When it’s so cold out that you’re doubling up on socks and dreading that 4pm sunset, hibernating in your apartment seems like the only real solution. Instead of succumbing to the winter doldrums, plan a vacation or a weekend away and embrace winter instead. After all, there’s something about cozying up to a warm fire in a picturesque Airbnb that sounds much more magical than doing the same thing at home. So get your wanderlust on and take a look at 8 magical winter Airbnb’s from Upstate NY to the Swiss Alps, there’s a place for even the most adventurous winter traveler.
- The Glass Cabin | Lost City, West Virginia
You know when you see those memes about running away as an adult, well what better place to run away and get lost for the weekend than the lost river? This treehouse set into the side of a wooden ridge will give you the perfect view of the falling snow and a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.
- Icelandic Apartment | Akureyri, Iceland
Can you think of anything more magical than seeing the aurora borealis from a secluded countryside cabin in Iceland?
- Geo Dome | Upstate NY
Imagine seeing the snow fall at your feet while you camp outside (minus the cold of course). In this upstate geo dome you can get the full glamping experience. If you’re an artist, there’s a full-service recording studio on the premises, a fiber arts workshop space, as well as weekly yoga classes.
- Phoenix Ridge Yurt | Creede, Colorado
Ever wanted to stay in a Yurt? Well, this is your chance! In this Airbnb, you’ll be staying on 27 acres of private land in the San Juan Mountains. Sounds pretty dreamy, right? In the winter you have to snowshoe or ski the last few miles to the place, but it’s worth it once you can relax without a soul in sight for a few days.
- Table on Ten | Bloomville, New York
After one too many crowded subway rides or taxis honking in your direction, sometimes you just need a break from the city. This rustic inn in upstate NY is the perfect place to get some much needed R&R. You’ll have three room options above a local sourced cafe, each as Instagram worthy as the next.
- Chalet Ulysse | Zermatt, Switzerland
Nothing says winter time quite like a Chalet in the Swiss Alps. With views of the Matterhorn right from your balcony and the ski-lift only 5 minutes away, you’ll pretty much be living in a winter wonderland. The Chalet fits 8 guests, so it’s the perfect place for a family trip or a getaway with your closest friends.
- Old Smock Windmill | Benenden, United Kingdom
Have your own version of “The Holiday” (sadly minus Jude Law) in this romantic renovated mill. Think exposed beams, a clawfoot tub, and a cozy fireplace all just an hour outside London.
- Modern Escape | British Columbia
Located on the Blaeberry river, this breathtaking cabin in the Canadian Rockies is the ultimate winter experience. Hike, canoe, raft, or explore one of five National Parks surrounding your cabin. You better believe that this place is what real peace and quiet is all about.