The Best Ski Chalets To Rent This Season

The Best Ski Chalets To Rent This Season

From the pristine peaks of Austria to the majestic French Alps, here are our favorite ski chalets and mountain lodges to book this upcoming winter season.

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We’ve handpicked the finest chalets - all with a unique blend of boutique-hotel style in the most desirable ski destinations in the Alps. Whether you’re looking for privacy with your partner, planning a trip with friends, or booking a family ski break, these properties should be top of your list.

Lech am Arlberg, Austria

The Arula Chalets

The Arula Chalets are uniquely positioned right on the slopes of the Lech ski area, so guests benefit from ski-in, ski-out perks and serious views of the Arlberg’s beautiful mountain scenery. Each of the two chalets, which can be hired together (and interconnected) or separately, boasts its own spa area, around-the-clock butler service, and a driver. Keen skiers can start their mornings directly from the front door, ski over to Zürs and St. Anton and back, then make their last turn of the afternoon right by the chalet’s ski room. Then, you have a choice between retox or relaxation, or both. Make the most of the chalets’ indoor pools, saunas, and steam baths, or enjoy a couple of cocktails in the alfresco jacuzzi on the terrace. Snuggle up in the warm, modern alpine interiors of your living room, have a massage, watch a film in the private cinema, or venture into the wine cellar and party room. The Arula Chalets come with all the personal concierge trimmings you would expect, so on request, you can book anything from heliskiing with an expert guide to yoga classes. Four in-house private chefs are on hand to whip up regionally-inspired Austrian dishes such as flank steak with polenta and truffled celery panna cotta.

Chalet 1551

Perched above Lech is glamorous Oberlech, where you will find the ultraexclusive Chalet 1551. One of Austria’s finest private chalets, it is perfect for a large gathering of friends or family with six generous bedrooms that sleep up to 14 people. Die-hard skiers will love it even more, since you can ski right out of the front door onto the fantastic slopes of the Arlberg mountains. Inside this luxurious alpine hideaway, guests need not lift a finger: It comes fully staffed with butlers, private chefs, a round-the-clock concierge, massage therapist, and driver. Wine buffs will be kept busy in the expansive cellar stocked with grapes from around the world and rare bottles; spa enthusiasts will want to while away afternoons in the indoor pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi, or book a massage. We love the spacious outdoor lounge with its open fireplace and astonishing views across the valley. There is also a game room with a library of vinyl records, board games, table football, and its own bar to keep both kids and adults happy. Foodies will be right at home at Chalet 1551: The culinary offerings are overseen by Amsterdam’s Michelin-starred Restaurant 212, led by Richard van Oostenbrugge and Thomas Groot. Expect fine-dining service, using locally sourced Alpine produce and all tailored to your personal taste. Guests have a chauffeur on tap, so make the most of the Lech-Zürs area and make reservations for lunch or dinner at some of our favorite mountain restaurants, including Rud-Alpe, Schneggarei, and Hus Nr 8. And, of course, a spot of aprèsski at K.Club in Hotel Krone.

Wagrain, Salzburg Alps, Austria

Bergdorf Prechtlgut

In a picturesque mountain village, Bergdorf Prechtlgut offers 80 lavish chalets perched on a hillside just outside Wagrain, a family-friendly winter ski resort in Salzburg’s Pongau region. In this idyllic region, nature is queen. The chalets are just in front of the Wagrain Grafenbergbahn lift station, so you can be first on the slopes in the morning. Thanks to the Panorama Link, this resort is joined with Flachau and Alpendorf to form the wider Salzburger Sportwelt area—part of the vast Ski Amadé region —and has 310 kilometers of slopes, as well as an impressive matrix of langlauf (cross-country skiing routes). Our pick is the Mountain Chalet, which is ideal for couples or a young family and designed like a traditional Alpine hut. There is a cozy living area centered around a large fireplace, a giant bathtub, two double bedrooms—plus its own sauna and hot tub on the terrace. Foodies will love that it is only a hop, skip, and a jump from the restaurant too. Bergdorf Prechtlgut’s rustic restaurant and bar serves up traditional Salzburger and Austrian dishes. Your host, Manuel, will even accompany you to dinner, meeting you in the bar first, armed with charm and stories of the region. For other evenings, there are sizzling meat and fish fondue nights and tastings in the Wine Lounge; in the afternoons, the sun terrace is just the place to lounge after a morning on the piste. We love that the chalets have access to a room-service-style well-being program, including alpine-inspired wellness baths, massages, and meditation with your hostess, Carina.

Villandro, South Tyrol, Italy

Felder Alpin

Set in an 11th-century farmhouse inthe village of Villanders, Felder Alpin combines rustic comfort with the trimmings of modern luxury and a sustainable mindset. Sitting at an altitude of 1,200 meters, the private lodge has breathtaking views of the surrounding Dolomites and is a short distance from Bolzano, the beautiful capital of South Tyrol, Alpe di Villandro, Europe’s second largest alpine mountain pasture, and the Gardena and Villnöss Valleys. The building’s original thatched roof, bone structure, and character have been left to sing, while local craftsmen have put reclaimed wood and smoked oak to use to create its new incarnation. There are three bedrooms with supremely comfortable Simmons box spring beds dressed in Pierre Frey fabrics; a traditional South Tyrolean parlor with a farm oven, and relaxation area covered in handmade Moroccan cushions that is just perfect for cozy evenings inside, listening to music or reading books from the library wearing a pair of the lodge’s slippers made from local sheep’s wool. There is a smoked oak Finnish sauna and a hay bath for relaxing—just like South Tyrolean farmers used to do after a long day’s work—and a wellness shower to cool back down. There is a typical farmhouse kitchen, but you will have your own private chef to prepare delicious breakfast and dinners in the stube (in-room). Plus, there’s a very pleasing Secret Cellar with regional wines and selected spirits. The owner Tom, your mountain guide Matthias, and the manager Claudia will make your stay as dreamlike and adventurous as possible—with the lodge’s Pinzgauer on hand to chauffeur you around. For those who wish to arrive by air, there is a helipad.

San Lorenzo di Sebato, Dolomites, Italy

San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge

This rustic 16th-century chalet owes its charm to the perfect combination of rural traditions and the aesthetic aspirations of its former aristocratic landlords. The heavy, elaborately carved front door welcomes visitors with its promise of a comfortable haven. The tall vaulted ceiling of the entrance area sets the tone for the entire lodge, a pleasant counterpoint to the snug and homey atmosphere of the luxurious, predominantly wooden interior. The carefully restored ambiance of the ground floor breathes the natural warmth and soft elegance of a lived-in home. You will immediately feel welcome, relaxed, and at home. For skiing, explore Plan de Corones, the largest skiing area of „Dolomiti Superski“, not far from the chalet.

Gstaad, Switzerland

84 Club Chalet

An exciting addition to the 84 Collection, 84 Club Chalet is our first chalet run and managed by 84 Rooms. Newly renovated since summer 2023, it is located in the picturesque village of Rougemont, near Gstaad. Featuring six large bedrooms, our chalet is perfect for group gatherings or big families—everyone will be dazzled by the 360-degree views of the surrounding Pays d’Enhaut and the Saanenland from the spacious outdoor terrace, as well as enchanting nights around the warm fire and dinner table. Charming and stylish in the Alpine vernacular, the chalet sits at the top of the village, so you can expect utter privacy—all complemented by a private chef on demand, as well as private ski instructors and hiking guides. It is a top-notch skiing area, where we recommend starting your day at the Videmanette lift, a short drive away, before tackling the Wasserngrat mountain and its infamous Tiger Run. There are also winter hikes from the doorstep, as well as cross-country tracks a few minutes away. Glitzy Gstaad is also just 10 minutes away, with its brilliant boutiques, grande dame hotels, and fantastic restaurants.

Megève, French Alps

Zannier Hotels Le Chalet

A five-minute walk from the center of Megève, you will find the Zannier family’s Alpine outpost, luxuriously spread across three Savoie-style chalets. Once a gastronomic restaurant owned by the French chef Marc Veyrat, Le Chalet now comprises 12 suites and a slick spa, open during both winter and summer. You can also hire the hotel on an exclusive basis— making it just the place for a special celebration. With its exposed wooden beams and rustic-luxe interiors inspired by the Mont Blanc mountain range, Le Chalet has an air of understated elegance and the feel of a large private residence, albeit one with all the bells and whistles of a modern five-star hotel. In the spa area, you can relax in its array of treatment rooms, hammam, and sauna, or soak in its indoor heated swimming pool. There is also a 24/7 concierge, personal guides to help you make the most of Megève’s 450 kilometers of ski slopes and cross-country skiing, and a chauffeur service, if you fancy a lift to one of the resort’s cozy mountain huts. Back at the hotel, sink into one of the clubstyle armchairs in the Wine Bar before enjoying dinner in the restaurant, La Ferme de Mon Pere, where the menu has been curated by French chef Julien Burlat. Afterward, throw on your Yves Delorme bathrobe and enjoy your room—we love Suite 4 for its giant bathtub and epic outdoor space.

Méribel, French Alps

Chalet Éléonore

Ultra-luxurious, Chalet Éléonore is the sister property to Chalet Églantine and enjoys the same dreamy position high up in the mountains of Méribel in the exclusive Belvedere area—right on the edge of one of the largest skiing areas in the world. Sleeping 12 in four deluxe junior suites, it combines breathtaking views and perfect privacy, with all the fivestar trappings of Le Coucou. Designer Pierre Yovanovitch has waved his magic wand over its four floors, creating the same style of playful, colorful interiors as Chalet Églantine. Each window frames a panoramic mountain vista, and there is a roaring fire to cozy up to with your chosen group of friends or family. Like Églantine, this chalet has its own sauna, steam room, and massage cabins, but it also boasts an indoor swimming pool— ideal for soothing any sore muscles after a day skiing or sledding. When it comes to winter sports, you can tumble straight out of your chalet door onto the slopes—or into the expert hands of your ski or hiking guide, should you request one. If you want the ultimate day of relaxation, take advantage of Le Coucou’s five-star facilities: Book a Tata Harper facial, share a raclette at Le Fumoir, or just unwind in the relaxation area.

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