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Dazzling modernist chalet in glitzy Austrian resort
Low season: from €2,0970;  Mid: €2,304; Peak: €4,600 whole chalet self catered
Summer: from €693 whole chalet self catered

Sleeps: 8

Chalet 685 sauna with relaxation area
Chalet 685 kids bunk room with giant floor cushion
Chalet 685 bathroom with lime green towels
Chalet 685 with turquoise cushions and view
Chalet 685 bedroom with purple chair and cushions
Chalet 685 play area in eaves
CHalet 685 roof terrace with view
Chalet 685 living area with multicoloured chairs and fireplace
Chalet 685 dining table with red glass chandelier
Chalet 685 doorway with log store
Chalet 685 living area in summer
Chalet 685 sauna with relaxation areaChalet 685 kids bunk room with giant floor cushionChalet 685 bathroom with lime green towelsChalet 685 with turquoise cushions and viewChalet 685 bedroom with purple chair and cushionsChalet 685 play area in eavesCHalet 685 roof terrace with viewChalet 685 living area with multicoloured chairs and fireplaceChalet 685 dining table with red glass chandelierChalet 685 doorway with log storeChalet 685 living area in summer

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).

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Available Summer and Winter
  • Location: 5 minutes from centre of Lech
  • Flat screen TV
  • Wifi
  • Bootwarmers
  • Log Fire
  • Parking
  • Saturday changeover

Underground parking, wifi, daily cleaning, morning breads and pastries service, plus concierge service. Cinema room next door for guests at Chalet 686.


Two restaurants not to be missed by any visitor to Lech: Hus No 8, a divine little traditional house serving Austrian cuisine on the main street in Lech at the entrance to the village; and Fux, which is two restaurants in one, serving both Asian European cuisine and fantastic steaks, just five minutes from the chalet.

“It was a wonderful vacation and we came back – indeed to rainy grey London –  with lots of energy and great memories. It was really nice meeting you and I very much look forward to skiing with you next winter and, hopefully, hiking this summer!”

“Thank you so much for the great hospitality in your chalet. Nothing to be desired! Also thanks a lot for the kids. Speechless with enthusiasm. A dream come true!!”

“Everything is great at the chalet. The meal tonight has been fantastic, the chalet is beautiful and the location is perfect.” Ross Brawn, motorsport manager


If you would like to make an enquiry or a booking, please telephone –  +44 (0)7772 853996 or click here to send me a message.

Remember, I have visited all the chalets we feature so can give you totally unbiased, independent advice on all of them. The prices I quote are also the list prices quoted by the chalets themselves, so there is no advantage in going to the chalets direct.

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