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New Year’s Eve is all about glitter, champagne and parties. But let’s face it, by the time the last day of the year rolls around, a lot of us are burned out. If this sounds like you, go off the grid and spend your holiday in a cozy winter cabin set out in the woods. Bring your significant other, your family and friends—or just a good book. Here are 8 amazing winter cabins around the country that you can book now on Travelocity.
Where: 3 hrs from Portland; 35 mins from Bend
Near Bend, Oregon, is home to Sunriver Resort where you can ski, snowmobile, sled, ice skate and have all the snowy winter fun you want. But when you’re done, head home to this magnificently woodsy log cabin, where literally everything is made of logs. The winter cabin comes complete with stone fireplaces, antlers and views of the majestic Oregon mountains.
Where: 1 hr from Killington, VT; 1 hr from Stowe
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost said that, and one might imagine he found these winter cabins off the road less traveled as his inspiration (though he didn’t). Hang out here for a ski weekend or just soak in the outdoor spa tub and stare out into the beautiful nothingness of the Vermont woods. If that’s not relaxing enough, you can get an in-room massage right in your cabin.
Where: 1 hr from Reno
With five bedrooms and bathrooms, a spa tub and floor-to-ceiling windows, this is elevated cabin life—and we haven’t even mentioned yet how chic Lake Tahoe is in winter. Use this Zephyr Cover winter cabin as your base as you discover skiing and snowboarding, fine dining and drinking, and gorgeous panoramic views everywhere you turn.
Where: 1.5 hours from Denver
Breckenridge is a quaint, Alpine ski resort in the mountains of Colorado. You’ll find tons of shopping and dining in the walkable town center and, of course, snow sports of all sorts. This cozy (yet large) log cabin retreat brings you close to the action but you still get that feeling of being one with nature. With a hot tub, fire pit, pool table, huge kitchen and six bedrooms, this winter cabin retreat is perfect for hosting a long weekend with friends.
Where: 1 hr from Yellowstone National Park
In the Rocky Mountains you will find Big Sky ski resort, and you’ll also find the Powder Ridge Cabins. This little village of log cabins boasts breathtaking mountain views and beautifully decorated interiors with modern amenities.
Where: 15 mins from Dollywood
Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a sight to behold, and in the winter it’s a quiet and peaceful retreat as most tourists tend to visit in the warmer months. This cozy cabin boasts amazing panoramic views from the private balcony, fire pit and floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. If you’re feeling fun and fancy free after all the relaxation, head over to nearby Dollywood.
Where: 4 hrs from Minneapolis; 1.5 hrs from Superior National Forest
Talk about secluded. You’ll feel like you’re at the edge of the earth here as you take in the most stunning views of Lake Superior right on the Canadian border. Take a drive to Superior National Forest where you can go snowshoeing or mushing and skijoring, which are fancy words for dog sledding. You might even see a moose.
Where: 2.5 hrs from NYC
The Catskills Mountains Scenic byway is just that: scenic. For a true getaway from the city, head to the Catskills and marvel at the wintry landscape. There’s also plenty of hiking, weather permitting. As the name promises, this beautiful two-bedroom cabin on 20 acres of land offers stunning views of a 1,000-acre forest from a cliff, plus modern amenities and total relaxation, including onsite massages.
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