If you love hiking how could you not arrange for a long stay in a quiet mountain hut, complete with the epic scenery and rustic environment you crave. Escape the noisy city life by either climbing up the mountain or taking a short cut using a cable car. Your reward will be the breathtaking mountain views, the fresh air and the unspoilt peace in the nature.
Mountain Hotels
Cheval Blanc  
Courchevel
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The Cheval Blanc Courchevel is a skiing-friendly hotel and haven that provides a wonderful location in Jardin Alpin, near the world-class Courchevel 1850 location — home of the largest ski domain on Earth. Besides an ideal lodging hotel, this establishment boasts amazing designer interiors and great wood and bronze furnishings. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain
Miramonti  
Boutique Hotel
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Classic Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me was filmed in this dramatic location among the crag-gazed Dolomite mountains. The Miramonti Boutique Hotel has walls of glass that capture the snow-sweeped mountain views and lets you spot the town of Merano far below. The hotel is near historical buildings, a …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Movie
Location: Merano  Italy  West Europe
Grande Roche  
Chalet
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The Grande Roche Chalet is an awe-inspiring vacation chalet, tucked away in the Courchevel ski resort area just 200m from the center of the resort. Courchevel 1850, Saint-Bon-Tarentaise is located southeast of Lyon in the Rhône-Alpes region and is one of the most coveted and luxurious ski destinations in the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain
The Heinz Julen  
Penthouse
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The Heinz Julen Penthouse is an artistically constructed penthouse created by architect Heinz Julen, utilizing a loft design, and containing unique features such as a fireplace located in the middle of the living room window, as well as a custom made chandelier and handcrafted furniture. Above guests is a glass …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain
Firefly  
Luxury Suites
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Firefly Ski Chalet is not just a place to sleep after enjoying Zermatt Lodge skiing—it’s a four-star hotel with modern architecture, excellent amenities, and a swell location that complements your skiing experience. All 15 luxury suites are themed and reflect one element coinciding with a color concept. For example, the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain
Berghotel  
Oeschinensee
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This hotel was built in 1892 in the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area of the Swiss Alps that has since become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 30-bed and dormitory property has been passed down four and five generations of the same family which is impressive in these harsh times where such …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Bertol  
Hut
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Run by the Neuchâtel Swiss Alpine Club and located 3311 meters above sea level the Bertol Hut clings to a rocky outcrop in the higher reaches of the Swiss Alps. It was build in Geneva and reassembled on the mountain between 1896 and 1898. In 1976 it was rebuilt completely …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Kulmhotel  
Gornergrat
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This is the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps located 3048 meters above sea level. The hotel took ten years to build and was completed in 1907. Two observatories were constructed in 1996 one on each of the tall towers. They allow astronomers to take advantage of the clear air …
Accommodation types: Astronomy   Mountain
Mönchsjoch  
Hut
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Arriving at Jungfraujoch station there is a sign proclaiming this to be the “Top of Europe”. Operators, Jungfraubahn put the sign there being proud of the fact their railway includes the highest mainline station in Europe. Trains pull through a tunnel somehow carved out of the solid rock and arrive …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Hollandia  
Hut
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This mountain hut is owned by the Swiss Alpine Club and lies 3240 meters above sea level overlooking a glacier pass. In order to get there, you have to hike across the glacier itself. Approach then, on the north side of the Lotschenlucke. The caretaker will see you from miles …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Berggasthaus  
Aescher
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This guesthouse was built 170 years ago by farmers who needed a place to hang out so their goats could graze. This seems like an achievement on par with the pyramids. I mean, how do you drag that much timber up a mountain and then build it into a mountain …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature
Hotel Villa  
Honegg
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This traditional Swiss mountain hotel has been given a modern makeover to create a unique hotel set in the forests and snow-headed mountains of the Alps where the air is so fresh you’ll want to expand your chest to capture it in all its revitalizing goodness. The Villa Honegg has …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Fannaråkhytta  
Lodge
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A joy for the ruddy-cheeked and strong-legged, this unique hotel is actually a cabin 2068m above sea-level and is Norway’s highest tourist lodge with views of the Hurrungane Mountains and ancient glaciers that reflect light from the long-shining summer sun. This remote lodge is only accessible by foot. You will …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Remote
Location: Luster  Norway  West Europe
Pilatus-Kulm  
Hotel
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Nope, this is not the home of the Pilates fitness cult but a place for adventures. This Alpine hotel was opened in 1890 and is over 2000 meters above sea-level. It is located on the Pilatus Mountain – one of the Alp’s most jagged and arresting peaks – near Lake …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Jade Screen  
Tower Hotel
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To get to this mountain-top hotel you have to climb up 60,000 steps – or take the cable car. If you choose to climb the stairs you are in for an exciting time. They begin by traveling through the cleft of the cliff known as the Thread of Sky, further …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Location: Huangshan  China  East Asia
First World  
Hotel
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This is the Las Vegas of Asia. It is the world’s largest hotel, with 7,351 rooms in two colorful towers. It is located in the Genting Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains near lush tropical rainforest far away from the city. The entrance is a Spanish-style courtyard, and the site has …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Theme Park
Whitepod  
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These futuristic eco pods nestle in the Alps creating a little igloo village. Your pod is made out of insulating fiber and has a wood-burner for comfort. There is an en-suite bathroom and super luxurious bedding. Whitepod is part of the eco-tourism movement and aims to be carbon neutral. Each …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Igloo   Mountain   Nature   Tent
Ice Hotel  
Romania
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Forget little sculptures at winter fares… in Romania, they make entire hotels out of ice. When it comes to sleeping in a bed made of ice you need not worry about the cold because your bed is super insulated with multiple mattresses, reindeer fur, and thermal sleeping bags. Dinner is …
Accommodation types: Ice   Mountain
Machu Picchu  
Sanctuary Lodge
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When Hiram Bingham set out in 1907 to find the lost Inca treasure he could not have expected to find as enormous a jewel as he did. Machu Picchu is the lost city of the Inca built in the 15th Century over 2,300 meters above sea level. Today people come …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Nature
EcoCamp  
Patagonia
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Domes are all the rage in eco-tourism these days. Where old-style hotels needed deep foundations, roads, pipes, and cables to be laid down – eco domes are made from special vinyl that is warm, durable, and light. They are built using the “leave no trace” philosophy and the hotel’s designers …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Mountain   Nature   Tent