Go Eco-Friendly Glamping in These Geodesic Domes in the Swiss Alps
Set up away from the crowds at an altitude of 4,593 feet, Whitepod is an eco-luxury hotel and Alpine experience that includes 15 geodesic dome-shaped tents, which serve as individual guest rooms with the comforts of a traditional hotel.
Designed to be both eco-friendly and luxurious, each pod is equipped with an efficient pellet stove, organic luxury bedding, a private bathroom, and a large terrace to enjoy the stunning Alpine views.
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Upon check-in, guests receive their very own backpack with a map, headlamp, and walking sticks to ensure a full Alpine experience. The pods are located an easy 15-minute hike from reception—so, packing your hiking boots is essential.
In addition to hiking, Whitepod also offers dog sledding, paragliding, and and private ski slopes for Whitepod guests only. After skiing, guests can enjoy Whitepod's sauna, indulge in spa services, or dine at their in-house restaurant called Les Cerniers, which serves a selection of seasonal traditional mountain dishes.
Since opening in 2004, Whitepod has aimed to prove that hospitality and environmental conservation can coexist to create a unique experience. By staying at Whitepod, guests play an active role in the resort's ecological mission. The use of energy and water is controlled, waste is recycled, local and regional ingredients are used for meals, and the staff members live nearby and walk to work. The pods are built to blend into the landscape of each season—white in the winter and green in summer—and can be dismantled so that nature can take its course, leaving little trace of the hotel behind.
You can book your own stay in one of the pods at www.whitepod.com