Twenty of the Most Enchanting Winter Escapes You Can Book in the Blue Mountains
From a mountaintop villa with an outdoor spa to a getaway inside a clifftop cave, there are lots of magical Airbnbs primed for weekend escapes.
We could all use a long, lazy holiday right about now. And, if a cosy winter escape is on the cards, you'll find a plethora of idyllic stays located among the rolling slopes and lush bushland of NSW's Blue Mountains. A mere hour's drive west of Sydney, this famed region is home to countless leafy treehouses, wilderness-hugged cottages and secluded cabins, promising to warm beds and roaring fireplaces during a nature-filled mountain retreat.
So you don't have to spend hours scrolling, we've done the hard work and pulled together 20 of the most enchanting Airbnb stays located in the Blue Mountains. Book your spot, pack a bag and get set for an indulgent winter escape.
ROMANTIC ORCHARD ESCAPE, BLACKHEATH
A cosy farm stay for two, this open-plan beauty spills onto a spacious deck, with an incredible outlook across the mountains.
How much? From $592 a night, sleeps two.
THE HILL STATION, MT TOMAH
This leafy retreat for two boasts a crackling indoor fireplace and an ultra private location hidden among lush bushland and gardens.
How much? From $350 a night, sleeps two.
DREAM CABIN, BERAMBING
Floating among the treetops, this light-filled cabin is the stuff of fairytales. Unwind by the indoor fire, or soak up rainforest views from the outdoor bathhouse.
How much? From $741 a night, sleeps two.
AMAROO MOUNTAINTOP VILLA, KATOOMBA
With panoramic views of rolling mountains, this timber-filled retreat will have you feeling like a king. The outlook is best enjoyed from the outdoor spa.
How much? From $542 a night, sleeps 14.
CUCKOO'S NEST, KATOOMBA
This lovingly restored cottage is located among bushland and has space for two, a roaring indoor fire and lots of rustic charm.
How much? From $185 a night, sleeps two.
VINEYARD LODGE, MEGALONG VALLEY
Enjoy a taste of vineyard living at this secluded boutique cottage, complete with a sunny deck unfolding onto vine-covered slopes.
How much? From $245 a night, sleeps four.
A luxe, Scandi-inspired abode, tucked away among the bushland of Blackheath. Cosy up and watch the stars twinkle through the bedroom skylights.
How much? From $318 a night, sleeps four.
THE SHED ON CENTRAL, WENTWORTH FALLS
This one-time garden shed is now a quaint country cottage, rocking a rustic-chic style. A secluded couples' retreat for those who like relaxing in nature.
How much? From $165 a night, sleeps two.
CLOUD PARADE, LEURA
A designer space with sweeping views to match, this elegant ten-guest home feels like it's perched at the top of the world.
How much? From $896 a night, sleeps ten.
TWO-BEDROOM ECO WOOLSHED, BLACKHEATH
Unplug at this eco-friendly cabin, set on 250 acres of Blackheath farmland. Uninterrupted mountain views by day and fireside hangs by night.
How much? From $253 a night, sleeps four.
THREE-BEDROOM ECO WOOLSHED, BLACKHEATH
A bigger version of the above getaway, this eco-friendly cabin with a sprawling backyard has a roaring fireplace and is primed for small group getaways.
How much? From $252.14 a night, sleeps six.
NUNGAROO COTTAGE, BILPIN
A rustic hideaway complete with cosy loft bedroom, toasty woodfire and tranquil farm setting. Plus, plenty of friendly resident farm animals to visit.
How much? From $259 a night, sleeps four.
PANAROO BOUTIQUE STUDIO, MOUNT VICTORIA
A stylish, split-level studio for two, this gem feels delightfully removed from reality. Enjoy views across the treetops and snuggles by the open gas fire.
How much? From $162 a night, sleeps two.
CASA PICCOLA, KATOOMBA
With its warming wood fireplace, luxurious linens and old-meets-new cottage feel, this whitewashed mountain hideaway has winter charms aplenty.
How much? From $224 a night, sleeps five.
LOVE STUDIO, BILPIN
A romantic cabin hidden amongst the trees, this one sure lives up to its name. The fire-warmed living space and outdoor spa are winter holiday goals.
How much? From $478 a night, sleeps two.
STRAWBALE COTTAGE, LEURA
Surrounded by nature, this lofty cottage makes for a romantic winter escape. There's a fireplace, a clawfoot tub and even a cosy reading loft.
How much? From $142 a night, sleeps three.
THE ENCHANTED CAVE, BILPIN
An actual clifftop cave, this unique couples' retreat is like something plucked from a storybook. Relax while enjoying dreamy views across the treetops.
How much? From $1095 a night, sleeps two.
SEVEN SISTERS ESCARPMENT VIEWS, MEDLOW BATH
This mountaintop cottage feels worlds away from reality. Especially if you're taking in the views from one of two gorgeous outdoor bathtubs.
How much? From $317 a sleeps four.
With its tranquil bush setting, two-person spa bath and toasty log fire, this Blackheath gem might be the ultimate winter hideout.
How much? From $297 a night, sleeps four.
PICCOLINO, WOLGAN VALLEY
A tiny home with some truly spectacular surrounds. This one is stylish, eco-friendly and primed for unplugged getaways in the wilderness.
How much? From $264 a night, sleeps two.
Top image: The Hill Station at Mt Tomah. All images: courtesy Airbnb.
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Published on January 18, 2021 by Libby Curran