Beautiful almost 300 years old wooden cottage in heart of Switzerland at last plateau before Engelberg - mecca for freeriders.With unique familiar atmosphere which you can't find in hotels. Ideal for active holidays. You will be surrounded by nature.
Last plateau before Engelberg 800 m above sea level. When you wake up you can be within 10 minutes at the Ski station and after other 15 minutes on Titlis - 3020 m above sea level. In winter season freeriders from whole Europe come here. But there you can find much more activities than freeride - paragliding, via ferrata, mountainbiking, walking in mountains, sunbathing at beautiful clear mountain lakes, scuba diving...
The price 40 CHF is per person per night.
We have 4 rooms for guests - one with 6 beds, one with 5 beds and two with 3 beds. There are also 2 newly renovated bathrooms, 2 toilets, pantry, newly renovated kitchen and two livingrooms.
If you want to rent whole house it costs 450 CHF per night. Otherwise, it's highly possible that there will be more guests in house.
Even if in the calendar it looks the house to be full, you may write me since we might still have some availability. Because even with only one person's reservation, at the Airbnb calendar it appears full house booked.
In Klondike you have free wifi. In livingrooms are TV, in bigger livingroom is also Apple TV so you can play anything from your Iphone or Ipad. Use of washing machine only after permission. Kitchen is full equipped - electric water boiler, microwave oven, dishwashing machine, toaster, induction hob, coffeemaker...
At the pantry there are boxes for your food and two fridges with freezers.
Interaction with Guests
If you need anything I'm living here so I can help you anytime.
There are many beautiful places in neighborhood - e.g. Titlis, End der Welt, Engelberg Käserei, Brunni, Luzern, Pilatus, Rigi, Stanserhorn...
Own car is highly recommended!! Klondike is right between two train stations, Grafenort and Engelberg. It's circa 5 km through the forest. Furthermore, you might can use taxi service to Grafenort or Engelberg and from there make your trips into neighbourhood by train.
TIP: You can buy tellpass and make your trips much cheaper.
Other Things to Note
The house is made of wooden, and therefore it can be noisy sometimes and smoking is only allowed outside.
We have cat, his name is Čert von Stein Please left your dogs at home. Čert doesn't like them.
Dogs or any other pets only after permission.
Please feel and behave here like at home. It is only important to tidy up after yourself and follow few house rules which I will tell you after your arrive. bring your slippers!! :-)
We spent 3 nights in Klondike and unfortunately could not agree with the previous positive comments. As a matter of fact, there must be something wrong with Airbnb policy regarding reviews publishing, as we find it hard to believe that nobody from the previous guests mentioned something negative about this place.
The chalet does have some charm, although the photos highly overrate it. We were fully aware and ready to accept all the downsides that come with a house that old, but on the ground it was simply not functional enough for us. And we are not talking about being given inexact GPS coordinates.
The main problems were:
- there is only 1 toilet per floor, situated on a wing of the house that is not heated. After using the WC one has to either go to the kitchen to wash his/her hands – but there is no soap – or go up to use the first floor bathrooms. The flushing system in the toilets is extremely noisy, as there is no WC basin. One use of the toilet during the night wakes up everybody (no exaggeration).
- the common areas are small, dark and overcrowded with too many personal things of the owner. Oddly, it is also the place where he dries or hangs his laundry. It simply did not look, feel nor smell like a place ready to welcome guests.
- the owner failed to makes us feel welcome, not only we were reminded the house rules on every occasion but, on the last night, he literally scared us by waking us up 2 times – around midnight and again around 5 am. He came in with friends, slammed the doors, went up and down the stairs and was unacceptably noisy and impolite.
All in all, we would not recommend this place.
Thank you for you visit in our Berghaus Klondike. We read your feedback and we was shocked about your negativ rating because we asked you a lot of times about your feeling however, because we kept asking if everything was alright . We would have been looking forward too have an answer to solve the problems with you that would help you. We want to make sure you carefully , that we are a simple 300-year old house and not a 5 star hotel but an accommodation which should serve a homely atmosphere. We even have a house rule is the most exactly described how to keep the rooms warm. Sorry, but you have not properly followed the rules and I even orally the information mentioned a few times by not following the information, the rooms were always cold . We have a good decription of the whole house, as well as the GPS data most exactly specified. We would like to make our guests attention , read our house rules exactly, so there are no missunderstandings.
For 20 years experience in the Berghaus Klondike , we have about 10,000 guests with us and they was really happy about the whole stay.
Klondike is a very nice place to spend a stay in the mountains. This old house with a lot of charm and character makes the experience very authentic and is perfect to escape the every day city life.
Thomas is a very welcoming host, with a lot of positive energy and always willing to give good tips about the surrounding place to visit and activities to do.
A non functioning oven in the kitchen could have been the only hiccup but it actually turned into a very cool experience baking pizza and cheesecake in the house-stove.
We were 10 people for a get together/retreat, and Klondike and Thomas definitely exceeded our expectations; we clearly will consider it for next trips!!
Thomas was a perfect host, friendly, nice, just awesome company
The house is terrific!!! Very beautiful
Great place to stay close to Engelberg. We were 3 families with teenagers and kids, total of 15 people, so we occupied the whole house! It was perfect for us with a well eqiped kitchen and good bedrooms. A very special old house! Thomas was a very friendly and good host, and really made us feel like at home! Good skiing in Engelberg with lovely sunny weather! I can really recommend this place for anyone, and specially for big groups with a lot of kids!!
Our stay in Berghaus Klondike was simply fantastic. The house itself has its own character and Thomas was friendly and helpful with all the information we needed. Location is away from the city that makes it a perfect vacation to enjoy Switzerland....I would definitely stay there and strongly recommend to anyone who wants a vacation at beautiful Switzerland.....thanks Thomas for being a wonderful host......
Thomas's place has a special feel of warmth and welcoming atmosphere sited in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains views and a river with a hiking trail
D: Ich lebe im Berghaus Klondike in Obermatt. Auf Reisen bevorzuge ich Unterkünfte mit einer familiären Atmosphäre. Diese möchten ich Ihnen in meinem Berghaus bieten. Erleben Sie die Gastfreundschaft, die Ihnen in diesem Haus zuteil wird. :-)
EN: I live in Berghaus Klondike in Obermatt. When I traveling I prefer unique home atmosphere than big impersonal hotels. The same we trying offer to my guests. So they can taste swiss life. :-)