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4.8 out of 5 Exceptional
43 reviews

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Kitchen
Washer
Dryer
Spa
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Explore the area

Popular LocationWengen-Mannlichen Cable Car18 min walk
Popular LocationStaubbach Falls35 min walk
AirportBern (BRN-Belp)61 min drive
Popular LocationLauberhorn71 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Racers Retreat (Wengen: car limited village)

    Apartment in Wengen with kitchen and balcony
    Welcome to Racers Retreat in the car limited village of Wengen; accessible by train from Lauterbrunnen. • The chalet is situated in Innerwengen, a 1.3km walk from the Wengen train station - the walk is predominantly flat along a tarmac path • Complimentary use of the Central Sport ski, board and boot depot. The depot is located adjacent to the Männlichen cable car within the shop and offers places for more than 1,000 skis, boards and boots. The depot is supervised and is open at the same time as the shop. Every depot space is numbered and a boot drying system is installed. • contemporary 2/3 bedroom, 2-bathroom Wengen accommodation with stunning views • stylish and open plan living-dining-kitchen featuring Swedish wood burner • 2 balconies - stunning views! as well as terrace on lower level • flat screen TV • well equipped kitchen • master bedroom with a kingsize double (180x200cm) and ensuite shower room • second bedroom with 2 single beds (each 90x200cm) and ensuite shower room • games room (table football), sauna and washing machine on lower level
    Guest accommodations at this apartment offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, cookware/dishes/utensils, and dishwashers. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.
    Recreational amenities at the apartment include a sauna.

    Property manager

    Rachel Padley
    Speaks English, French, German

    Property amenities

    Pool/Spa

    • Sauna

    Internet

    • Internet access

    Kitchen

    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils

    Bedrooms

    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided

    Bathrooms

    • 3 bathrooms
    • Shower
    • Towels provided
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace

    Entertainment

    • TV with cable/satellite service

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony

    Laundry

    • Washing machine and dryer

    Comfort

    • Heating

    Pets

    • No pets allowed

    Suitability/Accessibility

    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • In the mountains

    General

    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 1475 sq ft (137 sq m)

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Check-out

    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions

    Pets

    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Management fee: CHF 13.31 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    Property is also known as

    Vrbo Property
    Racers Retreat
    Racers Retreat (Wengen: car limited village) Wengen
    Racers Retreat (Wengen: car limited village) Apartment
    Racers Retreat (Wengen: car limited village) Apartment Wengen
    301830

    About this area

    Wengen

    This apartment is located in Wengen. While the natural beauty of Trummelbach Falls and Jungfraujoch can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Mystery Rooms. Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Mini Golf Wengen are also worth visiting.
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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Mannlichen Mountain - 17 min walk
    • Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car - 18 min walk
    • Staubbach Falls - 35 min walk
    • Trummelbach Falls - 10 min drive
    • Lauberhorn - 71 min drive

    Getting around

    • Wengen Station - 17 min walk
    • AirportBern (BRN-Belp) - 61 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is Racers Retreat pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at Racers Retreat?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at Racers Retreat?
    Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
    Where is Racers Retreat located?
    Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grindelwald - Wengen Ski Area, Mannlichen Mountain, and Mini Golf Wengen. Wengen-Mannlichen Cable Car and Staubbach Falls are also within 2 mi (3 km). Wengen Station is 17 minutes by foot.
    4.8
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    43 reviews
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    Property conditions & facilities

    4/5 Good

    Wonderful stay, some miscommunication
    We recently had a wonderful stay in the Chalet in Wengen. The location was magnificent with great views and peaceful location. The walk to Wengen village was very nice and easily travelled in 30 minutes. The village had everything you could ask for from shopping to restaurants to transportation options. The unit was very clean and had all the amenities described. Bedrooms were comfortable and bathrooms roomy. Spent most mornings and evenings on the deck watching the sun hitting the mountain peaks and the Milky Way drifting overhead. The only hiccup was a miscommunication in the VRBO listing. It described parking as an amenity. We assumed we could drive our rental car to the unit. We entered the town of Lauterbrunnen late in the evening after a 12 hour drive to find that there are no roads to Wengen. It is car-free. We tried to contact the owner through the phone number provided by VRBO but had no luck. Finally reached the caretaker who told us we needed to park at the train station, take a train from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen, hire a taxi to go to our unit. At this point, we were exhausted and decided to get rooms at a hotel in Lauterbrunnen and start fresh in the morning. It all worked out well and in hindsight was quite easy. Further investigation finds that this same unit listed on AirB&B does mention the need to take a train for the final leg of the journey. By going through VRBO, this hit us as an unwelcome surprise as it was not mentioned and cost us some time and money. However, the quality of the rest of our visit quickly erased the bad start. We would come back to this unit in a heartbeat.

    4/5 Good

    Dis
    I will start off by stating that there were many things about the unit that we loved but the kitchen floor was sticky upon arrival and there was exactly one kitchen towel (we purchased a second one and I hope housekeeping left it in the unit for the next guests). One bed was missing linens and no extras anywhere to be found in the house. I understand that most of Europe does not use top sheets on their beds, but it was extremely hot, no air conditioning, only down comforters on the beds, and no fans. Goats (which were adorable) were grazing just out the back during our entire stay, so we had to choose between opening the windows with no screens and letting in lots of flies or a very hot and stuffy house with no fans or air conditioning. There were four of us, but only one set of keys were provided which was very inconvenient. One of the reasons we chose this particular was the promise of a washer and dryer. However, the dryer was not working and the owner made no effort to get in touch with the property manager when we were not able to. The owner was aware of the dryer situation before our arrival and did not mention it. Disclosing this information before our arrival would have been helpful. There were exactly 4 towels provided so it would have been nice if we had been able to wash and dry them during our stay. There were many things about the chalet that we loved, plenty of space for four, extremely convenient for day hikes out the door, waking up to a spectacular view every morning. However, I hope to stay a little closer to town the next time I visit Wengen. The 35 minute roundtrip walk to pick up eggs and bread started to get old after a week, even though it was a fantastic walk. If this is not an issue for you and you don't need a dryer or fans, this is a lovely spot.

    5/5 Excellent

    Great family chalet in Wengen
    Beautiful views, 15 minutes walk from Wengen.

    5/5 Excellent

    Beautiful Mountain Retreat!
    A beautiful chalet in the mountains with a spectacular view. The chalet is well kept and was very clean on arrival. Both Malcolm and Tracy were responsive to questions. It was a little hot at night in the chalet, a few fans would be a good addition.

    5/5 Excellent

    Amazing views
    The property is in great condition; everything seems new or well-maintained (the one exception was a broken dryer, but there are drying racks). Plenty of space for our family of 4; with the third full bathroom on the ground floor and the loft, it could have accommodated 2 more people very comfortably. The walk from the village (15 minutes with some hills) was enjoyable and lovely, only an issue when we arrived with our luggage. We had a little difficulty getting a cab on the rainy night when we arrived at 8:30 but eventually figured it out. We were able to grocery shop in the village (the Co-op store is on the way out of the town center) and cook many of our meals, avoiding the pricey but good restaurants. The walk was worth it for the amazing view from either of the two balconies, which I don't think you could easily replicate in town. Mountains (with Jungfrau visible around the corner, waterfalls, and distant Gimmelwald perched across the valley. It was like something out of Lord of the Rings. And Wengen was so convenient for hiking. Every day we would watch trainloads of passengers come through headed for Mannlichen or Jungfrau and we were glad we were most of the way there already. There are lots of hikes of all difficulty levels that can be done right from the doorstep, and the local tourism office is very helpful. I have digressed from the property but it was perfect, with a fully stocked kitchen and plenty of paper products, and very clean.We could hear the nearby waterfall at night from our window, and the kids could hear the sheep and their bells from right across the road. My husband, who never says this about anywhere we travel, said he would return in a hearbeat.

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