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Inviting Fireplaces in the West

Snuggle up to twelve of the most luxurious fireplaces in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah.

Via Contributors
Fireplace at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp, Calif., image
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Yosemite's Tenaya Lodge has a cozy lobby with a rock-lined fireplace.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Fish Camp, Calif. “Take in the beautiful rock fireplace from the cozy lobby’s lounge chairs,” Peter Johnson says. “For atmospheric bliss, brave the outdoor fire pit.”

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Anaheim, Calif. “My favorite fireplace is in this gorgeous craftsman-style hotel,” Cynthia Gentry says. Jenny Hattori adds, “You don’t have to be a guest, but you still get treated like one.”

Inn at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach, Calif. “The warm fire pits outside, open to non-guests, provide an excellent backdrop for engaging conversation with global travelers,” Dave Snow writes. “Enjoy a fusion menu, Central Coast wines, and the serenade of bagpipes.”

Lone Eagle Grille Incline Village, Nev. “At the outside gas fire pit, you can enjoy a drink pretty much year-round, with Lake Tahoe in the background,” Ray Wisse says. “The other gem is the large fireplace between the lounge and the restaurant.”

Peppermill Restaurant and Fireside Lounge Las Vegas “The lounge is an oasis in the desert,” Melissa Candek says. “Bright neon casts a warm glow on plush couches by the fire pits.”

The Shops at Riverwoods Provo, Utah “This outdoor shopping center has fire features in the courtyard,” Joanne Hybarger explains. “I have often seen couples dancing here—the perfect place to rekindle an old flame or begin a new spark.”

Crater Lake Lodge Crater Lake National Park, Ore. “Its giant rock fireplace may be the site of relaxing conversation, homespun stories, or impromptu guitar serenades,” Steve Underwood says. “At times, it’s quiet, with few visitors. At other times, it draws large crowds.”

Domaine Serene Dayton, Ore. “This beautiful winery has a romantic fireplace in its tasting room,” Lisa Skinner writes. “Coming from California’s warmer Napa Valley, we found it a great place to snuggle.”

Hideaway Bakery Eugene, Ore. “Lovely alfresco seating, but the fireplace indoors is a cozy spot on those damp Eugene mornings,” Vicki Alloy says.

Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa Warm Springs, Ore. “Agiant, four-sided fireplace in the rustic lobby houses an enormous smoldering log,” Todd Werner tells us. “It’s a restful spot after a dip in the hot springs pool.”

Siuslaw River Coffee Roasters Florence, Ore. “The staff of this coffeehouse on the Siuslaw River was welcoming to these chilled out-of-towners,” Lawrence Pratt says. “We thawed on the couch by the fireplace.”

Skyway Bar and Grill Zigzag, Ore. “One of the best fireplaces I’ve ever seen,” Shane Kelleher declares. “The fireplace itself is over 100 years old—perfect for snowy days or nights on your way to Mount Hood.”

This article was first published in January 2015. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.