Does anyone else feel like they are living in the tundra? We didn’t get the “epic blizzard” they forecast but we are still solidly coated in the white stuff and, with temps expected to stay in the 20’s for the foreseeable future, it won’t be gone any time soon. Of course, my
smart lucky readers who live in parts of the world NOT covered in snow probably dream of spending a few days inside the snow globe that is New England…personally, I dream of being anywhere warm.
Snuggling up by a crackling fire with a good book is the perfect way to spend a winter’s day. How about being able to do that in your hotel room after a day of sightseeing? Any one of these gorgeous hotel rooms with working fireplaces will warm you right up!
I have actually stayed in this exact suite at the Taj Boston (back when it was the Ritz Carlton Boston) and it is every bit as pretty as the picture. There is even a “fireplace butler” who will come and light your fire for you. For anyone braving the remains of the blizzard in Boston, this suite would be a great place to shake off the snow for a few days.
I had the opportunity to see this suite when I toured The Lowell in New York City in December. Seriously…I could move right in today. The Lowell is the only hotel in the city with wood burning fireplaces in their rooms – add their delicious afternoon tea in the Pembroke Room and I might never leave (other than to pop over to Madison Avenue a half a block away for a little retail therapy!)
In this stunning room at The Mayflower Grace in Washington, Connecticut, the fireplace plays second fiddle to the glorious canopy bed. But sitting in that chaise by the fire with a good book would be pure heaven on a day like today!
Chicagoans may have been spared this week’s storm, but anyone who has ever spent a winter day in the windy city would appreciate returning to this lovely room with a fireplace at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago.
Playing in the snow is half the fun at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole, but relaxing in this suite by the fire afterwards with a nice glass of wine would be the perfect way to end a day on the mountain.
Ocean winds and fog can make even California feel a bit nippy…enjoy your fireside warmth with a view of the Pacific at Big Sur’s Post Ranch Inn.
Is there anything better than sitting by a fire on a chilly evening? Yes! Sitting by the fire with room service!!
Stay warm, my friends!
miss b says
Snow has been forecast for this part of the UK but all is clear. Nothing better in winter than sitting around a real fire and I love the idea of a fireplace butler! Great idea!
Vel Criste says
Stay warm Sandy! I can't believe these are hotel rooms, they look like a room in a gorgeous home to me! Definitely a warm fire makes any hotel room feel more homey. 🙂
The enchanted home says
All soo very pretty, been to two and I can attest that they are every bit as beautiful in person!! Hope you are warm and cozy….
All lovely! I loved our fireplace at Pelican Hill Resort in California it made me want to go home and construct one in my room asap!
Splendid Market says
Oh yes, a warm fire, a butler to tend to it and room service, sign me up. These all look amazing, but that Post Ranch Inn room looks especially inviting! Stay warm!
Pamela RG says
Wow, a fireplace in the hotel room is definitely a luxury. I would love to stay there.
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
Good morning Sandy!
The closest I ever got to the Ritz in Boston was when Ruben and I would walk from the North End to the Commons. By that time, we needed to use THE FACILITIES, and the Ritz was the place! HAHAHAHAH! The lobby is beautiful, and the bathrooms, lovely. So that is my stay at the Ritz!
How lovely to be able to at least ONCE in a traveler's life, to stay in such a room.
Have a great day! Anita
pve design says
We love our fireplace and pinch ourselves daily at how lucky we are to have this, especially during a snow storm.
Love hotels with fireplaces too. Again, I would certainly pinch myself to stay in any one of those amazing spots!
Katie Clooney says
Gorgeous, gorgeous rooms – love the fireplaces! How romantic! Hope you have a great weekend, Sandy!
pretty pink tulips says
Tundra is exactly how things feel. It's a bit like a winter wonderland today. With the temperature predictions for tonight/tomorrow, in front of the fire is exactly where I will be!!! Grant is my current fireplace butler and thank heavens my wood guys arrived yesterday with a full load for us. If I'm not on vacation, the place I love being is right in front of the fireplace at home.
Stay warm and toasty, Sandy!!!!
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
I love fireplaces in my hotel rooms! I have had the pleasure of a few fireplaces and I have to tell you that I even have them lit in the summer. After all it is all about the ambiance!
Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!
Have a fabulous weekend,
We had planned a trip to The Post Ranch Inn years ago but had to cancel for some reason, vowing we would reschedule. Your beautiful picture reminds me that we need to get on that!