Do you dream of spending time in the Alps, perhaps climbing the Matterhorn, frolicking in wildflower-laden meadows (goatherding, perhaps?) and supping on tartiflette? Camel Snow, an agency that caters to "bespoke ski holidays" can make your alpine dreams come true, even when it's not ski season. The company specializes in distinctive luxury properties in the Swiss, Austrian, French, and Italian Alps. Whether your heart's desire is heli-skiing (or just heli-transport) or other outdoorsy activities, child care, restaurant bookings, spa scheduling, or a personal driver, Camel Snow's got you covered. Check out their super-sweet Zermatt penthouse chalet rental (thanks for the tip, Unofficial Networks).
Designed by local architect and artist Heinz Julen, this rustic-mod alpine pad is perched above the village and provides stellar views thanks to picture windows and glass ceilings. There are 4 double en-suite bedrooms, a spacious open-plan dining/living area, exercise room, sauna, and a weird, cave-like space whose function remains nebulous. It's all just a two-minute walk from the Omnia Hotel lift, and eight minutes from the nearest run. Rental starts at $4,000 per person, per week, including meals. Score!
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