There’s nothing like sitting back and relaxing after an active day on the slopes. You can extend your enjoyment of the stunning mountain scenery by staying at the perfect chalet overlooking the incredible snowy peaks. Whether you’re savoring the spectacular vistas while relaxing your muscles in your outdoor hot tub or curled up by the toasty fireplace gazing out of your floor-to-ceiling windows, we’ve surveyed the resorts of the Alps to bring you the top luxury chalets with the best views across the region.
Chalet M – Morzine, France
The lovely resort of Morzine is home to the beautiful Chalet M, available through Ultimate Luxury Chalets. It offers a commanding position overlooking the town and the Portes du Soleil skiport.
“On the mountain opposite the chalet is the Pleney ski run so from its vantage point you can watch as what looks like small ants meander their way down into the resort below,” says Andy Castle of Ultimate Luxury Chalets. “The dining room has been cleverly designed with large windows which showcase the view of Morzine and the surrounding Portes du Soleil ski area.”
“The large terrace is south facing so benefits from being bathed in sun all day. What better place to relax and enjoy this view than the outdoor hot tub? At night you can see the twinkling lights of the resort below.”
The large chalet, which sleeps 10 to 12, is furnished with a blend of classic and contemporary pieces, making it one of the most elegant chalets in the Portes du Soleil. Inspiration has been drawn from some of the Alps’ finest residences with materials, furniture and artwork sourced from across the world. The main living area includes a fabulous fireplace, and in the dining room a bespoke walnut table made by local craftsmen takes pride of place.
Chalet M boasts some of the best spa facilities in the area. The view from the outdoor hot tub is simply breathtaking, set on the edge of a large terrace overlooking Morzine and the surrounding mountains. Inside there is a large sauna with adjacent drench shower, as well as a dedicated massage and treatment room where you can enjoy the services of its in-chalet therapists – the ideal sanctuary for relaxation.
For further information on the Chalet M, contact Ultimate Luxury Chalets here.
Chalet Bear – Klosters, Switzerland
The authentic Swiss resort of Klosters features some of the most charming chalets of the whole Alps and one of the best is the Chalet Bear by PT Ski. Its Director James Palmer-Tomkinson tells us more:
“The Chalet Bear is a beautiful log chalet, lovingly restored in 2006 to create one of the finest chalets available for rent not only in Klosters but anywhere in the Alps,” reveals James. “Within easy walking distance of the lifts and centre of Klosters, it is perched on a small hill with beautiful views of the village and mountains behind.”
The interior has been sensitively decorated to maintain all the character of a traditional chalet, but with the comfort of a luxury home. It feels like you’re living in an ancient wooden jewel box, which creaks and groans when the sun hits it in the morning and it starts to warm up. It has 4 gorgeous bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms, and a cosy sitting room with open fireplace, perfect for relaxing after a day’s skiing. The dining room also features a fireplace and has a long table which seats up to 16 people.”
Start preparing your dream ski holiday to this gem of the Alps with PT Ski at this link.
Eco Lodge – Argentiere, France
For phenomenal views of Mont Blanc mountain range and Mont Blanc itself, book in at The Eco Lodge, by Ultimate Luxury Chalets. Argentiere is known for its unbelievable views and the Eco Lodge uses this to its advantage. With a large outdoor terrace and hot tub there is plenty of space to enjoy this stunning vista.
“One of the more unusual features of the chalet has to be the outdoor barrel sauna with a large window at the end which gives amazing panoramic views,” details Andy Castle. “It is a great way to relax in the warmth whilst seeing the snow falling outside.
“The Eco Lodge was named because of its design features and the fact it is designed to be environmentally friendly. The owners want to preserve the view of the snow-capped mountains for future generations.”
In fact, the five bedroom chalet has been built with green technology and is completely self-sufficient and able to fully power itself with its advanced renewable energy systems, making it the perfect choice for ecologically-minded skiers who are also seeking some pampering.
Enjoy this unique chalet and its spectacular views by reaching out to Ultimate Luxury Chalets here.
Chalet Nyumba – Verbier, Switzerland
If you’re looking for a chalet with a stunning view in Verbier then look no further than the Chalet Nyumba, also by Ultimate Luxury Chalets. Andy Castle tempts us further:
“Beautiful views and Verbier go hand in hand,” explains Andy. “The resort is built on the end of a mountain and overlooks the valley below. The Chalet Nyumba enjoys incredible panoramic views across the resort of Verbier and the property basks in the sun throughout the day, making it the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing snooze on the balcony.
“The chalet has been built to utilise the fantastic backdrop. From the swimming pool you can enjoy the stunning backdrop of the mountain range opposite. With large floor to ceiling windows, the chalet gives a feeling of openness and makes you feel at one with nature. You feel like you are immersed in the natural environment whilst enjoying the heat that the large open fire gives out.”
With a maximum capacity of 16, the chalet has been interior designed throughout and is the height of Alpine chic, with worn leather sofas, distressed antique wood finishes and beautiful alpine detailing.
The chalet also boasts one of Verbier’s most extensive private Spa facilities. This is finished throughout in Italian marble with views over the valley and mountains beyond. These lavish facilities include an L shaped pool with adjustable floor depth and swimming current (floor can be lowered or raised for children or converted into a dance floor), steam room, indoor and exterior spa, sauna and bar. Adjacent to the spa is a massage room where the chalet’s in-house team can ease your aches and pains from the days skiing.
Experience this exceptional Verbier chalet with Ultimate Luxury Chalets at this link.
Chalet Etta – St. Moritz, Switzerland
Our global expert Sylvia Delvaille Jones of Villa and Apartments Abroad is always on the look out for the best rental properties around the world and she’s spotted this amazing seven-bedroom chalet in St. Moritz. It’s still available over the Christmas period and Sylvia tempts us with these further details:
“This gorgeous luxurious chalet is modern, yet sumptuous and elegant. Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail. The interior is of the highest quality using ETRO fabrics throughout. Deep, comfortable sofas and local antiques mixed with a collection of contemporary art sit against a backdrop of old wood and granite.
“The bedrooms are all well appointed with Superba mattresses are topped with down duvets, a choice of pillows and soft Egyptian cotton sheets, flat-screen TVs and iPod stations. Bathrooms have been laid out for pure indulgence with power showers and extra deep bathtubs inviting you to relax sore muscles with exclusive Miller Harris beauty products.
“You will have plenty of room to relax or entertain. Both living rooms have large wood-burning, open fireplaces and offer stunning views of the Corvatsch mountain. The live-in kitchen seats 10 and the dining room up to 14. With bedrooms spread across separate parts of the house and a choice of rooms to retreat to, the chalet is an ideal retreat for an extended family or group of friends. Guests can also exercise in a well-equipped gym or relax in the sauna/steam room. For the youngest members of the family, there is a fully stocked playroom which also serves as a home cinema.
“What sets this chalet apart from others? The service is extremely bespoke and the chef is superb. The location is also ideal. You are in a real Swiss villa which offers the real Swiss experience, but only 10 minutes from all that is happening in centre of the main village. The neighbours are real local people with a few millionaires and billionaires mixed in. You have a fabulous view, but you can step outside and walk to grab a coffee or stroll down to the lake.
“St. Moritz hosts many fantastic events and this year will also be the holding the World Ski Championships for which we can get VIP tickets. Here are some other great events taking place in town:
- December 2016: Christmas and New Year Extravaganzas all over town. Please enquire about our two week special offer at this chalet.
- January 27th – 29th: The 33rd: Snow Polo World Cup
- February 12th, 19th and 26th: White Turf Horse Race on the Ice
- February 6th – 19th: The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
- March 12th: The Engadin Ski Marathon
Allow Sylvia and her team to arrange your ideal and eventful skiing holiday to St. Moritz by reaching out to Villa and Apartments Abroad here.
Chamois Lodge – St Martin de Belleville, France
Ultimate Luxury Chalets has the ideal chalet for smaller groups looking for wonderful views: the Chamois Lodge. The stunningly finished chalet, which can sleep six adults and up to three children, is located in the traditional mountain village of Villarabout close to the resort of St Martin de Belleville.
“The chalet allows you to fully experience traditional mountain life in a setting that is relatively untouched by the larger operators,” describes Andy Castle. “This is the perfect place for those to stay who are looking for a large and varied ski area as it is part of the large Three Valleys, yet don’t want to be staying in one of the busier and livelier resorts. The chalets’ driver service will have you down at the lifts within five minutes, ready to take on 600km of beautifully groomed ski slopes.
“The chalet has a large terrace which overlooks the beautiful mountains on the opposite side of the valley. This section of the valley is not part of the skiing area so is stunningly beautiful and untouched. As with most of the chalets with a view on this list, the best way to appreciate this view is from the chalets private hot tub.”
Start planning your dream family holiday to the Three Valleys with Ultimate Luxury Chalets here.