Any suggestions for accommodation (B&B, hotel) in Bern or Basel for mid-July? We will have a car so access to public transport is not a real concern.
I found places to stay in Switzerland in August through www.bnb.ch. Poked around the website, had sent emails to some, and called others. It seems to me that in rural Switzerland reservations are done the beautiful old-fashioned way - nobody asked me for a credit card number to hold the room, just asked to reconfirm a couple of days before. People still trust your word there, and I love it. I was looking for places to stay close to the cities, but not in the cities themselves. Small rooms in farmhouses, shared bathrooms, few other guests if any, friendly hosts and hostesses, quiet rural evenings, beautiful views, decent prices - I am so looking forward to this trip.