This has been a landmark in Klosters ever since it was built as the original railway hotel 75 years ago. Now it’s just a few steps from the Gotschnagrat-Parsenn cable car and it’s connected to the Engadine by the Vereina tunnel. Outsiders are attracted all day long to the sunny terrace and the busy restaurant, which serves up caviar and Châteaubriand as well as local specialities; in the afternoon, however, pas- tries are the main draw.
‘Old-fashioned in the best sense’ was the reaction to furnishings that aim for comfort rather than a designer look. Up the stairs that creak with age, bedrooms have double-thickness doors to ensure a quiet night’s rest. The Chesa Grischuna happily manages to satisfy all types: the bar, is famous as an après-ski rendezvous with a ‘cheery, buzzy atmosphere’, while upstairs the sitting room has games and cards, an open fireplace plus a mural detailing the history of Klosters and the Guler family. A recent visitor said ‘this continues to be where it’s at in Klosters.’
The Guler family has a tradition of gracious hospitality. Their guest book reads like a Who’s Who of statesmen and princes, actors and artists, but everyone receives the same genuinely warm welcome. Book well in advance.