Fireplaces Worth Traveling For

02.08.2013 | by: Meghan

Cicero once said, “There’s no place more delightful than one’s own fireplace.” Even though I live in an old Victorian from the 1890s, I don’t have a fireplace or wood-burning stove, and on blustery, blizzard-y days like today, I feel particularly salty about that fact. There’s nowhere I’d rather be than sitting in front of a blazing fire with a tattered copy of Middlemarch and a cup of steaming tea. Maybe it’s time to outsource.

Nowhere else do I feel closer to home than in front of this fireplace in Maine.

I’d even take this cute little workhorse at the Parkamoor House–an amazing collaboration between the Grizedale Arts organization and the National Trust  It depends on its rustic old hearths and stoves as the only heat source, since there’s no electricity.

Huberhaus is a 16th century traditional alpine log dwelling located in the Upper Valais in Switzerland.

Formerly the home of John Maynard Keynes, this former meeting spot for the Bloomsbury set beckons. The Tilton House.

You can never ever go wrong with a hearth in the kitchen. This 1790s Federal manor in the Hudson Valley looks as tempting for the winter months as the summer.


26 Comments on “Fireplaces Worth Traveling For”

  1. I love this post. My hi light this week was being in Chicago and dining at the Ralph Lauren restaurant in front of the fireplace. I was visiting the windy city from Florida with my daughter on a college trip. She was stressed and when we arrived at the restaurant they had an available table for two right in front of the fireplace. It was delightful. I could have sat there all afternoon.
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  3. I love me some fireplaces. I stayed in a cabin on Lake Superior near Lutsen. MN, which was awesome in its own right, but had an amazing walk-in size fireplace. Spent the three-hour-June-twilight collecting firewood and drinking wine next to the cobalt black waters of The Lake. Ill never forget that place.


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