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The 14 Coziest Fall Getaways for Design Lovers

By: Sarah Beaumont

October 4, 2017

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As soon as that first hint of crisp fall air hits our faces and leaves begin to fall at our feet, we know that it’s time to get cozy. We’re talking cable knits, plaid flannel and all the hot cider you can drink. Whether you prefer to take a foliage trip or spend a weekend upstate wine tasting, these fall getaways are as cozy as your favorite sweater and as varied as the leaves themselves.

The DeWitt Oak Hill, NY

Filled with handpicked vintage pieces, The DeWitt is a one-of-a-kind stay as impressive as the brilliant Catskills foliage. Even better, each piece is available for purchase through the owners’ antiques business, French & Scouser. So that means you can bring home the midnight blue velvet armchair by the fire or that glam Hollywood Regency couch.

Alma Minneapolis, MN

If you find yourself in the Midwest this season, let your cozy escape from the cold be Hotel Alma. Designed by Spring Finn & Co., Alma is a historic building converted into a cafe and seven bedroom boutique hotel. Featuring an array of custom-designed furniture and all-natural linens, the Scandinavian-style space is one of Minneapolis’s finest boutique hotels, and the restaurant below it certainly stands up to the hype as well. Plus, you can bet you’ll see lots of fall colors every time you step outside.

Winvian Farm Litchfield Hills, CT

For a tranquil, New England escape bursting with fall color, Winvian Farm is your one stop shop. Not only does it have a five-star farm-to-table restaurant, a giant spa, and 113 acres to roam, but its 18 cottages also are thoughtfully designed with a different theme in mind, from a fully-restored helicopter to an elegant treehouse.

The Hotel Dylan Woodstock, NY

If you’re seeking a less rustic and more laid-back vibe for your fall getaway, head to Hotel Dylan in the artists’ colony of Woodstock. You’ll still get plenty of fall colors outside, but inside a funkier vibe reigns with each room themed on one of the rock n’ roll greats that came through the town in the ‘60s.

Post Ranch Inn Big Sur, CA

Big Sur is beautiful all 365 days of the year, but simply knowing that it’s autumn as you sit 1,200 feet up overlooking the Pacific Ocean makes it all the more magical. Constructed of wood, cement, and floor-to-ceiling windows, the rooms at Post Ranch Inn feel like a seamless part of the forest and the mountains.

Sound View Greenport, NY

Located in the sleepy fishing town of Greenport, the Sound View Hotel is the perfect low-key getaway for the cool girls of NYC. Though it’s on a quieter side of Long Island, the spot is no less chic than hotels you’ll find in the Hamptons. With touches of nautical New England mixed with modernism, you’ll love cozying up here with a cocktail and some friends. Just get here before the hype around this new locale begins!

Zero George Charleston, SC

Despite its name, Zero George does not zero out on the Old Southern charm. Spread across three 19th century homes and carriage houses, the gracious courtyards and period rooms mix elegant, modern décor with antique designs for a truly cozy stay.

Dunton Hot Springs Dunton, CO

A trip to Dunton Hot Springs feels like you’ve traveled back in time and conquered the Oregon Trail. This 1800s ghost town built around natural hot springs has its original charm intact but is luxuriously renovated with antique rugs, plush linens and buttery leather armchairs. Each of its twelve log cabins follows a decor theme, from those dedicated to American West film memorabilia to others that are filled with African artifacts. And keep your eyes peeled for celebs. They’re almost as common as deer sightings here.

Noon Lodge Big Bear, CA

Positioned on a lake and surrounded by trails and evergreen woods, this boutique retreat is the perfect spot to hit in the fall before the California mountain town gets its seasonal winter chill. Noon Lodge combines pieces of the rustic outdoors, 1950s vintage charm and modern sensibilities to create the ideal cozy cabin escape.

The Inn at Kent Falls Kent, CT

The Inn at Kent Falls feels a bit like a visit to your good friend’s country house. Dating back to 1741, the renovated property is filled with French antiques and has just six rooms. Be sure to request the Lakes Suite for your own private fireplace and a clawfoot tub.

La Fonda Santa Fe, NM

La Fonda’s cozy appeal comes from its rich history as a hotel. The building sits on the site of Santa Fe’s first inn, which was built in 1607. Today, La Fonda retains many of its original 1920s elements like hand-carved beams, terracotta tile, and hammered tin chandeliers.

Rivertown Lodge Hudson, NY

Originally a movie theater from the 1920s – 50s, Rivertown Lodge’s current design is the work of a collaboration of craftsmen in the Hudson area. There’s a restrained yet cozy elegance to the open-plan lobby and guest rooms. We love the custom sconces, the soft linen bedding and the impeccable mix of antique and contemporary pieces.

The Danforth Portland, Maine

The Danforth references Portland, Maine’s nautical heritage with pops of navy and sand. There’s an old world charm to the historic inn with a billiards room, a third-floor conservatory and fireplaces in most rooms. And you need not go far for a perfect meal. Just downstairs, the hotels Tempo Dulu serves award-winning (and belly-warming) curries and Southeast Asian specialties.

Blackberry Farm Walland, TN

Blackberry Farm is the fall destination for a dose of rural luxury and very private R&R. Frequented by the likes of Oprah and Martha Stewart, the glam farm resort’s private cottages transform into 5-star hotels with soaring ceilings, polished wood floors, and rustic-eclectic furnishings.

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