After a nail biting trip up the mountain, we arrived to a very friendly warm welcome from our hostess. The house faces the church and the steep pastures across the valley. We were surrounded by farm life. Cutting the hay and raking, including the use of scythes and pitchforks, the six cows living next door, and their friend....the cat. We loved our time watching the village life unfold from our spacious verandah, always something happening to keep us entertained. There are many beautiful walks in the Alps and Lake Lucerne is quite close. The house has everything to make you comfortable, and Renate was a wonderful and friendly source of information, on anything we asked. We had a wonderful week .