This lakefront retreat, just outside town on the main route to Lausanne, is surrounded by abundant gardens and stately old trees. As the draperies are pulled back from south-facing windows, sun-splashed Mont Blanc comes into direct view. Guest rooms are filled with a mix of antique and modern furniture. Updates keep appearances refreshed (though not consistent throughout). The terrace and dining room are the big draws. Book well in advance, as the guest return rate is unusually high.