WÜTHRICH LARGE, REUTI, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
The Wüthrich chalet in the Alpine village of Hasliberg-Reuti is a beautiful example of the large wooden farmhouses found in this part of the Bernese Oberland. The Wüthrich Large apartment is fully equipped, nicely furnished, and features a spacious and beautiful golden blonde wood interior and sensational western facing view of the great Alps of the region. The chalet is also residence of the Wüthrich family.
The living/dining room, two double bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom (with tub/shower), and separate toilet are on the chalet’s second floor. There are two double bedrooms on the third floor. (All bedrooms have twin beds.) A private entrance with a few steps leads up to the apartment. The view of the Swiss Alps from the living room and two of the bedrooms is outstanding. The apartment is just two to five minutes from transportation, shops and three fine restaurants of Reuti.
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SLEEPING4 double bedrooms: 2 on second floor, 2 on third floor, all with twin beds
BATHROOMSFull bathroom with shower stall plus another half-bath
Toaster, no microwave
LAUNDRYHost does laundry for fee
LEVELSecond and third floor of chalet
ACCESSIBILITY12 inside steps to apartment
TRANSPORTATION3-minute walk to bus station next door with hourly service to rail connection at Brunig Pass, 5-minute walk to aerial gondola with half-hourly service down to train connection at Meiringen, also half-hourly service up to superb hiking areas
MINUSESLandlords don’t speak English (but English-speaking daughter lives nearby)
PLUSESGreat view from living room, splendid hiking area, TV, phone, free Wi-Fi; Kids Save Big program (please call for details)
SPECIAL FEATURESTV, phone, fantastic view, internet access and wireless available
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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 Wüthrich Large, Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland
The friendly landlords reside in the same chalet. Frau Wüthrich speaks some English, and their adult daughter who works at the local Tourist Office and lives at home speaks excellent English.
Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Wüthrich Large
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 Wüthrich Large, Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland
"I don't want to tell everyone how great it is because we hope to go back frequently and always want to stay in the same unit." Kiki Herbst
"The space and facilities were just perfect for our family vacation. There were enough beds/bedrooms for everyone, a large living room for us to gather in and adequate cooking facilities also." Lois Russell
"It was fantastic. The view, location, and spaciousness made the trip even better. I would have liked to have gotten to know our hosts but that didn't defer from our trip." Steve Walker
"It was a wonderful apt. for our large family group-- had a large living room where we could all congregate." Jim & Lois Russell
"I will never forget the spectacular view of the Swiss Alps from our chalet windows and hearing the alphorn played on the roof of another chalet on a Sat. night." Ann Gentile
"I feel very at home in Reuti & with the Wüthrich family (we've stayed with them twice and have been to Reuti 4 times). The apartment had a beautiful view. The only word of caution- one needs to be careful on the stairs, as they're narrow and steep (those to the 2 upstairs bedrooms) especially at night." Susan Wankner
"The apt. was great. The view was wonderful from both the 4 windows in the living and the 2 in the bedroom." Doug & Shirley Gilbaugh
"The apt. was neat, clean, well appointed, very comfortable with a wonderful view!" F & R Addor
"We love the Reuti setting and feel it was the most beautiful spot we have seen in Switzerland!" Carroll & Judy Price
"My 3rd time with the Wüthrichs; I love them- couldn't be better or more friendly, almost like family. I love everything about Reuti and the Wüthrichs except the growing tourist popularity- I'm selfish and want to keep it for myself." Kep Sones
"Spacious, fantastic view, good ventilation, quiet, convenient to transportation. Could have stayed forever!" Helen & Malini Schuyten
"It was GREAT, beautiful views, close to the bus stop, really neat furnishings. The landlord was pleasant to work with." Doug Caldwell
Ratings for Wüthrich Large, 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||0|
|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||1|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||12||8|
|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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