Grand Hotel Kronenhof, which dates back to 1848, will have one season rather than the traditional two (summer and winter) for the first time in its history. When the property re-opens on the 23rd of June, it will remain open until early April 2023, allowing visitors to enjoy the Engadine Autumn in all its glory from October through to December.
October and November are magical months in the Engadine, as the stunning golden larches provide a colourful foil to the white of the freshly snow-capped peaks. With early season skiing at Diavolezza starting from late October/early November, it will be possible to ski on Grand Hotel Kronenhof’s “home slope”, just a 10-minute transfer away in the morning. And then hike through the surrounding area or simply relax in the extensive Kronenhof Spa after lingering over lunch.
The walks in the Swiss National Park are just over a half drive from the hotel and are particularly breathtaking. They are part of the worldwide UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to stunning panoramas with regular sightings of ibexes, chamois, marmots, bearded vultures and golden eagles, among other fauna.
If you enjoy staying closer to home, the routes that pass through the heavily-wooded valley, beside lakes with their unique character or along the mountain ridges with a bird’s eye view of the Engadine are well worth walking. Especially at this time of year, when visitor numbers are down.
After the busy summer season, Autumn is also a good time to reset and recharge the batteries ahead of winter. The Kronenhof Spa has an indoor swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, multiple saunas and steam rooms, a Kneipp path and a relaxation room with water beds on which to dream while gazing at the flickering flames of the fire or the majestic mountains. The Spa provides a perfect space to completely switch off and re-balance before the nights draw in.
To add to the attraction of the region during the Autumn and to celebrate the launch of “one season”, Grand Hotel Kronenhof is offering some special reduced rates. From the 23rd of October to the 6th of December, a special dinner bed and breakfast rate of CHF395 is valid for two people sharing a double room, only bookable on the hotel’s website. This represents close to a 20% discount on summer room rates and a 30% discount on winter room rates.
To make a booking and for more information about the hotel and the facilities, it offers, please visit www.kronenhof.com.
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