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Romance is not dead

Hello one and all

I am looking for a remote log cabin in the woods or on a waterfront of some sort. Dont like crowded, loud touristy places and am seeking peace and quiet......
Also can't afford to blow the budget so am really needing help.
Hopefully within a two hours drive max from Zurich.
Pls send some suggestions ASAP
Thanx in advance
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Old 15.09.2012, 22:11
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Re: Romance is not dead

You're in the wrong hemisphere!

(though Norway/Sweden/Finland are realistic solutions)

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Re: Romance is not dead

Hi
I know somone who went here, very cheap, ultimate peace

The link is
http://www.robinsonsplace.net/

and this is what he said

All I can say is the place was fantastic, easy going and the food was great.
Of course it is a fish only menu but for us it was ok.
Since it was our first trip to Africa it was a culture shock for us. By the end of two weeks we had no problem but the poverty is something we had to work with.
The people were always great and friendly.
And the food was also great every place we did eat.


Take care and hope it helps
caroline x

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There has to be somewhere one can go........
There are so many mountains, lakes around. Someone must know where I could get a little private secluded chalet?
Anyone anyone????
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Old 15.09.2012, 22:29
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There has to be somewhere one can go........
There are so many mountains, lakes around. Someone must know where I could get a little private secluded chalet?
Anyone anyone????
As I pointed out, Norway,Sweden, Finland.

Also, Canada, US.

Switzerland? FORGET IT!

(unless you want to pay CHF 10k/day)

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Re: Romance is not dead

try googling the sleep in straw. often the farms also have holiday homes for rent stunning views too
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try googling the sleep in straw. often the farms also have holiday homes for rent stunning views too
All I've seen here have nothing to do with lakes, ponds, etc.

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Re: Romance is not dead

Jump accross the border to a small villages in france. they have plenty of cheap nice options there
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Re: Romance is not dead

We have been to Appenzell, but can`t remember the name of the hut. But found something similar using Google: http://www.alpsigel.ch/Hasenplatte/H...estezimmer.htm
seems remote, nice views and not expensive you can try to google more!
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Re: Romance is not dead

Conclusion: Romance is not dead, just got too expensive
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Hahahahah mojado I'm still laughing. We do all the romantic picnics, holidays etc but I have secretly gotten a few days off and just want to spring a nice little surprise will keep looking........and pls keep posting
Tom where are you from?
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Re: Romance is not dead

There's a little cabin for rent in Hoch
Ybrig next to a mountain lake, I think they provide dinner, fire up the hot tub, and leave, then come back to make you breakfast. Once the last cable car goes down, you'll probably be as remote as you're going to get. Not cheap though at 260 CHF though.

http://www.natur-erlebnisse.ch/index.php?ka=1
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Re: Romance is not dead

Plenty of the mountain huts you can stay in for free or just 10.- a night.

The Wildhorn hut at 2700m alt is close to a lake and is fairly remote with stunning views but then it's a longer drive an a hike up, but the hike isn't hard and only a few hours, so spending a night up there can be worth it to clear the head or make it two. Bring your own food, there's wood, a stove, very comfortable beds there so for 50.- (buy your own food, some of the good stuff) you could have a relaxing, wonderful weekend getaway and experience something great.

Just throwing that out there for you.
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Re: Romance is not dead

Une cabane dans les arbres



La famille Vuilleumier accueille chaleureusement les touristes et curieux dans son royaume forestier, situé près du Locle, dans le canton de Neuchâtel. La sitelle, la mésange... Des noms d'oiseaux pour chacune des cabanes qu'ils louent à la nuit ou à la semaine.

Leurs "nids", comme ils les appellent, sont douillets mais petits, car il n'y a des lits que pour deux personnes. Parfait pour un couple en mal de sensations pures ! Les tarifs vont de 120 francs à 240 francs la nuit. Le petit plus, c'est que c'est gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans - à condition que ceux-ci viennent avec un sac de couchage ! Pratique pour emmener toute la famille en vadrouille...

Translation: The Vuilleumier family welcomes tourists heartily in its woody kingdom, near Le Locle in Canton Neuchatel. The 'Nuthatch', the 'Bluetit' ... bird names for each of the tree huts they rent by the night or the week. Their 'nests' as they call them, are cosy but small, with beds for 2 people. Perfect for a couple wanting 'pure sensations' (ahaha whatever that means). Prices: from 120CHFF to 240CHF per night ...

Photo : Les Nids - Vuilleumier Jean-Paul et Karin

Google this for ideas :

Igloo, yourte, bunker... Les hôtels suisses les plus fous !

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Re: Romance is not dead

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There has to be somewhere one can go........
There are so many mountains, lakes around. Someone must know where I could get a little private secluded chalet?
Anyone anyone????
There's lots.

Do you also want running water, toilets and electricity??
If you like to rough it, look for Maiersäss huts, or Alphütte:

http://www.sentiero.ch/de65_berghuet...miete-kauf.htm

At around 60 CHF per person per night...
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Re: Romance is not dead

... sharing a dorm with many others - 'romance' perhaps not
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Alsace Alsace Alsace

http://www.gites-de-france-alsace.com/
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Re: Romance is not dead

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That's a pretty old-fashioned opinion isn't it?
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Re: Romance is not dead

Refuges are also a bit on the rough side (sometimes no running water or electricity, usually heating is from wood, some dormitories, but some you only have one key, so if it's you well you'll be alone).

There's a website you can look at.

We once spent the evening/night in a chalet above the vallée du rhône. We picked up the key from the tourism office in a village (can't remember the name now) then drove 30min, hiked 1h-1h30 and took "residence" in this little rustic chalet in a clearing. It was a snowshoe hike, so pretty cold, and it took a long time to heat up the living/dining room. Toilets were in a hut 50m away. There was electricity and cold runnign water and lots of cookery (plates etc, and what you need to make a fondue). It was 10chf/night/person.
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