Grimentz, Switzerland


Grimentz (population 1,500) isn't a top-tier ski resort and isn't on the tourist route but, it occupies a nice spot on the sunny slope of the mountains. The old town village center probably ranks as the most beautiful seen with its timbered chalets and bountiful displays of flowers. A ski lift whisks a few summer visitors up the mountains and there isn't much in the way of shops on the main drag through town. Hundreds of chalets and apartments dot the mountainsides and I get the feeling this place is where many Swiss go to get away in the winter.

Is this place hopping or is it dead in the summer?
Neither, it has the feel and pace of a small village.

Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
No.

Arriving by car the only option?
There's no train service but, you can catch a bus (every hour) from Sierre in the valley floor.

Does the place feel claustrophobic?
No.

Lots of choices for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
Not many choices for hotels with only two *** star properties and two **star properties. However, many apartment and chalet rentals are available.

Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
No, I would last less than a week here.