Stylish modern two bedroom apartment in the spectacular Lauterbrunnen valley, the most impressive troughed valley in the Swiss Alps. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with 72 waterfalls the apartment is located between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks, near the famous Staubbach Falls and close to the Murren and Wengen ski resorts.
At the entrance to the chalet is a picturesque stream. The apartment itself is on the ground floor with french doors leading onto a south facing private terrace and garden. The apartment has been finished to a very high standard and includes parking.
The chalet provides easy access to the whole of the Jungfrau ski/hiking area, thus providing the perfect base to explore the Jungfrau region, all year round.
Click on “About Helen Hutton“ for comments from our Guest Book. This gives some great information from previous guests on the apartment and brilliant things to do on your vacation.
Comments from previous guests include:
'We have rented self catering accommodation in Europe for about 15 years and have always been very clear on the standards and specification that we want. Without question yours is the best equipped and highest quality chalet that we have rented, and had the added bonus of feeling like home.' SC
The chalet is located in the heart of the Lauterbrunnen Valley which is regarded as one of the most spectacular glacial valleys in Europe. Located in the Swiss Alps and surrounded by unspoilt natural beauty it is famous for the cascading 300m high Staubbach waterfall, which becomes even more impressive when illuminated at night. It is also the perfect base for exploring the mountain ranges of Jungfrau / Schiltorn / Breithorn and is the starting point to the car free resorts of Wengen and Murren.
Food is always an important part of any holiday and there are a variety of restaurants within a 5 minute walk of the chalet serving traditional swiss dishes plus a more varied menu and the food is excellent. If you want to cook yourself, the apartment is well equipped and groceries are available in the shop opposite the apartment or in Lauterbrunnen village. Here you will find a butchers, bakery, cheese shop and small supermarket.- or why not visit a local farm and buy some milk or cheese straight from the cow!!!
LAUTERBRUNNEN IN WINTER:
Lauterbrunnen is a perfect base for a winter holiday with ski lifts open from early December to mid April each year (subject to snow conditions). There are 45 mountain trains, cable cars, chair and ski lifts, with 213km of pistes for skiers and boarders. Also 100km of winter hiking and cross country paths, and 50km of sledge runs; with the cross country course running near to the apartment. There are also excellent English-speaking ski schools based in Wengen and Murren which also offer childcare facilities.
For the adventurous skier there is the Lauberhorn run above Wengen, venue each January for the Ski World Cup; or the wonderful 16km long run from the top of the Schiltorn back to Lauterbrunnen, rated as one of the best runs in the world with stunning views. The apartment provides easy access to both ski resorts with the ski bus stopping outside the apartment. Take the bus to Lauterbrunnen station (3 mins) then use the train to access skiing above Wengen or the cable car to access Murren skiing; or take the bus in the opposite direction to Stechelberg (7 mins) to access further skiing and the cable car to Schiltorn. What a great base to explore the Jungfrau Ski Region!!!
For the active holidaymaker you can enjoy activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoe trekking, sledging, paragliding, curling and heli-skiing. However for the more sedate there are reduced price passes for non-skiers so that you can enjoy the fabulous scenery or meet up for lunch. The revolving restaurant at the top of the Schiltorn should not be missed and further afield there are lovely shops and cafes in Grindelwald and Interlaken. It is also possible to take a boat ride on the lake year round.
LAUTERBRUNNEN IN SPRING/SUMMER:
In Spring / Summer Lauterbrunnen is an excellent base for exploring the Jungfrau region. You can take the train up to Jungfraujoch (the highest railway and restaurant in Europe) or the cable car to Schiltorn/Piz Gloria, film location of James Bond.
The bus stop is directly outside the apartment providing easy access to Lauterbrunnen village/station (3 mins) and Stechelberg/Schiltorn (7 mins).
There are hiking and cycle paths for all abilities, the Eiger trail or a gentle stroll along the Lauterbrunnen valley, via Gimmelwald and Stechelberg. Or take bikes up to Murren and cycle back down to Lauterbrunnen.
There is an outdoor pool within a 5 minute walk of the apartment, plus tennis courts and mini golf within a 2 minute walk, with discounts provided for guests. A children's playground is within a 3 minute walk, plus there is a sandpit at the apartment and a slide close-by.
Local folklore festivals, yodelling, flag throwing and dancing displays take place in the summer months and are a joy to watch.
The lakes and Interlaken are only 20 mins away, with several beaches around the lake and plenty of opportunities for swimming, watersports and boat rides.
WINTER SPORT IN SUMMER?:
Sounds crazy but from April to September there is a Snow Park on the Jungfraujoch. Leave the apartment in glorious sunshine and temperatures in the 20's and take the train from Lauterbrunnen station to the 'Top of Europe' were you can speed over glacier cravasses safely attached to a steel cable. Rent skis or snowboards at the top or why not try sledging or snow tubing in the powder snow of the alps.
In the nearby nearly town of Interlaken, and only a 20 minute drive from the apartment is located the Interlaken-Unterseen Golf course. Situated within the stunning backdrop of the Alpine panorama and nestling between he Lakes of Thun and Brienz this golf course is a stunning balance between sport and nature.