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7 Stunning Ski Chalets You Can Spend the Night In

For many leisurely skiers, the excitement of the sport isn’t just the exhilarating high you get as you soar down the glistening snow-packed mountain. It’s also the feeling of bliss you get the moment the boots are off and you’re in full après-ski mode, with your feet nestled on an ottoman in front of a roaring fire. This feeling is made even more decadent if it's in a private oasis, thanks to the fact that you’ve rented out the entire chalet. HomeAway, the home-rental company, brings that fairy tale to life with these seven fully rentable chalets situated in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. From a rustic six-bedroom cabin located near the snowy slopes of Aspen to a private ski chalet in the Alps in Switzerland to a cozy little log home in the heart of the Grand Tetons, these winter chalets and cabins are perfect for a winter vacation.

Private Snowmass Ranch

Why just rent a house when you can rent a private ranch inside a massive reserve in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains? This 11,000-square-foot property offers guests the choice of ten bedrooms and ten and a half bathrooms, as well as an outdoor pool (with waterfall), miles of cross-country ski trails, a wraparound porch, panoramic windows, massive fireplaces, 30-foot ceilings, and a gourmet kitchen. Featured in the New York Times' home section, this secluded oasis sits only 30 minutes from downtown Aspen and just 10 to 15 minutes from the area’s famed ski runs. $5,000+/night

Tiny Jackson Ski Chalet

Stay on trend with tiny-house madness by renting your own miniature snow globe. This oasis, located in the heart of a tiny-house community in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, comes complete with prehung holiday lights, one bathroom, a large bed, and a pull-out sofa bed. Bonus? It also comes with a private fire pit and a hot tub to aid with relaxation after a day spent exploring the Tetons. $229/night

Catered Swiss Chalet

There’s nothing worse than spending all day skiing only to come back and have to prepare your own meals, right? For a mere $10,000 per night, you can rent this picture-perfect chalet in the heart of Zermatt, Switzerland. This rental touts seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, panoramic windows with views of the breathtaking snowcapped Alps, larger-than-life fireplaces, a large terrace (for dining alfresco), and a three-meter plunge pool. The real allure, for some anyway, lies with the fact that the property comes fully catered with a staff. $10,000+/night

Adirondack Log Cabin

1,400 square feet of log cabin bliss, this retreat sits right across from Whiteface Mountain in upstate New York and is outfitted with two bedrooms, two baths, a large eat-in kitchen, and two balconies boasting 180-degree views of the Adirondacks. You can quickly hop on and off the slopes and be next to the cozy fire in less than 30 minutes. $200/night

Chamonix Retreat

At home in the Marmotte Mountains in picturesque Chamonix, this five-bedroom retreat offers up some of the area’s best views from the open-concept living room. On the heated outdoor patio with a Jacuzzi, you can sit outside and marvel at the view without frostbite. Inside, the large windows, family-style dining table, cozy fireplaces, and chef-ready kitchen make for easy entertaining. As a bonus, you can opt for the catered package which will take your relaxation level up to ten, thanks to the world-class staff who’ll cook, clean, and cater. $1,900+/night

Snowy Stone Paradise

Who doesn’t have a mere $15,000 to spend on a vacation rental? This sprawling stone residence near Beaver Creek, Colorado, sleeps 14 with seven bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, heated driveways, massive fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a heated patio complete with a hot tub, and a sloping glass roof so you can watch the stars twinkle above. As it's divided into a main house and a guest house, you can separate yourself entirely from your in-laws. The best part is the house’s location, which sits comfortably on a slope, allowing you to simply ski in and out to your heart's content. $15,000/night

Gregoire Vermont Castle

There’s no way to upstage your friends and family quite like renting an entire castle for your winter retreat. This Bavarian-style manse sits in northern Vermont, just 40 minutes from the Canadian border. It boasts four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, a large upgraded kitchen, wrought-iron chandeliers, and views of the 20-acre property from some of the rooms. $750/night

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