Chalet Rhaetia was built in 2003 in wood in the traditional style as a family holiday home for the owner, not a commercial let.
It is therefore equipped to a much higher standard than ordinary self-catering accommodation. It has been awarded a "Four Star Luxury" rating by the local Tourist Board.
The building is a pair of semi-detached homes. Chalet Rhaetia is the the right hand one in most photos, e.g. the patio shown at the bottom of this page.
The other half is where the family of the builder lives, so the standard of workmanship is immaculate!
The living area
There are four double bedrooms and a double sofa bed in the lounge. It sleeps 8 in luxury. One bedroom has a double bed; the other three rooms have twin beds. The double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and shower. The other three bedrooms have a shared bathroom and shower. There is a further guest toilet next to the living area. Each bedroom has fitted wooden cupboards and three walls clad in unvarnished pine in the traditional Swiss fashion. Ceilings throughout are pine. Each bedroom has drawer and shelf space. The beds and bedding are imported from England to ensure maximum comfort. A full freshly laundered set of bedding and towels is provided for each stay. The bathroom walls and floors are covered in fine Italian tiling. The whole house is carpeted. The house is decorated throughout with paintings and prints and rugs imported from England and Denmark. Blending modern with old, there are also antique Swiss cowbells, skis and pewter on show.
Swiss heating and hot water is famously efficient, and the house is fitted with the latest controls. The kitchen is very different from normal self-catering facilities. It is brand new, fully fitted with grill, oven, microwave, toaster and kettle. The fridge/freezer is large, as is the dishwasher. There is also an eating area in the kitchen, as well as crockery and cutlery. As the owner regularly uses the chalet for his family holidays there is a very full range of kitchen implements and saucepans. The living area is furnished with comfy sofas, coffee tables, and custom light fittings. Colour cable TV with 50 channels and DVD player is provided, together with a hi-fi stereo radio and CD player. The dining table is fully extendable for 10 people to dine in comfort.
second living area
Chalet Rhaetia has free Wi-Fi broadband for guests. There is no computer, but your laptop should be able to connect. Electrical sockets are European standard, so remember to bring an adaptor if your machine has a non-European plug.
Step through the living room French windows onto a lit patio and garden with views across the valley. The garden is fully equipped with sunloungers, outside table and chairs and sunshades. Walk down the custom handmade wooden staircase to the ground floor. There is a huge tiled cloakroom and ski and ski boot storage area. A utility room has the latest washing machine/dryer. There is also an iron and ironing board. The chalet has a lock-up indoor garage and a reserved outdoor parking space. For families with young children there is a high chair and a travel cot.
Steam room and jet shower