Destination guide

Why people love visiting beautiful Saanen

The mountains and glaciers provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Saanen. This scenic city is known for its skiing, hiking and sporting events. Freddie Mercury Statue and Aigle Castle are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Saanen

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Saanen has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Eggli Ski Resort (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Gstaad Eggli Ski Lift (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Gstaad Ski Resort (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Rutti Ski Lift (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Schonried Horneggli Ski Resort (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Relleri Ski Resort (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Saanen

Travelers enjoy Saanen for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in April, September, November or October, when snowfall averages 0 inches and temperatures average 27°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Saanen

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Saanen is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hohi Wispile (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Gastlosen (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Glacier 3000 (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Peak Walk (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Choleren Gorge (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Derborence Lake (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Saanen

The nearest airport is in Sion (SIR), located 18.2 mi (29.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Bern (BRN-Belp), which is 31.5 mi (50.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Saanen Gstaad Station, Saanen Station and Saanen Schoenried Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Saanen?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 819 vacation rentals near Saanen. From 38 Houses to 672 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Saanen for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Saanen?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Saanen:

  • Gstaad: 128 vacation rentals
  • Saanenmöser: 25 vacation rentals
  • Villars-sur-Ollon: 237 vacation rentals
  • La Tzoumaz: 316 vacation rentals
  • Ovronnaz: 140 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Saanen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Saanen. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gstaad Ski Resort: 2,409 vacation rentals
  • Saanen Gstaad Station: 1,751 vacation rentals
  • Saanenwald Hornberg Ski Lift: 1,543 vacation rentals
  • Gstaad Eggli Ski Lift: 2,374 vacation rentals
  • Wispile Gondola: 3,343 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saanen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Saanen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 38 Houses in Saanen. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Saanen include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 672 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Saanen?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 51 vacation rentals with pool available in Saanen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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