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11 Cutest Alpine Huts in Switzerland

When one thinks of Switzerland, a simplistic, warm home among the mountain hills may come to mind. Cows and sheep roam in pastures, which are vibrantly green, contrasting with grey, snow-capped peaks— life’s just simpler. Well, these little huts exist and are just an Airbnb booking and flight away. Often identified as Maiensässes, farmhouses among the mountains, or classic Rustico homes, they make for the most enriching, modernized-historical getaway.

Alpine Hut with Views of the Upper Valais Valley Alpine Hut with Views of the Upper Valais Valley
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Alpine Hut with Views of the Upper Valais Valley

Book this two-bedroom remote, authentic mountain hut to enjoy its spectacular views. There’s a room with a double bed and another with two cabin beds upstairs, while the kitchen, bathroom, and living space in the basement offer enough space to stretch out. Its highlight is the large outdoor space, which includes a fire pit and barbecue station. 

Tiny House in Alpine Hut Style Tiny House in Alpine Hut Style
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Tiny House in Alpine Hut Style

Perfect for a solo traveler or couple looking to get away from it all, this tiny house sits on a llama, alpaca and reindeer farm. The space is well furnished and has everything you need for a memorable retreat, while the nearby village, you’ll find several cozy cafes and restaurants. Breakfast is even included with the stay. 

Modern Alpine Hut in Lenzerheide Region Modern Alpine Hut in Lenzerheide Region
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Modern Alpine Hut in Lenzerheide Region

This two-bedroom alpine hut can accommodate up to five guests and features a large balcony with incredible views of the mountains. In addition to its furnished interior, the kitchen is well equipped and basic groceries are provided, as well as spices and coffee. 

Melograno (House) in Selma Melograno (House) in Selma
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Melograno (House) in Selma

Sleek and new on the inside, while the outside is made of logs and stone, this hillside hut sets among other homes in the area. The balcony views are amazing during the summer, spring, fall and winter–it’s a precious spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Valleys situated near the house make the scenery even more dimensional. Perfection.

3-Bedroom Alpine Hut 3-Bedroom Alpine Hut
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3-Bedroom Alpine Hut

Located at 1,600 meters above sea level, this three-bedroom rental offers impressive views of the meadows and the Lower Engadine mountains. It’s an ideal escape for nature lovers year-round, offering peace and quiet in its secluded location in Scuol. 

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Unique Mountain Hut - Nature Experience in Comfort

For a real mountain hut experience, book a stay at this two-bedroom property. The mountain hut sits on 1,800 meters in altitude and features convenient perks like floor heating and a dishwasher. In winter, the hut is right at the slopes, while summertime the hut is accessed on foot from the gondola station or with a 4WD. 

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Rustico Fey

Setting on a mountain hill, this simple, classic Rustico looks like something out of a movie. In district Valle di Blenio of Ticino, it’s quite small, but in a refreshing way–it’s a great escape. Stream line décor inside, like wood accents and a stone fireplace, gives off a cabin cottage feel.

Hutsfeeling on the Maiensäss Hutsfeeling on the Maiensäss
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Hutsfeeling on the Maiensäss

Peering down from the mountains toward the village of Rueras, this alpine hut features a Tujetsche soapstone stove complimenting its rustic structure and loft. Outdoor lounging space with natural stone furniture and pops of color from the flowery landscape backs right up to the spacious Maiensässe. Hiking trails are nearby and are particularly inviting during July, which is blueberry picking season.

Mountain Cottage in Val Di Blenio Mountain Cottage in Val Di Blenio
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Mountain Cottage in Val Di Blenio

Vines charmingly creep up the exterior of the renovated stone farmhouse at the base of Adula-Rheinwaldhorn, and breathtaking streams for swimming are a skip away. Winter alpine skiing makes up for missing out on swimming in colder months, and anytime is a good time for a scenic hike.

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House in the Alps

Shaded by mature trees and refreshingly simple with no electricity or running water, this hut is primitively charming, not to mention a great break away from it all. Candles light the way at night, and a wood stove is all you need to make simple, delicious meals. Guests must hike to the home—it’s a rewarding part of the adventure.

Off-Grid Swiss Mountain Rustico Off-Grid Swiss Mountain Rustico
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Off-Grid Swiss Mountain Rustico

Rare indeed, as this not-so-small hut, also known as the Casa Caro, has maintained a more old-school aesthetic, while many others have been modernized. The water wheel adds a fairytale touch to this amazing location right outside of Vosa, a picturesque mountain village. Hiking and cable car are the transportation methods of choice to get to this place, which is actually really exciting. Other perks are natural swimming pools and an outdoor sleeping terrace!

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