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8 Cozy Retreats For Winter From California to Vermont

With winter’s chilly days ahead—it’s time for skiing, snowboarding and brisk hikes followed by toasty fires (with marshmallows), hearty cuisine and big bathtubs. From quintessential mountains to seaside, and whether you’re traveling with family or friends this winter, below, something for all budgets. Grab your layers and embrace the chill.

Anvil, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
In downtown Jackson Hole and formerly a ‘50s ski hotel is now a hip, converted 49-room spread dressed in alpine modern; meaning handmade rugs, iron bed frames and custom Woolrich blankets. There’s also a Western-flared café serving local Snake River Roasting Co. coffee, a general store stocked with winter wares and a restaurant with a wood-burning oven.

Suttle Lodge, Sisters, Oregon
Situated inside central Oregon’s Deschutes National Forest, this rustic, 11-room timber lodge also has cheery lakeside cabins kitted with custom Pendleton blankets. For dinner, dig into soul-soothing seafood chowders and then gather around the lobby’s roaring fireplace for board games, rotating LPs and warm chocolate chip cookies.

Ventana Inn, Big Sur, California
Smack in the lush forest of Big Sur, this newly renovated 59-room inn features redwood floors, bronze and bamboo touches and wood-burning fireplaces. After a day of hiking, the kitchen serves locally sourced seafood and ingredients plucked from its onsite garden. Of course, the spa’s Japanese hot baths are a great way to warm your bones.

Field Guide, Stowe, Vermont
For some rustic charm, drop your bags in downtown Stowe’s aptly-titled Field Guide. The hotel’s 30-rooms, dressed up in bird motif wallpaper, papier-mâché taxidermy, gas fireplaces and soaking tubs are a perfect embrace. At night, it’s all about vintage board games or the outdoor hot tub. Before slumber, take the chill off underneath plush comforters.

Blackberry Farms, Walland, Tennessee
Set on 4,000 rolling acres with sweeping views of the Smoky Mountains, this luxe eco-resort has 51-rooms with accommodations ranging from cottages to 5-bedroom houses with stone chimneys and wooden chandeliers. To eat, the farm makes its own cheese and honey alongside tasty Southern dishes like tea-brined fried chicken. Afterwards, find s’mores around the bonfire and then sink into warm featherbeds.

Zero George, Charleston, South Carolina
Spread out over five, 19th century buildings this charming downtown boutique hotel has a smattering of 18- chic guestrooms with heart pine floors, detailed millwork, French-meets-nautical design and marble bathrooms. There’s also on-site cooking classes with seasonal fare and nearby, plenty of shopping and restaurant hopping.

Scribner’s Lodge, Hunter, New York
In the Catskills, this former ‘60s motor lodge has been reimagined as a design-savvy mountain retreat with 38 light-filled rooms, hand-woven tapestries and cast-iron stoves. Inside the cozy restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows, order from a highly-local menu. Afterwards, the communal fire pit is a perfect venue to sip hot cider.

Timber Cove Resort, Sonoma, California
Set along the rugged Pacific coastline, this newly renovated 46-room spread features antler chandeliers, midcentury sideboards, record players and local art. Day trips include foraging, long hikes and horse rides on the beach. For dinner, cozy up for hearty seafood stews and local wines followed by a nightcap around the massive fireplace.