This historic Swiss mountain cottage in Gimmelwald can be found next to the cable car connecting the village of Stechelberg to the Schilthorn summit. It offers simply furnished rooms, tasty Swiss food, a charming terrace and free Wi-fi.

You can enjoy panoramic views of the mountains from your room, which come with solid wooden furniture and wood-paneled walls.

Dishes are prepared from local, organic produce and can be enjoyed in the restaurant or on the terrace amid scenic Alpine surroundings.

The Pension Gimmelwald is located in the Bernese Oberland, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The car-free resort 4,429 feet above sea level is only reachable by cable car from the Lauterbrunnen Valley

31 mi of ski slopes are available in the area. Experienced skiers can ski right down to the front door. There is a also a cross-country skiing track in the valley between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg. In summer, you can enjoy hiking and fishing in a nearby lake.

The Bern-Belp Airport is reachable within a 1-hour drive.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Pension Gimmelwald has been welcoming guests since Feb 20, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian



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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi, Have you reopened or are you still under covid 19 lock down? is the table car open as well? Thanks a lot for the information All the best, Laure-Anne
    We are open, cable car is open, all is very normal.
    Answered on 18 June 2020
  • Are there always enough parking at Schilthorn car park?
    Yes, there is.
    Answered on 30 June 2022
  • How many people do you usually share bathrooms with when it is a shared bathroom?
    Roughly two rooms on one bathroom.
    Answered on 9 September 2022
  • Where do you park your car if it's only accessible by cable car?
    You park the car at the Schilthornbahn cable car station car park in Stechelberg.
    Answered on 11 July 2020
Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • Pension Gimmelwald
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
Amenities of Pension Gimmelwald
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Mountain view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • High chair
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski-in, ski-out access
  • Ski storage
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Playground
  • Skiing
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Pension Gimmelwald takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 10 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 30 per child, per night
Crib upon request
4 - 10 years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 30 per child, per night
11+ years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 30 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Pension Gimmelwald accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Please note, that the car-free resort is only reachable by cable car from the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Please note that the restaurant is open from
- December 20 to April 15
- June 15 to September 30

FAQs about Pension Gimmelwald

  • Room options at Pension Gimmelwald include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Single

  • Pension Gimmelwald offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Skiing
    • Tennis court
    • Movie nights
    • Walking tours
    • Bike tours

  • The prices at Pension Gimmelwald may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Pension Gimmelwald is 500 feet from the center of Gimmelwald.

  • Yes, Pension Gimmelwald is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Pension Gimmelwald is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Pension Gimmelwald has 1 restaurant:

    • Pension Gimmelwald