Giardino Mountain: The Perfect Alpine Winter Retreat
Itching to get away to a cosy alpine mountain retreat to zip down the slopes and enjoy some après-ski in front of a cosy fireplace? Look no further, Giardino Mountain hotel in the Swiss alps have all of this. And more.
This magical place is located in Champfèr, about a five minute ride from St Moritz in Switzerland. The Hotel was crowned Europe’s most beautiful mountain hotel 2015 in GEO Saison magazine (a title they have been awarded for the ninth consecutive time I might add).
The Giardino Mountain Hotel hotel is made up of a small cluster of seven buildings, all built in the famous Engadin style, which is basically a distinctive architectural style involving wood and stone with intricate details. The main building was originally a former girls’ boarding school believe it or not. But I doubt that their school cafeteria could compete with the hotels two restaurants; Guardalej and Ecco St. Moritz Exceptional. The latter has earned two Michelin stars, with head chef Rolf Fliegauf running the ship.
The 78 luxurious Alpine-style rooms and suites are the perfect place to relax and recharge your energy. The rooms feature a classic but modern style that is individually tailored to each room. The Giardino Mountain also offers a lounge with an open fire, an indoor pool and an expansive spa featuring dipiù, Giardino’s own line of spa and skin care products.
Did you know that St Moritz will host the Ski World Championships in 2017? St Moritz is the pinnacle of what a winter sports athlete desire the most. Ski and snowboarding, snow kiting, cross-country, snowshoe tours, various types of ice sports from ice climbing to curling (and the best après-ski to top it all off with).
The Giardino Mountain hotel also offers a lovely breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and pick up service from and to St Moritz train station and mountain stations Corviglia and Corvatch. So what are you waiting for, strap on those skis, pack the strohrum and start hitting the slopes.
Via Maistra 3, Champfèr, +41 (0) 800 333 313, prices from €300 / USD325