There is more to winter than hating the cold and counting down until summer. Scattered around the world are tons of winter wonderland locations that take advantage of the season’s beauty. Instead of planning a get-away trip to somewhere warm, why not experience something true to the season? These 6 Hotels allow for a vacation that embraces the coziness of winter. Take the season by its horns and visit one of these frosty destinations that are full of warmth and wonders.
Located in Finland Lapland, this Igloo village is part of the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Its famous glass igloos, placed in the middle of the wilderness, allows for a perfect view without leaving the coziness of your own room. If that’s not enough, 8 months of the year provide a Northern Lights spectacle in the sky.
Stationed in Allauch, France, hotel rooms resemble that of a clear bubble—actually composed from recyclable materials. The transparency of each unit admits for a natural experience surrounded by a pine tree forest. During the winter, the smell of pine and the light snowfall helps to exhibit the season’s charm.
If you ever find yourself in Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada, book a stay to hang around in the Free Spirit Spheres—literally. These spherical treehouses are suspended amongst the west coast rainforest in Vancouver Island. Simply climb up the spiral staircase and soak in the crazy high view of a wintery paradise.
Ever think of taking a trip to the Swiss Alps? Well, Hotel Whitepod brings comfort to Switzerland’s winter. Beautifully lit circular pods accommodate all ages and groups for a luxury experience. A number of adventurous activities are available to explore the mountains—from private slopes, to dog-sledding, hiking, and even paragliding.
You can’t miss the Ski Portillo Hotel. Its bright, golden yellow exterior stands out within the white snow of Chile’s Andes Mountains. This ski-lover resort welcomes ski-lovers of all ages to take on the slopes. Whether you are a beginner or experienced expert, there is a slope made specifically for you.
How can anyone say no to Austria’s cozy, peaceful surrounding and easy to access slopes? During the winter season, Hotel Berner offers group skiing, beginner classes, and even hiking trips to explore one’s love for the snow. If simple thoughts of snow makes you shiver, simply enjoy the heated pool right outside the hotel doors.