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12 cozy cabins for your next winter escape

Picture yourself by a crackling fireplace, sipping hot chocolate while enjoying snowy views outside your window. Sounds nice, right? This could be your reality this winter by booking one of these cozy escapes for you and your loved ones. From a secluded cabin in the California mountains to an authentic mountain home in Austria, there’s no better time to explore these warm and inviting hideaways around the globe than this winter.

1. La Cabañita: Architectural Cabin in the Trees | USA

As seen in Architectural Digest, this guesthouse will make you feel one with nature. Located in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California in the San Jacinto mountains, here you’ll have the opportunity to wake up every morning to a view of Lily Rock (a well-known mountain for rock climbers) thanks to the expansive wall of windows. The cabin is located in a quiet, secluded area but it’s just a short walk into the quaint town of Idyllwild-Pine Cove. You’ll instantly fall in love with this beautiful home and the nature all around it. For more info, check them out on Instagram @Idyllwildcabanita.

The wall of windows at La Cabanita in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA looking out at snowy trees.

2. Chalet in the Fer-à-Cheval Cirque | France

Make your way to France to stay at this authentic chalet in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. Surrounded by rock faces that are 1,640-2,300 feet high and summits of 9,800 feet, you’ll get lost in the serenity of the Alps. When you cozy up in this cabin, get ready for breathtaking views and a great place to stay and chill to disconnect from the world. 

The outside view of Calet in the Fer-a-Cheval Cirque looking out at snowy mountains.

3. Modern wooden villa at the edge of wilderness | Finland

This contemporary home is located at the foot of Kiilopää fell in Inari, Finland. This cabin was designed for you to enjoy views of the northern lights from the comfort of your own home with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the house. One of the main features is the panoramic sauna with wood and electric stoves, ensuring a warm stay during your winter retreat. Check out more pictures of the cabin on Instagram @kiilopaa_villas.

4. Chic Cabin on Callicoon Creek | USA

Set on a small, private road, this cabin dates back to the 1800s. Located in Callicoon, New York, this home features a hearthstone wood-burning stove, a private 2-person hot tub and 3 acres available for you to explore. Make your way down to Callicoon Creek, located right below the cabin, and watch the fly fishermen cast for rainbow trout or try it out for yourself, if you’re up for the challenge. And even though it was built in the 1800s, it was recently renovated, making it a modern escape in the middle of the woods, perfect for a secluded romantic stay or small family getaway.

The outside view of the Chic Cabin on Callicoon Creek in New York State.

5. MICA – Panoramic view close to Quebec City | Canada

Located in the heart of the Boreal Forest and just 25 minutes outside of Old Quebec, Canada, this beautiful tiny home offers a minimalistic design, clean lines and large windows allowing the house to blend in seamlessly with the nature around it. You can cozy up by the fireplace and enjoy the panoramic views of Laurentian Park and some of the most breathtaking sunsets you’ve ever seen. 

In the mood for a day trip? Head into Old Quebec to explore Château Frontenac (one of the most photographed hotels), take a ride on the toboggan slides located in Terrase Dufferin or take a tour of the famous Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral. With this getaway, you’ll get the best of city life and the relaxing seclusion of the forest.

Outside view of MICA, a cabin located outside of Quebec with a sunset in the background and snowy trees around it.

6. Wild Nurture Eco Luxury Offgrid Log Cabin | Scotland

This stunning offgrid cabin is located on a 600 acre private estate with 360 degree views of Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Scotland, and the Nevis Range. As a home that’s only entering its second year as a rental, you’ll be welcomed with pristine conditions and comfort beyond belief. This cabin is energy efficient as it’s mainly powered by solar power with a micro-hydro system. Visit the Wild Nurture cabin for a romantic honeymoon, family vacation or a personal retreat.

7. Canyon Creek Cabins: #1 | USA

Originally built as a fishing cabin in the 1970s, this renovated design-focused home is located within the lush North Cascade mountains in Granite Falls, Washington. The interior of the cabin was carefully curated by the owners with uniquely designed furniture, textiles and art from their design shops in Seattle. And if you’re looking for fun activities, this home is located just minutes outside the small town of Granite Falls and 20-30 minutes from some of the most scenic hiking trails in the state. Check out their Instagram page @canyoncreekcabins for more info and pics. 

The interior of Canyon Creek Cabins #1 in Washington State featuring a wood burning fireplace and wood panels on the wall.

8. Halvardhytta – Fjærland Cabins | Norway

This cabin is located in Fjærland, Norway, and offers jaw-dropping views and quiet surroundings. You’ll be in awe of the glacier views and the fjord located right outside your door. There are hiking trails by the property and even a floating sauna, which we recommend frequenting as much as possible during your stay. 

The exterior view of Halvardhytta - Fjærland Cabins in Norway with snow capped mountains in the background and a river below the house.

9. Nana’s Cabin | USA

Nana’s Cabin, located in Talkeetna, Alaska, is the ultimate spot for serenity and zen. Take a step outside and enjoy the private pond and half-mile walking trail on the property, allowing you to take in the crisp Alaskan fresh air. Built in 1991 for the builder’s mother (hence the name), this log cabin will make you feel right at home. Bonus: the host is a yoga instructor and offers weekly classes, private lessons, yoga therapy and custom workshops. If you’re interested, you can reach out during your stay!

The outside of Nana's Cabin in Alaska with a snowy landscape around the house.

10. Cozy wood cabin with fireplace and Danube panorama | Hungary

Built in 1975, this house is located in Nagymaros, Hungary, and offers breathtaking views of the Danube River and Pilis Mountains. This home was renovated recently, making it modern and comfortable for you and your fellow guests. Put your feet up by the fireplace and enjoy Hungary’s natural beauty. 

The inside of a cozy wood cabin in Hungary.
Picture courtesy of Deer Mountain Retreat and Tamás Kóczián (IG: @tamaskoczian). 

11. Mountain Soul | USA

Mountain Soul is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Built in 2018, this cabin offers everything you need for relaxation for your body, mind and soul. It’s conveniently located near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, so you can spend some time in either town. The main feature of the house is the wrap-around porch, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding nature and a hot tub that sits on it.

Get the most out of your stay by going on one of the many hikes and trails throughout Gatlinburg, such as the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail – home to two of the most famous waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains. Or if you’re looking for something less outdoorsy, take a trip to Dollywood, a Dolly Parton-themed amusement park nearby.

The outside of a cabin located in Tennessee with mountains in the background.

12. Beautiful Cabin in Chiloé – Dalcahue – Teguel | Chile

Make your way to Chile to stay at this beautiful cabin in Teguel Bajo, a small community just 3 miles from the town of Dalcahue. This home was specially designed so that it has the best views of the Dalcahue Canal. The floor-to-ceiling windows located at the front of the cabin make you feel like you’re a part of the surrounding nature. And don’t leave without taking a dip in the hot tub, located outside on your private porch. 

The inside of a cabin located in Chile with a wall of windows looking out to a nearby lake.

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These accommodations, websites and activities are suggestions and Faye is in no way associated with them. This post is meant to give you ideas and inspiration on how to make the most of your cozy cabin stay. 

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