Cosy places to celebrate Christmas in July

by Elisa Parry

In need of a cosy winter getaway? Why not get in the spirit of Christmas in July and gift yourself an indulgent escape. We’re talking about snuggling up on the couch in front of a crackling fireplace with a nice glass of red. Here are a few great getaway ideas perfect for a weekend of hibernation. Start planning your winter escape today.

Tipi in the snow
Snowshoe walk with cheese fondue, mulled wine and dinner

This isn’t an overnight getaway, but it’s too cute not to include! Enjoy a short hike in your snowshoes to Hotham’s hidden eco-village. In the central tipi, you’ll settle in by the fire for a French cheese fondue dinner with mulled wine! It doesn’t get much cosier than this!

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Man behind the bar at Mt Lofty House
Overnight luxury stay with view room, breakfast and more

Enjoy a night of luxury in the Adelaide Hills at Mount Lofty House. Tuck into a country brekkie in the morning and treat yourself to some well-deserved R&R some cheeky spa credits.

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Rainforest getaway with fireplace
Two-night Rainforest Retreat with breakfast and wine 

Switch off your mobile phone, leave the iPad at home and head for the sub-tropical hills. Did we mention there’s a spa?!

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Two girls in front of a fireplace
Two-night Eco-Pod getaway with gourmet hampers

Prepare to cosy up in your very own eco-pod. These adorable cabins are located in Central Tilba. We suggest you stock up on some delicious Tilba Cheese from the factory in town and some wine plonk yourself in front of the fireplace. They even supply a fire pit smores kit!

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Inside a glamping tent
Luxury glamping at Glenworth Valley

Thought glamping was just a summer activity? You thought wrong! Snuggle up in front of the campfire and get roasting those marshmallows! This is the cosiest camp set up we’ve seen in a long time!

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Cottage in the NSW country side
South Coast romantic break three-nights

There is so much to see and do on the South Coast of NSW, but you’ll be forgiven for just wanting to curl up on the couch in this stunning cottage in a natural bushland setting.

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Romantic table setting in wine cellar
Overnight winery escape with dinner and breakfast

Relax and unwind in the heart of the Macedon Ranges wine country. Enjoy luxury accommodation in a superior room with a three-course dinner and full country breakfast the following morning.

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Fireplace and wine
Blue Mountains cottage escape

Enjoy two nights in this adorable cottage tucked away in the Blue Mountains. If you can bear to drag yourself away from the log fire, you can take a walk through the 20 acres of natural bushland at your doorstep.

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Farmland view in Stroud
Relaxing country weekend getaway with wine 

Escape to a cabin in the Hunter Valley. There’s plenty of great wine and a hot tub! What more could you possibly need?!

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