12 Amazing Airbnbs in the U.S. for a Winter Escape
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While it might be hard to imagine winter when you’re still enduring the heat of summer, or Indian summer as the case may be, now is the perfect time to start thinking about a snowy getaway in the U.S. If the thought of cozying up under a cashmere throw, perhaps next to the warmth of a fire while watching the snow fall outside gets you smiling, you’ll definitely want to book one of these Airbnbs. From the Pacific Northwest to the Rockies and postcard-perfect New England, you’ve got some great options for a winter wonderland escape.
If watching the northern lights is on your bucket list, it would be hard to find better than this cozy cabin in the small town of the North Pole, Alaska near Fairbanks. The hosts run a tour company and can help arrange excursions too. It includes one bedroom and one loft, accommodating up to four guests and has a large deck for watching the colorful lights dance across the sky in the winter. There’s a full kitchen with everything you need to cook your meals, a living room with a TV, DVD player and movies, and you’ll have a washer/dryer along with Wi-Fi too.
This renovated historic schoolhouse was transformed into a fabulous two-bedroom Airbnb for up to six guests and is sure to provide an unforgettable winter wonderland escape. Located in the countryside with views of the Green Mountains on a 270-acre property, it has a private deck with a hot tub and panoramic barrel sauna, perfect for relaxing while surrounded by the snowy landscape. The interior has vaulted ceilings and wood floors and an abundance of natural light, along with Wi-Fi and a SmartTV with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, streaming for your devices.
This unique and stunning Airbnb has been featured on HGTV, DIY Network, in Time and Outside Magazine. And no wonder, it’s would hard to dream up a more perfect winter wonderland fantasy. The two-story treehouses sits on five wooded acres just minutes from Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort and within a half-hour’s drive to Glacier National Park, close to the amenities in both Columbia Falls and Whitefish. While it can accommodate up to four, it’s ideal for a romantic getaway. It has a spiral staircase custom crafted around a giant Douglas fir tree with 500-square-feet of living space, two outside deck areas, one accessed from the master suite, a full kitchen, Wi-Fi and TV.
Located in Timber Lane Village, the closest cabin with electricity to Steven’s Pass Ski Resort, the Tye Haus A-Frame Cabin is ideal for those looking for a ski vacation in the Cascade Mountains. Or bring your snowshoes and enjoy access the wealth of scenic trails found throughout the area. One of the top mountain Airbnbs in Washington State, it is nestled in a spectacular winter wonderland. You’ll have a hot tub to relax in while enjoying the views afterward, along with a SmartTV that includes Amazon Prime, Netflix and a DVD player, Wi-Fi, board games and a fully equipped kitchen.
If you’re craving peace, tranquility and snow in a place that will make you feel you’ve finally managed to escape the rat race, this tiny off-grid house nestled in the woods is ideal. While you’ll be immersed in a winter wonderland far away from it all, you won’t have to sacrifice the comforts of home. It includes a small kitchen with a mini-fridge, electric stove and the essentials for cooking along with a queen-size bed and a bench with padding, accommodating two comfortably or a maximum of three guests. Wi-Fi is available through Verizon Hotspot, but this is the perfect place to ditch the electronics and immerse yourself in nature for a while.
For a romantic east coast getaway, this white pine cabin is tucked into a hill in the Adirondacks close to Lake Placid, minutes from downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating and downtown Saranac Lake for shopping, dining and browsing art galleries. Enjoy picturesque views of the mountains and lake with lots of privacy thanks to trees bordering the cabin on three sides, with the lake out front and a rocky wooded hillside to the back. It has a living room with a fireplace, cable TV Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, and laundry facilities. Shoveling and plowing services are also included.
This two-bedroom A-frame cabin is just 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport tucked into the Wasatch Mountain Range among an aspen grove providing a tranquil winter wonderland escape. You’ll be just four minutes from Solitude Mountain Resort, and less than seven minutes from the Brighton Resort and Nordic Center for all sorts of snow sports fun. It includes Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, and large decks in both the front and back.
A popular dome house Airbnb in the U.S., this two-bedroom Geodesic Dome can accommodate up to four guests. It is located on a private, peaceful lot within short walking distance to the Deschutes River Trail while providing easy access to the Phil’s Trail system. There’s a deck for sipping your morning coffee, a fireplace with wood provided, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, TV and Wi-Fi.
This unique and contemporary three-bedroom home sits in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest alongside Ball Mountain Brook just 10 minutes from skiing at Stratton Mountain. It includes a sauna and Jacuzzi tub for relaxing after enjoying the slopes, along with many other perks. Hang out on the deck by the fire pit under the stars, play bumper-pool or darts and take advantage of the 60″ TV with Xbox 360 and Blu-Ray. There’s a large open kitchen, dining room and living area, as well as a washer/dryer, and Wi-Fi.
For those who want immediate access to the slopes at Mammoth Lakes, this ski-in, ski-out condo providing access to Canyon or Eagle Lodge is a great choice. It includes two bedrooms plus a loft, accommodating up to seven guests, along with a wood-burning fireplace with wood supplied, LED TVs, a DVD player and a balcony for enjoying the spectacular views and fresh air. You’ll also have access to a year-round indoor spa and sauna, Universal Gym and a central laundry room.
This cabin is located just a short drive north of Red Lodge in Roberts. While it offers lots of charm and historic character, originally built in 1865 with a quintessential log cabin exterior, the inside has been beautifully renovated. In the winter, it’s best for a couples’ stay as the cabin itself includes one bedroom and there is a detached seasonal bunkhouse for two additional guests available May through October. You’ll have a hot tub for soaking under the stars or just enjoying the warmth while the snow falls, as well as a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV and a washer/dryer.
Enjoy access to some of the country’s best skiing in this gorgeous five-bedroom home that’s only a mile from downtown Aspen with its upscale shops and outstanding restaurants, nestled in the aspen and pine trees. It sleeps up to 10 and includes all the comforts of home and then some, including a full kitchen and laundry facilities. After a day out on the slopes, you can come back to enjoy the peace and quiet while sipping hot cocoa or wine by the fireplace or play a game of pool. With a Jacuzzi bath in the master bedroom, you’ll find the perfect place to soothe those sore muscles too.