This newly converted apartment overlooks the small alpine town of Chateau d’Oex in the Sarine Valley. As well as three comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious salon and well equipped kitchen area there is a south facing balcony along the side of the salon and the master bedroom and a huge and stunning terrace open on three sides which attracts the sunshine throughout the day and looks onto a wonderful mountain panorama. Guests in these award winning apartments have exclusive use of the heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness room, laundry.
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 (Villars and Gstaad GCs, the latter is an enchanting alpine course with a simple restaurant serving local dishes. Well worth a visit for camp follower and hangers on), mini-golf, horse riding, archery, via ferrata, hot-air ballooning. Gstaad Swiss Tennis Open (July), Menuhin-Music festival, Montreux Jazz Festival etc. High mountain cheese making.
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.
Just spent a week at this beautiful apartment (april), absolute bliss. The appartment itself is beautifully decorated with everything that you could ever wish for. As soon as you enter the accommodation you feel completely relaxed - quite extraordinairy. There is no need to leave the village of Chateau D'oex as everything is there and it's so enchanting. Beautiful walks from behind and infront of the apartment take you up to the top of snow capped mountains looking down onto green meadows filled with wild flowers. Return to the apartment for a siesta (think you need it after all the walking) and listen to the local church bells ringing halting everyone for lunch. We spent a week and were so refreshed, looking forward to returning. Can't rate this apartment more highly. Thank you for letting us share the experience!
A beautiful apartment, all just as described plus something else that no description can really convey, and that is the feeling of warmth and welcome one has on first entering the apartment. We immediately felt at home and loved every minute of our stay there and only wish we could have stayed longer. As we were due to arrive in the evening Pam had thoughtfully arranged for a welcome pack to be left for us which included everything and more we needed for our first night so all we had to do was sit back and enjoy the comfort and charm of the apartment, and take in its stunning position overlooking the village. As someone who has known Chateau d'Oex for many years I would say that the fabulous panoramic views the apartment has over the village, the lovely valley and surrounding mountains cannot be beaten.
Angelo also was everything we had been lead to expect from earlier reviews - friendly, helpful, courteous, efficient and thorough - the Residence itself and its excellent facilities beautifully maintained and spotless at all times.
As well as exploring all that Chateau d'Oex itself has to offer we had days out via the cable car onto the local ski slopes at La Braye taking in the fabulous views, the restaurant, snowboarding and tobogganing, trips to Montreux by the panoramic express through glorious mountain scenery and to Gstaad, Les Diablarets and the amazing Glacier 3000 with its new twin peak walkway and panoramic restaurant, and to Gruyeres for the cheesemaking, the mediaeval castle and H R Giger museum. Truly something for all the family.
We were lucky enough to spend a week in this apartment at the end of May, though unfortunately the weather this year had a different idea. This made us appreciate the apartment feeling so homely all the more. There is lots of space, very comfy, a pool & sauna and regardless of what the weather is doing the views, especially from the huge balcony are breathtaking. When the sun makes an appearance there is lots to do in and around Chateau d'Oex. We had a lovely train journey to Montreux, a great visit to Gstaad and Interlaken plus there are endless trails and paths to explore and at the end of it all there is nothing better to come back to the apartment and have a nice glass of wine!
We spent in this lovely appartment two weeks of the New Year holidays and can confirm - it is really wonderful place. The view is stunning, the city is very comfortable for having a rest - this is not loudy touristic place but with all you may need in the same time. The same I can say about Pamela's appartment - the perfect one with the very welcoming attitude of both landlady and manager.
Thanks to Pam we had a fantastic time in Chateaux D'Oex in January. Her apartment is a very warm and welcoming spot nestled upon a stunning mountain backdrop, perfect for families or groups of friends. We loved the underfloor heating, kitchen cupboards full of interesting herbs and spices, the great terrace with fab views and the 5* infinity-type pool and sauna.
As we were with our 1 year old we spent our time tobogganing on the nearby nursery slopes, going on a huskie ride (highly recommended!), up the mountain in a cable car and having cream teas and fondues in the lovely town of Chateax D´Oex.
A perfect week in a very romantic and peaceful setting.
Not only is this a stunning apartment in a most beautiful valley, but it is also perfectly placed for wonderful day trips to Montreaux, Gruyere, Gstaad etc.by car or on the excellent trains, particularly the glass roof ones!
Even though i am not a skier i enjoy the many beautiful walks and Chateau d'oex village is within easy walking distance.
I have been here Summer and Winter and whatever the weather the huge terrace at this apartment never ceases to provide the most spectacular panaramic views of the valley and such a peaceful oasis to relax, sometimes it is hard not to spend one's entire holiday on this terrace and in the excellent swimming pool with views of snow capped mountains and occasionally a serene hot air balloon drifting by.......ahhh the peace of it all. It is a very magical place. You will truely unwind and de-stress here.
On a practical level the apartment is very clean and well equiped, has great bed linen and towels and is a joy having two bathrooms if there is more than two staying. It is also decorated to a high standard, lovely furniture and soft furnishings.
I must also mention Switzerlands best kept secret....their wines are amazing do try at every opportunity.
Chateau d’Oex is a small traditional, French-speaking alpine town – gateway to the Pay d’Enhaut/the white Highlands and its wide range of skiing and the fashionable town of Gstaad. There is easy access to lakeside Lausanne, Montreux and Geneva.
Other Activities: concerts, museums, restaurants, shopping and watching the glitterati in Gstaad
Golf: The Gstaad Golf Club at Saanen Moser, a charming Alpine course, welcomes non-members. It also has clubs for hire. There are other golf courses at Villars and nearby Gruyere.
Ski: 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. Ski bus from outside apartment links with La Braye cable car (departs from centre of village) and station (linking to all areas).