Winter is the perfect time for staying in, but that doesn't mean that you have to stay in your home. Our sister magazine, Portland Monthly, compiled a list of 25 of the Northwest's best lodges for a snuggle-happy weekend retreat.
The only problem? Picking just one: There's Suncadia for families and the National Park Inn in Mount Rainier National Park for outdoors people. One lodge in Sisters is just like Dante's version of paradise, and then there's the private Camp Sherman hotel that recently opened its doors to newcomers.
Can't find a winner from those 25 choices? Here are a few more of our winter lodge favorites:
Columbia Gorge Hotel: Like a faded Hollywood beauty, this California-style hotel in Hood River is haunted by a glamourous past.
Shore Lodge: The saltwater soak at this McCall, Idaho, retreat is worth the trip. A trip to this lodge is sort of like visiting Sun Valley or Lake Tahoe before they got big.
Ranch at Rock Creek: If you want to play like a cowboy but live like a cattle baron, this luxury ranch outside of Missoula, Montana, can deliver.
Lake Quinault Lodge: Olympic National Park's prettiest hotel (sorry, Lake Crescent Lodge) has all the charm of a midcentury getaway.
Great Wolf Lodge: Water slides! Magic wands! Nachoes! It only took Seattle Met's Kathryn Robinson a few days in Grand Mound to become a believer.