8 Idyllic Mountain Escapes

There is a living room. Exposed-wood beams and plush couches covered with soft wool blankets. A fire in the hearth casting a warm glow. Outside, the sky is a sapphire blue. Snow-covered mountains loom in the distance.

This is the setting we crave this time of year. When the cold air feels like peppermint in our lungs, a snug mountain escape feel likes a warm hug. And the style and size don’t matter: Our favorites run the gamut from luxe slopeside hotel to eclectic rental cabin. If there’s hot cocoa at the ready and a nearby mountain to ski (or look at), that’s where you’ll find us.