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Butschels, Kandersteg 3718, Switzerland
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The Hayloft
Ranked #1 of 12 Kandersteg B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tarpon Springs, FL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

From the moment we arrived at The Hayloft, I was smitten. We stayed in The Hayloft Room. This room was like our own little cabin. It was clean, comfortable and modernized, yet rustic and reminiscent of its days as an actual hayloft. Charming details such as original hardware on the doors and windows and original wood walls added to the... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Gteat place in a great location. Perfect for summer exploration of a great aera in the swiss alps. Prices are very reasonable. Family room is big with an attic for the children. Hosts are very nice and helpfull.

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THEHAYLOFT, Owner at The Hayloft, responded to this review

We are sorry that you didn’t find your stay as excellent as is the usual experience of our guests. However, your comments are very welcome. At CHF50 per person per night, inclusive of breakfast and tax, The Hayloft Family Room is just about the best value in Kandersteg, as you indicated. Our accommodation is very well described in our website,... More

Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just one more addition to the chorus of praise for the Hayloft -- we couldn't have asked for a more lovely, welcoming place to stay, in what has to be one of the prettiest valleys in the world. A 500+ year old traditional Swiss farmhouse that has been beautifully and tastefully updated, private bathrooms, a delicious and ample breakfast, two... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our family of 5 had a great weekend at the Hayloft in lovely Kandersteg. Our three boys loved the cozy room and the wonderful breakfast. They've asked when we can return! Kerry and Peter are wonderful hosts.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our family of 4 stayed at the Hayloft in early June and it far exceeded all of our expectations! The Hayloft is set in a postcard setting amongst the meadows with cows and mountains and waterfalls all around. We stayed in the biggest room which was great for our family of 4 and it had a private bathroom... It can... More

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Epsom, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The ratings on TripAdvisor are very high, so we weren't quite sure whether hosts Kerry and Peter and family would manage to achieve this stretching benchmark — but they did! The setting is delightful, a traditional alpine chalet on the edge of a wildflower meadow (at least until it's cut or grazed later in the summer), about 12 minutes walk... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

What an absolutely lovely way to start our vacation in Switzerland! Kerry, Peter, James, and Snorkels (the awesome cat), were so gracious and welcomed us into their home and made us feel like we were apart of their family. In the evenings and mornings, we enjoyed traditional, DELICIOUS Swiss foods and shared fantastic stories together around the beautiful large wooden... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Hayloft was a comfortable, immaculately clean and very cheerful place to stay. Kerry and Peter are delightful hosts. Friendly, courteous, helpful and in addition, well travelled, excellent conversationalists and very, very funny. We recommend you stay at the Hayloft if you like to laugh. Breakfast was ample with very good variety and nicely served. We also really appreciated the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Surrounded by a beautiful landscape, we spent a great weekend with our amazing hosts Peter and Kerry. We have visited the Hayloft first in 2011, and ever since we are returning guests, because of the good food, the great hospitality, the romantic atmosphere of the rooms and the house. Dinners and breakfast promise not only fine food, but also great... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Dear Reader, With a group of friends we go back to Kandersteg now every year, as a matter of fact even more frequently than annually for the view, the mountains, the activities in the area. We always stay in Kerry's and Peter's home es they are the most welcoming family i have ever spent time with when travelling. The athmosphere... More

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Address: Butschels, Kandersteg 3718, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Kandersteg
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The Hayloft is 1200m above sea level, south-facing and stands in about two acres of its own meadowland. The property is bordered by a trout stream and is very quiet; it has its own private access track and there is NO passing traffic. We have a superb outdoor hot tub for you to use. The house boasts stunning mountain views (over 3,600m) in every direction, clear views of glaciers and a magnificent waterfall. The Hayloft is about 1 mile from the centre of the village of Kandersteg in the Bernese Oberland. Kandersteg is a rural working village but has a parallel tourist-based economy. The village has all the expected range of facilities without losing its unique Swiss atmosphere. ... more   less 
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