There are many attributes that one expects when booking a chalet for your winter holiday in the mountains, however there is one extra element that we believe can really make a difference; being able to pop into your own wine cellar on the hunt for that rare Pinot Noir to accompany your supper exquisitely prepared by your private chef. Or spend a cosy evening settled in to sample some of the delights that some super chalets offer, perhaps puffing on a cigar or conducting a cheese tasting at the same time. And why not, you’re on holiday! We’ve compiled a list of the chalets that we highly rate but also that offer some of the most beautiful and considered cellars in the Alps.
Chalet N, Lech
This chalet sets a new precedent for sheer luxury in the Austrian Alps, with its magnificently picturesque views of the world famous Arlberg Massif and the design clearly blending cutting edge technology and equipment with typical regional materials sympathetic to the area. It can sleep 22, offers a beautiful, large swimming pool and spa, an outdoor hot tub and a very chic billiard room. It is also well located with “Ski In, Ski Out” access and of course a wine cellar ready to offer memorable evenings sampling and enjoying the best of Bacchus’ blends. With a dining room in the cellar, Chalet N offers a secluded and intimate setting for a small gathering at your request. With a bar as well, this chalet gives you all you could need without ever venturing into the town!
Grand Corniche, Les Gets
We’d like to start by telling you that as well as being the most sumptuous chalet (with every detail considered and many note worthy features) this chalet has a slide linking the fourth floor bar area to the wine cave on the lower ground floor - providing the easiest way to the wine! With a snooker table also within the cave and stunning vaulted ceilings, this area will offer endless hours of entertainment and relaxation. New to this season, the chalet also has an outdoor heated infinity pool, to allow dramatic views as you soak and unwind in the warm waters. With the additional ‘Petite Corniche’ that can accommodate a further four guests, one could have extended family members, nannies or grandparents to enjoy all that these chalets have to offer on your holiday.
Marco Polo, Val d’Isere
In this spectacular chalet one could merrily toss one’s passport on the roaring open fire and never return home! Marco Polo boasts extreme luxury with elegance and panache, with an oxygenated swimming pool with jet streams, outdoor and indoor hot tubs, a spacious living area with panoramic views of Le Face piste and of course an extensive wine cellar! The cellar itself has a seating area in order to make a session comfortable, as well as a fromagerie which makes for the perfect wine and cheese tasting evenings!
La Tene, Val d'Isere
We think this wine cellar is one of a kind; cave style with some exquisite bottles displayed, all kept at the correct temperature, with gravel underfoot and chunks of rock protruding, as if from the foundations of the chalet itself. Old wine casks serve as high top tables from which to carry out one’s tasting and add to the quintessential wine cellar atmosphere. Together with this quirky cellar come all the excellent features of a high standard chalet, a most impressive dining and living space with glass walls to add real space and light, making the most of the dramatic scenery beyond. Also note worthy is its “Ski In/Ski Out” access, a wellness area with large outdoor hot tub, steam, sauna and Hammam and massage rooms, and everyone’s favourite- a heated boot room for those chilly mornings when all you want is toasty toes!
San Lorenzo, Plan de Corones
This stunning chalet creates a mountain dwelling that is elegant yet in absolute harmony with its surroundings, offering exceptional luxury in an ecological style. From furnishings that ooze grace and lavish design, to an outside whirlpool with indoor sauna and spa, beautiful views and a helipad for the adventurous skier (or simply skiers who like to travel in style) this chalet has it all. Not only all the features that we have mentioned but it also houses a beautiful traditional wine cellar, with an area to sit and lay back in, to enjoy sampling and experimenting a fantastic range of wines from all over the world. Saluti!
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