Traditional Swiss Chalet, Wengen, 2 Large balconies, 3 floors and gallery
- english, russian
Why Malcolm Campbell chose Wengen
Our chalet is on the end of a block of 4 with uninterrupted spectacular views across and down the Lauterbrunnen valley to the glaciers. We have a shed for boots and sledges etc and a downstairs area where have an additional shower and toilet and small sauna. We also have a great foosball game for the kids (and adults ;-)).
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
I will start off by stating that there were many things about the unit that we loved but the kitchen floor was sticky upon arrival and there was exactly one kitchen towel (we purchased a second one and I hope housekeeping left it in the unit for the next guests). One bed was missing linens and no extras anywhere to be found in the house.
I understand that most of Europe does not use top sheets on their beds, but it was extremely hot, no air conditioning, only down comforters on the beds, and no fans. Goats (which were adorable) were grazing just out the back during our entire stay, so we had to choose between opening the windows with no screens and letting in lots of flies or a very hot and stuffy house with no fans or air conditioning.
There were four of us, but only one set of keys were provided which was very inconvenient.
One of the reasons we chose this particular was the promise of a washer and dryer. However, the dryer was not working and the owner made no effort to get in touch with the property manager when we were not able to. The owner was aware of the dryer situation before our arrival and did not mention it. Disclosing this information before our arrival would have been helpful. There were exactly 4 towels provided so it would have been nice if we had been able to wash and dry them during our stay.
There were many things about the chalet that we loved, plenty of space for four, extremely convenient for day hikes out the door, waking up to a spectacular view every morning. However, I hope to stay a little closer to town the next time I visit Wengen. The 35 minute roundtrip walk to pick up eggs and bread started to get old after a week, even though it was a fantastic walk. If this is not an issue for you and you don't need a dryer or fans, this is a lovely spot.
Great family chalet in Wengen
Beautiful views, 15 minutes walk from Wengen.
Beautiful Mountain Retreat!
A beautiful chalet in the mountains with a spectacular view. The chalet is well kept and was very clean on arrival. Both Malcolm and Tracy were responsive to questions. It was a little hot at night in the chalet, a few fans would be a good addition.
The property is in great condition; everything seems new or well-maintained (the one exception was a broken dryer, but there are drying racks). Plenty of space for our family of 4; with the third full bathroom on the ground floor and the loft, it could have accommodated 2 more people very comfortably.
The walk from the village (15 minutes with some hills) was enjoyable and lovely, only an issue when we arrived with our luggage. We had a little difficulty getting a cab on the rainy night when we arrived at 8:30 but eventually figured it out. We were able to grocery shop in the village (the Co-op store is on the way out of the town center) and cook many of our meals, avoiding the pricey but good restaurants.
The walk was worth it for the amazing view from either of the two balconies, which I don't think you could easily replicate in town. Mountains (with Jungfrau visible around the corner, waterfalls, and distant Gimmelwald perched across the valley. It was like something out of Lord of the Rings. And Wengen was so convenient for hiking. Every day we would watch trainloads of passengers come through headed for Mannlichen or Jungfrau and we were glad we were most of the way there already. There are lots of hikes of all difficulty levels that can be done right from the doorstep, and the local tourism office is very helpful.
I have digressed from the property but it was perfect, with a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of paper products, and very clean.We could hear the nearby waterfall at night from our window, and the kids could hear the sheep and their bells from right across the road. My husband, who never says this about anywhere we travel, said he would return in a hearbeat.
The views are amazing, the walk is worth it (once got used to it) and the sounds of the stream mixed with the cow/goat bells was mesmerizing. The dryer did not work but that wasn't much more than a minor inconvenience. HIGHLY recommend not using the CO-OP - Dorfladen delivers and they are very friendly.
Matches to exceeds expectations
The reservation, stay and checkout all went smoothly. The property was excellent, in a quiet location with a fantastic view of the valley and mountains.
Set amongst the 4000m peaks of Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch, Wengen is a car free village of natural beauty. The village sits high above the steep sided Lauterbrunnen Valley and is reached by cog railway. Nearby attractions include Jungfrau 'Top of Europe', at 3454m it is Europe's highest altitude railway station giving access to Glaciers and an Ice Palace. The Trummelbach Waterfall and Interlaken with many picturesque lakeside villages are also popular attractions.
Other Activities: White water rafting.