When people think of a vacation in the Alps, it is often activities such as hiking, climbing, and skiing that people expect to enjoy in such a location. However, there are many relaxing activities that people can enjoy while they are in such a beautiful setting. Spas have been a popular option among those who want a peaceful vacation for many years, the concept of this has developed in many ways, and one option inspired by spas is luxurious Alpine chalets with outdoor hot tubs. Guests at these chalets can enjoy the unusual experience of relaxing in steaming hot water in sub-zero temperatures, surrounded by the spectacular Alpine landscape. While there are many chalets with hot tubs, here are five of the best hot tub spots in the Alps.
Backstage Chalet, Zermatt
Located in Valais, Switzerland, Zermatt is a mountaineering and ski resort at the foot of Switzerland’s highest peaks. For a unique experience in Zermatt, there is very little that could top the decadent Backstage Chalet. It is designed by Heinz Julien and has many unique features both inside and out. The hot tub is one of the highlights of this chalet as it uses hydraulics to rise out of the roof. Guests of the chalet can then enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the hot tub with the additional pleasure of uninterrupted and stunning views of their surroundings.
Infinity Lodge, Chamonix
Close enough to Chamonix to enjoy the amenities of the location but secluded enough for peace and quiet, this lodge is in an ideal location to make the most of both types of experience. It is in a spot high above the valley and this gives you great views of the twinkling lights of Chamonix at night. The large hot tub is something that offers different experiences depending on whether you use it during the day or at night. In the day, you can take pleasure from your spectacular surroundings and the contrasting sensations of the cold air and the warm water. At night, delight in floating in water under the stars for a tranquil and romantic experience.
Chalet Ferme de la Corderie, Les Gets
This is a great choice for family breaks because it has something for everyone. It is close to the Les Gets resort and all the amenities you need, yet it is set far enough away from the resort for you to enjoy the peace and quiet. The south-facing terrace is a great spot for you to appreciate the panoramic views of the town and the surrounding area. While the adults spend time in the large, refreshing hot tub, the children can play nearby on the private sledding area.
Chalet No. 14, Verbier
The south-facing slopes of Verbier are where you will probably spend most of your days when you stay in Chalet No. 14. There, you can enjoy a range of fun, exhilarating, and challenging activities. At the end of a strenuous day, you can make the most of everything this luxurious chalet has to offer. Snuggle up with friends or loved ones around a fire cauldron on the Mediterranean-style terrace. Next, you and your fellow travelers can take advantage of the cedar wood hot tub. Sitting in the steaming water is the ideal place to enjoy a few glasses of chilled, sparkling champagne against the backdrop of the magnificent mountains.
Chalet Sapphire, Morzine
Morzine is a commune and market town in south-eastern France that is spread over a river gorge at the foot of the wooded slopes of the Alps. Within the commune is the Avoriaz ski resort, which is a huge attraction for tourists who are fans of winter sports. Just outside the hustle and bustle of the resort, you will find Chalet Sapphire. This is a fantastic choice of accommodation for those who want to combine spending time on the slopes with time away from the stresses and strains of daily life. After a day trying the activities on offer in the area, you can spend time sitting around the fire pit at the chalet or relaxing in the hot tub while taking in the picture postcard views. This chalet also boasts a barrel tub sauna.