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11 Cozy Cabins To Hibernate In This Winter

By Sharleen Shergill - 02 Jun 2017

11 Cozy Cabins To Hibernate In This Winter

You’re half way through the year and that calls for a well-deserved break. But winter means all you want to do is snuggle in bed. But, what if we told you that you can have a winter escape that’s cozy and requires #nofilter? The answer is secret cute cabins! Not only do they make you feel as if you’re in a movie, but also provide picture perfect panoramic views.

Warm Earth Cottage

Tauranga

Treat yourself to a perfect weekend away from your hectic lifestyle. Throw away the clock and spend some quality time on yourself at Warm Earth Cottage. The name says it all—it’s all about the coziness and warmth here. The wood-burning stove will keep you snuggled, providing all the necessary warmth required.  A cute breakfast hamper will be at your door in the morning for you to cook your delicious brekkie. While you’re there, make sure to have a bath in a tub right under the stars, #magical.

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses

Kaikoura

Located in the South Island, on a deer breeding farm, Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses are not to be missed. Staying there is one of those fairy tale moments where you’ll have to pinch yourself to check if you’re awake. This is luxury accommodation right on Kaikoura’s coastline. Remember when you wanted to build a treehouse in your backyard? Well now you don’t have to, instead have a weekend escape here instead.

The Camphouse

Egmont National Park

If you’re feeling adventurous, head to The Camphouse.  The backdrop of the mountain makes you feel as if you’ve walked straight into a painting.  Here, you can climb to the summit of Mt Taranaki and even walk the Pouakai Circuit. Afterwards, head down to the Kamahi Cafe for some well-deserved brunch. Sounds like our kinds of holiday.

Wainui Country Retreat, Waterfall Lodge

Wainui

If you’re looking for a more luxury get away head to Wainui Country Retreat. A private waterfall and an outdoor bath—what more could you need?  This holiday cottage is on a 45-acre farm stay a.k.a the ultimate escape. This is the perfect location to capture the views and the vibes. You can even cook your own pizza on the wood-fired pizza oven. What are we still doing here? Let’s go!

Woodbank Park Cottages

Hammer Springs

Get active and relax at the same time at Woodbank Park Cottages. All you need is your favourite wine and an attitude for adventure. Some units include a balcony with mountain views—you’ll never want to leave. The cottages even have a garden, bbq and sun terrace, so much room for activities! You can even head out for golf and hiking while you’re there too. This time you have no excuse—your only job is to have fun.

Turoa Yurt Village

Ohakune

Turoa Yurt Village is the definition of living outside the square. Inspired by the traditional Yurt design, artist Bret Gibson designed this unique ski village in Ohakune. The Yurt chalet has an open living area with a dome ceiling, with windows facing Mt Ruapehu. You can expect snow covering your roof with a scenic backdrop of snow covered mountains.

Tidal Waters Log Lodge

Waihau Beach

If you’re looking for a place to have your next business conference or family event then this is the place. Tidal Waters Log Lodge is New Zealand’s largest log houses set on 24 acres, overlooking a stunning beach. Sounds like it’s time for a photoshoot! You can even take your pets along too, giving them a well-deserved break and chance to be #instafamous. Make the most of your time there by indulging in wine tasting, cycling and surfing. Furthermore, the lodge is solar powered and supported by a generator!

Cob Quarters

Marlborough

This is the ultimate destination to get away from the city life and experience life off the map. Cob Quarters is based on the banks of Waihopai River with views to the marvellous mountains. The cottage offers history, beauty and mysterious charm. It’s beautiful inside and out—with views to the mountains and views across the station you’ll be taken to a different world. You can also take your bathing to the next level, with an outdoor shower that overlooks the river. Complete bliss.

Tree Huts

Franz Josef Village

Logs, logs and more logs! Tree Huts are log cabins in the rainforest, each with its own private deck. It’s like something out of a movie! Activities such as lagoon kayaking, walking on glaciers and skydiving are all close by. This is the place you’ll make memories you’ll never forget. Discover New Zealand’s hidden treasures and have the time of your life while you’re at it. The opportunities are endless.

Birds Eye View Lodge

Timaru

If you’re looking for panoramic and native views, Birds Eye View Lodge is the place for you. What’s even cuter is that you get to climb a ladder to the loft for your beauty sleep. From your room you can see wallabies and deer running around in their natural habitat. If you’re feeling brave, you can even try get a selfie with them. There’s also plenty of room for mountain biking and horse treks (just remember to bring your own bikes and horses).

Gypsy Cabin

Ohakune

The Gipsy Cabin provides you an opportunity to get away from your luxurious lifestyle. Why not experience life on a more miniature scale instead? This is one of the smallest and cutest cabins we’ve seen. Perfect if you want some alone time or take your best mate with you. What’s more—this is your chance to become besties with others in the cabins next to you. 

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