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Fabulous apartment in possibly the best location in The Alps

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,001 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Large 3 bedroom apartment to sleep 6, mountain views, WiFi, etc

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


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.


Spring is significantly warmer, days are longer and there can be a great deal of snow.


The World Cup races are definitely worth seeing (here or anywhere) - simply the best skiers in the world.


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.


This is simply a fantastic area - please see the guest's reviews.

More Details

Andy Jones
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have stayed at this apartment several times before it was advertised for general rent.

It is in perfect condition, wonderful location by the racing finishing area and chair lift and the area in general. My last conclusion was, 'Wengen is the only place to ski'.

I want to return in the summer and I am booking for winter 2011.
Jan 2010
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Lauterbrunnen Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Fabulous apartment in possibly the best location in The Alps
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Nice House with a Spectacular View

  • 5 of 5

I've been going to Wengen for over twenty years and I've always stayed in hotels. Upon recommendation, I stayed at Property 468518. It was fun to live like a local! The walk to the property is around 15 minutes and offers some of the most beautiful views on earth. The house is clean and the area is very quiet. The owner has made it very convenient to "check-in and out" of the house and it's easy to find. Everything is available for you to have a "home away from home" while on holiday. Most of the locals speak English so there are very few language barriers. Nothing to fear!

If you live in a city the first thing you will notice at Chalet Alpweg, aside from the view, is the stillness. It's a perfect place to 'unplug' from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The house is roomy enough for six people so you will not feel crowded if you bring your family or friends and the rooms offer privacy so it is quite a comfortable setting. The residence is close to ski-lifts and the skiing is some of the best in the world. In the summer you can hike easily to surrounding vistas. After a long day it is really nice to sit on the balcony at "home" with a drink and soak in the views. Most people only dream about skiing in the Swiss Alps - go! But forewarned: you will fall in love with Wengen and find it difficult to leave. Safe Travels!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I must admit I was blown away by the high class and quality of the apartment. Everything you require is there with amply supplied instructions. The panoramic views it affords are to die for! The owner was friendly and made himself readily available to answer any and all questions which made it easy for the first time visitor. It lies an easy 15 minute walk from the town centre which boasts a number of good restaurants and a Co op for self catering needs. Perfectly placed for walking or rail travel up into the mountains. Without a doubt a first class apartment and holiday destination, we have already booked to stay again next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

I thought Wengen was a great resort. In fact I would say it was the best I have been to and that includes: St Anton, Courchevel, Verbier etc.<br>The Eiger looked amazing.<br><br>We looked at Wengen, then opted for Italy, but came back here at the last minute – handled superbly by the owner despite us messing about. And lucky us that it turned out this way.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Another Fantastic Trip

  • 5 of 5

Just back from my third visit to this apartment (09th - 16th January). This time was with friends, not the family and I am still very impressed with the service received - first class.

The promised discount was also readily applied (even though I'd forgotten about this!), making it even more excellent value for money.

We also had fantastic snow and 7 days of sun, though this was not arranged by the owner! Looking forward to my next trip because we are becoming rather attached to Racers Retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic weeks skiing!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I just spent 1 week over Christmas and New Year staying at Chalet Alpweg. The Apartment was well equipped and stylishly decorated and the bonus was the close location to the telesiege to take you up the mountain; only 5 minutes away on ski's. The chalet provided stunning views from both the master bedroom and lounge, which on a sunny afternoon was lovely to sit on the balcony. We were a little disappointed with the lack of storage for ski and snow equipment, but the owner has said this will be rectified shortly. We would love to return to this apartment again either summer or winter, we will recommend the apartment to our friends and colleagues in Switzerland and the UK.

Thank you Tim!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wengen in the summer, fab!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Switzerland and it is just how I imagined. The chalet we stayed in was perfect in every way. Modern, clean, comfortable and with high spec facilities. The main bedroom, (with en-suite) has a balcony that looks out onto a spectacular view of a picture perfect Switzerland. We woke every morning to the sound of cow bells. The main living room also has a balcony to enjoy your morning coffee as the sun illuminates the other side of the gorge, or a glass of champagne in the evening as you watch the sunset.

Friends joined us and had a comfortable stay in the spare bedroom which was also en-suite and our 10 year daughter loved being up in the mezzanine. She said she felt like Heidi! The owner has made this a lovely holiday home for his family.

Wengen is a great place to stay with many activities to do and places to visit, the tourist office were very friendly and helpful. In fact we found everyone very friendly and pleased to help.

This is not just a ski resort, there are many walks, so bring your hiking gear, but for the less intrepid the trains and footpaths are very accessible.

The day starts early and finishes early, so if you intend to eat out don't leave it too late. We ate lunch at "Mary's Cafe" on the terrace, fab! A lovely meal out one evening at the Hotel Bären in town. Also a fantastic lunch time meal of rosti at the restaurant Grindelwaldblick just above Kleine Scheidegg.

We spent a fortune traveling up to the Top Of Europe at Jungfraujoch, but we felt worth every Swiss franc.

If you want to see picture postcard Switzerland you will not be disappointed.

We drove and left our car in Lauterbrunnen in the car park next to the train station and our friends flew into Zurich and had a stress free train journey, with their tickets and itinerary printed out before they traveled from the UK.

For our daughter we bought a junior card for 30 Swiss francs, which meant she went free when accompanied on the trains, we only stayed a few days, but do some research on Swiss passes etc if you are staying longer.

The walk to the chalet takes about 20mins, don't forget to pick the key up first, so if you have heavy luggage get a taxi.

The weather was hot and we experienced a thunder storm too.

A great summer destination, enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Bern (70km), Zurich, Basel, Geneva
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Mary's Cafe (200m) or Wengen centre at
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Wengen at
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Mary's Cafe (200m) or Wengen centre at
Car: not necessary

Lovely, 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.


Rates & Availability

Lauterbrunnen Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,416 **
Autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,198 **
Early Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,907 **
High Season
Dec 16 2017 - Mar 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,396 **
Late Winter 2018
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,907 **
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$218 **

Additional information about rental rates

VisitorTax Adult winter $ 4.14 per person per night
Cleaning $212.45
Linen per person $39.22
Vis Tax Child summer $ 1.63 per person per night
Vis Tax Child winter $ 2.18 per person per night
Vis tax Adult summer $ 3.05 per person per night
Refundable damage deposit $544.74

- 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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