A look Inside: The most exclusive winter wonderland retreat
A deluxe Alpine retreat makes for the perfect getaway from Dubai’s sizzling summer
Chalet N in Oberlech, Austria is an exclusive luxury chalet set in a breathtaking landscape in the heart of the Alps. With eight royal suites, a lavishly equipped spa and wellness area, a private cinema and a team of over 20 staff, this impressive chalet is an enchanting getaway from the heat of the summer. The extensive Arlberg snow is an absolute guarantee in the winter. The summer, on the other hand, offers a completely different experience, with its wide range of hiking and mountain trails which lends many possibilities for hikers, mountain bikers and other fans of high altitude sport. The peace and quiet of Chalet N in the summer months is paired with charming Alpine architecture and design, culinary delights, and pampering with personalised service. With prices starting from $370,000 for a week’s rental, and helicopter transportation on offer, Chalet N is an A-list destination, for those wishing to regenerate and above all, indulge with family and friends. The chalet is a 1.5 hour drive from Zurich airport, Switzerland, and a 2.5 hour drive from Munich, Germany. A mix of high-class interior design and traditional Alpine style renders an inimitable comfort. The generous suites in Chalet N combine the special materials of the region with state-of-the-art fixtures and technology. The quickest escape from the rigours of daily life is offered by Chalet N’s generous spa and wellness area. Various spa treatments can be carried out by professional therapists. Alternatively, you can kick back in hay sauna, Finnish sauna, salt-cave steam bath, or pool area with its outdoor whirlpool. The beauty area and the fitness room come complete the chalet’s wellness facilities. The team of chefs will use all their culinary skills to spoil you in the restaurant. They freshly prepare menus tailor-created to suit individual tastes, whether it be international delicacies or local traditional dishes. The Walser Stüberl caters for fondue fans and specialties from the grill are served outside. Movie enthusiasts can enjoy both classics and new releases in the stylish home cinema. Other features of Chalet N’s guests range from a state of the art security system, your own personal butler who takes your reservations and ensures that your personal award-winning chef fulfils your special menu requirements, and of course a car and helicopter chauffeur service. This small castle in Oberlech has long been the key to a very special time on the Arlberg. For centuries it was a place of protection and escape from the imposing power of the surrounding peaks. At the same time, it was a place of relaxation, peace and pleasure. In more recent times the castle was upgraded into a chalet and this, as Chalet N, has now been further upgraded to well above the standard of a five-star resort.