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Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Ruth Kohli Schmid, Chemin de la Chapelle 1, 1763 Granges-Paccot
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Därstetten in Niedersimmental District

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coin Cabine
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ski Locker
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Cellar
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Chalet in Darstetten. After being in Zurich for one day, we loved the quiet of the country. It was the perfect place to relax after sight seeing the Berner Oberlander area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest Thank you very much for your nice feedback. You are welcome at any time. Best regards
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Great chalet!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week this summer in the Berner Oberland at the chalet in Därstetten. The house is clean and spacious with a great view to the mountains. I would recommend that you come by car as it is not within walking distance of grocery shops or restaurants.

The house was beautiful and our family enjoyed it thoroughly. The only minus is that there are no shutters or curtains so my kids woke up as soon as the sun came up.

Highly recommend for a week of relaxing and gorgeous scenery.


  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests thank you very much for your nice feed-back. And you are right: We will think about the curtains! You are welcome again, whenever you like! Best regards Ruth and family
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Superb chalet and picturesque surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We (5 adults and 2 young children) spent one week in this beautiful chalet in April 2016. Booking and contact were super. We were warmly welcomed by the caretaker. The whole chalet is amazingly handcrafted, it is in a good condition and everything works well. Three spacious (you might also say sparsely furnished) bedrooms and two well functioning bathrooms (one with a shower cabin and one with a large bathtub) provided enough space and privacy for all of us. The living room is spacious, filled with light and comfortable with stunning views over the Simmental. The kitchen works well and there are enough cutlery and cooking items (as well as leftovers such as pasta, condiments, flours, oils) to prepare a good meal for six. We missed only a microwave oven. Washing machine/tumbler worked well, as well as the Internet. You can also sit outside on a terrace and enjoy the sun until late afternoon. There is also an outdoor bathtub, which we did not use - we had snowfall during three days and nobody felt like bathing outside. But the snowfall made the scenery even more spectacular!

You should be aware that due to the wooden construction - even though beautiful and warm - the rooms in the chalet are not sound proof at all. You hear almost everything between the rooms and also between the storeys. We as grandparents/children/grandchildren were not bothered, but in another situations we might find it cumbersome.

The whole neighborhood is beautiful and would be a cliche if it were not for real! It is also very, very peaceful up there - if only cow bells do not disturb you. The drive up to the chalet and parking at the chalet are steep and require a four wheel drive or snow chains when snowing. A good supermarket (although without baby food!) is just a few minutes drive away below the chalet (you can also walk there, but the way back up to the chalet requires a good condition).

All in all, we were very pleased with everything and would certainly book again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests thank you very much for your detailed feed-back. We are very pleased , that you have enjoyed the place and the house. The description is absolutely right. You are warmly welcome for another stay. Best regards and thanks again for the time you have spend to give as a nice feed-back:)
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"Our Christmas vacation s...

  • 5 of 5

"Our Christmas vacation stay could not have been more charming and enjoyable, beginning with a lovely "wilkommen" sign and poinsettia that greeted us in the kitchen. Due to snowy weather (and to be on the safe side), we parked our car in a free lot at the base of the mountain, and Silvia the house manager graciously picked us up and helped us get settled in. She cheerfully acquainted us with the house and could not have been nicer! The photos of the chalet do not begin to do it justice; it was gorgeous, spacious, and immaculately clean. The fireplace/heating system kept the house especially warm and cozy through the winter days. The rooms have sweeping, unobstructed views of the mountains, and the tiny community is quite peaceful. We were able to take in some wonderful hikes, snowshoeing and sledding within steps of the chalet - very convenient. Silvia also told us that skiing is a 10-15 drive away, although we chose to take it easy. I definitely hope to return one day!"

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: December 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Es ist wie nach Hause kommen

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren nun schon das dritte Jahr in Folge in diesem wunderschönen Haus und haben uns wieder wie zu Hause gefühlt.

Es gibt nichts schöneres, als sich nach einem Tag auf der Skipiste auf der Kaminbank zu entspannen. Wir kommen gerne wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es gibt nichts Schöneres, als das Haus mit dankbaren Gästen zu teilen! Herzlichen Dank für die liebe Rückmeldung. Sie sind jederzeit wieder willkommen.
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Tolles Chalet! Sehr ruhig gelegen. Ideal zum Entspannen.

  • 5 of 5

Das Chalet ist gut ausgestattet und sehr nett eingerichtet. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Herzlichen Dank!
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bern Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Schönried, Gstaad
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

From Bern, take the A6 highway in the direction of Thun, and then towards Zweisimmen. At the end of the highway, continue in the direction of Zweisimmen until the town of Därstetten. After the train station and a restaurant, turn right in the direction of Nidfluh. Follow the road until the hamlet of Nidfluh. On the left side, above the road, you will see the Chalet. After the road closure, turn left and drive to the Chalet.

All year round, many activities are possible from the Chalet Nidfluh. The Bernese Oberland offers countless outdoor possibilities, such as hiking, climbing, biking, kayak, and so on. At the same time, there is a major offering of cultural events in Thun, Bern, Interlaken, Lenk, or Gstaad. Along the Simmenthal House Trail (Hausweg), of which our Chalet is a part, discover gorgeous houses, many from the 17th century such as the Knuttihaus in Därstetten town. In Oberwil, you can see prehistoric caves and find signs of the Celts all around.

Electric bikes, which can be rented from the Stockhorn cableway, are much-loved. In winter, the ski regions of Diemtigtal, Lenk, Zweisimmen and Gstaad offer well-tended ski slopes, cross-country ski trails, winter hiking trails, and toboggan runs. In Diemtigtal, ski touring fans come to enjoy themselves; families with small children find ideal conditions on the Grimmialp for skiing and skating. For ski fans, the ski regions of Zweisimmen, Gstaad, and Lenk are not far away, with their infinite possibilities for winter sports. Recommended websites:


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70.44

Bitte fragen Sie nach Saisonangeboten. Die Preise können sich je nach Saison ändern. Die Preise verstehen sich für das ganze Haus zur Alleinbenutzung für 5 Personen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.