When winter hits, we trade our fire pits for fireplaces. Gathering around a hearth evokes a sense of relaxation, and what better way to unwind than by warming up around the fire at one of our brag-worthy vacation destinations!

From rustic to elegant, these resort fireplaces will remind you why you love winter in Wisconsin.

Great Wolf Lodge – Wisconsin Dells

A large fireplace built of cobblestones with an ornate metal front flanked by two black metal dogs

When it comes to large fireplaces, there's a reason why this resort has "great" in its name. Visitors entering the Grand Lobby of the Great Wolf Lodge are greeted by friendly staff, an unforgettable clock tower and a lofty stone fireplace that extends to the open, vaulted ceiling. The resort's cabin-themed décor creates a cozy environment that begs for a card game in front of a roaring fire.

As one of Great Wolf Lodge's many special features, the fireplace offers a backdrop for fun, family-friendly events like the Wolf Walk™, in which kids and families hike through the lobby while learning to howl.

Kalahari Resort – Wisconsin Dells

Two black leather chairs sit on either side of a large fireplace made to look like a fireplace from an African village

Also in the Dells, Kalahari Resort takes travelers on a safari adventure from the moment they walk through the doors. The spirit of Africa is reflected in every aspect, including the fireplace.

To complement the authentic African-themed decorations, the resort boasts a large rustic fireplace in the Sands of the Kalahari building that offers a perfect place to wind down after a long day at the water park. Surrounded by palm trees and exotic plants, guests will feel like they've left the Wisconsin winter for the warmth of Africa.

The Osthoff Resort – Elkhart Lake

Two women sit in sofas on either side of a stone fireplace adorned with garland at the Osthoff Resort

Overlooking Elkhart Lake, this AAA four-diamond resort offers a causal yet elegant atmosphere that's perfect for a romantic getaway.

Guests can indulge in spa treatments, cooking classes and a drink by the fire in the Elk Room. With floor to ceiling windows, the Elk is a perfect spot to enjoy a sunrise with a warm cup of coffee and pastries, or catch up with friends over a glass of wine. On occasion, the room hosts live music.

Gateway Lodge – Land O' Lakes

Wooden tables and chairs sit in the main room of a large lodge next to a large stone fireplace

Located on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Gateway Lodge provides a quintessential Northwoods getaway.

Offering everything from an indoor pool to a redwood sauna, Gateway's beautiful hand-built fireplace will make visitors want to add "lounging by the fire" to their list of relaxing activities. The genuine Northwoods decorations and friendly service will make you long for the Gateway Lodge – and its fireplace – all year long.

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa – Lake Geneva

A large modern hotel lobby with a large stone fireplace adorn with a deer head

Grand Geneva Resort and Spa is a AAA four-diamond resort nestled in historic Lake Geneva. While it may be known for its championship golf courses and luxurious spa, the resort's intimate fireplace is a hidden gem in the Lobby Lounge. 

Guests can relax by the fire while enjoying live entertainment every night of the week. The room's wall of windows are a great place to watch the sunset while munching on tasty hors d'oeuvres and sipping classic cocktails.