Epic Europe


Sils Maria - St. Moritz

For 5 generations, the Waldhaus-Sils has been run by the same family - a classic historic 5-star, lost in time. Preserving unique traditions, the hotel prides itself on offering old-fashioned, discreet, and very personal attention to all guests. Located 7 km from St Moritz on the lake, in the little village of Sils-Maria, the hotel’s main goal is to enhance the old traditions, and has been awarded Swiss “Historic Hotel of the Year”. With the wealth of activities right out the door, the Waldhaus Sils is the perfect alternative to the bustle of St Moritz.


In this old and complex hotel, no two rooms are exactly alike; within the nine room categories, there are many combinations of suites and rooms: new rooms and old ones (some even with the restored furnishings of 1908), rooms with balcony or without, with parquet floors or not, with a bathtub or a shower or both, and so forth. Let Epic Europe know your preferred configuration and style, and we will recommend the best room for you.


The Waldhaus prides itself on being child friendly; parents can leave their children (age 3 to 12) in the expert and loving care of Anita Bryner and her helpers. Anita’s program also includes excursions, children’s parties, cooking by and for children and much more.


SPA & WELLNESS: The Waldhaus wellness area includes modern facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness area, and offers full range of beauty and massage treatments. However, the house wellness focus is more traditional; the best therapy is the fresh air of the mountains at the doorstep of this unique historic hotel.


FOOD & DRINK: The Waldhaus takes half-board very seriously, convinced that the festive and relaxed ritual of dining “together, if separately” in the elegant, high-ceilinged restaurants is an essential part of experiencing this historic hotel. Of course, you can always choose to for-go the half-pension and dine à la carte or at any one of the renowned restaurants in St. Moritz.


Chef Kurt Röösli and his team devote much time and care to the varied and sophisticated daily menus, which range from traditional to modern, from simple to elaborate, and always include vegetarian choices.


LOCATION: Sils-Maria is an idyllic alpine village located 7km from St Moritz; the local Sils chairlift connects to the Corvatch resort. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating and sledding are possible just steps from the door of the Waldhaus.



  • Swiss Historic Hotel of the Year: 2005
  • Daily Cultural Program includes excursions, classical music concerts, and visits from acclaimed artists & authors
  • Chef’s Table: Dinner in the hotel kitchen, preceded by a cellar visit to select the wines. Chef Kurt Röösli serves sophisticated daily menus, which range from traditional to modern
  • Idyllically situated between the forest and lakes: the Waldhaus is a magical and romantic place, perfect for celebrations with family and friends or other special occasion
  • The Waldhaus resident hiking guide organizes and leads daily mountain walks in small groups Mon. through Fri., free of charge
  • Groomed sledding run in the forest behind the hotel
  • Little Guests: Day care & kids club everyday 9 a.m. to 12 and 2 to 6 p.m., free of charge
Waldhaus Sils 5*


Destination: st-moritz
Experience options in: St-Moritz


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
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  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA


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