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Lauterbrunnen Valley Base of Operations + Accomodations - Family of 4

Hello!
We are interested in exploring the Lauterbrunnen valley this coming July for approximately a week.

There are four of us (mom, dad, two older teens).

  1. What town is a good base of operations?

  2. Are there local rental agencies where we can book an apartment or suite with kitchen?

Thank you!

Posted by
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Lauterbrunnen is the transportation hub for the area. If you want to stay higher up in the mountains, you could stay in one of the car-free villages:

Wengen, which is accessible by train in about 10 minutes.

Murren, which you can get to a couple of ways: cable car then train; or bus then two cable cars.

If you google “Wengen holiday rentals” you’ll find some local rental agencies. Many of these places are also advertised on booking.com or airBnB.

Posted by
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You can rent a holiday flat in Lauterbrunnen, nearby Stechelberg, Murrren, Wengen and Grindelwald through the local Tourist Information Office website @ www.Lauterbrunnen.swiss. Most are rented out directly by their owners. Click the three horizontal lines at the top right of the first page. Then click “ Eat & Stay”. On the next page click “Holiday Flats”. The next page asks for the number of people in your group, the date your visit begins, the number of days in your visit, and which resort you want ( Lauterbrunnen though you can also select all resorts) All the options with prices will then appear. These accommodations are a good value with most ranging from $110-210 per night. The bonus is they have kitchens which saves you a bundle on meals.

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There are Airbnbs in the area, I have stayed in a nice one in Murren and it was under a $100 usd a night, two bedrooms, one bath. July usually has a lot of rain in the apls, just FYI so you can pack for rain. J

Posted by
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Many folks here on the Forum are reporting that moderately-priced lodgings are already full in the Alps for summer, so it's probably a good idea to decide and book quickly. You'll have an incredible trip!

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if you get stuck, your fallbacks are Interlaken and perhaps Thun

Posted by
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Thank you very much for the replies! Based on the recommendations provided our goal will be to spend at least one week in the Lauterbrunnen region.

Question:
What is the smallest town in the region that offers a grocery with some options for dining? We are interested in a small town, but still would appreciate a small number of amenities.

Thank you!

Posted by
856 posts

Based on the frequency of your posts and repeating of questions, I would suggest re-reading all of the helpful responses you have received so far and pull the trigger on a location. It is March and nearly everything in the Lauterbrunnen Valley has possibly been booked already. Your lodging options may now be limited to towns north of the valley and near the lakes. Even then, those are booking fast. I booked my lodging for May in November and considered myself fortunate to grab exactly what I wanted.

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What is the smallest town in the region that offers a grocery with some options for dining? We are interested in a small town, but still would appreciate a small number of amenities.

Lauterbrunnen, Wengen and Mürren all have grocery stores and restaurants. We like Lauterbrunnen as a central location with access to both sides of the valley as well as easy access to/from Interlaken for arrival, departure, and day trips. If you cannot find lodging in one of those three, try WIldersvil, between Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken.

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For travel into and out of Murren:

  1. Are there certain days when transport is not available?

  2. What is the best source for scheduling trains, cable cars, and buses in the region?

Thank you!

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11300 posts

For travel into and out of Murren:
Are there certain days when transport is not available?
What is the best source for scheduling trains, cable cars, and buses in the region?

In July, no worries about closures. All transport will be running. You do not need to make reservations except for the Jungfraujoch if you choose to go there.