Baita 1697

by Anthony Lopez-Vito
Pragelato (Milky Way)
Piedmont Italy

Welcome to Baita1697, a beautiful 17th century Piedmontese farmhouse, exquisitely renovated by its owner, luxury interior designer Lucie McCullough. Property so beautiful it was featured in the best international interior design magazine - Architectural Digest (AD).

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 18 guests

Best for: Family, friends. Winter and summer sports.

From: €29500week


  • Pool
  • Ski room
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Ironing
  • Hairdryer

The Property

Welcome to Baita1697, a beautiful 17th century Piedmontese farmhouse, exquisitely renovated by its owner, luxury interior designer Lucie McCullough. Property so beautiful it was featured in the best international interior design magazine - Architectural Digest (AD).


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A great chalet for large families and group of friends just 3 minutes walk from the cable car. Perfect location for both summer and winter sports.

Furnishings meet and exceed luxurious standard, with custom-made Egyptian cotton bed sheets in each bedroom and bathrooms offering top range fittings, underfloor heatings and stylist hairdryers.

The extremely spacious living area is the heart of the house offering a wood-burning open fire and WiFi & iPod docking stations throughout. The media room, convertible to a double bedroom if required, welcomes to enjoy a movie from its international film/music library by open fireplace.

The chalet offers fully furnished 5 bedrooms en-suite, a separate kids dorm that sleeps 6 kids plus a media room with a double bed for a maximum occupancy is 12 adults and 6 children (Kids bedroom for 6 little guests).

After a day on the slops or hiking, head to the roof terrace to enjoy stunning mountain views and a dip in the 8-person wooden hot tub.

Bedrooms Configuration

Sleeps 12 adults and 6 kids in 5 master en-suites, a media room with a double bed and a kids’ dorm which sleeps 6.

Facilities and Services

9-seater Mercedes mini-van, available for airport transfers and on hand local trips.
Full range of Concierge services including ski rental & English-speaking ski instructor (offering kids pick-up service) within 2 minutes walk, private chef, daily breakfast (upon request), transfers and taxi service, housekeeping, pre-stoking of fridge.
The fridge can be stocked with a range of local delicacies and also the usual staples.
The food menu for the season will be constructed around locally-sourced ingredients to the maximum extent possible, supplemented with organic produce where necessary. Extensive house wine list including a selection of natural wines, either organic or biodynamic .

Pool and Spa

Wooden outdoor hot tub for 8 people on roof terrace.

Special Touches

Drying room with floor heating for ski gear, 8 seater wooden hot tub

Good to Know

The lodge is located near the village of Sestriere which needs no introduction for ski lovers. It's a part of Milky Way, made famous by hosting 2006 Winter Olympics. Not to fret though - skiers of all levels are welcome here! The chalet is within 3 minutes walk to the cable car.




Nearest airports:
Turin - 90 km
Milan Linate - 253km
Milan Malpensa - 231km

How to get there

Situated in the heart of an old hamlet at the top of 1600m, all facilities are conveniently at reach in Sestriere (2365m).
200metres from the house starts a cross-country track that goes across the Val Troncea National Parc. Olympics cross-country skiing course is as well only 2 minutes walk from the front door.
A complete list of winter activities near the chalet is available for non-skiers/instead of downhill skiing. They include snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, dog-sledding, ice-karting and ice-skating, among others. Bookings can be arranged for any of these activities.
A chairlift, located 200m from chalet, takes you up to 50km of beautiful and very sparsely populated downhill slopes, above the village. For more varied skiing, take the cable car (100m from the house) to Milky Way - 400km of slopes, which accommodate all levels of skiing, rise as high as 3280m include two Olympic downhill runs, 42 black runs, 118 red runs, 54 blue runs and 7 green runs.

In the summer, the valley of the lodge, becomes the centre of outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, tennis and golf.

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Additional Information

Rates Table

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2024/25 PeriodRates per Week (12 adults + 6 kids) - Fully catered basis
Summer 2024From €29000
14 to 21 December 2024€18000
21 to 28 December 2024€40000
28 Dec - 4 Jan 2025€49000
4 to 11 Jan €29000
11 to 18 Jan€24900
18 to 25 Jan€24900
25 Jan to 1 Feb€29500
1 to 8 Feb€31000
8 to 15 feb€31000
15 to 22 Feb€39500
22 Feb to 1 Mar€31000
1 to 8 Mar€28000

Booking Conditions

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Children under 6, either sleeping in parents’ room or in games room/kids’ dorm, no additional cost.
Children between the ages of 7 and 17, a supplement of EUR700 per week is required.
Additional Guests 18 years and older, a supplement of EUR1,400 per week (max adult occupancy is 12).

The FC formula includes a continental breakfast, afternoon tea and 4 course dinner, wines, beers, award-winning local beer, local digestives, spirits and mixers.
For the FC basis menus combine both local specialities and some interesting dishes from further afield approved by the Chalet's Chef. Only premium and organic ingredients are used.
Kids menu available.
Extensive wine list.
Please ask for a copy of the menu and wine list.


A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure a booking. The balance, together with any security deposit, will be requested 60 days prior to your check-in.

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Rates may vary without prior notice.

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