An authentic Alpine experience far from the madding crowds
Time is a precious commodity – and we never seem to have enough of it. We are all so busy rushing around, our eyes glued to our electronic devices, we often forget to stop and appreciate the simplest of life’s pleasures: our nearest and dearest, the striking beauty of nature or the crispness of the early morning air. But all is not lost.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina (www.kronenhof.com) has come up with a solution to redress the balance. It has created an Alpine Hut Retreat package, which includes a night in a simple rustic chalet, without a bathroom, just big enough for two, and only cold running water from the chalet’s private well. It is the perfect place for couples to spend some quality time together, away from other people and life’s many distractions.
L to R: Bernina Suot Alpine hut exterior, bedroom and terrace
Grand Hotel Kronenhof’s typical Alpine hut is located high up in the mountains, at Bernina Suot, just 10kms from the hotel and close to the Bernina Pass. Surrounded by unspoilt wild pasture, it offers guests the chance to spend some time getting back to nature, running up hills, discovering wild flowers, breathing in fresh mountain air and admiring the stunning Alpine landscape.
Recent awards for the Grand Hotel Kronenhof include Top Hotel in the World 2014 according to TripAdvisor®, a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running in 2014, the HolidayCheck Award 2010-2014 (most popular hotel in Switzerland, five years in a row) and a place in a list of the top ten best holiday hotels in Switzerland compiled by renowned Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung , as well as the most welcoming luxury hotel in the country as awarded by Switzerland Tourism.