Situated deep in the Lenzerheide mountains, the Guarda Val is an alpine wonderland firmly rooted in vibrant local alp traditions and nature.
A unique Maiensass hotel consisting of 11 stunningly renovated cabins and converted barns dating back over 300 years, the hotel has maintained all of its ancestral charm whilst embracing the luxury of contemporary Alpine design and lifestyle. Reflecting the immaculate mountain environment, the interior uses the finest of natural materials. Exposed beams, and wood panelled rooms, fine linens and copper spa baths, cocoon their guests in a luxurious yet rustic and charming interior.
The newest addition to the Guarda Val mountain retreat is a 5 star exclusive two storey private cottage. Called the ‘Stailetta’ – the Rhaeto-Romanic word for ‘starlet’ – the suite is the Hollywood icon of the establishment, with a luxuriously indulgent rustic vibe. Four poster beds, open fireplaces and leather clad armchairs situated by cottage style windows overlooking the mountain vista provides a relaxing haven after a day exploring the winter wonderland on your doorstep. Whilst, the grand William Holland Alvius Copper spa bath placed beneath a glass dome, means you can relax with a glass of wine in your private spa bath in the warmth of your intimate cottage and still gaze up at the stars.
The region undoubtedly provides some of the finest skiing to be found in the Alps, with over 155km of perfectly prepared sun-kissed slopes to be explored. However a winter break around Lenzerheide offers so much more. Cross country skiing can be undertaken across the magnificent frozen Lake Heid, or hike to Arosa on the new Heidi & Gigi winter trail or even embrace your inner child for a day of sledging. If you visit between the 18-28 December you can also be present for a truly unforgettable festive extravaganza, when the Lenzerheide Magic Forest event fills the mountain alpine woodland with enchanting light installations, that dance and glimmer in the crisp winter nights; not to mention the Christmas market in the heart of the squirrel forest full of live music and the finest of Swiss culinary delights.
Combining vibrancy, tradition and culture with all the wonder of a winter landscape and a myriad of outdoor pursuits, Guarda Val is a stunning alpine winter destination; effortlessly charming, stylish, and contemporary, but most of all a true mountain retreat.