Chalet / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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.

The view is a south facing panoramic view of mountains - glorious in summer of winter. So often the views are just of other buildings in the resort. Not in this case! Take a look at the photos.

The chalet is very unusual in having its own private "wellness centre". A Swiss term for a sauna and steam room, both of which are private for this chalet.

Your don't need a car for a skiing holiday from our chalet - a big money saver. We never hire a car 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 cable car base for another 240km of skiing! English agent (fluent in German).

One of five places I have listed. Over 800 guests a year now stay at my five holiday homes run by me. The average rating of over 250 online reviews is 4.85.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite, 1 shower room and 1 toilet only
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

Features and Facilities

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
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (6), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Swiss Alps region

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 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.

Klosters

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.