Behind its dark-wood, red-shuttered chalet facade dating from 1892, this large, welcoming hotel invites you in with cozy wing chairs and bookcases in the lobby lounge and dining rooms—perfect spots to lounge in on rainy days. Guest rooms are decorated in carved pine and have tile baths. Service is attentive, unhurried, flexible, and extremely friendly, which more than satisfies the loyal clientele. The elegant Schmitte restaurant, aglow with decorative wall paintings and mint hues, serves nouvelle Swiss cuisine. For more casual fare, head to the rustic Gaststübli. Breakfasts are generous and are offered until 11:30 am (a rarity in these parts). There's a pool and spa, a bowling alley, free bikes in summer, and free sleds in winter.