WÜTHRICH SMALL, REUTI, SWITZERLAND - HEARTLAND
The Wuthrich 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 Wuthrich Small apartment is anything but small, with a triple, double and single bedrooms and a large living/dining area. It offers a well-furnished kitchen and a bathroom with tub. The living area features a spacious and beautiful golden blonde wood interior and sensational western facing view of the great Alps of the region (also seen from the triple bedroom.) The chalet is also residence of the Wuthrich family. The apartment is just two to five minutes from transportation, shops and three fine restaurants of Reuti.
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SLEEPING3 bedrooms: 1 with 3 beds, one with 2 beds, one with 1 bed
BATHROOMS1 with tub and hand-held shower
KITCHENFull kitchen but no microwave, renovated in 2009.
LAUNDRYHost does laundry for fee
ACCESSIBILITY12 inside steps to the apartment
TRANSPORTATION3-minute walk to bus station with hourly service to rail connection at Brunig, 5-minute walk to aerial gondola with half-hourly service down to Meiringen, also half-hourly service up to superb hiking areas
MINUSESNon-English-speaking hosts (but English-speaking daughter lives nearby)
PLUSESSpacious living room with lovely view, splendid hiking area, TV, phone, free Wi-Fi; Kids Save Big program (please call for details)
SPECIAL FEATURESTV, phone, free Wi-Fi
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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 Small, 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 still lives at home speaks excellent English.
Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland, Home of Wüthrich Small
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 Small, Reuti, Switzerland - Heartland
"This is anything but small! It has two large bedrooms, a small extra sleeping area, a huge living room, eat-in kitchen and modern bath! The view from the apartment is magnificent and it is located only minutes from a grocery store and the bus." Patricia & Charles Lagges
"I had a view of the Alps out of my bedroom window; what more is there to say? The apartment was extremely spacious and comfortable. We all slept very well; the beds were so comfortable, and it was so quiet and peaceful. We had absolutely everything we needed!" Ann Lagges
"The apartment could not be better situated: 1 min. to bus stop, 2min. to cable cars (down to Meiringen and up to Alpen tower), and three minutes to the market. The view from the living room is stupendous; I have hundreds of photos taken from the window of the room with a view." William McClements
"There is no balcony or patio, but there are wonderful windows in the living room that we sit in front of (open on a nice day) and look out on the beautiful mountains and watch the clouds and parasailers." Lewis & Helen Fluck
"The 2 Wuthrich apartments are superb. The bathroom in "Small" (which is not small) has all been redone, elegant! And a shower curtain, helpful. Kitchen is well-supplied, living room comfortable for relaxing, beds comfortable. Great having 2 English channels on TV. Frau although a little reserved is very accommodating." Hal and Jan Beam
"We love this apartment. This was our 5th stay here and it now seems like home. We hate to tell too many others about it for fear it won't be available when we want it." Lewis and Helen Fluck
"Our 9th year in Wuthrich Small so we must like it! It is so spacious and the view is still breathtaking!"
Bob and Eleanor Gardner
"The kitchen was completely remodeled - new stove, refrigerator and coffee maker. There were plenty of municipal trash bags, toilet paper,etc." Lewis S Fluck
Ratings for Wüthrich Small, 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||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||2|
|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: 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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