Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Modern, new apartment with full complement of modern appliances. Located seven minutes walk from the main ski lifts or about one minute away by convenient shuttle bus that picks up from in front of the balcony and drops off at the lifts themselves. Large sitting room with Italian leather sofas, flat screen TV with hundreds of channels and wireless internet all included. The dining area has a large French oak table with matching chairs and benches and sits next to the open plan kitchen which is equipped with full sized appliances. One bathroom is ensuite and the other larger one also has washing and drying machines. There is a dedicated parking place in the secure underground car park and the lift will take you to the apartment door.
Flims Waldhaus is a quiet but convenient part of Flims with a small supermarket and a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. The best hotels are located here and are set close to the woods which lead down to the Rhine River gorge.
In winter the Flims Laax Falera area has some of the world's best skiing with over 235km of piste, 'free ride' routes (not posted) and untouched off piste areas. It's a major destination for freestyle skiers and snowboarders with large freestyle parks, half-pipes and a dedicated freestyle piste. Major competitions are held here each year. There are also many walking trails, which link most of the good mountain restaurants, and toboggan runs in Flims and Falera. The ski area has a total vertical drop of about 2000m and the longest run is 17km. The lift system is highly efficient with lift queues rare even at the busiest time of year and the entire area is completely interlinked. The Daily Telegraph described Flims as skiing's best kept secret but to the Swiss it's the resort of choice for those living in Zurich, less than an hour an a half away by car. For more information please see the Laax.com website.
Flims has been a summer destination for over 100 years and is known for its Lake Cauma which is turquoise in colour and is fed from underground and warmed slightly as it fills up each spring. Here one can lie by the lake, swim to the pontoons and dive off boards as if on a regular beach holiday. Dozens of well kept paths are available for walking and cycling. For the brave there are cycle tracks from the ski lifts with ramps and jumps. Five minutes walk away from the apartment the woods open up into a clearing where children can play on swings and a zip wire and where there is a large barbecue provided, including also the firewood. The apartment has a large balcony which allows views in two directions taking in both pretty Swiss houses and the mountains.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Zurich 150 km, Nearest railway: Chur 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Swiss Alps region
Flims is in the Surselva region of Graubunden, deep in the mountains. It has some of the world's best skiing and is also known for the steep gorge through which the Rhine river runs. Swiss German and Romansch are spoken here. The locls are friendly and very helpful and there are almost limitless activities for the adventurous, for those who just want to relax, and for families.