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Entry of Helena´s Engadine house during winter time

B&B | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

B&B

We offer 1 room for 1 - 2 in our Engadine-style house in Guarda.

The "Schellenursli room" is fully furnished in pine, stylishly furnished, as the entire house, and creating a special local flair with traditional regional flavor.

1 NIGHT BOOKINGS are possible for an additional charge of CHF 35,00.

Your parking slot - complimentary - 160 steps close to the house (24/7 access).

There is top high speed Wi-Fi available in the whole house (free network access 24 hours).

The breakfast included is top-notch Swiss quality. Our breakfast is rich, varied with local products and organic foods.

For all other meals of the day, please use the local restaurants.

The kitchen is not included in the offer. You can of course boil a tea or get glasses for wine.

We are glad to share with you our cozy living room with fireplace and flat screen TV with 200 + TV channels.

Your separate bathroom and another toilet (shared with another guest room) are next to your room.

You are welcome with a glass of wine to enjoy the sunset and the view on the balcony or in the garden.

The Engadine house is beautifully located in the Lower Engadine.

The view from the house is simply unique as you oversee the whole valley with open sky in both valley directions. The Engadine house is not touching any street, therefore a place of unique silence!

The garden here is quite large with great full-size valley view, as you can see on the impressions two outdoor couches are available as well.

The village itself is an important cultural site in Switzerland and people say it is like a "full-size living village-museum" - as the whole village is in excellent shape with strong tradition and dozens of splendid Engadine houses.

Schellenurlsi, the title character of the well-known book translated into more than 25 languages, shapes this unique village. The key personalities behind Schellenursli are Alois Carigiet and Selina Chönz.

The Engadine has an annual average of 322 days of sun, mineral springs and has a very pleasant climate.

Travel access is very easy by public transportation (RhB / Postauto) and also by car an easy ride as it is close to Italy, Austria and only a three hours' drive from Zurich international airport.

There are two restaurants in the village as well as a small supermarket in walking distance with a surprising range of goods offered, open every day except Sunday - all you need to spend some days or some weeks in this region. If you want to drive 20 min you will find a full size supermarket with all you need. If you want to drive 10-20 min. by car, then you find app. 10 more restaurants - on all price levels.

We designed for you a list with 5 nearest restaurants incl. contact details as well as reservation recommendations. You will find it in your room.

The Region:

Winter:

Skiing, snowboarding, sledging, snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing, cross-country skating, all around the corner. Or if you want to go "St. Moritz style", take a 50 min ride (by railway or car) and you are in the middle of The Nr.1 Alpine Skiing Region of "St. Moritz - Top of The World": World Class Skiing at is ´s best with 420 KM of slopes!

If you want to combine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing & cross-country skating with tax free shopping, take a 50 min. ride to Livigno and you will experience a splendid ski resort Italian style as well as amazing shopping opportunities - all tax free! And Gasoline btw. is 45 % cheaper!

Highlights sledging:

Preda-Bergün (4.5 miles toboggan run)

Darlux-Bergün (3.2 miles toboggan run)

Highlights cross-country skiing/ cross-country skating:

In 10 min. by feet you can reach the 50+ miles cross-country skiing/ cross-country skating slopes:

Giarsun - Zernez - Samedan - Pontresina - St. Moritz - Sils Maria - Maloja.

In 20 min. by car you can reach the cross-country skating / cross-country skiing slopes of Ftan (called: Mario Cologna cross-country skiing slopes). The slopes are lit at night.

5 ski resorts easy to reach:

a)

Scoul:

20 min drive, 80 KM slopes

b)

St Moritz:

45 min drive and 420 KM slopes

c)

Livigno:

50 min drive and 120 KM slopes

d)

Samnaun:

55 min drive and 220 KM slopes

e)

Reschen:

40 min drive and 95 KM slopes.

Spring, Summer & Autumn:

The area offers year-round endless hiking possibilities, each more beautiful than the other route, for all ages and all terrain claims.

You will find unique bike trails for all levels of challenges, all in the immediate vicinity of 0-18 miles!

The legendary Swiss National Park is a 20 min. ride distance only.

Both biker´s paradise Upper Engadine as well as Livigno are a 50 min. drive only and both can be reached by car as well as by public transportation.

The biker´s paradise Nr 1. Lower Engadine is in front of your door. Enjoy the stunning National Park Bike Marathon route, passing through Guarda, with its 138 KM length and in total 4.000 m altitude difference. Stay tuned for more biking trails that will follow in this region!

Support:

We support you in all aspects of your quality and varied holiday activities.

You want to rent some outdoor- or skiing-/biking-/sledging-equipment?

You want guided tours for (snowshoe) hiking, biking or skiing?

You want to know where to eat the best in traditional Engadine style?

You want tips for tasteful/stylish souvenirs?

We also provide information including details on culture, museums, music, festivals (e.g.: Engadin Festival), sights, impressive outing destinations, etc. as well as all the necessary details for the best connections with the public transport.

Ski instructor, Nordic ski instructor, cross country skating instructor:

There is the ski instructor in the family (alpine ski and cross country skiing as well as cross country skating). He can support you regarding renting any type of equipment as well as alpine ski- and cross country ski-/ cross country skating-trainings. He trains beginners, intermediate and advanced level. He knows all ski areas in the Engadine, in the Northern part of Italy as well as in Austria. A 50+ miles cross country ski /cross country skating slope starts just five min. car drive away of Guarda (at Giarsun).

We want you to have a wonderful time here.

This works best if your expectations matches our offer as closely as possible.

Therefore our request: Carefully study our ad and all information that we send to you. If you have special needs, please clarify as early as possible, preferably before booking. So we can see how we can meet your needs.

We look forward to welcoming you! See you soon here in Guarda.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Zurich 176 km, Nearest railway: Guarda 3 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking

The Swiss Alps region

The Engadin or Engadine (German: Engadin, Italian: Engadina, Romansh: Engiadina; tr: garden of the Inn) is a long valley in the Swiss Alps located in the canton of Graubünden in southeast Switzerland. It follows the route of the Inn River from its headwaters at Maloja Pass running northeast until the Inn flows into Austria, one hundred kilometers downstream. The Engadin is protected by high mountains on all sides and is famous for its sunny climate, beautiful landscapes, and outdoor activities.

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Upper Engadin

The Upper Engadin begins at the Maloja mountain pass with a chain of lakes running north-east–south-west: Lej da Segl (Lake Sils), famous for windsurfing, Lej da Silvaplauna (Lake Silvaplana), and Lej da San Murezzan (Lake St. Moritz). At the south-west end of the valley, the Maloja Pass drops precipitously down to Chiavenna in Italy through the Val Bregaglia, and thence to Como. At the Lunghin Pass, above Maloja, lies the most notable triple watershed in western Europe, from where the Inn flows via the Danube to the Black Sea, the Maira via the Po to the Mediterranean Sea, and the Julia via the Rhine to the North Sea.

The resort of St. Moritz (1,800 m) sits on Lej da San Murezzan. It was the host city for the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. There are numerous ski resorts in the area served by the ski areas of Piz Corvatsch and Piz Nair.

Northeast of St. Moritz lies the village of Samedan, which is the capital of the Upper Engadin. Near Samedan, the river Flaz joins the Inn and the valley opens into a wide meadow framed with mountains. The Flaz is a major tributary which flows down the valley leading to the Bernina Pass (2,323 m). The highest mountain in the Engadin – and in the Eastern Alps – is Piz Bernina, which is 4,049 m and is located nearby.

Below Samedan are a number of villages lying on the banks of the Inn. Perhaps the best preserved is Zuoz (1,720 m), which is a beautiful village of typical Engadin houses, with large, thick stone and masonry walls, funnel-shaped windows, and wall paintings called sgraffito. These house are large and often, are shared by two or more families, and they may have what used to be a stable or livestock area underneath. In a typical Engadin village, there are numerous fountains, free-flowing all year round, which were formerly used for drinking water, washing, and for watering livestock.

In the Upper Engadin there is a train from Samedan that connects via Albula tunnel with the rest of Switzerland. In the summer, Albula Pass is also open for car travel. The Julier Pass, above St. Moritz connects the Engadin with the rest of Graubünden.

Immediately below Zuoz is the village of S-chanf, which is the end of the large flat meadow surrounding the Inn. Every year there is a famous cross-country ski race called the Engadin Skimarathon from Maloja, across the frozen lakes and over the open meadows and ending in S-chanf. 11'000 to 13'000 skiers participate every year.

Below S-chanf the landscape suddenly changes. The Inn, now rather wild, flows through a deep gorge with steep walls and meadows give way to larch woods. At Zernez, the Inn valley open up again for a short distance. In Zernez (1,470 m) the Fuorn Pass goes south, passing through the Swiss National Park.

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12 Oct 2013

5/5

"Beautiful Room with beautiful view and excellent hosts"

Wow, a wonderful place in the countryside of Switzerland. Our room was beautiful, and felt very homely. Martin was exceptional and very helpful in advising us where to see and where to go in the Surrounding area's. Could not really ask for more. We loved it so much we stayed an extra 2 days. rooms are clean and there is a balcony overlooking the mountains which is amazing. A lovely retreat. Would visit again without a second thought.

8 Apr 2013

5/5

"hospitality and excellent service and accomodation"

i lived at martins and helenas appartment in march 2013. it was great !with the first contact they gave me the feeling to be highly welcome. at my stay they gave me the feeling they'd be always a… More

26 Mar 2013

5/5

"Wonderful hosts, comfortable house, beautiful village"

From the first contact, Helena answered questions and provided helpful information. Martin provided transport from the train station at St Moritz, and a warm fire, delicious dinner and wine on arrival. Throughout my stay, both Martin and Helena were always friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about local attractions and how to get around. Their home is a lovely old, well-restored Engadine house, very warm, clean and comfortable. The bedroom is spacious, quiet, pine-fragrant, and has lovely views. The bathroom also is spacious, spotlessly clean and equipped with both bath and shower. The shared lounge and kitchen provide all you could need for a comfortable stay, and the views across the valley are lovely.
Guarda is a beautiful village, on a sunny mountainside. The Post Bus and train service provide regular and convenient transport both up and down the valley. For peace, beauty, mountain air and sunshine - I can highly recommend a holiday in Guarda, and for a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation, stay with Helena and Martin!

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  • German