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Switzerland Golden Pass trip help

We are traveling from Interlaken a Sat. in June on a portion of the Golden Pass trip that heads southwest but don't need to be in Gruyeres until Sunday. We had planned a night in Vevey but now don't need to go down that far. Anyone know a nice town along that route or not far off it to spend a spare night? We don't need a lot of entertainment but would like an unusual hotel or a nice walk or some such thing. Zweisimman? Gstaad(probably just expensive)? Rougemont? Anyone been to Lenk? I don't know these towns and would appreciate your input.
Thanks Kathy

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I'm not sure how much I can help, because we haven't been there yet. . . but I looked at several towns in the area for a short stay in July (for the Swiss Open tennis tournament). Looked at Chateau d'Oex, Rougement, Schonried, and Gstaad. It all looked lovely. We actually ended up choosing Gstaad so we can walk to the tennis. It isn't necessarily expensive, and the pedestrian zone is supposed to be very nice. I think it's a quieter, more low-key place in the summer than winter. But the others looked great too, especially Chateau d'Oex and the Hotel Bon Accueil: This is just over the line between the French- and German-speaking areas of Switzerland. Nice walks abound i the whole area.

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Kathy - you cant go wrong in any of those areas. On the hill top area of Chateau'd'Oex = you are in wine country (or will be down the geneva side). Grueyer has a great castle and nice town too. Gstaad is world famous and has the famous old town with fancy shops (Rodeo Drive style) if you like that. Pick one that meets your needs as far as close to train station and plenty of B&B Hotels! You can even take a plane-trip sight-seeing tour from the small air stip there - its amazing! So have fun!

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You would probably get some very good answers if you posted this question on in the Switzerland forum. Lots of knowledgeable people there.