Where to stay when you visit Interlaken, Switzerland: Chalet Elisabeth

by Tina on July 12, 2013

in Hotels/accomodations, Switzerland


My husband seems to have a knack for finding us really great places to stay that are not only affordable but beautiful, too.  He really went above and beyond with this gorgeous little Chalet Elisabeth in the mountains just outside Interlaken, Switzerland.


Not only is the drive up gorgeous, but the front entrance is a little teaser into this charming and rustic retreat.


Inside, the furnishings are simple but tastefully chosen by the very endearing landlords who live adjacent and were super helpful in answering all of our questions about where to eat, shop, and sightsee in the area.


And while the cost is less than $100/night (an absolute STEAL for this area) it actually has a million dollar view of the quiet mountains and lake just beyond.  Imagine almost no noise except the occasional tractor on it’s way to plow a field or the soft mewing of the landlord’s new kitten.  Country living at it’s best, though only a 15 minute drive to downtown Interlaken.



I was immediately taken with the stunning hand carved wood furniture throughout the house and the quirky low ceilings and wood beams.  None of the walls are quite straight and somehow that just made me love it even more.


Hand made furniture is quite a popular trade in this part of Switzerland and the shops are filled with one-of-a-kind gems such as these.  I would love a set, but somehow I don’t think they will fit into our already stuffed european sized mini van.  Maybe next time, though!

Now, it is time for us to hit the road yet again and head to Lake Como.  So far we have been to Germany, France, and Switzerland, so now we are ready to add Italy to the list!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to sharing so much more with you from our European Road Trip!

PS I wrote an article about how to make your own Rubber Band Stamps for A Subtle Revelry this week if you want to try your hand at a new technique!

For more information on this beautiful chalet rental, check out this link to the profile on the Homelidays website.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Jocelyn Casey July 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Thank you Tina and Fam for sharing this tip! We are headed to France and Switzerland next week so this comes at a great time. Enjoy your travels!


The Slow Pace July 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm

What an amazing place! Thank you for the recommendation! Looking forward to your posts about Lake Como!


Eva Enemark July 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

This is the way I and my husband has spent the time in Interlaken many times. So happy you’ve had this great time! Travel mercies!!!


Danish Exchange July 12, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Wow, you are so lucky or good really to have found such a great and quaint little place. Enjoy the rest of your hols. Safe travels. x


Andreia July 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Lovely place and house! Enjoy your holidays!


Niki July 14, 2013 at 10:27 am

So beautiful and a real ‘chocolate box’ Swiss chalet :) I’ll be saving it in my holiday file! I hope you have a lovely time!


julia I mintlametta July 15, 2013 at 9:36 am

seems to be a wonderful and amazing place to stay! enjoy and all the best for your holidays, julia


Bethany July 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Oh my gosh, Tina… I have serious trip envy ;-) I am loving all the beautiful shots you are sharing! This chalet is just a treat.


Vivian August 1, 2013 at 9:17 am

what a beautiful stay! thanks for the recommendation ! PS. I like the rubber band stamping a lot! thanks for sharing!:)


ebe August 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

So very very beautiful. I took a trip to Interlaken back when I was 16 and still dream of it.


Tracy May 1, 2014 at 1:06 am

The link to Chalet Elisabeth isn’t working any longer…. can you point me in the right direction to finding the Chalet? Which town outside of Interlaken was it in?


Tina May 2, 2014 at 9:35 am

Tracy, they have changed the website, but we have e-mailed the owner to find out if they are still renting out their property. I will let you know if/when we hear back!


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