There are many reasons why Gstaad is so popular. There is the fantastic scenery, the clean fresh air, a pace of life that is slow and easy, relaxation and plenty of things to do and see along with some great hotels.
There is nothing like being out in the fresh air and Gstaad offers some of the very best outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding and husky rides. There are three ski areas accessible from the village. All of which are easy to access when leaving your hotel.
Hiking is a popular pastime and a great way to take in the beauty of the village and the surrounding areas. Alpine routes can take anywhere from one day to several to complete. If you prefer steeper terrain there is a range of mountain hiking trails. Families are able to hike together on simple trails that have amenities such as playgrounds and BBQ stations. The town caters for buggies and wheelchair users who wish to get outdoors and there are trails based on themes.
The village is a beautiful picturesque traffic free center. The ß€?Promenadeß€ is a mixture of shops, restaurants and bars, a place where you might see a famous face from stage or screen passing by as you wander around. At night the Promenade is transformed into a village straight out of a fairytale when it is lit up with ß€?friendship lightsß€, this is a must see before heading back to the Bellerive Hotel.
The Bellerive is a charming and stylish hotel that is located just 10 minutes from the village and walking paths. Completely rebuilt in 2007, it offers 15 themed rooms, all in typical Swiss mountain style, that are equipped comfortably. All rooms, apart from two singles have a terrace or balcony from which to enjoy the views . Claudia Gerber-Bach runs the Bellerive, offering a very high standard of service and if you need an electrician you can rely on her father, he owns an electrical installation company. You can also find a superb restaurant here offering a varied menu of local cuisine. A cozy dining area, bar and lounge, along with its own sauna, massage parlor and offers beauty treatments for hair and nails. This may be the perfect hotel from which to enjoy all of the beauty of Gstaad .