A few friends and I were in Switzerland for a snowboarding trip and we made hotel arrangements a bit late (for the holiday season). We wanted to stay a bit closer to the actual slopes but ended up going with Hotel Baeren because it was a good value and not too far away. We had booked a room for 3 people and were actually given 2 adjoining rooms; 1 single room & 1 double room which both shared a bathroom. For the price, it was a great set up. We even had two wonderful little balconies! Breakfast was substantial & delicious. No lifts so make sure you travel light. Free parking which we never had trouble getting. All in all, lovely place.
A few things to know before you book if you are going there for the slopes; the hotel is still a bit away from the actual slopes. You have to either take a ski shuttle bus to Grindelwald or take the train to Grindelwald. The bus leaves from right out front the hotel & is free once you have purchased a lift ticket (nobody ever checked our passed though). The train is also free with lift tickets (you don't get your ticket checked at the Wilderswil station either). Once you get to Grindelwald, you have to switch trains and then take another train up to the actual slopes. They do check your ticket (RFID card) to get on this train. All in all it seemed to take about 1 - 1.5 hours from leaving the hotel to touching the snow. Not really a big deal but not nearly as convenient as other set ups (i.e. we went to France and were practically ski in / out for 110 euro a night). All in all, lovely place just be sure you understand that it takes a bit of effort to get to the slopes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Baren The hotel Baren is located in the heart of Wilderswil in the beautiful Jungfrau region. Comfort and the Swiss hospitality as well as the regional cuisine with fresh products make the hotel Baren a wonderful place to stay The Jungfrau, the North wall of the Eiger, Interlaken, Grindelwald, the lakes of Thun and Brienz, as well as numerous sights and a magnificent nature are nearby and can be explored during daily excursions. If you are in the region for your holidays, a celebration or a conference, we look forward to welcoming you to the hotel Baren. The Baren team with Erika and Bernard Muller ... more less
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