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10 beautiful winter lodges you'll want to book right now
// By Lydia Schrandt
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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite | Fish Camp, Calif.
Tenaya's tagline is "It's like roughing it minus the rough part," and it couldn't be truer. Located near the south entrance to Yosemite National Park, the lodge offers pet-friendly cottages and rooms set within the stunning mountain scenery of Sierra National Forest. When you're not warming up by the fireplace, head outdoors for some on-site sledding and ice skating, or hit the nearby trails for some skiing, boarding or snowshoeing.
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The Whiteface Lodge | Lake Placid, N.Y.
Timber milled onsite and authentic Adirondack furnishings lend a sense of authenticity to Lake Placid's Whiteface Lodge. The idea behind the lodge was to recreate the iconic Adirondack great camp, so there's a timeless quality to the rooms, most equipped with fireplaces, radiant floor heat and whirlpool tubs perfect for cozying up while watching the snow.
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The Sebastian | Vail, Colo.
If you're looking for the ultimate place to warm up after a long day on the slopes of Vail, book a room at The Sebastian, a boutique luxury lodge in the heart of Vail Village. With bespoke service, ski-in/ski-out convenience, and little extras like a year-round heated indoor pool, four hot tubs and a tastefully appointed spa, The Sebastian represents the best of the Rockies.
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Montage Deer Valley | Park City, Utah
Styled after the great mountain lodges of the American West, Montage Deer Valley in Park City offers fireplaces and private balconies in every one of its rooms, most of which enjoy stunning views of Wasatch Mountain. Guests of this sumptuous winter escape can take advantage of ski-in/ski-out access to the many trails of Deer Valley.
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Hotel Terra Jackson Hole | Teton Village, Wyo.
At the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, just one mile from Grand Teton National Park, sits Hotel Terra. It's a cozy resort with everything you need for a winter getaway, including ski-up access, a ski valet, an outdoor rooftop hot tub and an infinity pool overlooking Teton Village.
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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge | Jasper, Alta.
Tucked within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Canadian Rockies, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is equal parts rustic, charming and romantic. While the lodge is breathtaking year round, it's especially nice during winter when you can curl up in front of the Great Hall fireplace with a good book, snowshoe through the trees, ice skate on Lake Mildred or take the family tobogganing.
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Timberline Lodge | Mt. Hood, Ore.
The Timberline Lodge is one of the great American lodges of yesteryear, dedicated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937. This legendary lodge of the Pacific Northwest, set beneath the shadow of Mount Hood, oozes charm, especially come Christmas time when a 30-foot-tall evergreen covered in twinkling lights adorns the lobby.
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Resort at Squaw Creek | Olympic Valley, Calif.
Sitting at the base of Squaw Valley in California's North Lake Tahoe, the Resort at Squaw Creek caters to winter sports enthusiasts with ski-in/ski-out access, but you may not want to leave once you see the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Sierra Nevada Mountains. During the winter months, the resort offers extra perks like dog sledding tours, ice skating and sledding.
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The Omni Grove Park Inn | Asheville, N.C.
The majestic Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville takes its lodge aesthetic seriously, with many cozy spots where you can sit and soak in Blue Ridge mountain views. During the holidays, the property features over 80 themed trees, twinkling lights everywhere, toasty fireplaces and award-winning gingerbread creations.
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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Alberta
It doesn't get more winter wonderland-like than the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This fairy tale property on the banks of beautiful Lake Louise – a lake which transforms into a natural skating rink in winter – even has its own ice castle. When you're not sipping hot chocolate while enjoying views of the frosted mountains, sign up for a ski lesson with the Lake Louise Snow School.