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Family Friendly Hotel or Farm House in Switzerland

We are looking for a hotel or farm house in Switzerland (or around) that has a petting zoo and swimming pool (ideally) and is family friendly. We are a family of 4, kids are 5 and 2 years old
We will appreciate any recommendation you might have

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Re: Family Friendly Hotel or Farm House in Switzerland

Have you heard of the "sleeping in the straw" program? Basically a bunch of farms open up as hotels/B&B and offer accomodation--there is the basic literally sleeping in the barn on straw, while others offer rooms or more upgraded quarters.

See http://www.schlaf-im-stroh.ch/
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Re: Family Friendly Hotel or Farm House in Switzerland

Sorry I cannot be of help with your question. In case you do not receive the number of replies you would like I wanted to offer a tip that might help you find the answers you seek.

As your hotel requirements are somewhat specific, you might try Googling Swiss hotel petting zoo pool or something like that, viewing the results, narrowing your list of possibilities based upon location, price, etc., then coming back to the forum to ask about members' experiences with the actual hotels.

Good luck finding the right accommodations to suit your family.
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Re: Family Friendly Hotel or Farm House in Switzerland

Reka offer many farmhouse locations in CH.

http://www.reka.ch/de/rekaferien/fer...n/default.aspx

Website has an English option for general info only. Resort info is in De/Fr/It only.
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Re: Family Friendly Hotel or Farm House in Switzerland

Thank you all. It is a kind of a last minute (for the weekend 17-20) so I guess Reka will be of no help but i will try google
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Re: Family Friendly Hotel or Farm House in Switzerland

Hello! My son and his family have twice stayed at this farm in Eastern Switzerland. They liked it enough to go back a second time! There is no swimming pool (as far as I know) but lots of animals and very friendly people. The food was also very good and even the children ate their plates clean! The website : www.schlegel-hof.ch You might like to try it. Kind regards, Glenda.
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Re: Family Friendly Hotel or Farm House in Switzerland

http://www.bauernhaus-panoramablick....stfamilie.html This is a lovely farm house to stay at, with animals to be petted, very close to Luzern so easy to get to from Basel. It is owned by a Swiss woman and her NZer husband.
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Reka offer many farmhouse locations in CH.

http://www.reka.ch/de/rekaferien/fer...n/default.aspx

Website has an English option for general info only. Resort info is in De/Fr/It only.
Yes REKA is very good. Trying to convince my husband that we would like to stay on a working farm for a weekend and learn cheese and milk cows (I may have to do this on my own). If you go to their site they will send you a brochure in English of all the farms available in CH. You can also get discounts through the REKA site and using your COOP Supercard! Many advertise pools, working with animals, horses, and eating organic produce from the farm!
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Thank you all. It is a kind of a last minute (for the weekend 17-20) so I guess Reka will be of no help but i will try google
Sorry just saw your post -- they do have the farms listed on their website and if you can comprehend a little german/french (some are in english) -- it lists the farms phone numbers. Give them a call and see if they have accoms in a a week.
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