Greetings from Georgia! 🙂
Skiers whooshing past this picturesque ski resort may want to slow down to take in its stunning beauty. Located in the Caucasus mountain range in Gudauri, Georgia, The Quadrum Ski and Yoga Resort is almost entirely made out of repurposed shipping containers and tucked into the terrain with steel supports that reduce its environmental impact.
The shipping container resort offers guests a tranquil space to both relax and explore the amazing landscape. Built into the mountainside using a pyramid-like scheme, the containers were structured to cascade down the terrain, supported by steel posts in order to leave minimal impact on the environment. The resort has five levels, with the reception and dining area on the first floor and the guest rooms topped on one another.
The guest rooms are made up of individual containers clad in wood paneling, each with a glazed wall that leads out to an open-air deck to enjoy the stunning views. The resort offers single rooms as well as larger family and deluxe suites.
In addition to many skiing trails found in the area, the resort also offers yoga classes and other healthy activities such as swimming. Of course, for those who’d just like to sit back and relax after a day of whizzing through the mountains, there’s also a toasty sauna.
To me this seems like something straight out of a James Bond movie! When I tried to look for prices it was very evident on all the major hotel booking sites that you had to select dates that weren’t already booked and/or call the retreat to get an exact price. But I did see in some forums that it was around $91USD a night. Not bad for all of the fabulous amenities they seem to offer!
So what do you think? Would you stay here? 🙂
Information Source: Inhabitat
Photo Source: Quadrum Ski and Yoga Resort