Probably the best views in Switzerland ....
Your home away from home
sleeps up to 16 people
4-5 private parking spaces
An Amazing Location
Close your eyes, imagine The Sound of Music, think of Heidi and Peter, then open them and look out of the windows of Halteweidli – breath the pure mountain air, and relax! It is not rare to see deer, chamois and other wild animals grazing just under the kitchen window when you get up to make your first cup of coffee.
The chalet is 400m from the nearest house, at the end of a long private lane. Children can play outside while the adults enjoy their holiday in the garden or relax in front of the open fire.
... an absolutely unique house
The chalet has to be seen and lived in to believe. It is really unique. It has amazing views on all sides. A sweeping view of the Thunersee and the mountains on one side, and right down the Kandertal on the other side, through big bay windows make you feel as if you're in paradise every time you look out.
Halteweidli is a real home: spacious and yet cosy, practical and fully equipped, from the kitchen to the living space to the games room, it is gorgeously and lovingly designed and cared for.
Halteweidli was the dream chalet my in-laws built when they retired. They had always walked along the trail that passes the chalet, and the whole family used to sit in the meadow where it is built for their picnic, dreaming of one day being able to build their own house there. And that is exactly what they did.
I acquired the chalet in 2011 and completely renovated it : replacing the roof and insulation, adding triple glazed windows, renovating the bathrooms, and putting in solar heating.
Walk through the nature reserve, up mountains, or along the relatively flat paths to the waterfall, and enjoy a drink and a bite in a mountain hut, or walk down to Lake Thun to take a steamer ride, or buy some freshly caught fish from the local fisherman.
Summer in Halteweidli is the most exhilarating time – the chalet is tucked away, 800m from the main road, with breathtaking views from every window and its’ two terraces and large garden.
The chalet is particularly child-friendly with a large split-level playroom, sledges, board games, puzzles, high chair, etc. It is located right next to the largest Lama and Acapulco herd in Europe (250 animals) in a village that offers great slopes for beginners and younger skiers, as well as amazing walks and varied activities.
There are so many things to do, both in the surrounding countryside, but also a bit further afield, that you just won't have time to do them all!
Visit Ballenberg open air museum and it’s 250 Swiss farm houses, Interlaken or take the Top of Europe Jungfrau train, or nearer home, walk up the world's longest staircase (11'674 steps) or take the funicular up the Niesen for a spectacular sunset, or take a pedalo ride on the Blauesee in Kandersteg. 11 674 steps
Within one kilometer of the chalet go Western Riding, rent an electric bike, a mountain bike, or go for a carriage ride - or just visit the local pool and it's spa.
The possibilities are endless, but lying on the terrace, far from it all, enjoying the view of the whole of the Kandertal, must be one of the nicest “activities” of them all!
In the Winter, the chalet is in the heart of some of the best skiing in the world. Mythical names such as Wengen, Adelboden-Lenk, Kandersteg, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald and of course Gstaad are all just 30 minutes away. Not to speak of the Jungfrau region. It is ideally located for those who like discovering new slopes every day, whilst enjoying a top-class quality of life of a beautifully secluded spot in an exceptional setting.
Aeschi itself has 4 lifts for children and beginners, but is really renown for its’ cross country skiing. Over 30km of trails, the main one passing 50m from the front door, offer both spectacular views and the peacefulness of skiing thru a nature reserve.
At Christmas, Halteweidli is in the heart of Aeschi’s Weihnachtsweg (Christmas Path), where twelve beautiful crèche scenes depict the Christmas story and illuminate a trail through the snow-covered countryside. Warm refreshments reward visitors at the end of the trail on the neighbouring Llama farm.
And of course, after a long day outside, what could be better than to relax in front of the open fire, with a nice glass of wine in your hand, surrounded by friends and family.