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Baeren - Das Gaestehaus

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The Baren Guesthouse is a beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of picturesque Appenzellerland. Come and enjoy a relaxing short holiday, far from any noise and stress, in our idyllic guesthouse with its peaceful setting. It is also the ideal starting point for active sport holidays, at the foot of the Alpstein mountain range. With its nine tastefully furnished double rooms, the hotel offers guests the highest degree of comfort and ensures that they feel at home and relaxed.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Dry cleaning
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Soundproof rooms
Desk
Sofa
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, French, German
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Ma B wrote a review Aug 2020
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The owner of this establishment, Vreni, cancelled my 4 August, 2020 three room reservation 6 days before our stay, without my knowledge. The reservation was made in January 2020. It was for a family trip to celebrate two 50 year, and one 80 year birthday. When I made the reservation, I did receive the emails for each of the rooms, including reservation confirmation numbers. So I knew the reservation was valid. I still have those emails. Fortunately, I called the night before the stay, to request a room upgrade on one of the reservations. That is when I found out about the cancellation. At that point, the three rooms were already re-booked. Vreni told me that she had send an email 6 days before our stay, supposedly asking to confirm the reservation. I did not receive the email. I asked them to re-send that email, for me to see why I had not received it, and to validate what I was told by Vreni. As of today, I still don’t have that email. They also have my cell phone number, but have failed to ever call me, to notify me of the cancellation, nor have they followed up with me on anything since. They did end up coordinating with a different hotel in Gais, at a cheaper rate. That hotel is substandard, so I declined. Vreni stated that there was nothing else they could do. I am not sure why Vreni was not able to make contact with me before she cancelled my reservation, and how she would cancel my reservation without hearing from me personally. I am still waiting on any sort of follow up. Luckily, I was able to book three rooms at a different hotel, last minute, the night before the stay. As far as the email issue, I have been in email contact with an Appenzell Restaurant and a local Taxi service, since January, and have not missed a single email from the two businesses. Those plans came through. I have also been sending emails back and forth with the new Hotel (Boutique Hotel Bären in Gonten) that I had to book rooms with last minute. No issues!! Well, because of the issue described above, I ended up finding a Gem, the Boutique Hotel Bären in Gonten: I highly recommend this Hotel, and I am now glad that the above described incident happened, otherwise I would have missed out on the Boutique Hotel Bären in Gonten. The Boutique Hotel Bären in Gonten accommodated everything I needed, again, last minute. It was around 22:30/10:30PM at night when I called there, the night before my stay. They let me check in early the day of the stay, all rooms were on the same floor, the rooms had the traditional Appenzeller wooden look, everything was very clean, and newly remodeled. All staff was very friendly. They even welcomed us with an arrival reception, drinks and a local snack. At check out, Hotel management came down to thank us personally for the stay. On future visits to the Appenzell region, it will be at the Boutique Hotel Bären in Gonten. Marc Brotschi
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Date of stay: August 2020
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André S wrote a review Oct 2019
Paris, France16 contributions25 helpful votes
Excellent place with outstanding facilities, clean, comfortable, modern yet in a traditional environment. The room was flawless and cosy with a nice view on the lovely nature outside. The lightning system created such a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Very comfortable bed and spacious shower cabine. Breakfast was very complete with fresh products and very diverse. The owners are genuinely welcoming and service- minded, always available to help with a smile, they make sure you can enjoy not only the house but also the amazing natural environment in the surroundings. If you are in doubt, don’t hesitate, this place will give you the perfect choice. Definitely to return.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mpho M wrote a review Aug 2019
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I had the best experience, really lovely couple, Give great advice and background history about Appenzel. I would definitely visit again. They made us feel at home. A very clean space, clean sheets, clean room. 5 star treatment.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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jej9001 wrote a review Oct 2018
New York City, New York195 contributions120 helpful votes
Ok I’m A hotel snob. I need nice sheets and most importantly cleanliness! I was recommended to this lovely guest house when I went for my “ Swiss tune up” at the Alpstein Clinic in Gais. This is a beautiful part of the Swiss Alps. I was not expecting much but I was so thrilled when I arrived at this lovely location . It sits next to a beautiful stream and meadow with cows and horse near by. The rooms are all wood with large windows. You sink into the fresh sheets and down comforters at bedtime. The bathroom is all beautiful stone with an infinity drain and nice shampoo and lotion. They even put a local Appenzell cake in your room each evening. Breakfast is a spread of fresh fruits,granola wonderful baked goods and they will make you eggs! The owner Matthias is warm friendly and a great host. He lent me his bicycle so I wouldn’t have to walk to the clinic each day. It’s a 5 minute walk to a lovely town and 30 min train ride to St Gallen and 20 mins to Appenzell. Both great towns. Zurich is an hour away on the train. Lastly this place is really moderately priced! You will love it.More
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Richard F wrote a review Sept 2018
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Highly recommended. Stylish hotel with a modern take on traditional chalet features. Our comfortable room had very pleasent views over meadows. Matthias is a very friendly host with good knowledge of the area. Excellent breakfast and an enticing selection of good beers available in the evening.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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YvetteMiami_Fl_ wrote a review Jun 2018
Miami, Fl.87 contributions41 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our short stay here. The BnB was spotless and well appointed. Every detail in our room and bathroom was excellent. Beautifully decorated too! Our view of the country farm was very quite and pleasing. Matthias was a superb host and gave us suggestions for lunch in the area. We went to Ebenalp. It was a short distance from the Inn. Appenzell is nearby also. I totally recommend this BnB.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A view of the farms is nice.
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D8094HVconny wrote a review May 2018
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Absolutely loved staying there, rooms are super nice and tastefully decorated. Very helpful owner . He advised us in much detail what to do in the area. Breakfast is very very good and done with much attention to detail. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Unimpressed749 wrote a review Feb 2018
Switzerland185 contributions96 helpful votes
Visited friends who were staying there and was really impressed at the beyond helpful service I encountered when a set of circumstances left me unable to contact them. A big thank you. My friends had a very enjoyable stay too and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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tamaravit wrote a review Dec 2017
Kfar Saba, Israel59 contributions10 helpful votes
Perfectly located this small family hotel was our home for the past 5 days. the room was perfect - we had everything we needed and more, the breakfast was great and the host was super friendly and tremendously helpful. the atmosphere in the place was more of a home than of an hotel. with just short drives to all nearby attractions we were enchanted by the snow covered meadows and the surroundings that offered tranquility and charm. A great place to spend your winter vacation.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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RSK700 wrote a review Oct 2017
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Most enjoyable few days in a lovely guesthouse with a delightful host The room was spotlessly and the breakfast was excellent. Appenzell is a undiscovered gem of Switzerland and the hotel sits in one of the nicest areas.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£147 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of AppenzellGais
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baeren - Das Gaestehaus
Which popular attractions are close to Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
Nearby attractions include Ebenalp Cable Car (4.8 miles), St Mauritius Church (2.6 miles), and Museum Appenzell (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gass 17, Anker, and Gasthaus Linde Appenzell.
Is Baeren - Das Gaestehaus located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Gais.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Baeren - Das Gaestehaus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Landsgemeindeplatz (3.7 miles), Kapuzinerinnenkloster Maria der Engel (2.7 miles), and Rathaus (2.6 miles).