Destination cozy: 10 vacation rental fireplaces to stoke your wanderlust

Published December 2020

wood burning fireplace with a stag head mounted above in Big Sky, MT vacation home
close up of fire in a log fireplace

Picture this: you’re curled up under a blanket, steaming mug in hand, and perhaps you have an open book or are simply listening to the crackling fire during a moment of calm. But, here’s the important question: where are you when you imagine this scene?

As we rounded up the most unique and snuggle-inducing fireplaces from Vacasa’s portfolio of 25,000+ vacation homes, we found that you don’t have to escape to a mountain to find a hygge-inspired cabin getaway—though that’s certainly a tried and true way to go about it. There are a number of destinations, from deserts to lakefronts or the beach, where you can safely retreat for a remote weekend of relaxation—whenever you’re ready to do so—complete with a fireplace to cozy up to. For inspiration, here are 10 of our favorite vacation rental and cabin fireplaces for ultimate lounging.

wood burning fireplace surrounded by velvet chairs and leather living room sofa located in idyllwild, ca

Idyllwild Overlook

Idyllwild, California

It’s tough to imagine not spending every moment on the deck at this Southern California cabin rental—but, once that fire is lit, the velvet chairs and leather living room sofa become prime real estate.

sevierville vacation rental with tree-shaped hearth with a swing

Splashing Treehouse

Seiverville, Tennessee

This unique and custom-designed Smoky Mountain cabin rental will make you feel at one with nature, as you kick back in front of its towering, tree-shaped hearth—complete with a swing.

wood-burning fireplace accented by minimalist design and ocean views

Sahhali Luxury Beach House

Neskowin, Oregon

The crashing waves will be the only sound to rival the crackling fire at this secluded Oregon beach house, featuring a wood-burning fireplace that’s accented by minimalist design and maximum views.

outdoor stone fireplace of blue ridge mountains vacation cabin

The Sweet Spot

McCaysville, Georgia

Indoor fireplace? Check. Outdoor fireplace? Double check. Warm up at this Blue Ridge Mountain cabin rental where ledgestone fireplaces come in pairs and slippers are the recommended footwear.

fireplace of South Carolina vacation home framed by antique bricks and vaulted ceilings

1450 Northport

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

The fireplace at this stately Southern vacation home is framed by antique bricks and vaulted ceilings, so fireside afternoons spent in this living room may call for tea—or, more fittingly, sweet tea.

stone chimney with double-sided fireplace of WI vacation home

Grand Getaway

Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin

The sleek stone chimney, which encases two double-sided fireplaces—one in the basement and one on the main level—radiates four times the warming glow at this modern Northwoods lakefront lodge.

arched gas fireplace of Shoreline, WA vacation rental

Sound Elegance

Shoreline, Washington

Located just north of Seattle, this elegant and neutral-hued waterfront vacation rental has an arched gas fireplace to instantly turn on the ambiance and switch you into vacation mode.

white painted brick fireplace with nautical decor and vintage upholstery

Sundown Cottage

Douglas, Michigan

This charming lakefront cottage rental, just steps from Lake Michigan’s shore, surrounds its painted brick fireplace with nautical decor and vintage upholstery for both fashionable and functional lounging.

floor-to-ceiling windows surround large stone fireplace of Lake Tahoe rental

Mountain Bear Lodge

Truckee, California

You can almost smell the alpine air and wafting scent of a campfire from just looking at this Lake Tahoe cabin rental. Flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows, its rocky hearthstone is the hot spot to defrost after a day outdoors.

wood burning adobe-style fireplace located in Angel Fire, NM

Casa Feliz

Angel Fire, New Mexico

With rounded edges to match the Southwest’s adobe-style architecture, the two-story fireplace at this desert oasis brings a wood-fired warmth to the colorful sitting area.