A Cozy Escape: Best National Park Fireplaces to Enjoy a Hot Toddy

Your Ultimate Guide to Fireside Bliss

As the cold season blankets the national parks & forests, the allure of a cozy fireside retreat starts to call your name. There is nothing better than heading back to your favorite lodge in the winter after a day in the snow to unwind and relax by the fireside. The cozy ambiance can only get better with a warm festive drink in hand to end the day. This guide will help you decide which winter lodge you want to go to for your next vacation to enjoy drinks by the fireside. There is something truly magical about the winter experience, and these top places in the national parks and forests offer the best blend of relaxation, nature, and some toasty drinks!

Fireside Relaxation at The Ahwahnee Hotel

When looking for a place to escape into nature this winter, The Ahwahnee hotel is simply the perfect getaway. A hotel designed to enhance and highlight the natural beauty surrounding it gives the perfect ambiance for a cozy weekend away. It is truly in the heart of Yosemite National Park with all the top attractions around including Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and El Capitan. Badger Pass Ski Area is also just a shuttle bus drive away, so The Ahwahnee is the perfect place to stay for your vacation. Make sure to check out the fun-filled activities that are offered in Yosemite in the winter with the full snow activity guide.

After a day in the mountains or sightseeing around the park, settle down and relax by the fireplace with your favorite hot drink. The Great Lounge is filled with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you the perfect view of the snow-covered landscape while being warm and comfortable inside. If you want a more private experience, they do offer a Featured Cottage Room that includes a king bed and fireplace,so you can relax and stay cozy in your own accommodation.

Retreat into Nature at Lake Quinault Lodge

An incredible place to stay Olympic National Park is Lake Quinault Lodge. The enchanting feel and embrace that this lodge offers is unlike any other. Guests can enjoy the experience of sipping hot toddies in nature at one of the park fireplaces, or even inside the lodge lobby around the beautiful stone fireplace.

A special and timeless must visit place on the property is the Roosevelt Room. This room is named after former President Franklin D. Roosevelt after he visited the park in 1937, before he signed the official bill, making it a national park! Enjoy stunning views of Lake Quinault as you experience an incredible meal. Whether you are taking in the views of the surrounding nature from the lodge or outside in the elements, Lake Quinault Lodge ensures the perfect place to relax during your winter getaway.

Embrace Winter’s Warmth in the National Parks & Forests

Embarking on a cozy fireside retreat to a national park or forests this winter will take you to a world of serene beauty and relaxation. Reset and recharge with the perfect backdrop while sipping on a hot toddy. Whether you are needing a solo trip, couples retreat, or a family vacation, the national parks or forests in winter are the ideal setting. Consider these top three destinations that blend the park’s landscapes with the warmth of a fireside escape. Start planning your next adventure to explore the magic of fireside sipping in nature.

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