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Luxury Apartment in Possibly the Best Location in the Alps

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Racers Retreat from other side of valley

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Last updated: 10/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wengen apartment description

Chalet Alpweg is part of the Racers Retreat development located just outside the famous village of Wengen.
Two double bedrooms, both having their own en-suite facilities, with an additional gallery loft/bedroom.
An entrance hallway leads to stairs for the sleeping quarters, a separate cloakroom, into an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area and onward to a large balcony affording stunning views across the Lauterbrunnen valley and left toward Murren and the Jungfrau glacier. There is an additional balcony from the first bedroom, offering the same views.
The property is equipped with everything you might require for a memorable stay.
The closest chair lift is approx 200m away at the finish line of the World Cup downhill and slalom courses. This allows you to reach the three available skiing areas.
Wengen centre is a 15 minute walk along a quiet lane with stunning views as you go. A taxi service is available as are supermarket deliveries.


Winter: Local maps (incl ski areas): These are available to some extent on the website www.Wengen.com.
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Pre-season can have snow from mid November onward and a couple of pistes may (only may) be open, just to work those legs in gently.
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Spring is significantly warmer, days are longer and there can be a great deal of snow.
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The World Cup races are definitely worth seeing (here or anywhere) - simply the best skiers in the world.
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For beginner skiers there is no need to miss out on the best views because there are nursery slopes up the mountain as well as in Wengen centre. These slopes are reached by train or cable car with the relevant ski pass, allowing all levels to congregate and discuss progress.

Summer: Quiet, peaceful, as energetic as you choose to make it, so many activities, often with very warm sunshine (please take care against sunstroke), marvelling at the scale of the surroundings. As in winter, no photographs will ever do it justice, so the guest's reviews can give you an idea of what to expect.

General: Please contact myself with even the smallest question. You will be offered every assistance throughout your stay. There is a very good chance that you will find your own favourite and unique aspect to this area, and at the end of the week we will unfortunately have to say goodbye, but please do return.
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This is simply a fantastic area - please see the guest's reviews.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 93 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            En-suite...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            En-suite...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 1 has its own balcony, a large wardrobe with mirrors, bedside tables and lamps and iPod-docking speaker. Bedroom 2 has a wardrobe with mirrors, bedside shelves with lamp and an iPod-docking speaker. This is the only apartment in Racers Retreat that has two proper double rooms within the main apartment. Bedroom 3 has drawers, bedside lamps, two single futons, an iPod-docking speaker, accessible by a wide-step ladder from the upstairs landing. Kids love this room! There are UK type electrical sockets on multi boards so no need for travel adaptors from the UK or Ireland....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet

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          • Bathroom 1 has a heated towel rail plus a large, mirrored and illuminated cabinet, with shaving/power point. Bathroom 2 has a heated towel rail plus a large, mirrored and illuminated cabinet, with shaving/power point. Bathroom 3 is a separate cloakroom at entry level by the front door....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The very large balcony accessible from the living area is complete with table and chairs for meals or just relaxation. Stunning views from the balconies. . There are 4 steps to get to the property. . A chair lift (at approx 200m) allows skiing back to Wengen, or to catch a (frequent) train up/down the mountain, or just to master the World Cup slalom run! Taxi to the village is available at approx CHF20. A supermarket delivery service is available. Summer activities include: hiking, biking, tennis, open air pool, base-jumping, rafting, golf and sailing and lake cruises and tree-top ropes (Interlaken), the 'Flyer', wildlife, UNESCO World Heritage site of Trummelbach waterfall (inside the mountain), etc. Winter activities: skiing/snowboarding, tobogganing (some long and very fast (!) routes), walking, etc. All seasons: Photography, para-gliding, Junfraujoch and Piz Gloria viewpoints, skating, curling. Full information and assistance given before and during your stay....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Gambling Casinos
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

                  • Balcony

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Semi-Detached
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.9
                          from 14 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Autumn
                          Sep 27 - Nov 28, 2014
                          5 night min stay

                          SFr1,249
                          Early Winter
                          Nov 29 - Dec 12, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          SFr1,950
                          Winter
                          Dec 13 - Mar 20, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          SFr2,650
                          Late Winter
                          Mar 21 - Apr 10, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          SFr1,950
                          Spring 2015
                          Apr 11 - May 29, 2015
                          5 night min stay

                          SFr1,550
                          Summer 2015
                          May 30 - Sep 18, 2015
                          5 night min stay

                          SFr1,550

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Vis Tax Child winter, per person, per night SFr2
                          • Vis Tax Child summer, per person, per night SFr2
                          • Linen per person SFr36
                          • VisitorTax Adult winter, per person, per night SFr4
                          • Cleaning SFr175
                          • Vis tax Adult summer, per person, per night SFr3
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit SFr750
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          - Cancellations within the 8 week period prior to booked arrival date will be refunded as follows:

                          - Full refund of damage deposit.

                          - Cancellation over 4 weeks and less than 8 weeks will be refunded at a rate of 50% of the difference between the reservation deposit and the final rental amount e.g. if the deposit was CHF 1000 and the rental element was CHF 2000, you will receive CHF 500.

                          - 30% non-refundable deposit to secure the booking.

                          - CHF750 damage deposit (including key loss) payable at the time when balance of payment is due.

                          - Balance of payment due 8 weeks before arrival date.

                          PLEASE NOTE: The Homeaway website cannot calculate the Fees and Visitor's Tax correctly, please contact us for fixed price quotation.


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                          Location

                          200 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Bern (70km), Zurich, Basel, Geneva
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Mary's Cafe (200m) or Wengen centre at less than
                          15 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Interlaken
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Wengen at less than
                          15 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Interlaken
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Mary's Cafe (200m) or Wengen centre at less than

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Luxurious and private chalet set in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, offering all the traditional winter sports and summer activities in some of the most dramatic scenery to be found anywhere in The Alps. All abilities in all activities, are superbly catered for, with varied and interesting routes/locations.

                          The location is 15 minutes walk from the charming, traffic-free village of Wengen and 2 minutes from the finishing area of the 'classic', longest and often the fastest, World Cup Downhill race, The Lauberhorn.

                          Stunning views and quiet trails are everywhere, for all activities, next to numerous peaks, including the infamous Eiger mountain and over the valley from the delightful Murren village and Schilthorn peak (made famous by James Bond), these being other easily accessible locations.

                          Interlaken and Thun are nearby for further activities, shopping treats and dining.

                          Please note: private cars are left in Lauterbrunnen and a train taken up to Wengen.

                          Other Activities: Cycling, diving, fishing, wind-surfing, golf, horse riding, sailing, golf

                          Ski: There are only three grades of piste In this area - blue, red and black. The blues are nice 'cruisy' runs like the green gradings you might find in France and can often be summer roads.

                          The reds are also quite relaxing with only a few blacks. There is also plenty of off-piste skiing and some lovely tree-lined routes lower down.

                          A snowpark can be found at Jungfraujoch for the tricksters amongst you.

                          Generally the area is very easy to navigate with all slopes from Mannlichen and Kleine Scheidegg and the 'First' area heading toward Grindlewald, from where a cable car or train can bring you back up the mountain. Over on the Murren side there is plenty of great skiing and again, navigation is easy, with train or cable cars allowing you to return after the pistes have closed.

                          It is rare to find a big queue for any lift.

                          There are also great sledging runs, that require care in some places because they are fast. 10 miles long if you wish to come down from above Grindlewald.

                           

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                          Photos

                          • Racers Retreat from other side of valley

                            Racers Retreat from other side of valley

                          • Dining area and fully equipped kitchen

                            Dining area and fully equipped kitchen

                          • The Silberhorn from balcony (zoomed in)

                            The Silberhorn from balcony (zoomed in)

                          • Lauterbrunnen valley in summer

                            Lauterbrunnen valley in summer

                          • Looking toward Grindlewald from below Mannlichen

                            Looking toward Grindlewald from below Mannlichen

                          • North Face of Eiger from Wengenalp

                            North Face of Eiger from Wengenalp

                          • Immediately below balconies

                            Immediately below balconies

                          • Snowy Wengen from Allmend

                            Snowy Wengen from Allmend

                          • Bode Miller in the slalom

                            Bode Miller in the slalom

                          • The Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau from Piz Gloria

                            The Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau from Piz Gloria

                          • En route to chalet 2

                            En route to chalet 2

                          • Part of main bedroom

                            Part of main bedroom

                          • Lounge area

                            Lounge area

                          • Looking out of lounge window

                            Looking out of lounge window

                          • Lauterbrunnen valley from train up to Wengen

                            Lauterbrunnen valley from train up to Wengen

                          • Looking 700m down onto Lauterbrunnen - 30 mins hike from the apartment.

                            Looking 700m down onto Lauterbrunnen - 30 mins hike from the apartment.

                          • Wengen's fantastic open air pool

                            Wengen's fantastic open air pool

                          • Just another summer's day...

                            Just another summer's day...

                          • Only part of backdrop behind Wengen

                            Only part of backdrop behind Wengen

                          • 80mph+ downhill racer with Silberhorn behind

                            80mph+ downhill racer with Silberhorn behind

                          • JB at Piz Gloria

                            JB at Piz Gloria

                          • En route to chalet 1

                            En route to chalet 1

                          • Why not have your own piste? Jan 12

                            Why not have your own piste? Jan 12

                          • Part of 2nd bedroom

                            Part of 2nd bedroom

                          SFr178 - SFr379 per night (CHF)
                          14

                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 10/01/14
                          Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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