The Outdoor Retreat

The Outdoor Retreat Suiza & Islandia - hotel/casa de huéspedes de 3 estrellas con fantásticas vistas y en su mayoría con críticas de 5 estrellas - Un lugar benéfico para ayudar con los problemas del mundo - Alójate como un huésped habitual o Alojate gratis (ve de qué se trata) y ayuda a resolver los problemas del mundo. Puedes reservar o indicar tu interés en Alojarte gratis directamente en nuestra página de reserva segura

Teléfono / WhatsApp +41 76 812 00 00

TheOutdoorRetreat@gmail.com

Por favor, ten en cuenta que no disponemos de aseos en las habitaciones

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La vista desde nuestro lugar en Suiza. Desliza hacia abajo para obtener más información sobre nuestra ubicación en Suiza.

La vista desde nuestro lugar en Islandia. Tenemos una página separada con información específica sobre nuestra ubicación en Islandia

¿Estás harto de vivir en la ciudad y no poder hacer las cosas que haces normalmente sin máscaras ni controles de identidad, etc.? Entonces, ¿qué tal si te tomas un respiro y vives una temporada en el campo, por ejemplo en un pequeño pueblo pesquero de Islandia o en las montañas de Suiza? Tenemos ofertas especiales para quienes quieran quedarse más tiempo y ayudarnos con proyectos de mejora del mundo. Ven ahora antes de que las fronteras vuelvan a cerrarse.

Fotos de Suiza más abajo en esta página - Fotos de Islandia:

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Haz clic en la foto de la aerolínea Play para obtener información sobre vuelos directos a Islandia de varias aerolíneas desde diferentes destinos.

Foto de Birgir Steinar

Puedes pensar que haz encontrado el lugar perfecto, pero ¿lo es realmente?


9 de cada 10 piensan que sí, pero puede que este lugar no le convenga en absoluto. Ve qué tipo de personas se alojan.

Vuelta a la normalidad

Islandia tiene restricciones mínimas de Covid-19. Suiza por otro lado tiene menos restricciones solo si estas vacunado. Pero ten por seguro que estamos en contra de la discriminación, aunque recomendamos la vitamina D y más aún para los de color y los que tienen más grasa. Islandia es el país más vacunado del mundo además de que mucha gente toma vitamina-D en forma de aceite de hígado de bacalao. La tasa de mortalidad de Covid-19 se redujo a cero incluso antes de que la gente se vacunara. Empiece su regreso a la normalidad visitando Islandia. Los confinamientos provocan una pérdida de años de vida unas 1000 veces mayor que la del propio Covid-19. Desde octubre de 2020 la ONU ha desaconsejado los confinamientos. Ve https.earth

Para tu comodidad hemos resumido las normas que se aplican a la entrada de extranjeros en Suiza e Islandia en estos tiempos de Covid-19. También hemos enumerado a través de qué aeropuertos se puede volar a Islandia. En la misma página también compartimos información sobre el volcán de Reikiavik y dos volcanes más que están a punto de entrar en erupción.

Si vienes en coche a Suiza desde un país vecino directo, puedes entrar libremente.

Somos mucho más que un simple lugar para alojarse. Además de tener agradables huéspedes normales, acogemos gratuitamente a los que vienen como amigos, voluntarios, influenciadores o pensadores que quieren discutir con nosotros estrategias para salvar el mundo. Nuestro objetivo no es tener el mayor número de huéspedes posible, sino tener huéspedes a los que realmente les guste lo que ofrecemos y que, al igual que nosotros, se preocupen por este mundo. Sobre temas como el medio ambiente, la biodiversidad, la mejora de las relaciones internacionales, etc. Por favor, visite nuestra sección de salvando al mundo para más información o visite nuestras páginas web www.biodiversity.vision y www.https.earth


La casa de huéspedes Outdoor Retreat se encuentra en la península de Snaefellsnes en ISLANDIA y entre Oberägeri y Rothethurm, cerca de Zürich y Lucern SUIZA


If you are coming as a regular guest you can make a direct reservations using the WhatsApp, the email address above or via our booking page which saves us from paying commission or book via a booking agency. The Icelandic property is listed with the Swiss Property as the Partial Ocean View Room.

The Outdoor Retreat in Switzerland and in Iceland.

Guests are inspired by the awesome nature and nice atmosphere. Please read the full description to see if some of our offerings suit you.

For people who actually go through this website and know what to expect The Outdoor Retreat has the almost perfect rating of 4.5 / 5.0 on Google which is unusual for a place that has more than just a few reviews. See especially the "What kind of people stay here" section. It is probably the view and the hospitality that comes from the heart that makes the difference. It is however very important to be aware of the limitations of the place including the shared facilities so please read on.

Any profit from this accommodation will go to the biodiversity project, see the banner link below.

By booking direct e.g. by sending a WhatsApp to +41768120000 you can ensure money is not waisted on commission. But if you prefer you can also book via a booking agency. The Partial Ocean View Rooms are in Iceland and all the others in Switzerland. If you have a reserved a room with us through a booking agency please confirm your booking using the WhatsApp or the email address above. For more information about the Iceland location visit the Iceland page. For more information about the Switzerland location read on here below.

The Outdoor Retreat Switzerland

The Outdoor Retreat, at an elevation of aprox 1000 meters, is the perfect place to enjoy one of the most spectacular combined lake and Alp view. It is a very much loved spot for people who want to discover Switzerland.



People who visit me at my home which I call The Outdoor Retreat say WOW you are so lucky to live here. The location and scenery is like the dream image people have of Switzerland. (This has to be experienced in person for it can not be merely captured by camera.) Highly recommended by previous guests. Book if you like the full description and agree to the house rules.


Emphasis is on comfort such as premium mattresses and high thread count linen. Shared access to Balcony Gym, 1.5 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a pleasant living room. You should get the feeling of being at home.

The living room has the dining area, cheminée (should only be operated by the host), the office space of the host, two sofas and a comfortable chair to relax in, read or simply enjoy the view. In front of the living room is huge balcony with the same view and the small gym. There is one bathroom with a bathtub and a separate shower, and another bathroom without a bathtub or shower. So normally some facility should be free. You have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal.


It is the 1000m elevation and the exact location which makes this FANTASTIC view. (The view is much inferior if you go 1 km in any direction. People who live even closer to the Alps do not have such a great view;) There is a great micro-climate on this south westerly facing slope (sometimes you can even sunbath in January). Enjoy the sun when it is cloudy or foggy in other places such as in Zuerich, Lucern, Zug or in the town of Oberägeri (3Km) downhill. The Outdoor Retreat overlooks lake Aegeri, the pre Alps and the magnificent Alps. On a good day the Jura mountains can also be seen at a distance. To increase your likelihood of enjoying the fantastic view, longer stays are recommended.

Photos from Switzerland:

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This is also a great place to make day trips from in case you want to explore different parts of Switzerland. (Most trips can be made into round trips where you can take different routes back and forth). (Picture from Zurich Zoo) This is not a hotel, some things you might like much more and others less. Ask, not only for our pillow menu but our mattress and quilt/comforter menu :) Why not combine self catering and enjoy all the restaurants nearby (1 Km plus).

º Please keep in mind that the reviews may be putting me up on a pedestal. Some people may like me very much. You on the other hand might not like me or might not get the opportunity to get to know me. (I may be away working or enjoying my time off). º I prefer guests who are also sociable, but do feel free to keep to yourself all, most or some of the time. I am a big fan of nature, healthy living, music, dancing, massage, reading, hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, swimming and enjoying the company of others. Just communicate clearly when and what you would like to do together. º I am a liberal person who respects the fact that people are different. However if you do not respect others including your travel companion (e.g. your spouse) then please do not stay here or change your attitude. º I live here and you live here with me for a short time. I would like to have normal interaction with you based on equality. I joke, I express my opinions and I may compliment or criticize you in a good natured way. Our private conversations should remain private.

Environmentally friendly

Eggs and cheese products available direct from the animal friendly farm next door and superb spring water from our own spring, free parking and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

You can get eggs, cheese (- strong mountain cheese or milder cheese -the cheeses are meticulously cared for daily for 3 to 12 months). We can also provide you with canned food and other non-perishable items. (Milk is available from another farm close by.)

Something for most but not everyone

The Outdoor Retreat is inside a newish (build 2010) two floor apartment. We have something to fit most budgets. But you must in any case be willing to SHARE this apartment.

You can choose a private room or you may want to go a step further in sharing and actually share a room by booking one of the room share categories.


The volunteer programs give you a chance to really help out and save at the same time.

No matter what you book you will be able to enjoy the fantastic views e.g. from the living room, balcony or patio. Of the private rooms, the Alpineview Room has the best view and a private balcony.

My private guests stay for free. It is nice when they help out at the same time.

The Lakeview has a very nice view over the lake (and normal ceiling height throughout) and the Star Room has a roof window over the main bed facing the clouds, snow, moon or stars. Although some categories allow you to accommodate a family or even a large group, a normal configuration of the same room for fewer people is likely to have the beds arranged in a totally different manner. Please let us know your preferences e.g. for group/double/king size and/or single beds.

This is a Day Dream Hotel. A place to truly relax with a feeling of being on top of the world.

Wellness Hotel with a small balcony gym. If you have a car it is only a 30 minute drive to a Swiss Spa with pool, geothermal baths and steam-room / sauna landscape. (10 minute drive to a brand new swimming pool with a water slide. 30 minute drive to a water park). This is a great place to begin a new lifestyle without smoking, drugs and abusing alcohol.

Would you like to do some stand up paddling, there is a store in Morgarten and a another one in Unterägeri

Great massage is available on location. Photography instruction available. Ideal place to relax or exercise outside and lose weight (remember to consult with your physician before starting on any intensive program). Professional rowing exercise equipment. Lots and lots of hiking trails (hiking trail sign post right outside). Boat trips available nearby from end of April. Both the linen and the towels are washed at 60 degrees minimum. (There are fresh hand towels (orange) to dry your hands, yellow towels to wipe the kitchen, pink towels to wipe the bathroom sinks and blue towels for the floor. There are lots of instructions and advisory labels placed to the benefit of everyone and to help you make the best use of the facilities.

The Outdoor Retreat shares a house (not the apartment) with a farmer's family. Outside there are cows (without bells), ducks, cats and chickens. You can (as mentioned before) buy cheese and eggs direct from the farmer. The Outdoor Retreat is bordered by probably one of the best outdoor areas frequented by people from Zurich. (The neighborhoods of Rothenthurm and the Rothenthurm High Moor, Steinstoss, Morgarten Mountain, Sattel, Hoch Sattle and Sankt Jost. Restaurants can be found in 10 directions, Steinstoss (4 Km), Sankt Jost (2 Km), Ländli (2 Km), Eierhals (1 Km), Oberägeri (3 Km), Morgarten (3 Km), Raten (4 Km), Rothenthurm (5 Km) Unterägeri (6 Km) and Sattel (7 Km). Ideal for hiking, cycling, snow shoeing, water sports and cross country or downhill (Sattle) skiing. Einsiedeln, Bar, Altdorf, Morschach (Spa only 30 min away), Brunnen, Seewen, Schwyz, Schindellegi, Wollerau, Richterswil, Wädenswil, Pfäffikon (Water park 30 min away), Rapperswil-Jona are the towns that are close by. Zuerich, Zug and Lucerne are the close by cities. Almost any activity that a country has to offer can be found within a reasonable driving distance. As this is a very central location in Switzerland; It may me most convenient for you to stay here your whole time while you are in Switzerland. People often take day trips from here to Liechtenstein, Rhinefalls, Andermatt, Interlaken, Lucerne and Zurich. People frequently make this their chosen stop and a place to recuperate on their grand European tour where their next destination may be Florence, Milano, Paris, Munich, Prag or Vienna.

IMPORTANT. I want you to get the most out of your vacation. The Outdoor Retreat gives you the chance to stay in a Swiss dream apartment. People are generally very impressed. However, if you do not have a car or you do not come here purely to enjoy the view and/or the outdoors and/or your not equally at ease by yourself or in the company of strangers then this place is probably not for you. For the apartment may and probably will be shared. It is 3 Km downhill to the nearest public transport (uphill coming back). When you have a car and you want to visit different places then this is a very nice location for that as well. 50 minutes to Zurich, Lucerne and Baden. 20 minutes to Zug. Just over one hour to Andermatt, Chur, Liechtenstein, Austria and Germany. Two hours to Lugano and Italy. As in any rural or sub-urban environment that is farmed in Switzerland expect that the nearby fields may be organically fertilized with the associated smell. There is very little smell from the farm next to us, but when a neighboring farm applies fertilizer this may smell, this is most likely to happen when the farmer expects rain and is reduced again when it rains . If this a problem for you, your best option is to stay inside a city, but you will be missing out on the beautiful nature.

The measuring devices are not in operation these days we hope to fix that soon. We will be getting new equipment for our Swiss location

We have now placed the sensor in Iceland where the air is particularly good as all houses in our village are heated by hydroelectricity. There is particular very little fine particle pollution (among the best in the world - see the reading above). Other particles that are measure tend not to be pollutions, but salt from the sea, a little bit of pollen and natural dust from the nature and the birds nearby or occasionally because I open the laundry room door. We will placing another sensor at our Swiss location.

In Switzerland we have a great microclimate on our south facing slope. It is sometimes as if we were at a different location on the globe, as if we were in Egypt. This happens in the spring and autumn when the angle of the mid day or early afternoon sun is perpendicular to our sloping mountain. The columns of air heat up and if there is little or no wind to mix the air from surrounding areas then it gets comfortably hot. In fact one can often sunbath, even in January / February. In high summer the temperature does not exceed being comfortably warm as the sunrays are spread over a wider area and because of the 1000 meter elevation. We also have the benefit of being at the receiving end of the Foehn (the hairdryer), a warm wind coming from the Mediterranean. We are often above the clouds as well as the pollution that plague some of the cities of Switzerland. The end result is that often when the towns and cities at lower elevation are too cold or too warm or foggy or hazy it may be perfect weather up here. In fact when one lives here in winter one does not even miss the warmth of the summer. This does not mean that it never gets cold, but rather if one stays long enough one will get unbelievably warm days when one least expects it. Usually we have a clear view of the Alps, but if you stay just one night you might not get to see them. In the future we will have information about our air quality in Switzerland, but please note that this is distorted by some neighbors use of their fireplaces. (We simply close our windows when that happens).


We did an experiment moving the measuring equipment to Munich Nymphenburg

It was clear that the air pollution that one can not really smell and is in a certain way the most dangerous -because it passes the lung barrier and goes directly into your blood stream with the potential of affecting every cell in your body- is considerably higher in the city then at The Outdoor Retreat Switzerland and of course much higher than at The Outdoor Retreat Iceland.