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Historic chalet from 1714 in Plans-sur-Bex, Gryon-Villars-Les Diablerets

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 170 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A postcard from Switzerland: mountain, mountain pastures, hiking trails, thermal

The 18th-century chalet, listed as a Swiss historical monument, is fully refurbished and furnished with original pieces. It has a Swiss postcard atmosphere. This family home is welcoming and the rooms and bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. Enjoy modern comfort in a traditional setting set in a small village on the doorstep of one of Switzerland's most beautiful nature reserves. Here you can see wild animals, marvel at nature's beauty, and visit Alpine farms that sell cheese. The rental is a few minutes away from the main ski resorts. The ski runs pass in front of the chalet. This is an ideal environment to hike in snowshoes or cross-country skis.

Olivier Nicolas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, russian, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Olivier Nicolas

A historian and art historian, we love to travel to beautiful houses and enjoy entertaining in this mountain family home. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Olivier Nicolas purchased this chalet in 1950

Why Olivier Nicolas chose Alps of Vaud

The family home, listed as Swiss cultural heritage, dates back to 1714. That's 300 years this year! The house is nestled in a wonderful nature reserve. The wild animals come to the garden to graze (deer, stags, foxes, and chamois)

What makes this chalet unique

A postcard from Switzerland offers a natural reserve and wild animals (chamois, foxes, stags, deer, etc.) It is a few minutes from the ski runs and the main thermal spas in French-speaking Switzerland.


Bex Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ski Locker
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Turkish bath
    Ground floor bathroom - toilet , shower , Turkish bath
    Bathroom (upstairs) - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom on the ground floor - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Bedroom on the ground floor
    North bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom with a 160-cm double bed
    Upstairs bedroom, south facing - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bedroom with Mezzanine
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Cellar
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • hydrotherapy
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Historic chalet from 1714 in Plans-sur-Bex, Gryon-Villars-Les Diablerets
average rating of 4.909091 based on 18 reviews
Jacksonville, Fl

Picture Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Oliver was great to work with - responded quickly and gave us great tips about the area before our arrival and called to check on us the day we arrived.

This was our first stop on a 18 day vacation - we worried that the rest of our trip would be a let down because our time in Plans Sur Bex was so perfect!!. When I mentioned to Oliver that we were interested in seeing a Desalpe, he told us it was our lucky day, the Desalpe would go right by the chateau. I enjoyed it so much I had tears in my eyes!!! We also made an easy drive to Visp and took the train to Zermatt. Our only problem was the drizzle & clouds........but no one can control that!

The beds were comfortable, the shower upstairs was wonderful. The kitchen was well stocked and we enjoyed making our own breakfast every morning before we set out to see the beautiful country.

just a heads up - some low ceilings........didn't bother me, I'm short, but the two men over 6 ft did bump their heads a time or two.

I would love to go back to this area one day and would definitely want to spend more time at this authentic chalet. Thanks Oliver and Norbert for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic, scenic, quiet, comfortable, authentic

  • 5 of 5

Our family--and friends who also joined us--so enjoyed our week in Chalet Tanner. It was a perfect start to our travels in Switzerland, thus we were spoiled for the rest of our trip! Nothing else could quite compare with the historic chalet, modernized nicely while also keeping the integrity of the historic home. And the easy access to hikes, the town, restaurants was so nice. We long enjoy remembering such a special week at Chalet Tanner. And thank you to Norbert for charming us as much as the chalet itself!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and enjoying your stay with us. You are warmly welcome next time Olivier
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Fullerton, Ca

Amazing Chalet! The ultimate Swiss experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 stayed here over the Christmas holiday. It was a prefect retreat for us, and is close to so many incredible sites. The chalet was our home base for visiting Zermatt (and seeing the Matterhorn), as well as exploring the Lake Geneva area (Montreux, Lausanne, and other smaller cities). The little town it is situated in is so cute and picturesque. Olivier was great to work with, and made the whole process so easy. The chalet stayed warm 24/7 as they had a lovely heater going that heated up the house. Couldn't recommend it more!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentique et chaleureux

  • 5 of 5

Accueil charmant, chalet magnifique et parfaitement entretenu... environnement paisible et nature intacte... Tout était parfait !

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre visite et votre belle appréciation. Revenez quand vous voudrez. Olivier
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Спасибо за гостеприимство!

  • 5 of 5

Невероятная красота альпийской природы, горы, тысячелетние ледники, нависающие над вами - вот потрясющий вид, который открывается из окон старинного шале 18 века - ровестника Санкт-Петербурга! А в доме Вас ждет оборудованеие и комфорт 21 века, теплейшее гостеприимство, оказанное Лаурой и Оливером. Шале очень просторное, прекрасно декорированное в соответствии с аутентичным швейцарским стилем 18 века. Дом, находящийся под исторической охраной, расположен в чУдной, уютной деревушке, в которой есть все необходимое для спокойного экологического отдыха, включая рестораны.

А вечером к Вам придет познакомиться лиса из соседнего леса. Угостите её чем-нибудь - берет из рук! Олени также не будут Вас бояться.

Горнолыжные склоны Виллар-Грйон-Дьяблере прекрасно подготовлены. Катание - великолепное! Мы отдыхали здесь как в сказке!

Спасибо Лауре, Оливеру и Норберту за незабываемые впечатления, которые мы получили. Это были одни из наших лучших альпийских каникул! Надеемся когда-нибудь вернуться вновь!

Светлана и Александр, Санкт-Петербург, Россия.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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dépaysement assuré!

  • 4 of 5

Magnifique séjour au cœur des belles montagnes suisses et surtout au sein de ce sublime chalet! Accueil chaleureux et voisinage attachant!

Question activités, nombreuses randonnées a proximité, "trou à l'ours", "la motte" en particulier, valent le détour.

Deux auberges, une dans le village et une autre a 30 min de marche ou 5 min en voiture point départ des randonnées, toutes deux sont à faire. Très bons menus!

Pour un dépaysement, c'est l'idéal!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Geneva Airport
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
L' Argentine, Le Chamois, Auberge Pont-de-Nant
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
L' Argentine, Le Chamois, l'Auberge Pont-de-Nant
Nearest Ski
9 Kilometres
La Barboleusaz: Gryon-Villars ski resort
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Accessible by car and public transport

Take the motorway until you arrive at Bex, then turn onto the mountain road for 8 km until your reach Plans-sur-Bex

Auberge de Pont-de-Nant and l'Argentine for delicious gourmet meals, 13 and 14 at GaultMillaut

The Muverans Nature Reserve offers hikes and its botanical garden.

The Lavey thermal spa for its luxurious Spa

The Gianada Foundation for its beautiful exhibitions

Montreux Jazz Festival for its music

La Barboleuse is 16 minutes away, or 9.6 km on the ski slopes, ski rental and cable car to the Villars-Gryon-Les Diablerets resort.

Champerix is 35 minutes away. Visit for skiing and its Swiss mountain village atmosphere. Les Portes du Soleil resort


Rates & Availability

Bex Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Hors saison
Apr 22 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Saison d'été
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Saison hiver
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Saison ski 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Frais bancaires $37.43
Refundable damage deposit $534.65
Nettoyage $267.33

tarif en fonction du nombre de personnes, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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