Dazzling modernist chalet in glitzy Austrian resort
Low season: from €1,150 whole chalet self-catered; Mid: €1,530; Peak: €4,500
I love cute, traditional chalet interiors, but I also like a completely different look — and Chalet 685, together with its sister luxury ski chalet, Chalet 686, next door, is a knock-out, contemporary chalet without a hint of chintz. It’s also in Lech, one of my favourite Austrian resorts, and it’s also not crazily-priced — a rare thing for both Austria and, in particular, glitzy Lech.
Think modern alpine. Spacious rooms, panoramic windows, simple, colourful furnishings, lots of bleached wood, plus a hand-made tile stove in the living room.
This luxury ski chalet has four bedrooms, including three doubles and one bunk room. Two have an en-suite bathroom and two a shared bathroom. The style is once again modern chic. Think grass green armchairs, mustard yellow cushions and pops of bright colour everywhere. The rooms are all stylish and spacious, with minimal clutter. Toiletries and slippers are provided.
Chalet 685 is a self-catered chalet, although a chef can be booked on demand. In the morning, fresh bread and pastries can be delivered to the chalet.
Chalet 685 has a sauna.
This Lech chalet is really child-friendly, with a baby bed, slides in the garage and other games for little ones. There is also a gorgeous loft area with big cushions and some board games and books for older children to play in on their own. Toddlers must be supervised because there are stairs in the chalet which are not equipped with safety doors.
The gorgeous, unusual chalet interiors, and the fab location in Lech.
If it’s cow skins and faux fur cushions that you want, this isn’t the chalet for you.
This luxury, self-catered chalet is located plum right in the village of Lech, just five minutes’ walk from the ritzy boutiques, restaurants and ski lifts. It is surrounded by mountains and has dazzling views through all the panoramic windows.
The chalet can arrange transfers. The nearest airports are Friedrichshafen (143km), Innsbruck (120km), and Zurich (200km).