St. Moritz Travel Journal - URBANETTE: Lifestyle Magazine & Blog

#HilaryRowland

St. Moritz Travel Journal

Relaxation, pampering, and adventure merge in Switzerland’s uber-expensive winter playland.

By 

Our Outdoor Adventure with Urs

I wish I could hug whoever came up with the idea for The Carlton St. Moritz to have an “outdoor butler”. Mr. Urs Wiederkehr is a true outback man and a traditional gentleman rolled into one. He can hold his own in the diamond-encrusted crowd and yet he spent four years of his life living in a little mountaintop cabin 100 meters above the nearest road (yes, that means he had to hike to get to and from it!) #amaaazing! #gladyoutrieditsoIdon’thaveto

Urs spent a day with us hiking through the mountains past several sparkling lakes and uber-charming mountain villages, all the while telling us about the local bird and animal species and the history of St. Moritz (he has, after all, lived in St. Moritz for over 30 years). Lucky for us, he brought a backpack full of gear I didn’t realize I needed but was super glad to have. The hike was just tough enough to keep me from getting bored, but not so tough that I got vertigo. It was an experience I’ll never forget.

St. Moritz Travel Journal

Me, on a frozen mountaintop lake we visited with Urs

St. Moritz Travel Journal

Part of our hike took us alongside this lake…

St. Moritz Travel Journal

Mike and Urs, walking ahead

St. Moritz Travel Journal

The one and only signpost we passed

St. Moritz Travel Journal

Urs and I, in a mountaintop village

St. Moritz Travel Journal

Taking a lunch break with my hubby (and Urs) in a tiny mountaintop village

St. Moritz Travel Journal

The adorable menu display outside the restaurant

St. Moritz Travel Journal

Where we ate… so cozy and traditionally Swiss!

St. Moritz Travel Journal

The proud proprietor at the mountaintop lunch spot we stopped in

St. Moritz Travel Journal

The menu… very traditional, but she managed to make us a vegan meal anyway

Pages: 1 2 3 4

A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 44 Comments

  1. Francis Vest

    Love the photos in your travel articles.

  2. How’s the weather at St. Moritz?! ❄ ☔ 🌞

  3. Sharon Payson

    That hotel looks absolutely breathtaking! 😅

  4. Andrea Jones

    “Seeing is believing,” I’m definitely booking a trip to St. Moritz! Great write-up

  5. Zoraida Martin

    Stunning scenery!!! 📷 🎥

  6. Jossen Row

    So far, this is the most beautiful travel article I’ve seen about St. Moritz.

  7. Rosalia Russell

    I heard that Morterastch Glacier in St Moritz is good for hiking

  8. Karen Abeyta

    I’m looking at booking The Carlton — the rates are pricey, is there a time of year when it’s not quite as expensive?

  9. Words can fall short describing the excitement I’m feeling right now!

  10. Jodi Thil

    Spectacular travel photos!!! 😍

Load 10 more comments

Join in the Conversation! Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *