19 Amazing Airbnbs in America's Best Ski Towns

If you're looking to safely get away and hit the slopes this winter, these stunning mountainside Airbnbs are sure to please.

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While some prefer to abscond to tropical destinations in the winter, those in the know understand that there’s nothing quite as magical as heading to the mountains in search of snow to shred (hopefully in the form of powder), mountain views, fresh air, and après drinks with friends—which can be even nicer when you're somewhere with half the crowds.

Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, you can always curl up next to the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate or a hot toddy while waiting for your friends to come in from the cold. Of course, all of those things are even more fun if you’re staying in a sweet vacation rental with all the amenities, like hot tubs, saunas, pool tables, and gourmet kitchens.

We hunted down 19 incredible Airbnbs in some of the best ski towns in the U.S., from Lake Tahoe to Telluride. If you’re looking to hit the slopes this winter, these are the places to stay.

Castle-like log cabin on 11 private acres

8 guests, $1,203 per night


Over the river and through the woods (literally) is this enormous log home (6 bedroom, 6 bath) that looks like a castle straight out of a fairytale—if fairytales were about first tracks on a powder day. There’s a 70-foot bridge, giant arched doors, a spiral staircase, soaring ceilings, iron and wood accents everywhere, and, of course, plenty of the requisite decorative wall-mounted animal heads throughout. There’s also a gourmet kitchen, hot tub, ping pong table, and tracks to be made just a few minutes away at Breckenridge (if you can motivate yourself to leave your temporary palace).


What guests say: “This is a beautiful home, gorgeous location. Clean, well supplied, comfortable. It worked wonderfully to house our families. There was space for each family, plenty of common space. We would go back without hesitation.”


Nearby resorts: Breckenridge Ski Resorts, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

Traditional log cabin steps away from Teton Village

8 guests, $1,075 per night


Enjoy a traditional log cabin experience paired with modern amenities at this two-bedroom vacation home just over the hillside of Teton Village. Sip drinks in front of the stone fireplace, soak in the hot tub on the upper deck, and, best of all, ski in and out of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.


What guests say: “The Adobe is the perfect place for family fun and relaxation. It has incredible views of the mountains, close to town and tons of things to do. Very stylish on the inside with plenty of room and great amenities, I would recommend it to anyone wanting to go on a Jackson Hole trip.”


Nearby resorts: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain Resort

Luxurious ski lodge within walking distance of Aspen Mountain

16 guests/$4814 per night


Exposed brick and wood finishes give this modern cabin an authentic ski-lodge feel—appropriate, given that Aspen Mountain is a 10-minute walk away (a free shuttle is also available). Design touches like funky wallpaper, custom lighting, and decorative throw pillows give the feel of a boutique hotel, while the full kitchen, outdoor terrace with hot tub and firepit, and two living rooms with ample seating and Smart TVs are exactly what you hope to find in a vacation home.


What guests say: “The house is gorgeous and immaculate. The bedrooms are all welcoming, views are beautiful, open space for socializing is very well designed, and the style is enjoyable. Very comfortable for our entire group, and we spent more time there than we did in town or out doing activities because, well, that just made sense.”


Nearby resorts: Aspen Mountain Ski Resort, Aspen Highlands Ski Resort, Buttermilk Ski Resort, Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort

Ski-in/ski-out hexagon-shaped house

10 guests, $1164 per night


This six-sided house (4 bedroom, 3 bath) is located on Killington Mountain and is just a short walk to the trail, so you can avoid the whole loading up the car mayhem that always involves at least one person forgetting their gloves. When you’re not skiing, sit in front of the gas fireplace, soak in the hot tub, or relax your sore muscles in the sauna. There are also breathtaking views (if you’re into leaf peeping, you might want to also visit in the fall), a ping pong table, and an air hockey table. And if you get antsy, many bars and restaurants are just 10 minutes away by car.


What guests say: “My group and I had an amazing weekend at the Hexagon Haus! It was a real surprise to see how spacious and well balanced the Haus was on the inside. We were able to enjoy the open concept and one of a kind view from the kitchen and main entertainment space. We also took full advantage of the hot tub and sauna after a full day on the mountain.”


Nearby resorts: Killington Ski Area, Pico Mountain, Okemo Mountain Resort

Cozy A-frame chalet near Stevens Pass

4 guests/$401 per night


Stevens Pass Ski Resort isn’t necessarily the first destination that comes to mind for skiers and snowboarders, but it has diverse terrain, great snow, good backcountry, and is near a Bavarian-inspired town—for our money, that makes it an excellent place to get in some turns. The ski area becomes even more appealing if you can snag a few nights at this A-frame cabin, which is located in the closest community to the resort, has a wood stove inside and hot tub off of the deck, and offers plenty of Instagram opportunities.


What guests say: “Highly recommend the Tye Haus! Not only is the home comfortable and furnished beautifully, during the winter with snow falling, the setting of this home is pure magic. We can't wait to return for a longer stay!”


Nearby resort: Stevens Pass Ski Resort

Contemporary chalet-style condo with mountain views

6 guests/$695 per night


If you took a rustic log cabin and gave it a 21st-century makeover, it might look something like this two-bedroom, top-floor condo. The wood beams and paneling are completely traditional, while the built-in fireplace, custom-made furniture, and Italian kitchen with top of the line appliances give the property a dose of modern luxury. Sit out on the balcony and marvel at the mountain views, then take a quick walk to reach Vail Village, Lionshead Village, and multiple ski lifts and gondolas.


What guests say: “The condo is just beautiful and everything was impeccable!!!! It has a very spacey and flawless kitchen, with a cozy living room for you to spend time with your friends or family (with amazing views of Vail’s mountains). It is extremely well located, only a few steps away from all the happening in Vail at East Meadow Street. We literally walked everywhere, from the bowling alley to Gondola One.”


Nearby resorts: Vail Ski Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Ski Cooper

Solar-powered luxury home with high desert views

6 guests, $275 per night


Looking to minimize your vacation carbon footprint? This contemporary bungalow (2 bedroom, 3 bathroom) is completely off-the-grid and runs entirely on solar power and rain water. The house has an open layout, stylish furnishings (the dining room table doubles as a ping pong table), and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in the “backyard.” Taos Ski Valley is just a short drive away, as is Taos Plaza, which has art galleries, shopping, bars, and restaurants.


What guests say: “Austin’s home is remarkable in every way. Everything has been considered; it’s beautiful, spacious, perfectly appointed, and comfortable in every way. And the views are stunning. It shouldn’t be missed—one of my best Airbnb experiences!”


Nearby resorts: Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire Resort

Mountain mansion with game room and indoor pool

16 guests, $2,216 per night


This huge mansion (7 bedroom, 11 bath) is close to Heavenly Ski Resort and the state line, which means both the slopes and the casinos are just minutes away. That means you can ski during the day and gamble at night—if you’re able to pull yourself away from this rental. It will be hard, considering the indoor pool, outdoor fireplaces, hot tub, sauna, 18-seat movie theater, chef’s kitchen, and game room.


What guests say: “This house is incredible. The indoor pool, theater room, game room, and huge open living area made it perfect for our family and a few friends to get together for ski week. The house is a short walk to California Lodge at Heavenly and a short drive to everything South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Highly recommend!”


Nearby resorts: Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain

Architectural marvel hidden in the woods

6 guests/$442 per night


This unique, contemporary home near Stratton, Vermont is the perfect departure from the classic log cabins and mountain lodges all of your friends will be renting this winter. The mid-century-modern-meets-ski-chalet property sits in the Green Mountain National Forest and is completely secluded without giving off any scary “alone in the woods” vibes. It is just a short drive to Stratton Mountain and a local cross-country ski track, and has everything you need to enjoy yourself after a long day of skiing, including radiant floor heating, a jacuzzi tub, indoor wood stove, sauna, and a deck with a firepit.


What guests say: “Loved the modern vibe attended to by the owners throughout the entire experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful wood stove and sauna, especially after spending the day cross country skiing at the nearby Viking Nordic Center. Unfortunately, our stay was too short, but would definitely stay here again, and for a longer time."


Nearby resort: Stratton Mountain Resort

A-frame treehouse with Lake Tahoe views
North Lake Tahoe, California

8 guests/$1,486 per night


This A-frame cabin in Tahoe City is the perfect spot to call home for a weekend ski trip. The house itself is unique (even for an A-frame) since it has windows on the sloped sides, allowing for more light and more chances to enjoy the mountain and lake views. It also has a wood-burning stove and a balcony with hot tub and gas grill, and it is within 10 to 20 minutes of several resorts, as well as plenty of restaurants and nightlife.


What guests say: “Grand Welcome is an absolutely incredible Airbnb experience. The cabin is amazing, the hot tub and views are perfect, and the cabin itself is extremely comfortable. It was easily one of my favorite Airbnb experiences.”


Nearby resorts: Palisades Tahoe, Northstar California Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Mt. Rose Ski Resort

Ski-in/ski-out lodge with free transport into town

10 guests/$990 per night


Telluride is one of the best ski towns in the U.S., especially since there is terrain for all abilities and tons of chic restaurants and bars for those who prefer après as much as action. Those particular people will be thrilled with this cabin, which features a free “dial-a-ride” service that will pick guests up and take them anywhere around the city and resort, while those who prefer to clock in hours on the mountain will be stoked that they can ski to and from the house. Everyone will appreciate the house’s hot tub, fully stocked kitchen, and steam shower with a heated bench.


What guests say: “Absolutely stunning cabin! Upscale peaceful escape in a beautiful area. Excellent host, great communication, and worry-free. Didn't want to leave. Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us. It was a perfect 5-star experience.”


Nearby resort: Telluride Ski Resort

Vaulted ski lodge at Northside Express Lift

13 guests/$4,395 per night


Complete with free shuttle service and ski-in/ski-out access to the Northside Express lift at Deer Valley Resort, this incredible lodge (5 bedroom, 5.5 bath) has everything you could ever want in a ski vacation rental. After a day on the slopes, come home to enjoy the large home cinema with arcade games, bedrooms with private fireplaces, living room with vaulted ceilings and cathedral windows, and backyard patio with hot tub. This is also an Airbnb Luxe, which means you have the option of adding on extra perks like spa services and a private chef.


What guests say: “Couldn’t have asked for a better trip. The house was flawless, any minor issue that we faced over our 6 week stay was immediately addressed. We could not be more thankful for the wonderful time, and this house should be at the top of any luxury traveler’s list.”


Nearby resorts: Park City Mountain, Deer Valley Resort

Modern mountain home for your entire crew
North Lake Tahoe, California

16 guests, $2,021 per night


There aren’t a lot of ski-in, ski-out houses in Olympic Valley at Palisades Tahoe, and there definitely aren’t any others with these kinds of amenities. This enormous home (6 bedroom, 4 bath) is right by the chairlift and has huge windows with mountain views, multiple fireplaces, and an expansive deck with a hot tub and a firepit. It’s also close to the Village at Palisades Tahoe, where there are lots of shops, bars, and restaurants, and is a short drive to either Truckee or Tahoe City (though you likely won’t want to leave).


What guests say: “Overall, it was a beautiful property, and our group of 17 enjoyed the convenient location. It was easy to ski in and out since the property is right on the slopes. The property is modern with upscale vibes. Many in our group decided to stay in and not ski or snowboard, and I don’t think anyone regretted spending more time in the beautiful house!”


Nearby resorts: Palisades Tahoe, Northstar California Resort, Sugar Bowl Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, Boreal

Spacious log cabin with Mt. Superior views

12 guests/$1,325 per night


Spend your ski vacation in a quintessential log cabin with three levels for maximum “not getting on each other’s nerves” enjoyment, two dens, views of Mt. Superior, a wood-burning fireplace, sauna, hot tub, and a deck with a gas grill. Best of all, you can mix up the terrain and try to hit as much of Alta’s famous fresh pow as possible, since you’ll be close to Alta and Snowbird (which have access to each other). That is, of course, unless you’re a snowboarder, in which case it’ll be Snowbird only for you since Alta is skiers-only. (That’s cool, though. Snowbird is rad with plenty of fun terrain and adventures to be had.)


What guests say: “The cabin was everything you would want for a great ski trip. Rustic but comfortable in all the right ways. Sauna and hot tub were great after a hard day of skiing Utah powder and then settling around a great fireplace for drinks. The staff at Alta Chalets are awesome! Friendly, proactive, and really responsive. Will definitely do it again!”


Nearby resorts: Alta Ski Area, Snowbird

Cozy cabin at the base of Attitash Mountain Resort

11 guests/$599 per night


With a backyard that sits adjacent to the trails of Attitash Mountain Resort, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more convenient (or cozier) rental for a New Hampshire ski trip. The spacious ground floor gives major log cabin vibes, with a wood burning stove and kitchen stocked with hot cocoa, while the bedrooms are stocked with books and custom artwork to make you feel right at home. You can walk to the lifts on Bear Peak in less than five minutes, or take a 15-minute drive to reach the restaurants and ice skating rink in downtown North Conway.


What guests say: “We had a great time at Warrior Hideaway. The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures. The neighborhood is very conveniently located, and although it’s a lively neighborhood the place is very quiet! Would absolutely recommend staying there!”


Nearby resorts: Cranmore Mountain Resort, King Pine Ski Area, Attitash Mountain Resort, Shawnee Peak, Black Mountain Ski Area

Ski-in/ski-out condo at the base of Dollar Mountain

9 guests/$459 per night


Sun Valley is a popular destination for anyone who loves to lap groomers (in a good way!) because of the wide runs and impeccable corduroy just begging to be carved into. Don’t worry—it’s also an excellent spot for powder when the weather cooperates. The town is also known for its chill vibe. It’s all about the actual skiing, not the flashy gear, and though there are plenty of celebrities who frequent the area, you’d hardly know it. That vibe carries through this newly-renovated condo at the base of Dollar Mountain with access to a shared clubhouse with a pool, hot tub, and ping-pong table.


What guests say: “Beautiful setting and just steps from the lift and lodge at Dollar Mountain. Sun Valley offers a free shuttle to the bigger mountain - Bald Mountain. Access to the Sun Valley Lodge/Hotel just down the road was nice to relax and enjoy cocktails after a day of skiing. Very comfortable and convenient, and we will stay here again next year for sure.”


Nearby resort: Sun Valley Resort (“Baldy” and Dollar Mountain)

Mountain estate with a private ski lift

12 guests, $1,176 per night


Sure, you could stay at one of those expensive hotels with ski-in, ski-out access. Or you could stay at this gigantic estate (6 bedroom, 7 bath) with views of Whitefish Lake, top-of-the-line everything, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace on the main floor, and a private chairlift for the community that takes you right to Whitefish Mountain. Need to hit the slopes right away? You can do that via a groomed ski trail outside of the back door. There’s also a hot tub with lake views, a gym, a ping pong table, a pool table, and private balconies throughout.


What guests say: “The house was absolutely gorgeous. It had a terrific view off of the numerous back patio and it’s in a great neighborhood with beautiful surroundings. The house amenities make it perfect for summer or ski trips. The kitchen was fully equipped and an outstanding place for my family to cook a great dinner. The basement is amazing and we spent every night there playing pool and ping pong.”


Nearby resorts: Whitefish Mountain Resort

Luxurious Tahoe house with a hot tub and pool table

10 guests/$1,269 per night


South Lake Tahoe is the ideal ski destination for a big group that enjoys the party as much as the powder. This home, which is within walking distance to the lake, is also close to Heavenly Ski Resort, which has nearly 100 runs and 30 lifts in both California and Nevada, as well as all of the bars and casinos for those looking for some late-night fun. The house itself has everything one could want in a ski vacation rental, including a chef’s kitchen, hot tub, ensuite bathrooms in almost every bedroom, pool table, fireplaces, and more. One thing to note: The owner lives on the first floor (you’ll have run of the second and third), but no one has complained yet.


What guests say: “The house was beautiful and clean. We were a bit hesitant since the hosts do live on the first floor, and the main Airbnb was on the second and third floors. However, the house was big enough to where we did not mind it at all, especially since Ally and her husband were such wonderful hosts. We made use of the hot tub, pool table, and huge kitchen. The space was perfect for our getaway. Highly recommend.”


Nearby resorts: Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain

Mammoth Lakes home with ski-in/ski-out access

12 guests/$2,324 per night


This spacious home is right along Mammoth Mountain’s Eagle Run, which means you can ski out the door in the morning and ski right back home in the afternoon. You’re also close to the village in case you want to head out to the restaurants or bars at night—but you’ll likely just want to stay in, considering the large chef’s kitchen, pool table, fireplace, huge outdoor decks, hot tub, Ms. Pac-Man arcade machine, and outdoor firepit. 


What guests say: “Nothing like walking into a home that is clean, well-appointed, and EXACTLY as stated. Our family enjoyed the large family room, kitchen area, the pool tables, the Pac-Man arcade game, the hot tub, and the easy access to the ski slope! Every room was clean, and the kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked. Loved having a garage to pull into, places to put skis, a washer-dryer, and plenty of room for everyone!”


Nearby resort: Mammoth Mountain

Daisy Barringer is an SF-based writer who you’ll find snowboarding at Alpine Meadows (or drinking at the bar) pretty much all winter long. Get annoyed with her bragging about weekday powder on Instagram @daisysf.