What you will love about this home
Our chalet Stefanino, built in the traditional style of Wallis (Valais), is situated on a sunny slope far above the valley of Goms. It consists of a 3-room-apartment (1rst floor) and a 2-room-apartment (ground floor). From our chalet, the view down the valley and to the Weisshorn (4508 m) and the Wannenhorn (3906 m) is just overwhelming.
We exchange 1 room for 1 person in the shared 3-room-holiday-apartment on the 1st floor. In this shared apartment there are 2 bedrooms of which one is for private use. It has got two bunk beds (2 x 90 x 200 cm). Furthermore our exchange guest will share a living-room with TV, DVD-player, CD-radio, a dining-kitchen with electric stove and oven, a refrigerator with freezer compartment, a bathroom with WC and shower, and a balcony.
Our chalet is in an absolutely calm pedestrian area, surrounded by meadows and typical Swiss mountain chalets. Nearby: Groceries, bank, postal office, restaurants, WiFi, playgrounds, tourist office, indoor swimming pool, downhill and cross-country skiing, chairlift, tennis, football, table tennis a.s.o.
What you will love in the neighborhood
The historical part of Bellwald consists of very old Walser houses (built from logs and masonry according to the traditional methods of the 17th century) and a baroque parish church. Despite all the development for winter and summer tourism, the village has been able to preserve its bucolic charm. Thanks to it's position on a southern slope high above the Goms Valley, it is one of the villages of Oberwallis (Upper Valais) that gets the most sunshine hours.
Bellwald is on the border of the UNESCO Nature World Heritage Aletsch with Europe's largest Alpine glacier. In less than one hour you can get to the top of the Eggishorn, from where you have a spectacular view of the Aletschglacier and some of the highest peaks of Europe.
In the Goms Valley you will have the choice of three ski resorts: The smaller family ski resort of Bellwald, the much larger ski arena of Aletsch (with more than 100 km of slopes), as well as the exciting ski resort of Belalp. Furthermore the region offers plenty of other activities, such as cross-country skiing, hiking, hang-gliding, trekking, mountain climbing, swimming in wonderful Alpine lakes and in Brigerbad (with outdoors hot spring pools and spa), (mountain) biking, tennis, mini-golf, table tennis a.s.o.
Bellwald is a great place for people who love nature and aren't just looking for superficial urban excitement and organised entertainment. It is a very quiet village which does not aspire to any mondain life style. Here the locals are down to earth and authentic, and the tourists come to Bellwald because they love the peace and the mountains, and not because they are looking for shopping, pubs and night clubs!
Bellwald is easily accessible by public transport (train and cable car) or by car. The chalet is about a 7-minute-walking distance from the cable car station of Bellwald.
Since our chalet is situated in a pedestrian area, It is not possible to drive to it. To load and unload your car you will have to park it on the village road and carry your luggage about 80 m on a trail leading to our house.