Think about an outdoor winter getaway in the Northwest, and that image likely includes some scenes of skiing, sledding, snowshoeing or any number of other snow-clad pastimes.
It’s also a safe bet that a vision of a winter escape includes a cozy Northwest cabin, one tucked into the snowy trees and warmed inside by a roaring fire.
Thankfully, it’s not hard to find just such a cabin for your next winter adventure. The Northwest is packed with options, from lakeside gems to alpine hideaways. Here are a few favorites to consider.
If rustic and remote is what you’re looking for, Alpine Lakes High Camp has your name all over it. Located 15 miles east of Stevens Pass, this off-the-grid resort has nine snug cabins situated near the Alpine Lakes Wilderness with access to a 35-mile network of cross-country ski trails and thousands of acres of pristine backcountry terrain. But you won’t be roughing it entirely: Alpine Lakes is also home to a lodge, a wood-fired hot tub and a sauna.
Hot tub. Wood stove. Alpine views. Fine linens and towels. This charming Skykomish A-Frame has it all. It sits in the woods just a few minutes from the Stevens Pass ski resort, making it an awesome home base for a weekend on the slopes.
City dwellers looking for a scenic escape to nature will find it in this bucolic cabin out on Vashon Island. Surrounded by 10 acres of forest, the cabin has a remote feeling when you want peace and quiet, but it’s also close to the renowned art scene of Vashon and ideally located for nearby hiking, biking and sightseeing options.
Set on the crystalline Icicle Creek, the Sleeping Lady Resort outside Leavenworth offers a bit of luxury in a classic Northwest setting. The resort is home to two standalone cabins perfect for special winter getaways — think a wintertime anniversary or a cross-country ski outing for a group of up to eight.
Can’t decide between a cozy cabin or a tree house for your weekend away? This lakefront cabin on the Olympic Peninsula’s got you covered. On the shores of Lake Sutherland near Olympic National Park, this cabin isn’t far from Hurricane Ridge for skiing and it’s got a bonus cabin that feels like a treehouse out back.