Just a short drive from the glitz and glamour of Gstaad, the charming
little Alpine town of Rougemont, Switzerland is the perfect winter
Accommodation is limited in this sleepy little village.
Try the Hôtel
de Commune. Rooms are rustic, but have all the conveniences and the
hotel restaurant is delightful, serving traditional fondues, meats,
soups and cheeses. Hôtel de Commune, Le Village, 1659 Rougemont, www.myswitzerland.com
Ski, sled, skate, trek, langlaufthere is no
shortage of winter activities in these parts. Try a Husky
tour or cross country skiining in the the nearby village of Lauenen.
Stock your mini bar with fresh milk and cheeses
from the local Laiterie and rise early to get first dibs on breads,
pastries and doughnuts from the Early
Beck. Evenings are spent devouring cheese fondue and raclette at
Café Des Serf in the village.
The village of Saanen (less than a ten-minute
drive from Rougemont) is littered with lovely boutiques selling
traditional, handmade Swiss wares, chic ski attire, rustic antiques and
local culinary delights.
You cant visit Rougemont without taking
at least one peek into Gstaad (pictured). This ultra glam resort is home
to Valentino, Ursula Andress and Julie Andrews, to name a few. Melt into
one of the huge leather armchairs at the Palace
Hotel and count the stars go by. If youre feeling up to it, head
down for a boogie at the ’70s themed nightclub, GreenGo.
Gstaad Palace, Palacestrasse, 3780 Gstaad, www.palace.ch