The Top National Park Lodges For Winter (PHOTOS)

Find out where you can drink hot chocolate by an 85-foot stone fireplace, attend a 17th-century feast or go hiking in 70-degree weather.
02/04/2013 07:24 am ET Updated Apr 06, 2013

Whether you want to be immersed in the winter season or escape it, the lodges are ideal. Yes, they sit deep within America's great wildernesses, but they are far from wild. These are refined places, tame spots amid landscapes full of wolves and bears.

In these lodges, hikers, bird watchers and skiers can drink hot chocolate by an 85-foot stone fireplace, attend a 17th-century feast or go for a swim. Confronting the wild, doesn't require discomfort any longer.

- Megan Taylor Morrison, The Active Times

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National Park Lodges For Winter