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8 Coolest Airbnb Getaways to Celebrate the Winter Holidays

December 15, 2020

Does a winter getaway sound like a perfect break from the daily grind? 

This year's holidays may be a little different from what we're used to, but we can still daydream about a relaxing vacation at the perfect Airbnb rental. Whether you're looking for a COVID-19-safe vacation or you're thinking about the vacation possibilities of 2021, these winter getaways had us swooning. 

Which Airbnb getaway do you want to spend your holiday in?

1. Midcentury Cabin in California

Attribution: Big Bear Treehouse - Forest Backyard, Mid-Century - Airbnb

This dreamy Airbnb rental is just a 13-minute drive to the ski slopes and a 200-foot walk to the trailhead at San Bernardino National Forest. The mid-century aesthetic combined with the rustic cabin creates a fresh and inviting vibe. Get the fire going and put on some vintage tunes for a cozy winter holiday. 

2.  Contemporary Vermont Cabin

Attribution: Waldhaus - Modern Forest Home - Airbnb 

This light and airy cabin has big open windows that give you a view of nature, even when you're indoors drinking cocoa. The nearby towns give you some good dining options so you can avoid having to cook during your vacation. The puppy that's pictured is not included in the rental, but you can bring your own furry friend. The hosts recommend snow tires to navigate the steep driveway.

3. Winter Holiday in a Castle

Attribution: The Great Hall, Dollarbeg Castle - Airbnb [Different featured image]

This Scottish castle is set on three acres of grounds. The exterior may be a traditional gothic construction from 1890, but inside is modern living quarters. There are several units within the castle, and each has its own perks. For example, the Great Hall unit has vaulted ceilings, but the Tower Apartment has a Knight's suit of armor. 

4. Minimalist Retreat in San Diego

Attribution: A modern light-filled haven in a tranquil setting - Airbnb [Different featured image]

If you want a Christmas without the fuss, this Scandanavian-style house offers a minimalist design for a tranquil experience that would make Marie Kondo proud. The pictured Christmas tree was from 2019, and with no tree on display yet this year, the house could be used to celebrate any holiday tradition. 

5. Comfortable Lodge in Breckenridge

Attribution: Big Timber Lodge - For the Ultimate Mountain Experience - Airbnb

Our colleagues in Western Colorado keep telling us about the region's great skiing and charming towns. We'll come to visit if we can stay in a mountain lodge like this. When you're not on the slopes, vacationers can hang their stockings by the fireplace, have a soak in the hot tub, or enjoy a game of foosball. 

6. Glam Holiday in Austin

Attribution: 🥂Rainey Street—6 min walk ♫ 6th Street—3 min drive - Airbnb 

If you want a vacation that's a little more rock and roll, this Airbnb in Austin is the perfect getaway. The nearby foodie scene in downtown Austin means you'll have great options for takeout or delivery. And with Google Fiber's 1,000 Mbps internet speeds, you may want to extend your holiday vacation by turning it into a remote office location. 

7. Christmas in an Oregon Lookout Tower

Attribution: Cozy Three-Story Lookout Tower - Airbnb

With 360-degree views of the Cascades, many guests use the word "magical" to describe this Airbnb getaway. There's a full wraparound deck and four walls of windows in the main living area. The Steelhead Waterfall is only a 1.5-mile hike away, and the cabin's wood-burning stove and hot tub will warm you up after your adventures. 

8. A Visit to Ralphie's Neighborhood From A Christmas Story

Attribution: Next 2 Christmas Story House/Tremont/5min downtown - Airbnb

This holiday season, you can do some movie tourism by taking a trip to Cleveland, OH. This Airbnb is just two doors down from the house used to film A Christmas Story. You can bring your own holiday decor to decorate the rental while you're there, and after visiting the movie museum that's a few doors down, you can leave with a leg lamp and bunny suit. 

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