Chalet Il Gufo / Cervinia
The ski in/ski out Chalet Il Gufo in Cervinia captivates with its unique location and its breathtaking views of the iconic Matterhorn. It is a rare gem in the Dolomites with direct access to the slopes and within walking distance to the village. An outstanding ski holiday chalet in the mountains, summer and winter the perfect place to unwind with the family or friends. Spread over 4 floors, the luxury chalet sleeps 14 guests in 3 luxury double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms and a double bedroom with bunk beds. A lift connects all floors. You enter the chalet through a private tunnel under the ski slope and directly step into the open-plan living room with access to a covered balcony. Double height windows flood the room with light and offer a unique view of the Matterhorn (Monte Cervino) and the landscape.
Light and dark wood in white and grey and the contemporary, elegant furnishings reflect pure luxury and convey the feeling of being in a special place. Comfortable furniture made of fine Italian fabrics, invite to sit down with friends or family, socialise, enjoy the fire in the wood burning fireplace and simply relax. A large artisan wooden dining table with stylish lamps offers space for 14 guests for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy an aperitif or cocktail at the well-stocked bar in the second living area in the mezzanine with TV and board games, whilst the private chef is preparing the dinner. The fully equipped kitchen is the refuge of the chefs, who will spoil you with delicacies during your skiing holiday.
The six bedrooms are located on the first and second floors of Chalet Il Gufo. Modern luxury suites have been designed with great attention to detail. The master bedroom on the top floor, with a shared and private balcony, offers a fantastic view of the Matterhorn. Another bedroom on the same floor has 4 bunk beds and a double bed, as well as a climbing wall and a ladder leading to a cosy secret den. 4 en-suite bedrooms are located on the first floor. Some bedrooms offer views of the ski piste and some have views of the forest and stream next to the chalet.
Il Gufo has an impressive wellness area with a 10-metre swimming pool, fitness room and steam bath, large windows boast great views of the breathtaking mountain scenery. Perfect for relaxing after a day on the slopes, swimming a few laps or loosening tired muscles in the steam room. Sip a glass of champagne under the stars in the outdoor hot tub, set amidst the snow in the garden, with great scenery and a fire pit on the terrace. A selection of balls for all kinds of water games are available to guests. On the same level is a gym for those who don't want to miss out on their usual strength training on ski holiday.
For further entertainment for young and old, a games room with super comfy sofas for extended movie evenings as well as pool billiard, snooker, table tennis and table football is located in the basement. There is also a large ski room with boot warmers and a laundry room. A garage offers space for 1 car and there are also 2 outside parking spaces.
Let yourself be enchanted by this unique ski chalet in an exceptional location.
1 Master double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks and separate shower, private plus shared balcony, Matterhorn views (Plateau Rosà bedroom)
1 Bunk bedroom (2 bunk beds, sleeps 4) with climbing wall, secret den, en-suite shower room and separate WC, shared balcony (Cielo Alto bedroom)
1 Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower (Ventina bedroom)
1 Double bedroom with en-suite shower room (Theodulo bedroom)
2 Double/Twin bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms (Bontadini & Cime Bianche bedrooms)
Please note: Prices are based on exclusive use of the chalet for up to 14 guests and includes full gourmet catering and a selection of complimentary drinks.
Sleeps 12 + 2
Ski in/Ski out
6 Bedrooms en-suite
Open-plan living and dining area
Fully equipped kitchen
2 Bar areas
Indoor heated swimming pool (10m)
Outdoor Jacuzzi (for 8 persons)
Gym room (Treadmill & Pilates)
TV/Cinema & Games room
Pool table, table tennis & table football
Monte Cervino (Matterhorn) views
Terrace with firepit
Ski room with boot warmers
Private tunnel (running underneath the piste) access
Garage parking for 1 car
Outdoor parking for 2 cars
Prices & Service
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Exclusive use of the chalet and its facilities
7 Nights luxury accommodation on your chosen dates
Pre-arrival and in-resort concierge service
Chalet staff including chalet manager, chef, and housekeepers
Daily breakfast (cooked and continental options)
Daily afternoon tea with cakes
Gourmet dinner service (on 6 nights)
Selection of soft and alcoholic drinks
Bed linen & towels
Bathrobes & slippers
End of stay cleaning
Additional service (extra charges apply)
Airport transfers (to/from resort)
Lift passes and lift pass delivery
Ski equipment hire
Private ski lessons, mountain guides
Please enquire about any other specific service requests.
This service is based on a week-long stay and services may be tailored to your exact requirements during the booking process. Exact services included with each booking will be listed on the Booking Confirmation.
Ski in/Ski out. Privileged position. Overlooking the town from the mountain. Main ski lifts 3 min. walk. Cervinia centre 10 min. walk. Chalet Il Gufo is accessible via its private tunnel under the ski piste accessed by a private gated road
Distances to airports
Turin (TRN) - 120km
Milan (MXP) - 190km
Geneva (GVA) - 190km
Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the high-altitude Breuil-Cervinia with its beautiful luxury ski chalets. The ski resort Cervinia sits on the Italian side of the border across from Zermatt. Previous Cervinia was known as Breuil, now well-known as Breuil-Cervinia. It lies at the end of a long valley off the Aosta Valley and is a modern ski resort with contrasting architecture. It is only about 1.5 hours from Turin airport and is one of the best-known winter and summer holiday resorts in the Alps. The panoramic views from the Plateau Rosà at 3480 m, the Piccolo Cervino (Little Cervino) and the Cervino massif are unique, everything resembles a perfect pyramid. Discover 365km of piste.
LUXURY SKI HOLIDAYS IN BREUIL-CERVINIA
Beside the impressive mountain scenery and the endless possibilities for ski enthusiasts, the entire area in the Aosta Valley offers many lakes, torrents and watercourses. Ideal for holidaymakers in spring and summer, "breuil" means "land of many waters". The historic village is built around a single pedestrian main street with numerous restaurants, shops and an interesting après-ski scene. The Cervinia Museum displays an impressive collection of historical artefacts and mountaineering equipment.
Italian flair, good food and wine, a great ski area, a long alpine history and culture are all good reasons to spend a holiday in Breuil-Cervinia.
SKIING IN BREUIL-CERVINIA
It is linked to Valtournenche and Zermatt in Switzerland with the large ski area of the Matterhorn Ski Paradise covering 365km of piste. Part of the Matterhorn ski paradise (the Italian-Swiss ski area that links Valtournenche, Breuil-Cervinia and Zermatt) can be found on the Plateau Rosa glacier. 217 kilometres of pistes and numerous lifts, including a cable car that runs almost to the summit of Piccolo Cervino - skiing with unlimited possibilities. Cervinia offers a fantastic terrain for beginners, intermediate skiers and snowboarders with blue and light red runs. Due to the regions high altitude best snow conditions are always guaranteed. With its high elevation between 2,050m and 3,480m, Cervinia combined with Zermatt, has the largest on piste summer glacier skiing in the world. Discover the whole area with only one lift pass. Those looking for adventure can try heliskiing and show off their skills outside the authorised pistes. Cross-country skiing is also very popular. The ski season is very long, from November to May. Summer skiing is possible from June to September.
Restaurants & Bars
The art of cooking at La Chandelle restaurant is just as diverse as the Cervinia ski area on the southern face of the Matterhorn. The cuisine emphasises the refined delicacies of northern Italy, specifically Piedmont and Aosta Valley. The spacious restaurant, where meat is cooked on an impressive charcoal grill in the evening, is furnished in a classic, elegant style. In addition to a selection of more traditional favourites, the impressive restaurant also features surprisingly innovative, no-frills creations. While the particularly interesting wine list with a selection of 1,000 wines and homemade grappa is a sight to behold, the food is a delight. La Chandelle is a restaurant full of charm, with large windows overlooking larch forests and the omnipresent, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn always in sight. Nothing less than excellence in this magical setting with the closest ski lift Cretaz just a scenic 10 minute walk away.
Luge restaurant specialises in the aromas and recipes of the Aosta Valley. The rustic restaurant, around 3 kilometers from Breuil-Cervinia and the famed ski area, is located in a calm valley with magnificent panoramic views over the ski resort and is popular with winter sports enthusiasts and locals alike. There is something for every taste on the menu. It starts with the four best-known products of Italy's smallest region, two types of cheese and two types of ham, continues with hearty soups, risotto, polenta Concia, renowned fondues of Valle d'Aosta, all kinds of game and finally - thanks to the young chefs creativity - imaginative seafood. It goes without saying that the sweet treats naturally include Mont Blanc, a chestnut-based dessert. These exceptional delights, accompanied by an excellent wine list, and unrivalled views of the Matterhorn make a visit to restaurant Luge a memorable experience for all the senses.
Wood, just 500 metres from the Cervino Ski Paradise cable car station, is a most remarkable restaurant. Situated at 2,000 metres altitude in the centre of Breuil-Cervinia, the restaurant is mainly clad in wood - partly due to its location, but also as a nod to the origins of the chef, who is originally from Lapland. The restaurant's warm atmosphere is flanked by a fine wine cellar and a cuisine with clear Nordic references. Despite her admiration for Italian cuisine, the female chef presents a surprising but highly successful mix of Scandinavian traditions, Italian flavours and exotic Asian influences. The menu includes reindeer, pasta with venison cheek filling, ravioli with smoked perch, blue lobster soup, elk on hazelnut butter, eel and polenta in peaceful coexistence with the classic Italian dessert pannacotta. With such an extraordinarily eclectic range of dishes, it is hardly surprising that restaurant Wood recently was honored with a Michelin star. An outstanding culinary experience!
There are 57 mountain huts in the entire ski area of Zermatt, Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche, with marvellous large sun terraces to stop off at. Linger and enjoy the fantastic mountain scenery and the mostly typical Italian cuisine before returning to the slopes. Those who looking for fine dining at lunchtime, some hot spots are on the Zermatt side.
Après ski: La Champagnerie du Cervin with a large selection of champagne, wine, cocktails and snacks. Après Ski Bar serves cocktails, live DJs, ski movies are shown on a large screen and live gigs take place. Umbrella Bar is a hotspot for both locals and tourists with live music once per week. Ski direct into Lino’s Bar, a family run place with stunning views of the Matterhorn and live music on Sundays.
BREUIL-CERVINIA SKI RESORT INFO
Altitude: 2,050m | Vertical Drop: 1,524-3,480m | Highest Lift: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise 3,883m | Pistes: 150km local, 365km incl. Zermatt | Blue: 31% | Red: 58% | Black: 11% | Longest Run: 22km | Cross-Country: 3km | Snow Parks: 1
THINGS TO DO
In winter: Snowshoeing, Husky sledding, Helicoper tours, tobogganing, paragliding, ice kart or ice skating on the natural ice rink. Ice Climbing and Heli-skiing. Visit the Indianpark - a park for freestyle skiing and snowboarding. In Valtournenche is the Wild West Park for ski cross and freestyle.
In summer: Glacier skiing, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, paragliding, golf, tennis, open air concerts.