The Loft Suite and the Tower Loft are two holiday flats in a historic factory building of an old spinning mill on Lake Walen in eastern Switzerland. The former factory halls and warehouses, where cotton yarn was produced until 1996, have been converted into lofts, studios, commercial spaces and a hotel. The holiday flats are affiliated to the hotel and have a similar design: modern and unpretentious with an industrial atmosphere.
In the Loft Suite, which is located in the former production rooms on the 5th floor right underneath the roof, you spend your days in XXL format on 330 square metres! The chestnut dining table, for example, has an impressive length of 6 metres and the settee is also extraordinarily long. The flat comprises a 120 square metre living area, four spacious double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The balcony overlooks the fjord-like lake and the Churfirsten mountain range.
The old fire water tower, on which the old logo of the spinning mill can still be seen, has been transformed into an extraordinary holiday flat. The 90-square-metre Tower Loft extends over five levels, which are connected by a spiral staircase made of metal. The lowest level on the 5th floor accommodates a small kitchen with dining area and provides access to a balcony. On the next floor is the bathroom, followed by two sleeping levels. The living room on the top floor offers the most beautiful views of the shimmering turquoise lake and the towering mountains.
What to do
Sunbathing lawn and restaurant on the lake, indoor tennis court, wellness & fitness area in the hotel, yoga, biking, cycling, water sports, hiking, winter sports on the Flumserberg or Kerenserberg, excursions to Zurich, Chur, Glarus or Vaduz (Principality of Liechtenstein). The area of the old spinning mill is also a cultural venue with exhibitions in the hotel's gallery room and artworks on the grounds.
Why we like this house
Very interesting conversion of a former industrial site. Here you can spend your holidays in flats with a special ambience. The location is ideal for a variety of leisure activities in nature but also for excursions to nearby cities.
This house is great for
The Loft Suite is perfect for families or a holiday with friends. The Tower Loft is suitable for couples and families. For people who enjoy activity holidays and appreciate a design- and art-oriented environment.
Getting there without a car: can be reached by train, boat or bus
|Region/Town||CH – Switzerland, St. Gallen, Murg am Walensee|
|Name||Loftsuite & Turmloft am Walensee|
|Scenery||By the lake with stunning views on the mountain scenery|
|Number of guests||Max. 8 in der Loftsuite; max. 4 im Turmloft|
|Design||Hermann and Katharina Stucki Schmezer|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), Art, Family, Hiking, Lake/river, loft, Meeting, Mountains, Spa, EV-charging station, no car needed|