5 winter lodge getaways
Photography courtesy of Cathedral Mountain Lodge
Cathedral Mountain Lodge
This lodge and its authentic log cabins are nestled in the woods at the edge of the Kicking Horse River, offering Canadian Rockies accommodation at its finest. The cabins are equipped with everything you need to create a comfy enclave. Warm yourself by a wood-burning fireplace, indulge in a leisurely bath in the soaker tub and breathe in the crisp mountain air while sitting on your private deck (don’t forget to pack your warmest sweater and long johns). Cathedral Mountain Lodge, located at 1 Yoho Valley Road, Field, B.C.
Photography courtesy of Auberge Saint-Antoine
Located in the Old Port of Quebec City, Auberge Saint-Antoine is a mix of old and new. Housed in three historic buildings, each is decorated in antiques and photographs that reference its past (once a wharf, then a canon battery), as well as sleek furnishings and modern takes on winter lodge style, such as throw pillows with reindeer silhouettes. Auberge Saint-Antoine, located at 8 rue Saint-Antoine, Quebec City, Que.
Photography courtesy of Fairmont Montebelo
Inspired by the châteaux of the Swiss Alps, this resort on the Ottawa River was built with 10,000 red cedar logs, all cut and set by hand. A six-sided fireplace, which beckons you to a romantic rendezvous with a glass of red wine, is the focal point of the awe-inspiring three-storey atrium. Fairmont Montebelo located at 392 rue Notre Dame, Montebello, Que.
Photography courtesy of Hudson Lodge at Hudson Hotel.
Beneath a (heated) tent, you’ll find indulgent comfort food and woodsy decor, such as vintage toboggans, sheepskin rugs and faux taxidermy. There’s also an Aztec hot chocolate bar and warm winter cocktails. All that’s missing are the slopes! Hudson Lodge located at Hudson Hotel, 356 West 58 St., New York City.
Post Hotel & Spa
A historic alpine lodge near the Columbia Ice Fields, this chalet-style building features rustic decor with wood-beamed ceilings and stone accents. The rooms are graciously appointed with wooden furnishings and cozy goose-down duvets made for luxurious napping and breakfast in bed. Post Hotel & Spa located 200 Pipestone Rd., Lake Louise, Alta.