Valerie Wilson Travel

Mountain Lodges

“The mountains are calling, and I must go.” – John Muir

Mountains are nature’s sweet retreats, captivating our senses with their majestic beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes. They offer an escape from the chaos of everyday life, enveloping us in a serene atmosphere filled with crisp, invigorating air. Escape to a Mountain Lodge to experience breathtaking views that will leave you breathless and remind you of the boundless wonders of our planet. Truly see the mountains are a sweet place to go, where adventure, tranquility, and a profound connection with nature await.

The Alpina Gstaad – Gstaad, Switzerland

The Alpina Gstaad is a new five-star hotel that has single-handedly redefined luxury and alpine chic. Find serenity in the Six Senses Spa – a holistic destination spa informed by Asian wellness traditions that draw upon the energy of the Alps and the Bernese Oberland’s life-giving peaks and pastures. This is no ordinary hotel – it is a unique establishment where authenticity combines with Swiss refinement to create an alpine experience like no other.

The Chedi Andermatt – Andermatt, Switzerland

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps, The Chedi Andermatt offers an extraordinary blend of Swiss alpine chic and Asian Zen and sets new standards in the luxury hotel market. The hotel is captivating and striking in its uniqueness. Glossy alpine wood, leather sofas, more than 200 fireplaces, and numerous panoramic windows offer a warm and cozy spot to linger awhile– an oasis of calm and relaxation.

Eichardt’s Private Hotel – Queenstown, New Zealand

Eichardt’s Private Hotel, in its pristine lakefront setting, offers seven luxurious suites, four apartments, and one rooftop Penthouse suite in the heart of town, and four three-bedroom villas. Each abode, with a super-king bed, fireplace, and generous bathroom, is the perfect place to rest after a day of exploring this vibrant city’s historic sites, shops, and cafés.

Matakauri Lodge – Queenstown, New Zealand

Seven minutes from Queenstown, the Matakauri Lodge sits along Lake Wakatipu with uninterrupted views of the big three: The Remarkables, and Cecil and Walter peaks. You can soak in the panorama from the infinity-edge swimming pool or the inviting courtyard, as well as any of the 12 stylish suites with private porches or the four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage. The spa takes full advantage of local ingredients in its healing treatments, as does head chef Jonathan Rogers in preparing his exquisite cuisine – enjoy it with a selection of local wines.

Madeline Hotel & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection – Telluride, CO United States

Surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks, Madeline Hotel & Residences, An Auberge Resort exudes intimate elegance in the Colorado high country. Enjoy seasonal activities in style, with a destination concierge to help prepare your ski gear for a day on Telluride’s renowned slopes, recommend great hiking, arrange guided fly-fishing or jeep tours, or coordinate attendance at one of Telluride’s famous cultural festivals.

RockResorts – The Arrabelle at Vail Square – Vail, CO United States

RockResorts – The Arrabelle at Vail Square is a magnificent AAA Four Diamond resort hotel whose slopeside location forms the centerpiece of Lionshead Village. With its European Alps-style architecture, elegant decor, and lavish RockResorts Spa, the resort sets a new standard for luxury lodging in Vail.

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