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27.08.2018

Top 12 Most Beautiful Chalets in Switzerland

What are the first things that pop into your head when you think of Switzerland? Chocolate, expensive watches, banks, the Swiss army knife? Maybe all, maybe some of these things. But there is something that will always be on that list - the Swiss Alps. If Switzerland were to have a nickname, it should probably be “home of the Alps” with 65% of its entire surface area being covered by this mountain range. It’s no wonder then that some of the world’s most beautiful chalets can be found in Switzerland.  

With a plethora of ski slopes, mountain trails and scenic views of world famous mountain peaks, this country is an ideal retreat for anyone looking for respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - whether that respite is a quiet, nature-infused vacation or an action-driven one spiced with late-night partying. And if you are to choose a mountainous retreat, then the natural step is to enjoy it to the fullest by relaxing in a picturesque chalet set on top of the world. Whether you’re a prospective client looking for a stunning chalet acquisition or whether you just want to enjoy browsing through beautiful homes, here are our top 14 most beautiful chalets in Switzerland.  

1. Chalet Corniche, Verbier  

Set within walking distance of the Savoleyres lift station, Chalet Corniche is a sumptuous property that spans 3 floors and invites you into a world of soft wood panelling, lavish fur trimmings and sturdy masonry. This is an ideal chalet for those wishing to be close to the ski slope while entertaining guests, as the house benefits from a separate ski-entrance, complete with a boot room, a vestibule and a guest toilet.  

With an open plan living and dining area that can easily accommodate 10 people, the house also caters to the needs of big families that have to entertain children, with a separate room close to the living area where the offspring can enjoy their playtime and watch cartoons on the television. Complete relaxation has never been closer to home than when you don’t have to worry about the children.  

Neatly arranged on the top floor are three bedrooms with beds encased by wood panelling and an en-suite bathroom with shower for the master bedroom, neatly walled with wood beams and glass that offer both privacy and a luxurious touch. If you’re thinking three bedrooms might not be enough, then two more bedrooms on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom and shower room will come to your rescue.  

But, besides the stunning interiors, lavished with wood and forged iron-work, a stunning fireplace and the fully-equipped kitchen, the real selling-point for this outstanding chalet is the fantastic spa, housed on the lower floor and fitted with a sauna, a Hammam, a gym and a ten-metre pool with swim jets. This way you don’t have to neglect your swimming.  

2. Chalet Vermont, Verbier  

Also found in the Verbier area is Chalet Vermont, a family house, located nearby the shuttle bus that will give you quick access to the ski slopes.  

Complete with wooden beams and stone slabs touches, this cozy chalet features a centerpiece fireplace in the living area that is fully bathed in light coming in through the generous windows. Add to this the 4 bedrooms with ensuite shower or bathrooms and the stunning balcony view and there’s nothing more we need to add to convince you this is a beautiful chalet.

 

Only that there is more to add since the selling-point for us is the private garden terrace with a sunken hot tub and stellar mountain views, accessible from one of the master bedrooms and the spa room. Just imagine sitting in the hot tub, sipping from a glass of your chosen beverage, while gazing at the Alps. Complete privacy. Secluded and sheltered, this is a perfect Alpine suntrap.  

3. Chalet Ellis, Nendaz  

Sitting on a 500 sqm of land and ideal for outdoorsy families, Chalet Ellis quietly awaits its visitors or owners. Located in the region of Haute-Nendaz, it can be easily reached in only 7 minutes by shuttle bus, from the center of the village. For those who prefer travelling by personal car, the place also offers two parking spaces (one interior and one exterior).  

Consisting of three bedrooms, a bathroom and a spacious storage/utility room, the lower ground floor provides utter silence and peacefulness, vital for a good rest. The top floor holds a double bedroom, a shower room and useful mezzanine storage. Finally, access to the upper ground floor is made through the entrance hall. On this floor, one can make use of the fully-fitted kitchen, the spacious living/dining area or the shower room available. Also on this level is situated the interior garage.  

The property is built and decorated with high-quality materials, with its interiors finished with colourful, lively designs. For non-Swiss residents, the chalet is available for purchase.  

4. Chalet Dix, Veysonnaz  

For those looking for a place that can accommodate an entire family, Chalet Dix is the perfect choice. Located on the slopes of Veysonnaz, this one-of-a-kind chalet promises direct mountain access, and exquisite panoramic views. Being so close to the slopes is of great help to parents when caring to their children’s needs.  

The 180m2 chalet holds two rooms on the top floor, which are accompanied by a balcony, perfect for having coffee or tea in the morning, while breathing in the fresh air. On the ground floor, there are 3 more bedrooms and two bathrooms, complemented by the open space living and dining area. The entire space has exposed wood timbers and fireplace, creating that rustic, mountain side atmosphere. The chalet is enfolded by spacious balconies and terrace, perfect for morning exercise or daydreaming. Those that pay special attention to their meals or cooking enthusiasts have at their disposal a fully equipped kitchen on the first floor.  

Chalet Dix is available to be purchased both as a family holiday spot or as a prime rental property. Available to non-Swiss residents, this location ensures easy access to the world class 4 Valleys ski area.  

5. Chalet Wildhorn, Nendaz  

If a rustic feeling is what you are looking for, then Chalet Wildhorn is the perfect property for you. Built out of old wood and stone, to the highest of architectural standards, this conveniently situated chalet features an enormous fireplace and a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains.  

This is the ideal family home, being equipped with a very large kitchen and dining area and a second separate living room where children can play. While for most chalets, the kitchen offers nothing impressive, this custom-made cooking area is the best choice for those wishing to be cozily mixing and matching aromas in a wooden kitchen.  

The selling-point for us? The separate wing of the house, complete with a sitting room and bathroom and a cozy mezzanine bedroom. You cannot get more traditional than being cocooned inside scented and warm wood, as the one encasing the traditional alpine-style bed on the half floor above the sitting room.  

In total, the chalet features 6 bedrooms all equipped with electric towel rails and power showers, ideal for an invigorating experience after being out in the cold. Add to this the heated floor throughout the house and the outdoor Jacuzzi and you have the cozy chalet of your dreams.  

6. Chalet Chocolat Chaud, Nendaz  

The name of this chalet embodies its entire atmosphere and setting. Chalet Chocolat Chaud is the perfect spot where to drink a hot chocolate, curled up in a cosy blanket, breathing in the fresh air and taking in the fabulous view. Be it on the large terrace or in front of the fireplace, the place surrounds you with quietude and peace of mind.  

The chalet comprises 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a generous amount of storage space, all of them covering the 200 sqm available. Three double bedrooms and one bathroom are located on the ground floor, that also holds the entrance, storage, ski and technical rooms. At this level can also be found the covered parking space, promising to hold your favourite vehicle safe.  

The first floor is reserved for a lavish bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, to ensure full comfort and coziness. Nearby is the spacious kitchen, fully equipped and ready to help make delicious and nutritious meals, necessary for the adventures awaiting outside, on the slopes. The second floor is made up of a large mezzanine, that can be modeled as the occupants’ see fit.  

This modern alpine chalet is the perfect place to try out one of the numerous activities on offer in the Four Valleys.  

7. Loup Blanc, Nendaz  

Some people need more than 4 bedrooms. If you’re one of them then Loup Blanc, The White Wolf chalet, offers 7 bedrooms in a prime location on the ski slope above Nendaz, together with direct ski-in and ski-out access.  

Faced in stone and clad in old wood, this chalet is truly stunning, mixing minimal modern touches with cozy and intricately decorated wooden fittings. You can relax in the traditional living room area, with an impressive wooden staircase and wooden beamed ceiling, sleep snuggly in one of the Alpine bedrooms or sunbathe on the thoroughly generous terrace.  

If you fancy a dip into the water, you can choose between the bubbly hot tub and the breathtaking indoor swimming pool lined with a fireplace built into the wall, the equivalent of a refreshing dive into an amethyst mountain lake whilst a campfire is making crackling sounds on the beach . But let’s not forget you are most probably here for the skiing, so a ski room is exactly what you need and Loup Blanc does not fail to deliver.  

Landscaped gardens, plenty of space, a summer BBQ area, meadows sprinkled with wildflowers and a scenic view over the Rhone Valley, there isn’t a single feature that isn’t a selling point for Loup Blanc.  

8. Pic Vert, Nendaz  

Pic Vert chalet is situated on a summer-green meadow and represents the soft-spot for light lovers with window panels that span the entire height of the house. Imagine sitting in that living area, either with a fresh lemonade in your hand, enjoying the coolness of the summer, or with a glass of mulled wine listening to the crackling wood in the atmospheric fireplace.  

Let’s not forget the skiing. This 3 floors house is fitted with a ski room perfect for dropping off your equipment after a hard day of work on the winding and smooth slopes of the Haute-Nendaz region. And if what you are looking for is plenty of space, this chalet offers no more no less than 4 large bedrooms.  

Pic Vert was built using local traditional materials, ensuring the maximum of Swiss authenticity. You can enjoy all this in the ample garden space, on the terrace or in the hot tub while snowflakes are gently patting your head.  

9. Pyramides 7, Les Masses  

Flawlessly combining the traditional and the modern, Chalet Pyramides 7 sits in a tranquil location, only 1 km away from the ski slopes. Constructed and furnished using only local, high-quality materials, the chalet offers splendid scenery and a very cosy atmosphere.  

Built on 3 levels, it consists of 4 comfortable bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Side by side, on the lower ground floor, there is an interior garage-box and a dedicated space on the outside. The ground floor holds the entrance hall, an utility room, and a storage. La piece de resistance is represented by the sauna and shower room, where one can experiment the refreshing temperature difference and fully relax.  

One can sit back and unwind in the lavish bedroom from the 1st floor, or enjoy a hearty meal with friends and family in the open space living and dining area. The fitted kitchen enables anyone willing to put in the work to transform any meal in a home cooked one. If desired, the whole party can be moved outside, on the generous outside patio, to enjoy a glass of good wine or lounge in the sun. The 2nd floor can alone snugly  accommodate an entire family in its double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, twin bedroom, and twin and bunks bedroom. A roomy bathroom is available as well.  

With its 156 sqm of well-divided living space, and being situated close to the ski lifts and town centre, the chalet is a perfect choice for any family looking for a welcoming home in the heart of the mountains.  

10. Chalet 20, Veysonnaz  

Chalet 20 is a sleek habitable space, with underfloor heating, wooden paneling on the walls and 4 spacious bedrooms on the ground floor. If you are planning to buy to rent, then the lockable storage area found under the stairs is perfect for storing your skiing equipment. Now that we’ve got the practicalities covered, let’s move on to defining features of this chalet.  

First of all, the panoramic views over the Rhone Valley and the mountain ranges offered from the living area through the sliding windows that go all around the room. Second of all, the central open fireplace that is perfect for late night chit chats and cozy entertaining of guests. Add to that the master bedroom, featuring pitched ceiling and views of the ski slope of Veysonnaz and valley, with an ensuite bath and shower room.  

11. Mayen 4, Nendaz  

Mayen 4 is a chalet located in the popular resort of Nendaz, in the Four Valleys ski area and offers uninterrupted panoramic views over the mountain area. Being close to a prime ski slope area, the chalet comes equipped with a ski room, ideal for dropping off your gear or getting ready for a busy day on the slope.  

Delicately crafted wooden chairs, a wooden kitchen and a stone slabbed fireplace with carved out fir trees on the balcony and terrace railings make Mayen 4 a perfect traditional Swiss ski chalet.  

12. Chalet Christiana, Crans Montana  

Situated in a woodland haven, Chalet Christiana is an idyllic chalet in the dual-season resort of Crans Montana. With a beautiful garden and a natural stream close to the house, this chalet is perfect for those looking for invigorating summer retreats in the cool and shade of the mountain side.  

This 3-floor chalet benefits from a large terrace, perfect for sunbathing in the summer and barbequing. But those wishing to use the chalet during winter time are not neglected either, with a ski storage space ideal for keeping your gear out of the way. Winter time is also perfectly spent here with the large and impressive living room stone carved fireplace that oversees the dining area as well.  

The 6 bedrooms are more than enough to accommodate a very large family, while the library fitted with built-in bookshelves is a dream come true for any bookworm that wants to retire in the shade for a pleasant read.

17.07.2018

Why Alpine Property is a Great Investment

When most of us think of owning alpine property we are imagining a lifestyle change involving refreshing holidays in the heart of the Alps, filled with mountain activities such as skiing and snowboarding or hiking and lake swimming in the summer. But some of us are also thinking of getting a nice return on our investment. After all, property investment is property investment even at 2000 meters altitude. And, for now, alpine property is still the most sought-for mountain retreat location, with Austria being the most popular country when it comes to buying. Switzerland is close behind as a top choice since both these countries have the highest participation rates when it comes to skiing activities - over 35% of their populations are active skiers. You can’t get more authentic than a lovely Swiss atmosphere on the slope and within the resort.  

Regardless of the alpine country one chooses, alpine property is an investor’s dream. But why is that? Why do so many people invest in this type of property and how do they make the most out of it? If you’re thinking of investing in alpine property, then this article will tell you why you should contact our alpine estate agents as soon as you can.    

  1. People look for it 

The simplest reason why you should look into alpine property investment is because other people are also looking for it. This means that 1) if you change your mind and want to resell it, you have a decent time window in which to do so, and 2) you can have a decent return on your investment from renting. 

Let’s see what the numbers are telling us. First, the Alps are the home of 44% of all global ski visitors and, as such, represent by far the world’s most popular skiing and winter sports destination. If you are going to buy mountain property anywhere in the world, then this is the place.  

In terms of winter sports infrastructure, the Alps could not do better in comparison to other locations - 10,000 lifts spanning the entire length of the Alps ensure easy access to ski slopes. While France isn’t doing too bad when it comes to modern equipment, Austria has seen a recent revamp that makes its lift infrastructure the most modern in the industry (heated ski lifts, complete with WiFi). Bearing all this in mind, it’s no wonder everyone wants to go to the Alps for their skiing holidays. Why would you settle for anything but the best?    

2. Your own comfort  

Renting aside, you might just want to invest in alpine property for your own comfort. After all, it is your property we’re talking about here. If you are an avid skier or you are considering a lifestyle change that implies active holidays, then money spent on expensive hotels close to the slope might be quickly drilling a hole in your pocket.  

In that case, the solution is not choosing mediocre ski slopes and mildly pleasant resorts, but investing in an alpine property that can host you and your family during your holidays, while also storing your ski gear. This way you don’t have to rent skiing equipment and you can enjoy the comfort of having ski items that fit you to a tee and that are yours and only yours.  

3. Renting  

We’ve mentioned this before, but now it’s time to tackle it in its entirety. When it comes to property, renting offers the biggest investment return and in an area that is as popular as the Alps, the renting revenue won’t fail to disappoint. So, if you’re worried about the rest of the year when you’re not holidaying in the Alps, just remember that you can always rent your chalet. And, if you really want to make the most out of your property in terms of rent, you can travel yourself off-season and rent it during peak season.  

When it comes to renting there are two possibilities:  

  • Buy expensive. Settle for a top resort, close to the slopes, something such as the popular and luxurious Zermatt in Switzerland, home to 2017’s World’s Best Ski Chalet. While the prices here will be high to very high, the higher the price you pay for your property - the higher the rental value. All the more so if the property you acquire has various facilities that make it desirable - such as a sauna, a ski equipment room, or just a great view over the mountain ranges. With more expensive resorts, your property will also be located at a higher altitude. This means that you don’t have to rely on snow cannons during the winter and even the pickiest of tourists will find the slopes to their liking.
  • Buy cheaper. Address those possible rental clients that don’t mind taking the bus to the slopes, or skiing on a slope with snow-cannoned snow and prefer paying less on rent. You can also take advantage of these properties found at lower-altitudes to rent them during the spring for alpine walking. Since spring will set in sooner in these areas, these properties are more appealing to people who want to engage in different mountain-side activities. And with a growing trend of younger tourists that prefer an active lifestyle, this type of investment might prove extremely rewarding.  

Austrian resorts have recently capitalized on this growing market trend. Here’s what a recent report from AlpineMarketing says: “The Summer market, which has always been strong in Austria due to its favourable altitude, has developed even more in recent years. Mid-altitude resorts are buzzing all year round. Ski lifts run all day, offering access to green pastures, hiking routes, and beautiful mountain huts. Tourists and homeowners are drawn by mountaineering, beautiful flower meadows, and stunning Alpine lakes.” If you’re thinking about Switzerland and biting from a savory chocolate bar while summer trekking in the mountains, then Villars is the right choice for you. This resort will offer stunning vineyard views and a refreshing vista over Lake Geneva.   

4. A worry - Aging skiing population  

A growing concern in the alpine property industry is the aging skiing population. Switzerland is already dealing with this issue and more and more people are starting to wonder whether or not the younger generations will be as thrilled as the past ones when it comes to spending their money in winter resorts. But as recent studies have found, while the skiing population might be declining, there are far more people interested in off-ski season alpine activities. This might mean, in the long run, a much better opportunity for investment, since longer periods of the year will be buzzing with tourists. No need to rely solely on the maximum four months of winter-related activities. So, take advantage of this and have a look at what the Swiss alpine property market has to offer.  

Worries aside, alpine property represents a sound investment for the future, offering both comfort to you as the owner and great returns if you are considering renting. With summer activities also on the rise, you might see yourself making a nice sum of money all year round by contacting alpine estate agents and acquiring an alpine home, neatly hidden between mountains of snow.

19.06.2018

Check out our New Summer Property List

We are delighted to present our new Summer Property List and to share with you our beautiful alpine properties located in Switzerland, Austria and France. For more information please contact our team of experts at info@alpinehomesintl.com

30.04.2018

The city of Sion is running for the Winter Olympics 2026

The city of Sion where our Swiss alpine office is based is running for the organisation of the winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2026. The beautiful mountains of the Valais are the perfect setting to welcome such an important and unique winter sports event! #sion2026

15.03.2018

Easter is near!

With Easter and spring getting closer every day, the snow in the Austrian And Swiss Alps continue to live in the spirit of winter. Contact our Austrian or Swiss office for more information about properties in the Alps!

04.01.2018

Find us in the new abode2 magazine!

We are delighted to be featured in the new winter edition of the Abode2 Luxury Property Magazine. We are excited to be spreading our properties and brand in new places and look forward to new cooperations in the future.

27.11.2017

Our New Winter Property Lists are here!

We are very happy to share with you our new winter property list, check it out to find your dream ski property in Switzerland, Austria and France. For further information, please contact our passionate team of experts info@alpinehomesintl.com

07.11.2017

November Open Event

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an Open Event at the Chestertons Knightsbridge on the 21st of November! Come speak with our experienced and professional staff from Switzerland and Austria to discuss properties in the Alps. 

Time and Venue:

6 - 8 pm, 21st of November, 2017

Chestertons Knightsbridge, 31 Lowndes Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 9HX

Please RSVP to events@chestertons.com. 

09.10.2017

Experience Andermatt Swiss Alps

Explore and discover the amazing destination of Andermatt and learn more about the unique Andermatt Swiss Alps project by visualising this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPWqTdjgU5c 

02.10.2017

Austria: a new connection to the top will make the trip seamless

We at Alpine Homes are delighted to announce that a new gondola will be put in place connecting the Maiskogel and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier making the trip to the top seamless and much quicker! 
This lift will go from Kaprun town to the bottom of the Langwied lift up on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. The first part is due to be finished by winter 2018 and the second and final part by winter 2019!


Read more about it here: http://www.k-onnection.com/en/

11.09.2017

NEW FLIGHTS FOR SKI LOVERS

The airline Powdair will be flying from London City Airport, London Luton, London Southend, Manchester and Southampton directly to Sion Airport multiple times a week, starting in December 2017. Check out flights: www.powdair.ski

Your ski property is now even easier to reach! #powdair #alpinehomes #skiproperty

24.05.2017

Alpine Homes new association with Chestertons

Alpine Homes are pleased  to announce that we will be associated with Chestertons International, as our new global real estate partner. Chestertons is a highly respected residential property specialist with 32 London offices and a global network spanning Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Canada, the Caribbean and South Africa. With over 200 years experience in the property sector, Chestertons forges long term relationships with clients by offering outstanding customer service and employs the best digital marketing expertise in the business. These are qualities that we also share at Alpine Homes.