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St. Moritz/Chur area villages in May

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Georgia
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St. Moritz/Chur area villages in May

We will be visiting the area around St. Moritz, Chur and Glarus in late May. What are some of the best villages where we might look for accommodations? We would like to avoid larger towns or cities. Will we have trouble finding accommodations without reservations during that time? I was surprised to see a message pop up on booking.com that this is a very busy period in Zuoz, for exmaple. Thanks.

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1. Re: St. Moritz/Chur area villages in May

My favourite area in canton Graubünden is the Albula Valley on the other side of the Albula pass from St Moritz. Berguen is very much a workaday village with a balance between agriculture and tourism and has several hotels nearby Filisur is also a good alternative. Many hotels are closed in May the summer season doesn't get going until June.

Further north you may like to look around Ilanz a reasonable sized town and a transport base for buses into the more remote valleys of the canton, it is also on the route of Glacier Express train.

Glarus is a curious mountain locked canton and is seldom is reported on these boards! The cantonial capital is Glarus and the main ski resort is at Braunwald reached by a funicular from the valley floor at Linthal.

Edited: 2:03 pm, April 23, 2013
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In May you will well find accomodation without prior reservation, however the options are limited as most of the hotels are closed for the season. May is inbetween the winter and the summer season. There however are always hotels open, but more so in larger villages. And the ones open have very good prizes during this period. For the Engadin St. Moritz area check what is available on the online-booking tool at www.engadin.stmoritz.ch (right-hand side) and you will get all the open hotels. Even in this time with most cablecars not running, it would make sense to book the Cable Car Included special a lot of hotels are offering you with two or more nights. Diavolezza is open during this time and already this will save you CHF 33.00 per person and it's a great mountain experience. If you choose the special with the public transport included, you would have trains and buses covered as well and there is a thrid one with the Bregaglia valley included (marked with a star), which is beautiful in May. Have a look at …stmoritz.ch/sommer/en/bergbahnen-inclusive/

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Thanks for your very helpful reply. I was surprised to see so many hotels' online booking calendars show full for all the month of May. Now I know why; they are closed! So, we will have limited choices but I am glad we will not need reservations. That gives us more flexibility as we explore this beautiful area of Switzerland. We will be driving and will arrive from Lake Como.

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If you drive up from the Lake Como, in case you travel by Chiavenna and over the Maloja pass, have a look at Soglio. It's a small farmers village on a sunny plateau above the Bregaglia valley and in May it's just beautiful. There are some (rather basic) hotels but it would be good for an overnight - as a special experience, try to stay in one of the traditional rooms in the Palazzo Salis www.palazzosalis.ch/soglio/camerei.html

Should you come by Tirano and over the Bernina pass, a unique option would be to stay overnight on top of Diavolezza - a beautiful tranquil place. The prize is for halfboard - most people overnight there for an early start for climbing or ski tours, but it's very special and they have everything from dorm rooms to en-suite rooms. http://www.diavolezza.ch/en/accommodation/

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The Albula pass may still be closed but the Julier Pass, St Moritz to Tiefencastel is kept open in all but the worse of weather. At Tiefencastel there are also a couple of hotels and also at Savognin about half way along the Julier road.

Edited: 12:36 pm, April 26, 2013
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In May dont count on hotels being open in Savognin, it's off-season also there as this is a skiing area as well, whereas the Bregaglia valley is already in season.

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