Europe has one of the world’s most romantic regions for skiing. The Alps. Here is a list of the most beautiful, cozy and stylish winter retreats, boutique hotels and chalets that reflects the zeitgeist.
Le Chalet Zannier is an elegant and minimalistic designed mountain retreat, nestled in the French Alps in the alpine village of Mègeve with 12 bedrooms. The site has 3 alpine-style chalets, materials used are authentic, natural and imperfect, all furniture pieces are antique and charming.
Whitepod is an Eco-Camp and Luxury Hotel in Valais, Switzerland. The 15 individually decorated geodesic dome pods have been equipped with traditional furnishings, high quality insulation and coupled with a wood burning stove.
Fermes de Marie is situated in the medieval town center of Megève in France. It has rooms, suites and chalets located in the farm buildings based around a 16th-century cowshed, and a pool set into rocks.
Haldenhof is a family-run hotel in Lech with 23 individually furnished rooms, most have a balcony. The hotel is decorated in Alpine classic style with many paintings and hunting trophies.
Jagdgut Wachtelhof is a stylish hunting lodge nestled in the Austrian Alps in the picturesque village of Hinterthal. The enchanting Jagdgut Wachtelhof is designed in an aesthetic mix of traditional Austrian architecture and contemporary style with 17 suite rooms.
Hotel Arlberg in Lech, Austria, is a sophisticated menagerie of original Alpine style melted with an eclectic style of country club, hunting lodge and ski-chalet chic. The boutique hotel interiors are a rich patina of textures bound within scented woods and crafted furnishings.
Tennerhof in Austria is designed in classic Alpine style with antique furniture, but there is nothing old-fashioned at this luxury hotel. The spacious rooms are individually designed and elegantly decorated with excellent panoramic views over Kitzbühel.
Lodge Park in Megève, France, captures the atmosphere of a luxurious hunting lodge. A mix of wood and antique furniture gives the 49 rooms of the Lodge Park a feel with some contemporary touches.
Hotellerie de Mascognaz in Champoluc, is a collection of beautifully-restored Italian farmhouses. The small walser hamlet dates back to the 14th century, sitting room with the open fire, comfortable chairs and sofas. The village is able to sleep about 50 people in a half a dozen chalets.
Mama Thresl in Austria is well designed with natural fabrics to form a modern decoration. It offers traditional dishes, homemade pasta and crunchy salads at the foot of the Leoganger Steinberge Mountains.
Brücke 49 in Switzerland is a fusion of the shades of nature with a sense of the pastoral eclectic charisma. The Alpine styling within this rather smart urban villa of French influence sets a home away from home feeling.
Villa Flor in Switzerland is a representative, patrician house with neoclassical style and Jugendstil ornaments. The House serves 7 guest rooms with unconventional interior architecture and artful furnishing.
Baita 1697 is a 17th century Piedmontese farmhouse in Italy that sleeps 12 adults and 6 kids in 5 master ensuites. The villa has a spacious communal living space with wood-burning open fire.
Der Kirchenwirt in Leogang, anno 1326, with its reduced and spacious white washed rooms combines rustic furnishings with modern decor. The restaurant serves traditional Austrian cuisine and Salzburg specialities.
Thanks for reading. We hope you like our taste and we inspired you for your next trip to the Alps. If you need more inspiration, here is another list of 10 Ski Boutique Hotels for a New Year stay from the Poolside Blog.
Let us know if you can add a gorgeous winter retreat to our list!