You want to experience a snow-covered winter wonderland—but you also want to stay cozy and warm inside. These countryside cabin rentals bring the outdoors in, with glass walls and floor-to-ceiling windows that are perfect for watching the snow fall. Running the gamut from modern to rustic, all of these cabins are the definition of a room with a view.
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Taos, New Mexico
This two-bedroom New Mexico home looks very futuristic, with a glass sunroom that juts out into the snowy landscape. You can walk to the slopes at nearby Kachina Lift, or just get warm by the wood-burning fireplace.
Grand Junction, Michigan
Take a two-hour drive from Chicago and you’ll find Getaway, a vacation haven on the shores of Lake Michigan. The millennial-focused company built a series of tiny cabins equipped with mini-kitchens and a giant window to the great outdoors. Like what you see? Find Getaway cabins for nature sojurns all throughout the country, located outside of major metropolitan areas from Pittsburgh to Boston.
Twin Lakes, Colorado
With rustic good looks outside and white-washed clapboard inside, this Colorado alpine cabin on the way to Aspen features cathedral-height windows. Take in a great view of snow-topped La Plata mountain, and then head over to the trailhead for a winter hike.
Hood River, Oregon
Mount Hood is a year-round destination for skiing and snowboarding, and you can watch the snow fall from a boxy, streamlined cabin with walls of windows. This architectural gem on Neal Creek will make you feel like you are right in the treetops.
Three massive walls of glass look out on the ski slopes of Mount Mansfield at this pricey Stowe five-bedroom rental with architecture that blends the indoors and outdoors. Besides incredible views, visitors can enjoy a cedar sauna, ski lockers, and three wood-burning fireplaces.
Woodstock, New York
The owners of this ultra-luxurious modern glass house claim that it’s “one of the most beautiful homes in all upstate New York,” and it’s hard to argue with this cabin’s vistas both inside and out. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home look out into a forested ravine, while radiant heat inside keeps guests toasty warm in the winter.
The Cargill-Earl Guesthouse is designed to make you feel like you are one with the jaw-dropping Montana mountain landscape, with walls of glass throughout the home (check out that bedroom view). You’ll be staying in Livingston, once known as the “Original Gateway City to Yellowstone National Park,” where there are plenty of winter activities to try like dog sledding or cross-country skiing.
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
The homeowners on VRBO named their three-bedroom forest getaway near Beavers Bend State Park “Through the Looking Glass.” This sprawling setup includes a window-filled soaring main living space—and a game room and bocce court too.
Tahoe City, California
Located 10 minutes outside of Tahoe City and near great skiing at Squaw Valley, this wood-paneled A-frame cabin is outfitted with a wall of windows. That means great views from the kitchen to the rafters.
An associate of Frank Lloyd Wright designed this glass house, and you can see his influence in mahogany wood walls, cedar ceilings, simple finishes, and light streaming in everywhere. Look out over Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay through large picture windows in the main living space.
Mount Rainier, Washington
Another stylish A-frame option featuring a wall of glass can be found in Washington just 15 minutes from the entrance of snowy Rainier National Park. This cozy two-bedroom spot is situated on four acres of forest. (For singletons or couples, check out a similar glassy one-bedroom A-frame near Mount Rainier).
Eldred, New York
Dubbed Floating Farmhouse, this decor magazine-worthy renovation of a circa-1820 home in the Catskills added a two-story wall of glass looking out over a brook, gazebo, apple trees, and barn. It’s a peaceful sight, especially when there’s snow covering the ground.
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