5 Fire Pit Ideas to Steal for Cozy Fall Nights

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Truth time: We recently had a fire pit built for our house in Los Angeles (where it gets cold like six times a year), because I’m obsessed with s'mores. Oops.

Fire Pit Makes It Easy to Host a Cozy Fall Gathering

Fire Pit Makes It Easy to Host a Cozy Fall Gathering

To turn an everyday deck into a rich, warm spot to enjoy the autumnal weather, this outdoor space is furnished with comfy seating, a modern fire pit and creature comforts in shades of cranberry and forest green.

While I was doing research for our own design, I was blown away by all the creativity I came across. I discovered fire pits have come a long way! Here are a few of my favorite ideas to steal for your own fire pit design dreams, as well as some tips for creating the coziest outdoor spots this fall.

An (Outdoor) Room With a View



Entertainment deck of the HGTV Dream Home 2012 located in Midway, Utah

Photo by: Eric Perry

Eric Perry

When you’re thinking through where to put your fire pit, consider the view while creating your design. Try to choose an outdoor spot that gives a majority of people the best view. Even if your home doesn’t have a mountain or water view, it’s smart to think this through. For example, if you place the fire pit in a spot that has everyone staring at your garbage cans while roasting their marshmallows, that could really put a damper on your s'mores mojo.

30 Backyard Fire Pit Designs

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Private Fire Pit

A secluded seating area becomes prime real estate for a fire pit setup. A grouping of weather-resistant chairs surround the fire feature, while a living privacy wall surrounds the entire space.

Photo By: DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Built-In Fire Pit

Indoor/outdoor living can be enjoyed year round in this California community. Here, a spacious atrium is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. Modern rattan furniture placed near the built-in fire pit adds plenty of space for relaxation. Design by Kevin Smith

Limestone Fire Pit

This built-in fire pit is veneered in house brick lined with a fire brick interior and finished with a four-piece thermal bluestone coping. Design by Bob Hursthouse

Sunken Fire Pit

This Maui vacation home features more than stunning ocean views; it also comes with a stone patio and sunken fire pit to make alfresco relaxing that much better.

Marble Fire Pit

A marble fire pit warms up this covered outdoor living room and makes the space perfect for year-round lounging. Design by Adam Miller

Four-Unit Fire Pit

Four separate gas units comprise the modern fire pit design of HGTV Dream Home 2012. The Utah limestone-clad column is topped in a surface of limestone. A clear glass surround protects gas flames while contributing to the deck's open fire experience.

Open Fire Pit

Set in the Santa Monica Mountains, this adobe-style home encircles a large pool and courtyard with an open-flame fire pit situated right in the middle. Design by Lewin Wertheimer; Photo by Douglas Hill

Bluestone Fire Pit

This natural stone fire pit features a fire brick interior and is capped in Pennsylvania bluestone, which can quickly turn into additional seating when more party guests arrive. Design by ACM Design

Photo By: Frontier Group ©Photographed by Frontier Group

Stacked Stone Fire Pit

This contemporary outdoor space is a destination for every season with lush foliage that peaks in the spring and summer and a cozy fire pit for cold-weather months. Design by a Blade of Grass Landscape Design

Old World Fire Pit

This outdoor patio is designed to bring a contemporary look to an Old World-style house. Adjacent to the pool, a built-in stone fire pit becomes the centerpiece to a cozy lounge area. Design by Paul Wrona

Flat Stone Fire Pit

Landscape designer Chris Lambton transformed his own backyard into an outdoor oasis complete with a custom-made picnic table, bluestone patio and fire pit area finished with Pennsylvania flat stone. The fire pit is surrounded by upcycled whiskey barrel stools and wooden Adirondack chairs for ample seating options.

Photo By: DarrenMcCollester/Getty Images © 2012, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Stacked Stone Fire Pit

A band of composite decking in a lighter shade visually separates the fire pit area from the rest of the entertainment deck. Photo courtesy of Trex

Covered Fire Pit

A colorful, two-tiered deck and adjacent fire pit adds function, depth and layers to the back of this home. Design by Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Photo By: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Stacked Stone Fire Pit

The freestanding fire pit is the focal point for outdoor gatherings and is incorporated into the design by extending the existing deck area into an organic shape. Design by Jamie Durie

Natural Stone Fire Pit

Lush landscaping combined with a built-in barbecue, large seating area and fire pit create the ideal place to entertain family and friends. Design by Kevin Smith

Stone Fire Pit

Just off the crescent-shaped pool, a fire pit provides an additional lounge space for evening entertainment. Design by Joseph Vassallo; Photo by Mary Vail, OSG Publicist

Stone Fire Pit

A built-in stone fire pit anchors this streamlined patio with a circular layout that facilitates conversation. Design by Andreas Charalambous

Photo By: Geoffrey Hodgdon ©Geoffrey Hodgdon

Contemporary Fire Pit

A small, contemporary fire pit is the showpiece of this shaded outdoor seating area. An expansive pergola makes the fire pit area more intimate. Design by Jamie Durie

Mobile Fire Pit

A small backyard becomes a magical garden with lush landscaping and a C-shaped seating area surrounding a fire pit. Design by Jamie Durie

Fire Pit Bowl

A Gabion bowl was used for a fire pit feature in this luxurious and modern backyard design. The fire pit deck is sunk below the height of the infinity pool to keep the benches level to the pool. Design by Jamie Durie

Patio Fire Pit

An in-ground fire pit lights and warms up this patio sitting area. A pair of wicker sofas flank the fire pit, offering a convenient spot for chatting with family and friends.

Fire Pit With a View

Take a dip in the hot tub, then cozy up by the fire pit for a view of the magnificent waterfront sunset. This British Virgin Islands home's patio offers ample space and seating, making it an ideal setting for entertaining guests.

Photo By: Smiths Gore Limited, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Gray Stone Fire Pit

This private backyard patio renovation includes gray stone and boulders throughout, including the cozy fire pit area. An outdoor dining table with a neutral umbrella provides a lovely place for enjoying afternoon lunch, while long wood steps lead to a deck area that overlooks the surrounding tree-lined property.

Garden Fire Pit

Surrounded by lush perennials, this outdoor lounge is relaxing whether the fire pit is in use or not.

Reflecting Fire Pit

The fire pit in this cool contemporary space is adorned with black tile that reflects the flames.

Concrete Fire Pit

The simplicity of this Asian-inspired design helps create a tranquil setting on the deck. The fire pit is surrounded by comfortable cozy seating and a unique privacy wall.

Photo By: Tomas Ovalle / Associated Press

Geo Fire Pit Patio

This patio was made for entertaining. On those cooler evenings, four geometric wooden armchairs circle a stone fire pit, while warmer evenings allow for a dip in the glowing infinity pool.

L-Shaped Fire Pit

This Yard Crashers backyard renovation included adding a water feature, a cooking area and this custom, L-shaped fire pit.

Photo By: Tomas Ovalle / Associated Press

Tabletop Fire Pit

A tabletop fire pit in the middle of the bar adds some unexpected pizazz to this outdoor kitchen.

Half Fire Pit, Half Epic View

This cozy sitting area looks out over a vibrant blue ocean. A built-in fire pit ensures a relaxing spot, keeping the space warm from the cool ocean breeze.

From: Mark Scott Associates

Photo By: Anthony Gomez

Simple Setup = Big Fun

Outdoor Dining Area with Fire Pit and Barrel Stools

Outdoor Dining Area with Fire Pit and Barrel Stools

Old barrels are transformed into custom outdoor seating in this contemporary backyard. A stone fire pit and picnic table make for a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

Photo by: DarrenMcCollester/Getty Images © 2012, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

DarrenMcCollester/Getty Images, 2012, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

A simple solution can be achieved with a few chic outdoor chairs and your own DIY fire pit. Try cozy-ing up your space with some outdoor cushions and faux sheepskins thrown over the backs of your chairs if you want to go for a glamping vibe in your backyard.

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Points to The View

Design by Mark Silva

Convenient Log Storage

Pergola from DIY Network's Blog Cabin 2014

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sunken Fire Pit in the Mountains

This a firepit at Ushuata botanical gardens in the heart of the North Carolina mountains.

Photo By: Photo Credit: Mary Palmer Dargan © Gibbs Smith, Lifelong Landscape Design, Mary Palmer Dargan

Fire and Water

Design by Mitch Kalamian

Star Light Star Bright

As the sun sets, interior lighting illuminates the backyard, setting a relaxed ambiance for family and friends to gather on the patio.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Circular Designs

Design by Steve Appolloni

Jungle Inspired

Design by Scott Cohen

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Just Gorgeous

A large wooden chandelier and gorgeous stone fireplace lend a rustic feel to this chic outdoor living space. A small sofa and two armchairs provide seating.

Posh Pit

This contemporary patio design is a great place for entertaining, featuring a fire pit area surrounded by bench seating, accented by lush landscape.

From: Willis Allen Real Estate and Luxury Portfolio International®

Photo By: Willis Allen Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Natural Stone Meets Modern Home

Design by Alderwood Landscaping


Design by Mitch Kalamian

Double-Sided Fireplace

Outdoor sitting area with chairs, round table, fireplace with screen and stone design and seating area next to the pool.

Outdoor Sectional

Place fire pit in center of outdoor entertaining room to encourage guests to gather around a cozy fire.

Photo By: DK - The Complete Gardener's Guide © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Quad Fire Strips

At the 2012 HGTV Dream Home in Park City, Utah, a modern fire pit area, connected to interior spaces via boardwalks, invites relaxation. Four separate gas units comprise the modern fire pit design. The Utah limestone-clad column is topped in a surface of limestone.

Minimal and Modern Style

Wooden benches wind through a modern, minimalist backyard. A white fire pit creates a cozy and inviting space, perfect for entertaining through the night.

Photo By: Jamie Rector ©2011, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rockers by The Fire

The stone fireplace with a roaring fire invites guest to relax in the rocking chairs and enjoy the beautiful gardens.

Photo By: Photography by Jeff Romaniuk © Scripps Networks Interactive, Location Courtesy: Ruby Tuesday Lodge


A well planned circular patio to accommodate a beautiful backyard fire pit.

Photo By: Neil Podoll

Fireplace Wall

Design by Mitch Kalamian

Take the Chill Off

Enjoy the snowy scenic views in this outdoor entertaining area with a curved wooden bench, a fire pit and a stone patio.

Walkway Leads to Warmth

The beautiful walking path that leads you up to the fit-pit that sits 14.

Photo By: Photography by Jeff Romaniuk

Fireplace Deck

Design by Keith Summerour

Photo By: Design by Keith Summerour

All-Stone Patio

Design by Robert Hursthouse

Vertical Stones

The stone patio is large enough to accommodate multiple sitting areas and opens up to an expansive back yard.

Infinity Fire Pit

Taking full advantage of its gorgeous desert setting, this home's porch and patio feature wide open expanses, an infinity pool and a fire pit. The stonework echoes the neutral colors of the landscape.

Fireplace + Pizza Oven

This outdoor patio with its exterior detailing, dramatic stone fireplace, built-in grill and seating is the perfect setting for wining and dining with friends and family.

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Intero Real Estate Services, Inc.

Photo By: Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Old World Romantic

A stone bench topped with flagstone pavers runs alongside a stone fireplace for additional seating in this outdoor space. Green cushions provide comfortable seating and complement the lush green ivy covering the top of the fireplace.

Contemporary Hacienda

Design by Becker Studios

Replica of a 19th-Century Syrup Kettle

This unique fire pit is a replica of a 19th-century syrup kettle made by local artisans.

Warm Up After Taking a Dip

This backyard space has an impressive swimming pool and fire pit that is an inviting space perfect for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.

From: Luxury Portfolio International® and Dilbeck Real Estate

Photo By: Dilbeck Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Eye-Level Fireplace

A simple, table with clean lines and a beautiful stone fireplace keep the breathtaking views front and center in this modern outdoor dining area. (HGTV Dream Home 2011)

Garden Fire Pit

Design by Robert Hursthouse

Hillside Fire Pit

Design by Katrina Leondov Fairchild

Hot Tub Sidekick

Designed by the homeowners, this gorgeous pool includes serpentine curves of beautiful stone, as well as a grotto, spa and fire pit.

Photo By: HGTV fan CiaoTag

Fireplace Table

New deck with handrails, red accent wall and two sided fireplace as featured on Yard Crashers.

Courtyard Fireplace

From this point of view you can see how the newly designed courtyard on the lower level of the yard is a self-contained outdoor room with a fireplace, raised beds, and a center area for entertaining. The stunning stonework along the right side is both decorative and functional and features an open archway with a view into the lower lot where a small Greek temple is situated.

Photo By: Sylvia and Tim Small

All Shapes and Sizes

Deck Sitting Area Arranged Around Fire Pit

Deck Sitting Area Arranged Around Fire Pit

Allow guests to take in the fall foliage by grouping furniture around large trees. As the leaves begin to change from green to red and orange and yellow, guests can soak up the change of the season, cocktail in hand.

Forget a pit, and go for a bowl! If you’re tight on space, a fire bowl is a great solution. Typically, these have smaller profiles than a traditional fire pit and can easily fit into tighter or non-symmetrical spaces. If you have a larger area to use and still prefer the look of a bowl, use a large fire bowl instead.

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Safety Screen

Even fire pits need safety screens and if you have one with a circular design you probably need something like the Napoleon PatioFlame Black Safety Screen to protect you against open flames and sparks. 

Fire Glass

Instead of black lava rocks or some type of heat-resitant stones for your fire pit, you could add some visual pizzazz with fire glass from Woodland Direct which comes in a wide array of colors - everything from aquamarine to sapphire blue to cherry (pictured).

Photo By: Woodland Direct, Inc.

Pop Culture

A fun accessory for any outdoor fireplace or fire pit is a popcorn popper like this sleek model from Camp Chef which has a 3.5 quart capacity.

Photo By: Camp Chef

Cover Me in Copper

Fire pit covers are necessary and recommended for protection against the elements but why settle for something purely functional when you can have style and beauty such as this copper fire pit cover made of lightweight aluminum. 

Photo By: Woodland Direct

Wood Sculpture

Want an innovative and visually pleasing method for stacking your fire wood? Consider the 8 foot Double Round Rack which keeps wood dry and elevated off the ground and comes with a waterproof cover.

Photo By: Woodland Direct

Roasting Tools

Whether you want to toast marshmallows or roast some hot dogs over the fire pit, these extendable safety roasting sticks help you avoid any burns or accidents that sometimes occur with outdoor grilling.

Photo By: Camp Chef

Carry a Torch

Looking for something more decorative and ornamental than a standard fire pit? Try these intriguing alternatives such as the Desert Steel Passion Flower Torch which is constructed of galvanized steel and operates on torch fuel.

Urban Log Lugger

Ideal for rearranging logs and pieces of wood in your fire pit, the Firebuggz Original Log Lugger is 48 inches long, made of durable steel with a powder coat finish and fitted with a comfort grip.

Photo By: Woodland Direct

Curves and Angles

One way to make your fire pit stand out is to replace your traditional heat resistant rocks with something more visually unique like the Rasmussen Alterna Vent-Free FireShapes Set, made of ceramic bonded refractory concrete.

Photo By: Woodland Direct

Roughing It

A convenient alternative to a permanent fire pit or outdoor grill is the Lumberjack Tripod Grill which can travel anywhere and offers you an 18 inch grill in heavy-duty, nickel-plated steel.

The Sherpa Solution

You have your portable grill but what about storage space for all of the extras that the grill requires? The Sherpa Camp Table & Organizer is a portable kitchen cupboard with a rollout aluminum tabletop and four padded bags to keep everything organized during storage and transport. 

For Your Chiminea

If your outdoor fireplace is a chiminea and you need to protect the surface area around it, the Blue Rooster Fire Resistant Hearth measures 36 inches by 36 inches and prevents sparks and embers from damaging your deck or patio area.

Midnight at the Oasis

Fire pits can provide intriguing sources of light at night but there are other alternatives such as the Desert Steel Saguaro Cactus Torch which is 25 inches wide and 78 inches tall and definitely qualifies as garden art.

Above Ground or Below?

Patio Sitting Area With In-Ground Fire Pit

Patio Sitting Area With In-Ground Fire Pit

An in-ground fire pit lights and warms up this patio sitting area. A pair of wicker sofas flank the fire pit, offering a convenient spot for chatting with family and friends.

Photo by: John Martinelli

John Martinelli

Just like a pool, you can choose to have your fire pit above ground or below. Below ground has a more modern look and is a great option if you want to maintain the site lines of your outdoor space. Using natural gas for these fire pits are a great option because you can kick off your cozy gatherings with a simple flip of a switch.

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Sandals LaSource, Grenada

Located at Sandals LaSource Grenada, this unique fire pit sits in the center of one of the resort's sparkling pools. Designed by Sarah Hartman of Miami, we think it's the perfect spot for sparking a new romance or rekindling an old flame.  

Photo By: Sandals

Vail Cascade Resort

Entitled "Branch Wall," this spectacular fire feature was created exclusively by Elena Colombo for the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa and sits adjacent to the hot tub.

Photo By: Allen Kennedy Photography, Vail Cascade

Esperanza Resort, Cabo San Lucas

Tucked between two scenic bluffs, Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas boasts a bespoke fire feature overlooking the Sea of Cortez. 

Photo By: Auberge Resorts

Esperanza Close Up

Guests at Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas enjoy fireside romance as they watch the sunset over the Sea of Cortez.  

Photo By: Fire Features

Brasada Ranch, Oregon

Located just outside of Bend, Oregon is Brasada Ranch, a secluded resort where guests are welcomed with a s'mores kit that they can enjoy fireside after horseback riding, golfing or lounging at the organic spa. 

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Photo By: Brasada Ranch

Fireside Sunrise

With a backdrop of snowcapped mountains, guests of Brasada Ranch enjoy watching the sunrise around the resort's large fire pit. It is also the centerpiece for many rustic, romantic wedding receptions.

Photo By: Brasada Ranch

The Mansion at Casa Madrona

Located in Sausalito, California, the Mansion at Casa Madrona is a 5,000-square-foot guest house that boasts a huge outdoor living space with one of the most fabulous fire pits we've ever seen. You'll never want to leave. 

Photo By: Casa Madrona

Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo San Lucas

It doesn't get much more glam than the private casitas at Las Ventanas, which feature several poolside fire pits. Though beaches of Cabo await, we find little reason to leave the room. 

Photo By: Rigoberto Moreno, Las Ventanas

Rancho Valencia, Southern California

Southern California's Rancho Valencia boasts two romantic fire pits adjacent to the resort's Pony Room restaurant and bar where guests enjoy cozy sunsets and fireside cocktails. 

Photo By: Rancho Valencia

Miraval, Tuscon

The Miraval villas feature private Jacuzzis and romantic fire pits. We can't think of a more glamorous way to stay in the desert.

Photo By: Balfour Walker, Miraval Resort

Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya

For those about to rock Cancun, check out the 9,000-square-foot Bret Michaels rock star suite at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya with its private rooftop terrace, complete with a neon-lit fire pit. 

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Photo By: David Massey, Hard Rock Hotels

Rose Hall, Montego Bay

We have no worries that romantic sparks will fly around this gorgeous fire feature located at Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

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Photo By: Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Park Hyatt, Beaver Creek

Cuddle up next to this fire pit with a hot toddy after taking a run on the Colorado slopes or perhaps before with a hearty cup of courage. 

Beaver Creek, Colorado

The Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek is a popular spot for destination weddings and has several fire pits located at the bottom of the resort's fabulous ski runs.

Photo By: Park Hyatt

Beaver Creek

The Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek has numerous fire pits located right next to the resort's gondola, a perfect spot to cozy up with your favorite ski bunny or slope wolf. This is one of the more secluded choices perfect for enjoying a romantic glass of bubbly. 

Photo By: Park Hyatt

W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale

This incredibly romantic fire pit was created by Elena Colombo of Fire Features exclusively for the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. We think it's a fine spot to kindle a conversation with someone special. 

Photo By: W Hotel

Paul Hobbs Winery, Wine Country

Visitors to the Paul Hobbs Winery often choose to take their tastings fireside. This beauty was designed exclusively for the vintner by Elena Colombo of Fire Features in Brooklyn.

Photo By: Fire Features

Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica

Surrounded by lush flora and fauna, the fire pit at Auberge Resort's Hacienda AltaGracia sits nestled in a Costa Rican tropical paradise. 

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Photo By: Auberge Resorts

Westin Lake Las Vegas

Far from the lounge acts and loud casinos, the Lotus Court fire pit at the Westin Lake Las Vegas is the perfect spot for watching the sun set over the desert mountains and for cuddling up under the stars.  

Photo By: Westin Lake Las Vegas

W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

Located in Puerto Rico, the W on Vieques Island features a stunning fire pit overlooking the Caribbean. It's a perfect spot to relax after enjoying the AWAY spa. 

Photo By: W Retreat & Spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage

The fire pits at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage boast breathtaking views of Palm Springs. Order up a suite for your own private pit. 

Photo By: Ritz-Carlton

Ritz-Carlton, Terrace Room

The Terrace Fire Pit rooms on the ground floor of the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage include their own private fire pits.  

Photo By: Ritz-Carlton

St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City

Guests of the St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City enjoy evening champagne next to the luxurious resort's unique rock formation fire pit, one of the most spectacular we've seen. 

Photo By: Bruce Buck, St. Regis Deer Valley

St. Regis Rocks

The fire pit at the St. Regis Deer Valley deserves a closer look.  

Photo By: St. Regis Deer Valley

St. Regis Deer Valley, Entrance

Even the entrance to the St. Regis Deer Valley has an undeniably incredible fire pit offering a warm welcome to Park City.

Photo By: St. Regis Deer Valley

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, Colorado

With some of Colorado's most stunning and breathtaking rock formations as a backdrop, the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa fire pit is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a cold beverage. 

Photo By: Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa

Gateway Canyons, Poolside

Sunset is a great time to enjoy the poolside fire pit and the rustic beauty at the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa in southwest Colorado. 

Photo By: Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa

Gateway Canyons at Night

Nighttime is the best time at the Gateway Canyons Resort fire pit where one can drink in the views of one of the world's most majestic red rock canyons while sipping a wonderful beverage. 

Photo By: Gateway Canyons Resort

Sandals Grande Antigua

The fire pits at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa are little islands of romance unto themselves. 

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Photo By: Steve Sanacore, Sandals

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Guests at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island enjoy stunning sunsets and tasty cocktails year-round at the posh resort's courtyard fire pit. 

Photo By: Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Moonrise

The fine folks at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island will set up a private fire pit, complete with blankets, among the dunes for guests. We can't think of anything more glamorous than that. 

Photo By: Ritz-Carlton

Hualalai Resort

Hualalai Resort is a private resort owned by the Four Seasons. The private residences at the Hualalai Resort enjoy private pools with unique fire features and their own romantic fire pits overlooking the Kona coast.  

Photo By: Four Seasons Hualalai

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, San Diego

One of the best spots at La Costa Resort & Spa is the oval shaped fire pit. We think it's quite a fabulous place to relax after a hard day at the spa.

Photo By: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs

We're sure you'll feel that Rocky Mountain high as you relax by this sprawling resort's cozy fire pit. The Cheyenne Mountain Resort is also fast becoming one of Colorado's most popular destination wedding spots. 

Photo By: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Hawks Cay Resort, Key West

Since its installation, the fire pit at Hawks Cay Resort has become the romantic heart of this Florida Keys vacation spot. 

Photo By: Hawks Cay Resort

Four Seasons, Rancho Encantado

Located a few minutes outside of Santa Fe, the fire pit at the Rancho Encantado celebrates the rustic beauty and splendor of the southwest. All of the rooms are casitas and feature fireplace butlers who will personally keep the flames going.

Photo By: Four Seasons

Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

The fire pit outside the DEQ Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto is where the fabulous meet and enjoy the bar's signature summer cocktail, the Classic Mojito. As the weather gets cooler it's the perfect spot for a hot toddy or two. 

Photo By: Ritz-Carlton

Silicon Valley's Finest

The jaw dropping fire pit is the only one in our roundup that you cannot visit without an invitation. It was commissioned by Fire Features for a Silicon Valley resident. 

Photo By: Fire Features

Fab Fire Feature at Rancho Bernardo Inn

The Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn is just far enough from bustling San Diego to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. There's no mistaking the pleasant weather, which means guests enjoy the outdoor fire pit all year long. 

Photo By: Rancho Bernardo Inn

The Historic Lodge at Vail

The Lodge at Vail is the very first hotel to grace the iconic Colorado ski town. A recent multi-million dollar renovation included the addition of this fabulous fire pit located steps away from the chalet-themed resort's own gondola. 

Photo By: Scott Dressel-Martin, The Lodge at Vail

Easy Solutions

Modern Chiminea

Modern Chiminea

Put together two chairs, a Palm Springs color palette, a shapely fire urn and a couple glasses of Merlot, and you're bound to evoke some meaningful conversations.

From: Yard Crashers

For those who don’t want to make a big investment and are not so into the DIY route, consider buying a fire pit, or chiminea. These come in all shapes and sizes and work with virtually any outdoor decor scheme. You can even choose options like a fire pit table to ensure you're getting the most bang for your fire-pit buck.

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