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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Gstaad-Saanenland, Switzerland your home away from home

The lovely area of Gstaad-Saanenland is situated between Lake Geneva and the Lake of Thun. It has an altitude of between 900 and 3200 meters (2800-10,000 feet) above sea level, although most of the villages are at the lower level. The area is popular for winter sports and has 250km of ski runs. Gstaad-Saanenland has both French and German speaking residents. The Saanenland has wide valleys and gentle slopes and enjoys above-average sunshine. The area has a superb landscape and plenty to see and do, making the Gstaad-Saanenland area of Switzerland so popular with visitors.

Things to Do in Gstaad-Saanenland Winter Sports and Skiing

The whole area around your Gstaad-Saanenland holiday home has over 250 km of ski runs and more than 60 ski links known as "mountain rides". Skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing can all be enjoyed in the snow parks along with Bavarian curling, heli-skiing and skating. In the quieter resorts such as Lauenen, enjoy cross country skiing, winter walking and rides in a horse-drawn sleigh.

Summer Activities

The wide open countryside is ideal for summer hiking with an extensive trail network. Mountain biking, paragliding and golf are also popular in the area during the summer months. Go canoeing on the River Saane or enjoy summer cross country skiing in the Glacier 3000 region.

Places to Visit in Gstaad-Saanenland

Gstaad

Gstaad is a traffic-free resort with top hotels, gourmet restaurants and probably the shortest designer shopping street in Switzerland. It is popular with international celebrities and is particularly busy in the winter months. It is a pleasant town to stroll around out of season or people watch from the pavement cafés.

Lake Lauenen

This idyllic lake is a peaceful place to spend some time and has plenty of walking trails. It is now a nature preserve and the waterfalls, rivers and high moors are home to many small animals and birds. This natural paradise is an ideal day out for families.

Saanen

Saanen is nestled in the mountains and has a historic village centre with narrow streets. Its chalet-style architecture makes it a pleasant village to stroll around with many art galleries and handicraft shops. The 16th century Church of St Mauritius often hosts summer concerts.

Weather in Gstaad-Saanenland

As you would expect, winters in Gstaad-Saanenland are very cold and snowy with temperatures rarely getting above freezing. In the summer the area has almost 13 hours a day of sunshine and average temperatures in July reach 23°C (73°F).

Travel to Gstaad-Saanenland, Switzerland

The nearest major airports serving the Gstaad-Saanenland region are Geneva (GVA) Airport, Zurich (ZRH) Airport or Bern Belp (BRN) Airport, depending upon where your chosen Gstaad-Saanenland holiday home is located. A hire car is the best way to reach your final destination and is useful for exploring the area.

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                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                              Neat spacious chalet with great localization

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              We had a great time in zweisimmen in this chalet although the whole family (and friends) were there! The owner is really watchful, on order for you to spend the best holiday there. We'll come defenitely come back!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                              Absolutely fantastic - beautiful chalet!

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              We recently spent Christmas and New Year here and upon walking into the Chalet - I was completely taken aback. It was beautiful. Extremely well situated in Chateau D'Oex, very well maintained and spotlessly clean. It also contained everything you could wish for to make it a home from home experience. Amanda the lady who looks after the running of the Chalet had decorated it beautifully for Christmas, and is a very kind and helpful person, always at the end of a phone and very accommodating, answering any questions or offering advice and local knowledge. The owners were extremely helpful in answering questions before our holiday and again couldn't have been more accommodating. As a family we would highly recommend this lovely place to stay and would rate it as the best so far we have stayed in during our ten years of visiting Chateaux D'Oex.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Dec 2015