Charming spacious apartment in a beautiful and historic 400 year old chalet. The location is in the village of Vernamiege in the commune of Mt. Noble in the Herens Valley. This region is famous for its' scenic Alpin beauty, amazing wines, cheese and fresh produce. The sunny micro climate is outstanding as well. The area is for real and not a high priced tourist trap. All the basics are here from gourmet salt and staples right down to bandaids and bread in the freezer. I often cook for guests and am experienced both in nutrition and many types of cuisine. I charge 20 sfr a meal.
The interior has been tastefully redone as well as the large terrace. One room is a separate small studio with a bathroom off the terrace. The whole place is all on one level making it more child and elderly friendly. There is a garage and private parking as well as close by communal covered parking.
What makes this home special is that it is beautifully hand made with an eye for space and privacy, the bedrooms are not next to each other and there are private entrances. The couch can double as a bed as it is comfortable and 2 meters long. I am a long term bilingual resident, meaning convenient guide who will taxi or car share on occasion as well as if you find yourself in difficulty for a minimum price.
The village has a store and two bistro-bars. There is bus service directly to the train and other destinations 25 meters from the house. The access route is new and regularly cleared of snow.
Within the commune there are many out door sport facilities including walking, hiking, biking, and skiing. There are tennis courts, a pool, swing golf, and kids swings and sledding area with a small lift. There are are also several restaurants from pizzeria to fine gourmet in villages nearby.
Many other ski areas are accessible including the largest Ski domaine in Euroupe the "4 Valleys". Zermatt is a possible day trip but far for a full ski day. Cran-Montana and Verbier are 1 hr by car.
Sion is only 20 minutes by car 35 by bus and has many interesting tourist attractions. There are thermal spring baths close. There is also an underground lake with boat rides. This is fantastic wine county…..try wine tasting!
Guests have access to all common areas plus the terrace and garage. They can cook and wash clothes easily.
Interaction with Guests
I often share meals with guests or cook them the first meal if they arrive late. All my guests have enjoyed that... read the reviews! They can tell me any special needs or preferences. I have a bike, snowshoes, and other equipment that I lend for free. There are many flyers and books on the sites of this region here. I can help with reservations and language problems. I do my best to keep your costs to a minimum.
It is small, stunningly beautiful and everyone says "bonjour"......….there are short walks to both Mase and Nax.
There is a fairly good bus system here which goes directly to the train as well. The train system in Switzerland is amazing. The last bus from Sion up here is at19.10. I lend my car for a small fee or just take people places on a share basis, time permitting.
There is a train from Geneva airport every half hour to Sion. It is a two hour journey.
Other Things to Note
Websites and tourist information abound here just type in key words and it all comes up.
There are not many house rules besides not smoking indoors and being courteous of others.
Unsere Aufenthalt war grossartig. Die Wohnung war sauber, warm, sehr gemuetlich. Und Charlotte, ein Stern am Winters Himmel, war ueberaus freundlich, informative und interessant las Gespraechsparntner. Wir freuen uns schon wieder einmal bei Charlotte zu uebernachten. Herzlichen dank! John
This is a fantastic place with a great host. If your looking for a quiet swiss alpine experience with a bi-lingual host to give you guidance, you have found it. Charolette not only knows the area really well, she loves it. Fantastic walking trails, great dinners for an arranged fee, and a gracious host. I highly recommend it. Enjoy your stay!!!!
Wonderful experience in this old-style chalet in Vernamiege. Charlotte is very kind and helpful. The town has an authentic swiss charm (non-touristic at all). Lots of hiking possible, incredible views!
Charlotte's place is one of my favourite place in the world, she's just like my family and I'll always miss her indeed:)
Charlotte is a really engaging person and left us her full flat for 2 days.
We were in a typical Suisse chalet with a warm ambiance with everything someone could expect (kitchen, food, maps and plan, binoculars ...) during its stay
I had a great time staying at Charlotte's wonderful chalet. The room is as described, very spacious, and comfortable. Charlotte is an extraordinary host, who would do everything to make you feel comfortable and address any need or wish you might have. She is very knowledgeable of the area, and had great advice and roaming tips.
The village of Vernamiege is beautiful and picturesque, with an amazing view of both the surrounding mountains, and the valley below, making it an ideal spot for hiking, enjoying the scenery, and enjoying the cool mountain weather even during the summer.
I definitely recommend staying here for anyone who is looking for peace and quiet - it doesn't get any better than that!
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I am a naturopath living in Valais. I spent many years in dance and theater and then went on to study natural medicine because I know it works. I like both refined and rustic places. As I live high in the Swiss Alps I some times miss the sea.