CHALET STEINLI, MEIRINGEN, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
The apartment is comfortably furnished and features light wood paneling, giving it an authentically Swiss feel. Since it has low ceilings (6'2"), it may not suit tall people. There is a master bedroom for adults and two couch beds in the living room for children. The apartment has an absentee landlord, but an English-speaking caretaker welcomes the guests.
The vacation rental is a flat, easy 7-10 minutes walk from all the stores, restaurants, banks/ATMs, rail & bus station. The cable car station for access to the alpine heights of the Hasliberg (about 13,000 feet) is a 5-minute walk away. In spite of the chalet's close proximity to town, its tranquil setting on a large, green lot with no through street provides a peaceful, remote atmosphere - perfect for a vacation.
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SLEEPING1 bedroom with combined twins; 2 twin beds in living room
BATHROOMS1 bathroom with shower stall
KITCHENfull eat-in kitchen
LAUNDRYwasher in apartment, fee for use
TRANSPORTATION10-minute walk to train station
MINUSESlow ceilings - about 6'2", with doors having lower clearance
PLUSESphone, TV, washing machine, lovely view, pretty chalet
SPECIAL FEATURESphone, radio, satellite TV, washing machine, furnished patio, parking available
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 Chalet Steinli, Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland
The owner resides elsewhere in Switzerland, however there is an English-speaking caretaker, Frau Zimmermann, who welcomes the guests. Occasionally the owners and their family vacation in the second-floor apartment.
Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Chalet Steinli
Meiringen, a bustling small town of 5,000, lies in a deep valley surrounded by high mountains, from which drop numerous spectacular waterfalls. Located on one of the most important and centuries-old trade routes through the Alps, Meiringen’s reputation as a tourist center started with Louis Agassiz’s scientific expedition to the Grimsel Pass in the nineteenth century and the coming of the car.
Today, it is the point of origin for more exciting Alpine bus trips than perhaps any town in Europe (Grimsel and Susten Passes, Rosenlaui and Grindelwald.) It is also the starting point for excursions to the famous Aare Gorge, formed during the last Ice Age, and the Reichenbach waterfalls. Michael’s Church is one of the most beautiful concert halls in central Europe and venue for an annual music festival in the summer.
Meiringen offers a great variety of restaurants, 2 large supermarkets, shops of all kinds, banks and ATMs, a fascinating local folk culture museum and excavations of ruins dating back to the first millennium.
If that’s not enough, an amazing number of walks, hikes and climbs originate within 30 minutes of the town and range from easy to challenging.
Meiringen is well situated as a central base for travel throughout Switzerland or as the starting point for excursions into the high Alps of the Bernese Oberland. Hourly rail service on the famed Brunig Pass line connects it in 35 minutes with the resort town of Interlaken and in 90 minutes with the city of Luzern.
"I can't imagine a more wonderful setting for our visit. Meiringen is a lovely town with accessibility to major cities. We went to Lausanne, Montreaux, Lucerne, Bern, Thun and Interlaken (many times), Murren and many points in between. What a great way to experience the cultures of Switzerland!" A. Cain
Customer comments about Chalet Steinli, Meiringen, Switzerland - Heartland
"The apartment was in general exceptional, except for the ceiling height and the height of the bathroom door." Connie Ingvoldstad
"This is a very nice apartment in a "can't-be-beat" location. Quiet, but close to restaurants, shopping, train and cable car." Dick & Viki Ashford
"The view of Reichenbach Falls from our windows was magnificent, particularly when lighted at night." Neal Higgins
"Chalet Steinli was perfect for us. Caretaker Heidi Glarner & husband - very nice people." Ron Anatole
"We were delighted with our apartment. It was very quiet. No contact with any host but that was not a problem for us. We loved Meiringen & felt we were central to so many directions and wonderful adventures. Definitely would go back. Washer a big plus!" Adelle Litchfield
"Wonderful location & privacy." James & Janic Durfee
"Headroom at 6' - as we were warned." Dr. & Mrs. J.T. Nolan
"Newly modernized with white pine panelling. White ceiling lifts the 6' plus height. Not bothersome." Bill Franke
Ratings for Chalet Steinli, Meiringen, 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||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||4||4|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||5||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||5||3|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||12||9|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||8||8|
|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||9|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||5||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||8||8|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.
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