Alpenfluh Stammhaus

Stammhaus – Age and Beauty

Of our three houses, the Stammhaus is the oldest. This historic farmhouse, known as a Walserhaus, was built in 1421 and used as a classic mountain farm for several centuries. It came into the possession of our family three generations ago, when Arbogast Wolf purchased and continued to use it in its original purpose.

A few decades later, in the 1950s, the Wolf family made their first guest rooms available to the public. The renovations and new building projects which continue to this day also began during this period.

In 2018, we have renovated the first floor of the house and five of its guest rooms. We always make architectural and design interventions very carefully, recognizing that the old age of the Stammhaus has in no way a negative influence on its beauty. On the contrary: exposing the old wooden ceilings and walls, for example, unveiled many lovely surprises (see room 10 and room 12).

The Stammhaus is a hit! …and so is the new Resa Wants Shop

Because we like to be delighted just as much as our guests do, we have a very fine sense for anything that’s calling out for a change. Our old reception area wasn’t ideal, and Resa Wants has long been ready for its own home. To address both of these needs, we’ve renovated parts of the ground floor and given them new roles. The freshly plastered façade section, with its large window, attracts guests and visitors alike to the new heart of our Stammhaus. Standing in the entrance area, you’ll be happily uncertain as to where to look or go first …

Perhaps to the right, towards the reception, because there’s such a striking handmade piece of furniture catching your eye? Or should you instead have a quick look at the room to the left, a parlor and a store in one, which already piqued your curiosity when you glanced at it through the window? Whichever direction you choose, it’s best to set everything down first and take your time to soak up the delicious atmosphere of both rooms. Preferably with coffee, sunshine, and a nice chat.

If you are interested in hearing more about our renovation, you’ll find lots more details in the architecture section.

A special characteristic of the Stammhaus is the variety and individuality of its guest rooms. Large rooms, small rooms, some with two beds and some with more, with balcony and without – like a group of characters making up one big family.

All the rooms have at least one thing in common though: our Spa is mere steps away. Cuddled up against the side of the mountain it awaits, ready to cocoon you in its peaceful warmth after a long day of skiing and fun.

We have also gently renovated the old farmhouse parlours. They retain all of their original charm and are highly conducive to cosy get-togethers large or small. This is also where we serve the evening meals. Breakfast can be enjoyed here, or in Alpenfluh II. (See Food and Drink)