You arrive at your hotel on a chilly fall day and see a beautiful stone fireplace with a roaring, crackling fire inside. Your first thought is to cuddle up next to it with a hot chocolate and a good book, or perhaps a snifter of brandy and your iPad. Here are some of the most inviting fireplaces around the US.
If you are staying in Yosemite National Park, check out the Ahwahnee. The Native American and Middle Eastern designs are evident in the rustic fireplaces around the property.
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The Tamarack Lodge in Mammoth Lakes is perfect for warming your toes after a long day of skiing. The lodge boasts over 19 miles of trails to keep you active and energized. Remember you can come back to the warmth of the fireplace at any time.
The Sebastian – Vail is welcoming you when you walk into the lobby with a comfortable spot fireside. Or check out the Vista Verde Ranch fireplace in Steamboat Springs. Here you may have the pleasure of watching the horse stampede as 100 of them come home from the pasture they spend the night in.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe boasts a 55-foot fireplace. It is truly the centerpiece of the property as the rest of the place was built around the fireplace! The hotel has a theme of water and the woods, and the fireplace keeps to the theme by taking on the appearance of a tree trunk with plenty of seating around for a super cozy atmosphere.
Cloud Camp sits 3,000 feet above the Broadmoor and overlooks Colorado Springs. This is an awesome spot to sit by the fireplace and enjoy the fantastic view.
Yellowstone National Park not only has Old Faithful, but the Old Faithful Inn. The Inn was built in 1903, and it took five hundred tons of rhyolite to build the stone chimney. This chimney boasts eight fireboxes and a clock on one side that measures 14 feet tall.
For more elegant fireplaces, check out the Ocean House in Rhode Island. The stones in this fireplace are dated to 1895. This is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view.
The Holiday House Bed and Breakfast in Virginia features an elegant Italian black marble fireplace with a cast iron inset. The original wooden one, built in 1830, was replaced by this marble one in 1859.
The Willows Historic Palm Springs Inn is the spot of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard’s honeymoon. If it was good enough for them, it should suit you as well. The fireplace in the Great Room was designed in the 1920s, and the Dining Room fireplace is made of antique Spanish tiles. Both of them are a sight to see.
For something a little more modern, visit the W Austin or the W Seattle. Both of the living rooms at these properties are fun hangouts with a warm cozy feel. The décor in the Austin hotel features a wall of 8,000 vinyl records. The Seattle property boasts 31 ceiling high sculptures resembling totem poles.
If you prefer the outdoors, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Wisconsin provides a beautiful landscaped atmosphere for you to relax by the fireplace. Surrounded by green forests and a sparkling lake, what could be more relaxing?
Enjoy the chilly weather this season by finding the perfect place to warm up and enjoy the beauty of a fireplace.