BUETIKOFER, REUTI, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
The Buetikofer apartment in the alpine village of Hasliberg-Reuti is on the ground floor of a wooden chalet typical to the Bernese Oberland. The apartment is fully equpped and nicely furnished, including TV & radio. On special request, it will sleep up to four persons in two bedrooms, one of which is a small single which can be made into a double with trundle bed for children.
The living room, dining area and furnished terrace look across a meadow to a fine, western-facing view of the great Alps of the region, the Wetterhorn and the Eiger. The chalet is also the residence of the host family, the Buetikofers. Frau Buetikofer speaks English. The apartment is 75-100 yards from the center of the alpine village of Reuti on the Hasliberg mountainside. Here there are a small grocery, shops, a postal bus station, an aerial cableway, and 3 good restaurants.
Hourly post bus service (6:30am- 8:30pm; taxi service thereafter) connects to trains at the famed Bruenig Pass station (23 minutes from Reuti). Half-hourly aerial cablecar connections (daylight hours) bring you quickly (7 min. journey time) to the large resort town of Meiringen deep in the valley below. Continuous gondola operations from Reuti carry visitors to the beautiful heights of Hasliberg mountain, a spectacular region for hikers of all levels. Reuti is close to Switzerland's center, making it a fine base for day trips throughout the country. However, Reuti itself is so beautiful, and seems so remote, that it will also appeal to those who wish simply to get away from it all and surround themselves with spectacular mountain vistas.
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SLEEPINGTwo bedrooms, 1 with 2 singles and 1 with trundle bed.
BATHROOMSTub with attached shower.
KITCHENSmall, but well-furnished
LAUNDRYLandlord helps with laundry
ACCESSIBILITY3 minute walk to bus
TRANSPORTATION100 yards to nearest bus stop for 23-minute ride to Brunig train station (bus runs hourly); 300 yards to Cable Car with 7-minute ride to Meiringen.
PLUSESPhone, cable TV, radio
SPECIAL FEATURESWi-FI, patio
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What's included with the Switzerland - Heartland Untour?
- One or two weeks 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. (Click for more information on 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.
- Local information and our Swiss Heartland Dream Book and Swiss Hiking Guide, both researched and written by Untours staff, chock-full of suggestions for scenic hiking trails and day trips.
- A local cultural activity, such as a visit to an alpine village, a guided city tour, or a visit to a traditional alpine cheese maker’s hut.
- A dinner party (selected dates only) or excursion with lunch.
- 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.
- Special savings for kids 15 and under on this Untour in qualifying apartments. Call for details.
Landlord or Host for Buetikofer, Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland
The chalet is also the residence of the host family, the Buetikofers. Frau Buetikofer speaks English.
Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Buetikofer
The Hasliberg, a mountain, is also the name of a community made up of 4 villages: Hohfluh, Wasserwendi, Goldern and Reuti. They share one local government, one mayor, one tourist office, one community center and one bank. It is not clear exactly when the mountain was first settled, but the area developed a unique culture and personality over many centuries. In some ways, the inhabitants lived in splendid isolation, which perhaps explains why these 4 small villages appear to be right out of “Heidi.” A casual stroll through any one reveals beautiful old chalets, immaculate gardens and gentle hints of a way of life from long ago.
The Hasliberg is best described as a hiker’s paradise, with the greatest variety and concentration of outstanding walks and hikes in the Heartland. There is a wonderful walk for families with children created around the stories of “Muggestutz,” a Hasliberg dwarf. Each of the villages has at least one or two good restaurants and small grocery stores supplying basic needs, and Hofhluh also features a fine little bakery.
The post bus connects the 4 villages with the Brunig train station, which offers hourly service to the famed Bernese Oberland resort of Interlaken (45 minutes west) and the city of Luzern (75 minutes north.) An aerial tramway connects Reuti with Meiringen down in the valley every 30 minutes. Cable cars also connect Reuti to higher locations on the Hasliberg (gondolas to Kaserstatt, Bidmi, Magisalp and Planplatten) .
Customer comments about Buetikofer, Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland
"Wunderbar!!!! Beautiful flowergarden!!!" Richard Carlson
"Beautiful apartment, near bus and lift. Wonderful view. Completely satisfactory." John & Agnes Drechsler
"Greth and Walter were both exceedingly friendly and helpful. Their kindness to us was so much appreciated." DeDe & L. Rodgers Smith
"Clean, well equipped and ideally situated." Ron Shiromoto
' Wonderful, extraordinary beautiful location with very nice hosts. Rail pass was a very convenient way to see the country." Ron Shiromoto
"This was our 15th times in the apartment, and we still enjoy it very much. It is comfortable, perfect for 2 people, and the view is fantastic." Brian Cooley
"It is an excellent apartment for 2. Great location and view. Next year will be our 11th in this apartment." Brian & Jan Cooley
Ratings for Buetikofer, Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||5||4|
|Phone (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||5|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||4||3|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||2|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||5||4|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||5||5|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||12||12|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||8||7|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||8||8|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||9||8|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||5||7|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||8||7|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.
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