Our Alpine Chalet Trip To Gstaad

Snow-covered landscape, cold temperatures, views of the mountains and a cosy ambience: Gstaad is without doubt one of the most beautiful alpine chalet villages in the world. So, we teamed up with Jaeger-LeCoultre and The Alpina Gstaad to get a feel for alpine chic and chalet chic.

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Pictures & Rights by Sebastien Rohner & The Alpina Gstaad

An alpine chalet trip to Gstaad

Gstaad is about 1050 metres above sea level and belongs to the Saanenland region in the Bernese Oberland. The small village has around 7000 inhabitants, all houses are built in chalet style and the village centre is car-free – once you arrive in Gstaad, you feel a bit like in a fairy tale. No wonder that Gstaad, with its unique and relaxed atmosphere, is the destination of numerous celebrities such as Madonna or Elton John.

Alpine chic, chalet chic – this is how it works

What is meant by terms like ‘Alpine Chalet’, ‘Alpine-Chic’ or ‘Chalet-Chic’?

Alpine chic or chalet chic is a style of furnishing that can often be found in the mountains. A lot of work is done with warm materials such as wood, natural stone, leather or fur, all of which are found in the mountains. The style radiates a very pleasant, rustic and warm energy – depending on the architect, you may also find fireplaces, which makes your stay in an alpine chalet even more comfortable and relaxed.

During the day you spend your time skiing, tobogganing or going for a walk – in the evening there is nothing better than to make yourself comfortable in an alpine chalet. It is a place of tranquillity that cannot be surpassed in its feel-good ambience.

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Our journey with Jaeger-LeCoultre

Nestled deep in the Vallée de Joux, one finds the traditional Jaeger-LeCoultre factory. The company is undoubtedly one of the largest watchmakers in the world. Our collaboration began quite some time ago, and after our visit to the manufacture it was once again clear to us how much attention is paid to detail in this traditional company.

Our trip to Gstaad was all the more wonderful because the two Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris timepieces harmonise so beautifully with this landscape and natural materials.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph

An incredible chronograph, which combines elegance and sportiness so beautifully – not only because of this does it fit so well into our alpine chalet story. The vintage touch of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph goes back to the 60s and stands for adventure and the conquest of the cosmos.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph – REF. 9028471 – CHF 10,400.-

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox

The heart of this model contains an iconic function: the alarm “Memovox Polaris”. Originally, this function (or “voice of memory”) served to remind divers that it was time to return to the surface.


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polaris Memovox

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Memovox – REF. 9038670 – CHF 13,500.-

One of the world’s best addresses – The Alpina Gstaad

The Alpina Gstaad is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Alpine Chalet Hotels in the world, where you will find a symbiosis of Swiss tradition and discreet luxury. A walk from the village centre leads to a small hill where the hotel is located. The view is magnificent: one enjoys a wonderful view of the village and the surrounding mountains.

The hotel was reopened in 2012 and looks back on over 100 years of history, which makes it a unique building, so wonderfully embedded in the landscape. A swim in the outdoor pool is recommended, especially in the morning or evening the panorama is not to be surpassed here.

56 rooms with lots of comfort

Also in the rooms you can find some Alpine Chalet Chic: big rooms, fireplaces, cowbells, ceilings with carvings and wooden walls. A perfect place to relax in front of the fireplace in the evening. 

Cuisine in the evening

The Alpina offers a selection of restaurants, including the Sommet, the Japanese Megu and a Swiss Stübli for those who like it rustic. If you would like to enjoy a cigar after the meal, the stylishly furnished lounge is the place to be.

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It feels a bit like coming home…

I think that we feel a little bit at home here after our 3rd visit speaks for itself. The staff is very friendly, helpful, attentive and it really feels they work with a lot of pleasure here.


Prices per night incl. breakfast from approx. 690 CHF

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