We pride ourselves on our selection of inns and believe that matching great hikes with great accommodations provides the most pleasurable way to experience all the Alps have to offer. We carefully choose each of our inns with an eye towards providing the most authentic surroundings; many are truly exceptional, and we are not shy about splurging when we find the perfect inn with the right mix of charm, comfort and superb cuisine. We still enjoy many of the smaller simpler inns typical of days gone by and strive to find the perfect balance among simplicity and comfort, charm and amenity.

From cozy, wood-paneled chalets with fluffy down comforters, to grand old world hotels perfecting the art of hospitality and offering fresh market cuisine and regional wines, to converted patrician homes, we seek the inns that exemplify the character of each village and the charm of days gone by. In smaller villages and on treks that require that we stay up high for one or two nights, we stay in simple hiker’s hostelries and alpine refuges; each is considered in tandem with the hiking itinerary for your overall enjoyment. Each trip is different, and if superb accommodations are a high priority for you, let us know and we will help you select those trips with the finest properties and highest levels of comfort.

Inn in the European Alps
Wine and cheese in the Alps
Restaurant table
European Meat

Hear It From Our Guests

Hotels were excellent. We signed up for a comfort level of 4 out of 4 and were more than pleased with the accommodations that were reserved for us. The hikes were very scenic, more beautiful than we could have imagined. We quickly realized that working with Ryder-Walker made the trip so easy. There is no way we could have found all the right hotels and planned out a related series of hikes by ourselves. We are very happy we chose Ryder-Walker.- John C.
To say the least, we had an absolutely wonderful, spectacular, and enjoyable time from top to bottom. All the hikes were really excellent. The accommodations were also top rate and the whole program exceeded our expectations. - Douglas O.
The accommodations were charming for sure! I could have stayed for a week!- Trisha L.
Amazing! Our Corvara hotel was the best. The hotel was amazing but the staff was unbelievable. So accommodating, treated us like kings/queens, and had a great sense of humor!- A Happy Client
Excellent accommodations and coordination of the trip. A wide variety of options. Everything well organized. I have no other adventure companies to compare Ryder-Walker to, but I have no reason to change. I have been extremely satisfied with both our Engadine and Dolomite trips. - Brian G.
While the scenery was simply breathtaking throughout (and that is the easiest comment to make), this trip included some phenomenal accommodations. The vista awaiting the visitor upon entering the Alma hotel is spectacular, and an excellent omen of things to come!- Gabriela K.