33 of the world's best places to stay in winter, all for less than £150 per night – iNews

Stay cosy while settling into winter. These options range from Arctic villas under the Northern Lights to a traditional Japanese B&B with access to hot spring water.
Up there with the coolest hostels (2,252m up, in fact), this once dreary cable car station atop Crap Sogn Gion mountain has been transformed into an urban-style pad. Rooms sleep up to four; expect magnificent sunrise views.
From £40 per person per night (based on four sharing), galaaxylaax.com/mountain-hostel
One for hardy souls who love winter camping. Unplug with little more than a queen bed and wood-burning stove in the grounds of a working homestead. Doubles from $110/£95 per night, quarrybrook.com
Poland gets even more captivating during the colder months. Take advantage of this with a trip back in time at the Carska Hotel, located within a former railway station. Doubles from £81 per night, carska.pl
Its name a portmanteau of UFO and vogel (the German for bird, which it apparently looks like), this holiday home on stilts is a rustic shell made entirely of larch wood. From €150/£130 per night, ufogel.at
Arctic Lake Villas, cocooned by pine forests, offer stirring views over Lake Inari. Keep watch for the Northern Lights. Packages based on four sharing, including transfers and full board, from £114 per person per night, discover-the-world.com/holidays/nellim-wilderness-adventure
Tuck yourself away in the cloisters of this 17th-century former monastery and hospital. The wings have been delicately restored to create a not-for-profit wellness hotel. Doubles from £116 per night, monastere.ca
A cosy yurt sitting within a wildflower meadow, bordered by forest. There’s a small kitchen (powered by a wind turbine) and a wood-fired hot tub. Doubles from £135 per night, canopyandstars.co.uk
Modest New England style fills this inn on the river. Start the day with a home-made breakfast, then tackle the great outdoors. Doubles from $135/£117 per night, thelittleriverinn.com
Snooze over the waters of Lake Nisser inside this Scandi-chic cabin built on stilts. More than three hours from Oslo, it’s a place to relax and enjoy the wilderness. Sleeps six from 1,200 kr/£101 per night, nisser.no
Rebuilt each year using ice bricks from nearby Bâlea Lake, this was Eastern Europe’s first ice hotel. It is located in Transylvania and is accessible only by cable car. Doubles from €100/£86 per night, hotelofice.ro
Accommodation ranges from suites to shared dorms in this downtown hangout at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The action is outside; ski down Pikes Peak or hike the Manitou Incline. Doubles from $159/£138 per night, kinshiplanding.com
A renovation has added modern amenities without erasing the charm of this 18th-century mayen (a Valais mountain dwelling). It is perched at an altitude of 1,400m and accessible by snowshoes. Two-night packages from £112pp, per night, altypic.ch
Off-grid lodgings within 45 acres enclosed by the White Mountain National Forest. There’s a modified vintage school bus, heated by a Navajo wood-burning stove, and a yurt crafted from local wood. From $75/£65 per night, toadhillnh.com
Tis the season for the return of Bavarian Christmas markets. Christkindlmarkt at Marienplatz is a 15-minute walk from this hotel, which is decorated with opulent fabrics, marble, wood panelling, vintage tiles and blackened steel. Doubles from £109 per night, ruby-hotels.com/en/hotels-destinations/munich/ruby-rosi
Make the most of the slopes at this no-nonense guest house in the Dolomiti Superski Area. There are 400 lifts nearby. Doubles from €95/£82 per night, pension-vittoria.com
Panoramic landscapes of the snow-covered Julian Alps can be seen from one of Slovenia’s leading sustainable hotels, inside the country’s only national park. Doubles from £108 per night, bohinj-eco-hotel.si
One of a handful of cabins in Bergsjø, colder spells make cross-country trails the best outdoor pursuit; or settle down beside the roaring fire. If Veslehytta books up, Norgesbooking has more than 400 cabins in Norway. Sleeps five from 1,770kr/£149 per night, norgesbooking.no
A vaulted self-catering apartment in Briançon, the highest city in France, with a suntrap terrace off the lounge. It is well-placed for Serre Chevalier ski resort. Sleeps four from €85/£73 per night, eurekaski.com
Hidden eight miles south of the busy entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve are these 46 cedar cabins. You’ll find hot tubs, a nearby bar and complimentary shuttle to the park. Doubles from $169/£146 per night, alaskacollection.com
Owners Jónas and Hjördís designed and built these clean-lined timber boltholes on the Reykjanes Peninsula, a Unesco Global Geopark. They’re ideal for a first or last night in Iceland. Doubles from £85 per night, istay.is
This folksy farm cottage is close to skiing and fishing spots, but the downtown nightlife remains in reach. Enjoy breakfast made from farm produce. Doubles from £85 per night, istay.is
This folksy farm cottage is close to skiing and fishing spots, with downtown nightlife still in reach. Enjoy breakfast made from farm produce. Doubles from £132 per night, wilsonfarm.org
These six colourful glamping pods in the shadow of the granite Mourne Mountains are compact, yet great for groups. Go trekking or mountain biking, or prop up the bars at the village pubs. Sleeps four from £85 per night, eastcoastadventure.com
There’s no shortage of holiday homes in Sweden. Try this homespun cottage in the south. It is defiantly mysigt (the Swedish version of hygge) and has a wood-fired sauna. Sleep five from €89/£77 per night, staynordic.se
A ramshackle fisherman’s hut in the Périgord-Limousin National Park has been turned into a gorgeous rural hideaway by TV presenter Kate Humble and her husband. Enjoy the private lake. Doubles from £110 per night, canopyandstars.co.uk
Three log cabins sit on the former site of a sawmill. There’s a network of trails to explore, and you’re next to the Jasper National Park and the vast, undeveloped Willmore Wilderness. Doubles from CAN$200/£128 per night, rockymountainescape.ca
Guests are almost guaranteed skiing from November to spring, given the many nearby slopes. Inside the heritage building is a two-floor wellness centre, including a rooftop sauna. Doubles from €81/£70 per night, die-hindenburg.at
Free-flowing water from Kusatsu Onsen, the town’s hot spring, will warm your cockles at this traditional B&B, especially after a day on the surrounding slopes (or walking through the mountain scenery), Doubles from £53 per night, yoshinoya932.com
Speed by on a snowmobile, skate across a frozen lake or watch the Aurora Borealis dance while staying at this remote hostel. Accommodation is filled with upcycled furniture and work from local artists
Doubles from €49/£42 per night, sevenfellshostel.com
You’ll find vibrant colours throughout this boutique hotel in a former dairy. The Southern Alps provide a backdrop. Plan a stay for New Zealand’s next winter. Doubles from £130 per night, naumihotels.com/thedairyhotel
A busman’s holiday you do want: cabins built into buses saved from the scrapyard, and located beneath volcanic Esja mountain range. The original seats serving as a dining table. Doubles from €144/£124 per night, solsetrid.is
Wake up to the Dolomites at this classic mountain retreat with a sophisticated edge. Nine different ski areas are within reach (135 miles of piste). Doubles from €130/£113 per night, xalphotel.it
A private beachfront on Lake Ontario that works perfectly for wintry holidays. Stay in the main house or, for more seclusion, in waterfront “trailers”. Doubles from £87 per night, timberhouse.net
Stay at the gateway to the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, not far from Rovaniemi (the “official” home of Father Christmas). The accommodation ranges from riverside apartments to panoramic huts. Doubles from €99/£85 per night, wildnordic.fi

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