Staying At The Aspen Alpin Hotel in Grindelwald, Switzerland

It’s tough to think of a more romantic vision of Switzerland than the meadows that surround the town of Grindelwald. Perched up amongst those verdant alpine meadows and hills lies The Aspen Alpin Lifestyle Hotel. We’d been to Grindelwald once in winter, so for our second trip, we wanted to stay somewhere special.

Natasha and Cameron in Grindelwald

Grindelwald is a year-round destination we’ve been fortunate enough to visit in both the winter and summer. Our first trip to Grindelwald was in the winter for an epic snowboard trip, but with summer in mind, we’d get to see the landscape in a new light this time around.

Wildflowers in Grindelwald

Aspen Alpin Lifestyle Hotel


Getting to the Aspen Alpin Lifestyle Hotel

The design of the Aspen Alpin is that of a traditional Swiss Chalet, and it feels right at home in the hills above Grindelwald. A short eight-minute drive out of Grindelwald into the hills leads up to the hotel. If you do not have a car, you’ll need to either catch the 123 bus or a taxi to reach the hotel from the train station.

Hut in Grindelwald

Once at the hotel, it has good access to some walking trails. It’s a pleasant 45-minute walk into town, but not something you’ll be doing for dinner every night. However, the location shines in the winter as the hotel sits right along the ski slopes for a proper ski-in-ski-out.


About The Property

The Aspen in Grindelwald

The Aspen Alpine Lifestyle Hotel is a four-star hotel with a spa and restaurant that is part of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts group. Thanks to the hotel’s 37 rooms, it feels intimate but offers the services of a large hotel such as the spacious spa and excellent restaurant/bar. The beautiful hosts and exceptional service that ensures guests have an enjoyable stay along with the fantastic property.

Its location on the hills above Grindelwald places it below the imposing Eiger and its daunting north face. With the chalet-style hotel as a base, guests can hit the slopes, hiking trails, or marvel at the mountains from a private balcony or terrace. We loved evening walked through the meadows after dinner and used it as a base for hikes in the area.

Aspen Looking At The Eiger
Evening Walks in Grindelwald

The Spa

Outdoor Hot Tub At The Aspen

Facilities were a real stand out, and it’s tough not to mention the spa at the Aspen. Spacious modern and an excellent selection of options in the hotel made for a great way to relax the muscles after a long day in the mountains.

The spa has foot baths, saunas, a steam room, an ice fountain, and a fantastic outdoor hot tub. Massages are also available as part of the spa services.


The Food

Dining Room The Aspen

Along with the spa, the restaurant in the hotel serves up some beautiful dishes that focus on regional products. The restaurant serves up some well-plated contemporary European dishes with inventive twists. A stand-out one evening for us was a roast duck leg. To accompany this is a full-service bar and excellent wine list that features plenty of Swiss wines.

Breakfast is included in all room rates and offers a buffet with a wide spread of food options. In the winter months, the hotel operates an excellent bar on the slopes of the ski resort.


The Rooms

Tasha on Balcony at The Aspen

There is a wide selection of rooms and multi-bedroom suites that work well for a group of families. Almost all of the rooms feature a balcony, so guests are guaranteed a view.

Bedroom at The Aspen

We stayed in an alpin chic double room and had a very comfortable stay. The room featured lots of woodwork and tasteful modern appliances. Our balcony served as the perfect spot to enjoy an early morning coffee as we watched the sun strike the Eiger in the morning. The bed was super comfortable, and the luxury bath products.


The Activities

The Skywalk in Grindelwald

There is no shortage of things around Grindelwald. With one of the most stunning valleys in Switzerland, massive peaks, rich alpine culture, and a wealth of services for visitors, it’s no wonder it’s a popular destination.

Mountain Cart in Grindelwald

It doesn’t matter the mountain activity you’ll be able to find in the mountains around Grindelwald. Just a few of the things you can do in winter include ski, sled, velogemel, zipline, fondue, or soak in the spa.

Grindelwald

While the summer months bring a wealth of new activities like hikes, climbs, mountain karts, bikes, paragliding, or even bungee jumping. Then you have the incredible number of scenic trains, cogways, and gondolas that provide easy access to the mountains year-round.


Our Opinion of the Aspen Alpine Lifesyle Hotel

The Aspen served as a beautiful oasis around Grindelwald, a pretty touristic spot. Its location outside of Grindelwald was an excellent location for exploring the region. It would certainly make a fabulous hotel for ski in the winter months—we love ski-in-ski-out.

Grindelwald First Gondola

Mountain vacations are often active holidays, so the spa was a welcome amenity that we used as much as possible. It feels authentically Swiss with its chalet-style, excellent service, and delicious restaurant.

Flower Baskets in Grindelwald

The Aspen was a wonderful place to call home while we explored the surrounding mountains in Grindelwald.

Cow in Alpine
About Cameron

Cameron Seagle is one of the principal writers and photographers for The World Pursuit. He is a travel expert that has been traveling the world for the past six years. During this time he established a passion for conservation and environmental sustainability. When not traveling he's obsessed with finding the best gear and travel products. In his free time, you can find him hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, and snowboarding. His favorite countries are Ireland, Scotland, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Japan.

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