Destination cozy: 10 vacation rental fireplaces to stoke your wanderlust

Published December 2020

wood burning fireplace with a stag head mounted above in Big Sky, MT vacation home
close up of fire in a log fireplace

Picture this: you’re curled up under a blanket, steaming mug in hand, and perhaps you have an open book or are simply listening to the crackling fire during a moment of calm. But, here’s the important question: where are you when you imagine this scene?

As we rounded up the most unique and snuggle-inducing fireplaces from Vacasa’s portfolio of 25,000+ vacation homes, we found that you don’t have to escape to a mountain to find a hygge-inspired cabin getaway—though that’s certainly a tried and true way to go about it. There are a number of destinations, from deserts to lakefronts or the beach, where you can safely retreat for a remote weekend of relaxation—whenever you’re ready to do so—complete with a fireplace to cozy up to. For inspiration, here are 10 of our favorite vacation rental and cabin fireplaces for ultimate lounging.

wood burning fireplace surrounded by velvet chairs and leather living room sofa located in idyllwild, ca

Idyllwild Overlook

Idyllwild, California

It’s tough to imagine not spending every moment on the deck at this Southern California cabin rental—but, once that fire is lit, the velvet chairs and leather living room sofa become prime real estate.

Blackstone Lodge

Seiverville, Tennessee

This unique, craftsman style cabin rental will make you feel at one with nature in the lap of luxury, as you take in the stunning surrounding views of the Smoky Mountains.

wood-burning fireplace accented by minimalist design and ocean views

Sahhali Luxury Beach House

Neskowin, Oregon

The crashing waves will be the only sound to rival the crackling fire at this secluded Oregon beach house, featuring a wood-burning fireplace that’s accented by minimalist design and maximum views.

Harper House Inn

McCaysville, Georgia

Indoor fireplace? Check. Outdoor fireplace? Double check. Warm up at this North Georgia Mountain cabin rental where ledgestone fireplaces come in pairs and slippers are the recommended footwear.

fireplace of South Carolina vacation home framed by antique bricks and vaulted ceilings

1450 Northport

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

The fireplace at this stately Southern vacation home is framed by antique bricks and vaulted ceilings, so fireside afternoons spent in this living room may call for tea—or, more fittingly, sweet tea.

Vacation rentals with fireplaces in Wisconsin

Dons Bay Retreat

Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin

Perfect for a much-needed family getaway where the hustle and bustle of the city won't be a problem. This secluded lake cabin radiates heat indoors and outdoors.

Waterfront Wonderland

Kingston, Washington

Located just north of Seattle, this elegant and neutral-hued waterfront vacation rental has a wood fireplace in the middle of the main living area to instantly warm the ambiance and switch you into vacation mode.

white painted brick fireplace with nautical decor and vintage upholstery

Sundown Cottage

Douglas, Michigan

This charming lakefront cottage rental, just steps from Lake Michigan’s shore, surrounds its painted brick fireplace with nautical decor and vintage upholstery for both fashionable and functional lounging.

Victory Lodge Northstar

Truckee, California

You can almost smell the alpine air and wafting scent of a campfire from just looking at this Lake Tahoe cabin rental. Flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows, its rocky hearthstone is the hot spot to defrost after a day outdoors.

wood burning adobe-style fireplace located in Angel Fire, NM

Casa Feliz

Angel Fire, New Mexico

With rounded edges to match the Southwest’s adobe-style architecture, the two-story fireplace at this desert oasis brings a wood-fired warmth to the colorful sitting area.