The most beautiful mountain-based luxury hotels for families


It’s winter, and the snow has covered the European mountains with its thin white coat: from the Alps to the Pyrenees, the air is pure and the scenery dazzling! Enjoy the pleasures of snowing with your family in prestigious mountain resorts. Check out our selection of kids-friendly luxury hotels at the heart of the most beautiful ski areas in Switzerland, France, Italy and Andorra.


Thrills of gliding, gastronomic experiences, revitalizing spa under the sun at the peaks, skiing, toboggan, sled, as well as other winter games for children, which are devised by experts are on offer at these six dream hotels; for a magical and extremely fun-filled holidays!


Gstaad: Chic et Mythical

For a stay at Gstaad Palace, Switzerland


Accessible from the airports of Geneva and Basel (within 2h), children love the Gstaad Palace hotel for its Snow Queen Castle tunes! For parents, this is the ultimate reference of transalpine luxury: appreciated by the international jet set for its style and its unique location on the sumptuous ski area of the Oberland glaciers, it offers the guarantee of always having snow in good quantity, for ski runs and exceptional cross-country ski tours. The hospitality of the Scherz family, who own the Palace, is characterized by the special attention paid to families and the unparalleled creativity in the activities on offer: horse-drawn carriage rides on snow, hot-air balloon rides, dog sleighing or even the ultimate Kids Mini Disco Party at the hotel’s disco!

Parents love: the hotel’s ski shop, the private ski lessons organized for families, the Palace Spa for its treatments and massages, the 200 hiking trails, the access to the Golf. 

Children love: the splendid and free kids club (for kids between 3-12years), the two free children’s movies a day, the restaurant’s special kids’ menu, the high-quality babysitting service and the lovely kids shop.


The art of living in a chalet, in Megève

For a stay at Les Fermes de Marie, France


« More than just a hotel, a setting »: this is what this elegant alpine hamlet composed of 9 chalets that can easily be reached from Lyon or Geneva. Lodge here like in another era in this authentic fairytale setting, built from fragments of old barns in the purest architectural tradition of the Haute-Savoie. Perfect for hosting end-of-year celebrations with large families, Les Fermes de Marie offer two very cozy private residences designed for the comfort of skiers, both young and old (consisting of 5 bedrooms, large living areas and a private spa). The kids’ conciergerie realizes children’s every desire and oversees the awesome Children’s Table: a buffet dedicated to the little ones, with its fabulous farandole of homemade desserts. The conviviality and fine taste extend even to the delicious winter flavors on the menu, especially with the black truffle which is sprinkled and perfumes some of the culinary creations, such as the Sauget ham shells, a Les Fermes de Marie’s signature dish.

Parents love: the connecting room options available in most rooms, the cookery workshop with a renowned chef, The Pure Altitude Spa and the family-only indoor pool.

Children love: the incredible kids-club (free) for children between 0 to 5 years old, the toboggan run, the welcome gift for children (a plush with the effigy of Félicien, the mascot of Les Fermes de Marie), the acceptance of their four-legged companions (for a small extra fee).



The Summum of skiing in Piedmont

For a stay at the Mirtillo Rosso, Italy


Dedicated to families, the Mirtillo Rosso **** boasts stunning views of the surrounding peaks and all the invigorating benefits of pure Alpine air. Ideally situated near the vast ski area of Monterosa (180 km of slopes) and the hiking trails along the Sesia River, the area enjoys the charms of the mountains in every season. In winter, powder lovers can meet up in front of the hotel to reach the slopes with the hotel’s shuttle service. Children have the opportunity to benefit from private or small group ski lessons with qualified instructors. After the snow class, they all have lunch together and have fun at the mini club the rest of the afternoon.

Parents love: the family-friendly rooms, the spa and its wonderful treatments, the swimming pools and the countless ski slopes nearby.

Children love: the baby club, the kids-club, the paddling pool, the menus created especially for them, the Nintendo Labo Hub and all the equipment at their disposal (cot, changing table, strollers, etc.).



Basking the sun in the mountains, Bavaria

Schloss Elmau. Germany


Nestled in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountain, the Schloss Elmau *****is surrounded by extraordinary scenery and serenity. In an comfortable ambience, your children will be delighted by the number of educational and leisure activities on offer at this sumptuous establishment. Meals are a feast here, with 7 restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Luce Doro. The suites at Schloss Elmau are magnificent, warmly designed spaces for the whole family. The ultimate luxury!

Parents love: luxurious spa with massage, golf course, fine dining, wellness retreat programs

Children love:the many sporting activities (skiing, soccer, basketball, swimming among others), special children’s excursions



WINTER FUN AND SENSATIONS at saint-gervais-les-bains

For a stay at Armancette Hotel, Chalets & Spa Mont Blanc *****


In the heart of a preserved setting, on the heights of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, discover the warm atmosphere of the Armancette Hotel, Chalets & Spa Mont Blanc ***** and its breathtaking view of the Dômes de Miage. The exceptional Spa, dominated by the Mont Blanc, will delight those who are looking for a serene refuge to spend their holidays. For an exceptional gastronomic moment, head to La Table d’Armante, the iconic gastronomic restaurant of the Armancette where Chef Julien Darcy will prepare refined dishes from the menu imagined by a chef with three Michelin stars. In addition to days of skiing or snowboarding, discover other new activities such as a hot-air balloon ride, climbing or a paragliding descent. Sensations and unforgettable memories guaranteed!

Parents love: The superb spa, the gastronomic restaurant, and the fitness room.

Children love: the kids-club activities and the babysitting service on request, as well as the tons of winter sports possibilities.





Elisa, 44, mother of Lee (5 years), passionate about traveling and yoga, from Sarlat in France  

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