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6 Luxe Vrbos to Book for Snowy Winter Vacations

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Written by: Kelly Martin

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Published on: December 21, 2023

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With our minds on winter vacation—the snowy, ski-y kind—we scoured Vrbo for its best, coziest cabins. And we came up with six homes in the US that can accommodate a crew, from intimate friend-group getaways to major multifamily gatherings.

Historic Homes

  • <strong>Seven Springs Mansion</strong><br> <em>Stowe, VT</em>

    Seven Springs Mansion
    Stowe, VT

    Sleeps: 20
    Beds: 8 bedrooms
    Baths: 9 full bathrooms and 2 half baths
    Fly into: Burlington

    Why we picked it: Forget that this place is huge—10,000-feet huge. It’s the thoughtful blend of Georgian Revival charm and contemporary design that makes the property a winner. The formal living room served as a ballroom in a past life. The massive wine cellar is set up for cozy dinners and late-night chats. There’s a library that looks out over Mount Mansfield. And you’ll find elegant vintage furniture and fixtures throughout the house, plus a few choice amenities from the modern day: a Peloton and a Tonal in the gym, a Breville espresso machine in the kitchen, and a barrel sauna out back.

  • <strong>Winthrop Estate</strong><br> <em>Lenox, MA</em>

    Winthrop Estate
    Lenox, MA

    Sleeps: 24
    Beds: 11 bedrooms
    Baths: 10 full bathrooms and 1 half bath
    Fly into: Albany, Pittsfield, or Bradley

    Why we picked it: Originally built in the Gilded Age for the US ambassador to Denmark, this 32-acre estate has since been lovingly restored by the owner with help from designer Daniel Dempsey. In addition to some of the original features—like hand-carved marble fireplaces and heavy nickel bathroom fixtures—it’s been beautifully outfitted with a modern kitchen and furniture that nods to the property’s history. When the house isn’t rented out to guests, it’s home to a local cultural salon that hosts chamber music concerts and author events. (This property is adults-only.)

Ski In, Ski Out

  • <strong>Snow Pine Lodge</strong><br> <em>Deer Valley, UT</em>

    Snow Pine Lodge
    Deer Valley, UT

    Sleeps: 18
    Beds: 9 bedrooms
    Baths: 7 full bathrooms and 2 half baths
    Fly into: Salt Lake City

    Why we picked it: The first thing we noticed about this property is the living room’s floor-to-vaulted-ceiling windows, from which you can gaze out at the Jordanelle Reservoir and the Uinta Mountains. We’d be content to hang out there all day if it weren’t for the rest the house has to offer: two full-size kitchens, a pool table, lofted guest suites and a bunk room, an in-ground hot tub, a Sunlighten sauna in the gym, and several fireplaces to cozy up to. And it’s positioned right off a Deer Valley ski run; guests can zip down to the gondola in a matter of minutes.

  • <strong>Moonlight Summit Chalet</strong><br> <em>Big Sky, MT</em>

    Moonlight Summit Chalet
    Big Sky, MT

    Sleeps: 20
    Beds: 6 bedrooms
    Baths: 8 bathrooms
    Fly into: Bozeman

    Why we picked it: This winter lodge is set right next to the slopes in Big Sky, with uninterrupted views of the valley and the Spanish Peaks beyond. And even when you max out the house’s 20-person capacity, there’s plenty of space to spread out: a well-equipped kitchen and two kitchenettes, two large living rooms, bunk rooms for kids (or amenable friends), a game room, a patio with a hot tub, and fireplaces everywhere.

For Smaller Groups

  • <strong>Tahoe Lakefront Home</strong><br> <em>Incline Village, CA</em>

    Tahoe Lakefront Home
    Incline Village, CA

    Sleeps: 8
    Beds: 5 bedrooms
    Baths: 5 full bathrooms and 1 half bath
    Fly into: Reno or Truckee

    Why we picked it: With wide-open views of Lake Tahoe’s famously blue waters and the Sierra Nevadas, this lakeside house puts a warm, contemporary spin on a classic Tahoe build: wood beams, stone fireplaces, and lots of places to congregate. Skiers and snowboarders will appreciate that it’s just 20 minutes from Northstar, half an hour from Palisades, and 45 minutes from Heavenly.

  • <strong>Modern Aspen Chalet</strong><br> <em>Aspen, CO</em>

    Modern Aspen Chalet
    Aspen, CO

    Sleeps: 10
    Beds: 5 bedrooms
    Baths: 5 full bathrooms and 1 half bath
    Fly into: Denver or Aspen/Pitkin County

    Why we picked it: In Aspen’s charming West End, where the streets are lined with restored Victorians, newer homes tend to be distinctly contemporary—and this one is among the sleekest. Wall-to-wall windows allow for excellent snowstorm-watching, and gas fireplaces and radiant floor heating keep the place cozy.

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