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350 Year Old Authentic Chalet In The Swiss Alps

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy A Different Kind Of Holiday In An Authentic Isolated Swiss Chalet

Surrounded with a forest and in front of the lake our 350 year old Heidi chalet in the Swiss Alps is offering a unique experience of authentic vacation close to nature and to many interesting attractions that the tourist area is offering. From the 3000 meter high glacier where you can ski even in august to the famous Cailler chocolate factory just next to the impressive castle and medieval village of Gruyère.

We are offering a fully equipped authentic kitchen including special machine to enjoy a Raclette or a Fondue.

Amazing view, rooms for children with games, an ancient wood craft working table with special tools, a fire-stove and the experience of cutting some wood for it, but yet also wifi, DVDs and music.

The house is few minutes from the lake and the river and you can enjoy many treks all over the mountains. 2 parking spaces are waiting for you outside the door together with complete private road and no neighbours. In the village you can get anything you need.

More Details

Property Manager
Rockman Moriya & Ira
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, Hebrew
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Rockman Moriya & Ira

living in the Swiss alps with our young family married to Ira and love traveling the world with all our children

Rockman Moriya & Ira purchased this chalet in 2004

Why Rockman Moriya & Ira chose Rossinière

It's an amazing isolated house in the middle of nature. A unique experience for everyone !

What makes this chalet unique

Isolated, on top of the mountain with amazing views over the Alps.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The location was spectacular and we had a great time exploring the local area. We were lucky and had superb weather and it was magnificent seeing a full moon rise between the Alps on the other side of the valley. I loved the house and so did my family. We absolutely loved the low doorways and cosy feeling. We tended to BBQ most nights.

We found the the pool you told us about in Chateau d'Oex, it was a great find and there were also some nice trails in and around that area near the pool.

Thanks so much again

Kind regards

Jul 2015
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Rossinière Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom built in old stable with wooden floor and walls, including a big bath tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , atic for kids
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • More sleeping options in Stable and Barn if required in summertime. 1 Bedroom with low ceiling.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking allowed, but not in the house since it's 100 percent wooden made.


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350 Year Old Authentic Chalet In The Swiss Alps
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 59 reviews

Lovely rustic chalet in a magnificent environment

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped old-style chalet in a wonderful quiet place up the mountain

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing mountain chalet filled with character!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described, and felt like stepping back in time to the days of Heidi. It is a very old house in parts, with low ceilings tucked away on a mountain way above Rossiniere (car definitely needed unless you're up for the 30 min+ steep climb from town). Ira and Moriya were great hosts and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kerry and Maggie, It was a real pleasure guesting you and your lovely kids. And even better meeting you. Cheers Ira & Moriya
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Unique, cosy and a real mountain experience!

  • 5 of 5

Very unique place! Definitely old, definitely cosy and definitely in the mountains. Kids loved the low ceilings and quaintness...something out of a story book. Location is very good and provides easy access to activities in the valley. Best tip is to go to the local tourist office in Rossiniere and get the heads up on which mountains to take on. Definitely book in cheese factory tour in the mountains with Dominic...great day!

Thanks again for a great stay and all the best with the renovations, they look great!

Ross Family

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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كوخ جميل للعوائل الكبيره

  • 5 of 5

الكوخ قديم وخشبي واثاثه قديم ولايوجد فيه صاله فقط غرف ،، ومرتفع جدا .. وطريقه لازم سياره .

الاطلاله جدا جميله وروعه والاجواء جدا خياليه مناسب لعائله كبيره . علما اننا استمتعنا جدا في الكوخ ونحن شخصين وطفل

قريب منك سوبر ماركت كبير حوالي ١٠ دقايق بالسياره وخلفه مطاعم وكافيهات وملاهي العاب للاطفال جميله ويبعد من قشتاد ٢٠ دقيقه وقبل قشتاد يوجد مزرعه وحيوانات اليفه يتم تصوير الاطفال معها وفيها كوفي وملاهي للاطفال وممشى جميل جدا على النهر ويوجد قسم جديد في الكوخ انصح فيه بقوه شرح ووسيع ومودرن حديث وبلكونه جميله واصحاب الكوخ جدا متعاونيين

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Crazy, beautiful, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic time at Heidi Chalet. It was in a beautiful location with incredible views of the mountains and plenty of fantastic things to do nearby. The place itself was not for the faint- hearted, with very small rooms and low ceilings but the renovation should make it much better. This was by far the most peaceful, relaxing and happy place we have stayed so far and our bed was also incredibly comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing experience in idyllic alpine environment!

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing experience in idyllic alpine environment. Moriya and her family made us feel really welcome - everything was well arranged, directions were clear, and of course the house is extremely charming and has a stunning view. The kids loved rolling in the grass, sleeping in the attic during the rainy nights, roasting marshmallows in the fireplace, watching the cows pass by on the way to their summer pastures, and the visit to the chocolate factory in Broc (again!). We almost miss the occasional encounter between our heads and the ceiling beams ;)

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Hotel de Ville, Rossiniere
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Jardins de la Tour, Rossiniere
Nearest Ski
6 Kilometres
Chateau d'Oex
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Rossiniere Lake Beach
Car: recommended

Rossiniere is a beautiful small village in the lovely Swiss Alps. There you can really feel and enjoy the special atmosphere of the mountains with only wooden Chalets including the world's biggest traditional Chalet of the famous painter Balthus. Sitting next to the lake and the Sarine River, only 20 minutes away from famous Gstaad and 50 minutes to lake Geneva and Montreux. The Heidi Chalet is located up on the hill, above the village, free from any neighbours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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