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“Authentic Swiss Alpine Experience - Great Hiking”
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Chalet Cuckoo - Secluded and Romantic
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Chalet Cuckoo - Secluded and Romantic
Chalet Cuckoo - Romantic
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Cuckoo Comfort - underfloor heating, log stove and sofa bed
Chalet Cuckoo - in the sun
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Huge double bed inside the Raccard
Cuckoo Character - a Raccard
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Chalet -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Ayer, Canton of Valais, Swiss Alps

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Redwood49
Boulder Creek, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Authentic Swiss Alpine Experience - Great Hiking”
Reviewed October 8, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

This property is perched in the eastern slope of the spectacular Val D'Annivier, above the quaint village of Ayer. The owner was extremely gracious and provided helpful information for use during our stay. We found the Chalet Cuckoo to be a comfortable and welcoming place to return to after our many daily walks in the surrounding area. The location is visually stunning, highlighted by a chain of snow-covered peaks, glaciers, and waterfalls at the south end of the valley beyond Zinal. There is a small grocery in Ayer, but nearby Vissoie has better facilities, including a food market, bakery, and butcher shop. Our late summer stay happened to coincide with the Désalpes de Nava, a celebration of the annual return of the cows from the high pasture in anticipation of winter. Lots of cowbells, raclette cheese, and local wine at the village festival! The road up from Sierre and the Rhone valley is a challenging drive, but seems to have provided a filter which has enabled this part of Switzerland to remain less touristed despite its incredible beauty.

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Liked best: Spectacular location
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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AlanBates...
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to relax and enjoy Valais region”
Reviewed August 17, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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We've just had a lovely week in Chalet Cuckoo. Absolutely everything we needed in the chalet, lovely patio looking out across the vlley to Grimentz and receiving sun throughout the day.
There are lots of walking and mountain biking trails. With several options straight from the chalet door, butterflies and wildlife in the valley are wonderful. Zinal has everything you need in terms of groceries, we only left the valley for one day to visit Zermatt. If you're going to eat out in Zinal I'd recommend Hotel Besso.
The bigger mountains are so accessible from Zinal (less than 10 minutes drive) and from Moiry (20 minutes drive).
Would love to go back some time

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Liked best: Location, comfort, peace
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Quofan
Darlington
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11 reviews
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“Peace & comfort”
Reviewed June 26, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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My husband & I have just spent a week in Chalet Cuckoo & had a wonderful time. If you enjoy peace & quiet & want to see a piece of "real" Switzerland then this is the place to be. A car is essential & the roads are "interesting" but once there you won't regret a minute.

We found Chalet Cuckoo to be a real home from home. We had everything we needed & it was both warm & comfortable, although we were very lucky with the weather so the warm bit didn't really matter!

It's a brilliant place for walking & on two occasions we left the car & just walked from the front door!

The only downside was the lack of facilities in the village. There is only one small shop & no eating facilities (there is a hotel which is up for sale & a small cafe which wasn't open) but we didn't find this a problem as we just drove to either Vissoire or Zinal.

If you are looking for a peaceful holiday in a spectacular setting, I can certainly recommend Chalet Cuckoo

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jhebert20...
Namur, Belgium
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Titeuf171...
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Management Response
Feb 26, 2017
Chalet Cuckoo est available toute l'annee. Lieu romantique et parfait pour une famille jeune. Exceptionel petit chalet.
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NathCharl...
Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed August 11, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: La vue et le bruit de la cascade
Liked least: il n'y a rien à dire
Traveling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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