Chalet Rhaetia was built in 2003. The family of the builder lives next door, so the standard of workmanship is immaculate! The chalet is wooden and built in the traditional style as a family holiday home for the owner, not a commercial let. It is therefore equipped to a much higher standard than ordinary self-catering accommodation. It has been awarded a "Four Star Luxury" rating by the local Tourist Board. Shops and the nearest mountain lift are just 5 minutes' walk away, as is the local train station.
THIS SEASON: A PRIVATE SAUNA, STEAM ROOM AND JET SHOWER ADDED. Perfect for post skiing relaxation
If you anxious to save money, it is perfectly possible to have a full skiing or summer holiday without hiring a car. We never do in winter! The nearest ski area is a "mere" 80km (bigger than many resorts). Get on the bus outside the door, and in 5 minutes you are at the cabl ecar base for another 240km of skiing! The chalet has spectacular views across the valley and beautiful modern baths for a good warm soak after all that activity!
English agent (fluent in German)
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Zurich 100 km, Nearest railway: Klosters Dorf 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
There are four double bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the lounge. It sleeps 8 in luxury, and can sleep up to 10. One bedroom has a double bed; the other three rooms have twin beds. The double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and shower. The other three bedrooms have a shared bathroom and shower. There is a further guest toilet next to the living area. Each bedroom has fitted wooden cupboards and three walls clad in unvarnished pine in the traditional Swiss fashion. Ceilings throughout are pine. Each bedroom has drawer and shelf space. The beds and bedding are imported from England to ensure maximum comfort. A full freshly laundered set of bedding and towels is provided for each stay. The bathroom walls and floors are covered in fine Italian tiling. The whole house is carpeted. The house is decorated throughout with paintings and prints and rugs imported from England and Denmark. Blending modern with old, there are also antique Swiss cowbells, skis and pewter on show.
Swiss heating and hot water is famously efficient, and the house is fitted with the latest controls. The kitchen is very different from normal self-catering facilities. It is brand new, fully fitted with grill, oven, microwave, toaster and kettle. The fridge/freezer is large, as is the dishwasher. There is also an eating area in the kitchen, as well as crockery and cutlery. As the owner regularly uses the chalet for his family holidays there is a very full range of kitchen implements and saucepans. The living area is furnished with comfy sofas, coffee tables, and custom light fittings. Colour cable TV with 50 channels and a video is provided, together with a hi-fi stereo radio and CD player. The dining table is fully extendable for 10 people to dine in comfort.
Wifi throughout and English TV stations via cable.
Not many chalets have their own private sauna and steam room. Wonderful after a hard day's skiing,
Klosters is a small Swiss village with a population of just 3000 and lies 1200 meters above sea level. A world famous ski and summer resort, it can be reached from Zurich within 2 hours by car or 2 ½ hours by train. It is justifiably a world famous ski resort, part of the Klosters/Davos ski complex. It provides 310km of pistes reached by over 40 cable cars, chairlifts and T bars across five mountains, making it one of the largest ski areas in Europe. However is has a lot more to offer than skiing. It has remained a traditional farming village with classical wooden architecture and "chocolate box" chalets.
In summer the cable cars operate to provide access to mountain walks and rambles through grassy meadows to stunning peaks. Traditional cowbells can be heard across the meadows. Locally made Alpine cheese and butter are available, as is wine from the vineyards just down the valley. Nature reserves provide protection for chamois and ibex whilst the huge pine forests have protected the red squirrel from the more common grey squirrel that has taken over so much of Europe. Mountain bikes can be hired. There are zoos for the children and wine-tasting in the highest vineyards in Europe for mums and dads. The lake at Davos, just 10mins away provides some of the highest sailing in Europe. Tennis, pony trekking, swimming (both outdoors and in) and a trip on the world famous Heidiland and Glacier Express Railways are all on offer.
What makes Klosters and its surrounding area so special is that it is a conservation area. The villages of the whole region are full of traditional Swiss wooden chalets and have not been allowed to sprawl. There are no massive concrete developments as found in many other resorts. Klosters still only has around 30 shops. The meadows are open to everyone. A day trip to the wealthy eighteenth century capital of Chur is worth the effort. Visit St Moritz for the day. Zurich, just a couple of hours away, is a delightfully gentle city with fascinating architecture and legendary shopping.