Digital Detox in the Alps

Getaways for Nature Lovers and Romantics

Digital Detox is a getaway in which you separate yourself from electronic devices such as smartphones and computers. It’s a time to yank out the earbuds, detach from social media, and give your little laptop a rest.

Digital Detox is life unplugged. It's rebooting for the soul. It’s a time to nourish yourself—physically and spiritually. Take time to connect with the physical world and to enjoy the natural wonders that surround us.

Can you survive a week’s digital detox in an Alpine hut? No computer. No smartphone. No internet. Just birdsongs, wind-rustled trees, and an occasional mooing cow interrupt the silence.  

The Swiss Alps is the perfect place to let nature’s calming powers rejuvenate and center you. Here are a few idyllic spots to discover life beyond internet and email.

 

Weidhaus Yeti, Wengen

This romantic pastoral house combines the atmosphere of a cozy mountain hut with modern comforts and facilities. This traditional timber hut has a large garden with a brook, shade trees, and dazzling views to the Jungfrau Massif and down to the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The residential part was recreated in traditional wood construction and covered with shingles. Despite its idyllic location, this getaway chalet is easy to reach. It’s about 20 minutes from the Wengen train station by road.
     Elevation: 4347 feet above sea level
     Occupancy: Up to 2 people
     Facilities: electricity, kitchen with wood-burning stove, running hot and cold water, shower/toilet, wooden hot tub on sun terrace     

 

 

Huberhaus Bellwald

The historic Huberhaus sits in Bellwald in the wildly beautiful Goms Valley. The 500-year-old log hut has been carefully renovated. Old wooden benches, low ceilings, and a traditional soapstone oven are reminders of Alpine farm life in centuries past.
     Elevation: 5118 feet above sea level
     Occupancy: Up to 5 people
     Facilities: Kitchen with fridge-freezer, dishwasher, modern bathroom with shower and toilet

 

Chalet la Montagnette

High above Chateau-d'Oex, this charming little chalet affords breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. In summer, it's the perfect base for walks and in winter the ski trails are right on your doorstep.
     Elevation: 5085 feet above sea level
     Occupancy: Up to 4 people
     Facilities: Kitchen with oven and fridge. Bathroom with shower and toilet. Dorm room with bunk beds.