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I was able to identify these four areas which would suit their requirements.
Romantic - Check!
Short Travel - Check!
Lake/Mountain Views - Check!
Hiking/Walking Trail - Check!
1 - St. Saphorin / Lutry
Lavaux Vineyard & Wine Tasting
Know more of the trail recommended by www.myswitzerland.com/ here.
The Old City of Vevey
Hotel le Baron Tavernier
Price: 200 CHF for Lake View with Balcony; Free access to Spa; Breakfast at 25 CHF per person
Hotel Le Rivage
Price: 142 CHF for Lake or Vineyard View; 170 CHF for Lake View with Private Balcony
Lake View B&B
Price: 199 CHF for Suite with Spa Bath, 32 CHF for Breakfast
Auberge du Raisin
Price: 150 CHF for Superior Deluxe
B&B Corseaux Beach
Price: 160 CHF for Superior Double Room with Bath or with Terrace/Garden or with Lake View
Givenchy Spa at Le Mirador Kempinski
2 - Gruyeres
MEDIEVAL TOWN WITH A CASTLE
HIKING TRAIL: FAMOUS GRUYERE CHEESE AND SWISS CHOCOLATE
This trail tempts like no other, from the heavenly chocolate at Maison Cailler in Broc to the legendary cheese of Gruyeres." - http://www.myswitzerland.com/
Read more about the trail here.
Price (No Meals if booked via website): Basic Double Room at 170 CHF; Comfort Double Room with Balcony at 230 CHF; Double Room with View at 200 CHF
*Lower, non-refundable rates plus breakfast available at Booking.com
La Ferme du Bourgoz (B&B)
Price: 100 CHF for 2 persons
LA FLEUR DE LYS
Price: 150 CHF viaBooking.com
Bains de la Gruyere
3 - MONTREUX
Rochers de Naye
"The Rochers de Naye are easily accessible from Montreux, where the highest railway in the canton, the Montreux–Glion–Rochers-de-Naye, starts. From the summit station (1,968 metres (6,457 ft)), only a short walk is necessary to reach the summit." - http://en.wikipedia.org/
Hotel du Grand Lac Excelsior
Price: Starts at 188 CHF with Balcony and Lake View; Free access to Spa (No Meals)
Hostellerie Bon Rivage
Price: 160 CHF for Mountain View; 170 CHF for Lake View (No Meals)
Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Hotel Royal Plaza Montreux & Spa
Clinique la Prairie
4 - BIEL/BIENNE
OLD TOWN OF BIEL
Vineyards by Lake Biel and Wine Tasting
Read more about the trail here.
Mont Vully Vineyards and Wine Tasting
The range of hills to the north of Lake Murten is not just land that has been settled since time immemorial - grapes that give superb wines also ripen on its slopes. A varied hike leads straight across the vineyards on the hillsides. If you want to obtain information about this wine region, you can read the information panels by the wayside. If you love adventure, you can ascend to the sandstone grottos at Mont Vully or to the top of the hill. If you just want to enjoy yourself, you can revel in the view of the lake, hills and towns - and happily anticipate the forthcoming wine-tasting in Môtier!"
Get more details of the hike here.
More information can be found here and here.
Villa Lindenegg Hotel Bistrot
Price: 150 CHF; 180 CHF; 200 CHF; 260 CHF (has own balcony overlooking the garden)
Price: Double Room with Balcony at 150 CHF via Booking.com
Mercure Plaza Biel
Price: Superior Double Non-Refundable at 169 CHF, Refundable at 182 CHF
Junior Suite Non-Refundable at 184 CHF, Refundable at 197 CHF
So there you have it! A list of options for a quick getaway from Geneva if you are itching for a hike when most trails are already closed as the year is about to end.
What is your favorite weekend getaway in Switzerland? Let me know!