3100 KULMHOTEL GORNERGRAT
As if mountaintop hotels aren’t rad enough, this one has unimpeded views of the Matterhorn. Guests get to the 3100 aboard the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway from Zermatt, a scenic 33-minute ride on Europe's highest open-air railway. The property is the loftiest in the Alps, at 10,171 feet, and rooms boast airy windows for taking in the views. When the last train pulls out at 7 p.m., you’re marooned at the top. Luckily there are bars, restaurants, and even an observatory to ogle the stars.