Special overnight stays: view of the mountains
17 Jun 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | people are reading
© Lonely Planet Special overnight stays: views of the mountains
The March issue of Lonely Planet magazine is dedicated to 70 special overnight stays. We also like to share some of our favorites online.Almdorf Seinerzeit Carinthia, Austria
This village could just have been a film set, but it is actually a hotel consisting of individual chalets around a pond which (if the water is not frozen) reflects the mountains. Outside balconies with decorative saw work and neat wood piles, inside checked fabrics and rustic kitchens - it is almost the complete Alpenidylle, but with a few surprises, such as the "honeymoon house" with a treehouse and drawbridge.
From € 304; almdorf.com© Offered by Lonely Planet Special overnight stays: mountain views Whitepod Monthey Switzerland
Every year in May and December a strange group of domes appears for a few months on a mountain ridge that overlooks the Rhone Valley. The futuristic shape of the domes is apparently energy-saving and radically different from what is common in the Alps. The design of the bedrooms can be natural with birch trunks, or inspired by films such as the James Bond pistol run.
From € 351; whitepod.com© Offered by Lonely Planet Special overnight stays: mountain views The Highlands Ngorongoro, Tanzania
The Highlands is said to be the highest tented camp in the region and may have with the most original tents in Tanzania; a luxury variant of the dome tent. The eight canvas and plexiglass tents are high above the Olmoti crater and combine panoramic views with wonderful seclusion.
From € 515, including safaris; asiliaafrica.com
You can find all 70 special nights in the March issue of Lonely Planet magazine, which you can order here.
Photography: Jörg Pönisch, Orla Thomas, Micha Riechsteiner