My wife and I stayed for three nights in early May. Edith was very communicative by email beforehand and exceptionally attentive while we were there. She asked our preferences for breakfast and recommended activities. The room and garden are filled with personal touches that show Edith's love of nature and attention to detail. For example, our room had a vase of local flowers. The breakfast was so large that it was enough for our lunch as well.
Weather in Meiringen in early May was fine although the tourist season had not started and most of the chairlifts into the mountains had not started operating.
It was one of the most relaxing weekend we had in Switzerland so far. The B&B is excellent, we enjoyed a lot the room, the garden and, of course, we were delighted by outstanding hospitality of Edith and Niels! Their great advice on where to go and what to see made our weekend really perfect! Highly recommend to everyone who loves nature, cost houses and relaxation.
My wife and I are very experienced European travelers and had not been in Switzerland for a few years. We were staying in the Alsace in France and decided to go to the village of Meiringen Switzerland for a week which is only a few hours south. After reviewing Bed and Breakfast reviews we decided to stay here. What a great find! Edith and Niels ( owners) are the most gracious of hosts. They are full of recommendations about the area and share freely. The room we stayed in on the first floor is spectacular. When you wake you are staring at 3500 meter snow-covered mountains! Additionally the room walks out into a wonderful garden full of flowers and fruit bushes and trees. What you see on the Web advertisement for this Bed and Breakfast is just what you get. Simply spectacular. Edith prepares a wonderful breakfast each day which is full of her own fruits and jam. The most wonderful rolls and bread are also available each day. It is a little piece of Switzerland that should not be missed. The village is just right sized with a few restaurants which are varied and good and most importantly a train station ( walking distance) from which you can go to Luzern or Interlaken and beyond if you want. If you want peace and quiet in a little corner of Switzerland less travelled please stay here with Edith and Niels.
My partner and I stayed for 4 nights at the Dunkel-Blaue Maus in mid-May, and absolutely loved it. We had high expectations, based on the tripadvisor reviews, and other reviews we had read. All of our expectations were exceeded, so much so that it's hard to know where to begin in this review...
First, Edith is a wonderful host. We've stayed at many b&bs before, but this was one of the absolute best, if not the best, largely because of Edith's wonderful hospitality. She has a great knowledge of the area and gave us great recommendations for our hiking and other activities. She also prepared fantastic, generous meals for us, and they were presented very beautifully as well (e.g., edible flowers, beautifully arranged accompanying the delicious cheeses). She took wonderful care of us!
Second, the accommodations are spectacular! Our room included a king-sized bed, a dining area, a reading area, a kitchen area, and a bathroom (not shared). All very clean, and very peaceful. Huge panel windows on two sides of the room, so that the view from the bed and dining areas overlook Edith's beautiful garden with trellised roses, columbine flowers, a blossoming apple tree, and, in the background, the beautiful snow-capped mountains and reichenbach falls.
Third, Meiringen itself is beautiful, there are many hikes in the area, the Aare river and gorge are beautiful, the grocery shopping options surprisingly good, the downtown area very walkable and charming.
We stayed for 4 nights, and I could have stayed for at least 4 months... We hope to make another trip to switzerland (from the US) just so that we can stay at the Dunkel-Blaue Maus again.
One of the best B&Bs we ever stayed at! Some 15 minutes walk from railway station (not uphill, so it’s OK), really nice and quite place. Big room with a private entrance and direct access to the lovely garden. Aaresschlucht is just some 10 minutes walk away, and you can enjoy the view to the famous Reichenbach falls from the garden. Many books on the region are provided in the room, as well as a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories to revive your memory before climbing up to the Fall :) Great concept of breakfast – you are served all the cold cuts and eggs to your fridge in the evening and in the morning the lady of the house brings fresh bread and milk to your door, so you can make your own breakfast as you like and when you like. Edith has a great taste and overall is a lovely lady who really cares for her guests! She gave us a lift to the station as we were leaving and was really nice to chat with. Totally recommended!