This brand new chalet (built 2012) is perched above the car free village of MURREN in the Bernese Oberland outside charming Interlaken. This superb apartment is the upper floor of Chalet Snowbird, our best apartment of the 5 we offer. It has a spacious vaulted open beamed wood ceiling and large windows that look across the spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley with its 72 waterfalls to the North Face of the Eiger and the Jungfrau Massif, the best view of any chalet rental in Murren. There is a Master Bedroom with a king bed and 2 walk in closets leading to the bathroom with shower and tub. In the living room, there is a spiral staircase which leads up to a higher loft level that has 3 single beds so it comfortably accommodates 5 people.
The spiffy fully equipped modern kitchen has granite counter tops, dishwasher, 4 burner stove and oven. The fridge has a freezer. There is a bar with bar stools. The chalet features a spacious living room and dining area with a wood burning stove and radiant floor heating. You'll have access to a washer/dryer. There is a balcony with table and chairs and the very best view of any chalet rental in Murren. In the winter it is ski in/ski out offering ski lockers for our guests. If you plan to return, you can even leave your skis in these lockers!
Our Property Manager will come by to welcome you and to collect a 4.60CHF p.p. per day kurtaxe which pays for the Sports Center and its huge indoor swimming pool. It also pays to maintain the great hiking paths found all around/below/above the village.
Murren is a typical Swiss village, a GREAT escape from the hectic busy-ness of cities below.
We're adjacent to a wildlife preserve, with daily sightings of graceful charming Chamois, so we cannot accommodate dogs or cats.
If you want spacious, quiet, private, cozy and spectacular, this place is for you. World famous hiking and skiing are at the doorstep. And a Peace you've never before experienced.
To access the chalet, you will take the BLM cable car from Lauterbrunnen, via Grutschalp. Turn right when leaving the Murren train station and enter 2nd historic chalet on left side of road. Here are lockers where you can store your skis/boards et al, before ascending an outdoor stairway of 60 steps to Chalet SnowBird. At the chalet, you are rewarded with the best view of the Eiger North Wall & Jungfrau Massif that Murren has to offer! You will have access to a clothes washer/dryer which you share with people in the upstairs apartment.
Other Things to Note
There is a 7 night minimum (Saturday to Saturday) over the 2 week Christmas/New Years holiday period and during February. The rest of the year has a 3 night minimum. If you stay less than 3 nights, there will be a 3 night charge, which still makes us more affordable than most hotels.
Please treat our home and our nice furniture as you would treat yours at home. And please enjoy the beauty that is Murren and enjoy all that there is to enjoy in this spectacular place.
We had a fantastic stay at Chalet Snowbird. The view is amazing and the the chalet is warm, comfortable and well stocked with everything you need to cook and stay for awhile. Only wish we could have stayed longer. We had a foot of fresh snow followed by a blue bird day, does not get any better than that! We were able to ski from the ski area down to the chalet.
Thank you for your positive comments. Your problem with the locks on the ski locker is puzzling. The key code for your apt. should have been the same as the ski locker. Is that what you tried? We're delighted you got a foot of fresh snow followed by a Blue Bird Day!
The chalet was beautifully furnished with everything you could possibly need. And the views!!! Breathtaking!
Nancy and Beat's place was perfect. Amazingly beautiful location with views on to the awe inspiring mountains. Quite and peaceful but within good proximity to the village, the train station and the gondola.
It's spacious and clean and perfectly equipped for a quick or not so quick getaway. A family would love this - it has a great are for the kids.
I would imagine it would be even more stunning in summer!
Murren is quintessentially wonderful and this is a perfect place from which to enjoy it. I couldn't recommend it more highly. The views are spectacular and the space is lovely. The hosts -- both the owners and caretakers -- and exceptionally welcoming and friendly. We hated to leave!!
Thank you, Deborah, for your positive review and your suggestions.
You should have had soap pumps at the sinks and soap bars at the bath tub. Also, there are throw blankets in the closet because we think it looks cluttered to leave them on the couches.!
The studios do have microwaves. We took them away from the larger apartment kitchens because guests said they consumed too much counter space! It is so hard to know how to please everyone. :(
We hope you will return some day and stay a bit longer!
Thank you again for having come! Best wishes for 2015. Nancy
Chalet Snowbird is a wonderful property. We found the chalet to be conveniently located with exceptional views. Beat and Nancy were easy to work with and the property was clean and well-maintained. No complaints!
The apartment was fantastic, with great views of the mountains across the valley. It was also nice to have space to relax separate from the bedrooms. The location is perfect and the directions the host provides to find the apartment are easy to follow. We would have loved to spend more time there.
The Chalet afforded wonderful views of all the mountains in the area. The location is spectacular and the setting couldn't be more perfect. I really enjoyed my stay and Nancy/ Mary Claire were very accommodating, quick to answer questions and provided a very memorable experience. The charming town of Murren is the perfect way to experience the Swiss Alps. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again and I was impressed by how clean everything was in the Chalet. The kitchen had everything you could need and this house could easily sleep 6 people comfortably. I'll never forget how many stars I could see on a clear night and how beautifully quiet it got. Thanks! Great memories to last a lifetime!
thank you, William, for your kind review. Although this might sound like a strange question from your host, we were curious why you indicated it "could easily sleep 6 people". Where would you put the 6th person??
We hope you will return some day and create some more Great Memories!
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My Swiss born (Murren!) Olympic skier husband, Beat, and I live in Salt Lake City where I am a Travel Consultant and he is a Ski Area Planner. We have 2 children. He grew up in Murren's 4* Hotel Eiger. At his parent's death, he inherited 2 superb view building lots on the north edge of the Village of Murren. During 2011 and 2012 he has built two chalets, now available for rent. We are avid skiers/hikers. Our family cherishes the extraordinary scenery and village atmosphere of Murren. We're excited to introduce/share it with other skiers/hikers/seekers of Peace, harmony and clean air! Nancy von Allmen