As we slowly circled up the mountains above Lake Geneva, I was once again reminded of how beautiful Switzerland is. We parked the car at the end of the road at a small parking lot that overlooked a wide valley. Below us in the distance laid Lake Geneva, in which the lights reflected of the villages that were spread out on the mountains around it. A short walk up the mountain we saw an open, snow covered meadow with 15 round, white pods. This was Whitepod.
We checked in at the reception next to the parking lot and the friendly receptionist gave us a map, headlamps, snowshoes, ski poles and spikes to attach to our shoes. Another staff member took our luggage in a snow scooter up the mountain and we started the walk to our pod. The ski poles turned out to be very handy, as were the spikes that provided the necessary grip.
It took about 15 minutes to reach our pod where the staff member with our luggage awaited us. You enter the pod simply by opening a zipper on the side, there are no doors. Once inside, the pod was much larger than I had expected from the outside. There’s an enormous window on one side of the pod, that provided a beautiful view over the outside deck and the entire valley beneath it. From the large bed, we could look up to the stars and feel like we were camping. Which we really weren’t: there were two comfortable chairs, a table and a large bathroom, sheepskin rugs and a wood burning iron stove. It doesn’t get much more romantic than this!
After we got settled in our pod, we walked back down the mountain in the dark for dinner in the restaurant near the reception, which was a truly amazing experience. The lights, ski poles and spikes made the walk down actually quite fun to do. We shared several Swiss fondue style dishes and fresh fish, all absolutely delightful and casually walked back to our pod after dinner. While we were having dinner, a staff member had kept the fire burning in the stove by adding fresh wood every hour or so. So we slept in a pod that was more than hot enough and started a new fire in the morning.
Breakfast was served in the so called pod-house, which is a chalet between the pods with a sauna, a bar and large comfortable lounge and relax chairs on the deck around it to take in the beautiful scenery. Since the pod house is just as isolated as the pods, I didn’t expect much from the breakfast but it was wonderful: a large assortment of fresh bread, croissants, cereal, fruit, eggs, coffee etc. Which is great, because the mountain air at 1400 meter (about 4200 feet) above sea level did make me a lot more hungry than usual.
While I took pictures around Whitepod, the boyfriend went skiing on the private Whitepod slopes. The staff supplied him with great, practically new ski gear and he was off. The operators of the ski lift simply asked him to let them know when he was done and to enjoy it as long as he felt like it. Since we were there on weekdays it was quiet and he had the entire mountain to himself. Now I had heard of private skiing lessons, but never of a private mountain!
All in all, Whitepod makes for a unique alpine experience. The view over the valley, the lake, the snow, the pod with the wood stove, it’s just unique. And I normally hate cold, snow and winter sports! The entire concept just works: it’s nature friendly without being overtly preachy, it’s just great that the use of energy is limited, water is sourced from the mountains and local ingredients are used for all meals.
I’d love to come back here when I have some time and enjoy more of the activities: we would love to go hiking through the forest, dog sledding or perhaps even paragliding. Whitepod, I’ll be back!
For more information about Whitepod, visit the website here
57 thoughts on “The Ultimate Glamping experience at Whitepod”
It looks amazing! So quiet and relaxing! Hope you enjoyed! x
wow this looks sooooo cool! i love the dome like “tents” this is definitely the type of camping I can get behind! lol
What an amazing place!
Love that photos dear,
Whoa! I didn’t even know these existed. So cool!
This looks amazing and cozy!
What an exclusive place! Beautiful pictures Merely! And I love your boots!!
All I can say is wow! Thanks for sharing such an amazing experience and place! 🙂
How cool is that!
These images are beautiful!
What an awesome stay! The interior of these pods are just beautiful. I have never heard of Whitepod before, so thanks for the heads up! Will definitely try to stay here! Looks like so much fun!
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wow! Your pictures look awesome! It must be a beautiful experience to sleep in such a beautiful pod and the interior looks very nice. I like wooden furniture very much and the breakfast looks so delicious. Whitepod is definitely unique!
Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us! I always love to read your posts :-*
Have a nice week and a happy Valentine’s weekend, Merel!
Look absolutely incredible! You captured such perfect photos!
Wow, so incredible!
Wow! That place looks amazing. Hope you had a lot of fun. The pictures are saying a lot. Have a great day ahead!
This is totally my idea of “camping”!! And I can’t even imagine how romantic it must be to look out at the snow from inside the pod!
WOW! This place looks so amazing! It is not like anything I have seen before! Thanks for sharing 🙂
This looks amazing! I have never seen anything like it but now I absolutely want to go see it for myself! I love the idea of glamping!
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wow, this is so cool! I would love to go here
Oh wow this really does look like the ultimate glamping trip! Such a beautiful place to visit.
Wooooow, now that’s what I call amazing! so cool!
This looks and sounds amazing. Your posts are always so on point. Love
I hope you have a lovely time in London xxx
How gorgeous!!! These pictures are absolutely breathtaking. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week.
Much love, Len
Wow this looks amazing Merel!
This is so breathtakingly beautiful and quiet! Fabuloussss pictures!
Wow, it must have been unbelievable beautiful!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
Stunning! Haven’t heard of the Whitepod, therefore gonna check out the website and learn more about this place! Thank you for sharing dear. Seeing new places we haven’t seen/heard before makes us really heappy 🙂
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lovely place and wonderful hotel room!
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Love this post, the photos are amazing! I love your blog:)
Wow, beautiful!! What a dreamy life and location!!
OMG!!!! This place is amazing!!!!
Gorgeous! It looks so pretty there!
This is absolutely amazing! See you will never catch me camping but you will see me glamping..this is most definitely going on my bucket list!
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Wow!! There is so much snow and the pod looks so cozy and well furnished. I love how fashionably warm you were dressed. I hop you had a lot of fun glamping!
These Pictures are great! I´m in love with this ♥
Love! Great post babe! x
This looks like something out of a storybook! I’ve always been a little skeptical of glamping, but your post has totally changed my mind!
I can’t even think of words to write for this post except, WOW! This is stunning and I obviously need to make my way to Switzerland!
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Your pictures are as always breathtaking! I love it xx
This place look so magical? It seems like this come out from a movie scene, so perfect. x
Your picture are so beautiful and this place is amazing! I need to go to Switzerland! Have a great wekend!
Merel, this place looks incredible! To be honest, I hate both camping and winter, but the idea of spending time in this beautifully-decorated and warm Whitepod somewhere in Switzerland sounds so romantic:)
Switzerland looks absolutely beautiful and your winter boots are so cute! Thanks for sharing!
this place is surreal! so amazing & lovely & the pics are beautiful. i so much envy you dear 🙂
Beautiful pictures !! Xx
How cool are these pods? It all looks like taken from a James Bond movie!
Oh wow, this place looks absolutely amazing! Gorgeous photos!
What a wonderful place…!
I do love the room!
Wow!! You look awesome darling!! Love your winter style!!I ❤ It looks like you really enjoyed yourself! xxx
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So incredibly beautiful pictures! Love the whole scenery! The landscape makes me want to go on a trip in the mountains so badly!