Summer holidays in the Alps
Issue 14 / 05 April 2019

Summer holidays in the Alps

The Alps is just as spectacular in summer as in winter and we have over 100 chalets available to rent during the warmer months.

Serena Norton

Spending time in the mountains needn’t be confined to the colder months of the year. The Alps in summer is just as spectacular - arguably even more so. This is when the region truly comes alive with lush green vegetation, wild flowers, shimmering lakes and a variety of wildlife. There are endless outdoor activities on offer from hiking and mountain biking to horse riding, watersports, via ferrata and in some high-altitude resorts, summer skiing. If relaxation is a priority then there are a multitude of wellness facilities to choose from and great shopping, bars and restaurants to sample.

Leo Trippi has over 100 luxury chalets and apartments that are available to rent this summer. These are just a few of our favourites.

Chalet Lottie, nr Gstaad

This impressive seven-bedroom alpine home is nestled in traditional farmland above the exclusive hamlet of Lauenen, just a 10-minute drive from Gstaad. If you’re looking for privacy, tranquillity and spectacular views then this is the chalet for you. Sumptuous fabrics, contemporary furnishings and striking artwork blend with aged woods, natural stones and traditional Swiss artefacts to create chic and stylish surroundings.

There are plenty of opportunities to relax, whether that be in the outdoor hot tub admiring the breathtaking views of the rolling hills, sauna or cinema room and for the more energetic there is a well-equipped gym.

Chalet Les Anges, Zermatt

Situated in the exclusive Petit Village area of Zermatt, Les Anges has absolutely incredible views over the village as well as the majestic Matterhorn. With close proximity to some of the resort’s fantastic hiking trails, this is the perfect spot to get away from the bustling centre and truly enjoy the mountains in summer.

There is a spacious terrace equipped for sunbathing and al fresco dining. After a day’s hiking return home for a soak in the outdoor hot tub or rejuvenate any tired muscles in the hammam and sauna. Seven spacious bedrooms are set over two floors and the master bedroom has a direct view of the Matterhorn from its king-size bed.

No 14 Verbier, Verbier

If you’re planning a summer celebration then this is the perfect property to host it. Sleeping up to 30 guests, No 14 is a vast chalet with a huge terrace and wonderful views of the Grand and Petit Combin massif. There is plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining both outside and in. The interior exudes contemporary luxury with the highest quality fixtures and fittings and custom-made furniture by Ben Whistler in London.

The chalet has an exceptional wellness area with 10-metre indoor pool, steam room, cold plunge pool, treatment rooms and jacuzzi. In addition, there is a large cedar hot tub on the main terrace and a superb home cinema with the latest games consoles and toys.

"...this hideaway ticks all the boxes when it comes to slopeside decadence."
"...this hideaway ticks all the boxes when it comes to slopeside decadence."

Chalet Couttet, Chamonix

On sunny days you almost feel like you are in the south of France at Chalet Couttet. The highlight is the fantastic 12-metre heated outdoor swimming pool surrounded by towering mountain peaks and multiple sun loungers. What better place to top up your tan?

The terrace is set up for al fresco dining and there is an eight-person outdoor hot tub, sauna, hammam and massage area for all your relaxation requirements. The chalet itself is light and spacious with five bedrooms and modern furnishings. A games room with pool table, gym, yoga studio and cinema room complete the fantastic range of facilities.

Pine Lodge, Val Gardena

There is arguably nowhere more beautiful to spend your summer break than in the Dolomites, in particular Val Gardena. Against a backdrop of towering peaks, Pine Lodge still manages to stand out with its sunny south-facing terrace and lush green garden. The chalet offers panoramic views over Selva and has an attractive interior featuring an interesting array of artwork from local artists.

Wellness is taken care of in the luxurious spa complete with indoor pool, combination sauna and chromotherapy. After working up a sweat in the fully-equipped Technogym, why not head outside and hop into the outdoor hot tub? With four en-suite bedrooms, this is the perfect place to spend a relaxing family holiday.

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