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Luxury 190m2 ski apartment in famous Carl Zuchmayer's Saas Fee chalet

Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • Chalet2098 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 - 13 nights

5 bedroom to sleep 10, sauna/steam room, garden, terrace views

Former home of famous German novelist and Hollywood screen writer, Carl Zuckmayer, an 8 room luxury apartment, . Full of historic character over 2 floors the chalet was extensively restored in 2006 retaining the original larch timbers to create a stunning yet homely holiday residence. Situated in a sunny position with fabulous views over the surrounding mountains from all rooms and terrace. Sleeping a maximum of 10 as 5 bedrooms; Each has

a double bed & 2 of these have an additional single bunk bed, ideal for 2 families sharing. Featuring a large open plan lounge with deep upholstered sofas & dining area with oak table comfortably seating 10. A separate designer kitchen with double oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine & kitchen table. The foyer area has space to change from & leave outdoor clothes & shoes . There are 3 separate bathrooms, Sauna & steam room. High tech accessories; Samsung 40'' 3DTV, Blu-ray player, PS4 +games/DVDs, iPod connection to Hifi, wireless broadband, External balcony, terrace, gardens. only 10-15 mins walk to Alpine Express lift, bakery is 3 mins walk. Local Chalet manager.


Deborah Collins

Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
Jan 10, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon, 32' TV
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, 1 child bed, Child's bed is a single Bunk bed
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double, 1 child bed, Child's bed is a Bunk bed
      • All of the bedrooms have lovely views and all located away from the main living areas. All bedrooms are suitable for Adults . Two of the bedrooms have a Double bed and single bunkbed , one of the Double bedrooms has a king size sofa bed & is located downstairs (perfect for the Nanny) and often doubles as the children's TV room with PS3 console & 3D TV with 3D glasses enabling adults to relax upstairs.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Access to the sauna/steam room

        Location Type

          • Mountain


              • Adventure
              • Luxury
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Broadband Access
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Ethernet connection available
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        2 x large Comfortable feather upholstered sofas plus Armchairs with large coffee table . Music system with iPhone docking station. Wall hung 40" flat screen TV . Feature fireplace , lamps,
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Accessible from every room in the chalet.


                          • Kitchen
                            Separate modern kitchen with granite topped work surfaces & features the original 1920s wood burning stove (decorative only). A set of table & chairs are perfect for sociable dinner preparation or ear
                          • Coffee Maker
                            uses ground coffee and will steam milk.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Huge selection of dishes & cooking utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            Miele Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                            Free standing double door fridge freezer in foyer
                          • Grill
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Multiple large pans , smaller pans, steamer, several frying pans, roasting pans, fondu sets and hot stone.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Double ATAG over with grill
                          • Pantry Items
                            Baking dishes , muffin tins, cake tins, loaf tin , rolling pin, serving dishes .
                          • Refrigerator
                            Free standing double door fridge freezer in foyer
                          • Stove
                            Electric induction hob with fast heat options.
                          • Toaster
                            4 slot Dualit Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining Area features 6 comfortable high backed dining chairs and a corner wall bench covered with cushions and sheepskin throws.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Radio
                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    2 x Flat screen TVs
                                  • Toys
                                  • Video Game Console
                                  • Video Games
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Terrace

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Sauna

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Concierge
                                              • Private Chef


                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • forests
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • ski lift privileges
                                                              • ski privileges optional
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis


                                                                  • The chalet is perfect for 2 families but not suitable for babies as there is a small open spiral staircase. Originally built in1928 for a Swiss chemist; Oskar Eckstein, it was the first house in the village to be surrounded by a fence to protect exotic Asian plants from the greedy mouths of the local goats. The chalet brims with character; its former owner Carl Zuckmayer, the celebrated German novelist & playwriter, purchased Haus Vogelweid in 1958 and completely rebuilt it. Zuckmayer spent his post war years in Hollywood writing plays for the likes of Dietrich, naming Bogart & Cooper amongst his friends - you will see evidence of this in the chalet! It was from here that Carl wrote his autobiography; Saas Fee having conferred citizenship on him in 1961. The traditional stone ovens in many rooms bear carvings of his beloved Almagellerhorn and the wood burning stove in the kitchen was last used by his daughter Winnetou in 2004. Carl Zuckmayer died in 1977 aged 80, a Swiss citizen.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    15 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Lovely ski chalet

                                                                    Kees B.

                                                                    The chalet is a wonderfull place to relax after a ski day in Saas-Fee. It is a very nicely decorated with many media equipment (kids loved it :)). You feel at home immediately. We had a great holiday with 4 adults and 6 kids. The contact with the owner and the local support was outstanding. I would recommend this to my relatives.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Kees for your lovely review, and thank you also for being such wonderful guests. We are delighted that all of your family found plenty to entertain in Chalet Zuckmayer and would love to welcome you and other family members again sometime.

                                                                    Cosy chalet - perfect for two families

                                                                    Karina L.

                                                                    The chalet was very nice and clean, well situated in Saas Fee and well equipped. The style is kept in line with the age of the chalet, which only adds to the cosines of the place. Pick up service worked perfectly and the service team was great.

                                                                    The only thing one has to be aware of is the height of the ceiling here and there, and the beds are not for the tallest people, neither the double beds nor the kids beds.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks Karina for your feedback, delighted that you liked the location & chalet style; just to add that we are replacing the kids bunkbeds with larger 2 m beds more suited to older teenagers & small adults. The two larger bedrooms have Double beds of standard size but very tall guests will need to grab the King size bed first.

                                                                    A lovely time

                                                                    Susan A.

                                                                    A charming chalet in a charming resort. Chalet Zuckmayer enabled us to enjoy a lovely family Christmas break home from home. Well stocked property. Car free village a great feature of the area. Would happily return.

                                                                    Great chalet to stay in Saas Fee

                                                                    Sarah R.

                                                                    Great chalet, well maintained with everything needed... The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms too. Great location in Saas Fee.... the bus stop is just down the street.... We spend the week there as a group of 8 adults and had a wonderful time.

                                                                    Deborah will give you an useful document with all the necessary information (restaurants, etc.)

                                                                    I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to spend a great time in Saas Fee.

                                                                    Watch your head :-)

                                                                    Machiel B.

                                                                    Our group (6 adults 4 kids ages 1-6) had a great time in chalet Zuchmayer. The apartment has every thing you need for a holiday. The kitchen is nicely equiped with a big fridge, the livingroom with dining table has enough seating available for a big group. The downstair bathroom has a very nice bath to relax in after an active day. Saas Fee is an ideal ski-resort, with nice slopes, good instruction opportunities for kids and decent (although not cheap) restaurants, both in town as on the slopes (expecially the "Gletcher Grotte!". The only problem our group had was the ceiling which is a bit low for our group of tall (Dutch) people (1,93m max.). Deborah and Portia thanks for everything!

                                                                    stunning holiday apartment

                                                                    We have had the best holiday in this stunning chalet! From the moment of stepping into the door we felt at home. It's very original, all the old woodwork and features have been carefully and beautifully maintained. The warm and cosy atmosphere with sheepskin rugs on the floorboards and an original stove/fireplace in the kitchen is perfect after a day in the snow. There is lots of room, the layout ideal for families with kids and with 3 bathrooms and a sauna there are plenty of opportunities to have a shower without line-up! The garden is big and invites you to have snowballfights and to build snowmen; our kids spent hours playing out there. The whole chalet is stunning, very well equipped, very clean and definitely not to be missed!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are delighted that you loved the chalet, we very much hope you visit us again!


                                                                    Saas Fee, Switzerland

                                                                    The pearl of the Alps, Saas-Fee: This world-renowned, car-free glacier village lies on a high plateau 1800 metres above sea level, at the foot of the highest Swiss mountains, the Mischabel chain. Besides 100 km of ski slopes, a snowboard park, and 30 km of hiking trails, Saas-Fee offers lots more activities for young and old alike. Saas-Fee is the destination for sports enthusiasts from all over the world. Owing to the fact that no cars are allowed in this village, it has retained its romantic character, and the lively main street positively invites you to enjoy a gentle stroll round the shops. Activities in Saas Fee include skiing, ice skating, sledging, tobogganing, cross country, ice climbing, tennis, winter walking, visiting the Ice Pavilion. The bakery and shops are 200 metres away. and if you have children the ski bus stop is only 1 minute from the front gate which takes you directly to the ski lifts and ski school. Skis and boots can be stored near the lift stations. Other Activities: Tobogganing, Rollercoaster

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    To make a reservation 50% of total rental rate to be paid upon booking. Balance to be paid 10 weeks prior to departure. Deposit is non-refundable if the rental agreement is cancelled less than 10 weeks before the start of your holiday. 5% discount for 2 week booking. Citizen Pass available as optional extra. Refundable Security deposit (CHF 750) payable a the time of the final rental payment.

                                                                    15 Reviews
                                                                    Excellent 4.6/5
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