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Winter wonderland

A luxurious ski-in ski-out lodge located in the middle of the Alps paired with welcoming service and delicious food is a unique experience and the perfect weekend getaway for just the two of you.

Living on the Côte d’Azur is the best of both worlds, allowing you to spend the summer months on the sandy beaches and the winter months in the mountains.

Last weekend for Valentine ’s Day, we headed up to Limonetto (just a 2-hour drive from Cannes) and with the snow beginning to fall as we entered Italy, we knew the weekend was going to be a winter wonderland.

Upon arrival, Walter (owner of Arrucador Boutique Lodge) came to collect us on the ski-doo and we very excitedly threw our bags on the back and zoomed up the mountain, arriving at the quaint yet modern lodge in the middle of the slopes. We were entirely surrounded by snow and the atmosphere was isolated, but in the best way.

The bedrooms are cosy and comfortable, with an idyllic view of the snowy majestic slopes. Once unpacked and relaxed, we were taken to the private steam and spa room where we would unwind after a long day of snowboarding, allowing our bodies to recover for the evenings’ events.

Warm and happy, we headed down to the dining room where there were five tables set for every couple (the lodge only has five rooms). Walter not only manages the lodge, but is also the chef – a man of many trades – and handles everything from the exquisite table decorations according to the theme of the night (hearts and cherubs) to the delicious and scrumptious four course meal. The vast selection of Italian and French wine was then completed with a Limoncello nightcap. A perfect evening for any taste.

During the day you have the opportunity to be first on the piste and make fresh tracks, and with the choice of three different ski resorts Limonetto, Limone and Limone 1400, there is something for everyone whether you are a beginner and prefer the blue runs or you are a keen skier/snowboarder and want to head off into the unknown of beautiful off-piste runs.

If you are ever looking for a romantic weekend getaway, Arrucador Boutique Lodge is the perfect location. To find out more, click here.

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