Destination guide

Why people love visiting beautiful Saanen

The mountains and glaciers provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Saanen. This scenic city is known for its skiing, hiking and sporting events. Freddie Mercury Statue and Aigle Castle are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Saanen

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Saanen has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Eggli Ski Resort (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Gstaad Eggli Ski Lift (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Gstaad Ski Resort (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Rutti Ski Lift (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Schonried Horneggli Ski Resort (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Relleri Ski Resort (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Saanen

Travelers enjoy Saanen for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in April, September, November or October, when snowfall averages 0 inches and temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Saanen

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Saanen is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hohi Wispile (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Gastlosen (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Glacier 3000 (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Peak Walk (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Choleren Gorge (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Derborence Lake (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)

How to get to and around Saanen

The nearest airport is in Sion (SIR), located 18.2 mi (29.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Bern (BRN-Belp), which is 31.5 mi (50.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Saanen Gstaad Station, Saanen Station and Saanen Schoenried Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Saanen?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 895 holiday lettings near Saanen. From 34 Houses to 754 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Saanen is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Saanen?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Saanen:

  • Gstaad: 141 holiday homes
  • Saanenmöser: 32 holiday homes
  • Ovronnaz: 141 holiday homes
  • La Tzoumaz: 303 holiday homes
  • Villars-sur-Ollon: 241 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Saanen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Saanen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Saanen Station: 1,724 holiday lettings
  • Saanen Gstaad Station: 1,816 holiday lettings
  • Saanenwald Hornberg Ski Lift: 1,536 holiday lettings
  • Saanersloch Ski Lift: 1,567 holiday lettings
  • Rutti Ski Lift: 2,489 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Saanen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Saanen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 34 Houses in Saanen. Our other popular types of Saanen holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 754 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Saanen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 51 holiday homes with pool available in Saanen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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