7 Best Winter Lodges in the U.S. With Private Hot Tubs, Spas, and Sleigh Rides

Savor the season at one of these beautiful winter lodges in the U.S., from Utah to New York.

Lake Placid Lodge in New York in Winter
Photo: Courtesy of Lake Placid Lodge

In the winter, we have a tendency to turn inward — to slow down, seek out hearty dishes, and find comfort in a season that brings biting winds, cold temperatures, and snow. Ski boots replace hiking shoes, and a perfect afternoon might be as simple as a mug of tea, a fireplace, and a good book.

As the weather shifts, travelers seek refuge in places where they can enjoy the wonders of the season from a place of comfort. This is where winter lodges shine — tucked deep in the mountains or situated on sprawling acreage, they're built to provide a luxurious sanctuary from the cold. But don't think that just because you're hunkered down in the mountains, you'll be bored. In addition to providing a wintery escape, these lodges boast amenities like five-star restaurants, full-service spas, private hot tubs, and easy access to winter activities such as downhill skiing and sleigh rides.

In the end, it's just a matter of finding a winter lodge that meets your expectations for what that winter escape should look like. So, whether you're craving a truly remote week in the mountains or an upscale resort experience, we've got you covered. Read on for some of the best winter lodges in the U.S. from Utah to New York.

Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge, Telluride, Colorado

When it comes to booking a ski vacation, location is everything. And this resort, which sits at the base of the ski area at 9,545 feet, delivers. Nestled in a European-style village above the town of Telluride, the Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge boasts a full-service spa, a heated outdoor pool, and multiple hot tubs. The best part? You don't have to go to the common area to sit next to a crackling fire — each residence-style room has its own fireplace, patio, and full kitchen, making it the perfect place to hunker down and watch the snow fall.

Hale House, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

An escape to this spacious New England-style lake house includes access to 7,000 acres of private wilderness, 56 miles of private hiking trails, and endless snowmobiling terrain. Once you've had enough exploring, enjoy the lakeside views from the enclosed porch with a hot toddy in hand or snuggle up with a good book. The house has its own full-size kitchen and meals are included for guests of Hale House — that means nightly four-course dinners prepared in-house and served by a gourmet chef. Up to 12 people can comfortably sleep in this seven-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath home on the entirely private Lake Gloriette.

Snake River Lodge & Spa, Teton Village, Wyoming

You'll find this perfectly-appointed lodge just 12 miles from the heart of Jackson, but we wouldn't be surprised if you opt to stay closer to the ski resort action in Teton Village. Skiers will have easy access to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and its world-famous aerial tram, while the 17,000-square-foot spa and award-winning restaurant make relaxing and dining on the property a breeze. It doesn't matter if you're traveling solo or with the whole family, the Snake River Lodge & Spa has everything from traditional hotel rooms and suites to multi-room residences with full kitchens.

Stein Eriksen Lodge, Park City, Utah

Stein Eriksen Lodge
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It doesn't get more luxurious than the Stein Eriksen Lodge — you can spend an entire day in the upscale spa or make use of the property's extensive wine collection over dinner. Those interested in skiing will enjoy easy access to Deer Valley Resort, a ski area known for its customer service and family-friendly terrain. True to form, this ski lodge has all the cozy touches that make winter lodges so appealing — beds heaped with pillows, in-room fireplaces, and suites with private hot tubs.

Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid Lodge in New York in Winter
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Set on the shores of Lake Placid, this lodge is the perfect place to curl up and watch the weather roll in. You can spend the day exploring on skis or snowshoes before enjoying a cozy bonfire (with s'mores, of course) lakeside. Lake Placid Lodge has rooms and suites, but for the ultimate experience, book a private cabin on the lakefront.

Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie, Washington

For a West Coast escape, head to Snoqualmie, just 28 miles east of Seattle. Here, you'll find the luxurious Salish Lodge & Spa, which sits atop the jaw-dropping, 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls. The area is rich in outdoor activities and the on-site spa is top-notch, but nothing beats a lazy day spent curled up alongside your in-room fireplace after a soak in the tub.

Canoe Bay, Chetek, Wisconsin

Canoe Bay lodge in Wisconsin
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This beautiful lodge sits on 300 secluded acres of forest that are full of wildlife and beautiful, spring-fed lakes. Thanks to its adults-only policy, every moment at this winter lodge is tranquil and relaxing. Borrow a pair of snowshoes and explore the woods before retreating to your private cottage and relaxing in front of the fireplace or warming up in the two-person whirlpool tub.

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