As the weather gets colder and it begins to feel a lot like winter, people start to plan a ski trip or a weekend getaway to a tropical destination. Why not go to a cozy log cabin and experience nature in a refreshingly authentic way? An off the beaten path mountain escape may be just what you need to break out from it all and rejuvenate for the months ahead. This type of thrill – staying at pastoral lodges set deep in nature near ski resorts and in the middle of lush forests – is a real bliss. All of the countryside spoils are literally outside the door.