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This newly built 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom apartment belongs to a local family with roots both in Grindelwald and in Santa Barbara, California. The spacious interior design features both family heirlooms and contemporary furnishings, giving the apartment a modern yet charming feel with all state of the art modern amenities. The chalet features a ski room, laundry room and parking garage with 1 parking space available to renters. The 2 bedrooms feature very comfortable new beds with new linens and goose down comforters, and beautiful eastern views of the Wetterhorn mountain. The bathrooms have custom designed furnishings, a large bathtub and shower in one, and a spacious shower in the other as well as contemporary tile throughout. This apartment sleeps a a maximum of 6 people.
The living room features 1 large couch that folds out into double bed ( the most comfortable fold out bed out there!), a second couch, a lounge chair and large screen new tv with cable and hi-speed internet. There is also a free standing wood burning fireplace, induction stove, nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, electric kettle, iron and ironing board, and more.
The apartment has an extra large wrap around balcony with a dining table and outside lighting. Here you can gaze at the famous Eiger mountain in all it's glory and the entire valley of Grindelwald.
The Rubi family have a long history in Grindelwald. Adolf Rubi was a very respected and prolific mountain climber, mountain guide and Olympic ski jumper. A. Rubi's son, Toni Rubi, was a ski instructor and cheese maker who eventually moved to California after he married Virginia who is from Santa Barbara. Together they raised a large family who split their time between Grindelwald and Santa Barbara. Today, the grown children live around the world and frequent Grindelwald as often as possible while raising families of their own in California, Grindelwald, Paris, Florida and Georgia. An international family with a love of nature, travel, the arts, cooking, and of course, Grindelwald.
Fabienne Buechel purchased this apartment in 2010
The Chalet Alpenblume apartment stands is unique because even though it's practically brand new, it's steeped in local family history and has been carefully designed using family antiques, but has been designed with a modern aesthetic in mind. The results set this apartment apart from the rest. From antique wood paneling re-installed in the new dining room nook, to original iron and glass work re-installed in the new bedroom doors... to family photo collages framed with vintage original chalet wood framed windows...this apartment has been custom designed with an artistic and professional eye to tell the story of the Rubi Family. The Rubi family's original chalet once stood on this piece of land, and now the family have managed to take pieces and stories from the old house to re-invent their home in the form of a beautiful new apartment in the Chalet Alpenblume.
You can walk directly to the Chalet Alpenblume from the train station in only 5 minutes, you have access to the villages restuarants and ski lifts only a few minutes away. The apartment's location is prime, the views are incredible and the parking garage for your rental car makes it an ideal option. Whether on foot, by train, or car... the apartment will be the perfect rental for all.
Grindelwald is one of the most spectacular villages in all of Europe. The village has all that one could wish for in a vacation. Dramatic nature and fresh mountain air, world-class snow sports, incredible Summer season hiking and biking to name a few of the many activities one can enjoy in this area. There are many special street markets through out the year that feature local cheese and charcuterie, live music, as well as handcrafts and traditional singing and wood carving events. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a fun filled family vacation, the options are endless in Grindelwald which is also a great base for further exploration in the surrounding Bernese Oberland region.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay