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Racers Retreat from other side of valley

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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
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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.

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 09/27/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 93 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • 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

    ...moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • 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
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Village

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All crockery, utensils, pans, corkscrew, wine glasses, etc, provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Separate microwave....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4-ring halogen hob....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There is a balcony from the main bedroom and an even bigger one (with furniture) from the lounge....moreless

  • Golf:

    There is golf in Interlaken and Grindlewald....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Ask me about this if you require kayaking/canoeing - I can arrange....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    For all your needs, please ask for the best information of where to hire, buy, test, etc....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are clay courts in Wengen centre for summer use, indoor courts Wilderswil for all year round....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    In the summer, Wengen has a fantastic outdoor pool (please see photo)....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Winter 2016
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,867
High Season
Dec 17 - Mar 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,346
Late Winter 2017
Mar 25 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,867
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$213

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • VisitorTax Adult winter, per person, per night $4.05
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $533.33
  • Vis Tax Child summer, per person, per night $1.60
  • Cleaning $208.00
  • Vis tax Adult summer, per person, per night $2.99
  • Vis Tax Child winter, per person, per night $2.13
  • Linen per person $38.40
  • 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.


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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Location

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

 

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 09/27/2016

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Photos

  • Racers Retreat from other side of valley

    Racers Retreat from other side of valley

  • Another balcony view

    Another balcony view

  • En route to chalet 2

    En route to chalet 2

  • The Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau from Piz Gloria - you can ski from here.

    The Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau from Piz Gloria - you can ski from here.

  • Snowy Wengen from Allmend

    Snowy Wengen from Allmend

  • The FIS slalom run in autumn

    The FIS slalom run in autumn

  • 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...

  • Lounge area

    Lounge area

  • Part of 2nd bedroom

    Part of 2nd bedroom

  • Looking down on Lauterbrunnen from hiking viewpoint.

    Looking down on Lauterbrunnen from hiking viewpoint.

  • Balcony view (balconies face west, so you get the sun)

    Balcony view (balconies face west, so you get the sun)

  • The road to the chalet, Feb 16

    The road to the chalet, Feb 16

  • En route to chalet 1

    En route to chalet 1

  • Why not have your own piste?

    Why not have your own piste?

  • 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

  • Part of main bedroom

    Part of main bedroom

  • Dining area and fully equipped kitchen

    Dining area and fully equipped kitchen

  • Lauterbrunnen Valley from Ledi Area.

    Lauterbrunnen Valley from Ledi Area.

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