5 Gorgeous Cabins in Pennsylvania That You Can Book for a Skiing Getaway
They’re ideal spaces off the beaten path to get away from it all for a weekend.
The Philly area might not have seen much snowfall this year, but PA’s ski resorts are plenty busy making flakes. They also all have new social distancing and masking protocols to maintain safety amid COVID-19 while you ski or board — and these cabins are off the beaten path enough to give you space. Just make sure to look at each ski resort’s protocols and book in advance — tickets are limited to ensure social distancing on the mountains.
If a getaway to the slopes is on your agenda sometime before the season wraps up in March or April, we’ve got you covered. 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.
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. $166 per night on average.
Where To Ski: Jack Frost, home to 20 trails of packed powder (including two terrain parks) that range in difficulty.
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. $80 a night on average.
Where To Ski: Seven Springs Ski Resort, which boasts 33 slopes and trails and seven (!) terrain parks. You can also add two runs on the NASTAR giant slalom race course to your lift ticket or pay extra to try carving around the gates all day.
Also located on fully operational farmland, this luxe, four-bedroom property is comfortable for families — and stunning to boot. We recommend watching the snow fall from the wraparound front porch and ending the day around the fire pit. $421 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.
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. $302 per night.
Where To Ski: Big Boulder, a short five-minute drive from the chalet. The 15-trail mountain boasts picturesque views and snowy trails you can enjoy.
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 pick up takeout burgers and brews from Barley Creek Brewing Company right down the road. $511 per night on average.
Where To Ski: Camelback Mountain, which has an expanded terrain park this season, including new features and 15 additional acres for beginners. For all you skiing haters, there’s a huge snow tubing park.
This post was updated in January 2021.