Heidi Hi people! Now you, too, can live life just like the Swiss fictional character Heidi… if only for a day or two!
This summer, Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina is offering families the chance to experience something new that is truly unique: the opportunity to spend quality time together in the hotel’s very Swiss Alpine hut far from the madding crowds, with just a private chef whipping up a traditional feast in front of their eyes.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof’s Alpine typical old hut is located high up in the mountains, just 10kms from the hotel and close to the Bernina Pass, and is surrounded by unspoilt wild pasture, giving families the chance to spend a few hours getting back to nature and experiencing real “Heidi” moments, running up hills, discovering wild flowers, breathing in crisp mountain air and simply appreciating the natural beauty of the Alps.
To help families make the most of their day in the mountain, Grand Hotel Kronenhof has put together a package that includes transfers to and from the Alpine hut, as well as a rustic three-course menu prepared by Bernd Schützelhofer, Executive Chef at Grand Hotel Kronenhof and awarded the prize of Chef of the Year 2012 by the Swiss economic magazine Bilanz, which will be prepared for the family by a private chef.
If they wish, families can also go with the Chef to various local markets, prior to departure from the hotel, to learn more about fresh regional produce and how to cook it. The Alpine hut package is valid for a minimum of two people and costs from CHF220 (approx £150) per person. For keen adventurers, there is also the chance to spend the night in the Alpine hut – more details are available from the hotel.
The Engadine valley, where the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina is located, is positively bursting with outdoor activities that suit families with children of all ages. There are mountains to be climbed, mountain bike trails to be discovered (of varying difficulty and with different themes, such as fairy and flower), lakes in which to swim or on which to sail, excursions by train, horse-drawn carriage, boat or helicopter, and child-friendly centres such as a petting zoo and rope park.
Meanwhile, Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina (www.kronenhof.com) has perfected the art of hosting families and has a coveted Family Hotel Seal of Approval from the Swiss Hotel Association to prove it.
To book, call the Grand Hotel Kronenhof on +41 81 830 3030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.