We had a wonderful relaxing time here. The views are incredible, the apartment is spacious and well maintained and the terrace and hot tub are perfect for unwinding at the end of the day. Can't wait to go back.
This place is just breathtaking!!! The views from this apartment is one of the reasons why i love to travel. Until this day my family cannot stop talking about how great our stay was at Alphaven. John and Ursula were just wonderful hosts. They made sure you felt comfortable and had everything you needed for your stay. They were always available for questions and suggestions on where to go, eat and site see. Word of caution though.....the apartment is on top of a hill and not meant to be walked to unless you're in excellent shape. There is a bus that takes you half way but you still will need to walk up the other half. Nonetheless, i would not mind staying here again in the future and would definitely recommend this place to anyone willing to experience something unique and live like the locals do. Thanks John and Ursula for making our stay special!!!
We had the most wonderful time at John & Irsula's Alphaven for a part of our honeymoon!
The apartment was so clean, welcoming and beautiful, not to mention the stunning views from our balcony! It was stormy while we were there and we watched the most beautiful lightening storm over the mountains from our balcony. We enjoyed walking around Engleberg, eating the best fondue we've ever had and the incredible gondola rise up to Titlis.
John was so great to plan with and left some great tips for our stay in a engleberg. Everything was so perfect--I can't think of a better word for it! We hope to someday return to Alphaven, since we've been dreaming of it ever since we left. Definitely the highlight of our honeymoon!
Thank you so much, for everything!
We had the pleasure to stay in Engelberg, Alphaven at Ursula & John O'Brien's apartments for our family ski holiday this year.
The apartments were clean and kitted out to the highest of standards. The views breath takingly beautiful, the apartments with utmost luxury.
John was absolutely superb and helpful with all my questions prior to our visit, which made our stay even more enjoyable and relaxing.
A stress free stay! Most highly recommend these apartments and the professionalism of service.
Thank you - we will definitely be staying again.
We have had great VRBO experiences every time but this rental just blew us away! The pictures posted won us over and they are indeed very accurate. We stayed in the beautiful apartment A which was fully and beautifully appointed, extremely clean and comfortable. It has every amenity. Engleberg is charming. It's citizens are friendly and helpful as well as patient with English speaking tourists. Skiing was challenging but spectacular but Titlis has plenty of non-skiiing activities too-sledging (sledding and tobogganing), hiking, cross country skiing, the glacial cave and the suspension bridge. Even lunch up on the mountain can be exhilarating. Try the Igloo Bar or the restaurant at Joch Pass for a fun vibe. The hike (and it is a hike) from town to Alphaven and then up the stairs to the apartment is for those who can handle physical exertion (or who want to get in shape!). But you can stop to rest and take in the view or hop in the Gin Bar at the Terrace Hotel for a libation and sometimes live music. Or simply stay put at Alphaven! It is that nice or an accommodation-you really won't want to leave. The owners were fantastic to work with and it is easily accessible by train and taxi.
AlpHaven is the BEST place in Engelberg!! This was the highlight of our honeymoon, and having traveled internationally, the highlight of any trip we have ever taken. The house and views were better than we could have ever hoped for, and Candy was so hospitable and helpful. We couldn't have felt more at home
The house couldn't have been more thoughtfully stocked between the amenities, binder of info, firewood, comfy bed/linens, etc..I can't sing its praises enough. The views speak for themselves, in which pictures don't do it justice! We agree with your description of AlpHaven having the most beautiful views of Engleberg day and night.
Since we left, I can't stop thinking about coming back! We will be getting to work on our next trip back soon :)
We will never forget our first trip (hopefully of many) to Engleberg, especially thanks to AlpHaven.
We travel often, but this was our first stay in Switzerland, and it didn't disappoint. Alphaven is probably the most beautiful and memorable place that we have ever stayed. During our 45 day trip from Amsterdam to Venice, the absolute highlight was our stay and John and Ursula's place in Engelberg. The view and ambiance far exceeded our expectations and John was very helpful in advising us on places to dine and sights to see. We will definitely be back to Alphaven!!! Thanks John and Ursula!!