KUENZLER 2, HOHFLUH, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
The Künzler 2 vacation rental in the Alpine village of Hohfluh is one of our most desirable apartments. Located in a beautiful old chalet, the apartment itself is a modern style-lover’s dream. High ceilings, lots of light-colored wood furniture and lovely hardwood floors make it bright and airy. The large balcony offers a superb view of the Wetterhorn Alps and the Rosenlaui Glacier – one of the most picturesque outlooks of the Bernese Alps. The very well-appointed kitchen and living room are combined in one large room. The lovely, English-speaking landlady and her daughter reside next door.
The Künzler 2 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 10-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 separate twin beds, small third bedroom available with 2 single beds by request (for special circumstances only)
BATHROOMS2 full baths: 1 with tub/shower, 1 with shower stall
KITCHENFull eat-in kitchen with dishwasher
LAUNDRYHost does laundry for fee
ACCESSIBILITY24 steps up to apartment
TRANSPORTATION1-minute walk to bus stop
MINUSESSome street noise. Landlord only accepts 2 week bookings.
PLUSESGreat hosts, covered balcony, beautiful view, phone, TV, Wi-Fi, radio, 2 bathrooms, proximity to bus; Kids Save Big program (please call for details), Wi-Fi
SPECIAL FEATURESPhone, radio, TV, balcony, 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 2, 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 2
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 2, Hohfluh, Switzerland - Heartland
"The view from the apartment is stunning and as my first trip to Switzerland, it could not have been better. The apartment was clean and well supplied and we were very comfortable, it truly felt like home." Barbara Jean Nemecek
" Having the bus two-doors down, and small grocery so close were huge plusses." Kathleen Roberts
"We shared Kunzler 2 with our high school friends. We all loved it!" Ginny Dobie
"THAT VIEW!!! What a wonderful place to stay! We highly recommend it to anyone. Not much shopping in Hohfluh. We shopped in Meiringen, Brienz, and Interlaken. We enjoyed The Baren Restaurant." Linda Schrader
“This apartment is so comfortable and well equipped we keep coming back.” Dean & Priscella Walker
“We loved it. Margrit was wonderful and the location was fantastic. It felt like home. I can't imagine staying anywhere else.” Mark & Lynn Caldwell
"Welcome food and equipment in kitchen was far-beyond our expectations." R & J Tevfel
"Our apartment was very best. Margrit Künzler was a gracious and helpful hostess - even made us a cake!" Dean & Priscilla Walker
"So nice and clean! Furnished nicely. Just wonderful." Ken and Lois Stalter
"Recommend highly! Margrit Künzler was exceptional. She was very friendly, helpful and willing to go that extra step. She and contacts with her family helped make our visit one of our best and enjoyable vacations ever." Gary Shinn
"What a great apartment! We'll be back. The hiking was amazing, and the Swiss transportation system was so easy to use and made it possible to get anywhere and everywhere. There's even plenty to do on rainy days." Brian & Alice Clark
"In the last 15 years we have stayed at 12 Idyll apartments. This was by far the best, even better than the one in Wales that had a billiard room and an 11th century castle tower in the footyard." Jim & Gerry Bond
"The apartment itself was outstanding & the owners were wonderful." Paula Rugen
"The welcome food was beyond all we had in the past...staples, spices, many coffees, teas, espresso - wow! Even a bottle of wine. What an outstanding welcome and stay." John & Nancy Ragatz
Ratings for Kuenzler 2, 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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