With its elegant eateries, luxury boutiques and chocolate-box charm, the French resort of Courchevel is one of the most romantic ski resorts in the world. |
The perfect place to come for a special occasion or just to get away from it all with the one you love, this resort has everything you’ll need for a romantic ski break, including some of the Alps’ most dreamy accommodation.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, here is my run down of the five most romantic places to stay in Courchevel.
1. La Petite Marmotte
Set in the pretty resort of Courchevel 1650, this chalet hideaway built for two is enchanting. Just big and cosy enough for two, the chalet has its own wood burning stove, bath big enough for two and even an outdoor hot tub, if you’re feeling brave. A concierge is on hand to recommend great places to eat or organise a visit by mobile spa therapists Pamper Off Piste.
2. Cheval Blanc
Each room at the elegant Cheval Blanc features its own individual style, overseen by the creative architect Sybille de Margerie. Traditional materials are used in a contemporary style to create elegant modern bedrooms with cosy soft furnishings and state-of-the-art bathrooms. The Deluxe Superior Rooms feature balconies with stunning views of Courchevel’s Saulire mountain so that you can watch the sun go down together looking out over a breathtaking Alpine vista.
3. Hotel des Trois
Offering a slightly cooler and quirkier romantic experience, the Hotel des Trois cleverly mixes traditional Alpine interiors with modern design classics. Items by designers like Pierre Paulin, Charlotte Perriand and Jean Prouvé fit perfectly alongside modern pine furniture, faux-fur blankets and old framed covers of magazines like Paris Match and Life, featuring Alpine scenes. The rooms all have balconies with mountain views, ripe for romantic stargazing.
4. Grandes Alpes
For the ultimate blow-the-budget romantic experience you can’t go wrong with a stay at the five-star Grandes Alpes. Choose from deluxe bedrooms or bespoke suites, with your own log fire to sit beside together at night. The rooms exude plush luxury with lots of deep carpets, fur upholstery and stunning mountain views.
If you crave privacy then why not book into your own loft in Courchevel 1650. The Portetta Lofts are perched on top of the Portetta hotel with the kind of stunning Alpine views which come with their lofty position. Downstairs you can take advantage of the hotel’s spacious sun terrace which looks out onto the piste, where you can ski to the door. Upstairs, in your own loft, you can shut yourselves away and snuggle up beside your very own roaring log fire.
How to Get to Courchevel
The closest airports to Courchevel are Chambéry and Geneva with flight times of around an hour and a half from the UK.
To get from either Chambéry or Geneva to Courchevel, book an airport transfer with Shuttle Direct. You can choose a bargain group transfer or indulge in a romantic private luxury car to take you directly from Chambéry or Geneva to Courchevel and straight to the door of your accommodation.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable ski transfers from Geneva to Courchevel, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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