In Switzerland, farmers traditionally bring their cattle up into the high Alpine pastures in summer, and for that period, they lived in huts or baitas. Today, not many are left, and some are still used for their original purpose.
This particular hut, dating back to 1786, has been sensitively restored to retain its original appeal. It is located at an altitude of 1,700 metres, with amazing views over Gstaad and the Saanenland. As I live and work in the city, I can't think of a more blissful location for a break!
Named the Walig hut, it is available for luxury picnic, with bread, cheese, cold cuts, salads, fruit, dessert, coffee, Swiss wine and mineral water, or for a simple three-course dinner. You can even stay the night: it sleeps a maximum of two adults and two children.
The Walig hut is part of the accommodation offered by the Gstaad Palace hotel. Click here to see more info about the hotel and find contact information.