Driving into the tiny alpine village of Andermatt, the mountain pass roads quickly turn to cobblestone. You are surrounded by traditional chalets with the typical decorated façades of Central Switzerland, and the Bären Restaurant and boutique mountain inn. The Coldesina family has been welcoming guests at their renowned Ticino establishments for generations; the Bären, their newest and northernmost outpost, is a unique mix of Swiss, Italian and their own special family charm. An old Swiss chalet renovated with warm wood interiors, stone floors, Eames furniture, and idyllic views of the village and surrounding mountains, is both modern and classic at the same time. A cozy mountain inn reinterpreted for the 21st century, and one of our favorite destinations in Switzerland.
The recently completed guest rooms are finished with wood floors and a small sitting area, and after a long Swiss-Italian meal, you will sleep restfully as a guest in the Coldesina’s Bären Inn.
FOOD & DRINK: Father Guerino runs the kitchen, where his creativity leads to dishes like veal and pork cheeks braised with lemon, slow cooked suckling-pig served family style, and his signature “Cosce di rana” frogs' legs, which have gained the restaurant 13 points Gault Millau since its opening in 2012. The extensive wine list highlights the Swiss regions of Ticino & Valais as well as the Italian classics: Piedmont and Tuscany.
LOCATION: The Bären is located in the center of the village of Andermatt, walking distance to the ski lift, hiking trails, shops & restaurants.
Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.
Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need.
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