Whether you frequent snowy mountain regions or have never set foot near a ski slope, chances are you are familiar with a chalet-style home. With their iconic sloping roofs and wooden, gingerbread-esque build, chalets—also known as Swiss chalets—are picturesque cottages common in the Alpine region of Europe. Nowadays, the chalet style has grown in global popularity and can be found in mountain areas all over the world. With their scenic views, cozy appeal proximity to ski slopes and hiking paths, chalets often catch the eye of outdoor enthusiasts.
Here are five luxury chalets that prove you can have both glamour and rustic charm in the same home:
Stunning Chalet in the Dolomites
Located in the stunning Dolomites of Italy’s Val Pusteria woods lies this four-bedroom, five-bathroom chalet dream. The original structure dates back to the 16th century and has been masterfully renovated into a modern oasis while preserving its historic features and charm. A vaulted ceiling greets you upon entry, as do the antique carved doors. Original wooden beams run throughout the home and the main floor is cordoned off into several living areas. The upstairs lounge features a cozy fireplace and is the ideal place to snuggle up and relax. There are three bedrooms with ensuites and a bunk-bed room ideal for children. Enjoy the most in relaxation with the home’s handcrafted Finnish sauna made from 200-year-old wood, a Turkish bath, and a spacious whirlpool. Retreat to the wine cellar and select your favorite bottle or journey to the private golf course on the property designed by renowned golf architect Ron Kirby.
Heart of the Swiss Alps
This exquisite four-bedroom, four-bathroom chalet is located in the beloved heart of the Swiss Alps, in the ski resort of Crans-Montana. The upper level’s open-plan kitchen, dining room, and living room with fireplace provide a warm and inviting atmosphere. The chalet effortlessly blends wood and dry stone over its three levels, providing rustic charm and high-end luxury. The two upstairs bedrooms each have their own ensuite, providing convenience and privacy. Outdoor balcony seating provides residents with a stunning view of the Alps. Sloping, wooden ceilings are found throughout the home, and natural light warms every inch of the property.
Renovated French Chalet
The beauty of this renovated, four-bedroom chalet in the heart of the world-class ski resort Courchevel in France is hard to capture with words. It has been carefully updated and features a large double living room with a cozy fireplace—a wonderful place to gather with friends and family after a day on the slopes. The dining room leads onto a bright terrace with gorgeous views. The spacious kitchen comes with a wine cellar for preserving your best bottles. The primary suite features a fireplace and spa-level bathroom. With a desirable location to the ski slopes and luxury shopping, this chalet is not to be missed.
Sugar Bowl Legacy Property
For the very first time since it was built, this original seven-bedroom historic Sugar Bowl chalet is available and on the market. Designed by renowned architect William Wurster, this is a rare real estate opportunity in Truckee, California. The historic chalet is located in the resort’s Snowbound Village, offering a prime location and access to first-class skiing. The 1940s-era cabin comes with a 24/7 concierge service, which offers such amenities as transportation, pantry stocking, and around-the-clock availability to ensure your time in this one-of-a-kind chalet is flawless.
Chic Swiss Chalet in Colorado
With six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, and over 7,000 square feet of living space, this ultra-luxurious Swiss-style new construction chalet in Breckenridge, Colorado is poised to be an exquisite property. Named the “Mayen,” the property will showcase a modern interpretation of classic Swiss alpine design and build. Materials for the home will be imported from a warehouse in the Alps, and include centuries-old reclaimed wood and natural Norwegian stone. The property will feature a Swiss spa with a Turkish bath, wine cellar, game room, and ample outdoor entertaining space.