Overviewing the Rhine Valley and the Austrian Alps

Overviewing the Rhine Valley and the Austrian Alps


Dec 2008

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

A large and fashionable but nonetheless comfy house in little village Hinterforst, built in 08. We have 3 bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms on the second floor, 2 of them with floor-to-ceiling-windows for a stunning view. The master bedroom suite includes a small changing room and a bathroom with a walk-in shower.
On the first floor is a study with a sofa where 2 people can sleep but where we store our treadmill. The rest of the first floor is like a loft, sunny and bright with floor-to-ceiling-windows, a living room, an open and well equiped kitchen, guest toilet, store room and a big dining room with a piano. We have high speed Internet throughout the house and on the terrace , flat screen TV with Dolby surround system. There is a spacious sheltered terrace and garden with BBQ and comfortable garden furniture which is lovely to sit outside and enjoy the view over the valley and the Austrian Alpes. On the ground floor is the main entrance, the laundry with the washer and dryer, a big store room, Ueli's office with the training classroom and the garages. We have got new bicycles, rollerblades, swimming and hiking equipement, speedminton, table tennis, …

Please note: There are stairs to vercome.


More about us

  1. We are Claudia, (1962) an elementary teacher since over 35 years and Ueli, (1964) he runs his own business in informatics and is a teacher, and our daughter Jana, (Dec. 97). Her hobbies are playing the violin, the piano, the guitar and singing (You tube: jana wirth,The Exception). She studies at the music academy in Basel.
    And there is cat Daisy. During warm weather she is mostly outside.She would need some care. We also can arrange a cat sitter when you are away for a trip.
    We prefer to exchange cars as well (Ford Edge, US imported; Mini, hand shifted).
    We are a very tidy and well organized family and would treat your home as respectfully as our own. We like to get to know our exchange partners in advance to give them all the assistance they wish and need.We have plenty of maps, brochures and leaflets to give you ideas what to do.
    We have done 15 successful exchanges all in the USA and Canada and we are well experienced travellers who like to be on the way.
    Recommendations can be provided.

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Where is it?


We live in a very safe area on a private road. Nearby are lots of extensive bicycling and hiking trails. We are well situated:daytrips to famous Appenzell (15 min), Lake Constanze (20 min.), Zurich (1 h), Vaduz (15 min.) and beautiful World Heritage City St.Gallen (30 min). 10 min to Austria, 20 min to Principality of Liechtenstein , 40 min to Germany and 2 hours to Italy.
There is a shop, a Pizzeria and a typical Swiss restaurant in our village (600 Pop.).But in a 5 minutes drive (or in a easy 45 min walk) you are in historic city Altstätten which is about 1150 years old. From there you can take a small cog railroad to Appenzell.
You want to know how they make Swiss cheese? Visit the world famous Mount Jungfrau or explore old castles with history? We'll provide you with lots of information. Just let us know.

Buzzy restaurants
Pizzeria Peppino, Hinterforst
Cozy cafés
Flags, Götzis, Austria
Retail therapy
Dornbirn, Feldkirch, Austria
Bit of culture
Historic Altstätten
Walks in the park
45 min from our home to historic Altstätten
Spot of exercise
ride our e-bikes along the Rhine
Day tripping

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