Hostellerie de Caux

Location Caux

Postcode 1824 Caux-sur-Montreux VD

Telephone +41 021 961 2591

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Why we love it...

1,165 m above Montreux, mountain views – and skiing

The Place

If Heidi’s grandfather had run a hotel, it would have looked like this. Perched on a mountain, the Hostellerie de Caux is 1,165 m, or more than 20 hair-pin bends, up the steep road from Montreux. Those in the know, however, take the small, blue cogwheel train to the Rochers de Naye. The stop at Caux is just a three-minute walk from the inn. Although popular for weekend lunches in the 1930s, the standards had fallen, as had its reputation, in recent years. Then Jean-Pierre Fath arid his Austrian wife decided to escape from Montreux. Formerly a manager of one of the city’s large hotels, he left the books and now cooks (fillet of sea trout with chives or lamb with fines herbes) to satisfy the hearty appetites of guests who ski in winter and march along the mountain tracks in summer.
Every bedroom has spectacular mountain views, which make up for the rather basic furnishings, although there are comfortable double beds. Bathrooms are small but perfectly adequate. After all, who wants to spend time upstairs when downstairs there is a roaring fire and a bar with a panorama of Lac Leman, the sunset and birds swooping below.

The Essentials

Price Band €€
Rooms 6 double, all with bath, 2 with shared facilities; all rooms have central heating, wi-fi
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Facilities restaurant, sitting room; garden, terrace, winter sports nearby
Children very welcome
Disabled not suitable
Pets Not accepted

To Book

Contact Rita and Jean-Philippe Wüthrich
Call +41 021 961 2591
Email contact@hostellerie-caux.com
Website www.hostellerie-caux.com

Good To Know

Address 1824 Caux-sur-Montreux VD
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The Location

Find this place: above Montreux; cogwheel train stop Hauts-de-Caux; by car, 20 min drive; ample car parking

What's nearby: Lake Geneva (2 km); Montreux (9 km)