Beautiful Central Downtown Crans Apartment-Steps from Ski or Golf(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Separate Den/TV Room, 1 Large Bathroom, (Sleeps 4-6)
CRANS-MONTANA - One of 'The 45 Places to Go in 2012' according to The New York Times
You will feel at home away from home in this beautiful, large and classy two-bedroom, one full bath apartment with a separate den/TV room and formal living room/dining room with a wood fireplace situated 5 minutes by foot from the main gondola to the ski slopes and 3 minutes from a world class championship golf course. The apartment is in the heart of downtown Crans, across from a grocery store, the Caviar House, down the street from Louis Vuiton and Hermes, the movie theater and some of the best shopping, bars, restaurants, grocery stores in all Switzerland. Alpine views can be enjoyed from every window. Spacious balconies are found outside every room where sitting and dining 'al fresco' is possible during the warmer months.
This well-appointed apartment can comfortably sleep up to 6 adults but is perfect for 4 and even better for a romantic getaway for 2! There is a queen-size bed in each bedroom and a queen-size sofa bed in the separate den/TV room. It has a formal living room with a wood fireplace and dining room as well as a breakfast nook for two in the kitchen.
Crans-Montana is one of Switzerland’s big, world-famous ski resorts, occupying the sunniest plateau in the Alps, facing south over the Rhône valley with a spectacular panorama over some of the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, such as the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Crans-Montana offers a particularly wide range of activities all year round. Along with Verbier and St Moritz, it’s also one of the glitziest, with what the local tourist office here likes to call 'the finest shopping in the Alps'. The resort actually comprises three villages, Crans-sur-Sierre, Montana and, out on a limb, Aminona; the agglomeration sprawls for more than 2km between Crans, to the west, and Montana, to the east. Skiing takes second place to the round of wining and dining embarked upon by fashionable aficionados of Crans-Montana’s affluent social life – although the resort does have the advantage of access to year-round skiing on the Plaine Morte glacier, way up above 3000m. The entire ski area here includes a total of 30 lifts and over 140 km of trails. Particularly popular are the broad carving trails and the valley descent down the Piste Nationale which, at 12 km, is the longest in the region. Skiing aside, the place is best known for hosting the European Masters golf tournament every September. Second only to the British Open for prestige and top names, Crans’s scenic course – “by far the most spectacular tournament site in the world” according to Greg Norman – was redesigned in 1999 by Seve Ballesteros, and now boasts fiendishly complex upturned-saucer greens, which led one frustrated player to describe playing a round as “having eighteen teeth pulled one by one”.
Crans-Montana is about two+ hours away from either Geneva or Milan International Airports and can easily be accessed by train and then by bus or taxi from the nearest train station at Sierre. The bus from Sierre stops steps away from the apartment.
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Keywords: Center of town yet quiet and peaceful, Close to alpine wilderness and miles of hiking, Walk to Ski and Golf, One quick elevator ride down to amazing shopping and dining, Large and classy, Mountain views, Fireplace, Trendy, LGBT friendly!
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Member since: 2010
- 110 m²
- Max. occupancy 6
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kayak / Canoe
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $320.79
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Snowshoeing, paragliding, mini golf, horseback riding, mountain biking, and gambling at a world-class Casino. Visit the medieval city of Sion (30 minutes by bus) and its magical castles. Taste great wines while walking along terraced vineyards below Crans-Montana. Happyland, the largest amusement park in Switzerland is 20 minutes away by bus/car. Near Happyland, the largest underground lake in Europe can be explored by the whole family!
About the owner: I was born and raised in Crans-Montana. I came to the USA in 1984 to attend university and later obtained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I currently am the Executive Director of Adolescent Counseling Services, a non-profit Organization providing counseling services to youth who could not otherwise afford it on the San Francisco Bay Peninsula. I inherited the apartment from my parents. I proudly consider this place my home in Switzerland. I visit Crans with my spouse many times a year. To this, our home away from home, we welcome caring individuals and friends who will appreciate the comfort and convenience of this special place and the beauty of its surrounding nature.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
This is our home in Switzerland and we want you, our guests to feel welcome here as if it was your own place in the Alps. It is beautifully and tastefully furnished while being relaxing and comfortable. It will particularly suit individuals who are searching for beauty and peace while enjoying the best that a world class mountain resort has to offer. The apartment is located in a building where many families and individuals (some of whom are my childhood neighbors and friends) live year-round. This creates an environment and experience of living amongst locals.
- Primary: (415) 309-8131 (California, USA)
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Quiet, classy and comfortable yet right in the middle of all resort activities!
The Alpine Bedroom awaits you after a day of skiing, hiking, or shopping!
View of downtown Crans from the Alpine Bedroom Window.
Enjoy coffee or dinner with views of the alps on the quiet living room balcony!
The magic of the Winter Holidays begins right in front of your apartment.
My favourite ski run: Bella-Lui! What a view!
Rest while admiring the Alps! From the Matterhorn to the Mont Blanc...
Sunny alpine views from the kitchen balcony
Tee off onto the mountains from the world famous 18-hole golf course of Crans!
Bright and sunny living and dining room with wood fireplace.
Enjoy a relaxing evening by the fire!
The Alpine Bedroom
Sleep in luxury in the Antique Bedroom
Modern and convenient kitchen to cook fondues or duck confits...your choice!
Winter view from the living room and living room balcony
Crans-Montana - The heart of the Alps in the heart of Switzerland
In winter the golf course becomes a walker's paradise.
Not feeling like skiing today... go ice skating instead!
Wonderful hikes begin the minute you step out of the apartment and into the wild
Beautiful view of the Alps on your walk to Montana from the apartment
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 06, 2017
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