About this listing
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. 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!
One of our wonderful Property Managers, Dave or Karleen, will come by to welcome you and to assist you in filling our the Kurtaxe form. While we oay this tax for you, you need to take the form to the Sports Center if you wish to freely use the huge indoor swimming pool and hot tub or use the outdoor skating rink at the Sports Center.
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 and place your boots in the winter on the free boot warmersl, 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!
Interaction with guests
Our Property Managers are Dave and Karleen. They are wonderful! They are filled with ideas about where to go and what to do. Karleen can be hired as a Ski or Snowboard Instructor. Dave takes clients on the Ferra-Via/Klettersteg secured exposed climb from Murren to Gimmelwald.
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 4 night minimum. If you stay less than 4 nights, there will be a 4 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.
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