3 Apartments Stunning Views
About Ursula O'Brien
We spend nearly half the year in Engelberg and the rest at our house in Berkswell in the UK. Having travelled the world and discovered many wonderful places, it was the beauty and tranquility of Engelberg, first visited in 1998, that made us realise we had found somewhere quite exceptional ... so we bought a plot of land up on the sunny side of the village with the best views in Engelberg, and finished building our house in 2002. Since then we enjoy nothing more than sharing Alphaven with our guests, family and friends.
Ursula O'Brien purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Ursula O'Brien chose Engelberg
When we found the perfect plot of land to build on in Engelberg in 1998 ... we had a very clear vision of what we wanted in our dream property and it has been a true delight to live there ever since.
What makes this Apartment unique
Everyone who visits Alphaven waxes lyrically about the Breathtaking Panoramic Views to be had from every apartment. It has without doubt the finest views from a property in Engelberg and arguably the best Mountain views in Switzerland (you don’t have to take our word for it, please look at our Tripadvisor and Homeaway reviews) All our apartments are contemporary but very warm and comfortable with underfloor heating in all rooms. With high spec technical facilities and equipment along with modern furnishings and an abundance of floor to ceiling windows … it makes for a perfect holiday destination. Engelberg gets 220 days per year of sunshine and Alphaven being south facing gets the sun all day long.
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Fab apartment with an outstanding view.
This is the second time we have stayed in Alphaven and both times it's been absolutely fabulous. The apartment has the most stunning panoramic views of the Engelberg valley, the soaring Mountains and the gorgeous alps. With a view from every window you're pretty much spoiled!
The apartment is very well appointed and you don't need for anything. The living area is comfy and cosy with a lovely fire, the beds and sofas are great and the whole place is spacious. To top it off there's a fabulous hot tub which we spent most of our evenings in just watching the pistie drivers going about their jobs high up on the hill and enjoying the snow falling around us. Not a bad way to end the day.
Hire a car if you think you might get tired legs at any point in the holiday as the apartment is a decent walk up the hill. It's possible to walk it and take the bus partway. We definitely were pleased we had the car.
John is a delight to deal with, friendly and prompt and we'll definitely be back again in the future. Awesome apartment, fantastic views all around in a great town!
Just wanted to tell you that we really appreciated staying in your place and loved it very much!! Engelberg is a great area and you have a great view of the whole town. We were able to spend a day on the mountain skiing and had a great time! We also visited Bern, Luzern, and Brunnen... Wonderful!!
Candy was wonderful for us and had many great suggestions to visit also. You are quite the photographer. We loved the books you had of your photos.
Our vacation was wonderful and Switzerland is a great place to visit.
Thanks again for allowing us to stay in your wonderful place.
Perfect Alpine Retreat
We had a wonderful relaxing time here. The views are incredible, the apartment is spacious and well maintained and the terrace and hot tub are perfect for unwinding at the end of the day. Can't wait to go back.
If you have the time you should stay at this magnificent place. The apartment and the village complement each other. I have not felt so peaceful and relaxed as I felt in this apartment. It is really out of this world.
Simply beautiful with breath taking views
We had the pleasure to stay in Engelberg, Alphaven at Ursula & John O'Brien's apartments for our family ski holiday this year.
The apartments were clean and kitted out to the highest of standards. The views breath takingly beautiful, the apartments with utmost luxury.
John was absolutely superb and helpful with all my questions prior to our visit, which made our stay even more enjoyable and relaxing.
A stress free stay! Most highly recommend these apartments and the professionalism of service.
Thank you - we will definitely be staying again.
This rental is Paradise in the Swiss Alps!
We have had great VRBO experiences every time but this rental just blew us away! The pictures posted won us over and they are indeed very accurate. We stayed in the beautiful apartment A which was fully and beautifully appointed, extremely clean and comfortable. It has every amenity. Engleberg is charming. It's citizens are friendly and helpful as well as patient with English speaking tourists. Skiing was challenging but spectacular but Titlis has plenty of non-skiiing activities too-sledging (sledding and tobogganing), hiking, cross country skiing, the glacial cave and the suspension bridge. Even lunch up on the mountain can be exhilarating. Try the Igloo Bar or the restaurant at Joch Pass for a fun vibe. The hike (and it is a hike) from town to Alphaven and then up the stairs to the apartment is for those who can handle physical exertion (or who want to get in shape!). But you can stop to rest and take in the view or hop in the Gin Bar at the Terrace Hotel for a libation and sometimes live music. Or simply stay put at Alphaven! It is that nice or an accommodation-you really won't want to leave. The owners were fantastic to work with and Alphaven is easily accessible by train and taxi.
• Engelberg has one of the longest Ski Seasons In Europe … November to May
• Most of the 86 kms of Skiing / Boarding is above 1800m guaranteeing excellent snow cover
• Engelberg is renowned for off piste Snowboarding with a superb Snow Park
• Other Winter activities:
Cross Country Skiing … Paragliding … Swimming … Tennis … Ice Skating … Winter Walking …Sledging … Ice Climbing... Go -Karting … Horse and Carriage Rides... Sports Centre... Kindergarten
• A stunning 18 hole GOLF COURSE
• SUMMER WALKING 400 km of well signposted hiking paths.
• Other Summer Activities :
Kayaking … Glacier Walks … Glacier Grotto … Bungee Jumping … Paragliding … Rock Climbing... Mountain Biking …Devil Biking …Canyoning ... Flying Fox(Abseiling)…Skating... Summer Sledge Run … Swimming & Tennis (indoor and Outdoor) … Glacier Skiing and Boarding
• Founded in the twelfth century, the HISTORIC BENEDICTINE MONASTERY is magnificent.
Other Activities: Ice Skating,
Ski: ENGELBERG has one of the longest ski seasons in Europe. Mid November to the end of May ... most of the Skiing starts at 1800 metres which guarantees superb snow cover.
SNOWBOARDERS AND SKIERS are in heaven here with a 2 amazing Snow parks and extensive off piste runs including the famous 'LAUB'.
One of the biggest vertical ascents in the world 3000 metres to 1000 metres and a 13 km run. World Cup Ski Jumping here every December.