JFKT4 Traveler November 4, 2019

Winter Cabin Getaways

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'Tis the season to travel and explore! Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a private family retreat, or just to enjoy time surrounded by nature, these destinations will redefine the meaning of 'cabin fever.'


Ferdi Mountain Base

SCHLADMING - AUSTRIA -   A luxury concept lodge in Austria’s Dachstein Mountain region, where you may enjoy nature's wonders during any season. 

Prepare to be amazed by Austria’s breathtaking scenery  at this luxury lodge beside the Dachstein Mountain range. The dramatic mountain peaks, thick pine forests, and lush hillsides accompany shimmering lakes in the warmer months, and are just as magical during the winter. 

SEASONS OF OPERATION

Ferdi Mountain Base is available  all year, but usually only possible to stay by the week. 

ACCOMODATIONS 

The newly-built lodge sleeps 8-12 guests, and offers an open plan living area leaving spectacular views over the captivating Planai Mountains. Additionally, guests have access to a yoga room, and state of the art gym complete with mountain-view sauna! 

ACTIVITIES

There are activities for every season, including skiing, horse riding, climbing and hiking. In the winter, choose from the massive Schladming 4-mountain ski area, cross country skiing, or a ski tour of 25km long! 

WHAT TO PACK

Prepare for a trip to Ferdi Mountain Base with: 

Winter coat (windbreaker shell with hood) | Snowsuit | Layers! | Sweaters| Turtle-neck pullovers| Scarf or neck warmer / face mask | Hat | Warm gloves | Winter boots| Swimsuit (for the sauna) | Wool or warm socks |Dryfit socks| Sunglasses| Sunscreen| Personal toiletry items | Warm inside shoes for the lodge and cabin | Ski equipment and materials.


THE GLASS RESORT

ROVANIEMI-  LAPLAND, FINLAND -   The Glass Resort is your ticket into Santa's hometown.  Located near the Santa Claus Village, Santa's Office is just a few minutes away!   

The modern design of these memorable glass structures are inspired by Lapland’s classic “kota” huts, built and used by the indigenous Sámi people who lead a nomadic reindeer herder lifestyle.

SEASONS OF OPERATION

The Glass Resort is open from September 1st 2019 –  April 12th 2020.

ACCOMODATIONS 

Large windows and glass ceilings provide an unrestricted view of open skies and natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights. The teepee-like apartments have a modern accommodations inside! Each Superior Glass Apartment features its' own private outdoor spa, sauna and equipped mini-kitchen.

ACTIVITIES

Jampack your itinerary with all things Santa! Schedule a private full day trip through the Santa themed village while meeting Santa himself. Alternatively, opt for outdoor activities including Northern Lights tours, snowmobile excursions, and dog sledding with Huskies! 

WHAT TO PACK

Prepare for frigid temperatures with: 

Winter coat (windbreaker shell with hood) | Snowsuit | Sweaters| Turtle-neck pullovers| Scarf or neck warmer / face mask | Hat | Warm gloves | Winter boots| Swimsuit (for the sauna and jacuzzi) | Wool or warm socks | Sunglasses| Sunscreen| Personal toiletry items | Warm inside shoes for the lodge and cabin | Treats for Santa! |


BLUE SKY CENTER

NEW CUYAMA, CALIFORNIA -    Blue Sky Center is a nonprofit focusing on regenerating the community by repurposing the old ARCO facilities in the townsite of New Cuyama, CA. Clear your mind, body, and spirit with views of the Los Padres Mountains, clear desert skies, sunsets, and stargazing in the midst of winter.   

Just two hours from the bustling city of Los Angeles, Blue Sky Center resides between the Sierra Madre and Caliente Mountain ranges in the high-desert of California's famous Central Coast- a change in scenery from your typical winter vacay.

SEASONS OF OPERATION

Blue Sky Center is open all year, but book early! Reservations can be made up to 6 months out

ACCOMODATIONS 

The entire site offers 5 unique shelton huts, a single airstream trailer and junker bell tent, four artist dorms and dispersed camping sites. Additional perks include menu sourcing from local farms in the region - including Windrose Farm, The Jolly Oyster, JJ Lone Daughter Ranch, Prospect Coffee, Watkins Cattle Co, Cookbook LA, Milliken Farm, and many more. 

ACTIVITIES

If you're not relaxing to the stillness of the desert, enjoy horseback riding, biking, hiking, wildlife watching, OHV trails, and climbing!

WHAT TO PACK

Packing for the Blue Sky Center is dependent on your adventure! Pack lightly, and include the essentials: 

Warm jacket | Hat | Sweatshirt/crewneck | Athletic wear | comfortable jeans | Hiking boots | Running/walking sneakers | Sunscreen | Eco-friendly water bottle | Extra Blanket | Toiletries| 

  

WINTERLAKE LODGE

  ALASKA 99508  -  Winterlake Lodge sits at the entrance to the Alaska Range.  The 15-acre lodge is located 198 trail miles northwest of Anchorage, and features the two-mile "Finger Lake" checkpoint along the infamous Iditarod Trail.   

Arriving at Winterlake Lodge is a part of the adventure! The location is airplane accessible only, flying in from small "bush" float-planes from Anchorage or the village of Talkeetna. Alternatively, its sister property Tutka Bay Lodge is accessible by boat from the village of Homer, or directly by float-plane from Anchorage. Find more detailed directions here

SEASONS OF OPERATION

Winterlake Lodge is open June 1st to September 30th for the summer season and January 20th to April 30th for the winter season. 

ACCOMMODATIONS 

As a part of the renowned Within the Wild group of lodges, both the Winterlake and Tutka Bay Lodge boast an intimate experience for guests with only 5-6 cabins per location.  

ACTIVITIES

From daily culinary sessions to glacier trekking and bear viewing, Winterlake offers exploration of the Alaskan wilderness landscapes, high mountain vistas, and deep ocean fjords to travelers. Reference their complimentary  itinerary suggestions before your plan! 

WHAT TO PACK

The recommended gear list for Winterlake includes: 

Winter coat (windbreaker shell with hood) | Pile jacket | Snow pants or bibs | Polypropylene long underwear Sweaters| Turtle-neck pullovers| Scarf or neck warmer / face mask | Hat | Warm gloves | Winter boots| Polypropylene socks| Wool or warm socks| Sunglasses| Sunscreen| Personal toiletry items| Flashlight / headlamp | Warm inside shoes for the lodge and cabin |


UFOGEL

DEBANT - AUSTRIA  - Just outside Lienz, Ufogel provides striking views of Austria’s enchanting East Tyrol. This eye-catching property – part sculpture, part holiday home- is one you won't forget!   

Despite bearing a compact constructed exterior, you'll still feel connected to nature with engrossing Alpine panoramas visible through large, angled windows. The interior has an unbeatable natural wood feel and smell to add to the tranquil, crisp feel of this cabin. 

SEASONS OF OPERATION

Ufogel is open year round, with specific dates unavailable to the public.

ACCOMMODATIONS 

Accommodating up to 5 members, this cozy living area is complete with a TV, dining table, and kitchen area with stove, coffee machine, kettle, fridge and cookware. There's and cozy underfloor heating to keep you warm when needed, and air-conditioning too! While you won't want to use it, free Wi-Fi is available! 

ACTIVITIES

Enjoy winter hikes, ski tours, and horse riding at the nearby Hohe Tauern National Park. Venture beyond the Austrian border to experience this region's undiscovered beauty by reaching Italy within an hour's drive and Slovenia less than two.

WHAT TO PACK

Prepare for winter festivities at Ufogel: 

Winter coat (windbreaker shell with hood) | Snowsuit | Sweaters | Turtle-neck pullovers | Scarf or neck warmer / face mask | Hat | Warm gloves | Winter boots | Swimsuit (for the sauna and jacuzzi) | Wool or warm socks | Sunglasses | Sunscreen| Personal toiletry items | Warm inside shoes for the lodge and cabin |

Already begun thinking about your next outdoor excursion?  Download  the JFKT4 Traveler for more cabin destinations! 

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