1. Cabin for two in Gatlinburg
Need to warm up after a day of leaf peeping and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains? Then take your pick from a grand total of—count ’em—four fireplaces in this cozy cabin. Settle onto the porch swing while warming your feet in front of the outdoor fireplace and taking in the sweeping mountain views. Or head indoors to keep warm by the living room hearth and pop a movie into the DVD player for a chillaxing evening. But what makes this cabin such a romantic retreat is not one but two fireplaces in the master suite—one in the bedroom and a bonus one near the huge soaking tub.
2. Couple’s cottage in Santa Fe
This one-bedroom cottage has all the hallmarks for a romantic getaway: lush, secluded gardens; rustic beamed ceilings; and a welcoming fireplace. But there’s more. This property feels like a little jewel box thanks to its artful design, which mixes Southwestern motifs like bleached antlers with vintage and modern furniture. The result is a romantic and Instagram-worthy retreat that will make you want to stay in all day, even though Santa Fe’s attractions are just a short walk away. What makes us swoon are the hide-covered chairs tucked in front of the kiva fireplace. A huge stash of stacked firewood will keep the fire going.
3. Welcoming Whistler apartment
Located right at the base of Blackcomb, this alpine-inspired apartment offers easy access to bars and restaurants. But since a fall Whistler getaway is all about getting into the outdoors and breathing crisp mountain air, throw on a fleece and hit a mountain biking trail or go hiking to take in the views. Come back home to this light-filled abode with dramatic views and featuring a serene streamlined kitchen—you’ll be tempted to stay in and whip up a few hearty meals. The apartment is cozy but airy, thanks to a vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows framing the stone fireplace.
4. Cozy condo in Montreal
Montreal offers the feel of a European getaway minus the long flight. After a full day of pounding the cobblestoned streets to explore the city’s museums and vibrant dining scene, come back to this chic condo to unwind. The apartment will appeal to anyone who loves clean, modern design. The open plan concept means that wherever you are, you’ll feel the warmth from the wood-burning fireplace that serves as the centerpiece of the living room. Pick a spot on the leather couch, snuggle under a blanket, and dream about your next day’s adventures.
5. Sophisticated space in Seattle
The best word to sum up this gorgeous carriage house is serene. From the pale shades of woodwork and Carrera marble countertops to the cozy slip covered couch, you’ll feel snug in this well-appointed cocoon. Sip your morning coffee in the kitchen by the two-sided fireplace, which shares a wall with the bedroom. If you can tear yourself away, get outside and explore the Green Lake neighborhood. Join the locals by going for a jog around the lake, or explore the area’s bars and breweries.
6. Romantic retreat in Park City
Escape to Park City for a quick fall getaway before the snow—and skiers—arrives en masse. This condo makes the perfect base for exploring the area’s hiking and biking trails. As you’d expect, the look is upscale mountain lodge, but it’s also delightfully romantic. The cozy dining banquette overlooks a massive fireplace and is perfect for two. While the property has an outdoor Jacuzzi alongside the heated pool, there’s also a private jetted tub in the master bedroom.