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.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A lil slice of heaven
Staying in this chalet on the top of the mountain overlooking Engelberg is both divine and fairytale-like. Our family of 4 stayed for 5 days and loved it. The views are breath taking. The apartment is clean, organized, and has a sauna and washer/dryer as an added bonus. The owner is super accommodating and down to earth. Definitely would stay here again!
Thank you for visiting Alphaven, we are thrilled you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed the views as much as we do!! We hope you can visit us again if you are ever back in Switzerland. All the best, Ursula
What a beautiful setting! My family and I just returned from a tour around Italy and took a side trip to Switzerland. The view was unbelievable. So good that my son proposed to his girlfriend while we were there.
Beautiful view and wonderful Swiss home
The place is exactly as described with lovely views. The rooms were clean and spacious, beds super comfortable and sauna a delight. Although it rained during our stay the place was a fabulous way to still enjoy the beauty of the Alps and explore Engelberg. John was really easy to communicate with and gave great suggestions. Keep in mind there are a number of stairs and the climb down to the village (which we loved) along with a lift from the Terrace Hotel making it a little easier was a highlight.
The property was clean and modern and yes has stunning views,
we were in Apartment B, which does not have a Balcony around it so is not suitable for small children
(Also check which one you are in as B doesn't have a Hot Tub)
There was no instructions for the appliances, but luckily have stayed in many similiar places and so worked them out
The mechanism on one of the shutters was broken so couldn't move it
We stayed while there was building work going on next door so we were disrupted by noise and obstruction of the apartment access, we would have appreciated pre warning of this
You do have to be physically fit to go up and down to the village and snow chains for the car may be required if heavy snow,
By ar the most beautiful apartment in Switzerland
I've been to many places in Switzerland for skiing holiday and stayed in several apartments but Alphaven in Engelberg is by far the most beautiful apartment with really breathtaking views over Engelberg and the majestic mountains. In both living room and bedrooms are windows from floor to ceiling. We never closed curtains so waking up overlooking the valley was really awesome. A fully equipped kitchen, big flat screen in living room and bedroom, sauna and garage makes it pleasant and difficult to leave after a wonderful week.
• 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.