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US Fireplaces to Cozy up to This Winter

With the fresh chill of late fall in our bones and summer long behind us, we’re seeking out all the cozy fireplaces where you can kick back and get comfortable. Places where you can warm your toes just after a hillside walk, spots that do dinner and a fireside show, antique reading chairs set beside fireplaces, firepits with city views, and many more warmth-providing seats where you’ll want to stay a while. From the glamorous hotels of Aspen to some of Southern California’s best eateries to New York getaways, we’ve got a spot that’s just hot enough to be what you’re looking for. Planning a gathering and want a hearth to be part of the scene? We’ve got that covered too.

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Detroit Foundation Hotellearn more

Grab a delicious craft cocktail and settle into a leather sofa beside the fireplace at Detroit Foundation Hotel’s Apparatus Room. This cool boutique hotel is located downtown in the former fire department headquarters.
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Tourists

North Adams, Massachusetts
This riverside retreat in the Berkshires provides a peaceful hideaway for those exploring the Appalachian Trail or just looking for a weekend out of the city. Gather round the fire in the main lounge zone with your favorite mystery book and enjoy the quiet.
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The Kimpton Goodland

Santa Barbara, California
Nothing like getting cozy on a patio overlooking the coast in Santa Barbara. Grab a seat around the firepits at The Goodland on a Monday night and settle in for a round of s’mores.
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Hotel Emma

San Antonio, Texas
Let delicious cocktails, jazzy tunes and the warmth of the fireplace set the tone for a memorable evening at Hotel Emma. This spot delivers a welcoming setting right in the heart of charming San Antonio.
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Gran Castor

Troy, Michigan
Pizzas, tacos, rice bowls, burritos, and tequila all dot the menu at Gran Castor in Troy. Grab a colorful seat around the fireplace, order up a round of margaritas and get to catching up with your amigas.
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Cambria Beach Lodgelearn more

Looking out over the dramatic landscape of Moonstone Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this hotel lobby’s big windows and warm fireplace make a comfortable spot to sit and stare off into the ocean. Cambria Beach Lodge sits just south of Big Sur, in a tiny community you can’t help but fall in love with.
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Scribner's Catskill Lodge

Hunter, New York
The Catskills are simply stunning this time of year, and at this quaint lodge in Hunter, you’ll find yourself seated beside a lobby fire, an outdoor firepit or cozied up in your suite with a wood-fired heater.
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The Hearth and Hound

Los Angeles, California
The center of historic gathering, the hearth is the heart of this gorgeous, well-rounded dining experience on Sunset Boulevard. Helmed by Chef April Bloomfield (you may recognize her name from Tosca Café and The Breslin), and with wine selections by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, there’s no telling who you might spot while dining at this gem.
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Pammy's

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Whether it’s filled with candles or warming the room with fire, the white ceramic tiled fireplace at Pammy’s is a favorite photo moment and place to sit for the many who dine at this modern Italian trattoria. On the menu you’ll find classics like veal bruschetta, shrimp bucatini and pork Milanese alongside a list of fabulous wines.
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The Nomad Hotel

New York, New York
Dripping in luxury, plush velvets and warmth, the Nomad Hotel offers gathering spaces that are totally impressive. Relax and unwind with your crew in a space that includes an antique fireplace that was reclaimed from an old French chateau.

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The Dandelion

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This stunner of a space will have you feeling like you’ve stepped foot into some Victorian era British pub rather than a Philly dining hub. The Dandelion has a big brick fireplace where you can sit back, relax and sip on a rare cask ale while taking in the scene.
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Sycamore Denlearn more

A throwback to 1970s California, the sycamore walls and amber tones of this cocktail bar create the warmest environment for a late night pick-me-up. Head to Sycamore Den when you’re looking for a strong drink and a really good vibe.
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Twenty Five Lusklearn more

This posh lounge bar in SF has one of the city’s best fireplaces. Go on and order up a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Sazerac and be sure to ask the bartender about that time a former president came in for a visit.
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Barcelona Wine Bar

Atlanta, Georgia
Set in the heart of Atlanta’s Inman Park, the outdoor patio experience at Barcelona Wine Bar revolves around a big, warm fireplace. Here, you can taste your way through some of the best Spanish wines, cheeses, cured meats and tapas.
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Kinship

Washington, D.C.
If you’re looking for a semi-private space in DC where you can do cocktails with a small group of up to a dozen, the fireplace lounge at Kinship should be at the top of your list. Following a warm-up by the fire, your crew can head into the dining room to graze on roast chickens, monkfish or shrimp boudin followed by sticky toffee pudding or a rich, chocolatey custard cake.
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Library Bar at Ambassador Chicagolearn more

The cushiest chairs sit around an Art Deco table beside the fireplace at the Library Bar, and we’re 99.99% sure these are the seats you’ll want to be sitting in while sipping on a Negroni Royal and catching up with your best Chicago mates.
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Amanganilearn more

The gathering spaces at Amangani have huge windows that perfectly frame Grand Teton and the surrounding snow covered hills and mountains. Cozy up to the redwood paneled dining space at The Grill and sit beside the fire while indulging in local bison ribeye or steelhead trout.
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Hotel Van Zandt - A Kimpton Hotellearn more

This rockstar worthy hotel sits in the heart of Austin’s Rainey Street Historic District and has one of the best rooftop hangout spots in town. Here you can pop bottles of bubbly while sitting by the warm fireplace and toast to all the folks that are dedicated to keeping Austin weird.
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Storyville Coffee Pike Place

Seattle, Washington
There aren’t a whole lot of places in Seattle’s bustling Pike Place Market where you can just relax beside a fireplace and enjoy a good cup of coffee, but Storyville Coffee allows just that. BYO book, magazine or newspaper so you can totally zone out while sipping on that pour over.
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Caldera Houselearn more

Chilly nights in Jackson Hole are so much better spent curled up by a fire, with the one you love. Good thing all eight of the suites at this luxury boutique hotel have big, comfy living spaces with wood-burning fireplaces and private balconies with firepits for warmth options galore.
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Washington School Houselearn more

With a gorgeous stay like boutique hotel Washington School House offers, you could get used to living the ski bum life. Head to the aprés ski lounge to warm up by the fireplace and relax after a big day on the slopes.
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The Bowery Hotel

New York, New York
With one of our favorite fireplaces in NYC, The Bowery Hotel lobby bar offers a warm respite on a chilly Manhattan afternoon. Curl up on one of the beautiful antique chairs and imagine life in the Art Deco era.
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Graybarns on the Silvermine Riverlearn more

Six luxurious suites await at this gorgeous New England getaway just outside NYC. Book into the Webster, Addison or Townsend suite for your very own gas fireplace and cozy couch just beside it.
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Hotel Jeromelearn more

When Aspen sets the scene for your gathering spaces, you know they’ve got to be luxurious, posh and timeless. Hotel Jerome delivers all that and more, with plenty of gathering spaces that have fireplaces and the perfect mix of old and new furnishings that make you feel comfortable and well taken care of.
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Norwoodlearn more

This multistory townhouse in New York’s West Village is a maze of eclectic design, hidden nooks and cozy spaces. We challenge you to find all 13 fireplaces at Norwood and Goldilocks your way beside each till you decide which is your favorite.
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Goodall’s Kitchenlearn more

Some of the best memories are made when we gather with friends around a hearth, and the private dining space at Goodall’s offers the perfect spot to do just that with about a dozen of your dearest. Located inside the historic and beautifully designed Hotel Ella, this modern American bistro is a total find.
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Dover Halllearn more

Like a manor you’d find in an old English countryside town, Dover Hall’s magnificence can’t be understated. Set in rural Virginia, the grand estate boasts fireplaces throughout its many gathering spaces, with lavish mantels and exquisite furnishings surrounding each.
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Tied House

Chicago, Illinois
This outdoor fireplace sets the scene for an epic gathering of your nearest and dearest. Head to the patio at Tied House for a delicious meal by a James Beard Award winning chef and cozy up by the warmth of that fire.
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Barbette Bar & Bistro

West Hollywood, California
A rustic fireplace sits on the back patio of Barbette, just below a lineup of candles and a golden glow that’s sure to have you feeling warm and cozy in no time at all. This French bar and bistro sits right along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, serving up a vegetable-forward menu in a gorgeous setting.
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Rare Bird at Noelle, Nashville, A Tribute Portfolio Hotellearn more

Get on up to the rooftop for city views and snuggle beside the fireplace at Noelle Nashville. Order a cocktail on tap and nosh on a butcher board while you take in the scene.
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Capo

Boston, Massachusetts
This supper club might be one of our favorite throwback spots in all of South Boston. Go to Capo for a show, a fabulous dinner and the wood-fired coziness that fills the space.
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The Lambs Clublearn more

A relic of New York’s storied past, this once members-only club in the middle of Times Square is an experience you have to have at least once. Reserve a table in the main dining room, beside the 18th century fireplace, and enjoy a meal that’s so, so New York.
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Boundary

St. Louis, Missouri
Grab a seat at the table beside the fireplace at Boundary and order up a dozen oysters, a charcuterie and cheese board, and steak tartare for the table. Expect a meal that’s indulgent, delicious and filled with warm, cozy ambience.

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