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For those who don’t ski or board, snowshoeing can be a great way to get out and enjoy a dreamy winter wonderland. And, even if you do enjoy whizzing down the slopes, where there are ski resorts, there are usually opportunities to slip on a pair of snowshoes and trek through the unspoiled, snow-covered wilderness. With winter just around the corner, now is the time to book that perfect vacation rental that will allow you to snowshoe some of the most spectacular snowy landscapes.
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Just eight miles from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, West of West Lodge is surrounded by national forest with trails that, in the winter, can be used for snowshoeing. Then, with a short drive you can enjoy the endless opportunities in the park. The home has four bedrooms, sleeping up to eight, and offers breathtaking views of Lionhead Mountain. It has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook your meals, and even includes some supplies like organic spices. When you’re in the mood to relax, there’s an HDTV with satellite service, a vast movie collection and lots of things to keep the little ones happy, including games, toys and kids’ movies.
One of the most wish-listed Airbnbs in the United States, this unique cottage is a renovated historic schoolhouse. It was transformed into a fantastic two-bedroom Airbnb for up to six guests, complete with views of the Green Mountains for a magical winter wonderland escape. It sits on a 270-acre property, providing plenty of room for exploring on snowshoes, or you can hit the trails in the mountains. Afterward, come back and relax in the hot tub or barrel sauna on the private deck while surrounded by the snow-covered landscape. It comes with Wi-Fi and a Smart TV with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, streaming for your devices.
This two-bedroom A-frame cabin is only a 40-minute drive from the Salt Lake City Airport, nestled into the Wasatch Mountain Range among an aspen grove. It’s the ultimate tranquil winter wonderland escape, yet you’ll be less than five minutes from Solitude Mountain Resort, and less than seven minutes from the Brighton Resort and Nordic Center for all sorts of snow sports fun. The opportunities for snowshoeing while surrounded by spectacular scenery are nearly endless. While there is no TV, it does include Wi-Fi, along with a fully equipped kitchen.
Bring your snowshoes and enjoy access to the wealth of scenic trails in the Cascade Mountains around beautiful Skykomish at the Tye Haus A-Frame cabin. One of the coziest Airbnb cabins, it’s also the closest cabin with electricity to Steven’s Pass Ski Resort if you want to do some skiing too. Just being here among the snowy wonderland makes it worth the experience – you’ll even have a hot tub to soak in while enjoying the gorgeous surrounded views. When it’s time to head inside, you’ll have a Smart TV that includes Amazon Prime, Netflix and a DVD player, Wi-Fi, board games and a fully equipped kitchen.
While this house is popular for summer fun on the lake, it’s also ideal in the winter, just 15 minutes from Big Mountain Ski Resort and endless opportunities for snowshoeing. Downtown Whitefish with its restaurants and breweries is also just a 15-minute drive away. It accommodates up to eight and includes lots of luxurious amenities, with a hot tub to be added by the end of October 2020. There’s a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a spacious living room with access to the upper deck for enjoying the fresh mountain air.
Located on the slopes of the Teton Range, the Modern Mountain Retreat is surrounded by opportunities for snowshoeing. It’s just minutes from the Grand Targhee ski resort, Grand Teton National Park, Teton Village, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King Ski Resort. The powder is always great in the winter here and you’ll have all the comforts of home to enjoy it. It includes three bedrooms, accommodating up to six, along with an open plan kitchen and living room. Enjoy gorgeous mountain views, playing board games by the warmth of the woodstove (an ample supply of wood included).
Enjoy the snowy landscapes from this beautiful 3-bedroom lodge, less than a half-mile from downtown Government Camp and endless outdoor adventures from snowshoeing to skiing and boarding. It includes a full kitchen with a French press, coffeemaker, microwave and dishwasher. You can even hook your iPod or phone up to the Bluetooth speaker and crank up the music while you prepare your meals. In the family room is a flat-screen TV where you can watch your favorite shows or a movie – cable and a DVD player are included.
Located close to Yellowstone National Park, this luxurious mountain house is in Cooke City and provides the perfect base for a snowshoeing adventure. You can trek alongside one of the many creeks while watching for wildlife or head to magnificent frozen falls, typically anytime from early November through April. The home is right on the Bannock Trail which connects to all the Cooke City trails. It’s tucked in the woods and comes with a deck as well as a year-round sauna and hot tub that overlooks Soda Butte Creek. You’ll have a big-screen satellite TV with a DVD player and movie library, Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen too.
While postcard-perfect Stowe is popular for skiing and boarding, there’s lots of opportunities for snowshoeing, including the Stowe Recreational Path, a 5.3-mile-long path that’s mostly flat and level, for an easy and fun, family-friendly experience while surrounded by stunning wintry scenes. It features 3,000 square feet of space with five bedrooms sleeping up to 11 guests, with plenty of room for entertaining. One of the two master suites even has its own galley kitchen. It also includes a large rec room, fireplace, Wi-Fi, a cable TV, washer/dryer and a storage area for skis, snowshoes, etc.
Nestled in the White Mountains National Forest, this cozy cabin near Jackson, New Hampshire sits in a winter wonderland if there ever was one. It even includes snowshoes and a toboggan which can be used just steps from your door. If you want to ski or take part in other snow sports, Mount Washington is just a 5-minute drive away. Afterward, come back and soak up the warmth in your own private hot tub and then curl up by the gas fireplace. It includes cable TV and Wi-Fi too.
This charming one-bedroom log cabin sits on 70 private acres of unspoiled forest with snowshoeing/cross-country skiing and hiking trails, accessed right from your door. It backs to more undeveloped acres for even more snowshoeing opportunities. It sleeps up to four and includes a fully equipped spacious kitchen that has a Keurig coffeemaker and dishwasher. Coffee, tea, sugar, flour, spices, and condiments are provided too. For entertainment, there’s a large TV and Blu-ray/DVD player with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon apps (accessed with your account, plus several local channels.
The Black Hills of South Dakota brings many summer visitors to marvel at Mount Rushmore and a variety of warm weather attractions, but it’s also ideal for snow sports in the chillier months, including snowshoeing. This beautiful two-bedroom cabin is perfectly situated just five miles north of Nemo and 15 minutes from Deadwood, wonderfully tranquil for a wilderness experience filled with stunning views and outdoor adventure. The cabin has two bedrooms, plus a loft bed, and all the essential comforts of home plus a hot tub.
While you may not think of New Mexico as a place for snow sports, it offers skiing, boarding, snowshoeing and more, including in and around Taos Ski Valley. Writer’s Cabin is a great place to enjoy it, as the east duplex of a former dairy barn. It includes a 500-square-foot studio room, a kitchen and a bathroom with a shower. You’ll have a wood fire stove to cozy up to, wonderful after a day in the show.
Winter in the Bavarian town of Leavenworth is magical, with holiday festivities throughout the month of December, and while this cabin is remote and secluded, you’ll be just a short drive from all the fun. The handbuilt granite stone cabin, constructed into a rock face, includes a wood-fire heated hot tub and sits on 20 acres adjacent to the national forest for easy access to exploring on snowshoes. You’ll also have incredible views, Wi-Fi, and a fireplace.