Wyss Family Schlafen im Stroh " Swiss Farm Experience" in Grindelwald Switzerland!
2 dates to choose from!
June 9-11th (Friday to Sunday)
June 16-18th (Friday to Sunday)
Join Traveling art teacher and owner of Stay Sunny, Ashlie Weisel, her hubs Dan, and daughter Rhein for an unforgettable weekend of creativity, fun and inspiration in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
The quaint town of Grindelwald is located at the end of a stunning Alpine valley. The farm is nestled on a hillside above town and at the base of the world famous north face of the Eiger Mountain!
This is an immersive experience of Swiss culture- you will be introduced to an authentic and one of a kind, life changing experience of how life is on a working farm...with accommodations you likely have not experienced before and memories that will last a lifetime!
** The accommodations will be in a Schlaf im Stroh which literally translated means " sleeping in the straw** In english, it would be our form of "glamping".
If you have allergies to hay, or would prefer more traditional accommodations please send us an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wyss family has been in the dairy farm business in Grindelwald for centuries. Their work is truly an art in and of itself. You will get the chance to experience the family's process in making their cheese, and butter which are all made on their farm. Our breakfast in the morning will be the freshest farm breakfast you've ever had! The grandparents, parents, and kids are all active on the farm, so it is a true family biz!
Why Schlaf im Stoh?
Schlaf im stroh began in Switzerland as a way for travelers to help see different parts of the country by doing farm work in exchange for a nights stay. Present day, it has become a part of Swiss culture as a way for non-farm life folks to get a taste of the county life.
At the Wyss family farm, they have built a new guest loft above where the cows typically reside. There are two, very large bunk bays where you will lay down a blanket (provided) and sleep in a sleeping bag (not provided). We are in an alpine environment and the loft has heat to keep the temperature comfortable.
This trip is recommended for adventurous families who would like to embark on a magical Swiss weekend of culture, hiking, and learning how to be creative together!
What's included in my trip?**
2 nights accommodation in the Schlaf im Stroh
2 dinners ( Friday, Saturday)
All materials for creative projects for Friday,Saturday, and Sunday.
Round trip ticket for the cable car up to the Alpine village of Murren
Creative take home goodie bag with some of Ash's original Swiss art and stickers as well as coloring pages!
Transportation to and from the farm. ( we can pick you up from the train station in Grindelwald)
Lunch on Saturday & Sunday
Adults: $385 Per adult
Children: $285 per child
**please only purchase ONE deposit per family traveling. Email Ashlie at email@example.com to confirm number of children and adults or just adults traveling in your party!
$200 non refundable deposit due upon registration.
$200 payment due prior to April 31st. ( if more than one traveling in your party)
Remaining balance will be collected the day of arrival.
** Itinerary subject to change due to any uncontrollable circumstances.
Friday: Arrive any time on the farm between 3pm and 6pm
We will have dinner around 6:30pm and a welcome group ice breaker project.
7-8:30 am: family style farm fresh breakfast and exploring around the farm
-Create custom trail mix bags to take for the day
9:30-4 Bergbahn to the mountain town of Murren/ pick up items for lunch in Lauterbrunnen/ light hike/ art on the mountain/ explore the honesty shop/ time at leisure to shop in Lauterbrunnen/ Option to visit Trummelbach falls ( additional ticket, adults 14 frank, kids 10)
6-8:00 dessert on the lawn / acrylic "alpine swiss cow" painting class on wood boards
8:00pm: On your own time to get ready for bed (quiet time in loft) or stay up and mingle for a bit!
7am-12pm family style farm fresh breakfast, staged pictures ( optional)// wall decor project inspired by Grindelwald and the farm
Tour of the Wyss family cheese and sausage room and have the option to bring home some of their home made goods!
12pm- head into town to check out town and timed scavenger hunt with awesome prizes
3 pm- End of the trip, onward to your next adventure with a heart filled with a new perspective and inspiration to take home with you!