The Val Lumnezia Residence

vignogn, swiss alps
3 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
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€310 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

The view from this panoramic alpine apartment is killer. It is in the Val Lumnezia or 'Valley of Light' region, one of the most beautiful - though relatively unknown - valleys of the Swiss Alps, known for its small but exquisite and family-friendly tourism. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of equipment for babies and kids including a baby bed, baby chair, bunk beds for 4 kids and toys and books. Beautiful design complements the view. The egg-shaped bath is perfect after a day on the slopes of the Val Lumnezia / Obersaxen ski area (> 150 km slopes). You can ski from the front door in winter; the famous ski areas of Flims-Laax, Brigels and Disentis are 20-30 minutes away by car.

Why Kids Love it

The residence is packed with toys and books and the kids room is colorful. There is a shared garden plus a sports field with teeter board, sand box, swing, soccer and basketball only a minute away. There is a mountain lake with kids facilities and mountain sport activities (summer and winter) nearby too. A playground with items for all ages is a 1 minute walk away. There are perfect walking conditions as well ski classes and slopes for kids in the local area. There are several outdoor and indoor swimming pools and lakes nearby. In summer, the mountain lake Davos Muntz Badesee is only 1km away for swimming and sunbathing.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 days in low season, 1 week in peak season. The apartment is fully kid-proofed and there are no particular concerns for kids. The terrace is closed with double fenced and glassed security fences, and doors to it can be locked. Smoking is not allowed, neither are pets. Val Lumnezia and Vignogn village are part of the retro-Roman speaking part of Switzerland (one of the 4 official Swiss languages), although the local population in general speaks fluent German and fairly good English, French and Italian. Car hire recommended but also well-suited for slow travel by public transport.

About the Location

The apartment is in the mountain village of Vignogn, near Vella, in the Val Lumnezia ('Valley of the Light'). The valley has a soft and sunny Mediterranean climate with blue skies. The Swiss city of Chur is 40 minutes’ drive away, Zurich is within 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive and Basel is within a 2-hour drive. There are various options to reach the area: fly to Zurich and drive (1 hour 20 minutes), or fly to Basel, Geneva or Freiburg. Train and bus transport is reliable and excellent; there is a bus stop 30m from the house door. Thalys international trains run to Basel/Zurich and local trains run to Chur from where you can take a bus to the village.

Accommodation Details

The eco-designer penthouse is 112 sqm and has 3 fully-equipped bedrooms and bathrooms. One bedroom has 2 bunkbeds and sleeps 4 children; the other 2 bedrooms have kingsize beds. There is an open kitchen-dining-living space, a large sunny terrace with sun beds and a garden plus 3 sleek bathrooms, all ensuite to the bedrooms. The terrace has spectacular views of one of the most beautiful Swiss mountain landscapes.

Style Notes

Bright, panoramic, modern and eco-friendly. The penthouse apartment has an eco-design and was furnished by the owners, who are interior designers with eye for detail and sustainable materials. It is south facing with large fully glazed panoramic windows offering an outstanding 360° panoramic view on the valley and ski area of Val Lumnezia / Mundaun / Obersaxen (> 150 km slopes).

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 8
2 king
2 bunk bed
Crib
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Medium
Xavier L.
Member since September 15, 2015
We are a young family with two cute little boys of 2 and 4 years old. During our holidays we love to travel to authentic and family-friendly places where there is preferably ... lots of sun and/or snow ... unspoiled nature and wide panoramas ... a fascinating culture and good authentic food ... or a combination of all :)

1 review

Kate B.
Visited in June 2016
Our seven-night stay at Casa Lumnezia was nothing short of perfect — we would wholeheartedly recommend it to any family seeking an unforgettable getaway. It's a brand new, wonderfully equipped, beautiful home set in a breathtakingly gorgeous setting; while the apartment's photographs are obviously lovely, they really don't do it justice. You have to see this place to believe it. We went with our two kids, ages 3 and 4.5, and had no shortage of things to do — in fact, there were so many things we DIDN'T get to do that we've already talked about planning another trip back. The kitchen is perfect and great for cooking meals to be eaten on the back deck, and there are just enough toys to keep your little ones entertained but not make a huge mess. It's really a turnkey option for families who don't want another touristy holiday. Tips if you book a stay here: buy groceries before arriving, especially if you're getting in over the weekend; all stores are closed after 6:00PM on Saturday and all day Sunday. (Ilanz has a great Coop grocery store.) You'll most likely want a car, though it's not essential if you're okay being beholden to the bus. There are more hikes than you can possibly do in a week — and it's a little daunting trying to figure out which ones to do — but we had good luck with: (1) trail 903 at the Nordic Walking Park in Ilanz, (2) a hike around Zervreilasee, (3) a day at Caumasee (great swimming and park for kids), and (4) a walk up the mountain to Lumbrein. (Check out www.myswitzerland.com for other hiking options.) There are fabulous and easily accessible playgrounds in Vella, Rufalipark in Obersaxen, and Davos Muntz up the hill.

Vignogn, Swiss Alps

Fresh air and sunny skies

This town in one of Switzerland's most beautiful and untouched valleys has a soft and sunny Mediterranean climate with blue skies and great skiing in season. Out of season, hike alpine meadows and enjoy the fresh air.