3 Apartments Stunning Views
About Ursula O'Brien
We spend nearly half the year in Engelberg and the rest at our house in Berkswell in the UK. Having travelled the world and discovered many wonderful places, it was the beauty and tranquility of Engelberg, first visited in 1998, that made us realise we had found somewhere quite exceptional ... so we bought a plot of land up on the sunny side of the village with the best views in Engelberg, and finished building our house in 2002. Since then we enjoy nothing more than sharing Alphaven with our guests, family and friends.
Ursula O'Brien purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Ursula O'Brien chose Engelberg
When we found the perfect plot of land to build on in Engelberg in 1998 ... we had a very clear vision of what we wanted in our dream property and it has been a true delight to live there ever since.
What makes this Apartment unique
Everyone who visits Alphaven waxes lyrically about the Breathtaking Panoramic Views to be had from every apartment. It has without doubt the finest views from a property in Engelberg and arguably the best Mountain views in Switzerland (you don’t have to take our word for it, please look at our Tripadvisor and Homeaway reviews) All our apartments are contemporary but very warm and comfortable with underfloor heating in all rooms. With high spec technical facilities and equipment along with modern furnishings and an abundance of floor to ceiling windows … it makes for a perfect holiday destination. Engelberg gets 220 days per year of sunshine and Alphaven being south facing gets the sun all day long.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Location is just stunning!!! Perfect start to our holiday!!! Thank you
It's an absolute pleasure... we are so glad you enjoyed your trip to Alphaven and take joy from the spectacular views as much as we do!!! Thank you
Best view in the world
We loved our stay at Alphaven. The property was clean and described perfectly in the listing. It is a little hairy driving up to the property, but once there, you will have the greatest view in the world.
Everything about Alphaven was wonderful. From the beginning correspondence with John and Ursula to meeting our expectations for the perfect retreat in Switzerland. Switzerland means the Alps and you sure get an eyeful from Apt C. The space, cleanliness and comfort was just what we needed and wanted. The beds and bedding were sooo comfortable, and the kitchen space was a joy to cook in. We really appreciated how quiet it was in the evenings. Loved the small town ambiance of Engelberg. Access to skiing, shopping and hiking is great. Listening to the bells chiming at the monastery was very special. It is a bit of a walk from town uphill to the apartment, but my boyfriend and I are both in our mid sixties and enjoyed working off the calories that we consumed from the wonderful food we enjoyed. We highly recommend this wonderful apartment and very special hosts.
Great Stay and location
John was very responsive and made our trip to Engleberg a great one. The Property was exceptional and looks down on the town, which is awesome. We were surrounded by the Alps and when all of the Bells rang in the town it was one of the most memorable moments of our trip. I give them a 5 star and would recommend to all travelers. Thanks for the great stay, Hal
John et Ursula ont été d’une grande aide et gentillesse pour notre famille. Merci à eux ! L’appartement C que nous avions loué est très confortable pour 6 personnes, la vue est magnifique, le meilleur moment au coucher du soleil, quand les lumières de la ville s’allument mais que la nuit n’est pas encore arrivée, la lumière est très belle. Engelberg ne manque de rien, de belles pistes, une école de ski, un joli centre ville où on trouve de tout, un réseau de bus gratuit. Nous recommandons cette location !
Schönes, heimeliges und sauberes Appartement das keine Wünsche offen lässt. Es fehlt an nichts. Der Ausblick ist einmalig! Gedeckter Parkplatz vorhanden. Bushaltestelle in kurzer Gehdistanz erreichbar (steiler Weg). Der Vermieter ist sehr nett und bemüht, gibt einem wertvolle Tipps. Preis/Leistung top.
Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder!
• Engelberg has one of the longest Ski Seasons In Europe … November to May
• Most of the 86 kms of Skiing / Boarding is above 1800m guaranteeing excellent snow cover
• Engelberg is renowned for off piste Snowboarding with a superb Snow Park
• Other Winter activities:
Cross Country Skiing … Paragliding … Swimming … Tennis … Ice Skating … Winter Walking …Sledging … Ice Climbing... Go -Karting … Horse and Carriage Rides... Sports Centre... Kindergarten
• A stunning 18 hole GOLF COURSE
• SUMMER WALKING 400 km of well signposted hiking paths.
• Other Summer Activities :
Kayaking … Glacier Walks … Glacier Grotto … Bungee Jumping … Paragliding … Rock Climbing... Mountain Biking …Devil Biking …Canyoning ... Flying Fox(Abseiling)…Skating... Summer Sledge Run … Swimming & Tennis (indoor and Outdoor) … Glacier Skiing and Boarding
• Founded in the twelfth century, the HISTORIC BENEDICTINE MONASTERY is magnificent.
Other Activities: Ice Skating,
Ski: ENGELBERG has one of the longest ski seasons in Europe. Mid November to the end of May ... most of the Skiing starts at 1800 metres which guarantees superb snow cover.
SNOWBOARDERS AND SKIERS are in heaven here with a 2 amazing Snow parks and extensive off piste runs including the famous 'LAUB'.
One of the biggest vertical ascents in the world 3000 metres to 1000 metres and a 13 km run. World Cup Ski Jumping here every December.