6 Snowy Destinations for the Coziest Honeymoon Ever
You don't have to travel somewhere tropical (or even warm, for that matter) on your honeymoon. Don't get us wrong—golden sand, frosty cocktails and an excuse to buy new bathing suits are divine in their own right, but they don't need to make an appearance during your honeymoon. Maybe you live somewhere like Florida or Arizona where the weather's perennially warm—you might be hoping to trade sun and swimming for flurries and fur. Share your first trip as newlyweds snuggled up by the fire with hot cocoa after a soak in the hot tub, while your snow boots and ski gear defrost by the door. Tempting, huh? Visit one of these glorious locations for the ultimate winter wonderland honeymoon.
1. Megeve, France
Skiers and non-skiers alike will adore this quiet snowcapped town in southeast France that's maintained its hidden-gem status and old-world charm. Stay at Les Fermes de Marie for a quintessential chalet-in-the-French-Alps experience
2. Saariselkä, Finland
If you've never seen Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights), your honeymoon is the perfect excuse to do it. Saariselka, Finland, boasts eight months of amazing views of the Northern Lights, among tons other romantic winter activities like reindeer, husky or snowmobile safaris. And when you stay in one of the glass igloos at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, you can witness Mother Nature's light show from bed. How romantic is that?
3. Aspen, Colorado
Don't feel like hopping the pond for your fix of furry throw blankets and snow? Get yourselves to Aspen after saying "I do" and check into the rustic-luxe Hotel Jerome. Besides world-class skiing and snowboarding, you'll find awesome shopping, amazing outdoor activities and restorative spa experiences.
4. Barnard, Vermont
While New Englanders like to escape to warmer climates in the winter, you should definitely consider escaping to Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont. The folks at Twin Farms want you to feel like you've stepped into your second home—except there's no work to be done, just cheese, wine and massages to be enjoyed.
5. Crans-Montana, Switzerland
It doesn't get cozier than a ski trip to the Swiss Alps, and there are so many incredible locations to choose from. Try LeCrans Hotel & Spa in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, a luxury ski-in, ski-out lodge, designed with gorgeous Alpine décor, less than 400 feet from the mountain.
6. Quebec, Canada
What's a cold-weather honeymoon roundup without a location in Canada? Skiers will keep busy shredding powder on the world-famous Mont-Tremblant, but off the slopes, enjoy winter activities (think: ice skating, sleigh rides and snowshoeing) or strolling through Quebec City's charming, shop-lined streets (which are especially lovely around the holidays). Stay at the majestic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, an iconic hotel nestled in Victoria Glacier for insane mountain views and gorgeous accommodations.