25 Homes of Christmas 2016: Part 1
We are counting down the days until Christmas with some of our favorite homes from our West, East, and United Kingdom destinations. From snow lovers to snow birds we've got the perfect winter spot for everyone this holiday season.
1. Big Sky, MT | Renegade Chalet
Tucked on the slopes of Lone Peak, this stunning home offers all the comforts and amenities to create a holiday to remember for your entire family. Complete with a game room, ski room, jacuzzi, and beautiful outdoor living area, you’ll wish Christmas lasted 365 days a year. With direct ski-in/out access to Big Sky Resort, experiencing the “Biggest Skiing” in America has never been so convenient.
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2. Tybee Island, GA | Carpe Beachem
A modern home with charming beach touches, Carpe Beachem is just a short walk from the beach, shops, and Tybee pier. One of Coastal Living’s 2015 “Happiest Coastal Towns”, a great trip to Tybee Island would include taking a movie tour of the area or a day trip to Savannah. Sleeping 15 and offering a pool table, this luxurious beach escape can easily accommodate the whole family for the holidays.
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3. Mammoth Lakes, CA | Graybear 514
A recent addition to the Natural Retreats portfolio, Graybear 514 is the definition of “a room with a view” as it overlooks the Eastern Sierra Sherwin Mountains. With the ability to sleep twelve, the entire family can enjoy the winter weather in this spacious and luxurious abode. Located right on the Sierra Star Golf Course, Graybear is walking distance from The Village, Mammoth’s main hub.
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4. Rock & North Cornwall | The Nineteenth
If you've never encountered Roserrow, imagine a picturesque Cornish community, hidden in a lush valley just 15 minutes’ walk from the beach and you'll be fairly close. Throw in a manicured golf course and fabulous leisure facilities, and you're almost there! The Nineteenth is nestled here, and is the epitome of a sprawling family holiday home, with light and airy bedrooms and homely open plan living spaces. Stepping out into the huge sloped garden, The Nineteenth is the perfect place for winter adventures, cosy evenings and stargazing with the little ones.
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5. Palm Springs, CA | Modern Oasis
If winter isn’t really your season then escape to our sun drenched Modern Oasis located in Las Palmas Palm Springs. The lush expansive outdoor space with rectangular pool and in-ground grotto spa will help ease you into relaxation. With 350 days of sunshine, Palm Springs will show you that even in December, summer doesn’t have to end.
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6. Great Smoky Mountains, TN | Misty Mountaintop 52
A 3 bedroom cabin tucked into the mountains of Brother’s Cove, Misty Mountaintop offers a view you won’t believe. The home also boasts a hot tub on the wrap-around deck, as well as private Jacuzzis in select bedrooms. When you’re not lounging in the comfort of your home, have a blast visiting local distilleries or Dollywood!
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7. Sun Valley, ID | Garnett 112
Experience the old Ketchum vibe from our newly remodeled and spacious Garnet 112, Townsend Lodge. There’s nothing like waking up to the beautiful views of Mount Baldy, Ketchum's main ski area. It won’t even take a day here to find out why Sun Valley is home to some of the best downhill skiing and snowboarding in the country.
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8. Yorkshire Dales | Premium 3 Bed Lodge
Offering 3 spacious bedrooms, our exceptional glass-fronted luxury lodges perfectly blend the magical woodland surrounds of our hidden valley, with our cosy log-fire interiors. Reclining into the locally sourced furniture, sip on freshly-ground coffee whilst watching our resident bunnies dart across the frosty meadow before you pull on your walking boots and head out across the dales for a crisp winter walk. With plenty of intimate pubs on your doorstep in nearby Richmond, as well as the iconic castle and the River Swale just moments away, you can decide exactly how much (or how little!) adventure you fancy this Christmas.
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9. Winter Park, CO | Timberwolf Chalet
Custom built for comfort this one-of-a-kind home features heated floors, a windowsill reading nook, and a patio with a wood burning fireplace. Large windows throughout the house offer amazing views of Byers Peak, Winter Park Ski Resort, and the Continental Divide. Timberwolf is situated on one acre in the Rendezvous community which overlooks downtown Winter Park and borders Fraser. The laid-back vibe of Winter Park and it’s proximity to Denver make it the perfect mountain escape.
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10. Cape San Blas, FL | Grey Havens
This incredible pet-friendly Cape San Blas home has both Gulf and Bay vistas, making beach life more luxurious than ever. With 5 bedrooms, a heated private pool with amazing waterfront views, and a sunken hot tub, this is the beach home you’ll never want to leave. From this home, enjoy the sugary white sand of the dog-friendly Cape San Blas beaches, or go snorkeling in the bay!
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11. John O'Groats | Jan De Groot Penthouse
With far-reaching 180-degree views of the magnificent Pentland Firth, our exceptional penthouse is the ultimate romantic-bolthole for two this winter. Complete with free-standing copper tub for soothing bubble-baths and a whisper-soft bed, look forward to nothing but peaceful dreams with a stay in John O’Groats. Heading outside, keep your eyes peeled for plump grey seals and orcas, or take in Scotland’s finest beaches on a coastal walk to remember. Whether sipping a wee dram of Highland whisky under the aurora borealis or feasting on our complimentary foodie hampers, this luxurious hideaway is one to tick off your bucket list.
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12. Taos, NM | Bavarian Chalet
Designed for complete high-alpine comfort, this 3 bedroom Bavarian inspired chalet is perfect for a ski vacation with family or friends. Using locally sourced materials throughout the house give touches of taos’ rich history. Located in the Kachina Village, Bavarian Chalet has direct ski-in/out access to ski lift #4 in Taos Ski Valley. For the more experienced skiers Taos has some of the steepest thrills but is also home to a world renowned ski school for beginners.
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13. Lake Winnipesaukee,
A stylish 3 bedroom lake home in the heart of Weirs Beach, this home is both quiet and close to the bustling boardwalk. There is also a private dock that will accommodate a 22-foot boat! While you’re here, be sure to visit Castle in the Clouds, to enjoy views you thought were only in your imagination.
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