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
Bertol Hut - Traversing Glaciers In Switzerland
'14oct3
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
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat - Surmount Your Expectations
'14sep26
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 - Independent Accommodation At The Top Of Europe
'14sep24
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 Hütte - Swiss Alpine Club Mountain Hut
'14sep15
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 - Magical Cliffside Mountain House In Switzerland
'14sep9
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 - Traditional Swiss Hotel With Modern Touches
'14mar26
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 - Norway’s Highest Tourist Lodge
'14mar18
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
Hotel Pilatus-Kulm - A Dragon-Ridden Mountaintop In Switzerland
'14jan28
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 (Huangshan Yupinglou Hotel) - Living At The Top Of The World In China
'14jan23
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 - The Largest Hotel In The World
'13nov29
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. 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 a 50,000 ...
Accommodation types: Mountain   Theme Park
Whitepod - Future Igloos
'13jul19
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
Igloo Village Balea Lac - Hotel Of Ice Romania In The Fagaras Mountains
'13mar12
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 - Prime Position Next To The Ruins
'13feb15
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 - In Harmony With Nature’s Rhythm
'13jan8
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
Iglu Dorf – Take A Chill Pill
'12nov7
Iglu  
Dorf
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Built from 3000 tonnes of snow in different locations around Switzerland, Germany and Andorra the igloo hotels feature top-notch ice artistry and a variety of rooms all made from glistening ice and snow. There are family and romantic options. The romantic rooms come with ice-carved tables, champagne, and mood lighting. ...
Accommodation types: Ice   Mountain
Vigilius Hotel – Elite Hosting In The North Italian Alps
'12oct16
Vigilius  
Hotel
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In the grand Dolomites – a mountain range located in the North Italian Alps – there is an award-winning design hotel. Built by architect, Matteo Thun, his idea was to create a luxury eco-hotel that draws inspiration from nature and also blends with its natural surroundings so local woods and ...
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Location: Lana  Italy  West Europe
Aufberg 1113 - Views Of The Kaprun Glacier
'12aug6
Aufberg 1113  
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Two specially commissioned holiday apartments located high in the Austrian Alps where the scented air holds, in its spell, spicy conifer forests and ancient glaciers. Professor of architecture, Andreas Meck used bird’s nests for his inspiration. He placed his design hotel on the edge of a deep valley with views ...
Accommodation types: Design   Mountain   Nature
Shakti 360 Leti Kumaon - 8000 Feet High In The Himalayas
'12jul3
Shakti  
360 Leti
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8000 feet in the Himalayas, the Shakti hotel offers authentic experiences of lands unknown on the usual tourist trail. Set on a ridge with stunning views of the Himalayas. Footpaths and villages are draped like a necklace across the foothills and wilderness that stretches out as far as your view ...
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature   Remote
Location: Kapkot  India  South Asia
Timberline Lodge - The Hotel From "The Shining" Movie
'12may11
Timberline  
Lodge
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‘Here’s Johnny!’ Well, your concierge actually; make sure you tip him well as you are about to take a room in the gorgeous and ghoulish Timberline Lodge, the location for the classic horror film, ‘The Shining’. Joking aside, this incredible structure was built entirely by hand in the 1930s and ...
Accommodation types: Mountain   Movie
The New Monte Rosa Hut - Eco-Futuristic Alpine Architecture
'12may7
The New  
Monte Rosa Hut
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This hut is owned by the Swiss Alpine Authority and was designed by professors and students of architecture and eco-design from Lucerne University and ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). The crystal-shaped building is designed to make sunlight spiral inside while redistributing thermal body heat from occupants to heat ...
Accommodation types: Concept   Eco-Friendly   Mountain