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Chalet Lauenen

Gstaad

Chalet Capacity

14 Adults

Property Highlights

Hammam & sauna
Gym
Private cinema
Beautiful tranquil location

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Overview

The worlds most luxurious cow shed

If you were gazing out through the windows of Chalet Lauenen in summer you might well imagine Julie Andrews flinging her arms out and bursting into song, “The hills are alive with the sound of music”. Lauenen is that rare fish, a ski chalet, isolated, in the middle of an Alpine meadow.

As the meadow will more than likely be covered by a blanket of snow, Miss Andrews will have long gone and will be snug, sipping mulled wine, next to a roaring log fire elsewhere in the Alps. Luckily you won’t, you’ll be ensconced in this fabulous accommodation. You’ll also only be a five minute drive from the centre of Gstaad and the lifts. But if peace and quiet, in a tranquil location, with magnificent scenery, floats your boat, then sail away, Chalet Lauenen is for you.

Chalet Lauenen was recently completed in 2013. The designers fashioned a blend of traditional alpine sensibilities with the latest contemporary design. Rich fabrics, aged and honey toned wooden beams and sumptuous furnishings are evident throughout the property, where will also find attention to detail at its finest. Spread over a very generous 600m2 on four floors, providing numerous relaxation and entertainment areas, all with the latest modern comforts, this beautiful property easily accommodates the 14 guests it was designed for.

You will have a wonderful time here, trying out the spaces and deciding which one is your favourite, there are many to choose from. The grand sitting room, for example, is luxurious and sophisticated. A large open fireplace is the main feature of the room, guests can sink into the sumptuous sofas or relax with a glass of champagne on the fur covered day beds. Or you might prefer the less formal day room which is bright and spacious with a wonderful bay window, ideal for daydreaming, as you survey the idyllic pastures surrounding the chalet.

The bedrooms are splendid too. The impressive master bedroom, for instance, has a traditional Swedish stove and en suite bathroom with separate rain shower. A further  five bedrooms will delight.

A beautiful staircase leads the way to the cinema room, which overlooks the main sitting room, high in the eaves. Sink into the comfy seating or relax on a day bed whilst watching the latest films. Chalet Lauenen has state-of-the-art audio and visual systems throughout ensuring a wonderful ambience. The cinema lounge enjoys a 70” high definition screen, Dolby surround sound and an extensive library of movies. Apple TV and the Xbox provide endless entertainment and there is also a Sonos sound system with oodles of tunes wired throughout the chalet controllable from iPad and Smartphone. 

Chalet Lauenen boasts an exceptional spa and wellness area. After a fabulous day on the mountain you can sit back and relax on the day beds whilst dipping in and out of the waterfall showers, sauna, steam room and plunge pool. There’s an outdoor relaxation space with river view,  designed specifically for  you sit and take in the splendour of your location. 

Early evening ambience at Chalet Lauenen
Chalet Lauenen living room
Chalet Lauenen spa area

Details

The quoted costs are inclusive of the following features and services:

Catering

  • Daily breakfast with cooked options
  • Afternoon tea
  • Champagne & canapés served before dinner
  • Open bar with beer, soft drinks & mineral water
  • Children's high tea - 6 nights
  • 4 course dinner with selection of wines - 6 nights
  • Can cater for special dietary requests
  • Pre-arrival menu consultation
  • Complimentary drinks tray (3 bottles of house spirits)

Features

  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Fitness centre / gym
  • Ski room with boot warmers
  • Plunge pool

Staff

  • SkiBoutique PA (pre-arrival)
  • Chalet Concierge
  • Chef
  • Chauffeur shuttle service
  • 2 Chalet Hosts

Amenities

  • Luxury bath and beauty products
  • Bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • DVD player
  • Music system
  • WiFi throughout
  • Plasma TV
  • Apple TV

Luxe Services

  • SkiBoutique PA
  • Complimentary ski instructor for 1st 2 days of stay
  • Robes, Slippers & toiletries
  • Hairdryer in every bathroom
  • Mid-week towel change
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Evening turn-down service on 6 nights

Floorplans

BEDROOMS

Bedroom 1 - Master double with Swedish stove, en-suite bathroom & separate shower

Bedroom 2 - Double with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 3 - Bunk room with en-suite shower room

Bedroom 4 - Guest suite with separate bunk room (2 sets / sleeps 4 children) with en-suite bathroom

Bedroom 5 - Twin with en-suite shower room

 

 

Reviews

WHAT WE THINK

Lauenen is one of my personal favourites in our collection. I just love the perfect synergy of traditional ski chalet V's ultra super chalet that has been achieved here. Like taking an old refined sailboat and kitting it out with all the latest gadgets and finishes of a super yacht.

DAN FRITH - FOUNDER, SKIBOUTIQUE

Location

Chalet Location

Piste 5 min chauffeured drive
Ski Lifts 5 min chauffeured drive
Resort Centre 5 min chauffeured drive

Nearest Airports

Bern (BRN): 1h / 85km
Sion (SIR): 1h25m / 104km
Geneva (GVA): 1h55min / 150km
Zurich (ZHR): 2h30min / 214km

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Gastronome

Do you love food? I don't know many people that don't - there is something wonderfully comforting and indulgent about having somebody else take control of the kitchen. But when that person is a talented chef with hands-on experience of high end restaurants, you know you’re in for a mouth-watering treat. We hand-pick our chalet partners for their beautiful properties, stand out service and their dedication to gastronomy. Here’s a taste of what you can expect when staying in one of our catered ski chalets: 

A perfect start to the day

No need to rush out of bed - breakfast is laid on. A healthy array of fresh fruit juices, a selection of warming teas and coffee - yoghurts, crispy cereals, juicy fruit and a mouth-watering display of delicious fresh breads & delicate pastries. Your chef will also prepare a daily cooked hot option for you - how do you like your eggs? Full breakfast is served every morning. So much choice that you might miss the first ski lift if you're not careful. 

 

High tea temptations

Come back after a wonderful day on the mountain to the warmth and comfort of your chalet. Snuggle up on the comfy sofa in front of a crackling fire, with a steaming cup of tea and a generous serving of cake – this is how all afternoons should be. Your chef will prepare a fresh from the oven, sweet treat for your return, so whether your preference is for a hearty sticky Apple and Ginger cake or a delicate Mille-feuille aux framboise is more your thing, there will be something tempting waiting for you. Personally I don’t think you can beat a slice of crispy baguette with lashings of butter and dollops of apricot jam or nutella - but maybe that ‘s just me - the perfect comfort food.

 

Celebrate with Canapés 

When staying in a catered chalet every night feels like a special occasion, and why shouldn't it, you're on an amazing holiday and it's so good to be alive. You’re dressed and ready for a glass of something chilled with friends and family, ready to regale them with tales of your mountain adventures that may get a little exaggerated for dramatic effect with each rendition. Enjoy the delicious canapés and amuse-bouche freshly prepared by your star in the kitchen. 

 

Serving up a sensuous feast

Take a seat at your own private table - it's time for the main event – a delicious feast, masterfully crafted by your talented chef. With an emphasis on using hand-selected, fresh, local and seasonal ingredients you will be served a melt in your mouth three course dinner that wouldn't look out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. Dinner is complimented by a tangy platter of divine local cheeses. Menus can be tailored to suit your tastes and your chef will be happy to prepare everything from a simple supper to fine dining delights. Dinner is served on 6 nights.

 

Let the good times flow 

The chalet provides beer, house wines, a drinks tray of 3 bottles of house spirits and mixers. Champagne is served with canapés on 6 nights of your stay.

Children & dietary requirements 

The chalet is happy to cater for specific dietary requirements, and will serve an earlier high tea for children (on 6 nights). You can talk to your SkiBoutique PA about any specific requests from dietary requirements such as gluten free diets to birthday cakes and favourite dishes. We will do our very best to ensure that your wishes are granted and delivered in resort.

Availability

Winter 2018/2019 - NEXT SEASON

  Arrival Date Weekly Rate Status
December 2018 08 Dec 2018 POA
15 Dec 2018 POA
22 Dec 2018 POA
29 Dec 2018 POA
January 2019 06 Jan 2019 POA
13 Jan 2019 POA
20 Jan 2019 POA
27 Jan 2019 POA
February 2019 03 Feb 2019 POA
10 Feb 2019 POA
17 Feb 2019 POA
24 Feb 2019 POA
March 2019 03 Mar 2019 POA
10 Mar 2019 POA
17 Mar 2019 POA
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31 Mar 2019 POA
April 2019 07 Apr 2019 POA
14 Apr 2019 POA
21 Apr 2019 POA
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