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Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel
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Reviewed December 22, 2005

We stayed at Whitepod on a surprise weekend organised by my wife (after she had read that the Times had rated it as one of the most romantic winter venues). Staying in a wooden igloo at the top of a mountain with no running water or electricity was certainly a surprise and not exactly what I had in mind.

However, the camp is great. The two-man igloos or pods are perched on the snow covered mountain side with a glass wall offering spectacular views across the valley to the mountains and down to Lake Geneva. The pods are actually quite luxurious, heated by your own wood stove complete with a supply of logs and kitted out with warm duvets and sheepskin rugs. I have to say, having a drink in front of the fire as the light faded and the stars broke through was pretty damn romantic.

There are all sorts of outdoor activities which Sofia, the owner, can offer. She arranged for us to go paragliding in the morning and husky sledging in the afternoon. The trip with the huskies was unforgettable - straight out of Narnia (save for the bit at the end where we nearly collided with a gritting truck!)

The lack of running water is a bit of a pain, as you need to shower and use the toilet in the chalet (admittedly only a few yards away) - which, after several bottles of local Swiss wine, can lead to some chilly sprints in the night. However, this is part of eco-friendly set up that the camp also prides itself on.

The food in the chalet was delicious and Sofia (and the other staff) were really helpful without getting in the way or invading privacy.

Definitely recommended for a different weekend with an unusual combination of catering for both romantic and outdoor activities.

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Stayed: April 2018, traveled as a couple
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