Check out Airbnb’s most popular ski vacation homes
While some folks prefer to head straight for the beach when Old Man Winter rolls around, avid skiers know it’s time to head straight for the mountains in search of some fresh powder.
Airbnb recently released its Most Searched Ski-in/Ski-out Lists, which means the house is within walking – or skiing – distance of the ski lifts. This allows you to leave your car when you arrive, if you wish. Even if you’re not a winter sports enthusiast, you can still get in on the Airbnb action and enjoy the breathtaking views, fresh mountain air, and fireside comforts with a good book and a cup of tea.
If you plan to hit the slopes, these are the most coveted places to rent – in the United States or abroad.
Who’s up for a night in an igloo? We are! This one bedroom, 1.5 bath shared features snowy interiors, LED lights and the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable stay. The owners, who provide warm sleeping bags, say it’s always cooler inside the igloo – so be sure to bring thermal layers and accessories. Up to four people can stay in each igloo and a cozy house with a bathroom and a small kitchen is also accessible 24 hours a day. If you choose the right time, you can even admire the Northern Lights. Rent this ski-in/ski-out ice dome for $139 and up.
Marketed as a “Modern New Home with Unreal Views of Lone Peak,” this home offers breathtaking views that you can enjoy directly from a luxurious living room. The tailor-made chalet features 25-foot vaulted ceilings and 15-by-10-foot stackable windows that open to a spacious deck with fun amenities for everyone. These include an indoor/outdoor fireplace, hot tub, grill and slide for the kids. Ski or hike the 0.3 mile hike to the White Otter 2 lift at the nearby Big Sky Resort. You can rent this dream home that can accommodate eight people from $900 per night and up.
Just five minutes from Snow Valley Mountain Resort and Snowdrift Snow Tubing Park, this traditional A-shaped home on State Route 18 is brimming with views of the hills of Lake Arrowbear. the one bedroom one bath house offers everything you need for a quiet mountain getaway, including a wood-burning fireplace and coffee bar. It starts at $342 per night and can accommodate three people.
Experience nature while feeling safe indoors this birdhouse-style enclosure. It requires you to park at Langeland Ski and Recreation Center and then walk to a small house, which is just big enough for two people. Hit the nearby trails and then fall asleep after a day of nature play. Don’t forget to bring enough food for your stay! Stay here from $355+.
Named one of Colorado’s Best Airbnbs of 2020 by Condé Nast Traveler, this peaceful and vintage cabin A-Frame will help you reconnect with nature while keeping you close to the main drag of Breckenridge (just five minutes away) as well as the trailheads of Mohawk Lakes and Quandary Peak. Access to downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking and biking. The creekside home, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious loft, sleeps up to six people and starts at $258 per night.
Immerse yourself in nature with a panoramic view of the Laurentian Park and admire superb sunsets from the mountain peaks near Lac-Beauport. Located in the heart of the Maelstrom mountain region, the “MICA” house offers high-end micro-housing. Explore 12 miles of accessible trails right outside the door! Stay in this tiny two-bedroom, one-bathroom home for $279 per night. It can accommodate up to four people. Please note: you will need an all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicle to reach this gem in winter.
Located in the middle of the island Beskids mountain range, this dream oasis is the perfect place to relax or play! Between the pool table, the sauna, the fireplace and the fitness room, you will never be bored even inside. Get your fill of all the favorite winter sports activities you love by accessing the ski lift at nearby Limanowa Ski Resort. This house can accommodate three people, but extra beds or cribs are available. Stays start at $40 per night.
Grab your closest friends and head to this four-bedroom, four-bathroom abode (it sleeps up to 10) with stunning views from every floor. A brisk five minute walk will take you to a ski slope at Bryce Resort. The newly renovated house with a contemporary style features a large open fireplace with a sunken space for lounging. Pets are also allowed at an additional cost. Rent this place ski in ski out from $602 per night and up.
Nestled against the Park Range in the Rocky Mountains, this remote two-bedroom, one-bath A-cabin offers a quiet stay and plenty of time for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, sledding, or snowshoeing on the nearby Elk Run Trail or in the Routt National Forest and Mount Zirkel Wilderness. Moose Haven is approximately 9,000 feet above sea level. Although there is no running water inside the cabin, there is access to well water and a shared shower. You will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to access it. It can sleep up to five people, and rooms start at $114 per night.
Accommodating up to eight people, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home features high ceilings, large windows, new heated hardwood floors and a hot tub with a view. It’s only seven minutes from Hunter Mountain Resort, so you can ski, snow tube, or hike right outside the door. The house is also located a short distance from the town of Tannersville, where you can eat out or do your grocery shopping. Weekends require a three-night minimum booking, each starting at $651.
Which of these drool-worthy spots calls your name? Is it time to grab your gear and head out?