- 1 / 13Historical Grafton HomeFilled with canopied beds, rich barnwood panelling, and stunning wall-to-wall windows, this refurbished 19th-century farmhouse might be difficult to leave. But Grafton, a historic Vermont town frequented for its cross-country skiing, enchanting architecture, and local cheese, is only steps away from the front door and well worth the walk.
Plan Your Trip: Vermont
- 2 / 13Funky Luxury in AspenAspen has long topped the charts as one of the country’s favorite wintertime destinations, but finding a rental that’s unique can be tricky. Enter this eclectic eight-person stunner. While its ski-in ski-out location and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains are key selling points, the funky decor and light-filled rooms are what makes the chalet distinctive. Moroccan rugs, sheepskin throws, and vibrant art cover almost every surface, so exploring the house is nearly as exciting as hitting the slopes.
Plan Your Trip: Aspen
- 3 / 13Party House in LeavenworthGrab 15 of your closest friends: Na-Mu Lodge is calling. Located in Leavenworth, a Bavarian town in Washington known for its Oktoberfest and outdoor winter sports, this custom-designed palace offers sleek open spaces and fantastic views of Tumwater Canyon. According to the owners, the house was specifically designed for fun times; guests are encouraged to get rowdy in the massive open-plan living room or get cozy next to the house’s outdoor fireplace.
Plan Your Trip: Leavenworth
- 4 / 13Off-the-Grid Alaskan EscapeAlthough the words “off-the-grid” might conjure images of wooden shacks and hand-dug latrines, this modern getaway on Alaska’s Kenai Lake is nothing if not full service. So the restroom isn’t exactly luxurious (OK, it’s an outhouse), but what the cabin lacks in modern facilities it makes up for with its peaceful energy and breathtaking location. Perfect for those seeking starry skies and wintry solitude.
Plan Your Trip: Alaska
- 5 / 13Sleepover in BozemanYou won’t be plastering the outside of this Airbnb with crayon-scribbled “Girls Only!” or “No Grown-Ups!!” signs, but this treehouse cabin could appease anyone’s inner kid. It’s also functionally off the grid— there is no running water or electricity— but the rustic decor and clean design make this old-school experience more than comfortable. The cabin includes a wraparound porch, a swing, and mountain scenery—perfect for a family adventure or a grown-up slumber party.
Plan Your Trip: Bozeman
- 6 / 13The Asheville A-FrameSatisfying a craving for great beer and great hikes is a cinch while staying at this stunning Asheville cabin. (Sierra Nevada Brewery and Blue Ridge Parkway are five and 10 minutes away, respectively.) It’s located just a few minutes from the vibrant downtown, but is far enough away from the main strip for natural seclusion. The sleek design, comfy patio, and floor-to-ceiling A-frame windows aren’t bad, either.
Plan Your Trip: Asheville
- 7 / 13Lakeside and Light-Filled in TruckeeJust a quick drive away from a number of Tahoe’s best ski resorts, Truckee is the perfect home base for any indecisive adventurer. Even better? When that home base features skylight ceilings, lofted bedrooms, cushy amenities, and an incomparable view of Donner Lake.
Plan Your Trip: Truckee
- 8 / 13Adventure Epicenter in KillingtonCalling this listing “Killington Vermont Traditional Log Home” is charming, but with space enough to sleep 17 and fit an indoor rock-climbing wall, we’re thinking the title might be a tad misleading. Not only does this wooden lodge give off major sleepaway camp vibes (in the best way), it’s also steps from the Killington Resort gondola. But, honestly, with all the wild amenities included in this house, why leave?
Plan Your Trip: Killington
- 9 / 13Pretty Penthouse in BreckenridgeSki-in ski-out can be a vague term overused by vacation rental sites, but when the listing in question has a balcony that quite literally overlooks a ski run, you know it’s the real thing. At this beautifully decorated condo, guests can watch skiers and snowboarders zip down some of Colorado’s finest slopes, join in on the fun, or take a quick walk into downtown Breckenridge for some nourishing local fare.
Plan Your Trip: Breckenridge
- 10 / 13Domed Tiny House in TaosFor those curious about tiny-house living, this secluded, dome-shaped retreat in Taos, New Mexico, is the perfect introduction. It’s only 30 feet in diameter, but the space contains everything a guest might need for a peaceful getaway, including a cozy kitchen, lofted bedroom, and clawfoot tub. The little dome is also in close proximity to Taos Ski Valley for those looking to hit the slopes, as well as a range of natural attractions that make for some great winter hikes.
Plan Your Trip: Taos
- 11 / 13Dreamy Retreat to TivoliThe bright yellow front door is just a hint of what awaits guests at this dreamy Hudson River Valley cottage. The whole place is decorated from top to bottom with funky souvenirs from around the world, giving it a colorful bohemian feel. Renters can hang out on the indoor hammock, toast marshmallows on the bank of the nearby river, or simply spend the whole weekend cozied up next to the wood-burning fireplace.
Plan Your Trip: Hudson Valley
- 12 / 13Escape to the RedwoodsMake like Thoreau and book yourself a few nights at this tiny wooden cabin nestled deep into Mendocino’s redwoods. For those seeking activities, this cathedral-ceilinged hideaway is in close proximity to scenic beaches, hiking trails, and Anderson Valley wine country. But more than anything, guests are encouraged to unplug from the world, breathe in the fresh forest air, and get inspired by the surrounding nature.
Plan Your Trip: Mendocino
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