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Chalet Bergheim - Unique, Private, Ski-in/ski-out Swiss Mountain Chalet

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom Private Chalet Overlooking the Rooftops of Zermatt and the Matterhorn

Chalet Bergheim is a magical, private, ski-in/ski-out mountain chalet, built in 1933 in traditional walliser style wooden construction. Renovated in 2014, the chalet is furnished with bespoke, hand made furniture and natural materials but with all of the features you would expect in a modern mountain chalet including free wi-fi throughout, a whirlpool bath and open log fire. The chalet is completely surrounded by nature with virtually no neighbours in sight, and you don't have to share the property with anyone! Outside there is a large private garden and terrace, with a beautiful natural 8 person cedar hottub, fire pit and bbq facilities, perfect for soaking up the sunshine. The chalet is sold on a self-catering basis but a catering service or fresh food delivery may be available on request.

One of the only free-standing chalets in Zermatt, the chalet sleeps 6 adults comfortably in 3 double bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (one with separate whirlpool room overlooking Matterhorn). With additional beds the maximum occupancy is 9 (max 7 adults, 1 children and 1 baby).

Nestled in the tree line at 1750m and overlooking the rooftops of Zermatt, the chalet is directly on the Sunegga ski-piste giving access to the 450 kilometers of pistes offered by the best known resort in Switzerland. Ski hard all day, grab a glass of wine and sit in front of the open fire or enjoy the evening sunshine on the terrace taking in the majestic views of the Matterhorn, that for us is the perfect day.

Or in the Summer, take the mountain bike up to a mountain lake for a swim, hit some single trail on the way down, go for a hike in the woods and then end the day with sausages on the bbq and a drink or two around a camp fire in the fire pit.

If like us, you are in love with the mountains and you value stunning natural surroundings, your own space, and a host of amazing adventures on your doorstep then you will fall in love with this place.

KEY FEATURES:

- Ski in/Ski out (When sufficient snow. When little snow, the nearest snow sure piste is 400m away)

- Private freestanding chalet

- Outdoor 8 person cedar hottub

- Indoor whirlpool bath

- Large private garden and terrace

- Smart TV with internet access

- Free wifi throughout

- South facing with Matterhorn views

- Log fire

- Ski room with boot dryer

- 4* superior rated

- Surrounded by nature

- Fire pit and BBQ

- Alpine charm in abundance

- Free luggage transfer in winter (10am-4pm Monday - Saturday)

- Families welcome

- Baby equipment (Travel Cots, chairs etc).

- Wine fridge/Nespresso Machine

- Games provided

LOCATION

The chalet is in a stunning location above the village of Zermatt with dramatic views of the majestic Matterhorn. Far enough away to feel remote but close enough to access the many amenities Zermatt has to offer.

- Direct on the ski-piste from Sunegga

- 20-25min uphill walk from the centre of Zermatt

- Nearby restaurants within a short walk from the house

- Surrounded by nature with very few neighbours

- 400m from the nearest road access point in Winter (access by cleared footpath). Direct access to chalet by taxi in summer.

- Hike and MTB direct from the front door in the summer

- South facing for afternoon/evening sunshine

Zermatt is a car-free village and hence access by private car to the property is not possible.

IMPORTANT IN WINTER: In winter it's only possible to access the property to within 400m by taxi, and after that you must go by foot on a prepared winter trail (direct access by taxi possible in summer). From the town to the chalet it is a 20-25min walk uphill. There is however an elevator during lift opening hours which reduces the amount of uphill and walking time! From the ski piste to the chalet there are steps. Prior to guest arrival we clear the steps of snow and lay grit. However, should there be snowfall then snow clearance may be required during your stay. Should there be insufficient snow on the piste next to the house, it is 400m walk to a snow-sure piste. In winter free luggage transfer is available Saturdays 10am until 4pm unless very poor weather conditions. You therefore must plan to be in Zermatt before 3:15pm at the latest on arrival day!

Contact us for more details of arrival arrangements.

More Details

Owner
Will & Amanda
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Will & Amanda

We are a young family of mountain lovers living and working in Zurich but with our hearts in Zermatt. Originally from the UK, we have spent many years working abroad in Europe and Asia Pacific until we finally settled in the beautiful Switzerland. For us, no other country compares in terms of natural beauty, and Zermatt is the pinnacle.

Will & Amanda purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Will & Amanda chose Switzerland

After moving to Switzerland in 2010, we have been searching for the perfect mountain chalet to call home. We didn't want just any old house or town centre apartment, but a chalet with charm, charisma and character. We must have looked at nearly 50 properties before coming across Chalet Bergheim and falling in love instantly! It has the perfect balance of being able to get away from it all, but being close enough to town to enjoy the benefits of Zermatt. Plus it has all the essentials of log fire, ski-in/ski-out and large garden! Following the renovation work we have carried out over the last year, it also has a touch of understated luxury not often found in a mountain chalet. It really is an escape to the mountains.

What makes this chalet unique

- Ski in/Ski out (Snow permitting)

- Private freestanding chalet

- Outdoor 8 person cedar hottub

- Indoor whirlpool bath

- Large private garden and terrace

- Smart TV with internet access

- Free wifi throughout

- South facing with Matterhorn views

- Log fire

- Ski room with boot dryer

- 4* superior rated

- Surrounded by nature

- Fire pit and BBQ

- Alpine charm in abundance

- Free luggage transfer in winter (10am-4pm Monday - Saturday)

- Baby room and facilities

- Families welcome

- Wine fridge/Nespresso Machine

- Games provided

Guestbook comments from the owner

My girlfriend and I along with one other couple stayed at Chalet Bergheim for one week during February. The walk from where the taxi drops you off is something that you will see mentioned in other reviews and possibly be nervous about, but if you pass this up because of it you will be making a mistake. When we first arrived the view from outside the Chalet is something that words can not describe.



I did not want to stay in a hotel or one of the small chalet's in town and I'm glad we didn't. Having your own privacy and the whole place to ourself made the trip that much better. The kitchen is stocked with the basic necessities. When we went into town we purchased additional food so we could make a couple dinners at home. Bring backpacks to pack the groceries into and the trip is an ease. We liked that they had a selection beer, wine, and champagne (at an additional cost of course) as we took advantage of this often.



The chalet itself is nicely decorated and the views from inside looking out where amazing. It is big enough so that everyone has there own space if needed but at the same time is very cozy. The upstairs bathroom is something that I would love to have in my own home.



The only disappointing part of the trip was having to leave. If you come here stay as long as you can, you will not be disappointed. We now have many great memories that I will never forget.
Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
235 Kilometres
Geneva Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Many to choose from!!
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Täsch
Nearest Train
1000 Metres
Zermatt train station
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Many to choose from!!
Nearest Ski
10 Metres
Direct on the piste from Sunnegga ski areas
Car: not necessary

Nestled in the tree line at 1750m and overlooking the rooftops of Zermatt, the chalet is directly on the Sunegga ski-piste giving access to the 450 kilometers of pistes offered by the best known resort in Switzerland. The chalet is completely surrounded by nature with very few neighbors so you can enjoy perfect peace and quiet or make us much noise as you want!

Zermatt is located in one of the highest resorts in the Alps ensuring the best possible ski conditions. Dominated by the Matterhorn and its surrounding scenery, it combines, great year round skiing with a beautiful car free village, incredible restaurants, lively Après ski and fantastic shopping.

As well as being famous for the Matterhorn, Zermatt boasts an incredible selection of mountain restaurants. The skiing is world class with four major interconnected areas including Sunnega/Rothorn, The Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn and lastly due to its location on the Swiss/Italian border, Cervinia in Italy.

Zermatt is the only resort in the world where you can go Skiing and snowboarding the whole year round, with 365 days of snow. As the highest altitude, largest and most efficiently developed snow sport location in the Alps, Zermatt offers an absolute snow guarantee. In winter, 360 km of piste attracts skiers of all levels. Unlimited skiing and snowboarding between Switzerland and Italy – no other destination can offer this.

In the summer, you can enjoy the 20 km of pistes on the Zermatt Theodul Glacier. Carve and relax alongside national ski teams from all over the world with the Matterhorn always in sight.

Hiking in Winter

Zermatt offers 70 km of winter walking paths. You will be able to enjoy the peace and quiet away from the pistes, on high altitude paths with marvelous views. Wander through snow-covered woods, or follow the traces of the ancient Wallisers, up to the Zmutt hamlet. Almost all winter walking paths have a gentle inclination, both up and down.

Tobogganing

There are plenty of opportunities for Tobogganing in Zermatt. The downhill toboggan journey from Rotenboden lasts between five and ten minutes – and is great fun for all ages. Or toboggan from the chalet to town!

Snow Shoe Hiking

This is a mode of transport once used by our ancestors. While these were formerly made of wood, small branches and animal sinews, today's snowshoe hiking fans have a choice of high-tech materials. Guided hikes are a very special experience. This is truly a spiritual experience for all ages.

Ice Skating

The natural and artificial ice rinks in the centre of the village offer free fun on the ice from December to the end of February. This is where the youngest ice sport fans get together, to play at being an ice princess or to compete against each other at ice hockey.

Paragliding

You've never seen Zermatt like this before: In free flight, with a bird's eye view, flying with the wind. Paragliding fulfills the dream of flying. And you stay in the air for up to half an hour. Enjoy this wonderful experience and feel as free as a bird!

Restaurants

Fine dining on the slopes is guaranteed with world famous restaurants open throughout the season. There is no resort in the world that offers the same incredible gourmet experiences. There is something very special about enjoying a salad that was picked just moments before from the nearby by garden.

Glacier Paradise And The Gonergrat

The Gornergrat railway will take you to the top of the mountain for breathtaking views. At the top you can visit the Glacier Paradise, a glacier filled with beautiful ice carvings and benches adorned with thick sheep skin rugs

Indoor Activities

Cinema, Indoor Climbing, Matterhorn Museum, Tennis, Beauty and Wellness, Swimming, Guided Village Tours, Mountaineer Cemetry

Hiking in Summer

With more than 400 km of marked hiking and walking trails, Zermatt, Täsch and Randa offer a wide range of options to hiking fans. The mountain railways make it possible to effortlessly reach altitudes up to 3,000 metres above sea level. The areas in Täsch and Randa, with breathtaking views of the Weisshorn and the peaks of the Mischabel group, are recommended to those who like to walk up to higher altitudes. Or you can follow in the footsteps of Emile Zola, Eduard Whymper and Albert Schweizer to walk to Trift. And there are walking trails close to the villages for those who prefer shorter less strenuous walking.

Mountaineering and Climbing

The destination Zermatt Täsch Randa has its roots in alpine sport and mountaineering. 65 licensed mountain guides know all about the mountain world around the Matterhorn, with its 38 4,000-metre peaks.

Mountain Biking

Over gravel and stones, through larch and Swiss pine forests, on Single Trails – and all this with a magnificent mountain backdrop: With a total of 100 km with different difficulty levels, you will cover an average of 1,000 metres of altitude.

Amenities

Zermatt Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Luxury upstairs bathroom with separate jacuzzi bath area
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Double bed can also be used as a twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed can also be used as a twin
  • There are 3 double bedrooms with luxury hotel beds and linen. In addition, there are two extra beds available for one of the bedrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

A wonderful stay at Chalet Bergheim

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Bergheim is nestled in a beautiful spot in the hills above Zermatt. From the balcony there is an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding mountains - there is nothing quite like having the Matterhorn waiting to welcome you as you drink your coffee every morning!

Inside, the Chalet is tastefully appointed from the lovely cosy sitting room complete with wood burning stove, to the comfortable bedrooms and stylish main bathroom, which features a hot tub from which you get another fantastic view of the Matterhorn!

Very few places in Zermatt will offer this much peace and privacy – you really are in your own little world tucked away on the mountain-side. But it is only a short walk down the road into town. In winter this road would be a ski piste, making the journey even quicker!

We brought our daughter with us (20 months old) and we had no problems managing with her. There was plenty of space for her to play inside and the balcony is enclosed so that she could also play outside.

We had a glorious week at Bergheim enjoying the stunning scenery and often walking directly into the mountains from the chalet. Zermatt is a truly special place and Chalet Bergheim offers a wonderfully unique way to make your stay extra special.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your amazing review! So glad you had a fantastic holiday and would love to have you back any time. Will and Amanda.
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5

Fantastic place !

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Bergheim was a great place for our family for a summer holiday week in Zermatt ! We loved the location, a bit outside the village with an easy walk to get there. Great base camp to hike all around Zermatt. And the chalet was very well-equipped. We´d love to come back !

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mattieu, thanks for the great review! So glad you enjoyed.Will
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5

Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a fantastic family ski trip. Chalet Bergheim is a wonderful spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Clay, come back again soon!
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Wisconsin / Minnesota
5

Absolutely perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet Bergheim is perfectly appointed, quiet and very comfortable. We loved the hot tub, the fireplace, and the heated floors, along with the very comfortable beds and couches! We slept better at the Chalet than we do in our own bed at home. Everything you may need is provided, down to the last detail. The walk into town, or just hiking around the mountainside, is beautiful and not difficult at all. Will and Amanda were very prompt in answering any questions, and were wonderful to work with. We even had a special show put on by the amazing Air Zermatt helicopters that we enjoyed watching right off the balcony! Our stay was a once in a lifetime experience and we highly recommend Chalet Bergheim for anyone looking for the perfect Swiss retreat!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the wonderful review and come back soon!! Will and Amanda
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5

This rental will be tough to top...

  • 5 of 5

We were enchanted with the photos of the chalet posted online when we first placed our reservation several months in advance, and it did not disappoint. During our two-week stay in Zermatt, we spent several hours each day out and about, hiking in the mountains and exploring the town, and it was always so pleasant to return to such a cozy, inviting place each evening.

The chalet was very well appointed, with plenty of cooking supplies and table/drink ware. We cooked meals in the chalet most nights and never found ourselves lacking anything we needed. The hot tub was delightful (as was the courtyard area in general) and was pretty much a nightly ritual for us. The view of the town and Matterhorn is simply spectacular.

Regarding the access, we found the walks up to the chalet to be a nice little workout each day. Even those days when we missed the lift, taking the trail was just a little more effort, and the seclusion of the place more than makes up for the extra work it takes to reach it. We didn't mind it a bit.

Overall, we could not have been more pleased with our accommodations. When we come back to Zermatt, we absolutely would not hesitate to reserve the Chalet Bergheim again!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Kevin! Glad you had a great holiday and you loved the chalet as much as we do. Come back anytime! Will and Amanda
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Washington, DC USA
5

A special place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful chalet for a week with young friends and their new baby. We thought it was perfect. The chalet is located above Zermatt with an unbelievable view of the Matterhorn. From the balconies we could hear the goats moving across the valley floor-a lovely tinkling of bells-and the chiming of church bells. The fact that cars are not permitted in Zermatt meant that the chalet felt as if we were in a very remote place. In fact a short walk downhill to the elevator opposite Cervo Hotel put us into Zermatt with only a short walk to restaurants and shopping and trains. The location was perfect and so was the house. We found it fully equipped (there was even a crib) and so much attention was given to the comfort of guests that the only thing we could find missing was a night light in the bathrooms. That was it! The beds were comfortable, the linens were nice, and the kitchen had everything. We only used the cedar hot tub a couple of times but wish we had used it more. We went off adventuring every day but came back to the chalet wondering why we had ever left. The view and the house were THAT good!!

Tips for anyone lucky enough to come here: Be sure to stock up on groceries at the Coop across from the train station before hiring an electric taxi to carry you, luggage, food, and drink up to the chalet. Trips for small things are easily made using the elevator.

Also be sure to stop at Cervo for a drink on the terrace. This is a fashionable place with a welcoming staff. Last tip: Be sure to not stop for a snack at Tufternalp in a meadow above the house though I do recommend reading the reviews on Trip Advisor for amusement. One reviewer said they stopped there is see if the staff were as bad as all that. The answer is yes! Go to Cervo instead or back to the chalet.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Many thanks for your fabulous review :). We also love the goats! You are welcome back anytime... Will
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fixed charge per booking $765.88
Refundable damage deposit $1,767.41
Pet Fee $100.15

Discounts possible for stays longer than 7 days and shorter stays may be possible on request.

Prices includes:
- luggage transfer between 10am and 3:30pm Saturdays (Winter only)
- cleaning/linen
- taxes
- firewood
- basic provisions e.g. Tea, coffee etc

Additional services available on request!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund