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It’s February and our level of “meh” is at an all-time high. The holidays are long gone, the weather in most parts of the country is dismal, and even though winter solstice is far behind us, the days are still painstakingly short. Morale is low, my friends, because we have a classic case of the mid-winter “blahs.”
The antidote? A relaxing getaway at one of these cozy winter cabins to remind ourselves how dreamy winter can actually be. Because you can’t possibly feel “blah” waking up in a cozy A-frame to a roaring fireplace, or soaking in a hot tub while the snow starts to fall around you—you just can’t! From the rolling Catskills to the shores of Great Lakes all the way to the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest, there’s an idyllic winter escape waiting for you to shake off that SAAD until the start of spring. (Which is less than a month away, but who’s counting.)
Scroll for 15 cozy winter cabins you can reserve on Airbnb right now that’ll instantly cure the mid-winter “blahs” the moment you hit “Book.” Then, go pack your bags.
City slickers—this ethereal cabin in the Catskills is begging you to come spend the night. Just a 2-hour ride north of New York City, The Greenhouse is an airy escape to relax and unwind in when you’re craving a mid-winter getaway. The 3-bed/2-bath cozy cabin is minutes away from shops, restaurants, and entertainment in nearby Tannersville, Windham, and Hunter should you choose to go exploring. But between the floor-to-ceiling windows that drench the space in natural light, a hanging reading chair, and an outdoor wood-burning stove, you might not want to leave at all.
Planning a ski weekend in the Berkshires? Check out this secluded cabin in Chatham, New York. Originally built in the 1970s, this newly renovated 2-bed/1-bath cabin has been elegantly restored to chase away your winter blues the moment you walk in the door. Think: A sunny, open living room complete with a warm, wood-burning stove, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, and a wrap-around porch surrounded by maple trees. Bye bye, mid-winter blahs.
Solo travelers or couples in need of a romantic getaway, cozy up in the Green Mountain Tiny House. True to its name, it’s nestled in the Green Mountains and is a stone’s throw away from Southern Vermont’s top skiing and hiking destinations. Albeit small, it’s adorned with thoughtful, modern touches to give it an authentic, home-away-from-home feel during your stay, including a comfy Casper mattress, small soaking tub, Public Goods toiletries, and a small outdoor area with a fire pit.
This cabin in New Hampshire is built 12 feet into the treetops, making it a four-season treehouse. But it’s nothing like the scrappy treehouses you played in when you were a kid; the lofted space is equipped with a modern kitchenette, bathroom, and generous living space (enough to sleep four people), all built with a blend of new and reclaimed materials. Down below is a fire pit with plenty of firewood, as well as more entertainment space, giving you ample space to unwind outdoors or in.
Located at the tippy-top of the Michigan mitten on the banks of Lake Huron, this stunning A-frame is a must for midwesterners who want to switch it up. (Or anyone, really.) The interior is decorated in a warm, woodsy palette that’ll make you want to hunker in with a good book as soon you arrive. But you shouldn’t, because it’s just 20 steps from the glistening Lake Huron with miles of sandy beaches ripe for exploring.
Planning a woodsy retreat with friends? Do it in the Light-Filled Lake House, another midwestern gem. With ample hang-out space, sprawling windows, and views of the nearby lake, this 3-bed/3-bath Scandinavian-inspired home is perfect for entertaining friends and family. It’s dripping with hygge, from the modern, natural-stone fireplace you can gather round in the living room, down to the on-site sauna house you’ll escape to when you need some alone time. Yes, please.
It’s a barn… it’s a cabin… it’s… a barndominium. And it’s got chickens, goats, and a whole lot of charm that’ll get you through the rest of winter after you book a stay! This renovated 100-year-old barn sits on 5+ private acres where you can recharge your batteries in peace and quiet. The 2-bed/2-bath is gorgeously decorated with rustic touches to give it that “barny” feel, but it’s the outside that’s really worth making a reservation for. Spend some quality time with the goats and chickens who call this place home, wander the nearby hiking trails, or defrost with a s’more next to the fire pit.
There’s still time to plan an epic ski trip, and we’ve found just the place. Gather your friends and book this cozy log cabin in Brighton, Utah ASAP. The 3-bed/1-bath cabin sleeps eight and has everything you and your ski buddies could want in a ski chalet including slopeside access to Brighton Ski Resort, an indoor fireplace, fire pit, and balcony. And for those who’d rather aprés, well, it’s cozy enough for that, too.
For a quieter retreat, there’s the Blackhouse in Pray, Montana (which is about 35 minutes from Yellowstone National Park). The name comes from its exterior, which is charred using the ancient Japanese wood-preservation technique of shou sugi ban. At just 245-square-feet, it’s ideal for solo travelers or couples who want to explore Montana’s wilder side, with floor-to-ceiling views of the majestic Absaroka mountain range to remind you of what’s out there.
The Dazzling Tahoe Chalet in South Lake Tahoe is, indeed, dazzling and an idyllic place to catch your breath when you’re feeling blah. From the outside, it looks like another tiny cabin. But it’s sneakily spacious—with four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, it’s big enough to sleep eight guests. And it swaps the traditional, cozy winter cabin decor (i.e., dark woods, antler chandeliers) for airier colors and brighter furnishings, giving it an overall Scandinavian look-and-feel. Like we said—it’s dazzling.
Angelenos—this quaint cottage in Big Bear awaits. Just minutes from Big Bear ski resort, this 2-bed/2-bath home has everything you need to make the most out of a mountain getaway. It’s loaded with character, with charming touches around every corner, including a wood-burning fireplace, antique writing desk, and relaxing soaking tub. Outside is a fenced-in yard for furry friends (for a small pet fee) and a hot tub for soaking underneath the stars.
This pretty cabin in Washington is a dreamy escape that’s worth booking any time of year, not just winter. It’s a nature-lovers paradise that’s overlooks a lush forest, far away from the hustle-and-bustle of the Seattle city. The 2-bed/2.5-bath cabin is warm, bright, and almost brand new—it was built in 2019. But rather than feeling sterile and “too new,” it weaves in nods to mid-century modern design, including a record player and a vintage outdoor fireplace.
With its clean lines, big, bright spaces, and Scandinavian decor, Röra Haus is your own private Idaho, in, well, Idaho. This 2-bed/2-bath cabin sleeps six and is ideal for a couple’s trip or family getaway. There’s plenty of space for cooking and entertaining, including a massive sectional, stacks of board games and puzzles, and a loft for extra sleeping space. Don’t be surprised if an unexpected visitor makes an appearance—a handful of reviews note the wild elk that roam freely through the year, getting you up close to nature without having to rough it.
Another nest for nature lovers is this idyllic A-frame in La Pine, Oregon, not far from Bend. Nestled in the Deschutes National Forest, this 2-bed/2-bath retreat is tucked away without being too far from popular nearby activities, like hiking, mountain biking, and skiing at Mt. Hood. Features like wood paneling, Pendleton blankets, and a wood stove scream”outdoorsy” without overdoing it and make it the perfect place to rest after a day of adventuring. There’s a hot tub in the back, too, for those who’d rather stick closer to home.
Or, book this tiny cabin for two in the nearby Rhododendron, Oregon. At 600-square-feet, it’s definitely cozy but doesn’t skimp on big details. Think: radiant floor heating, a wood stove surrounded by artisan tiling, even a hand-carved wooden staircase. Snuggle in with your lover for a game night (there are also books, if that’s more your thing), cozy up by the fireplace, or relax together in the sauna—yes, there’s a sauna on-site in the backyard. It’s tiny, but it’s packed with touches to make your stay a memorable one.
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