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Historical Traveler Reviews Chalet Fontana Mürren
Paradise Found in the Alps
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful stay in Muerren. The location is fabulous on the quiet side of the mountains. The town is not totally carless (the locals have to pay a special tax to operate a vehicle), and in the early morning the farmers and other workers drive their work vehicles down the main drag. Otherwise, it's a pedestrian and biker's paradise. There are push carts for luggage at the train and tram stations. Some of the locals have bike trailers that they use. The village is clean and sparkling with an abundance of flowers. One thing that I loved was seeing all the older Swiss vacationers all with back packs and hiking poles ready to be active !
Denise provides a healthy breakfast that is satisfying and there is a nice sense of community around the breakfast table. She is a lovely hostess, with excellent suggestions for hiking.
One reminder: there are only 2 bathrooms for 5 rooms (which may mean at least 10 people). The first night was an adjustment to sharing a bath and having to wait my turn. But in the end, I came to enjoy trotting down the stairs to the other bathroom.
A little piece of heaven!
I stayed in this 100 year old chalet with my student son in June. We had a large room with three beds (lovely soft duvets), our own basin and lots of space so we did not get on top of each other or our luggage. Hairdryers available but hooray - no TV! The view from our shuttered windows was absolutely awesome - as if you could touch the majestic mountains! The chalet was spotless with timber lined walls. I loved the breakfast - cereals, Swiss yoghurt, assorted Swiss breads, juice and hot drinks. The communal lounge/dining room had numerous helpful books and guides. There were two shared bathrooms plus a kitchen. Loads of hot water. Denise, the hostess, is English so there are no language problems and she is not only charming but very knowlegeable and extremely helpful. Across the street (carless - although I did see some cows strolling along clangng their neck bells) or within a minutes walk, there is a co-op supermarket , a restaurant which serves wonderful fondue, shops and a postoffice. There are heaps of great walks and hikes and it is minutes to the cablecars and train station - fantastic location. Wonderful peace and simplicity.
Great For Our Family Stay!
Our family of 4 stayed at Chalet Fontana for 3 nights last week. Denise was very friendly and runs a clean and affordable chalet. Breakfast was nice every morning. The location is really great. A small grocery store to buy cheese, wine, etc is right across the street. I would stay at Fontana again for sure.
You can't get better than this
Great! Denise is very nice. Comfortable beds. Down comforters. In the middle of quiet Murren. Great location. I can't wait to return.
Lovely, clean, good value chalet
i agree with all the other reviews.chalet fontana is CLEAN, inexpensive, has a fantastic location and view. denise is a friendly helpful person.
Best Deal on the Mountain
Chalet Fontana was lovely! It was quaint and clean, with an excellent hostess. Denise was very helpful, suggesting everything from cheap dining to fabulous hikes of all difficulty levels. The prices were comparable to hostels, but the Chalet had all the amenities of home.
Warm feeling with excellent view
Stayed there for 2 nights in June 2003. Quite, comfortable and inexpensive place. Denise is so nice. Room with excellent view of Jungfrau. Definitely stay there next time.
Chalet Fontana is a clean, comfortable, and quiet place to stay. At breakfast you can chat with Denise and other travelers to find out beautiful hikes or get good tips on what to do in the area.
Denise's chalet is very nice and comfortable. We stayed 3 days with her and she made us feel very welcomed. I highly recommend this chalet! When we arrived late in the afternoon it was very cloudy, but the next morning I get up and look out the window and BAM the mountains were at my fingertips! BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks Denise
Chalet is best bargain in Alps
Four us stayed a few days in Denise Fussell's chalet in the fall of 2000. It was clean and comfortable. My wife and I shared a bathroom with others on the top floor. Guests were mostly Americans. Denise is a Brit who has made a home here after visiting as a youngster. She is most helpful for hiking itineraries, other places to visit, etc. Her breakfast is delicious. Murren is a must place, located on a high plateau over Interlaken. There are no cars. Just peace and serenity. The restaurant across the street was our regular hangout. We tried several other eateries, but returned often to the little place with the friendly waiters. For an offbeat menu selection one night, the men ordered horse meat. Don't let that scare you. They offer everything...all of it delicious.
Tom and Gretcen McClelland from California
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... and then found the Brandegg (where we now were) was the wrong side of the mountain and the wrong end of the rail line to Lauterbrunnen. We got the 5:02 train from Brandegg and 1.5 hours and 1 train transfer later we got back home and got back just in time for Pizza which made everything all better. Overall it was a great day and was looking forward to the next day although my legs we absolutely killing.
Woke up this morning to a beautiful sunny day with few clouds in the sky. The view from our balcony of the majestic peaks is spectacular! Watched as the sun rose over the peaks. The rest of the gang finally made it up by 8:00 am & off to breakfast. Then we headed over to First Bahn, a 30 minute gondola ride (longest in Europe), to the peak of First. We did a 1 hour hiked up a winding trail thru the mountain to ...
... to Lauterbrunnen.
The weather was very cooperative and the first rain drops fell only after we were in the car on our way back to Interlaken.
For dinner we had. .typical Swiss...cheese fondue....mmmhhhh...
We are looking forward to seeing Louise & Jerica as well as Clint's mom and her friend Meredith again in early June and spend a few days with them.
Until then we are enjoying our time in Nussbaumen!
... or french. We tried to understand what she said but we just kind of looked dumb really and at a loss for what to do. We said the name of the town that was recommended to us and she used hand signals and said something to the affect of "turn left and then right and then left and then right...." We pulled up with all of the other cars and it seemed that we could only turn right. We were all rolling along slowly and then everyone came to a complete ...