Just Back: June Fam Trip to Park Gstaad


Written by Brunilda DeJesús

I recently had the chance to escort a few key advisors to Switzerland for a special stay at the Park Gstaad, a chalet-style luxury boutique hotel. As expected, from the moment we walked in, we were welcomed by friendly staff and immersed in a world of top-notch service and luxury. Park Gstaad hotel stands as a true testament to well-appointed living in the heart of the Swiss Alps, and its exquisite rooms are no exception. Each room projects an ambiance of elegance, sophistication, and utmost comfort.

The rooms at Park Gstaad are thoughtfully designed with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring a seamless blend of contemporary style and alpine charm. Stepping into my room, I was greeted by spacious interiors decorated with plush furnishings and warm, earthy tones that complement the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking views of the majestic mountains or the picturesque town of Gstaad, and grandeur of the Swiss Alps from the comfort of what felt like my private sanctuary.

While I could have easily curled up in my room with a good book, some delicious local cheese, and a bottle of bubbly, Gstaad was waiting to share her charm and a few excursions offered a perfect opportunity to explore. Because the Park Gstaad hotel is the closest to town, it offered us a perfect opportunity to enjoy an afternoon out to visit the charming town. While small, Gstaad exudes a captivating mix of elegance and alpine beauty. Its quaint streets are lined with upscale boutiques, art galleries, and gourmet restaurants, offering a taste of sophistication amidst the stunning natural landscapes.

The following morning, it was time for a little excitement, and we ventured out for a visit to Glacier 3000. This thrilling adventure not to be missed. Just a short drive from Gstaad, this glacier wonderland offers year-round excitement with its snow-capped peaks and breathtaking vistas. Whether you’re walking the suspension bridge to take in the spectacular views, skiing, or taking a panoramic cable car ride, the experience will leave you in awe of Switzerland’s majestic alpine terrain. We took advantage of the day by walking the bridge, taking a few steps on the glacier, and getting a rush of adrenaline on the world’s highest roller coaster (it only goes a maximum of 40MPH so nothing too scary here). Afterwards, we laughed over a fondue and raclette mountainside lunch. Amazing experience!

Our trip could not be complete without a visit to Molkerei Grotto. Nestled in the heart of Gstaad, this traditional Swiss cheese dairy had us savoring a variety of locally produced cheeses. I would recommend wearing something you don’t plan to wear again and simply enjoy each bite of authentic flavors while learning about the art of cheese-making and the region’s culinary heritage. Truly, happy cows produce amazing cheese!

While we did not have the time to experience the hotel’s Bike Concierge, it is important to mention at Park Gstaad it is more than just a service; it’s a passion for embracing the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps and fostering a love for cycling among guests. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a novice looking to explore the world on two wheels, this exceptional service will elevate your stay to new heights and leave you with unforgettable memories of your biking adventures in Gstaad. So, if you have clients who have a passion for cycling, Park Gstaad is one of only a few hotels recognized by the Switzerland Tourism office as one offering exceptional options to create an unforgettable journey through the Swiss Alps by bike.

Thank you, Park Gstaad, for providing exceptional service and showcasing the charm of Gstaad town, the breathtaking Glacier 3000, and the delightful cheese tasting at Molkerei Grotto. I loved every moment and can not wait to go back!