Everyone’s been talking about hygge—a Danish concept which loosely translates to “the art of creating intimacy.” As the weather gets colder, why not embrace all that a hygge lifestyle has to offer? Whether you’re alone or with company, indoors or outdoors, press pause on your daily routine: light a candle, snuggle on a comfy couch, and tuck in with a warm beverage.
We’ve picked some of our favorite hygge-inspired homes, perfect for a cozy getaway. Which one will you choose?
Lakeview Tree House – Tahoe City, CA
Instead of cutting down the surrounding pines, the architects of this unforgettable abode decided to incorporate them into the cabin’s design. Complete with breathtaking lake views, a hot tub, and a wood stove, you won’t want to leave this luxurious perch. No need to feel guilty about spending the day in bed when the views are this good.
Swedish Stuga Vacation Rental – Rhododendron, OR
Step into a fairytale when you stay at this Mt. Hood vacation home inspired by Scandinavian tradition. With magical details such as a clawfoot tub in the master bedroom, wood-burning fireplace, chandeliers, and classic Scandinavian adornments, it doesn’t get cozier than this.
Blacktail Pines – Lakeside, MT
Let the hustle and bustle of daily life melt away in this fairytale A-frame. Tranquil views of Flathead Lake and the surrounding mountains are all yours here—you’ll feel like the only two people on earth when you cuddle up with your valentine and look up at the stars.
Storybook Cabin – Crested Butte, CO
When the snow is coming down outside, stay warm while sipping a cup of tea inside this inviting cottage. Adorned with elegant furnishings and exposed wood details, dive into a good book in the living room, or take in the gorgeous mountain views just outside your front door.
Artist’s Waterfront Retreat – Newburyport, MA
Indulge your whimsical side when you book a romantic getaway in this Georgian-style home, built in 1730. Eat a warm meal as you watch a winter storm approach through the floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. Or, spend a cozy winter night in while relaxing in front of the fireplace.
Bag End – Mendocino, CA
What could be more hygge than this unique “hobbit hole” nestled in the magical California coastal forest? Literary lovers will rejoice for its likeness to The Shire, with options to unwind with a good book in the adjoining tree house or pen a harrowing adventure on the cozy living room’s antique writing desk.
The Artist’s Retreat – Bainbridge Island, WA
A spacious floor plan complete with artwork, antiques, and instruments awaits you in this charmingly sequestered home located in Washington State. Mull over your next creative endeavor in the outdoor clawfoot bathtub, drawing inspiration from the island’s beautiful surroundings.
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