The Penthouse at Haus Alpina is the truly luxurious private home of The White Company founder Chrissie Rucker. Offering the perfect combination of elegant, spacious, contemporary interiors with the upmost comfort and service – it’s the perfect choice for a large family or group of friends – and now it’s available to hire for the ultimate skiing holiday.
Situated in the beautiful, un-spoilt Swiss village of Klosters, the area is also well known for its off-piste skiing which has made it a firm favourite of European Royal families. It caters brilliantly for those after a traditional, exclusive resort full of charm and away from the main tourist market. With its enviable snow record, Klosters offers some of the most exciting skiing for all abilities and the longest runs (12km) in the world.
Occupying the two top floors of Haus Alpina, the Penthouse sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 supremely comfortable en-suite bedrooms. Two impressive double height living rooms, a formal dining area, a traditional swiss-stubli, a galleried library, plus a cosy TV room and massage room, offer a wide choice of areas to enjoy and entertain in.
We love the beautifully appointed sitting room above – perfect for relaxing in after a long day of skiing or snowboarding. The elegant interiors of The Penthouse, in soft neutral tones were designed by award winning interior designer Nicky Dobree who has created an incredibly comfortable, private alpine retreat. “What’s really special and unique about Haus Alpina is the space, rarely do you find ceiling heights and spaciousness like this in the mountains” says Nicky.
After a day out, come home to cosy fires and a delicious home-made tea. Enjoy choosing between two impressive living rooms, both with open fires, big comfy sofas and outdoor balconies to enjoy a coffee or glass of champagne on.
Dinner (on 6 nights per week) starts with delicious canapés by the fire, followed by 3 courses created using locally sourced ingredients.
Menus aim to be delicious, fresh and not too heavy. They offer everything from Ottolenghi-style salads served with roasted joints of organic meat to freshly delivered fish with seasonal vegetables. The cheeses are also particularly good in Switzerland.
Breakfast is served daily in the cosy, traditional stubli where everything from homemade granola and fresh yoghurt to perfectly poached eggs are readily available. Alternatively you might prefer a full cooked breakfast or just a simple croissant. They are also passionate about raw boost juices, which are made fresh every morning.
Tea is served from 4pm daily and includes a home-made cake or biscuits, plus fresh fruit, a selection of teas and coffee.
The owners 2nd Floor Master Suite, is made available to guests who rent The Penthouse for up to 12 guests only. Home comforts from The White Company are everywhere in all of the bedrooms from blissfully comfortable beds (complete with toppers, goose down duvets & pillows) to high thread count cotton sheets, luxury bath robes, super-soft towels, soothing scented candles and pampering bath products.
The 2nd Floor Master Suite is a wonderfully spacious bedroom with a view of the mountains and a balcony. Complete with a luxury 6ft super-king bed, dressing table/desk, hairdryer, a Bose speaker with lightening port, ample cupboard/ drawer space, reading chair and a magnificent en-suite bathroom.
The bathroom offers twin sinks, a deep freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower and WC.
Pampering bath time treats from The White Company include a relaxing scented candle, hand wash and hand cream, shampoo & conditioner, luxury bath & shower gel and body lotion.
Other bedrooms are similarly well appointed – the perfect place to rest your head after a long day on the slopes (and a long night of aprés ski!)
Secluded corners and comfy chairs are everywhere to offer little hideaways for those wanting to retreat, whilst for those wanting to play, there’s a card table and games area. On the 2nd floor, a balcony library complete with Apple Mac offers a place to check emails, plus a cosy snug with large-screen TV with Sky & DVD.
The Penthouse, Haus Alpina, Doggilochstrasse 102, Klosters, 7250 Switzerland
Tel: +41 81 422 1153 / http://haus-alpina-klosters.com