Stern und Post

Location Amsteg

Postcode 6474 Amsteg LIR

Telephone +41 (041) 8831440

€€-€€€

Why we love it...

Historic inn full of character

The Place

Goethe was a guest at Amsteg’s Stern und Post. He argued over the prices with the hotelier, but today’s guests are usually more than satisfied, even though changes have been made since Elisabeth Tresch took over from her late brother. Her slight American accent was acquired at Cornell University, NY, but her family have been here since 1474 and she has a wealth of knowledge about the hotel and the locale. The last major event was 200 years ago, when the entire village burned down, so 1789 in Amsteg refers not to revolution but to the building of a new Stern und Post.
After swimming in the Golzernsee or walking in the Maderaner Valley, where better to write your postcards than in the small salon or Stubli, with Duke, the Bernese mountain dog, curled at your feet. Antiques abound, the bar is full of villagers and the restaurant looks over the garden and river. Bedrooms are all different but if your stay is short, opt for an older room, such as the single with the bed rescued from the fire. Not all of these have private bathrooms but who cares when you are surrounded by 200 years of history.

The Essentials

Price Band €€-€€€
Rooms 15 double; 12 single; most have bath or shower; all have central heating, phone, radio
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner,
Facilities dining-room, sitting-room, bar, lift/elevator; terrace, garden
Children very welcome
Disabled not suitable
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Elisabeth Tresch
Call +41 (041) 8831440
Fax +41 (041) 8830261
Email info@sternpost.ch
Website www.sternpost.ch

Good To Know

Address Gotthardstrasse 88 6474 Amsteg LIR
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in middle of village; ample car parking, some covered

What's nearby: St Gotthard Pass; walking