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Maison Bergdorf

A wildly romantic, park-like garden surrounds the Maison Bergdorf in the Swiss town of Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. The villa was built in 1897 as a holiday home for a Canadian entrepreneur in the traditional chalet style. The owners, Stéphane Houlmann and Mirko Beetschen, have completely renovated the house and have added their own flair to the rooms through an interior design that skilfully plays with colours, shapes and materials. A selected mix of furniture pieces from various eras and a collection of contemporary art also await its visitors.  

The house – which is temporarily being run as a B&B – is rented out from October to April 2020 as a holiday house for up to ten people. The villa features three spacious living areas, a kitchen, and eight guest rooms. Each room boasts its own unique character and ambience; some feature romantic fabric wallpaper, others are clad in wood. Through the windows you can see the Jungfrau or the local Harder Kulm with its castle. You can also enjoy the idyllic mountain scenery from outside on one of two verandas, the terrace, or the garden.

What to do

Interlaken is situated in a valley between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and is surrounded by the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Maison Bergdorf’s location is ideal for combining city and mountain holidays. Various mountains can be reached from Interlaken (mountain railways, a panorama train, day trips to the Jungfraujoch). There are several ski resorts in the surrounding area. The house is 10 minutes walk from the castle and the river Aare. Swimming in the lakes or in the Bödeli Bad, stalactite caves St. Beatus, Kunsthaus Interlaken, shops and restaurants. 

Why we like this house

A Swiss house with a lot of charisma and international flair. 

This house is great for

A house for art lovers and design enthusiasts. Perfect as a holiday home for holidays with friends or the extended family.


Getting there without a car: By train to Interlaken, then by bus (5 minutes) or on foot (15 minutes).


Region/Town CH – Switzerland, Bernese Oberland, Interlaken
Name Maison Bergdorf
Scenery Surrounded by a park-like, romantic garden with breathtaking views of the Jungfrau and the local mountain Harder.
Number of guests Max. 10
Completed 1897, 2015 (Renovation)
Design Stéphane Houlmann / Mirko Beetschen
Published NZZ Bellevue, Wallpaper, Monocle, Atrium, Elle UK etc.
Special Features During the winter season the house is rented as a whole, in summer it is a B&B.
Architecture Historical, Old & new
Accomodation B&B, House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Garden, Hiking, Lake/river, Meeting, Mountains, Skiing, Urban, No car needed

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  1. Sonnenwärme auf der Terrasse zum feinen Frühstück(skorb).
    Sehr aufmerksame Gastgeber/Gastgeberin mit hilfreicher Unterstützung.
    Wir haben die Ruhe und zentrale Lage sehr geschätzt. Ein stilvoller, persönlich eingerichteter Ort, der zum Sein und Geniessen einlädt. Gekonnt und geschmackvoll sind Alt und Neu kombiniert. Wir haben uns bestens erholt!
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  2. Wir haben im september 3 tage im maison bergdorf verbracht, ein wunderbarer ort. Ein zimmer schöner, spannender, interessanter als das andere, man entdeckt immer wieder neues. Es war für uns ein beruhigender aber auch kraftvoller ort. Wir konnten uns zurückziehen oder auch Gespräche suchen und waren immer umsorgt. Das frühstück ist lecker. Die fantastische kunst, die bücher, der garten absolut inspirierend… Die Lage zentral trotzdem ruhig und in wenigen Gehminuten ist man mitten in Interlaken. Eine sehr besondere Unterkunft!
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