Grape Escapes: Spectacular sleep with a view of Swiss vineyards

Unique overnight accommodation in the middle of Swiss vineyards: Switzerland Tourism and Swiss Wine have teamed up for a new offer. Grape Escapes offers guests the opportunity to discover Switzerland as a wine country and spend the night in spectacular locations.

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Tuesday 14 May 2024 Article, Wine Tourism

In a barrel, with a view of the starry sky or floating on the water - Grape Escapes offers unique overnight stays near Swiss vineyards. And because sometimes things can be a little more unusual, here are six suggestions for truly unforgettable experiences:

Sleeping in a Valais wine barrel at Chalet Diognysos

Sleeping in a wooden barrel is not for people with claustrophobia. However, if you can handle being surrounded by seven-centimetre-thick oak planks, you should definitely venture into the wine barrel at Chalet Diognysos for a night. In winter, the barrel serves as a fondue and raclette parlour, while in summer it is transformed into a room with a double bed and romantic lighting. The barrel is located in the vineyards of Diogne, below Crans Montana - and offers a magnificent view of the Valais Alps.

Holzfass beim Chalet Diognysos.

Spend the night in the Vaud vineyard cottage La Capite

The La Capite vineyard cottage in Cully was once used by winegrowers who wanted to take a break from their hard work. Today, the charming cottage in the middle of the Vaud vineyards can be rented for an overnight stay. There is no running water, electricity or heating here - these amenities are available in the family home just a few steps away. In the ‘Capite’ itself, antique furniture, a creaky wooden floor and an unbeatable view over Lake Geneva await guests.

Das Rebhäuschen La Capite.

Slumber in seclusion in the Curzútt bird box in Ticino

Don't be fooled by the name: The Birdbox Curzútt is not a small bird house, but stylish accommodation equipped with every comfort. The box is located above Bellinzona and is best reached by the Monte Carasso - Mornera cable car. The Birdbox boasts large windows with views of St Barnárd's Church, the surrounding vineyards and nature. A furnished terrace is available for a romantic aperitif for two.

Birdbox Curzútt im Tessin.

Lying under the stars in the Bubble Hotel at Kartause Ittingen

Anyone who has booked a night at the Bubble Hotel in Thurgau should hope for a clear sky - because then it is possible to look for constellations directly from your bed. But the exclusive accommodation at Kartause Ittingen in Thurgau is also a real eye-catcher during the day. The transparent spherical tent is surrounded by nature and offers a view over the vineyards and the river Thur. An overnight stay not only includes breakfast, but also an e-bike per person.

Bubble-Hotel bei der Kartause Ittingen.

A bed on wheels on a bike safari in eastern Switzerland

If you decide to go on a bike safari through Schaffhausen or Thurgau, you first have to earn the view of the picturesque vineyards. But don't worry, it's not that strenuous: you and your companion are travelling on fast e-bikes and always have your bed with you. The canvas tent permanently installed on the cargo bike provides a place to sleep with a mattress, perfect for cosy nights for two. There are chairs and a table for relaxing at the campsite. A regional breakfast is served in the morning.

Velosafari in der Ostschweiz.

Travelling on the Three Lakes with the Boutique Boatel Attila

A trip on Switzerland's only hotel cruise ship is the perfect way to discover the vineyards around the Jura lakes. While guests relax in one of the nine double cabins or the Captain's Lounge of the Boutique Boatel Attila, they sail across lakes Biel, Murten and Neuchâtel. Along the way, the former cargo ship makes stops for tastings at winegrowers, excursions into the wine region or dinners in selected restaurants. Fancy a refreshing dip? The lake is just a jump away from your bed.

Boutique Boatel Attila.

Grape Escapes

Looking for relaxation and enjoyment in the heart of Switzerland's most beautiful wine regions? At Grape Escapes, around 60 accommodations invite you to spend the night in the vineyards or with a view of them. From chic boutique hotels to simple Räbhüsli, everything is included. What they all have in common is a connection to wine and the vines. You can find an overview of all accommodation here.


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