The Weekend Escapes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Winter

Updated 06/19/19

With one month's worth of winter weekends already gone (how did that happen?), there couldn’t be a more perfect time to take advantage of the last of the crisp, fresh weather and escape to a destination that is at its peak during the winter months. Think an overnight stay in the scenic Blue Mountains overlooking snow-capped mountains, a weekender among the natural rugged beauty of Tasmania, or take a mini-vacay and hit the slopes of Thredbo. It’s time to stoke the wood fire, uncork your finest bottle of red, and soak in the scenery that was made for this season.

Scroll down and book an escape that will make you fall in love with winter before we wish it away. 

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Moonbah River Hut, Jindabyne, New South Wales

Take a breath of fresh air and step back in time with this unique stone lake hut located on the edge of beautiful Moonbah River in the Snowy Mountains. If you can time your visit with a fresh dump of snow, you may feel like you have been transported to the Swedish countryside—keep your eyes peeled for wild deer in the bushland and platypus in the lake.

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Treehouse, Bilpin, New South Wales

Fancy staying amongst 600 acres of private wilderness in the Blue Mountains in a treehouse? This secluded accommodation offers exactly that for a back-to-nature experience as it nestles between two National Parks and a World Heritage listed rain-forest—dreamy.

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Birchgrove Cottage, Bowral, New South Wales

The Birchgrove property consists of two quaint and newly renovated European-style cottages in the heart of the charming Southern Highlands town of Bowral. At just over 100km south of Sydney, this is the country escape every city dweller should add to their bucket list—stat.

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Collins Cottage, Bright, Victoria

If you’re fan of rustic, provincial décor then this is the winter retreat for you. Not only does Collins Cottage have the most Instagram-worthy interior, the light and airy abode is just a short stroll into the heart of Bright—one of Victoria’s most charming towns.

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Bundaleer, Thredbo, New South Wales

Rally your adventurous troops, take a road trip to the snow, and after a long day on the slopes retreat back to this five-bedroom, three-bathroom cosy wood and stone ski lodge.

Quick Tip

Pop some homemade pizza’s in the oven and relax in front of the open fire, mulled wine in hand.

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Country Escape Southern Highlands, Bundanoon, New South Wales

Located halfway between Sydney and Canberra in the picturesque Southern Highlands, this pretty weatherboard charcoal cottage boasts peaked ceilings, an immaculate garden, and a fireplace in the dining area that is asking for a dinner party.

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Kookaburra Retreat, Katoomba, New South Wales

Kookaburra Retreat is your quintessential Blue Mountains escape. Nestled in a private location on the high point of the scenic Cliff Drive, this architecturally designed getaway overlooks the magnificence of Katoomba's escarpment and the iconic natural wonder that is The Three Sisters.

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The Stable, Buckland, Tasmania

This unique 1840s converted stable located in the grounds of Twamley Farm homestead is a beautifully renovated two storey sandstone building. It is nestled under English oaks and overlooks rolling green hills—the definition of picturesque. Hot tip: Rug up and take a day trip to Hobart.

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