Old Zermatt – a never-ending love story

The old village of Zermatt is the love of our lives. That is why we chose a typical Valais-style barn and transformed it into a luxuriously charming Chalet. Experience immersive Swiss holidays and enjoy authentic Zermatt village life! Rent a holiday home that is as Swiss as it gets and conveniently located – book your holidays at Chalet Schatzchischta.

Walking through the old, historic part of Zermatt village, you feel like you’ve travelled back in time or walked onto the set for a screen adaptation of some Swiss classic. You wouldn’t be surprised to see the famous Heidi and her friend Peter cavorting around the corner. The more than 30 buildings that are huddled together here are typical Valais-style “Stadels” – barns on stilts, protected by so-called “mice panels”.

A unique experience: living in the “Hinterdorf”

The “Hinterdorf” or back village is a typical old part of Zermatt village. At your holiday home Chalet Schatzchischta you are ideally located to explore this ancient neighbourhood. Just dream yourself back two or three centuries and imagine how these barns, lofts, silos, and ancient living quarters looked back then – and who lived there and used them. What was life like back then? One thing’s for sure: it wasn’t as comfortable as today.

Chalet Schatzchischta: conveniently located in the heart of Zermatt

Here at Hinterdorfstrasse, surrounded by old barns and stables, you are right in the centre of old and new Zermatt, Switzerland. Located right next to your holiday home, the Ulrich Inderbinen Memorial Fountain honours Zermatt's most famous alpine guide. Even aged 90, this hale Swiss mountaineer still hiked up the mountains. The Sunnegga Express is a most comfortable and contemporary way to reach the mountains. It stops only five minutes from the chalet. A mere 20 steps take you to the nearest bus stop. Whether you’re planning to shop or dine, meet up in a bar or walk to the mountain rail station – here in the heart of Zermatt you’re always close. At Chalet Schatzchischta, you’re right in the midst of things, both in Zermatt and in your life.