The midwinter stretch is a rough time of year. Unless you’re kicking back on Molokai or finally seeing temperatures dip below 100 in Phoenix, odds are you’re cold, covered in a “wintery mix” and looking to get the hell out of dodge for a long weekend (let’s do a week for good measure). Whether you’re trying to flee to warmer temperatures or embrace the colder months in a new locale, it’s time for a vacation. We’ve found that the perfect solution is to fire up Airbnb and dive into the endless options for a quick, frequent flyer mile-burning trip, but with so many choices you’re just as likely to end up sleeping in the back of some guys Tesla for $85/night than living out your winter cabin dreams in the perfect hideaway. That’s where we come in. We’ve sifted through the chaff (and the meth labs in waiting) to find the perfect winter cabins for any type of getaway.

Prefab Serenity in Lost City, West Virginia


Bedrooms: 2
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: Washington, DC (2 Hours), Shenandoah Mountain.
Best For: A quick escape from the nation’s capital to a beautiful bit of prefab architecture.

A Ski Base in Wilson, Wyoming


Bedrooms: 1
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: Jackson Hole ski resort (5 minutes), town of Jackson (10 minutes).
Best For: Swapping ski-in/ski-out for off-mountain design and solitude.

100 Acres in Bozeman, Montana


Bedrooms: 0 (Studio)
Number of Guests: 2
Nearby: excellent hiking and a quick drive to Big Sky and Bridger Bowl ski resorts.
Best For: Those who don’t mind being cold, those who really like playing loud music.

Modern Rustic in Welches, Oregon


Bedrooms: 2
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: Mt. Hood, endless hiking.
Best For: romantic escapes, fireside addresses.

Nature and Design in Highlands, North Carolina


Bedrooms: 2
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: the beautiful town of Highlands and amazing views of Appalachia.
Best For: (Slightly) warmer weather, J. Crew lookbook shoots.

A Winter Beach House in St. Joseph, Michigan


Bedrooms: 1
Number of Guests: 4
Nearby: a big, likely frozen Lake Michigan.
Best For: those who don’t mind sub-20-degree beach days or putting off their trip until June.

Make the Best of a Drought in Alpine Meadows, California


Bedrooms: 5
Number of Guests: 13
Nearby: Alpine Meadows Ski Area, Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley.
Best For: Unseasonable warmth, lavish home cooked meals.

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