|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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, sleeps five 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.
Why not have a hot meal ready for your arrival or after a hard days skiing/hiking? Our local helpful manager can provide great 3 course meals upon request; or for special occasions Champagne and Swiss Chocolates. Please ask for further details and prices.
Hello - I am Helen and I live in Cheshire in the UK with my husband Karl and son Tyler. I hope you like the apartment as much as we do and if you would like to chat through anything please feel free to send me an enquiry or give me a call and I will do my best to help you plan your next holiday.
Helen Hutton purchased this apartment in 2007
My husband and I went on holiday to Lauterbrunnen when our son was 4 months old. We were so impressed by its natural beauty that the apartment was bought a few months later. It is in the most spectacular valley with magnificent waterfalls that no other place can compare. At first the apartment was purely our holiday home and not a rental, therefore it contains more than your average rental and is much more homely. However I wanted other people to enjoy the apartment and Lauterbrunnen and so began renting it for holidays - and have not looked back since. I have made contact with many people from all over the world and to hear the stories from their holidays gives nearly as much pleasure as being their myself.
Lauterbrunnen has something for everyone - you can walk through the valley floor or jump out of an aeroplane and paraglide down. Whether you are a daredevil or want to take it easy and experience the unique scenery there is something for everyone. At the end of the day, to sit and relax on the patio in one of the most magnificent valleys in the world is just bliss!!!!
Had a really good time in the fabulous Lauterbrunnen / Jungfrau region. Loved travelling on the cable cars and trains and leaving the car behind after the long drive over from the UK.
Loads of fantastic walks around the valley and neighbouring areas surrounded by lovely vistas in all directions.
Accommodation was perfect for our needs.
Thank you all very much.
This flat/apartment is beautifully decorated, modern decor, with very comfortable bed, well-stocked kitchen, fabulous shower & tub. Nothing lacking here, and the hostess is outstanding, very nice and very helpful. The location is unbelievably beautiful. You walk out on the patio to see the waterfalls streaming off the high rock cliffs, with the snow-capped Jungfrau mountains in the background of the valley. It is simply gorgeous. And Lauterbrunnen is relatively convenient to many Swiss attractions, since it is just about 15 minutes from the highway, and close to trains to go up to the Jungfrau or Schilthorn. I definitely recommend this place.
Property was well presented with all the amenities. It was v clean, and we had everything we needed. Only a short walk to the restaurants & shops. The playground is close too which was perfect (a description of it's location would have been handy.) The walks are awesome. We explored both sides of the valley, with amazing views. Loved it all!
The property is well located in the beautiful Lauterbrunnen valley. It is approximately 15 mins walk from the train station and a bit less to village centre. The valley is perfect for walking and exploring the local Jungfrau region with excellent transport links to all the main attractions and an ideal base for visitors without a car. It is also convenient for visiting Bern/Lucern.
The property itself is modern and well equipped with an outside patio to enjoy the summer evenings.
Our family of 4 enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Lauterbrunnen. My husband and I had been to this area before, but we had not stayed in this apartment before. It was a great space for our son and 3 year old granddaughter who joined us this time. We loved being able to eat dinner out on the patio. Our granddaughter enjoyed her small bed. The furnishings were beautiful! Of course we spent most of our visit up in the mountains. We had a car, but for those who don't, the bus stops right in front of the apartment. We took the gondola up to Murren and then the cog train up to Allmendhubel. The view here is spectacular, and our granddaughter was able to enjoy an amazing playground at the top while the grown-ups took in the view. We decided to try out the walk called Kids Adventure Trail back to Murren. It was a very nice, easy hike down, with a fun zip line and a few other things to check out on the way down.
On our second full day, we drove to Zweisimmen to catch a stage of the Tour de France. On our last day, we had planned to take the train and gondola up to the Kleine Sheidegg, which we have done other years. We probably wouldn't have made the long hike back to Wengen with our 3 y.o. granddaughter, but that is a great hike to do. Because the weather was iffy, we decided instead to walk up the valley from the Stechelberg Gasthof. It was a very nice hike to a restaurant--about 1.5 miles each way.
The whole area is wonderful. We stopped in Kandersteg on the way in to Lauterbrunnen, also an area to explore. While in Lauterbrunnen, we walked each day to the park near the waterfall, and climbed up to the waterfall one day--recommend rain coat and waterproof shoes! Loved all the paragliders.
I highly recommend this rental and the area in general!
Had a great three night stay here. You could see the waterfalls just outside. Included instructions were nice and well written. Everything was provided that we required. Plenty of space for the family. Provided DVDs, large collection were nice although due to the lovely weather we weren't able to make use of them. Made well use of the washer and dryer as this stop was mid way in our vacation.
A VERY spacious and comfortable apartment in an excellent location with bus stop right outside. Lovely warm apartment with lots of hot water. Easy to dry ski gear. Good DVD collection. Very helpful owner. Footpath to/from Wengan starts across road( through campsite), we had a lovely walk down in the snow. Footpath to river and into Lauterbrunnen nice in evening. Go across the bridge into Camping Jungfrau for closest (and nicest) Bar/Restaurant - only 5 mins walk. We would highly recommend this apartment.
Lauterbrunnen has good transport links.
Road - 9 hour drive from Calais or Zeebrugge.
Rail - Interlaken 20 mins or Geneva/Zurich/Basel airports 3 hrs.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
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