Hüs üf der Flüe

Situated just below the church of St. Georg in the historic center of the Valais village of Ernen you find one of the oldest and best preserved pagan houses (Heidenhäuser) in the Goms region. The typical Valais house from the early 15th century has been carefully renovated. Much emphasis was placed in preserving the historical elements and to reuse the original building fabric wherever possible. Thus the kitchens and dining tables were made of old wood, which was left over during the renovation. In the house are two apartments, each with a large eat-in kitchen, a living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom. In the living room of the ground floor apartment is an old Giltsteinofen from 1576 and an antique buffet from 1822. The upper apartment has its own entrance on the ground floor, from which a new staircase leads to the first floor. In the kitchen you can find the Balkenkopfkam typical of the Gommer Heidenhäuser and also the Heidenenkreuz remained. Since the house is located on the slope, an outdoor seating area is directly accessible from the upper apartment. Both apartments can also be rented together – in this case, the connecting door can be opened.

What to do

Hiking, skiing, walking, concerts and readings. In the summer, the music festival "Musikdorf Ernen" takes place in Ernen.

Why we like this house

Apartments with charm and character. The minimalist interior highlights the historical building substance.

Comments 3

Sarah Batschelet says:

It was a special treat for me to have seen the house during the renovation, and then stay in it with family and friends for two weeks a good year later. Since the structure dates from 1453, it counts as one of the oldest in the village, and its location is nothing less than stellar. The layout is comfortable, and insures a degree of privacy and/or chance to retreat, since the two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the house. The views out over the valley are stunning, and the ease of access to the church (for the fine concerts in the Musikdorf Ernen summer festival) made it perfect for us. Aside from that, its an excellent location from which to hike in the Binntal and/or explore the Fiescheralp – Bettmeralp-Riederalp heights opposite, which include the chance to oversee the phenomenal Aletsch glacier. Highly recommended!

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Martin Kuhn says:

Das uralte Haus ist liebevoll renoviert; die Ausstattung teils historisch, teils modern. Ein Kleinod!

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Thomas Jahn says:

Es war uns einen besondere Ehre, die ersten Gaeste in diesem historischen und perfekt restauriertem Walliser “Heidenhaus” gewesen zu sein. Wir waren leider nur kurz dort, haben aber jeden Tag genossen und kommen gerne wieder

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