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What we love

It is so hard to find a luxury catered chalet in Italy and this property is a stunning example of chic design meets rustic farmhouse......and what makes it even better is you can ski back to your front door.

The Property

Baita 1697 is situated in the heart of an old hamlet at an altitude of 1600m, convenient to all the facilities of Sestriere. You can take the cable car (100m from the lodge) to the heart of the 400km of pisted slopes that cover Cesana, Claviere, Sansicario, Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere (plus Montgenevre on the French side of the border); collectively known as The Milky Way, or the Via Lattea. Here the slopes, which accommodate all levels of skiing, rise as high as 3280m include two Olympic downhill runs.

The lodge is a 17th century Piedmontese farmhouse lovingly restored by an acclaimed interior designer to such great success that it was also featured in a edition of Architectural Digest Magazine. It sleeps 12 adults and 6 kids in 5 master en-suites, a media room with a sofa fold out double bed and a kids’ dorm which sleeps 6. The bedrooms are fully furnished to luxurious standard and feature custom made Egyptian cotton bed sheets and bathrooms with underfloor heating, top of the range fittings and salon standard hair dryers.

Other features of the property are International film/music library, WiFi & iPod docking stations throughout, extremely spacious communal living space with wood-burning open fire, media room with wood-burning open fire (convertible to double bedroom) and a mountain-view roof terrace with 8-person wooden hot tub.

All of this is within 3 minutes walk to the cable car and return ski access to allow you to ski back to the front door.

From the breathtaking views to the microscopic attention to detail, this is surely the definition of luxury.

Sleeping Capacity

  • 3 x Doubles with en-suites
  • 1 x Double with shared en-suite with the media room
  • 1 x Double with en-suite with the kids dorm room
  • 1 x Kids dorm with 6 single beds (70cmx180cm) with shared en-suite
  • 1 x Media room/double custom made sofa bed and shared en-suite

View floor plan


  • 2 Hosts/Hostesses
  • Housekeeper


  • Distance to lifts: 100m to the cable car
  • Distance to resort centre: centrally located

Distance To Airport

  • Turin (TRN) to Sestriere: 1h 30m / 110km
  • Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Sestriere: 2h 40m / 230km
  • Lyon (LYS) to Sestriere: 2h 40m / 235km


Winter 2020/21 Pricing

exclusive use chalet price, excludes travel

The booking price is fixed in EUR, other currencies will vary subject to exchange rates/conditions.

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  • Exclusive use of the chalet and its facilities
  • Seven nights' luxury accommodation
  • Welcome and assistance
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Children's supper
  • 4 course dinner on 5 nights - arrival night is buffet style
  • Carefully selected house wines
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bathrobes, towels, bed linen
  • Use of Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Utilities
  • Two trips to/from Sestriere during the holiday with private driver between 8am and 7pm.


  • Flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • Insurance Premiums
  • Lift Passes or Ski Rental
  • Childcare arrangements
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned

Please Note

  • No discounts are applied to empty beds
  • This property is strictly non-smoking
  • All prices to be reconfirmed at time of booking
  • A security deposit of 2,500€ per week is requested

Summer Availability

This property is unavailable to rent during the summer. However, we do have many luxury chalets and lodges that are available to book - contact one of our consultants on +44 1993 899 420 or send us an enquiry.

Oxford Private Travel

Our 'summery sister' Oxford Private Travel are experts at all things 'non-ski'. Specialising in luxury villas, hotels, private islands and yacht charters, do give the team a call to experience the high levels of customer care that The Oxford Ski Company has become renowned for, when planning all of your other holidays as well. Featuring many European summer destinations, as well as long-haul and winter sun, they would be delighted to suggest holidays to match your individual requirements.

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