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Winter getaways are often about snowy adventures followed by snuggles near a roaring fire. Many hotels have fireplaces in their guest rooms or lobbies, but at some spots, they’re really special. Here are 14 incredible hotel fireplaces that really crackle.

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Waldorf Astoria Park City: Park City, Utah

This gorgeous property boasts a 300-year-old lobby fireplace imported from the south of Italy that features two hand-carved stags that sit on either side, and are each more than 150 years old.  One fun item about the lobby is that they do allow wedding ceremonies in front of the fireplace for up to 80 guests.

The Kendall: Boerne, Texas

The Kendall, a beautiful hotel located on the Hill Country Mile in downtown Boerne (about 30 miles north of San Antonio), boasts dual lobby fireplaces that were constructed at the same time as the main building in 1859 and are encircled by beautiful stonework. 

The Cavalier Hotel: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach

At the Cavalier, their oversized fireplace sits in a distillery (formerly a speakeasy) and is the size of an adult horse. What’s cool about the fireplace isn’t the old historic bricks it’s constructed of, it’s the stories connected to it. There are rumors of Richard Nixon seen tossing papers and other items into the fireplace on a hot summer night right around the time of Watergate.

W Hotel Austin: Austin, Texas

W Hotel, Austin

This hotel has two really great fireplaces, though the cooler of the two is in the Records Room. In lieu of a traditional library, one entire wall (minus the space for the fireplace) houses more than 8,000 vinyl records. The fireplace warms the room and creates a sense of sneaking away to a luxurious den, especially when winter temps finally dip in Central Texas.

Blue Lagoon: Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

In addition to two wood-burning fireplaces—one in the Library and one in the Lobby—The Retreat at Blue Lagoon also boasts a spa “fire room” available to guests on a complimentary, unlimited basis. The spa is built into an 800-year-old lava flow on the south shore of the Blue Lagoon and is designed to transport the mind and body into new dimensions of peace and rejuvenation. It features a fire pit in the middle of the room, and surrounding lounges, with blankets.

Grand View Lodge: Nisswa, Minnesota

Grand View Lodge is a historic family-friendly resort spread across several hundred acres of Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes region. Established in 1916, the main lodge is home to the original stone facade fireplace with a large moose head adorneing the hearth. This historical fireplace, once a necessity during the winter months, continues to offer a cozy place for patrons of the iconic lodge, and features the original andirons in the shapes of dogs on the hearth (look closely and you’ll see). Additionally, its new boutique hotel, North, incorporates a floor-to-ceiling ragged stone fireplace accented by a handwoven kayak that is quite stunning, along with a two-sided fireplace in the library framed by black marble and slate blue paneling. 

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The Maritime Hotel: New York, New York

This nautically-themed landmark maintains its reputation as the modern, cool hub of Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood with signature porthole windows, white-tiled exterior, and elevated outdoor terraces overlooking Ninth Avenue. Inside the hotel’s marine-chic lobby is an awe-inspiring 16th-century stone fireplace, found by hotelier Sean MacPherson himself in the South of France.

Tanque Verde Ranch in Tucson, Arizona

Established in 1868, Tanque Verde Ranch is recognized as one of America’s original, old-time cattle and guest ranches. Inspired by Santa Fe architecture, the original stone fireplace in the lobby area allows guests to take in views of the desert and mountains after a long horseback ride along the trails surrounding the property. 

Huntington Lodge: Bend, Oregon

Huntington Lodge, a new boutique hotel at the Pronghorn Resort, offers guests a chance to connect with the high desert through design touches and collaborates with over 20 Oregon artists. Specifically, the fireplace in the lobby features an asymmetrical design and interlaced stone. Perhaps the most unique aspect of the fireplace is not its design, but the tiny poem that hangs on the wall to its right, which lures guests to come closer and gather around the fire to read a poet’s interpretation of the Oregon high desert. 

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel: Los Cabos  

This fireplace is especially neat because its backdrop is the Sea of Cortez. The al fresco communal lounge area where the fireplace sits is just steps above Monuments Beach, an intimate stretch of sand known for its famed left-hand surf break. The hotel hosts cinema nights, where they screen outdoor movies (with the ocean breeze and the sound of crashing waves behind you). Because it’s Cabo, winter really isn’t all that chilly so while you can enjoy the warmth of the fire pit, it’s not like you’re going to freeze without it.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Los Angeles: Beverly Hills, California

The property’s design is a tribute to the film industry seen through an industrial-modern design lens. Warm, natural woods cover the ceiling, walls and floors of the lobby, while dramatic lighting, filtered through a layer of perforated oxidized metal that spans from entryway to behind the front desk, creates an intriguing ambiance. The dramatic fireplace is the focal point of the space; it was inspired by a camera lens.

The Adolphus: Dallas, Texas

In the Adolphus lobby, two stark black Richard Serra prints imported from France hang above two antique stone fireplaces—a juxtaposition of New World versus Old World. Another dramatic centerpiece of The French Room Bar is a red-lacquered Chinoiserie mantel, hand-carved mahogany from the mid-19th century featuring black marble hearth accents and a fireplace below.

Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel: Portland, Oregon

While the waterfront property is not short on fireplaces (there are a series of fireplace suites and a beautiful stone fireplace in the lobby), the best fireplace for lazy winter days is in the hotel’s Mt. Hood Suite. The 625 square-foot guest room has a separate living area with wrap-around river views and a wood-burning fireplace. The fireplace ties into the hotel’s lodge-like design, but is uniquely set in a wall of reclaimed wooden tiles that create a custom chevron pattern as a backdrop. Simply call down to the front desk if the log pile needs replenishing or keep an ear out for a knock from the hotel’s Bedtime Butler, who makes the rounds a few nights a week with local bourbons, hot teas, aromatherapy and a cart of other surprise-and-delight nightcaps for guests.

Jane Hotel: New York, New York

The Jane Ballroom, which functioned as the gritty Jane Street Theater and is the birthplace of the legendary rock musical “Hedwig and The Angry Inch,” is an intimate West Village hideaway. Grab a chair or comfy sofa and take in the elaborate fireplace, salvaged from Belgium, and the rest of the room’s unique trinkets, from modern art and velvet-draped windows, to a stuffed ram and oversized disco ball. 

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Aly Walansky
Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer.

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