If cuddling up by the fireplace of a private log cabin or skiing the slopes of the Swiss Alps sounds more appealing than sweating in the Caribbean sun, this list is for you! These wintery honeymoon locations are the perfect balance of romantic, luxurious, and cozy for you and your snow-loving beau.
If you’re seeking a honeymoon filled with outdoor adventures, look no further than the ski-resort town of Zermatt nestled in the Swiss Alps at the bottom of the famous Matterhorn. Beyond hiking up the colossal peak, ice skating, skiing, and curling are among the more moderate winter activities available. For a romantic accommodation, the Unique Hotel Post maintains a comfortable feel with a lodge-like ambiance, yet spoils couples with its modern touches. Visit its intimate spa, which features a Finnish sauna, vapor bath, and large jacuzzi, or one of the property’s four restaurants and five bars and clubs.
For a more laid-back vacation, consider a trip to Southern Maine in November or December. Although known for its beaches and lobster dinners in the summer, Maine is a beautiful state to visit after temperatures drop. Instead of staying at a hotel or bed and breakfast, consider this luxurious treehouse in Georgetown. Overlooking Back River from all directions, this minimalistic, modern treehouse is fully insulated and perfect for a cozy newlywed retreat. It even comes with a wood-fired cedar hot tub! Spend a day shopping at the Freeport outlet mall or visiting the shops in Boothbay, both less than 40 minutes away.
The days may be shorter through the winter in Reykjavik, but be honest—won’t a large chunk of your time be spent in your hotel room anyway? It is your honeymoon, after all! When you are taking advantage of the daylight, the Blue Lagoon is a must-see. This natural geothermal pool is naturally heated year-round and offers a relaxing oasis for you and your new spouse. Services offered at this natural spa include face masks, massages, saunas, and steam baths. There are many other natural wonders to see including geysers, volcanoes, waterfalls, and (if you’re lucky) the Northern Lights. Reykjavik is the perfect place for a relaxing honeymoon filled with beautiful sites.
People tend to favor summer European vacations, so Venice is much less crowded and more enjoyable in the winter months! With its misty weather, the city becomes increasingly romantic—the perfect place to explore as newlyweds. Take a ride on a gondola, visit Saint Mark’s Basilica, and eat lots and lots of Italian food because your wedding diet is over! For an intimate dinner approved by locals, check out CoVino. This fourteen-seat restaurant offers a variety of three-course menu options that offer classic foods with modern twists. What better place to dine with your new spouse?
Looking for a European honeymoon without the spendy airfare? Enjoy the Euro vibe of the luxurious ski town of Aspen, the perfect place to spend a romantic week with your new spouse. Stay at Hotel Jerome, a boutique hotel with mountain lodge décor located just steps away from the heart of town. Spend your days skiing at Aspen Mountain and your evenings enjoying a show at the Wheeler Opera House or dining in Snowmass Village. From outdoor activities to views of the mountain from your hotel bedroom, a trip to Aspen is sure to be an intimately romantic one.
Style Me Pretty Contributor – Morgan Chamberlain is a freelance writer and social media consultant for wedding vendors in New England. She believes weddings are all about sentimental details, cohesive décor, and a well-chosen playlist to keep the party going!