When temperatures drop, there’s no better place to hunker down and get cozy than a gorgeous second home. Plus, discover the three essential elements of the ultimate chill retreat.
Winter home must-haves
When you’re searching for a second home to enjoy in the colder seasons, here are three essential elements of any winter wonderland.
Outdoors from indoors
The windows don’t have to be floor to ceiling, but they do help you enjoy your wintery location from the coziness of your home. Listing photo: The Golden Glow
The great wide open
Make sure you have plenty of space to spend those long winter nights. Open-concept design and room for entertaining are key to enjoying your second home to the fullest.Listing photo: The Chateau
Who doesn’t love a fireplace in their winter retreat? But why stop there? Just imagine gathering the gang around a blazing fire pit for s’mores amid the snow.Listing photo: The Chateau
Grab a mug of something warm, because these snowy stunners will surely inspire you to search for your own second home.
The evergreen retreat
Nestled in the pines outside Vail, CO, this modern home’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide unobstructed views of the snowy landscape. The evergreen trim paint outside frames the warm, open-plan interior. Photo credit: Zillow
The Victorian hideout
That round turret-top room is the perfect winter lookout. Imagine building snowpeople on the sprawling lawn, then heading inside to sip hot chocolate in this charming Victorian home. Photo credit: Nathan Walker, via Unsplash
The spruced-up cabin
What better place to thaw out after a day in the snow? Surrounded by tall trees, this modern take on the classic cabin in Truckee, CA, is ideal for hanging out or hibernating.Photo credit: Zillow
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