Whether you're walking through a winter wonderland or just wish you were, I think we can all agree that just because summer's over, that's no reason to stay put. But instead of the classic beach trip, we wanted to put together a list of winter getaways that speak to our true winter selves: cozy hotels perfect for hibernating. Sure, some of them offer scenic spots to hike and plenty of winter sports, but let's be real. Sometimes the vacation you need is one spent nestled under a blanket with a cup of cocoa or a glass of wine. So hop into your footie pajamas, put on the kettle, and get inspired to take one these uber cozy winter getaways:
Best spot to curl up with a cuppa: your room's chaise lounge or wingback chair of course
Roaring fireplace count: 8 (only the smallest room and the standard queen rooms are without an in-suite fireplace)
How to spend a lazy winter's day: Try a little cross-country skiing at October Mountain State Forest just 2.5 miles from the inn.
Best spot to curl up with a cuppa: the lobby's lavender counch by the fireplace (maybe pair it with some lavender tea for ultra relaxing vibes?)
Roaring fireplace count: 2—one in Room 3 and then a large, main fireplace in the lobby
How to spend a lazy winter's day: Book a snowmobile tour and get up close to a winter wonderland without having to hoof it!
Best spot to curl up with a cuppa: the outdoor firepit where elegant wooden rockers are each outfitted with their own ultra thick and fuzzy blankets to cuddle up with
Roaring fireplace count: 7, not to mention the Deluxe Grand rooms, Gore Creek Suite, Deluxe King Dormer rooms, and Talisa two-bedroom suite all have in-room fireplaces
How to spend a lazy winter's day: Make a special trip to the spa where multiple rooms offer views of gorgeous mountain scenery and the relaxation lounge has its own (you guessed it) roaring fireplace.
Best spot to curl up with a cuppa: sneak it up to the treehouse where you can pretend to be a kid again
Roaring fireplace count: 7, including 2 fire pits (one at Bear Cave and one at Raccoon Loft)
How to spend a lazy winter's day: If it's not too chilly, try a game of horseshoes on the ground, but if it is, stay curled up in front of the fire in your private cabin.
Best spot to curl up with a cuppa: if you're in the Spring or Diamond room, your private porch; otherwise we say cuddle up next to the piano in the lounge
Roaring fireplace count: Just one, but it's California so who says it needs to be chilly for romantic winter getaways to be cozy?
How to spend a lazy winter's day: Explore any of the 400 wineries with tasting rooms in Napa Valley!