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25 Homes For The Holidays Part 2

As we near the heart of the holiday season with snow falling, fireplaces crackling, and starry nights setting the scene for mulled wine on the deck, we’re reminded of the Danish word, Hygge. Describing a feeling of coziness and convivial comfort, it’s a concept that embodies each of our homes. From wood-burning stoves in classic mountain cabins to gourmet kitchens in custom-built ski homes, find your own sense of Hygge in our next batch of Holiday Homes.

For more holiday inspiration, view part one of our 25 Holiday Homes series here.

Buried Treasure | Sea Islands, South Carolina

Enjoy a Lowcountry holiday at this spacious three-bedroom home, located in the gated community of Harbor Island. Just 3 miles from Hunting Island State Park and in proximity to historic Beaufort, Buried Treasure comes replete with striking views of the tidal creeks for which Sea Islands is known. You’ll also enjoy a well-equipped gourmet kitchen—ideal for baking cookies for Santa—an open concept living area and a spacious furnished deck for taking in the impressive views.

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Fiddler on the Creek | Tybee Island, Georgia

Fitting for a couple’s getaway, this peaceful one-bedroom creekside cottage is tucked away on a quiet street with a screened-in porch and dock, where you can watch the setting sun with a glass of wine. For cozy evenings in, relax in the comfy living room with a holiday classic like Miracle on 34th Street on TV. The outdoor space is also the perfect place to take to the tranquil water via kayak or relish your holiday feast al fresco.

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Denton Cabin | Taos, New Mexico

A cozy log cabin with a wood stove and radiant heat, Denton Cabin is a storybook home made for happy holidays. The 3-bedroom bungalow sits on a wooded lot within walking distance of a tranquil mountain stream and a ski return trail. After a day of adventure in the outdoors a wood-burning stove, comfy couches and picture windows overlooking towering pines will welcome you home sweet home.

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River Ridge Ranch | Hot Springs, Virginia

This spectacular, 400-acre mountaintop ranch is the perfect place for a large family to make a holiday escape. With room for 10 guests, the home comes replete with a spacious living room with stone-stacked fireplace on which to hang the Christmas stockings, a well-equipped chef’s kitchen with indoor grill, and a large porch which features extraordinary mountain vistas.

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Skyfall | Palm Springs, California

Start the new year with a fresh perspective at a mid-century home that puts the mod in modern. A technicolor dream of citrus hues and original artwork that Andy Warhol himself would approve, Skyfall is a home for celebration. Gather friends and family for lively conversation around the circular pool, lounge in the raised outdoor hot tub, or simply take in valley views from the private garden.

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Tranquility #53 | Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

If respite from the frenzied pace of the holidays is what you long for, look no further than this three-bedroom cabin, with its spectacular views of Wears Valley. Replete with floor-to-ceiling windows, a stone-stacked fireplace in the living room, a loft with a foosball table and gaming console, as well as a well-equipped kitchen and a dining table, Tranquility is the place to enjoy this festive time of year. Kids and adults alike will enjoy toasting marshmallows on the outdoor, wood-burning fireplace while watching the snow fall and waiting in anticipation for the arrival of Santa.

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Snowcreek 598 | Mammoth Lakes, California

Situated on landscaped grounds with meadows, creeks and ponds, Snowcreek 598 is a Christmas carol setting brought to life. The heart of this home is the dining room, where an antler chandelier and vintage snowshoes set the scene for festive activities with your loved ones. Gather around the dining table to play games, work on holiday projects, and enjoy meals, while taking in the snowy scenes outside and feeling the warmth of the river rock fireplace in the great room.

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Springfield Cottage | Hot Springs, Virginia

“Deck the halls” at this lovely pet-friendly cottage, situated amidst lush rolling fields and horse pastures in Bath County, VA. Striking the perfect balance between luxury and mountain living, this three-bedroom home has two porches, one of which offers panoramic views of the Allegheny Mountains, a view that will please all members of the family, including canine ones! The fully-equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare a gourmet feast to be enjoyed at the eight-seat dining table. The living room—with its stone stacked fireplace—is a cozy spot to warm up after a day frolicking in the snow.

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Morningstar Road 715 | Sun Valley, Idaho

Reconnect with family and friends at this inviting mountain home set on 5 private acres in Elkhorn, just minutes from the slopes. Nestled on a calming creek with views of the surrounding mountains and pines, the 5-bedroom Morningstar Road home invites you to get cozy around one of the many fireplaces, curl up in the living area to watch the snow fall, or gather in the gourmet kitchen for home-cooked meals and holiday cookies.

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Serendipity | Tybee Island, Georgia

Ring in the New Year at this cheerful three-story home, located on the quiet North end of Tybee Island. With room for 10 guests, Serendipity is located a half-block from a tranquil bay beach, where you can stroll along the waterfront and watch the dolphins jump out of the water. The open concept living, dining and kitchen areas of the home allow for festive mingling, and the decked area with outdoor furniture is a fitting place to raise a glass and toast the arrival of 2019.

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Silver Star 47 | Park City, Utah

A modern mountain townhouse in a ski-in, ski-out community, Silver Star #47 is ideal for families who delight in catching first tracks, but also love cozy days inside by the fireplace with a good book a hot toddy, or a rejuvenating soak in the private hot tub. The charming Silver Star community offers a village-like atmosphere with an on-site restaurant, ski shop, heated swimming pool and two s’more-worthy fire pits to keep the holiday spirit going all winter long.

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Highland Lodge #61 | Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Celebrate the season in this Smoky Mountain cabin so secluded, even Santa will have a hard time finding you. With room for eight guests, Highland Lodge features extraordinary mountain views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area, a game room with pool table, hot tub and a spacious wrap-around porch. At the end of a fun-filled day exploring the Smokies, relax on the cozy sofa in the living area while watching your favorite holiday classic.

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Hoos Views | Big Sky, Montana

Offering direct ski-in, ski-out access, this 5-bedroom modern cabin, located on the slopes of Moonlight Basin, is ideal for families who can’t wait to hit the slopes. But Guests who choose Hoos Views for its prime location and sweeping views often end up falling in love with its charm—stone fireplaces, log accents, vintage ski decor and comfy sofas invite you to savor every holiday moment, from relaxing after a day on the mountain to lounging with coffee on Christmas morning.

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