Dates: July 11-12, 2015 (delayed input)
Can’t begin to describe the beauty of our stay at Hotel Mittaghorn! Magical at night hearing the beautiful cow bells in the background as they move about below our open windows. Not another sound out except the distant waterfalls. The cool mountain air was most refreshing and the outline of the Jungfrau, always there!
Two grandparents, two grandchildren (boy 12, girl 10), a sister and her Swiss husband, with 3 days hiking one of the most spectacular area of the Alps!! We all met for a couple of days at Hotel Mittaghorn, some hiking over from Grütschalp, the others up from the gondola in Gimmelwald.
From email reservations several months before, Tim took care of us with two 1st floor rooms facing the Jungfrau and Mittaghorn. At his suggestion, we skipped the initial 7:30pm dinner to hike down to Gimmelwald for fondue and Italian mushroom pasta on Pension Gimmelwald’s outside terrace where the children’s mother had celebrated her 20th birthday with fondue!! Swiss custom has it that dropping your bread into the fondue meant kissing all at your table. We all shared one large piece of very rich Swiss chocolate cake – not a morsel left.
We loved having our family together for long breakfasts and dinner at Hotel Mittaghorn. Leisurely and fun! And The hearty, tasty food!
We hiked the steep road day up to nearby Murren for the day, finding wonderful, tiny strawberries all along the way to eat. Murren was loaded with great Swiss souvenirs, and a place just to enjoy being outside – chess on the lawn, many great views and interesting shops, fountains to drink the sparkling, fresh, cool mountain water.
Day 3 we all gathered at the picnic tables out front for family photos with the huge backdrop of the valley and the Mittaghorn beyond before heading home.
We’ll be back!