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Charming Chalet | Private Indoor Pool & Sauna | Alpine Location | sleeps up to 9

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 1,883 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 9 people in 5 bedrms. 2 bathrms, 3 showers, 3 WCs, Sauna & Pool

La Taupinere is a very comfortable and well-equipped, private, individual chalet. It has a large balcony facing south to wonderful views of the mountains and alpine meadows. The detached chalet is surrounded by its own garden. La Taupiniere also has a large sauna and private, indoor, 30ft heated swimming pool. The pool room has floor to ceiling glass doors/windows for lovely views onto the garden and mountains. La Taupiniere also has the benefit of excellent wifi internet connection.

The chalet is in a superb and beautiful location for all mountain activities including skiing, mountain biking, walking, golf, para-gliding, tennis or just for relaxing. It is well located for easy access to Lake Leman (Geneva) with its attractive lakeside towns of Vevey, Montreux, Lausanne etc. or the beautiful villages of the White Mountains: Chateau d'Oex, Gstaad, Rougement, or the glacier at Les Diablerets.

The village is surrounded by farms, with cows grazing in summer, producing the milk for the famous Gruyeres Cheese and the truly delicious Cailler chocolate, made and sold in nearby Broc, where you can also visit the factory. It is also possible to visit the Gruyeres Cheese factory and/or surrounding farms to see how the cheese is made.

Gruyeres is a delightful area to spend time, whether active or relaxing. The area is renowned for its beauty and there is plenty to see and do, both summer and winter. Moleson village has a small food store, restaurant, and cafe. The village is popular for skiing, has a friendly tourist office and a ski school.

The rental price includes the use of the chalet for up to 9 adults, and all the bed linen, bath towels and electricity. Swiss tourist tax is extra at CHF2.75 per person, per night.

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Gruyères Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1883 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Toilet - toilet , There is a separate toilet next to the family/main bathroom
    Annex Bedroom - toilet , shower , Newly installed en-suite shower room with WC and wash basin
    Toilet - toilet , There's a WC & wash basin on the upper level off the hall
    Pool Room - shower , A large shower for before/after swims. Also a large sauna.
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower , Family bathroom with twin washbasins & bath with shower over
  • On the lower ground floor, alongside the bedrooms, there is a main bathroom with double washbasins and a large bath with a fabulous large rain shower over. This bathroom also has electric underfloor heating. There is a separate WC next to this bathroom. The pool room has a large shower enclosure as well. There is a WC and hand basin upstairs, next to the single bedroom. This bedroom also has a large wash basin. The annexe double bedroom has an en-suite shower room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • En-suite Bedroom - 1 double , 1 double bed with king size feather duvet & feather pillows
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Luxurious feather, all-seasons duvet & mattress topper
    Double Bedroom - 1 double , Luxurious feather, all-seasons duvet & mattress topper
    Single Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Luxury feather all-season duvet & sumptuous mattress topper
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Feather all-season duvets & sumptuous mattress toppers
  • All our bedding is feather/down all-season duvets, feather/down pillows & sumptuous mattress toppers to ensure a dreamy sleep. On the lower ground floor there are 3 bedrooms: 2 double rooms & 1 twin room. The master bedroom has a 160cm bed. There's a chest of drawers & built-in wardrobe, as well as bedside tables. French windows lead into the garden & there's another south-facing window. The second double room has a 140cm double bed & a built-in wardrobe. There's a window to the garden & terrace & also a door to the pool. The twin bedroom has two wooden single beds, a wardrobe & small chest of drawers. The window is to the garden. The family bathroom has twin wash basins, a large bath & shower over, & a separate WC. On the upper ground floor (living area level) there is a single bedroom with wash basin, wardrobe & chest of drawers. With its own entrance there is an annexe double bedroom which also has an en-suite shower room. There is also cot if required.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Chalet | Private Indoor Pool & Sauna | Alpine Location | sleeps up to 9
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Fabulous Ski Holiday in tradition Swiss Ski chalet

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a lovely skiing holiday in a beautiful chalet “La Taupiniere.” Recommendation from friends and couldn’t fault it. Warm homely chalet perfectly described with accompanying pictures. Gorgeous location only minutes from the funicular taking you to the beautiful Swiss mountains for some breathtaking scenery and amazing skiing for all levels. Mountain top restaurants with far reaching views over Switzerland. The chalets location allows easy access to Gstaad, Gruyere and other local towns & villages to sample delicious fondue and other local dishes without driving for miles. The Swiss were delightful and the area scenically beautiful and clean. On our return to the chalet a quick dip in the private swimming pool before a well earnt G&T! Looking so much to returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Simon. We look forward to welcoming you again some time soon.
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Holiday in a Winter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Great House for Families

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house the moment we arrived - it is small but very spacious and well stocked. The kids loved the pool. Everybody found their spot in the house and was able to enjoy it to the fullest. The proximity to the slopes is a big plus with the children - when they are tired you are home in 5 Minutes.

We loved the house and Moleson and would recommend it for Families.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at La Taupiniere and I hope to be able to welcome you again one day.
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A lovely cosy chalet in beautiful alpine village

  • 4 of 5

We have just spent a wonderful week at La Taupiniere in Moleson. The chalet is very comfortable,well maintained and equipped for a party of up to 10 people. It was clean and warm and we felt instantly at home. There was a comprehensive folder with all the information we needed. After a days skiing it was heaven to return and relax in front of the open fire with a glass of wine.

The younger members of our group still had energy to enjoy the pool and we all used the sauna. The owners were very helpful before our trip and even helped us arrange ski hire in the village for collection on our arrival. We were spoilt for choice regarding places to ski within a 30 min drive but for the first 2 days Moleson was great and the lifts were only a 5 min walk from the chalet.

We would love to return to La Taupiniere again in the future and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Julie. We look forward to welcoming you, friends or family to La Taupiniere again.
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Lovely holiday in the Swiss Alps!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I once again enjoyed our stay at La Taupiniere. Lovely walks, great views and a very cosy chalet to come home to every evening!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Simon. We look forward to having you to stay again next month.
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Escape to the Swiss mountains!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked the Christmas week at La Taupiniere and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We were very lucky withy the weather and each hiked to restaurant half way up the Moleson to enjoy the sunshine and a glass of wine.

In addition, we swam three times a day in the heated indoor swimming pool and enjoyed the sauna every evening before dinner.

In summary we had a very relaxing stay at La Taupiniere and highly recommend taking a holiday in this charming and very homely Swiss chalet.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback and we look forward to welcoming you to La Taupiniere again next Christmas.
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Sarah Dowding
Member since: 1997
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Sarah Dowding

I now manage the chalet on behalf of my mother, who purchased Chalet La Taupiniere in 1988. We had previously owned another chalet in the village since 1978. So I have grown up holidaying in Moleson and we really love both the chalet and the area.

Sarah Dowding purchased this chalet in 1988

Why Sarah Dowding chose Gruyères

My parents jumped at the chance to buy La Taupiniere as it had the fabulous indoor swimming pool and more space. Unlike most chalets in Moleson the parking is right outside, on flat ground, and there are no steps to the chalet. It is also situated in a very quiet no-through road with just 8 other chalets and there are open fields to the front, so it's very peaceful. As it's been our holiday home for so long, it really is a 'home' - well equipped, nicely furnished and the little touches and details that lift the chalet from being a mere 'soulless rental' to a homely base for your holiday.

What makes this chalet unique

I love being in a lovely little village in the mountains, yet it is so easy to get into the main town of Bulle and to other places in Switzerland. Compared to many ski chalets that are a long way up a mountain, where it's nigh-on impossible to leave once there, Moleson is really well located. So whether you want more skiing, restaurants, supermarkets, the tourist attractions of Gruyeres and the area, or the larger cities of Fribourg, Bern and Geneva - it's all really easy to access. A really great year-round holiday home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous stay at La Taupiniere, absolutely loved the Chalet. Great facilities with the pool and sauna. Good sized rooms and a very handy studio room.
Jan 2017
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
N12 autoroute from Vevey to Bern
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lake Gruyeres
Car: necessary

La Taupiniere is located in the small alpine village of Moléson-sur-Gruyeres, surrounded by pastures, yet only 15km away from the N12 Autoroute. Geneva is about 70 miles/125km away, and Airport & Palexpo (exhibition centre) is 75 minutes by road.

Winter/Ski: The chalet is located in the small ski village of Moleson, which has pistes of all standards.

Nearby are other small village resorts, such as Charmey, La Berra and Les Paccots. The advantage of these villages for skiing are that they are cheaper and far less crowded than the well-known resorts.

Within an hours drive (and some a lot nearer) are the internationally-known ski resorts of Verbier, Villars, Les Diablerets, Leysin, Gstaad, Chateau d'Oex, Murren & Wengen, as well as many other, smaller resorts.

Summer: La Taupiniere and Moleson are ideally located for summer activities - be it walking, hiking, summer activities, scenic drives etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $221.32
Tourist tax $ 3.38 per person per night
Refundable damage deposit $491.82
Stay tax $3.07 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

The rental rates include the use of the whole chalet, with bed linen and the electricity (heating and lighting). Swiss tourist tax is extra at SFR1.85 per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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