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“Heaven in the Alps!”
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking.  Apartment C is on the Upper Floor Apartment C  Living Area featuring beautifully hand crafted Timbered Roof
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Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony
ALPHAVEN  Front of House featuring Garage Parking.  Apartment C is on the Upper Floor
Apartment C  Living Area featuring beautifully hand crafted Timbered Roof
Apartment C  Bedroom 1 featuring Side Balcony
Apartment C  Stunning Views from the Dining Area
Engelberg ALPHAVEN    Apartment C   Kitchen Area
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  View from the Front  (Apartment C is on the Upper Floor)
Apartment C  Bedroom 2
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  The house in Winter with stunning views
Apartment C Covered Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views over Engelberg
Apartment C  Bedroom 2 showing Ladder Steps to Loft Area
ALPHAVEN  Bedroom 2  Loft Area (King Size Double Bed)
View from Apartment C  WINTER  Engelberg at Dusk
Stairs to Apartment C
View from Apartment C   The Titlis Mountain (3200 metres) with rainbow Cloud
ALPHAVEN  Summer
Apartment C  Bedroom 2
View from Apartment C  The Hahnen Mountain (formerly 'Engelberg' or Angel Mountain)
Apartment C  Living Area
Apartment C  Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views
Apartment C  Bedroom 2 with Loft Area above
View form Apartment C  The top of the Monastery Church in low mist
Engelberg ALPHAVEN in Winter with stunning panoramic views
View from Apartment C SUMMER
Apartment C  View of the Hahnen Mountain (Engelberg) form the Dining Area
View from Apartment C  WINTER
Apartment C  Covered Front Balcony with Breathtaking Panoramic Views over Engelberg
Engelberg ALPHAVEN   Apartment C   Bedroom 2
Apartment C   Living Area & Kitchen   WINTER
Engelberg ALPHAVEN The House in Summer with panoramic views across Engelberg
View from Apartment C   Daybreak
View from Apartment C  The Spannort Mountain at Dusk
View from Apartment C  WINTER  The mighty Titlis Mountain
Engelberg ALPHAVEN  The Monastery viewed from Apartment C at Dusk
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Engelberg, Canton of Obwalden

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Vicki G
Redondo Beach, California
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6 reviews
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“Heaven in the Alps!”
Reviewed 24 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We traveled to Alphaven for Christmas and had a wonderful time- Our adult 22, 24 yo girls and my husband stayed for a week in Apt B- ( we were in B i believe - it is the lowest level at bottom) and we should have booked more days! I made mistake of going to Lugano for last 3 days of trip, thinking we would get tired of a small town like Engelberg. Instead we would have loved more time here and still never did all we wanted to! We met some locals and loved the skiing/snowboarding, walking, eating and running and just staring out at the majestic view from the Apt The views literally brings tears to your eyes. Loves ALPSCHMAUS cafe for greast crepes and sandwiches and less pricey meal, hot chocolate with real chocolate and milk etc.
We made fondue one night with their fondue pot for dinner! Ate out the rest of time ( it is very expensive for meals - double USA's costs but delicious!!) So you can cook in kitchen To Owner John- could you please add an attachment for your coffee grinder plug as it won't fit the outlet in wall; may have been lost? But coffee maker work etc. works!
We had no snow in valley first days which was pretty and green and then it snowed on Christmas! Magical. Got best of both worlds. I definitely suggest having a car to go up to apt and down as its a twisty, steep walk up and down to do if more then 1 time a day. Except for those of you who love hiking and walking up hill a lot! You can take stairs down part of way and then the Terrace Hotel below has an elevator we used for the bottom 1/3 ( if that was allowed??)
DO get chains if there's snow though or you will slide on the steep, tight corners like we did Luckily no harm done. We had thought the Snow Tires put on our rental were enough but alas- no!
The view from up here is worth having a car and I wouldn't stay in town because of this exceptional view from above, lovely apt and cleanliness, nice furnishings... I felt like we were looking down at Who Ville (Grinch who Stole Christmas)! and all lit up at night was great too.
We loved driving in to Luzern to as so close and easy/ pretty drive!
The plus about Apt B ( bottom level ) is that its got no deck bars to "block" any views when seated, even though you are lower in this apt. as compared to A and the top apts above, so each apt may have its own advantage. And our apt has the toasty warm floors from heating below them Dried up our ski gloves well nightly! GO and ENJOY soon.

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Liked best: Location and comfort, having a kitchen
Liked least: Hmmmm Maybe the art work? Would have loved pictures of Switzerland in various seasons.
Travelling group: Other
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Zanzibar4...
Perth, Australia
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“Breathtaking Panorama”
Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Alphaven looks over the Engelberg valley and has a 360 degree vista of the surrounding mountains. Apartment A boasts a hot tub which is perfect after a hard day's skiing or hiking.
The apartment is an easy walk from the village and ski lifts. A ski bus passes by.
The apartment fully equipped and is a home away from home.

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Liked best: View of the mountains
Liked least: Climb from village
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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bryantmon...
Austin, Texas
1 review
“Amazing view! Great location! Perfect for a family of 5! Owners are very helpful!”
Reviewed 24 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

My wife does most of the planning and came upon this property online. She said to me, "Look at this view! Do you think it's that good in person?!" Well, let me tell you... it's better. The view and location cannot be overstated. The drive up to the house could be a little treacherous if the weather is bad, but the journey up the hill (and up the stairs to the apartment) are worth it!

We had 3 teenagers with us, and the sleeping accomodations were perfect... the two boys in the 2 single beds and our daughter in the loft. The kitchenette is not really for big meals, but we just did breakfast in the room and we were out and about during lunch and dinner. It served as a great home base during our few days in Switzerland.

The owner's are very helpful, before and during the stay, and we felt like we had great instructions on how to get the place, where to get our key, etc. Overall, we could not have been happier!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The stairs at the end of a long day
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Chris M
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“Such an outstanding stay with John and Ursula”
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

My friends and I were totally delighted and happilly surprised to get in touch with John and Ursula, very friendly host !
The appartment was clean and ready, view from balcony was breathless and we received great advises from engelberg must sees !
I don't know when but I hope to get back in touch with you soon :)

Cheers,
Christophe

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Liked best: I felt home !!!!!!!
Liked least: No idea
Travelling group: Friends
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Ellie R
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Incredible, truly is heaven in the Alps!”
Reviewed 13 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Alphaven is a rare gem in the self-catering holiday market... it really is as beautiful as it looks on the website! We stayed for 3 nights with our boys aged 7 and 9 following 2 weeks in Italy. This was a bit of luxury for mum and dad at the end of our holiday and it didn't disappoint. The apartment was excellently equipped and the quality standard of everything really was 5 star. We were welcomed on our arrival by Candy, and nothing was too much trouble during our stay. The weather was disappointing during our stay, so having the hot tub was a real bonus keeping the kids occupied during the day, and the grown ups (with a glass of fizz) relaxed in the evening. Thank you so much to John, Ursula and Candy for an amazing holiday. We'll be back soon!

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Liked best: The setting was incredible.
Liked least: Loved it all!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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