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Fabulous Fireplaces in the West

Whether you're reading, chatting, or warming up, there's something delightful about a fireplace.

The fireplace wows at the historic Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood.

Randy Boverman

"When you see the fireplace at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, on Mount Hood, you can't help but be wowed by its immensity. Sipping a drink beside it as snow falls outside is utterly magical." —Leigh Rieder

"As soon as I walk into the lobby of the Golden Hotel in Golden, Colorado, I feel right at home. I love to sit by the crackling flames and curl up with a good book, or just people-watch." —Susie Lambert

"The beautiful Paradise Inn in Washington's Mount Rainier National Park has not one but two giant stone hearths. That's a big plus, given how cold it can get in the winter!" —Patricia Kilroe

"When my wife and I checked into our room at the Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites in Mendocino, California, we were thrilled to find a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace. It totally made our stay." —Jeff Jackson

"Scoring a seat in front of the massive fireplace in the Old Faithful Inn is a family favorite on our trips to Yellowstone National Park. It's the perfect spot to read, talk to other visitors, or simply gaze in wonder at the incredible architecture." —Susan Thomas

"The outdoor fire ring at the Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, is a lovely spot to relax on a brisk day. It has an amazing view of the lake and the snowcapped peaks around it." —Marta Holm

"Maybe it was because we were on our honeymoon, but the most romantic hearth that I've ever snuggled up in front of was the one at California's Inn at Death Valley (formerly the Inn at Furnace Creek). That was 19 years ago. We've been back since, and it never disappoints." —O. Atkinson