It may be the last few weeks of winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t heat things up. Below, we’ve come up with a list of some the coziest spots to enjoy some al fresco fun.
Located 120 feet above iconic Market Street in the Mid-Market neighborhood, Charmaine’s at San Francisco Proper Hotel offers a series of intimate seating areas surrounded by individual fire pits. From the colorful, unexpected and refined European-influenced design to the uniquely curated cocktails by BVHospitality cocktail masters Josh Harris and Morgan Schick created to be intricately tied to San Francisco, Charmaine’s is at its essence an ode to the city it calls home. In addition to the individual fire pits found throughout the space, an oversized fire pit and expanded living area sit at the apex of the flatiron rooftop making this the perfect place to cozy up and enjoy dynamic views of downtown.
Nestled in the breathtaking red rocks of Sedona’s Boynton Canyon, the sprawling fire pit on the outdoor terrace of Enchantment Resort’s Tii Gavo restaurant is the perfect place to gather at dusk for a cozy and picturesque evening. Guests and locals alike can enjoy access to Tii Gavo’s menu of regionally-inspired Southwestern fare and the largest selection of handcrafted margaritas in the Verde Valley, all while relaxing under the stars.
Locally inspired and independently owned Hotel Vermont embodies a truly balanced ‘Vermont experience.’ With rustic and modern touches, the hotel guests are captivated by the hotel ambiance, complete with a fire pit on the terrace. Sit back and relax while the fire burns with views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Sip on the hotel’s private label vodka and gin, and newly released single barrel whiskey made in partnership with SILO Distillery.
Kimpton Taconic | Manchester, VT
A charming 87-room boutique hotel located in the postcard-perfect village of Manchester, Kimpton Taconic embraces all things Vermont. Complete with an outdoor fire pit for getting cozy during all seasons, Taconic feels like your own backyard. Wrap up in Johnson Woolen Mills plaid blankets, sip on local craft beer and enjoy the mountain vibes. Get to know other guests during daily wine hour or congregate around the fire with family during this holiday season.
Sea Island | Georgia
You don’t have to be in a cold-weather destination to cozy up to a crackling fire on the lawn at the luxurious 40-room Lodge at Sea Island. While the sun sets over the ocean, guests can curl up in one of the Adirondack chairs in front of the bonfire while the resident bagpiper eases everyone into relaxation with sweet sounds. Guests can kick the fire up a notch with upscale s’more kits featuring all of the classic treats, plus a few more surprises. www.seaisland.com.
Asbury Hotel | Asbury Park, NJ
The 110-room Asbury Hotel serves as a cozy homebase for travelers to the hippest off-season Jersey shore town of Asbury Park. Their fire pit lounge overlooks “The Rink” for on-site ice skating and is set next to the food truck and bar serving up delicious winter cocktails including hot mulled wine. A once-abandoned Salvation Army building, The Asbury is a mash up of Victorian-era history and rock-n-roll present, featuring eight original public spaces — from The Pit, a giant, sunlit living room with huge sofas, board games, and well-stocked bookshelves to the lobby bar Soundbooth, which offers a massive collection of vintage vinyl LPs and cassettes on public display as a tip of the hat to Asbury Park’s rocker DNA.