Few things are more comfortable than sipping a mug of mulled wine after a long day on the slopes, and the only way to make this image better is to place it in a chalet. Originally used as seasonal homes for herders in the Swiss Alps, these mountain cottages are now quintessential to the modern-day winter getaway and have spread from their humble Swiss-French beginning to high-altitude regions all over the world.
While no longer used for making cheese and butter, we believe these rentals will put you right at home on the mountain. So, put on your après-ski because here’s our guide to the top chalets for your next trip to the Cascades.
45 minutes to Mt. Baker Ski Area
Where rustic meets hygge, Little Wolf Cabin comes complete with a brick fireplace, hot tub, and classic A-frame ceilings—the perfect trifecta of cozy for any winter trip to the mountains. Snow-loving furry friends will also feel right at home with complimentary treats and a fenced-in yard.
25 minutes to Mt. Baker Ski Area
Despite the moody exterior, you’ll experience complete bliss in all that the Hygge Hus has to offer. Take a dip in the four-foot-deep cedar hot tub, bring a friend and try out the twin rain showers, or cozy up in front of the fireplace. Plus, to top it all off, you’ll be only a five-minute drive from some of the Pacific Northwest’s most famous desserts at Wake’n’Bakery.
50 minutes to Loup Loup Ski Bowl
Located on the bank of the Methow River, this two-bedroom cabin is sure to impress. Snuggle up in front of the wood-burning stove or try out the ski waxing hut before you hit an early morning cross-country run. Right next door in Mazama, you’ll find North Cascade Heliskiing which promises the ultimate backcountry experience.
30 minutes to Steven’s Pass Ski area
In the gateway to Steven’s Pass, stay in a restored A-frame hand-curated with local Washington décor. On the porch, a wood-fired hot tub overlooks a nearby stream, while open shelving displays handmade pottery and vintage glassware indoors.
25 minutes to Steven’s Pass Ski Area
20 minutes down the road from Bavarian bliss, grab a six-pack and enjoy a stay in modern luxury. Located in the foothills of Mount Cashmere, Camp Howard is a remote cabin in the woods with floor-to-ceiling windows and a wood-paneled sauna. Take your boots off and enjoy the views after a long day of hitting the nearby slopes.
30 minutes from White Pass Ski area
Chock-full of top-of-the-line amenities, this small cabin maximizes its space to create a functional yet beautiful home that will leave you wanting for nothing. Soak in the outdoor cedar hot tub, test your culinary skills in a fully decked-out kitchen, or relax with some hot cocoa in front of the pellet stove.
30 minutes from White Pass Ski Area
Macabre meets chic in the Heartwood Cabin, a custom A-frame built for self-care after a long day of skiing. With three decks, it’s a choose-your-own star-gazing adventure (although, we’d pick the one with the cedar hot tub!). The inside boasts wood-paneled walls, a modern kitchen complete with a bar cart, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
20 minutes to Timberline Ski Area
If fireside chats are your preferred after-ski activity, then this is the A-frame of your dreams. With a fireplace in the center of the main living room, you won’t be able to escape the heat. However, the massive wall of windows and forest views may help cool you right back down.
80 minutes to Mt. Hood Ski Area
For a classic log cabin that feels like a spa, enjoy a stay in Stevenson, Washington. The inside is composed of lodge pole pine logs and a massive rock fireplace that’s perfect for a fireside sit-down after a chilly day. Keep your toes warm on the heated floors and spend some time in the sauna or hot tub while watching out for one of the property’s two waterfalls.
10-minute walk to Timberline Ski Shuttle
Don’t let the name scare you--this newly remodeled cabin is the perfect retreat amongst the snow-capped mountains of Oregon. The cute cottage is within walking distance of downtown, and the Timberline Lodge shuttle pick-up. To get back home, just ski down the Glade Trail and right up to your front door! Warm up in front of the wood-burning stove or take a dip in the hot tub while watching the snow fall.
25 minutes to Hoodoo Ski Area
For a cabin that will excite your inner architect, look no further than Sisters, Oregon. This mid-century modern home comes complete with a meadow view and floor-to-ceiling windows to take it all in. Located in Black Butte Ranch, you’ll be right down the road from the resort’s amenities, such as an onsite spa, recreation center, and five swimming pools.
25 minutes to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort
If geometric oddities and puns are your style, consider Dome Sweet Dome. Here, you’ll be greeted by a cabin on the outside and a spaceship on the inside. Some of the dome’s panels have been replaced with windows, creating a light-filled space where you can enjoy the views while warming up before the wood-burning stove.
50 minutes to Mt. Ashland Ski Area
While technically located in the Siskiyou Mountains, this treehouse is right next door to the Cascades and a unique stay for any skier. This is a remote and private stay, meaning you’ll sacrifice cell reception for a 360-degree view of trees and mountains (which is perfect to enjoy the outdoor shower).
20 minutes to Mt. Shasta Ski Park
With a stunning view of Mount Shasta, this cabin in the woods is the pinnacle of luxury for any snow-lover. Sit in front of the fireplace and take in the mountain views or take advantage of the BBQ and cook up some burgers while mapping out your next run.
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