Winter doesn’t have to mean shoveling snow while feeling cold and miserable. If you’re willing to shell out some hard cash, you can transform the bitter, desolate winter weeks you’re used to into a luxurious vacation full of fun winter activities to remember for years to come.
Whether you’re into competitive skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or just enjoy the warmth of a crackling fire after a family day on the slopes on your favorite mountain, enjoying your winter vacation is hard to do if you aren’t in love with where you are staying. Instead of settling for a conventional hotel room stay with limited space and tiresome time limits on food and accommodations, renting a chalet, townhouse, full size home or other resort side property can mean the difference between an ordinary winter vacation and an extraordinary one.
From quiet, isolated areas to the heart of some of skiing's most popular resorts, these rental properties prove that the right location paired with spacious and thoughtful accommodations makes all the difference in a luxury winter rental property. Whether you want ski on, ski off access the moment you step out the front door, you’re more adventurous and wouldn’t mind dropping onto the slopes via helicopter, or you just want something that gives you access to both skiing, shopping and fine dining, these 10 luxurious ski resort rentals are sure to exceed all your expectations. Located across the United States and Canada, these ski-ready homes prove that winter can be the best season for vacations if you’re willing to invest wisely.
10 Choke Cherry Cottage, Colorado
Nestled in Snowmass Colorado just north of Aspen, the Choke Cherry Cottage can meet almost any desire for an on-site ski resort rental. For just over $4,000 a night, you can enjoy Choke Cherry’s six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms spread over 5,500 square feet of space. The wall to wall windows in the main living areas make full use of the surrounding mountains. The large kitchen, complete with a breakfast bar, allow you to enjoy a grand scale meal after a long day of adventuring outdoors while the bedrooms provide comfortable accommodations, many featuring individual fireplaces and views. The home’s on site hot tub will soak away your stress while you take in the clear night sky.
9 Sunrise Mountain Timberline Unit K-8, Vermont
When you need a convenient, comfortable, yet memorable condo rental for a trip up to Sunrise Mountain in Vermont, look no further than the Timberline Unit K-8 at Sunrise Mountain Village. This three bedroom, two bathroom townhouse has spacious rooms, a classic New England feel with a grand brick fireplace, skylights, balconies, and large windows, allowing you to take in the area views. The free WiFi will keep the kids busy while you relax in the evenings. For up to $750 per night, you can enjoy ski in, ski out access to Sunrise Mountain, which offers ample skiing and riding without the congestion of Killington’s typical visitors.
8 Bighorn Ski Chalet, British Columbia
Few properties can match the grandeur of Bighorn Ski Chalet. This eight bedroom, eleven bathroom home has a professional style kitchen, a formal dining room, and a full glass wall in the main living area that accentuates the true scale of both the home and the surrounding area, with it’s private pool and direct access to unmatched skiing. This home provides access to British Columbia’s proud sport of Heliskiing (which means access to skiing that is so remote, you are typically dropped in via helicopter). A true testament to post and beam style architecture done right, this home has handsome construction to match the stunning scenery. When you want an adventure on the slopes while still having all the comforts of an upscale hotel when you’re resting, Bighorn can be yours for a cool $7,143 per night.
7 Slopeside at Adams Avenue, Colorado
Slopeside at Adams Avenue in Snowmass, Colorado, offers a slope side getaway that is ideal when you want to have all the comforts of home while being able to ski the moment you step outside. Alpine Property lists this 5,500 square foot home as having five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms with a spacious office, living room and media room. For $4,725 per night, you can enjoy the home’s rustic style, woodsman decor and entertain with ease thanks to the grand kitchen and accommodating dining room. When you’re ready to get on your skis, opening the front door will give you direct access to Adams Avenue.
6 Timbers Club K1, Colorado
The Timbers Club K1 townhouse in Snowmass Colorado offers an alternative to the grand scale nearby housing rentals without sacrificing the luxurious accommodations you desire. This property is listed by RentalEscapes as having four bedrooms and five bathrooms with 4,000 square feet and the ability to sleep up to ten guests. Inside, you will find a charming living area with natural lighting thanks to the large picture windows, a formal dining area and large kitchen, complete with beautiful hardwood flooring and a raised ceiling. At $4,300 a night, this townhouse may appear modest from the outside, but with it’s on site skiing and fantastic features,the Timbers Club K1 is a must see.
5 The Big House in Killington, Vermont
If you have ever wanted to have a true New England ski destination experience, this Killington rental home is the place to be. With 12 bedrooms and bathrooms, this property provides real-life comfort with the perks of one of the best ski areas in the country. Instead of feeling out of place in an area hotel, this property will make you feel at home. Grab a large group of friends - this villa sleeps 30! - and head to the Killington Big House for a little over $3,300 a night.
4 White Mountains Rental, New Hampshire
Set in the heart of the White Mountain range, this seven bedroom, seven bathroom home has something for everyone. With hardwood flooring, plenty of natural light thanks to the large picture windows, a large brick fireplace, crown molding, and spacious bedrooms, this home will leave you feeling refreshed after a long day of exploring the outdoors. Just a short drive to Waterville Valley Ski Resort, this home gives you convenient access to some of New Hampshire’s premier skiing and riding. Enjoy sales tax free shopping in nearby Waterville Valley shops for the full Northern New Hampshire experience. Whether you’ve got a large family or you just want a memorable getaway with friends, this $1,145 a night home will meet all your needs.
3 Ellicottville Chalet, New York
Careful craftsmanship of this home allow for the classic chalet style without sacrificing space thanks to the large floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed post and beam features and high ceilings. The spacious outdoor hot tub, suspended circular chandelier, stone fireplace, large bedrooms and media room make this upstate New York ski chalet an ideal vacation spot. Tucked away in quiet Ellicottville village, this spot allows you to enjoy the ski in, ski out access to the mountain while also offering year round attractions in town, like shopping and fine dining. With the ability to sleep up to 16 guests, this home makes for a great reunion spot for large family get togethers or a fun trip with your closest friends.
2 Sky Villa, Utah
Spending a winter get-away at Sky Villa promises ample space for you and your guests while still allowing you quick access to the popular Park City mountain resort. As RentalEscapes notes, for a cool $10,000 a night, the Sky Villa at Canyons Resort grants you 10,700 square feet of living space, eight bedrooms, and six bedrooms (that can accommodate up to 14 guests). The post and beam structure give a rustic feel to the main living area. The open concept of the main living area, paired with the neutral wall colors and ample kitchen make this chalet both inviting and easy to entrain in. The wide, floor-to-ceiling picture windows give you an unmatched view of the surrounding mountains. Staying at Sky Villa will inspire you to both hit the slopes and relax by the fire after a long day.
1 Red Cloud Estate, Utah
Red Cloud Estate in Park City Utah is a ski lover's dream. This grand home provides 9,600 square feet of living space, has eight bedrooms and eleven bathrooms. This multilevel home is as prestigious as it appears. The home’s exterior stone face is continued inside the home thanks to the large fireplace and accent walls. Red Cloud Estate has hard wood flooring and an open post and beam style architecture that accentuates the home’s grand scale. The in home theater allows you to entertain your guests on those nights when you want a break from skiing and riding at nearby Deer Valley Resort. At $10,000-$12,000 a night, this home will give you all the comforts of home with the fantastic backdrop of the mountains.