It’s undeniable that summer is the most popular wedding season. The sunny days and warm nights make it an easy choice for a couple who wants to celebrate outside and leave the coats at home. But, there’s something so magical about Winter. The snow, the twinkling lights, the hot cider, and the constant desire to cuddle up with your love with wool socks and heavy blankets in front of a warm fire. And now I have a serious craving for cider, be right back.
Okay, cider acquired. What makes Winter even more romantic? A wedding, of course. And after you’re wed, it’s time to go on that honeymoon! Sure, you might be tempted to book a flight to some sunny beach far away…but what if you embraced the cold instead? We undoubtedly live in one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. Why not stay local, save the airfare, and spoil yourself in creature comforts? I found some of the best cozy cabins here in the PNW that are going to make you want to hole up with your love and forget the world. That’s what your honeymoon is supposed to be all about, right? Get ready to pack your gloves, your favorite oversized sweatshirt, a few bottles of bubbly, and get your hibernation on!
Located just 4 minutes out of Granite Falls, and about an hour out of Seattle, this cozy cabin is just big enough that you won’t feel like you’re stepping on each other, but small enough to feel intimate. Set up with a hot tub right on the deck overlooking the river, you and your love can still enjoy the outdoors while staying toasty warm. When you are ready to come inside, the cabin has two fireplaces, one on each floor, and a jet tub in the bathroom just begging for bubbles and champagne. Once you’re ready to venture out, Stevens Pass is a mere 90 minutes away for some excellent skiing and snowboarding. And one of my favorite features? The Canyon Falls Cabin is pet-friendly!
I LOVE a nice A-frame cabin, and this one doesn’t disappoint! Just walking up to this cabin, and seeing the tall, beautiful windows that basically take up the entire front wall, you’re going to start trying to figure out how you can add a couple more days to your winter escape. The owners have decked out the interior with a classy modern aesthetic, which breaks up the hardwood perfectly. And can we talk about that shower?! This cabin is also pet-friendly, and it has an enclosed porch, so your sweet fur-child can be outside without the fear of them running off. This one lands you closer to Bellingham, and 25 minutes from Mt. Baker. Pretty much one of the most gorgeous places you can ever be in the winter.
There is just something about this cabin that makes me feel like I’ve stepped into a chapter of The Great Gatsby. The cabin is loaded with old-school charm, but updated beautifully with all the modern amenities. Tall windows overlooking the Sandy River let in plenty of natural light (and fantastic views) while the huge living room fireplace will keep you toasty and warm. Located in Mt. Hood Village, this is an outdoor lover’s paradise, and an inside dwellers hideaway.
Looking for something that feels like you are completely secluded while actually being fairly close to town? This cabin sits just 37 minutes from Mt. Bachelor, and about 35 minutes to the foodie paradise that is Bend, OR. This cozy A-frame cabin comes totally loaded with all the amenities, including a big deck and hot tub. The upstairs loft includes a private en-suite bath, and an easy to manage electric fireplace downstairs. You can spend your days skiing and your nights spoiling yourselves on all Bend has to offer. It’s hard to beat that combo!
This log cabin is a bit bigger than the others so far (it can sleep 7!) but the main floor is to die for. The owner’s get that it’s all in the details. The sunken-floor living room has a huge couch with plenty of room for the two to relax, or you can jump in the hot tub to unwind. Located just two minutes from the Shore Lodge, you can choose to mingle with other winter loving honeymooners, or you can head into town. McCall is a gorgeous and quaint town to visit before you retreat to your escape from it all.
Built in the 1940’s but completely restored, this cabin on the south end of Hayden Lake has kept lots of its original charm while getting some modern updates here and there. A king size master bed looks out onto the spectacular views of the lake, and the living room comes complete with a big pellet fireplace and a nice sized flat screen for cozy nights in. On the deck, a fire pit and chair set invite you to grab a bottle of vino and warm your toes while enjoying the views. You’ll be just outside of Coeur d’Alene, so going to the store for a bite is absolutely an option.
After all the stress and work that you put into your wedding, it’s worth it to consider if a cabin retreat is just what you need. These cabins let you get away from it all. Dreamy, romantic, cozy, and secluded. If that’s how you’d like to describe your honeymoon, then it’s the cabin life for you.