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Chalet Gudrun

First floor apartment in Frutigen, ideal for families

Stay in Swiss Oberland

Tucked into the cute town of Frutigen, the Steiner vacation rental boasts great mountain views from its windows and a lovely outside garden space with barbecue. It is located on the ground floor of a typical Swiss-style home.

The bright and airy apartment consists of a modern eat-in kitchen, a living room with two comfortable couches, two bedrooms, and a bathroom with a tub and handheld shower. The bedrooms have queen-size beds, and one has a set of bunk beds, making it an ideal home base for families or two couples traveling together. There are tile floors throughout, except for the bedrooms, which have wood floors. Special features include a microwave, dishwasher, and free Wi-Fi.

The apartment is a flat 10-minute walk to the Frutigen train station, and a Migros supermarket is a mere 4 minutes away. The town also has a Coop supermarket, a bakery, and a number of other useful shops, as well as a tourist information office. It's a quick 14-minute train ride to Spiez, a great transportation hub for the Oberland and all of Switzerland. The friendly, English-speaking hosts live on site and speak English.

The apartment can sleep a maximum of 4 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

WiFi speed as of 6/5/20: 1000+ Mbps Down/1000+ Mbps Up


What's included

  • One week (or more) in a private Swiss apartment or chalet, often with spectacular views of the lakes and mountains.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Zurich, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for most arrivals at the Zurich airport, with detailed instructions that allow you to reach your village with ease.
  • An 8 or 15-day Swiss Rail Pass valid on trains, buses, lake ships; free entry to over 400 museums in Switzerland.
  • An orientation session given by our very experienced local staff covering rail and sightseeing.
  • Our own guide App for the area full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions researched by UnTours staff.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Frutigen, Switzerland - Oberland, Home of Chalet Gudrun

Frutigen, situated halfway between Lake Thun and Kandersteg, contrasts wonderfully with the lakeside towns of the Bernese Oberland. It is a rustic mountain village of large, old wooden chalets with considerable charm among the most unspoiled, authentically Swiss parts of the Oberland UnTour area. A town of about 3,500, Frutigen offers reasonable prices, high-quality shopping, restaurants and a very helpful tourist office. The old-time wooden box (Spanschachtel) museum in nearby Wengi typifies the region’s interest in wooden handcrafts. As gateway to the famous high Adelboden valley with excellent hiking, Frutigen station is an important transportation center.

Frutigen offers 2 large supermarkets, banks and ATMs. It has maintained its small-town Swiss character and yet is a wonderful base for day trips through Switzerland. Outstanding mainline express train service takes you in less than an hour to the capital city of Bern, beautiful Lake Thun, the famed resort region surrounding Interlaken, the high valley towns of Adelboden and Kandersteg and to Brig, gateway to the famed resorts of Zermatt and Saas Fee on the south side of the Swiss Alps.


Location


Landlord

Gudrun Steiner, the friendly and outgoing hostess, and her husband live on the second floor. She speaks English and makes every effort to ensure all of your apartments needs are met.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-6 people

Sleeping

2 bedrooms: 1 with queen bed and a bunk bed, 1 with queen bed. Crib supplied on request.

Bathrooms

Bathtub with hand-held shower

Kitchen

Roomy eat-in kitchen with table and 6 chairs, dishwasher, microwave, and an automatic grind and brew espresso maker. Highchair supplied on request.

Laundry

Washer and dryer, fee for use

Level

Ground floor

Accessibility

A short ramp leads down to apartment level.

Transportation

10-minute walk to the Frutigen rail station

Minuses

Some noise from train if windows are open.

Pluses

Very fast Wi-Fi, TV (cable), dishwasher, microwave, automatic grind and brew espresso maker

Special Features

Lovely outside garden space with barbecue


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

Brian Taussig-Lux

★★★★★

This spacious apartment has a great location near the train station and across from a farm. Easy walk to town for shopping and restaurants. Mrs. Steiner is a charming and accommodating hostess. I especially appreciated the strong WiFi signal and the Italian espresso maker. Although the apartment is near the tracks, I barely noticed any noise from trains thanks to the extra thick windows on that side of the apartment.


Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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  • Local transit pass
  • Cultural event
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Local support

Locally Owned and Operated

The money we pay for your accommodation will benefit the local economy where you will be staying.

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Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

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