Luxurious winter getaway cabins
Why should a weekend in the woods mean forsaking high thread counts and properly chilled wine? These log cabins come with all life's little luxuries, and then some.
Lake Placid Lodge
Lake Placid, N.Y.
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The cabins at this very civilized compound are filled with memories of Adirondack camp life, including snowshoes, fishing creels, antique photos, and dozens of books on local flora and fauna. Most enviable are the cabins right on the lake, convenient for taking out a canoe at sunset, after which you can sit in an Adirondack chair and listen to the loons.
(Photo: Courtesy Dunton Hot Springs)
Dunton Hot Springs
Arriving at Dunton Hot Springs, a former ghost town in the San Juan Mountains, can be mighty deceptive: An unpaved road leads to a tepee, an old saloon, a weathered dance hall, and a dozen iron-roofed log cabins built by Emma Mine prospectors in the late 1800s.
But inside, the wine flows, the locally sourced cuisine delights, and the hot springs soothe (they course right through a couple of the structures). Among the all-inclusive resort’s eclectically decorated cabins, all with heated slate floors, Dolores (formerly known as “Honeymoon”) might be the most couple-worthy, with its Rajasthan wedding bed, Native American textiles, and wraparound porch directly on the river.
(Photo: Courtesy Winvian)
Each of the 18 cottages spread about Winvian, a rambly Relais & Chateaux hideaway in the Litchfield hills, sports a distinctive theme. A few of them take their cue from nature: Beaver Lodge is outfitted to look like an old trapper’s cabin, with a tree-trunk bed and a boulder-clad soaker tub; Woodlands has timber-paneled walls and a waterfall in the bedroom.