With the coldest days of the holiday season ahead of us, it is tempting to retreat indoors and not come out — except for mandatory functions — until spring. These three Philadelphia suburban homes boast features that will make staying in (or out) all the more exciting.

1729 Shale Road, Quakertown


Monthly taxes: $2,258

Tell me all about it: Not only is this five-bedroom home situated in the most cozy of spots — among the trees beside a private lake — the property includes two major components of a cozy night in: an oversized hot tub (on a large deck among said trees) and a private bar. The rest of the house is just as lovely, especially the custom copper kitchen.

306 Ivy Mills Road, Glen Mills


Monthly taxes: $1,055

Tell me all about it: What’s cozier than a historic stone farmhouse? This five-bedroom property includes warm interior features such as exposed beams and a towering stone fireplace. Outside, we adore the enclosed hot tub next to the larger pool area. The master suite also boasts a lovely fireplace, walk-in closet and en-suite bath.

2463 Flowing Springs, Spring City


Monthly taxes: $927

Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom Chester Springs home sits on nearly seven acres and boasts a master suite with radiant heat flooring and a jetted tub. Just off the bedroom (and easily accessed) is a hot tub on the home’s large deck. We also love the custom, built-in wine storage unit inside the dining room, which can accommodate up to 250 bottles.