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On either side of the river and at the bottom of a narrow valley surrounded by high mountains, the village depicts a picture perfect mountain landscape. The slightly raised church and its Baroque onion tower stand at the centre, like an unchanging sentinel watching the centuries pass by. The house is a moving testimony of peasant traditions that are still very present. It has been renovated with respect for its distant past and original structure. The centuries-old woods rub shoulders with some more recently planted trees and the contemporary additions delicately combine comfort and simplicity. The ensemble invites guests to seize the soul of the Gotthard region. Caspar David Friedrich, who was so inspired by mountain landscapes, said that "the painter should not only paint what he sees in front of him, but what he sees inside of him". The Stüssihofstatt sends a similar message.
The sturdy wooden house has stood in its present location for over four hundred years. Due to its poor condition, it was due to be demolished in 2010, but the Fondation Vacances au Coeur du Patrimoine saved this from happening. Since the renovation was completed in 2014, up to eight people can experience the construction culture of Uri in the Stüssihofstatt.
The Stüssihofstatt is a farm from the end of the Middle Ages and one of the oldest and last of its kind in the canton of Uri. According to dendrochronological research, the wood used for the construction of the Stüssihofstatt was felled between September 1450 and April 1451. The fact that the medieval wooden buildings remained so unchanged is extraordinary. During the restoration work, great importance was given to preserving the historic fabric of the buildings.
The Schächen valley is still very remote with only a few inhabitants. The Stüssihofstatt was built in the mid-15th century as a farm and was used and inhabited as such. From the middle of the 20th century until 2010, it was rented out as a residential property. It then began to disintegrate. To ensure a brighter future, the house was handed over to the Fondation Vacances au Coeur du Patrimoine. They gently restored the property and it has been rented out as a holiday home since 2014.
Guests of the Stüssihofstatt will discover five hundred years of Uri's architectural history over the course of their stay. Upon arrival at the house, they will be greeted by a guide and will learn more about the history and architectural features of the monument. Creaky floors, soot-covered walls, small box windows and an arbor from which they can marvel at the surrounding mountainous landscape will make their stay at the Stüssihofstatt an unforgettable experience. The apartment is furnished with Swiss-style furniture and objects from regional manufacturers. The minimalist furniture allows the architecture to take centre stage. All amenities are provided. An advisor is also available to answer any of their questions during the stay.
The Unterschächen valley is very secluded and peaceful. Few tourists can be found here which makes it all the more attractive, as a holidaymaker you will have the wonderful nature all to yourself. In both winter and summer, there are wonderful possibilities for excursions and hikes. We recommend a trip to the bottom of the valley where you can visit a historic sawmill with a comfortable spot for a rest.
900 € - 1100 € per week
The Stüssihofstatt is equipped with a modern kitchen and bathroom which are complimented by some more classical features of Swiss design. The result is a charming combination of past and present. The house can accommodate up to eight people all year round. Heating is provided by the wood stove in the dining room and living room, and by a smaller Tiba stove in the kitchen. The ceiling in the living room and the stipli is about 1.8 metres-high. The western gallery is only accessible via a steep staircase. The hot water supply is connected to the wood stove.