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45 Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway

01.01.18

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  • The Rolling Huts, Methow Valley, Washington.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • The Rolling Huts, Methow Valley, Washington.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Tilly Jane A-Frame, Mount Hood, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Tilly Jane A-Frame, Mount Hood, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Kalaloch Lodge, Olympic Peninsula, Washington.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Kalaloch Lodge, Olympic Peninsula, Washington.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Journeyman Lodge, Squamish-Lillooet Area, British Columbia.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Journeyman Lodge, Squamish-Lillooet Area, British Columbia.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Silcox Hut, Mount Hood, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Barlow Butte Hut, Mount Hood, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Gold Butte Lookout, Metolious River, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Gold Butte Lookout, Metolious River, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Fish Lake Remount Depot, Willamette Foothills, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Warner Mountain Lookout Tower, Southern Cascades, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Shelter Cove Resort, Southern Cascades, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Pickett Butte Fire Lookout, Umpqua Wilderness, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Peter Grubb Ski Hut, Lake Tahoe, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Hager Mountain Fire Lookout, Southern Cascades, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Hager Mountain Fire Lookout, Southern Cascades, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Hager Mountain Fire Lookout, Southern Cascades, Oregon.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Clair Tappaan Lodge, Lake Tahoe, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Clair Tappaan Lodge, Lake Tahoe, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Pear Lake Ski Hut, Southern Sierra, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Tamarack Lodge, Eastern Sierra, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • El Capitan Canyon Nature Ranch, Santa Barbara, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • El Capitan Canyon Nature Ranch, Santa Barbara, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • El Capitan Canyon Nature Ranch, Santa Barbara, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Morton Peak Fire Lookout Tower, San Gabriel, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Morton Peak Fire Lookout Tower, San Gabriel, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Morton Peak Fire Lookout Tower, San Gabriel, California.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Mesa Lakes Lodge, Grand Mesa, Colorado.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt, San Juan Mountains, Colorado.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Phoenix Ridge Backcountry Yurt, San Juan Mountains, Colorado.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Butler Lodge, Northern Green Mountains, Vermont.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • The lodge is full of Christmas cheer during the holiday season.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Sun Mountain Lodge during the winter months.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
  • Sun Mountain Lodge during the winter months with Gardner Mountain (8,898') at left.- 45  Cozy Cabins and Lodges for your Winter Getaway
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Plan an unconventional getaway. Sure, jacuzzis, continental breakfast, and room service are nice, but watching the Milky Way slowly turn its way down the window and waking up to utter silence occupies an entirely different league.

Old fire lookouts, cozy backcountry cabins and yurts, and small mountain resorts are peppered across the hardest to reach places—half the fun is setting out to find them. In most cases, weathered walls harken back to a different era altogether, and usually the flatware matches. There’s absolutely no tastier way to have morning coffee than out of the old enamel percolator that occupies almost every wilderness kitchen.

In the winter, these places become exceptionally coveted. The ones offering the most spectacular views are either first-come, first-served or operate on a reservation system. In both cases the early bird gets the worm: Only those willing to get an alpine start can lay claim to a prize like Devil’s Peak Lookout, while the calendar fills up soon after annual booking begins for places like the Tilly Jane A-Frame. In almost every last case, the payoff is well worth the effort.

Below you’ll find a less-than comprehensive list of the West Coast’s cozy cabins and lodges. Be sure to check availability and conditions before you go; sadly some have had to cease operations due to lack of funding or vandalism. As always, ensuring your party leaves no trace enables these magical places to remain in use for winters to come.

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