Le Vieux Chalet, La Frasse 57, 1660 Château-d'Oex
Le Vieux Chalet
La Frasse 57, 1660 Château-d'Oex
Tel +41 (0)79 758 1202t
The Vieux Chalet is in the quiet residential quarter of La Frasse on the outskirts of the village of Château-d’Oex. We’re 10 minute walk from the train station (though tell us in advance and we’ll happily pick you up, or transfer your luggage if you’re a large group).
GPS : Plug in the coordinates N 46.47090, E 7.11985 and you’ll come right to our door.
You have three options: from the A12 (Vevey-Bern) exit at Bulle, from the Simmental drive via Zweisimmen or from the A9 exit at Aigle and take the Col des Mosses. In winter we recommend driving via Bulle if you're coming from the west as conditions on the Col de Mosses can sometimes be difficult. This is also the simplest route if you're coming from Geneva. If you're hiring a car, don't forget to ask for snow tyres!All three roads will eventually bring you to a roundabout with a hot air balloon sculpture on it - turn off the main road towards the village here, and then take the road that forks off left after the Richemont pub. Follow this road until you cross the train lines, and then take the next left. After about 300m and a sharp bend, you'll see the chalet on your left.
Château-d'Oex is conveniently located on the main Montreux-Lucerne line. This highly scenic and planet-friendly alternative to driving will get you here from Geneva in just over 2 hours. From Geneva airport, change once in Montreux and marvel at the efficiency of the Swiss rail system... Get a Panoramic train for the best view, or a Classic for some old-fashioned style (our favourite!) For more info, see www.sbb.ch.
The closest and most practical place to fly to is Geneva, which happens to also be the best place to find a cheap Easyjet flight. Other options include Bâle-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Zurich airports.