There’s no better way to stoically face these long winter months like the coziness of a mountain house. Being able to see the snow, ear the rain and feel the wind yet being completely protected by a state of the art facility that your just happy you can call your own, there’s no other way around it, it’s priceless. So while your making that cup of tea, picking your best blanket and finding what to watch next on Netflix, let us take you through the wonderful and limited world of rustic mansions. Here are 10 of the most amazing mountain house getaways you can find right now.
The Flight House, from Sage Architecture, has wings. It’s a mid-century modern twist on the traditional cabin in the woods.
Peeking through the peaks around Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand is this mountain retreat from Fearon Hay Architects that features heated floors, mountain-spring water, and eco-friendly amenities.
Architect Max Holst set this wood, single-story home amongst the pines, on the edge of a gorge in the Swedish island of Vindo. The wraparound deck offers a spectacular view.
The unusual shape of the Ufogel home, located in the mountains of Austria, looks like it formed there naturally alongside the rocks and trees. The timber-shingled design and clean, wood finishings breathe life inside the space.
The Split View Mountain Lodge from Norwegian firm Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter offers residents a different view of the snowy scenery in every wing of the house.
Perched on the Italian alps, in honor of deceased mountain climber and photographer Luca Veurich, Giovanni Pesamosca Architetto construction built this chapel-like cabin made of simple wood and metal. It’s free to use for any climbers who need momentary shelter from the elements.
With mountains like these, we didn’t think it was possible for the interior of a cabin to outshine the exterior, but this modern design with vintage furniture pieces totally succeeds.
Studio Denieuwegeneratie designed this camouflaged, modern Dutch cabin, which sits on a nature reserve on a historical agricultural plot. A playful bubble window is a great sitting spot and the casual room arrangements encourage growth and flexibility.
The Methow Cabin by Eggleston Farkas Architects is home base for ski enthusiasts in winter and mountain bikers in summer. The lines of the building follow those of the valley, with rustic wood making up the interior and exterior. Lookout windows offer space for work and dreaming.
In the mountain village of Castelrotto in Northern Italy is an artist residence and atelier that features a zig-zag wood pattern, referencing the temporary home’s natural surroundings. The gridded timber structure lifts the upper two levels for a better view of the town and valley.