When you put style at the heart of a project the outcome is always going to be impressive. The team behind Chalet Lena went one better: they started with a fabulous location, ambitious ideas and chefs, nannies, designers and builders all with top credentials. Add then they insisted that style should be a priority - and it shows. Brand new for 2019/20 season, this luxury ski chalet is thoughtfully conceived and executed; it really shows in every chair, pillowcase and kitchen utenstil. All the fixtures and fittings, furnishings and fabrics are chosen to exude a feeling of total luxury. But it isn’t all in the detail. They’ve really gone big on the things that matter, too. The swimming pool is both indoor and outdoor, there are not one but two different types of sauna in the fabulous wellness area. Whether you’re a bookworm or a film buff you’ll find somewhere perfect for you to curl up and relax (try the library or the entertainment room). The main living areas are open-plan to make the them really sociable. Capacious sofas and armchairs and a feature fireplace add the requisite amount of ‘cosy’ and the dining area is designed with gatherings of good friends in mind. We think you’ll sit at that table, enjoying your private chef’s fine food and some fabulous wines until very late into the evening. Nothing is too much trouble for the experienced staff here. You’ll never have an empty glass long and whatever your whim, from booking tables to seeing to ski school, the concierge service will have it sorted in seconds. At the day’s end there is simply nowhere nicer to bed down than in the luxe en-suite bedrooms with robes and slippers, beautiful bath products and only the thickest, loveliest bed linens to see you off into a deep and peaceful sleep. Get to bed early… There’s much fun to be had in the morning, and some of Europe’s best powder right on your doorstep.
Chalet Lena sleeps 16 + 7 guests across 9 bedrooms.
Bedrooms 1 and 2
King-size/twin bedrooms on lower ground floor with ensuite bathrooms and shared balcony.
Bedrooms 3 and 4
King-size/twin bedrooms on level 1 with ensuite bathrooms and balconies.
King-size/twin bedrooms on level 1 with ensuite bathrooms and balconies. There is an additional sofa which transforms into bunk beds (sleeps 2).
King-size/twin bedrooms on level 1 with ensuite shower room and balcony. There is an additional sofa which transforms into bunk beds (sleeps 2).
Queen-size/twin bedrooms on level 1 with ensuite shower room and balcony.
Master bedroom with king-size/twin bed on top floor, ensuite bathroom and balcony. There is an additional pull-out sofa bed, suitable for one adult or two children.
Small double bedroom on lower ground floor with ensuite bathroom. Please note that this room is best suited for staff or teenagers.
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Chalet staff include:
Additional staff such as nannies and massage therapists can be arranged on request.
Good food and drink are a key part of the experience here at Chalet Lena. A private chef is with you all week to prepare a continental and cooked breakfast each morning to set you all up for a day on the snow.
When you return from skiing, you’ll find afternoon tea and cakes ready and waiting for you to warm you through and give you an energy boost for the afternoon’s activities.
By the time you’ve whiled away the afternoon relaxing in the spa or enjoying some quiet time in the library it will be almost time for champagne and canapés as you catch up with the rest of your party by the fire. Meanwhile, your chef will be preparing a three-course dinner and cheeseboard with a selection of house wines. House beers, spirits and soft drinks are also on tap, of course.
On your chef’s day off there is a plethora of cafes and restaurants in which to take afternoon tea, apres ski and your evening meal.
Chalet Lena is set in the quiet, upmarket Nasserein area of St Anton, so you’ll be just a few minutes’ chauffered drive from the Nassereinbahn lift station.
The best thing about the location here is the proximity to the snow. You can be up in Gampen via the Nasserein lifts after a swift roll out of bed in the morning, but if you want to explore further afield there’s a shuttle service into St Anton from where the whole Ski Arlberg area and the resorts of Lech and Zurs are there to be explored.
The nearest airports are Innsbruck approx. 1hr 15mins away and Zurich approx. 2hrs 30 mins away.