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A Majestic Alpine Resort Overlooking Lake Lucerne

Planes, Funiculars and Extremely Fast Catamarans

By Sarah Freeman ·
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First you'll get dropped off by a high-speed Catamaran.

Right before you hop on a mountain-scaling funicular.

Trust us, every step will be worth it once you're staring at Lake Lucerne from your bathtub.

Welcome to Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, a glamorous new mountainside hideaway in a resort town beloved by Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn, now open in Switzerland.

The views will take your breath away when you enter the lobby to see massive windows looking onto the encircling mountains and pristine lake below. Or maybe it's just the elevation. 

Regardless, there's a fireplace waiting in your suite. And a double bathtub with insane views of those rolling hills and still waters. So no need to loiter.

When you're not bathing, it's safe to say there are plenty of other things to keep you occupied. Sure, beautiful hiking and skiing and lake-stuff during the day. But come night, you'll find a cigar lounge and Lakeside Bar & Lounge for pre-gaming, prior to the red curry with barbecue duck you'll order at pan-Asian Spices Kitchen & Terrace to accompany prized wines summoned from the cellar. 

Then come next month, a grandiose spa with three swimming pools will suddenly be at your disposal.

 Until then, the bath should do.

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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