Stunningly simple Alpine styling injected with Nordic design sets the style tone within this small luxury guesthouse of creativity in Grisons. A former Villa of French influence, Brücke 49 is a quietly unassuming design residence right at the heart of the infamous Swiss ski resort of Vals.
The creative scene flock to stay at this place when in Vals for both ski and summer vacations – a design guesthouse ideal as a complete let or with a group of cool friends, Brücke 49 has been handcrafted to create a private home-hotel of utter style and is the result of a true labour of love.
The owners, Ruth Kramer & Thomas Schacht, both of creative heritage, have fused Nordic desgin with nourishing shades of nature and an easy palette of the pastoral. This is a boutique guesthouse darted with pockets of creative charisma and designer furnishings from the likes of Danish Finn Juhl, with fabrics from Kvadrat.
A confident cohesive palette lends an air of natural boutique maturity, whereby the mood is decidedly relaxed, chilled and deliciously whimsical.
This is Brücke 49 Guesthouse, the little hotel-like residence of style in Vals.
Set around a kitchen table, the "Breakfast Club" meet to enjoy the first meal of the day in communal art - the concept being that everything should as fresh as a daisy, sourced from the village and mountains and have the taste the Alps - box ticked in every sense.
Being an "open-house concept, you can help yourself to afternoon cakes, a coffee, a glass of wine. Dinner reservations at the owners' favourite restaurants are easily sorted, as is bringing in a chef to cater when you book the whole house with friends and family.
Ruth Kramer is well known in the world of textiles & fashion and has recently turned her creative talents to interior design.
Together with branding guru & fellow creative, Thomas, they have re-invented the ethos of easy comfort and designer style.
Ruth has bridged localness with Scandinavian aesthetics and the Brücke 49 is testament to her ability to create a chilled hideaway with designer vibe.
Ruth gets wonderfully enthusiastic about materials and their usage as a way to narrate the history of a space and takes the familiar into lovely untold territory.
As natural hosts, the pair enthuse a passion for the good life, crafted quality and tactile story-telling with local soul.
Brücke 49 sits on the banks of the river at the Valser Rhein Bridge, close to the village square of Vals and overlooking the pitched rooftops and bell tower of the village church. An easy way up to the famous Therme Vals designed by Peter Zumthor.
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