lifts. Not into skiing? Walk two blocks to downtown Breckenridge. Warm up after all the action in front of the gas fireplace or head to the pool and hot tub complex, where you'll have access to a heated indoor/outdoor pool and three hot tubs. Drift off to dreamland in the sleeping loft, made from reclaimed wood beams.

High Hemlock Cabin in Highlands, NC
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HIGH HEMLOCK CABIN


Highlands, NC
This meticulously decorated two-bedroom cabin sleeps four and is the epitome of rustic chic, with shiplap walls, exposed beams, leather furniture, and more. A soaking tub, wood-burning stone fireplace, and plush hotel-style robes will keep you warm on cold winter days. Take a 5-minute walk into town for shopping and dining or explore the nearby waterfalls and surrounding Nantahala National Forest.

Nautique Sky Cabin in Fairbanks, AK
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NAUTIQUE SKY CABIN


Fairbanks, AK
You'll forgo some conveniences at this off-the-grid cabin -- there's no running water or electricity, and the toilet is in an outhouse -- but this cozy spot for four north of Fairbanks offers the once-in-a-lifetime experience to step outside and watch the Northern Lights, go dog-sledding or cross-country skiing, try out winter biking and more. A short boardwalk leads to a wood-burning cedar hot tub, too.

Hygge Chalet and Scandinavian Sauna in Grant, CO
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HYGGE CHALET AND SCANDINAVIAN SAUNA


Grant, CO
This recently remodeled Rocky Mountain chalet is just an hour outside of Denver, perfect for an escape from the city. The modern interior sleeps four and features a gas stove, well-stocked kitchen and bathroom. Drive to Breckenridge for skiing or relax on the 3.5 forested acres. Once the day is done, warm up in the traditional Finnish steam sauna.

Modern Shack in Narrowsburg, NY
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MODERN SHACK


Narrowsburg, NY
Just a 2-hour drive from New York City, this charming "shack" is set on 7 acres and features quirky modern decor. It sleeps up to three, but two more can sleep in the "shed" 20 feet away. A wood-burning stove, Nest thermostat, and deep soaking tub will keep you plenty warm in the winter, but four-wheel drive is best in case of deep snow.

Reclaimed Timber Carriage House in Bozeman, MT
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RECLAIMED TIMBER CARRIAGE HOUSE


Bozeman, MT
This gorgeous carriage house checks off all the boxes for a winter getaway: Mountains, wildlife, and a short drive to dining, shopping and world-class skiing. Feeling really adventurous? Go snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park, just an hour away. The cozy interior sleeps two and has a gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and sleek, modern bathroom.

Poconos Cabin with Sauna in Gouldsboro, PA
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POCONOS CABIN WITH SAUNA


Gouldsboro, PA
The ideal place for a group of up to six to crash after skiing at nearby Camelback, this traditional two-bedroom chalet has a wood-burning stove inside and a wood-fired sauna with a cooling tub outside. You'll also have an updated kitchen and bathroom, Wi-Fi, and 12 wooded acres to explore -- all just a couple of hours from Philadelphia and New York City.

Gingerbread Cottage in Port Roberts, WA
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GINGERBREAD COTTAGE


Port Roberts, WA
This impossibly picturesque little cottage sleeps two and is bound to keep visitors warm this winter with radiant heated hardwood floors, a clawfoot bathtub, a gas fireplace, and a deck with an outdoor heat lamp. Outside, explore the stunning cedar groves and Pacific beaches, or head across the nearby Canadian border to explore Vancouver.

Lake Tahoe Eco View Home in Tahoma, CA
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LAKE TAHOE ECO VIEW HOME


Tahoma, CA
The view of Lake Tahoe from this modern, three-bedroom home's deck will be stunning no matter the season. Up to six people can enjoy a little luxury here after skiing at nearby Homewood Mountain, Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. Warm up in the private hot tub or in front of the wood-burning fireplace, or cook a tasty meal in the gleaming chef's kitchen.

The Thatch House in Charlevoix, MI
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THE THATCH HOUSE


Charlevoix, MI
Get a group together and splurge on this unique six-bedroom home overlooking Lake Michigan. It sleeps a dozen or more guests, and loads of stone and dark wood beams give it a distinctly cozy feel in the winter. Warm yourself in front of one of three stone fireplaces, catch a movie in the downstairs theater room, or check out the skiing, sledding, ice skating, and other winter activities nearby.

Heart Mountain Japanese Cabin in Powell, WY
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HEART MOUNTAIN JAPANESE CABIN


Powell, WY
Looking for a little zen with your winter retreat? This cabin for two in the Big Horn Basin might be just the ticket. Stave off winter's chill in the shower for two, cedar sauna or Japanese soaking tub, or bundle up and enjoy the view of the grasslands from the front deck. It's also in a "quiet camping" zone, which means you're assured peace and quiet every day after sunset.

Luxury Apartment Rental in Chicago, IL
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LUXURY APARTMENT RENTAL


Chicago, IL
The Windy City's notorious winters will be a little more bearable in this 1,600-foot apartment, which sleeps up to eight. When you're done museum-hopping, strolling the Magnificent Mile or scarfing down deep-dish pizza, it's an ideal space to thaw out. There are heated floors throughout, and a magazine-worthy bathroom boasts a rainfall shower and large sauna.

Luxe Blue Ridge Yurt in Afton, VA
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LUXE BLUE RIDGE YURT


Afton, VA
If a yurt sounds a little chilly in the winter, think again: This luxury yurt on a Virginia farmstead is heated and even has a wood-fired stove for extra warmth. But that's not all -- there's a hot tub down a short path, too. A bedroom and loft sleep up to four, and there's a fully equipped kitchen. Skiing and snowboarding are just 20 minutes away at Wintergreen Resort.

Romantic Nashville Cottage in Nashville, TN
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ROMANTIC NASHVILLE COTTAGE


Nashville, TN
This cozy cottage that sleeps four just a few miles from downtown Nashville is the ideal spot for an urban escape this winter. There's an electric fireplace inside and a fire pit in a private courtyard outside. The rustic-modern decor features shiplap, gold fixtures and even an old stock tank bathtub where you can soak all your troubles away.

Rustic Chic Barn in Tivoli, NY
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RUSTIC CHIC BARN


Tivoli, NY
This open-concept barn in the Hudson Valley sleeps up to six and is a spot-on blend of rustic charm and modern amenities. A wood-burning stove keeps things plenty cozy when it's cold, and there are outdoor fire pits, too. Another way to warm up: in a claw-foot tub or under the rain showerhead. If the snow's not too deep, walk to town and grab a treat at the bakery or general store.