Some flock to sunnier climates this time of year, but if the thought of winter has you running for your cashmere throws, fluffiest robe, and an extended list of "must-watch" holiday movies, then elevate your winter travel plans and embrace the coming season at these cozy, fireplace-enhanced stays.
From chic city dwellings in Brooklyn and Madrid to mountaintop cabins in Canada, these nine Airbnbs will quell even the biggest cold-weather scrooge.
Big Sky, Montana
Ski bunnies should check into this ski-in, ski-out "chalet" with breathtaking views of Montana's Spanish Peak Mountain Range. The three-story space is kitted out with all of the apres-ski winter amenities; wood-burning fireplaces, private hot tub... and extra wine coolers. Available from $145 per night.
When the holiday season rolls around, the Spanish capital's Plaza Mayor puts on quite the spectacle, playing host to the city's main Christmas market that dates back to the 19th-century. And this wooden-beam clad apartment is right next door. Get involved in the festivities or watch it all pan out from the private balconies. Available from $98 per night.
Hudson Valley, New York
If one fire pit just won't do, upstate New York's unique The Barn in Tivoli has you covered with three. For car-less city dwellers, the Amtrak Rhinecliff station is 15 minutes away and transports you from the city within 1.5 hours. Available from $350 per night.
Brooklyn, New York
Former factory building? Check. Exposed brick walls? You got it. This bright airy loft by Brooklyn Heights ticks all of the Brooklyn-signature boxes. And it's fifth-floor location means you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the city at its wintery best. Available from $170 per night.
The Blue Mountains, Canada
Nordic design in the heart of Canada's Blue Mountain Village. This stay up north is right by some of the best hiking and snow skiing in Ontario and walking distance to chairlifts and day spas. Available from $129 per night.
This A-frame cabin in the Pacific Northwest hits the Instagram jackpot. Amenities include a cedar soaking hot tub, gas grill, snowshoes, hi-fi sound system, and a library of local guidebooks. For those venturing outside of the cabin, you're 20 minutes from Mt. Rainer National Park and the White Pass Ski Area. Available from $199 per night.
This converted lighthouse in the Kent countryside delivers when it comes to cozy. But it's not just the interiors and fireplace that make things toasty. The village is lined with quaint country pubs with roaring log fires ready for unwinding in. And don't miss making a reservation for Michelin-starred starred restaurant, Apicius. Available from $228 per night.
As the hoards of tourists head for Dubrovnik, make a beeline for the uncrowded fishing village gem of Medulin. This converted lighthouse makes for a romantic hideaway overlooking the Adriatic Sea. History fiends, you're just a hop away from the Roman town of Pula and food lover's paradise, Istria, loved for its truffles and red wine. Available from $206 per night.
The south Italian town of Matera is famous for its sassi (stone houses carved out of the caves and cliffs) and there's no better time to stay in a real grotto than winter. This unique 'sassi' property comes with all of the modern conveniences and is walking distance to the town's best shopping, galleries, and churches. Available from $209 per night.