There’s nothing cozier than coming back to a comfortable winter vacation rental after you’ve spent all day tackling the slopes in the bitter cold. From open fires to snuggly furniture and a good hearty home-cooked meal, these are the delights of winter holiday stays. Everyone is looking for something different with ski in and out vacation rentals, whether it be getting close and personal to the snow in an igloo or something warmer where you can savor your morning coffee.
If you're wondering what everyone else is bookmarking, Airbnb has reviewed its new ski in and out category and found the top 10 properties added to travelers' wishlists, which are inspiring travelers to venture to the snow, whether for a winter retreat or a new working view.
MICA (Chalets Micro-Element) CITQ 303134, Lac-Beauport, Canada
This minimalist and ultra-modern designed micro-house is located 25 minutes from Old Quebec and has sweeping views of Laurentian Park. Nestled amongst a forest, you won’t find a neighbor in sight, and there are over 12 miles of trails to explore from the mountain. An all-wheel drive or 4×4 is needed in the winter to access this tiny home, but you won’t be disappointed by your surroundings when you arrive.
Breathtaking Mountain Views In Cozy Birdbox, Gaular Norway
For something truly unique, this sculpture-like boxed home resembles a giant birdbox with reflective windows and views of spectacular mountains all around you. Keep in mind you will need to take a 15-minute hike to get to this location after you’ve parked the car, but the space provides a great opportunity to throw on your skis and explore the nearby trails from your door.
Snow Igloo, Pelkosenniemi, Finland
Have you ever wanted to stay in an ice dome? This snow igloo in Lapland has real beds and comes with LED lights and the potential of seeing the Northern Lights. Be prepared to sleep in negative-degree temperatures because the igloo is not just for decoration. Warm sleeping bags will be provided, but guests will need to bring their thermal layers.
Moose Haven Cabin @ 22 West, Colorado, United States
This A-framed wooden cabin is perfect for getting off the grid since its location is remote, around 9000 feet along the Park Range in the Rocky Mountains. A wood stove keeps the home cozy and warm, with the bathroom and shower house being a short walk outside. There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained in the state with the most ski resorts, such as sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing right from the cabin door.
Lipowe Wzgórze Limanowa, Mordarka, Poland
Nestled on the slope of the ski lift Lysa Góra Ski, this charming farm stay offers beautiful scenery of the mountains, meadows, and forests and comes equipped with a fireplace, a sauna, billiards, and an open kitchen (it’s also close enough to order dinner in). The name of the house comes from an almost 100-year-old lime tree on the property, which was planted in honor of Poland regaining independence after WW1.
Modern House With Unreal View Of Lone Peak, Montana, United States
This custom-built chalet offers incredible views of Lone Peak, which you can enjoy from a spacious deck fitted with a hot tub, grill and kids slide. With the closest neighbor being 200 yards away, you’re still within close distance to ski in and ski out, where you can ski down 0.3 miles to the ski lift. When guests aren’t using their skis, they can cozy up next to the indoor and outdoor fireplaces while taking in the Big Sky views.
The Fox A-Frame – An Intimate Mountain Retreat, Colorado, United States
If you want to explore the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, look no further than this Breckenridge escape, which was named one of Colorado’s best Airbnb’s by Conde Nast Traveler. Breckenridge Ski Resort is 5 minutes away, and there is also close access to Mohawk Lakes and Quandary Peak trailheads. This triangle-styled cabin comes fitted with modern décor and beautiful earthy tones to compliment the nature that surrounds it.
Bryce Mountain Retreat With Amazing Views, Virginia, United States
With five bedrooms and mountain views from every floor, this mountain vacation home is great for big families or a group of friends looking for a short distance to the ski runs (5 minutes to Bryce Resort). A contemporary home with unique touches and designs, the large windows are the main attraction where you will get lost gazing at the surrounding mountain views.
Authentic A-Frame – To Unwind And Recharge, California, United States
A-Frame homes are proving to be popular on Airbnb’s wishlists, with this one-bedroom cabin offering a cozy stay just 5 minutes to Snow Valley and Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park. It’s also 30 minutes from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Despite its size, it comes with all the amenities you need, including a full-sized kitchen, digital projector, and outdoor grill.
Private Stunning Cabin By Hunter Mountain/Hot Tub, New York, United States
Located 7 minutes away from one of New York’s favorite skiing spots, Hunter Mountain, this enormous home offers high ceilings and tall windows for watching the snow fall, an outdoor hot tub, an eye-catching fireplace, and a kitchen to dream of.
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