Our locationThe valley in early summer
Rooms at St Gall's Alpine Retreat 2


Entire home/apt

11 Guests

4 Bedrooms

11 Beds


Entire home/apt

11 Guests

4 Bedrooms

11 Beds

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About this listing

NEW YEAR/ ST SILVESTER - Only 1 ROOM LEFT. WE CHARGE PER PERSON, NOT FOR THE ENTIRE APARTMENT, so unless your party is renting all three rooms in the guest apartment you MAY have to share the bathroom and kitchen/sitting room with other guests. In low season private facilities may be available. Please ask. Winter sports, scenic walks and stunning scenery all year. Now with stronger WiFi!

The space

Please note that if dates are noted as unavailable we may still have rooms available, so please try booking with our other listing "Rooms at St Gall's Alpine Retreat 1". We charge per person, and not for the whole apartment, so unless your party is renting all three rooms in the guest apartment you may have to share the bathroom and kitchen/sitting room facilities with other guests.

Our house is in the Avers Valley in the highest commune in Europe, Avers-Juf. The scenery at any time of year is stunning. We have three ski lifts just a 15 minute walk away and the villages tend to be at their busiest in winter. It is a very family friendly small ski resort. In summer the valley is green, tranquil, and blossoming with a huge variety of wild flowers. We have internet and parking for up to four vehicles. I make all my own bread and cakes and we would be delighted to include breakfast and an evening meal if desired and cater for omnivores and vegetarians at very affordable prices (CHF9 for breakfast and CHF17 for dinner). We normally need one week's notice in order to provide dinner.

There is a bus eight times each day to and from our nearest town (Thusis, 65 minutes by bus) and there is a good rail link from there to Zurich and buses to Chur and Bellinzona. We are also happy to offer lifts to and from Chur or Thusis for a small fee. For those who are driving, we are just 25 minutes from the main road between Chur and San Bernardino and we are just 20 minutes from Magic Wood, the Bouldering paradise of Switzerland. We are a minimum of 3 hours from St Moritz by bus and train.

We have accommodation for up to 12 people in 3 triple and 1 twin room. The rooms are spacious, warm and simply furnished. Three of these rooms are situated within their own top floor flat with large living room and large bathroom. Winter and summer the views are incredible for each and every room. We would be delighted to include breakfast and an evening meal if desired and cater for omnivores and vegetarians at very affordable prices.

We are a small monastic community of two with a special calling to providing hospitality. We are happy to welcome people of any peaceful religion or of none and are also family and animal friendly.

In winter particularly, our busiest time due to ski season, the cancellation policy is strict, as our apartment is likely to be in demand. In February, we offer a room for one or two people in our own apartment at normal airbnb rates. The guest apartment may or may not be available and is usually open to larger groups staying for a week at a time, Saturday to Saturday. Please send me a message for the price and availability.

Guest access

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchen and living rooms, chapel.

Interaction with guests

We enjoy interaction with guests particularly with those who choose to eat with us, but we are also happy to give guests their privacy if so desired.

Other things to note

If you fancy a spa while you are here, there is a very nice one in Andeer; indoor and outdoor swimming pool and sauna. We are 20 minutes from the bouldering area at Magic Wood.

For guests without their own car Bruno is happy to give people lifts to the local shop in Cresta or to cafés, restaurants, ski lifts etc., for a small fee.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 11
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $19 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Please note - we are 3 hours from St Moritz by public transport!

We are quiet living people so we do not appreciate raucous parties and do not allow smoking in the house but as the guest apartment is self-contained anything else goes! Pets are welcome (but not too many!). We do not sell alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own.

Please bring house-shoes or slippers to wear in doors. Outdoor shoes should be left in the hall.

Please note that if you order meals and I do the shopping and preparation you will be expected to pay whether you eat or not. Meals cannot normally be cancelled less than one week in advance.

We do not sell alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own.

We are opposed to Halal food for ethical and religious reasons and would be grateful if guests would refrain from consuming it on the premises.

Regarding waste disposal:

(1) Please wash any cartons and bottles and place in bag provided for recycling.
(2) Keep organic waste separate from non-organic.
(3) Keep meat and fish waste separate from other organic waste.
(4) Feminine hygiene bags may be found in the bathroom cabinet. Please ask for toilet rolls as needed.
(5) If you have a baby please bring a bag and take away dirty nappies or you will be charged CHF2 for each bag used if we do it. Thanks!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Amanda User Profile
May 2017
Very clean and hosts were very hospitable!
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.
Response from Alistair:
Thanks so much Amanda & Patrick. Lovely to meet you both. Do come again sometime!
May 2017

Bo User Profile
May 2017
Alistair & Bruno are super nice hosts, I will be back for sure. :)

Divesh User Profile
April 2017
This houseis just amazing with snow covered mountains and railway route around thehouse build by bruno. Its so peaceful. Had a perfect privacy as well. Words can't describe our experience. Would love to come again in life.
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.
Response from Alistair:
Thanks so much Divesh & Ria. It was a great pleasure to host you. Please come again some time!
April 2017

Jordan User Profile
April 2017
A great place to spend a couple of days to relax, hike and enjoy the peace and quiet far, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Alistair and Bruno are extremely welcoming and friendly hosts - would definitely recommend including the breakfast and dinner option for a very reasonable price. Alistair is a great chef, you won't be disappointed. For me, this place is exactly what Airbnb is about - meeting interesting people living in places off the beaten track.
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.
Response from Alistair:
It was a joy to meet you both! Thanks for your visit and please come again!
April 2017

Naomi User Profile
March 2017
Very nice hosts and very nice house. Very close to the ski lifts. Ideal for a family vacation being very quiet and calm.
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.
Response from Alistair:
Thanks so much Naomi. It was lovely to meet you all!
March 2017

Siiri-Mall User Profile
February 2017
I recommend this place to anybody looking for a quiet weekend retreat either alone or with friends. The location and surrounding nature is just wonderful and not yet discovered by tourists. Alistair and Bruno were very welcoming - I felt like at home from the first moment. Alistair is also a talent chef! I very much enjoyed our talks, days spent in the nature and felt like truly rejuvenated when I returned to the city. I would certainly go back and look forward to see Avers summertime! :)
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.
Response from Alistair:
Thanks so much Siiri! We very much enjoyed your visit and hope fully we'll see you in the summer!
February 2017

Claudia User Profile
February 2017
Alistair is a great host, very accommodating, we felt at home. We stayed 3 nights and booked breakfast dinner. The food was delicious!
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.
Response from Alistair:
Thanks so much Claudia. It was a joy to host you all. Come again!
February 2017

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Avers, Switzerland · Joined in March 2012
Alistair User ProfileAlistair is a superhost.

My partner and I run a small guesthouse where we welcome people for both holidays and retreats. I am Irish and Bruno is (Italian) Swiss. We manage to communicate in a number of languages. We enjoy offering hospitality and introducing this lovely valley to our guests and most guests usually appreciate the tranquil space we provide though we are also happy to entertain families and more energetic tourists.
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