Welcome to the heart of Appenzell

Submitted by host on Sun, 04/14/2019 - 16:33

Schmäuslemarkt in AppenzellThe yellow wooden house stands in the middle of the village Appenzell, opposite to the town hall. It is 450 years old (built around 1560), has an old equipment from grandmother's time and can tell stories.

On the ground floor is a book shop. A holiday appartment with two rooms is on the first floor. I'm living in rooms on the second floor. You may lock your third floor and enjoy your privacy. Two guestrooms with bath / WC are on the 3rd floor.
The house can host up to 9 guest.

There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.
The main church of the village and a monastery are close to our house. You'll hear their bells regularly.

The official tourist office is situated opposite to our house, on the right side of the town hall. The staff there will happily give you any information about excursions, events etc. You may ask me as well, if this office is closed.


Three rooms on the 2nd floor where also the bath / WC is are intended for 2-6 people.

Enjoy the view! From a room in the north-west of the house you see the colourful life on the place in front of the town hall. The other rooms give view to the houses nearby.

We can arrange a private bath / WC for an extra fee. Please ask us in advance, if you are interested in this option.

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Holiday appartments

There are two holiday apartments on the first floor:

The one on the eastern part of the house has a small sleeping room with french bed (1,60m), a living room 25 m² with table and with a single bed, a small kitchen, a bath, a toilet and a balcony. From the kitchen you see the colorful life on the square. The other rooms give view to the balcony which is decorated with plants during the warmer summer season.
>Checking the availability and booking the eastern apartment

The other holiday apartment on the western part of the house has a room with two single beds (arranged together or individual as you wish) and a table. The windows are to the square and to the next house on the other side of the street. The apartment has a small kitchen and a toilet in a room nearby.
>Checking the availability and booking the western apartment


Interaction with guests

I'm often working in my office at home during the day and in the evening. If you like I'll have a cup of tee or coffee with you during my breaks. If you're interested in learning more about my region and culture, maybe even to cook a typical meal of our region feel free to ask me. We could prepare a simple meal together or simply exchange about my and about your country.

House Rules

Check in is anytime after 2PM. You may deposit your luggage, if you arrive earlier. Please tell me one day in advance, at which time you'll arrive.

All my guests are asked to show consideration for the conditions of a timber house with historical character, to renounce, e. g. burning candles, smoking or making any fire in the rooms and to keep noise to a minimum if other guests are in the house.

Pets are allowed on the first floor in the holiday appartments, but the rooms on the second and on the third floor are not suitable for pets.