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House in the middle of the Swiss Alps

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

The living area is divided into two floors:

On the ground floor the kitchen, dining and living room is drawn into a space around the stand in the center fire. Through a door man reaches the staircase, wardrobe and the bathroom.

From the well-equipped kitchen of the main entrance goes beyond the seat. From there, man has a great view of the mountains with the Fünffingerstöcke.

The upper floor has a bathroom and two bedrooms with floor-level beds. On the shelves there has books and board games.

In the basement is the cellar with a nice selection of wines from around the world. The wine cellar is open to guests (for a fee).

Just below the seat is the onsite parking. A second car park is in front of the house.

! Important for the winter stay!

Please travel with a winterized car with snow chains.

The access to the Sustenstrasse can be locked for large amounts of snow.

The Garielenhaus got its name from its former owners. The house, however, has a long history behind it, exactly when it was built is not known. The number before the House Heidenmauer is supposed to protect the defense work before the, over the Sustenpass coming, Heiden. Between the house and the opposite chapel The old mule trail to Wassen or over the Sustenpass runs up to Innertkirchen.

1981 was the building shortly before the total decay. There were still three exterior walls and a holey roof. the house has been restored through a complete renovation. The interior was convenient, comfortable and easily selected. A large fireplace with convection serves as central heating.

The house is four-season booking. Winters in Meiental are most very strict, and one to two feet of snow are not uncommon. Especially in this time of year the house exudes its coziness and is felt existentially.


Classical hikes to SAC huts as Sewenhütte / Sustlihütte / Tierberglihütte


Close to shops:

Wassen: 10 minutes

Göschenen: 15 minutes

Andermatt: 20 minutes

Altdorf: 30 minutes


Sleeps 9 people

EC: 2 beds in the living room

OG: 1 room with 2 beds and 1 room with 5 beds



- Open kitchen

- Ceramic hob with four hotplates

- oven

- Refrigerator with freezer

- Coffee machine


Bath / toilet

- EC: bathroom with toilet and shower and washing machine

- First floor: bathroom with toilet and shower


Living and dining room

- Very spacious

- Fireplace

- Seating area with sofa and small table

- Large dining table



- Large terrace with views of the mountains

- Parking spot

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet around the Wassen around the Canton of Uri

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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House in the middle of the Swiss Alps
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

We will return!

  • 5 of 5

If there is ever a place in the world that truly TAKES YOUR BREATH away it is out the front door of this home. I cannot believe what the location had in store. The home is only the tip of the iceberg. It was well equipped with everything we needed including a baby crib, mattress protectors and crib sheets. There is no dryer so things must be line dried outside (or inside by the fire when cold) but it added to the atmosphere of slowing down and appreciating life. Rolf met us and showed us thru the house and how to operate anything. He provided detailed lists of emergency contacts, his own POC, travel guides and info on the area. We stayed for the first few days in June and I cannot imagine how any other time could be better. It was breezy, warm and flowers were in bloom all over the hills. The sound of the river a few hundred feet from the cabin was serene and majestic. We have lived in Hawaii but for us this was paradise and the most beautiful place we've been. If the home description meets your family needs prepare to have your senses overloaded with awe when you actually are there. One tip I'd add for anyone is to be aware stores close early and most are not open Sundays. The nearest grocery store for basic provisions and a bit pricey is in Wassen about 10 min away. We had a family of 6 and needed a bit more and the next grocery store in size is in Altdorf about 30 min away. No matter how tired you may be GET GROCERIES first so you don't have to go back out. You won't want to anyway it's so pretty. Also, if you like to hike head deeper into Sustenpass to find a small parking lot on your right with a massive rock with "SEWEN" painted on it. You can hike about 80 min up to find a mountain top hut with drinks for all ages, snacks and a break from your hike. We didn't have time to do it but discovered it too late. We wanted to explore another region and decided not to bc what's out the front door was beyond enough. About 1.5 miles down the valley (toward Wassen) was a little playground of you have kids and the dirt rd thru fields of flowers and cows and sheep with bells on was perfect for all ages. We had a 7mos old, 2 yr old, 4 and 7 yr old and all did great. If you are debating whether or not to hit 'book'.... you WON'T be disappointed. If you want to be closer to cities and tourism look elsewhere. This takes you off the grid enough to feel the pace of life slow but still with full wifi access and oddly had great service everywhere (Tmobile)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding! Ausgezeichnet!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for family fun. We felt right at home and the house had everything we needed, from games, to a Raclette maker to snowshoes for the whole family! Comfortable beds, fireplace, beautiful valley and Mr. Flüeler was so nice! Thank you! We hope to return for hiking season!

Dieses Haus war perfekt für Familienspaß! Ein gemütliches Haus mit allem - Raclettegrill, Tischfußball und Schneeschue für die ganze Familie! Bequeme Betten, Kamin, schönes Tal und Herr Flüeler war sehr gastfreundlich! Danke vielmals! Wir hoffen, dass wir den Sommer wieder zur Wanderung besuchen können!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We and my enjoyed very much the house. Equipped properly and well kept it provided all we needed for our "escape" . The location is magical, and we seriously considering to make it our yearly family meeting point to explore more , so much more of this beautiful area . Thank you Rolf for having us, and we hope to see you again. ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Geniales Urlaubsparadies

  • 5 of 5

Ein tolles Haus in wunderbarer Lage. Zusammen mit bestem Wetter, Kuhglockenläuten am Hang, Rauschen des Baches und frischer Milch vom Bauern aus der Nachbarschaft ein idealer Startpunkt für Wanderungen und sportliche Radtouren über die nahe gelegenen Alpenpässe.

Sehr zu empfehlen !!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Tolle Pfingsten !!!

  • 5 of 5

Das Chalet ist hervorragend - super geeignet, um ein paar Tage mit der Grossfamielie zu verbringen. Es liegt in einer herrlichen Gegend mit grossartigen Wandermöglichkeiten. Wir gratulieren Rolf Flüeler zu diesem Schatzkästlein ! Familien Carle und Lömker

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr schönes gemütl. Häuschen

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schönes und gepflegtes Häuschen selbst die Sauberkeit viel besser als in manchen Hotels! Sehr schöne Lage.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
8.1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8.1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8.1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
18 Kilometres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet around the Wassen,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
£164 **
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
£116 **

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8.87
Bettwäsche £7.1
Nebenkosten, Holz, Strom £ 10.65 per person per night
Kurtaxen £ 0.89 per person per night
Stay tax £0.89 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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