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Family friendly, charming, traditional Swiss Alpine Chalet

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Traditional chalet with exceptional Jungfrau Region Alpine views

Chalet Robles provides the best of both worlds: Located between the majestic mountains and Grindelwald village, the chalet is set on picturesque walking trails in the alpine meadows, yet conveniently a stone's throw away from Bergstation Bort (1570 m.a.s.l.) on the Grindelwald Firstbahn cablecars.

The Chalet can comfortably accomodate up to 7 people. You can relax in a traditional, cosy, well equipped chalet where you can quickly feel at home. You can enjoy your meals on the wrap-round south facing terrace, with an outstanding panoramic view of the Jungfrau Region.

A range of trails for walkers of all abilities and fitness levels starts right outside the front door. The trails take you through pine forests, across river streams and along lakes.

In the summer you will have the area to yourself after the cable lift has closed for the day, and everyone has gone home. In winter you can step out on the ski slopes that run past the house!

During the holiday seasons there is also a restaurant and children's play area by the cable car station.

The chalet floods with warmth and light, taking in fantastic views from the kitchen, living areas and bedrooms.

Please note that the chalet is not situated in Grindelwald village itself. Access to Grindelwald village takes 20 minutes by cable car or auto car, or a 50 minute walking trail, downhill. Outside the operating hours of the cable lift, access to the chalet is only possible by car, but only in the Summer.

More Details

Owner
Henri
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

Why Henri chose Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau

This wonderful chalet was built by my grandparents who fell in love with the area in the sixties and seventies. It is a vacation home that has been passed down the generations, and I have wonderful memories from all my family stays during the past 45 years. It is a real house with all the creature comforts, and not a cabin just for the night.

What makes this chalet unique

The chalet is unique because, although it has access to Grindelwald within 20-30 minutes, it really lies in the middle of the mountains. After the day-visitors have left and the cable car stops, you virtually have the wide area to yourself. The sights of the majestic snow-capped Alps, and sounds (of actual silence) are something to behold. You get fresh air, can actually see the stars at night, and the only thing you can hear is the distant rushing of the mountain stream.

Amenities

Grindelwald Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Situated at ground floor level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be moved together to make one bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Small single person bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , High sleeper bunk bed
  • There is one double bedroom, one with two single beds that can be turned into a double, one bedroom with a high sleeper bunk-bed, and finally one smaller room which is suited for one child or small adult.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
Notes:
Ample lower ground floor (car level) can conveniently house bicycles, walking gear, skis and outdoor clothing.

Reviews

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Family friendly, charming, traditional Swiss Alpine Chalet
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
4

A wonderfully peaceful summer chalet

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay in this family chalet, it was immaculate, with all the home from home amenities. The layout of the chalet was perfect for our two adult boys who came with us. The views from the supper table were amazing, there was a great balcony and the ski lifts were only a short walk away. We got a pass from the very useful tourist information office in Grindelwald as this allowed us to travel to many locations by lift, train and bus.

Grindelwald is busy with a lot going on and it was nice to retreat to the Chalet of an evening. The local Bort restaurant is very good, highly recommended. Grindelwald is a place to access a lot of must do things - we went by train to the top of the Jungfrau and stepped out onto snow, we had thick snow ontop of the Mannilichen-a favourite place and snow in August at the beautiful lake Bachesee. We saw lots of wildlife - a highlight on the Marmot trail were three baby ones.

The chalet is positioned quite high up the mountain so this should be anticipated but you don't need your car to access most of the activities which is really quite relaxing.

A lovely holiday. Thanks to the family for letting us stay and being good at sharing information and answering queries.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casablanca, morocco
5

lovely family chalet

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy place; a gondola ride from grindelwald .. its about 10 minutes , after 6 the cablecar stops in the summer. Then the playground just below is all yours. A small hike up you can bbq by a stream. Older kids enjoyed the scooter ride & step ride downhill. A minor was the internet connection was limited /slow . The house has all for those who like to cook which we really liked as many rentals come with the bare minimum. We also really enjoyed the gletcher slucht visit very close to grindelwald ; 10 min bus from first station. Great place !

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Jolla, California
5

Beautiful Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location. This beautiful home was cozy and fit our family of six very comfortably. Many outdoor activities just outside the front door- hiking trails pass the home. Short lift ride to center city. Nice restaurant 200 meters away. Will be returning to this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful ski vacation in a lovely chalet

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was an ideal place for us to spend our ski vacation. It is located in the "First" ski area, which is the smaller of the two ski areas in Grindelwald, but that side of the valley is in the sun all day long. The chalet is located directly in the ski resort, very close to the cable car station. For ski hungry kids, who wante to be the first on the slopes, this was ideal. And it was just perfect to ski down literally in front of the door. However, once the cable cars finish around 4:15, then there's no way to get down to the town or up again (unless you walk). For us, this was a plus. Sitting outside in the cold, looking at the stars, seeing a fox crossing the path in front of the house, all that was an additional asset. And if you wish to walk, there's a winter walk just outside the door that takes you through the woods or up the mountain.

The chalet is quite charming, is equipped with everything that's needed and in good shape, despite the age of its interior. It's clearly a family home so you should not mind the personal book shelf and some family pictures. There's a living room, a veranda with a view of the Eiger Nordwand, Wetterhorn and Schreckhorn, a sizeable kitchen, a table for 8 ideal for playing games, good mattresses on the beds (including heating for the bed), two showers/restrooms.

For us it was ideal, and I would not hesitate to come back. You just need to get organised when you arrive to get your luggage and food for the week up. But the staff at the cable car is very helpful and will assist you. So, clearly a recommended vacation home.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Romantisches Chalet umgeben von Natur

  • 4 of 5

Das Chalet Robles ist umgeben von Natur und sorgt somit für grosse Erholung. Die Skipiste führt am Haus vorbei. Leider hatte es während unseres Aufenthaltes zu wenig Schnee und so konnten wir von der einzigartigen Ski-in und Ski-out-Lage nicht profitieren. Als langjährige Gäste von Grindelwald wissen wir jedoch, dass dieser Schneemangel einmalig war. Bis Bort, und damit zum Haus, kann in den meisten Fällen gefahren waren.

Das Haus ist sehr familiär und heimelig eingerichtet und mit den Besitzern fühlt man sich sofort verbunden. Auch die Informationen der Besitzerfamilie waren immer zuvorkommend und vollständig. Bezüglich des Gondel-Gepäcktransportes kann man sich ungeniert an die Firstbahnen wenden. Diese sind äusserst hilfsbereit und nett. Ein grosses Merci an die Mitarbeitenden. Wer Ruhe, Natur und kurze Wege um auf den Skis zu stehen mag, der ist im Chalet Robles gut untergebracht.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Authentic Swiss Home

  • 5 of 5

The home has a cozy family feeling with gorgeous view in every direction. Everything was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the family feeling of the house.

We would recommend this vacation home to anyone. It was a perfect place to stay for the end of our vacation.

Our favorite hike was the long traverse from Milchbach to the hotel above the glacier.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Berghaus Bort
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Berghaus Bort

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $268.88
Pet Fee $27.02
Damage Deposit $270.23

The chalet is located at Bort on the Grindelwald Firstbahn Cable Cars. Access is quick and convenient by cable car during both summer and winter (20-30 mins). In summer it is also possible to reach the chalet by car, but a permit must be purchased at the local police station. In the winter you cannot access the chalet by car.
The chalet has electric heating throughout. In addition, as with similar classic chalets, its most effective heating is through a central wood and coal heating stove in the basement. It is not mandatory to use it. Reasonable usage of wood and coal is included in the price. Excessive usage will incur an additional cost. Please inquire for more details.

WiFi is available. Please note that High-Speed data volume limit is 1 GB/day, after which you will be able to continue using internet, but at reduced speeds. If you regularly do Video and Audio streaming, this may quickly consume your High-Speed data volume and leave you with a slow internet connection for the remainder of each day. We would recommend non-streaming internet use for optimal enjoyment of WiFi.

Stay Tax (Kurtax) must be paid by all guests above 12 years of age, and must be paid upon arrival. Paying the tax will also entitle you to a number benefits in and around Grindelwald (please check www.Grindelwald.ch site for more information).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.