Photography Iwan Stöcklin
The house is completely dug into the mountainside and can only be reached through a tunnel from the nearby stable. The house consists of six rooms and is located on a private plot of 1,300 m². The living room, open kitchen and one bedroom with private bathroom are all on the terrace level. On the upper floors there are three spacious bedrooms. All bedrooms have a king size bed (180 x 210 cm) and a private bathroom with bathtub and/or shower. One of the rooms is furnished as a TV room and also has a bunk bed with two beds (130 x 210 cm). This is an ideal family or children's room.
The wind-protected terrace is one of the many highlights of Villa Vals and offers space for a large table, a hottub that can be fired with wood and deck chairs. Besides the impressive view of the opposite side of the valley, the terrace also has a fountain that is fed all year round from the house's own spring and has excellent drinking water quality.
The villa can be reached via an old Grisons stable, which has space on the upper floor for bicycles, a ping-pong table, skis, garden tools and patio furniture. On the lower floor there is a heated reception room with wardrobes and a 8ft pool table. An underground tunnel with skylights connects the stable with the Villa Vals.
A sunny, spacious garden with steep and flat sections surrounds the house and the stable.
In summer you will find many activities in and around Vals. The cable car remains in operation during the summer and offers many magnificent views of the surrounding area. There are various possibilities for hiking in the mountains and valleys, for example in the Vals valley itself. The "Valser Berg-Wanderbus" takes passengers to the many starting points of hiking tours, among others to the neighboring valleys: Val Lumnezia, Safiental, Val di Blenio and the Rheinwald. One of the most popular routes is the panoramic route to Zervreila. It is not unusual to go in search of crystals; the valley is famous for its rare semi-precious stones and minerals.
All information about tourist activities and sightseeing can be found at the tourist office of Vals, opposite the post office: Visit Vals, Information and Tourist Office, Poststrasse 45, 7132 Vals. Tel: +41 (0)81 920 7070 or visit www.vals.ch.
Skiers and snowboarders appreciate Vals for its quiet, cozy and personal atmosphere and the great ski area. The snow-sure ski area of Vals has five lifts on the Dachberg, with runs from 3000 meters to the valley station at 1250 meters. Since Vals is quite remote, there are no long waits at the lifts or on the slopes. Among other things, you can go cross-country skiing, sledding and long hikes through the fabulous and spectacular snow-covered mountain landscape.