Whether you’re talking with friends, enjoying the ambiance or simply relaxing with your favorite beverage – hot chocolate sounds pretty good right now! – there’s something special about cozying up to a fire on a cold Missouri day.
There are some pretty sweet fireplaces in the Show-Me State, including some at popular destinations and attractions. Here’s a look at just a few.
Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark
The stone fireplace, with its unique chimney design, is one of the first things you notice when you walk into the Lodge’s lobby. Holiday décor and lighting makes it a perfect place to enjoy the season.
Arnie’s Barn at Top of the Rock, Branson
If bigger is better, consider the fireplace in Arnie’s Barn one of the best. Grab a seat near the impressive stone fireplace. You’ll be wowed by the craftsmanship while enjoying a little extra comfort at mealtime.
The Lodge at Echo Bluff State Park, Eminence
The centerpiece of the impressive Lodge’s main lobby, this fireplace offers plenty of hearth-side seating, plus comfy lounge chairs and sofas nearby. This eye-popping feature also boasts excellent, floor-to-ceiling stonework.
Fox and Hounds at the Cheshire Hotel, St. Louis
You’ll feel like being back in your grandparents’ living room, if your grandparents were ultra-cool Europeans who served ale and whiskey to their adult guests. The intimate space is well-suited for couples, while the convivial atmosphere makes it a great space for friends to gather.
The Oak Room at the InterContinental Hotel, Kansas City
Excellent views of Country Club Plaza, the Oak Bar and live music three nights a week make the Oak Room one of the liveliest places to enjoy a relaxing evening and a drink. Sitting near the fireplace is so cozy, you might extend your overnight stay to a weekend getaway.