: Geneva or Zurich or Bern
: Genoa, Italy
: Aigle or Bulle
The authentic village of Lauenen is located at the end of its own valley, 6 km from the centre of Gstaad. The valley opens wide at that point and offers a stunning far reaching view. The chalet is on the north side of the valley, facing south, hence very sunny and light. The small village has not much changed over time, all chalets without exception are of the traditional wooden built. There are three charming hotel/restaurants and two village shops with bakery. The road stops at the village and there are many walks and hikes in all directions. The well known lake, the Lauenensee, is a memorable 2 hour walk, with a possible stop at the lake in one of two little restaurants. There is public transport into Gstaad all year round and in the winter to the lifts of the region. The drive to Gstaad is 10 minutes where this international destination offers many luxury shops, large choice of restaurants and of course the famous Gstaad Palace Hotel, with its bar, restaurants, spa and night club.
Other Activities: Langlauf, Heliskiing, Iceskating
Golf: The golf club Gstaad-Saanenland is one of the most beautiful 18 hole courses in the country. The course is generally open from mid-May to end of October, subject to weather conditions. The course may be played for non-members with a handicap of 36 validated. Independent golfers e.g. ASGI, VCG, or league Française may play at an increased green fee. The club offers a driving range, pitching green, putting green, pro shop and delicious restaurant
Ski: The 62 lifts of the Gstaad area offer 250 km of slopes. The nearest slopes are 10 minute drive, Schoenried skiing area 15 minutes drive and the 3000 meter high glacier, Glacier 3000, is 20 minutes drive away. The glacier offers skiing from October to May, with guaranteed snow during the main winter months. Lauenen has its own ski lift, 5 minutes walk away, for the beginner or children. Lauenen also has one of the most beautiful Langlauf slope in the country, 8km long through a stunning nature preserve. Off-piste and Heli-skiing is available. Gstaad has an ice skating ring and curling ring.