Let yourself get hypnotised by the flickering flames of a fire in the winter time. These snug interiors overlooking incredible scenery will make you question if you really want to go out and explore your surroundings or instead stay in and indulge. We’ve rounded up our favourite fire places for you to retreat to in winter, because in our opinion, there’s nothing better than watching the fire with a warm drink and good company. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge – Tasmania Cradle Mountain is considered one of Australia’s iconic wilderness experiences. Enjoy Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge’s distinctive suites and cabins nestled in the woodlands. Each cabin has a fireplace, surrounded by native wildlife and walking tracks, so you can indulge in the vast landscape of Tasmania. The lodge leaves you with a choice of four different styles of accommodation, acting as the perfect haven to relax, rejuvenate, wander and indulge. Location: Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Peppers Mineral Springs – Hepburn Springs, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges From what once was a 1930’s Daylesford hotel, now transformed into a deluxe retreat, brings the picture-perfect combination of heritage architecture and contemporary interiors with the unspoiled countryside surrounding. Relax in your Garden Spa Villa to enjoy the gas pebble fireplace heating, or why not submerge yourself into your Aero-spa tub for hours on end? Escape for a romantic retreat or spend a few days disconnecting alone with the Mineral Spa and exquisite dining options too. Location: Peppers Mineral Springs Peppers Beacon – Queenstown Queenstown offers something for everyone, with skiing, national parks, bungy jumping, jet boat riding and more. Peppers Beacon provides a tranquil escape set on the lake, and just near the Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve. Lake view suites provide fireplaces encased in schist stone, lose yourself in a book or gaze across the lake as the soft sound of the crackling fire acts like background music. Location: Peppers Beacon Peppers Bluewater – Lake Tekapo In the heart of Mackenzie Country in New Zealand’s South Island, Peppers Bluewater is set overlooking beautiful Lake Tekapo. Bring your friends for a relaxing evening in the three bedroom lake view villa. This open plan living area is warmed by the gas fireplace with spectacular lake views, perfect for entertaining. As days go by, watch the icy snow build up over the mountains as the warm fire radiates from within. Location: Peppers Bluewater Looking for more destination ideas? Peppers Retreats, Resorts and Hotels can be found across Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia. Let yourself escape and unwind to untouched wilderness or pristine beaches, discovering the best of these idyllic destinations. View all of our properties here.