With the start of Chanukah begins the tradition of lighting the menorah each night until all eight flames are kindled. A symbol of the Jewish holiday and all it commemorates, the menorah deserves a special spot, often placed in the front entrance or near a window that faces the street. If you’re planning a vacation during the holiday, here are five vacation rentals with spots for your menorah candle:
Beach Home on Hilton Head Island
This stunning 5,000-square-foot home on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island was made for a Chanukah holiday vacation. With five bedrooms and four full baths, the home sleeps 14 people, making it easy to gather a big group. The oceanfront location is a draw too, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. As you get settled, the front entrance is a gorgeous spot to place your family’s menorah.
Mountainside Condo in Vail
This two-bedroom, two-bath condo has sweeping mountain views and easy access to Vail, Colorado’s Eagle Bahn Gondola ski yard outside. You can set your menorah up in the dining room window to shine from the balcony, in sight of the skiers gliding down the slopes. With the snow outside, you’ll enjoy Chanukah holiday trip as you kick off your celebrations.
Cabin in the Smokies
This small cabin perched high in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains is just the size for a family vacation. Spend some quality time with the kids and relax on the porch over peaceful views. The expansive window in the living room can host the menorah, as it lights up the rest of the community down below. Come together as a group to whip up your traditional dishes and play festive games.
Desert Home in Palm Springs
This four-bedroom, four-bath, adobe-inspired home sits at the base of Bear Creek Nature Preserve near Palm Springs, California. If you’re craving a private spot for your holiday gathering, the property is gated and surrounded by a lush landscape. You can still spotlight the menorah though, with large, sliding glass doors in the front of the home.
Main Street Home in Breckenridge
This three-bedroom, three-bath home sits right on Main Street in Breckenridge, Colorado’s Historic Downtown. Set your menorah up right in the window to greet passersby, and still enjoy its glow as you gather together in the living room. Outside, stroll Main Street and take in the mining town’s authentic, 100-year-old buildings, and enjoy restaurants, shopping and nightlife.