KUENZLER 1, HOHFLUH, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
Künzler 1 vacation rental in the village of Hohfluh has consistently been among our most popular apartments. The apartment is spacious and cheerful, with high ceilings and large windows, permitting sunlight to flood the living room and the glass-enclosed sun porch. The apartment features two bedrooms, each with its own full bath en suite, quite a rarity in Switzerland. The kitchen is modern and very well equipped. The lovely, English-speaking landlady and her daughter reside next door.
The Künzler 1 is located on the main street of Hohfluh, but traffic on this Alpine road is light and the over-planted garden acts as a sound buffer. The house is an easy one-minute walk from the bus stop and village grocery. Two full-service restaurants are within a ten-minute walk. More restaurants are found in nearby Brünig or the neighboring Alpine villages. The only bank/ATM on the Hasliberg is found in Wasserwendi, just a few bus minutes away. Postal buses connect Hohfluh with the rail station at Brünig Pass.
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms: 1 with twin beds, 1 with bunk beds and 1 single bed
BATHROOMS2 full baths: 1 with tub/shower, 1 with shower stall
KITCHENFull eat-in kitchen with dishwasher
LAUNDRYHost does laundry for fee
ACCESSIBILITY5 steps outside; 6 inside
TRANSPORTATION1-minute walk to bus stop
MINUSESSome street noise. Landlord only accepts 2 week bookings.
PLUSESGreat hosts, enclosed garden terrace, phone, TV, WiFi, radio, dishwasher, 2 bathrooms, proximity to bus; Kids Save Big program (please call for details), Wi-Fi
SPECIAL FEATURESPhone, radio, TV, dishwasher, terrace, wireless internet access
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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 Kuenzler 1, Hohfluh, Switzerland - Heartland
The English-speaking Frau Künzler lives next door and maintains an interior decorating business. She and her daughter are wonderful hostesses and do everything possible to make their guests’ stay a memorable one.
Hohfluh, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Kuenzler 1
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 Kuenzler 1, Hohfluh, Switzerland - Heartland
"Much nicer than expected. Very thoughtfully equipped. Could not ask for better." Normita Error
"The apartment WiFi availability provides for better scheduling for transportation, contact with home, news and ideas for day trips." Kell Brown
"There is a certain amount of street traffic, which is more audible in Kunzler 1 than Kunzler 2. HOWEVER, it's not a big deal. Margrit Kunzler is well known to be a spectacular host. Her English is excellent, and although we rarely have any additional needs, she responds immediately when we have a problem" Larry Goldstone
"This was the most spacious and well-eqipped apartment I had ever stayed in." Tsun-yu Kwan
“We felt the apartment was excellent & our landlady and her daughter were exceptional! They were so pleasant, congenial & helpful. In addition, they were so generous to our family & even gave our children a gift and candy for the trip home. The only item I would have preferred to have available in the kitchen was a microwave” Janice & Robert Brown
“I really would not want to stay anywhere else as I love to hike & could do so right out the back door. (Before the day's excursion.) Margrit is wonderful and the apartment comfortable & charming.” Kathryn Johnston
"Lovely apt. with marvelous views. Well equipped - great landlady. Margrit did everything possible to make our stay perfect!" Fran & Marjorie Manning
“The Künzlers were exceptionally helpful and delightful. We feel so fortunate to have met them. We couldn’t have been in a better situation. We are looking forward to staying with them next year.” Janet Werner
"Thank you for booking us into the Künzler 1 apartment in Hohfluh - it was wonderful and only a short walk to the bus." Kathryn Johnston
"The location is perfect - incredible view, close to transporation. Loved the little store across the street. But please let people know that traffic noise is an issue, until 10 pm some evenings." John & Diane Cleverdon
"Our apartment was outstanding in every respect. Margrit could not have made us feel more welcome! Everything was so clean and well equipped. She was very accommodating, meeting all our needs in a friendly, generous manner." Lana & David Bailey
"An absolutely fabulous apartment! The Künzlers make their guests fell so very welcome. It is really like being at home." David and Margaret Wilson
"Margrit Künzler's apt. is really a 10-star home away from home. She is most wonderful too. We have found our new home on the Hasliberg." Kell Brown
"We loved the Künzler apartment. Beautifully and tastefully decorated, had everything we needed plus more. The Künzler family was wonderful to us! We felt as though we were visiting friends." Manobla/Kurtz
"Very clean everywhere and well-equipped kitchen. Some period charm, just needed more reading lamps everywhere and perhaps a comfortable sofa in living room instead of a single bed. Lovely sunroom was a welcome plus." Rod & Jane Fisher
"Margrit Künzler was exceptionally good to us. She not only washed our clothes, she ironed them! She drove us to Meiringen twice. She had us to her home for dinner. She is the best! William & Ann Ruth
"The Künzlers were exceptional hosts!" Colette LeFevre
"It had everything we needed. The porch & view were spectacular!" Wendy Stearns
"We don't believe we could be happy in any other apartment after staying in the Künzler apartment. Mrs. Künzler is a wonderful lady, she spoiled us." Robert & Betty Hannagan
"We wanted a small village setting in the Alps and that is what we experienc
Ratings for Kuenzler 1, Hohfluh, 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||5|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||1|
|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||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: 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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