Sep 28, 2017 - 7:47 AM
in reply to rockoyster
<<"$920/night “on special”! Maybe not.">>
My room at the Bergsonne at Rigi Kaltbad was 100 CHF. No extra charge for the views. Exquisite multicourse meal was around 80 -90 CHF. No charge for conversation with Herr Camps on the wine, nor Frau Camps-Stalder on the meal and at breakfast.
I had a bit of fun with Herr Camps.
The inn has been in the Stalder family for three generations. The 4th generation does not want to take on the hard work, so the Camps are looking to ease off or sell. They have run the inn for 30 years. I showed them a letter confirming my reservation there on one of our early visits....June 1999. He really liked that.
Wine was from the Ostschweiz. A very well=made Malanser or a Fläscher from a particularly good vineyard ( maybe Fromm or Gubler, not Gantenbein) at around 70 CHF for a bottle. You can get very good Pinot Noirs from that region made without oak. Not exactly a California style, but the benefit is that you don't have to pick the oak sawdust out of your teeth after you drink the wine. ;-)
View was great.....looking down on Bürgenstock and Hammetschwand. Definitely superior.. by a few hundred meters. ;-)
I've posted the attached images before, but it is a reminder of the view. The old Bürgenstock is visible in the saddle on the ridge in the view from the Bergsonne.
The one taken from the Schwanenplatz in Luzern gives another perspective.
I have added a couple from this trip in my next post. It was a bit hazy, but I've souped up a crop so that you can (barely) see the new funicular and Hammetschwand. The new construction of the hotel(s) is clear.
Their is also quite a bit of new construction at Rigi Kaltbad. A new hotel and new apartments. The apartments are directly accessible from the top station of the Luftseilbahn from Weggis.
PS- I made a mistake on the date...it was the 8th, not the 14th.
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