This post was kindly sponsored by Whitepod Hotel, however as always all opinions are my own. I only ever recommend brands and places that I personally love!
If there is one thing that has been on my bucket list since we moved to Switzerland it has to be husky sledding. As you guys know, I visited some huskies late last year (which you can read about here) and sadly we were just a little bit early for the snow so we didn’t get a chance to try sledding.
So when I found out about Whitepod Hotel – a luxury eco hotel, in the middle of the snowy alps, with igloo-like glamping pods – I was just a little bit excited!
Snow Glamping in Winter Wonderland
Staying one night at Whitepod Hotel made for the perfect little weekend getaway. So of course we packed the essentials for a winter retreat – our snuggliest clothes, favourite board games, books, some Swiss chocolate and a bottle of wine. On the day we arrived we checked-in and had a yummy lunch at the Whitepod Restaurant, where they source local ingredients for their dishes, and then headed to our pod for a relaxing afternoon of nothingness by the fire.
Getting to the Husky Lodge
The easiest way to get to Whitepod Hotel is by car but public transport is also possible. The closest train station is Monthey, from Monthey you can take bus number 63 to the final stop Les Cerniers Restaurant, where you will find Whitepod Hotel. The bus ride is around 45 minutes. The drive from Zurich or Lucerne is around 2.5 hours.
What to Pack
Because the hotel is quite isolated – which makes it so peaceful – the only place to get food from is the hotel restaurant. There is also no fridge or kitchenette in the pods. We loved their menu and didn’t find it more expensive than any other Swiss restaurant. However if you want to save some money you could also bring your own lunch and snacks – as long as the food will be ok out of the fridge and easy to prepare without a kitchen. Breakfast and afternoon tea is included in the stay.
You will want to make sure you pack your warmest layers for exploring outside of your pod. You can find my helpful guide for layering for the cold weather here. We also found the pod a little bit cold, even with the fire going. So I would recommend some comfy warm clothes and socks or ugg boots for relaxing in your pod.
Our Magical Husky Sledding Ride
As well as relaxing in your pod, Whitepod Hotel also offers lots of activities during your stay. As soon as I found out they did husky sledding I knew that is what I wanted to do! We booked a private one hour husky sled for our second day and it has to be, without a doubt, one of the most magical experiences we’ve had during our time in Switzerland so far. It is expensive (at CHF395 for two people), but this price is pretty standard for husky sledding anywhere in the world, and I thought it was worth it. Our guide was also amazing, and you could see that he really loved all of his dogs and treated them so well. But enough talking, I think the pictures will do a much better job of showing you how magical our husky sledding was…
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These outfits are from my Winter Capsule Wardrobe, you can also shop these items and support Jayde Archives at the same time by using some of the affiliate links below:
- Madewell Whisper Cotton Long Sleeve (size up for a casual fit)
- Ruffle Shoulder Top (old, similar here ECO and here ECO )
- Everlane Oversize Fleece Hoodie* ECO
- Club Knit Julia Jumper ECO
- Puffer Coat (old, similar here ECO)
- Motula Intuitive Dress ECO
- Mom Jeans (old, similar here ECO)
- Madewell Roadtripper Jeans (old, similar hereECO)
- Sorel Tivoli Boots
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