As we drift away from the winter months and say goodbye to the 2018/19 ski season, your thoughts may well be turning to the sun, blue skies and warmer climes of your summer break. But don't forget about the peaks just yet! Your favourite alpine properties also make for great holiday spots long after the snow has melted; full of outdoor pursuits, peaceful scenery and the same incredible views now layered with greenery since the arrival of spring.
Mont Cervin Palace Hotel, Zermatt
The Mont Cervin Palace, a member of the “Leading Hotels of the World” and the “Swiss Deluxe Hotels”, has been welcoming guests from all over the world for over 150 years. Experience the finest Swiss hotel tradition combined with sincere hospitality. The red horse-drawn carriage is a popular photographic motif and awaits you at the train station in Zermatt.
The exceptional views over the Matterhorn, fresh mountain air plus the abundance of nature that surrounds you all help to nurture a feeling of well-being during your stay. The exceptional spa facilities, massage treatments and bootcamp programmes will ensure you leave feeling renewed and invigorated.
Chalet Dalmore, Chamonix
Chalet Dalmore is the perfect property for those who enjoy a more modern variation on a traditional alpine chalet. The property is surrounded by gardens, which include wonderful sun terraces, outdoor hot tub and a large and impressive heated outdoor pool. Dalmore comfortably sleeps 10 guests in 5 en suite bedrooms, and for those who want to enjoy the unparalleled views of Mont Blanc, then the spacious terrace is the place for you.
Chamonix is a mecca for those who enjoy outdoor activities, whether that be hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, cycling, tennis, golf or just relaxing in this stunning chalet, Dalmore is in the heart of it all.
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St Moritz
Badrutt′s Palace Hotel, situated amidst breathtakingly beautiful and unspoiled scenery, has long been hailed as a landmark in the centre of St. Moritz and is the ultimate expression of the Swiss Alps region. A favourite of celebrities and royalty alike since its opening in 1896, Badrutt′s Palace Hotel offers 157 guestrooms including 37 suites with lovely views to St. Moritz village as well as the lake.
There's no shortage of activities to partake in during your stay here. Take to the waters for wind or kite surfing on Lake Silvaplana, explore on two wheels with 400km of mountain trails to choose from or simply take a dip in the idyllic Lake Staz.
Hidden Dragon, Veysonnaz
At the end of its own private driveway, with expansive gardens surrounding, Hidden Dragon is a true retreat just 15 minutes from the nearest private jet airport and an hour and a half from Geneva. Outdoor living space aplenty; a hot tub on the yoga deck, a terrace perfect for barbecues and excellent spa treatment rooms really set this Summer chalet apart from the competition.
Hidden Dragon is the ideal spot for a relaxing well-being retreat complete with yoga sessions, massage treatments and the option to include superb health conscious catering.
Hotel Mont Blanc, Chamonix
The Hotel Mont Blanc is one of the oldest established hotels in Chamonix, having been built at the beginning of the 20th century! Part of the H8 Collection Hotel Group it has undergone a total renovation by the interior designer Sybille de Margerie and now cleverly mixes a traditional and contemporary style. The location is hard to beat being situated right in the heart of Chamonix town, so with perfect access to the numerous boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars the resort has to offer.
Chamonix has just as much to offer in the Summer as in Winter. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing chilled break, small tastes of adventure or a thrill-seeking break, the mountains open up a whole new world of possibilities in the Summer!