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5 Gorgeous Cabins in Pennsylvania That You Can Book for Your Next Skiing Getaway

They're the perfect places to curl up in after hitting the state's ski resorts.


Pennsylvania ski cabins

These five Pennsylvania ski cabins are perfect weekend getaways. / Photograph by Kevin Ritchie/courtesy Airbnb

The Philly area might not have seen much snowfall this year, but PA’s ski resorts are plenty busy making flakes (and offering deals — see a sampling here and here). That’s why a quick getaway to the slopes should be on your agenda sometime before the season wraps up in March or April. To help you make the most of a weekend trip, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest cabins to warm up in after a full day of schussing.

The Lehigh Lodge

Pennsylvania ski cabins

You can get firewood delivered to this adorable cottage with a wood-burning fireplace. / Photograph by Grant Kerrick/courtesy VRBO

This two-bedroom cottage in historic Stoddartsville has all the quaint coziness of a cabin but also boasts some lovely perks. Our favorite amenity (besides the full kitchen, cable, and WiFi)? The wood-burning fireplace. From October through March, you can pay an extra $30 to get 35 pieces of firewood — about six bundles — delivered straight to your door and enjoy your mug of hot cocoa in front of the crackling flames with no extra effort. $144 per night on average.

Where To Ski: Jack Frost, home to 20 trails of packed powder (including two terrain parks) that range in difficulty. Tip: Subaru’s Master the Mountain event will provide mini lessons, tours of the mountain, and a bevy of complimentary treats — coffee and doughnuts in the morning, cookies in the afternoon, and hot chocolate all day — on February 16th and 17th.

Restored Cabin

Pennsylvania ski cabins

This renovated bunkhouse is located on a 52-acre organic farm. / Photograph by Janet McKee/courtesy VRBO

From the outside, this renovated bunkhouse on a 52-acre organic farm outside Seven Springs looks charming albeit rustic. Once you step inside, you’ll be shocked at how modern the one-bedroom cabin is. The full kitchen and refurbished bathroom mean that you don’t have to rough it to disconnect from the real world. Upgrade to the Farm Rejuvenation Retreat Getaway ($500 per weekend) for healthy provided meals complete with fresh juice, a massage, a private yoga or fitness session, and an introduction to stress-reducing techniques. $84 a night on average.

Where To Ski: Seven Springs Ski Resort, which boasts 33 slopes and trails and seven (!) terrain parks. Add two runs on the NASTAR giant slalom race course to your lift ticket for $6 or pay $15 to work on carving around the gates all day.

 

Restored Farmhouse

Pennsylvania ski cabins

Take the whole family on your ski getaway when you come to this gorgeous renovated farmhouse. / Photograph courtesy Airbnb

Also located on fully operational farmland, this luxe, four-bedroom property is big enough for families — and stunning enough for everyone. We recommend watching the snow fall from the wraparound front porch and ending the day around the fire pit. $331 per night.

Where To Ski: Blue Mountain Resort is just five miles from this Palmerton house. Known for having one of PA’s largest vertical drops, it promises 39 trails, 16 lifts, and a snow tubing hill with six-person tubes.

 

Lake Harmony Chalet

Pennsylvania ski cabins

This A-frame chalet makes you feel like you’re at camp — but with major upgrades. / Photograph by Kevin Ritchie/courtesy Airbnb

The floor-to-ceiling wood paneling and wall-to-wall windows of this A-frame chalet give the feel of being at camp, if camp were gorgeous and came with Bluetooth speakers and three Firestick- or Roku-connected TVs. Just 20 minutes away is the historic town of Jim Thorpe, named after the first Native American to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States, which will host its annual WinterFest this weekend. Come for the train rides, stay for the famous Mug Walk, where you buy a mug for $15 and stop by participating businesses in the charming downtown for hot chocolate, soup, and other goodies.

Where To Ski: Big Boulder, a short five-minute drive from the chalet. The 15-trail mountain offers late-night hours until 10 p.m., so get ready to ski beneath the stars.

 

Mt. Maplewood Lodge Retreat

Pennsylvania ski cabins

This luxe cabin has a hot tub and a pool table. / Photograph courtesy VRBO

With 2,500 square feet, a washer and dryer, a hot tub, AND a pool table, this Pocono Pines property is a true luxury retreat. If you ever decide to leave, (who would want to?!), head 0.3 miles to Lake Naomi for breathtaking views and two hiking trails or stop at Barley Creek Brewing Company right down the road for brews and burgers. $432 per night on average.

Where To Ski: Camelback Mountain, which expanded its terrain park this season, adding new features and 15 additional acres for beginners. For all you skiing haters, there’s the largest snow tubing park in the country, complete with an LED light show after dark. (Note: You must buy tickets at the park — they’re not available online — the day you’re planning to tube, and they’re first come, first serve.)

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