A Unique Hotel in the Heart of the Swiss Alps

The Pods , Les Cerniers, Switzerland
The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • B&B
  • Units 31
  • from CHF 320 nt
What we like about this property

A brilliant eco-friendly concept and a great design statement, the unconventional mix of rustic country, futuristic geometric design and majestic mountain views made us take notice. Slightly alien, these pods appear to have landed from somewhere! Glamping in Switzerland, 22nd-century style, this hotel is made up of 18 pods, four suites and nine suites-chalets.

Description

This installation takes “glamping” to new heights – 1,400 meters to be precise. Centered around a central chalet, these eco-pods appear both natural and out of this world. Nestled above amazing mountain vistas, they coexist in the rugged natural environment by clever structural camouflage and harmonizing with the seasons.  

Bold yet subtle, this collection of 18 individual geodes offer self-contained individualized living and understated luxuries. The geometric architecture means the interiors are bright open-plan spaces that have been configured to accommodate three or a family of four. Each features a luxurious super king bed and double mezzanine level bed along with a full shower room.

Cozy but with plenty of light, each pod features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer magnificent views, fireplaces for cozy winter nights and private panoramic decks. Individually furnished with a great selection of local handpicked and often handmade items and crafts, there’s a singular personality to each.

Shimmering brightly and all but disappearing into the snowy landscape in winter, they are camouflaged in spring and summer to blend seamlessly into the landscape.

The nine new Suites-Chalets each have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge bathed in light and a dining room, an equipped kitchen and beautiful sunny terrace with a peaceful view across the Swiss Alps.

All Pods and Suites-Chalets have electricity, are heated and hold a fully fitted bathroom. The Pods are located at a 15-minute walk from the reception and the Suites-Chalets are 5-minute walk. The hotel operates its own ski slopes and the Les Cerniers Restaurant.  

The lodge is the hub of the property and is the gathering spot for breakfast and bar as well as a lounge and games room. Fifteen minutes down the hill is the superb restaurant Les Cerniers that services the property and surrounding town below. 

Smartly designed, environmentally conscious and decidedly stylish, these pods are a welcome vacation alternative. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Daily breakfast included, delivered in the new Food Truck, a customized 4×4 Land Rover, each morning. Spa and massage services, sauna available on site. Wifi in the main lodge. Complimentary backpack kits include: walk talkies and maps, head lamps and binoculars. Snowshoes and crocs provided for getting around the camp. Luxury eco-bedding and toiletries. Daily wood delivery in winter and “pod service” meals available in summer. You’ll have private beginner to intermediate ski slopes to enjoy in winter. All Pods, except Cosy ones, have WiFi and iPad with Netflix.

Activities include dog sledding tour, hiking with husky, hug therapy, hikes: slow forest, alpine odyssey, compass mission, raclette one the way, forest escape game, paragliding with a certified pilot, ski touring, snowshoe hiking, wine tour, guided mountain hiking tour, itw.

AROUND

You’ll be able to see the twinkling lights of Monthey in the distance but that’s as close as you’ll get to anything but wild nature here. Designed to remove you from modern life, the camp is a remote back to nature experience. With private ski slopes and protected parkland surrounding the camp there is unlimited outdoor activities to participate in. Perched above the Rhone Valley, and within driving distance of Lake Geneva, Villars and Leysin.

LOCATION

Les Cerniers, Switzerland

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  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
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  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • The Pods, Les Cerniers, Switzerland | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
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The Pods

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses18 Pods, 4 Suites, 9 Suites-Chalets
AccommodateUp to 6 guests per unit
Restaurant / self cateringOn site restaurant Les Cerniers
KitchenBed and Breakfast
Bed TypeKing Beds (plus 1 double loft in family pods)
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet FriendlyPets allowed in summer season only
InternetWireless internet in the lounge
PoolNo
ViewBreathtaking views of the Alps and Rhone Valley
RatesFrom 295 to 955 CHF per night. See detailed rates in Notes section.
Minimum Stay1 Night
Notes

Rates per night are as follows:

 

SUMMER

Cosy Pods 295 CHF

Deluxe Pods 395 CHF

Suites Pods 755 CHF

Suites-Chalets 450 CHF

 

WINTER

Cosy Pods 395 CHF

Deluxe Pods 595 CHF

Suites Pods 955 CHF

Suites-Chalets 650 CHF

 

*For 2 people including breakfast

2 nights stay minimum for Suites-Chalets

Includes breakfast for 2 people. Additional guests are charged the following.

under 6 years old: free

Ages 6-12: 10 CHF

Ages 12 and over: 20 CHF

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