Thinking about a winter getaway in the run up to Christmas? Check out our list of the best remote escapes, from the English countryside to the Norwegian Peaks.
Levi Fox Fires, Finland
Located in the ancient Taiga Forest, Foxfires offers a true Nordic winter experience. Enjoy a boutique stay and choose from two individually furnished private guest rooms each with uniquely designed eu-suite bathrooms. Located just 8 minutes from the centre of Levi and just 300m from the nearest ski slopes, you can expect to find a whole host of winter activities on offer, and even get a chance to spot the Northern Lights!
Soho House, Cotswolds
Neighbouring the Cotswolds villages of Chipping Norton and Great Tew, Soho Farmhouse is spread across 100 acres of Oxfordshire countryside. Created by the Soho House group, this is not your standard rural retreat – it combines that classic English essence with a touch of American country club. The reclaimed wooden cabins offer the ultimate escape from reality, perfect for a quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle of London – and an extra cosy spot to lay low in the winter months!
Jolstraholmen Cottages, Norway
These self-catering cottages are located along the Jølstra River in the village of Vassenden in Sogn og Fjordane County. Each has a bedroom, private bathroom, flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The River Suites have made a name for themselves on social media, offering incredible views of the waters, and even include an outdoor hot tub. You’ll find tonnes of activities to try including biking, kayaking boat riding, zip-lines and more! Great for an adventure filled, long weekend.
Finn Lough, Northern Ireland
If your looking for a truly unique experience, Finn Lough’s private getaway offers just that. You can choose from two bubble domes, including the Forest Dome, tucked away in the woods, giving you uninterrupted views of the trees and the nights sky. The Premium Dome includes two domes, combined for extra space, with lots of luxurious extras including a roll top bath overlooking the forest.
Evergreen Cabins, New York
This one of a kind 1 bedroom, 1 bath A frame cabin can be found in Ramsen, New York. Designed with a modern, rustic décor the cabin includes a roll out bed that allows you to stargaze at night. Snuggle up with your loved one and experience the natural surroundings, made even more special in the winter when everything is covered in snow! The self contained, self catering cabin can be booked through Airbnb.
Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk
Wilderness Reserve is a collection of exclusive-use country houses, luxury holiday cottages, and off-grid boltholes set in a 5000 acre Suffolk estate. If your looking to escape to the countryside for a romantic weekend, or Christmas work-do, this is THE place. The two estates, Sibton Park and Chapel Barn offer a range of properties, from a no electricity one bed in the woods, to the grand 13 bedroom Sibton Park house.
Parc Omega, Canada
Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience in the heart of the Canadian forest and sleep amongst the wolves. Parc Omega, an impressive Wildlife Park, offers a rural escape from reality amongst a whole host of furry creatures including deer, foxes, bears and wild birds. A great choice for a family getaway.
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Switzerland
Expect the royal treatment at this beautiful Swiss Palace, dating from 1896. The luxurious 5-star hotel sits in the centre of Sankt Moritz, offering panoramic views of the Engadine Alps and Lake Sankt Moritz. The elegant rooms at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel overlook the mountains and either the town or lake. It features 6 restaurants, an indoor pool, an ice rink and a free shuttle service to the Corvatsch Cable Car, 500m away – perfect for a luxury skiing holiday!
Treehouse Point, Seattle
Nestled in a lush forest 30 minutes east of Seattle, TreeHouse Point is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. TreeHouse Point is home to seven iconic, rentable treehouses; a central Lodge and and two cedar-lined bathhouses. All indoor spaces are heated, and include kitchen appliances, Wi-Fi, books, board games and snacks – great for a no-phone weekend reset!
Levin Iglut, Finland
The glass-roofed Levin Iglut offer their guests luxury in the wild. The igloo hotel is located on the slope of a fell mountain at a height of 340 metres, and the centre of Levi, one of the most popular holiday destinations in Lapland, is just 10 km away. Sleeping under the stars is made even more special here, with sightings of the Northern Lights!