Vacations in Appenzell

Feb 12, 2021Appenzell Special

Vacations in Appenzell at the Hotel Bären Gonten

Enough of looking at the screen and the five always the same meters from the desk to the refrigerator and back? How about exchanging the dreary four walls of your own for the snowy hills of Appenzell? Even a short break provides new energy.

Hotel Bären in Appenzell offers “Winter Sports Timeout“. A trial course in cross-country skiing, sledding fun on the Kronenberg or a three-hour snowshoe hike and a day of skiing on Ebenalp. The choice is yours.

Ideas for a happy 72 hours in Appenzell

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Comfortable and environmentally friendly, the train takes you to Gonten – it’s only 200 meters from the train station to the Boutiquehotel Bären. Of course, parking is available there, including one with an electric charging station.
From three consecutive nights, you get to enjoy an Appenzell vacation card with over twenty free offers – no cheese. Speaking of cheese, you know that it’s a big topic in Appenzell that people like to keep quiet about. Well, at least about the secret recipe.

Even if the show dairies are closed at the moment, it is still worth taking a stroll through the beautiful old town with a detour to one of the cheese stores. From the city, it’s just a snowball’s throw into the almost untouched nature: trudge through the deep snow-covered Appenzellerland on snowshoes and track down animal tracks: who can recognize the hare, the deer or the fox? Or glide across the ice on ice skates. Or explore the landscape on cross-country skis – the cross-country trail passes right by the hotel, and with the vacation card you can rent the equipment for a day free of charge.

Where nature is so beautiful that it almost takes your breath away, there you feel closer to heaven. And inspired by the moment, you find yourself. The latter might also work out with a free yoga lesson, which is also included in the vacation card until March.

Vacations in Appenzell at the Hotel Bären Gonten, Taverne

Vacations in Appenzell – Staying at the Bären Gonten

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There is also pure relaxation in the wellness area of the Romantic Hotel Bären, where a slot for private hours can be reserved for the newly renovated wooden sauna – be sure to book in advance.
If you can’t stop working despite everything, you might get creative ideas at the Frischloft coworking space in Appenzell: The vacation card entitles you to a free workspace for one day.

At the end of the day, you could join a tasting in the well-stocked wine cellar of the Bären Gonten. The gourmet restaurant at the Bären Gonten is now open seven days a week, with hot meals available from 11 a.m. onwards. Now is the right time to treat yourself and shorten the waiting time for spring. Vacations in Appenzell are also worthwhile then: the 18-hole golf course in Gonten will be ready again.
Vacations in Appenzell - Hotel Bären Gonten in winter