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With stunning mountain views, this south-facing sunny two-bedroom, first-floor apartment overlooks the charming alpine town of Chateau D'Oex, the hot-air ballooning capital of the world. The three French doors of the apartment's spacious, elegantly-appointed salon open onto a full-length balcony, taking every advantage of the alpine panorama. This award-winning development of a grand 19th century hotel features an indoor pool, sauna, steam-room, fitness room, ski and equipment room and laundry - all for the exclusive use of the apartments. There is also a delightfully appointed large lounge area together with a bar and dining area facility. There is a lift to all floors. The town and surrounding area provides a vast range of year-round recreational and cultural interests.
Chateau D'Oex: Is a thriving town with an excellent supermarket and traditional food shops. There is a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, together with car hire, sports equipment rental, video rental and daily international newspapers. There are banks, a tourist office, cinema and museum. All denominational churches including Anglican. Year-round concerts, recitals and traditional alpine events. The world-renowned Swiss rail service gives easy access throughout Switzerland and Europe. Pick-up facilities for guests are available from the station and Geneva airport.
Summer Activities: Walking along well-marked routes and mountain access via cable cars, skiing at famed Diableret glacier, fishing, white-water rafting and canoeing, mountain biking, cycling, swimming (public outdoor pool), tennis, tenpin bowling, golf (Gstaad and Villars GCs), mini-golf, horse riding, archery, via ferrata, hot-air ballooning. Gstaad Swiss Tennis Open (July), Menuhin-Music festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, frequent local musical and cultural festivals and events, and traditional mountain events.
Winter Activities: Downhill and cross-country skiing, ice-skating, curling, tenpin bowling, tobogganing, snow-shoeing, winter Wonderweg walks, hot -air ballooning. Farm visits and sleigh rides. Concerts and Recitals - Check with tourist office for regular information sheets.
For full details of all local and regional activities go to www.chateau-doex.ch
Our visitors say:
*This beautiful apartment is simply a dream
*Our third visit - like coming home
*Fabulous apartment with breathtaking views
*A wonderful part of Switzerland - Chateau D'Oex has inspired us
*The views provide the perfect ambiance to relax from hectic life
*More peaceful the second time - a fantastic flat
Nice flat with two bedrooms (+2 bathrooms), separated by lounge with seating/eating place, TV+DVD, HiFI. Kitchenette with all amenities, free coffe capsules, Small balcony but with nice view. All in modern building + pool + gym, superclean and perfectly maintained. All in the cosy Chateau d'Oex, driving distance from Geneve and Gstaad. The owners will want to have a direct talk with you and you'll find them plesant and helpful.
Overall a very plesant ski (or just relaxing break). Highly recommended
Excellent apartment. Very well equipped. Superb mountain views. Access to many walks and attractions in the area. Within walking distance of the train station which gives access to a wider area easily. Only downside if you are a walker is the steep walk up to the apartment. Excellent leisure facilities.
Chateau D'Oex is a small traditional, French-speaking alpine town - gateway to the Pays d'Enhaut/the White Highlands linking to the cultural and fashionable towns of Gstaad, Saanen and Rougemont and historical Gruyere. There is easy access to lakeside Lausanne, Montreux and Geneva.
Other Activities: ice-skating, curling, white-water rafting, mini-golf, tenpin bowling, hot-air ballooning, canoeing, archery, petanque, via ferrata.
Ski: Skiing information: Chateau D'Oex lies within the White Highlands Super Ski Region, which has 250km pistes and 66 lifts in six areas. Suitable for all standards - two-hour, four-hour, daily or weekly ski tickets available. Excellent instruction, nursery and snow park in Chateau D'Oex for children.