Forget the Winter Blues with these Five Enticing Stays with Outdoor Hot Tubs
While winter days can often feel cold, dark and uninspiring, it can also serve as a magical backdrop as there’s nothing quite as enchanting as a soak in a hot tub on a cold winter’s day. According to our research, more than half (54%)* of global travelers agree that they’d be more inclined to book a place to stay with wellness facilities like a hot tub now than before the pandemic. With that in mind, we delved into our more than 28 million reported listings in over 153,000 destinations across the globe to present five enchanting stays with hot tubs where travelers can take in the breathtaking winter views while enjoying a warm soak. Surrounded by lush forests, perched on a hilltop or set alongside a peaceful waterfront, these enticing stays will help you forget about the winter blues.
Blabjorg Resort, Iceland
Set in the fishing village of Borgarfjordur Eystri on the northeast coast of Iceland, this unique guest house offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and sea. Once a fish factory, Blabjorg Resort is now home to beautiful outdoor hot tubs that are perfect to relax in while taking in the views, listening to the Atlantic waves crash against the rugged shoreline and the local birds (the well-known bird colony at Hafnarhólmi is just a short drive away). Guests who are lucky enough can even watch the Northern Lights while soaking, whose season normally runs from late August to mid-April.
Situated in Nedd, a small village on the western head of Loch Nedd in Scotland, this cozy lodge offers self-catering shepherd huts with memorable mountain and sea views. As if the breathtaking views were not enough, guests are welcome to take advantage of the outdoor hot tubs, which are heated by a wood fired stove. The warmth of the water on your body along with the beautiful views and fresh air offer an unforgettable opportunity of endless relaxation in the highlands.
Lapochkin’s Nest, Russia
With 68%* of global travelers like to travel to ‘off-the-beaten-path’ destinations that are less crowded, these unique tree houses in the Tula region south of Moscow, are ideal for those looking for much-needed quiet time amongst nature. Walking through the peaceful forest, guests will discover relaxing places to stay (including outdoor hot tubs!) hidden amongst the tall pine trees. Beyond the outdoor hot tub, this tranquil location also offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in the winter such as snowshoeing and tubing.
Peuma Lodge Patagonia, Chile
Located on over 300 hectares of beautiful Chilean wilderness, Peuma Lodge Patagonia offers a cozy place to stay in the heart of the Futaleufú Valley in Northern Patagonia. While staying at this lodge, it’s essential for guests to take a soothing soak in the hot tub located on the property’s outdoor terrace. The panoramic views and fresh air are especially enticing for those who are looking for a relaxing stay, no matter how cold the temperatures get this winter.
A Snug Harbour Inn, Canada
Located in Ucluelet, British Columbia, this beautiful bed and breakfast features breathtaking ocean views thanks to its unique location on the Wild Pacific Trail, which guests can enjoy views from the comfort of the Inn’s outdoor hot tub. They can also descend the stairs 85 feet down from the main deck to a small private and pristine pebbly beach. After spending time outside, guests can warm up inside the large comment room complete with a grand stone fireplace and large picture windows that provide endless views of the great outdoors.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12-24 months. In total 24,055 respondents across 31 countries and territories were polled (including 501 from Argentina, 1003 from Australia, 500 from Belgium, 1001 from Brazil, 500 from Canada, 1000 from China, 1007 from Colombia, 1001 from Croatia, 508 from Denmark, 1002 from France, 1000 from Germany, 1005 from Hong Kong, 1000 from India, 502 from Israel, 1003 from Italy, 1002 from Japan, 500 from Mexico, 501 from The Netherlands, 501 from New Zealand, 500 from Peru, 1000 from Russia, 1005 from Singapore, 1002 from South Korea, 1002 from Spain, 501 from Sweden, 501 from Switzerland, 504 from Taiwan, 500 from Thailand, 1000 from the UK, 1002 from the US and 501 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in August 2021.