Gstaad, Switzerland

Other ski resorts visited in Switzerland have more dramatic views of the mountains than Gstaad but, this place scores high on the pizzazz scale. Evidently there're strict building ordinances here as all the stunning chalets seem to have the same look. The attractive main shopping street through town is car-free and includes quite a few big name boutiques. Head a few blocks out of town and it's beautiful farmland.

Is this place hopping or is it dead in the summer?
Gstaad does get the tour bus crowd but it's day-trippers.

Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
There's a golf course in a neighboring town.

Arriving by car the only option?
The train will drop you off in the center of town.

Does the place feel claustrophobic?

Lots of choices for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
There are four ***** star hotels, 10 ****star, and 10 *** star accommodations. Nothing lower than *** stars.

Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
Yes, Gstaad would be a great place to spend the summer.