Is the cold, winter weather starting to get you down?
Need a cozy retreat away from the chill?
Well, your editors here at Proud American Traveler want you to check out some of their favorite winter getaways!
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, New York
This 150-year-old lakeside manor is truly a magnificent winter getaway. With a 10,000 foot ice rink and more fireplaces than you can count, you’re sure to stay warm and cozy at Mohonk Mountain House in New York.
Want a more private retreat? Rent one of their several cabins for a peaceful getaway.
Feeling a little adventurous? The resort has many paths for snowshoeing, skiing, and snow tubing!
And if being out in the cold isn’t for you, relax at Mohonk’s award-winning spa and let yourself be pampered. Visit their old-fashioned soda fountain afterward to top it off!
The Whiteface Lodge
Lake Placid, New York
Nestled in the woods near Lake Placid in New York, this beautiful lodge is perfect for a quiet winter escape.
Having received over 7 awards from Forbes, AAA, MSN Travel, and more, Whiteface Lodge is the ideal mix of relaxing and adventure.
The Whiteface Lodge offers an incredible number of things to do, including horseback riding, shopping, restaurants, dog sledding, skiing, golfing, fishing, and more!
The Whiteface Lodge also includes a full-service spa and a 56-seat movie theater for those who would prefer to stay indoors!
Chena Hot Springs Resort
Want the experience of a lifetime?
At Chena Hot Springs Resort in Alaska, guests can relax in soothing hot springs with a spectacular view of the Northern Lights.
This resort is also where the Aurora Ice Museum is located. Visitors can have a drink at the ice bar, see year-round ice sculptures, and even sleep under the Northern Lights in one of their ice rooms.
Explore the resorts vast grounds with one of their many guided tours—which can be by plane, snow coach, or snowmobile! There is also skiing and dog sledding activities, you can even visit the kennel to get your fix of adorable puppies!
Mirror Lake Inn
Lake Placid, New York
Mirror Lake Inn, also located on Lake Placid, has been voted Trip Advisor’s #1 resort, hotel, spa, and restaurant!
With three restaurants, a spa, and activities like golfing, tennis, and cooking classes, Mirror Lake Inn is a cozy escape for couples and families alike.
The inn has plenty of suites to choose from.
Their family suite is a spacious 1200 sq. feet, includes two levels, two and a half baths, a living area with a fireplace, and a full kitchen.
Luxury suites offer 800 sq. feet of ultimate comfort with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and a living area.
Of course, they also have a spa!
Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Every winter, Steamboat Springs transforms into something you’d see in a Hallmark Christmas movie. With hot springs, sleigh rides, fresh hot chocolate and treats, even candlelight dinners in a teepee, this is the perfect romantic getaway.
Steamboat Springs offers plenty of accommodations, from your average hotels, to bed and breakfasts and lodges, to even refurnished cabooses with all-wood interiors and wood stoves!
Hotel de Glace
At first glance, the Hotel de Glace in Quebec may not seem like the coziest winter destination.
Every room, including the guest rooms, are made entirely out of snow and ice. Even the base of your bed is two blocks of ice! But don’t let that fool you.
Cozy up under specially made mattresses, sleeping bags, and blankets and take in the serene atmosphere of this all-snow hotel.
Themed suites are also available with intricately carved walls depicting people, animals, and places.
Still feeling cold? Suites come with a room at another hotel where you can store your luggage and shower. Suites can also be booked with a fireplace, champagne, and access to the hot tubs and saunas—a great place to relax, get warm, and gaze at the stars!
So whether it’s a fancy lodge and spa, a hotel made entirely from ice, or a simple winter cabin, these retreats are sure to keep you cozy and warm through the cold winter months!
Do you have a favorite winter getaway that wasn’t listed here? Tell us all about it in the comments section below!