Switzerland’s Natural Charm

Featuring 15 hotels worldwide

Beyond the Swiss Alps

Here’s a wild idea: Look past the chocolate, watches, and financial finesse that Switzerland is famous for, and you may learn something you didn’t know about your own relationship with nature. Discover a country that prides itself on its ubiquitous forests, medicinal plants, and more—and reconnect with your ancestral curiosities. Switzerland is easy to reach from most of Europe without using airplanes and has plenty of environmentally conscious hotels—as one of our writers proves in Leave No Trace on our Culture Blog. The Swiss also know how to do hospitality, with a long tradition of hotel schools that have produced a fair number of our Originals who have more than just fondue on their après ski menu. But if Switzerland is too far for you, maybe you’ll find inspiration in a nature lodge somewhere else?

15 Participating hotels

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  • Adelboden (1)
  • Ascona (1)
  • Basel (1)
  • Champfèr (1)
  • Chandolin (1)
  • Crans-montana (1)
  • Flims (1)
  • Gstaad (1)
  • Laax (1)
  • Minusio, Lake Maggiore (1)
  • Rougemont (1)
  • Silvaplana (1)
  • Thun (1)
  • Zermatt (2)
  • Beach (0)
  • City (2)
  • Mountain (11)
  • Offbeat (1)

Art House Basel

, Switzerland

A new platform for art in Basel’s Steinenvorstadt neighborhood, this contemporary gem blooms with creativity and a love of design.

Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort

, Switzerland

Native Alpine materials infuse this charming Swiss Alps hideaway, offering direct access to some of Europe's best skiing.

The Cambrian

, Switzerland

Nestled deep in the valley of Adelboden, The Cambrian reinvigorates the Swiss Chalet for the 21st century.

Nira Alpina

, Switzerland

Enjoy ski-in, ski-out accommodations in Switzerland’s Eastern Alps at a contemporary Alpine-chic hotel that is a gastronomic delight.

Huus Gstaad Hotel

, Switzerland

Friendly and welcoming, Huus Gstaad Hotel typifies the very best of Alpine life, marrying natural splendor and outdoor adventure with high-style comfort.

The Omnia

, Switzerland

Nestled in the heart of the romantic Visper Valley, The Omnia offers easy access to Zermatt’s brilliant white ski slopes.

The Hide Hotel Flims

, Switzerland

Hidden in the heart of the rough and wild Swiss Alps lies a high-style retreat for adult indulgence, childhood splendor, and unrivaled beauty.


, Switzerland

In this ski-in, ski-out resort high up in Crans Montana, powdered slopes and sublime silence are your best companions.

Chandolin Boutique Hotel

, Switzerland

This quintessentially Swiss hideaway promises classic Alpine luxury in an off-radar location 2,000 meters above sea level.

Giardino Ascona

, Switzerland

This Tuscan-style retreat blooms along Switzerland’s popular Lake Maggiore like the glorious garden setting that defines it.