Want to explore Switzerland's mountains, towns and grasslands? Engelberg offers the best of both worlds being a small and quiet town easily explored by foot while being international with most shops and restaurants speaking English. Eugenia Haus is at a great slightly elevated location, close enough to the town but away from any noise and disturbance. The vast house sleeps 10 people very comfortably and all amenities such as fast WiFi, washing machines, kitchen (there's actually two of them, both with dishwashers) are there. The owners Jacqueline and John were extremely friendly, helpful and kind throughout our stay and were responsive to any questions or requests. This is really a place to relax. The house itsself is well maintained albeit slightly showing its age and with this being the rural country-side, don't be afraid of a few daddy longlegs in the corners of the bathrooms. Take all of that aside, open the windows and enjoy the stunning views and fresh air. We stayed for 2 weeks and would not have changed a thing. Great location, great people. Definitely worth it.
A very spacious and well appointed chalet located just across the valley from the main ski resort of Engelberg. This was my second stay and hopefully not the last! The property has ample space and has been very nicely furnished by the owners. The views from the chalet are spectacular! The chalet is situated on the hillside of the valley. It is within a walking distance of the main part of town as well as the slopes. Taxis are also easy to call so everything is within easy reach. If you are looking for a self catered chalet with access to great ski conditions - or indeed summer mountain walks - this is a great one to choose, especially if you are planning a large group. However, equally, it makes a very nice stay for a small family who want the feel of the run of a nice house. I would definitely recommend.
The chalet looks over towards the mountains which are spectacular. The chalet is exceptional, spacious, clean, comfortable and run by John and Jacquline who are perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble.
The trip up the mountain is a must as the scenery is breathtaking. I was lucky enough to be there when the cows came down the mountain for the winter. A sight I will never forget.
Stayed here for a week in late March. We're two families from the US who had never visited Engelberg.
The house is a one mile walk from the train station which is a lot with a full complement of ski gear. We walked because there's no bus service near the house. In retrospect, we should have gone right to the slopes and rented a ski locker (go to Stockli's rental for a GREAT locker) so as not to carry all our stuff up the hill to the house.
Our two families (8 total) really loved the house. A very nice kitchen with all the latest amenities (we cooked every night), an awesome sunroom facing the mountain with a heated floor (***** stars!), a Living room/TV room with plenty of room and bedrooms for everybody. We didn't even open up some of the bed rooms. There were two master bedrooms upstairs and at least four (maybe more) bedrooms downstairs with at least two bathrooms down there. All furnishings were fine and comfortable. We never ran out of hot water. the house had a washer we used frequently (line drying). The fireplace was also nice.
Only thing holding it back from five stars is the lack of a hot tub and the walk up and down the mountain (we got used to it quickly though). We didn't have a rental car, but there is parking at the house (and free parking at the ski resort).
Skiing was fantastic and affordable by US standards.
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