Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Leysin is a Swiss Alpine ski resort located about 1200 meters. There are over 110 kilometres of pisted ski areas at over 1800 meters in the winter. Leysin is a great place for a winter break from the busy holiday season. Winter is the Season of choice although Spring and Summer also have their charms.
Local dining is superb whether it is a choice of fondue, raclette, rosti or some other delightful Swiss delicacy. Dining is possible on the ski slopes during the day or enjoy a relaxing evening in a local restaurant after a busy day of skiing. Eat, drink and be merry in Leysin this winter!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva Airport 110 km, Nearest railway: Leysin-Village Station 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Swiss Alps region
Leysin was built in a slight indentation at 1260 m in the alps hidden from roaming bands of Germanic tribes after the decline of Rome. In addition to its unique location, Leysin is one of the sunniest villages in Switzerland. Its location in the middle of the wine producing centres of the Canton of Vaud adds to its old world charm. Local delicacies include; dried meats, cheeses, breads, and numerous pasteries.
Arrival to Leysin is an adventure whether by car or by the cog train from Aigle.
The view from the Berneuse (2220m) is amazing no matter the season.
Swiss fauna and flora abound in spring and summer. The constant contact with nature and its ever-changing view is breathtaking.
There are over 65 kilometres of ski pistes.
Spring and summer breezes offers a truly relaxing and refreshing Alpine setting for the casual hiker or the serious climber.
Year round events are available.
Leysin is a former late 19th century to mid 20th century tuberculosis centre of Europe and the world. Since the introduction of antibiotics it has become known as a family ski resort and the birthplace of snowboarding.
There are about 4000 residents and of those 2300 are international students or teachers from one of the two international schools, (LAS or Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland) the Swiss Hotel Management School or the American College.
A local restaurant called the Fromagerie has almost nightly cheese-making. In the Fromagerie there is a museum of Swiss antiques. Leysin has many typicall Swiss chalets.
Pubs: The Lynx, Yeti, Saloon, The Top Pub, etc.
Spas: Within 30 minutes.
Restaurants: La Lorraine, Han Lung, The Fromagerie, Calabre, The Tepees (winter only) etc.
Festivals: Typical Swiss Market June, The Night of the Fairies; late August, Halloween Celebration, etc.
Summer Activities: Mountain Biking, Rock climbing, Hiking, Mini Golf, Mountain/forest walking, Pony trekking, Fishing, Swimming, Para-gliding, Painting, Water-sports nearby, etc.
Sports Facilities: Indoor and Outdoor Tennis, Swimming Pool, Squash Courts, etc.
Winter Sports and Activities: Curling, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Snow Mobile Rental, Tobogganing Park (largest in Europe), Ice skating rink, etc.
Skiing Facilities: Family ski resort includes blue, red and black pistes, children ski parks, telecabin, chair lifts.
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