Funky ski interiors of the Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with nordic style, Switzerland

The Pastoral Villa

You couldn't get more stylishly lovely than this little gem of grown-up design, everything chimes with creativity, decorated in a style you want to take home with you

Intro

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.

Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with luxury nordic style, Switzerland

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. 

Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with nordic style, Switzerland

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.

Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with luxury nordic style, Switzerland

A confident cohesive palette lends an air of natural boutqiue maturity, whereby the mood is decidedly relaxed, chilled and deliciously whimsical.

Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with luxury nordic style, Switzerland

This is Brücke 49 Guesthouse, the little hotel-like residence of style in Vals. 

LOCATION

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. 

ROOMS

Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with nordic style, Switzerland
Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with nordic style, Switzerland
Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with nordic style, Switzerland
Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse, traditional house, villa, style, Switzerland
As fresh as the mountain air - breakfast is done with the same vigour and attention to detail as the rest of the house - deliciously tasty without trying too hard.

FOODIE

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.  

Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with nordic style, Switzerland

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. 

owner

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.  

Ruth Kramer, designer of Brücke 49 Vals - a small design guesthouse with nordic style, Switzerland

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