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Historic chalet from 1714 in Plans-sur-Bex, Gryon-Villars-Les Diablerets

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A postcard from Switzerland: mountain, mountain pastures, hiking trails, thermal

The 18th-century chalet, listed as a Swiss historical monument, is fully refurbished and furnished with original pieces. It has a Swiss postcard atmosphere. This family home is welcoming and the rooms and bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. Enjoy modern comfort in a traditional setting set in a small village on the doorstep of one of Switzerland's most beautiful nature reserves. Here you can see wild animals, marvel at nature's beauty, and visit Alpine farms that sell cheese. The rental is a few minutes away from the main ski resorts. The ski runs pass in front of the chalet. This is an ideal environment to hike in snowshoes or cross-country skis.

Olivier Nicolas
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Olivier Nicolas

A historian and art historian, we love to travel to beautiful houses and enjoy entertaining in this mountain family home. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Olivier Nicolas purchased this chalet in 1950

Why Olivier Nicolas chose Bex

The family home, listed as Swiss cultural heritage, dates back to 1714. That's 300 years this year! The house is nestled in a wonderful nature reserve. The wild animals come to the garden to graze (deer, stags, foxes, and chamois)

What makes this chalet unique

A postcard from Switzerland offers a natural reserve and wild animals (chamois, foxes, stags, deer, etc.) It is a few minutes from the ski runs and the main thermal spas in French-speaking Switzerland.


Bex Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ski Locker
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Turkish bath
    Ground floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Turkish bath
    Bathroom (upstairs) - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom on the ground floor - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Bedroom on the ground floor
    North bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom with a 160-cm double bed
    Upstairs bedroom, south facing - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bedroom with Mezzanine
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Cellar
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • hydrotherapy
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing


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Historic chalet from 1714 in Plans-sur-Bex, Gryon-Villars-Les Diablerets
average rating of 4.882353 based on 24 reviews
Dartmouth, MA

Beyond expectations!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful old chalet with so much character, the beautiful on-line pictures don't do it justice after stepping foot on the property. Well supplied and maintained. Very comfortable accommodations with lots of room. Comfortable bedding for a great night's sleep, which isn't always easy to achieve away from home. It's an easy drive to a variety of interesting areas. Must have a vehicle as this house is up a winding mountain road with beautiful scenery.

Olivier was very friendly and easy to communicate with . Norbert was also very nice and tried to communicate with the 4 of us (2 couples), however, we had a little bit of a communication gap with him as he only spoke French to us and 3 out of the 4 of us knew very minimal French (our bad, not his). Even though he could not speak to us in English, he was able to recommend taking a drive to Gruyere by communicating to us on our map. We took his advise and had a great time. Also spent time in charming Montreux. The 4 of us had the best time and highly recommend this fabulous chalet.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and you are warmly welcome next time!
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Beautiful setting. Comfortable, well-equipped chalet.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect position for some beautiful hiking and sightseeing in the Vaud region and beyond. Peaceful village setting but with easy access to restaurants in the village and beyond. Norbert was always on hand if help and advice was needed. An outlet for basic local provisions would have been helpful but we managed fine without it. Would certainly visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, Fl

Picture Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Oliver was great to work with - responded quickly and gave us great tips about the area before our arrival and called to check on us the day we arrived.

This was our first stop on a 18 day vacation - we worried that the rest of our trip would be a let down because our time in Plans Sur Bex was so perfect!!. When I mentioned to Oliver that we were interested in seeing a Desalpe, he told us it was our lucky day, the Desalpe would go right by the chateau. I enjoyed it so much I had tears in my eyes!!! We also made an easy drive to Visp and took the train to Zermatt. Our only problem was the drizzle & clouds........but no one can control that!

The beds were comfortable, the shower upstairs was wonderful. The kitchen was well stocked and we enjoyed making our own breakfast every morning before we set out to see the beautiful country.

just a heads up - some low ceilings........didn't bother me, I'm short, but the two men over 6 ft did bump their heads a time or two.

I would love to go back to this area one day and would definitely want to spend more time at this authentic chalet. Thanks Oliver and Norbert for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic, scenic, quiet, comfortable, authentic

  • 5 of 5

Our family--and friends who also joined us--so enjoyed our week in Chalet Tanner. It was a perfect start to our travels in Switzerland, thus we were spoiled for the rest of our trip! Nothing else could quite compare with the historic chalet, modernized nicely while also keeping the integrity of the historic home. And the easy access to hikes, the town, restaurants was so nice. We long enjoy remembering such a special week at Chalet Tanner. And thank you to Norbert for charming us as much as the chalet itself!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and enjoying your stay with us. You are warmly welcome next time Olivier
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Fullerton, Ca

Amazing Chalet! The ultimate Swiss experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 stayed here over the Christmas holiday. It was a prefect retreat for us, and is close to so many incredible sites. The chalet was our home base for visiting Zermatt (and seeing the Matterhorn), as well as exploring the Lake Geneva area (Montreux, Lausanne, and other smaller cities). The little town it is situated in is so cute and picturesque. Olivier was great to work with, and made the whole process so easy. The chalet stayed warm 24/7 as they had a lovely heater going that heated up the house. Couldn't recommend it more!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnifique !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un superbe séjour dans ce magnifique chalet plein de charme, situé dans une très belle région. L'accueil a été particulièrement chaleureux et bienveillant. Le chalet est d'une propreté impeccable. Nous étions 6 et n'avons manqué de rien.

Superbes randos accessibles depuis le chalet depuis le chalet

Nous y reviendrons avec grand plaisir !

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Geneva Airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
L' Argentine, Le Chamois, Auberge Pont-de-Nant
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
L' Argentine, Le Chamois, l'Auberge Pont-de-Nant
Nearest Ski
9 Kilometres
La Barboleusaz: Gryon-Villars ski resort
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Accessible by car and public transport

Take the motorway until you arrive at Bex, then turn onto the mountain road for 8 km until your reach Plans-sur-Bex

Auberge de Pont-de-Nant and l'Argentine for delicious gourmet meals, 13 and 14 at GaultMillaut

The Muverans Nature Reserve offers hikes and its botanical garden.

The Lavey thermal spa for its luxurious Spa

The Gianada Foundation for its beautiful exhibitions

Montreux Jazz Festival for its music

La Barboleuse is 16 minutes away, or 9.6 km on the ski slopes, ski rental and cable car to the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets resort.

Champerix is 35 minutes away. Visit for skiing and its Swiss mountain village atmosphere. Les Portes du Soleil resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Nettoyage $285.98
Frais bancaires $40.04
Refundable damage deposit $571.95

tarif en fonction du nombre de personnes, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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