There's nothing quite like sitting around a fireplace to warm the soul. Throughout human history, the structure has remained a gathering place, once a necessity for cooking, baking, and heating, and now, a luxurious focal point of many living rooms.
Although the first fire pits were built by our old world ancestors across the globe, medieval times saw the addition of a chimney in houses and castles, and by the early 1800's, the standard North American fireplace design had been cemented. Through the use of a decorative wood mantel or elaborate tile and stonework, the household fireplace further evolved into a point of pride for homeowners, and remains so today. And, due to the cost associated with building a chimney and the development of central heating, many US-American homes are no longer equipped with old-school wood burning fireplaces, which only adds to their allure and charm for those lucky enough to have one.
Below, we've gathered up some of the best stone fireplaces found in cabins from Maine to California and beyond, each proudly boasting a unique design. Whether you're looking for your own design ideas for DIY-ing a fireplace makeover, or are here to marvel at some cozy hearths, inspiration is guaranteed. The best part is, you can book a stay in the cabins below to experience the charm firsthand.
20 Stone Fireplace Ideas for Interior Design, Home Improvement, and Inspiration
Located at the rustic Captain Whidbey Inn in Washington, this natural stone fireplace was built in 1910 and features a secret removable rock where guests can leave behind notes.
One could almost miss this fireplace built into this expansive stone wall, but a cozy seating area makes it relaxing place to read or chat.
Truly the center of this North Carolina cabin, this stacked stone fireplace features a firebox for the living room and the kitchen on either side.
This stunning outdoor fireplace welcomes guests to this Arkansas cabin, with huge tree-trunk pillars to match.
Illuminated by skylights and the loft above, this natural stone fireplace creates a warm and inviting hygge atmosphere accented by dark leather furniture and minimal decor.
Although technically replaced with a wood-burning stove, the natural stone of this beautiful fireplace was kept intact for dramatic results, highlighted by complimentary built-ins on either side.
The real stone fireplace in this desert home takes center stage, with its warm tones contrasted by the surrounding black wall.
A natural stone veneer and thoughtful vintage pieces on the fireplace mantel make this stone fireplace elegant and unique.
In the lodge of this cozy Catskill's escape in New York, this stately fieldstone fireplace is complimented by a natural color palette in the surrounding room design and larger-scale pieces placed around the mantel.
This ledgestone fireplace features a standard wood-burning insert and a simple wood mantel.
Plants and oversized candles add to the comfortable glow of this log cabin fireplace.
Located in the great room of a unique California cabin, this large fieldstone fireplace also creates a landing for the stairs and is kept clear with minimal decor.
Located in the lodge of a boutique hotel, this central fireplace is accented with flanking mirrors, and a generous amount of firewood.
Although this brick fireplace was painted a dark gray, it still remains the focal point of this cozy family room, complimented by a lush sofa and warm wood paneling.
Accented with exposed beams, a vintage color palette, and a sky blue bench running the length of the fireplace wall, this brick fireplace creates a truly unique gathering place in a New Hampshire home.
Shiplap panelling, cathedral ceilings, and plenty of windows compliment this 1940s stone fireplace in this oceanside cabin in Maine.
The rustic fireplaces in these nearly 100-year-old cabins feature original tile and natural stonework.
With a curved and elevated hearthstone, the shape of this simple brick fireplace is highlighted by a coat of black paint and a complimentary painting hung above.
The natural stone fireplace in this classic cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania is a warm contrast to a generous amount of wood paneling.
This electric fireplace and its surrounding natural stone wall create a cozy corner in the bedroom of this Canadian cabin.