Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin

  • Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin, Bever - St. Moritz
    Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin
  • Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin, Bever - St. Moritz
    Arvenstube
  • Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin, Bever - St. Moritz
    Romantikzimmer 27
  • Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin, Bever - St. Moritz
    Romantikzimmer 28
  • Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin, Bever - St. Moritz
    Salis Zimmer
  • Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin, Bever - St. Moritz
    Biedermeier Zimmer
  • Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin, Bever - St. Moritz
    Grill
  • Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin, Bever - St. Moritz
    Hausfassade
  • Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin, Bever - St. Moritz
    Restaurant von Salis
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We are located in Bever, a village where time seems to have stopped a hundred years ago. The Chesa Salis is an insider tip. It is part of a row of historic houses in the quiet eastern part of Bever, away from the bypass, almost invisible and that is how it should remain.

The Chesa Salis with its meter-thick walls radiates warmth and security, coziness and a combination of aristocratic generosity and solidity. 18 rooms with modern comforts also provide evidence of the craftmanship of bygone days. The pleasant public rooms and cozy dining areas are the perfect setting for lingering over fine cuisine. The careful and loving preparation of fresh products of the highest quality with professional skill contribute to your sense of well-being. Executive chef Uwe Schmidt pays particular attention to creative delicacies and regional specialities. An informal oasis of tranquility with a cheerful and comfortable atmosphere.

Geschichte Chesa Salis Historic Hotel Engadin

History since 1883

The Chesa Salis was built as an Engadine farm house in the late 16th century. It originally consisted of two buildings, the residence and the stable with hayloft. The owners were the well-to-do Moeli family, who had emigrated to Bergamo but spent their summers in Bever. In 1877, Rudolf von Salis-Muralt, son of an important Engadine and Bregaglia family, came into possession of the house. Six years later, Rudolf von Salis had the prominent Engadine architect Nicolaus Hartmann Sr (1838–1903) remodel the farm house into a splendid residence. Hartmann succeeded in combining the two buildings, aptly joining characteristic Engadine architecture with the Historicism then in fashion. He subdivided the façade by framing the windows and doors with house sayings and sgraffiti, creating an effect akin to ashlar masonry. He made skillful use of wrought iron and added wooden balconies with ‘Swiss chalet’ style decorations to the south elevation. Inside he created rooms and apartments with painted or fine Arolla pine paneling and stucco ceilings; each room had its own distinct design. In 1982, the house was converted into a comfortable hotel with 18 guest rooms. The former living rooms on the main floor (the Von Salis Stube and the Arven Stüvetta) became lounges, the restaurant and kitchen were set up in the former barn. Since 2003, the new owners have continued to renovate the hotel based on a carefully thought-out concept in line with a traditional Engadine style. The old floors, walls and ceilings and the historic furniture have been skillfully combined with new furnishings made of local Arolla pine. The Chesa Salis in Bever has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2006. (RF)

Sarah Wild & Uwe Schmidt
  • Host
  • Sarah Wild & Uwe Schmidt
  • Hotel type
  • Personally run, quiet, surrounded by natural beauty, banquets
  • Hotel facilities
  • 18 rooms, free WLAN, 14 Gault Millau point restaurant, garden, bar, historic rooms for small celebrations, underground garage
  • Hotel classification
  • ICOMOS-certified
  • Historic hotel of the year 2015
  • Price range
  • CHF 100–200 / EUR 96–192
  • Open
  • mid-June to late October mid-December to late March
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