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{"id":959544819759,"title":"Gluten-Free Friendly Lodging: La Pinte de Lys- Bed and Breakfast near Gruyères, Switzerland","handle":"copy-of-gluten-free-friendly-lodging-la-pinte-de-lys-bed-and-breakfast-near-gruyeres-switzerland-1","description":"\u003ch2\u003eby \u003cspan\u003eBreanna Olson\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIf you’re looking for a gluten-free friendly lodging near the charming Swiss village of Gruyeres, look no further than La Pinte de Lys Bed and Breakfast.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMy sister and I were looking to reconnect with our Swiss roots when we discovered the Gruyères Passport, a coalition of Hotels, B\u0026amp;B’s, and tourist destinations that offer combined discounted rates for travelers. With the purchase of the Gruyères Passport, you receive lodging for 1 or 2 nights, a welcome drink, breakfast, traditional fondue dinner, and access to tourist sites and public transportation. They have different categories of lodgings with corresponding prices with fares starting as low as 125 CHF.\u003cbr\u003eLa Pinte de Lys is situated in the first tier, making it the most affordable destination. We opted to stay for two nights and were not disappointed with our decision.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe booked our passport a few months before our trip and were pleased right away with the communication we had with the B\u0026amp;B. Since the passport includes a fondue meal and breakfast, we asked from the first correspondence about the possibility of gluten-free options. Knowing that the B\u0026amp;B is in a fairly remote location because of its position in the stunning Regional Nature Park Gruyere Pays d’Enhaut, I wasn’t sure about the possibility of gluten-free alternatives. Luckily, our hosts were very responsive and were willing to work with us to ensure that we would be able to indulge in the fondue safely, and would have gluten-free options for breakfast. We were very impressed by the owner, Caroline’s, willingness to accommodate and communication throughout our stay. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/IMG_2332_large.JPG?v=1535874339\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith our trip planned and our bags packed, we flew into Geneva and rented a car to make the drive to the B\u0026amp;B in under two hours. We made a lovely stop in Vevey along the way, which is worth it for the views alone. This picturesque city, situated on Lake Geneva is also home to the Alimentarium, a museum about food and nutrition interesting for foodies. The museum also offers courses, a restaurant, and a café. They have a towering fork in the lake just outside of the museum that you can’t miss.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/IMG_7749_large.JPG?v=1535874374\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOnce we arrived at the Pinte de Lys, we were pleased to be situated in a charming chalet surrounded by the calm nature of the mountains. Caroline and her son welcomed us, and then allowed us to choose our room. The rooms themselves were adorable, decorated in the traditional Swiss shabby-chic style. That evening, Caroline hosted our traditional Swiss fondue dinner, which was complete with gluten-free quinoa bread to dip in the rich, creamy cheese. We later learned that Caroline is a dietician and thus very familiar with a gluten-free diet. She was so kind as to show me different gluten-containing ingredients to be aware of in French. The amazingly delicious fondue was only to be outdone by a spectacular breakfast spread the next morning. She again served gluten-free bread with a myriad of homemade jams. We were impressed at the freshly milked cow's milk and homemade yogurt that she offered among different cereals, pastries, and fruit. We shared the B \u0026amp;B with a large family that was staying on another floor and were excited by the idea of returning with the rest of our own families one day. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/IMG_E7862_large.JPG?v=1535874412\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs part of the passport, we opted to visit the historically rich and beautiful Gruyères castle. Though there were many restaurants in Gruyères itself, after walking around the town, we grabbed some meat, cheese, and yogurt and made a gluten-free picnic with the quinoa bread Caroline had so generously sent with us. After our mountainside picnic, we drove to the Maison Cailler, a chocolate factory that is complete with many samples. We were impressed with the interactive, exciting exhibits and were surprised at how generous they were with the samples. Before the tasting began, we noticed a large sign indicating the allergens present in the chocolate, where they noted that traces of gluten possible in their products. I indulged, nevertheless and thankfully had no issues. Visitors to this area cannot miss the thermal baths at Les Bains de Gruyères. Bring your swimsuit and a towel along and prepare to relax in the most beautiful warm pools, while admiring the beautiful mountainside. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/IMG_7839_large.JPG?v=1535874443\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor anyone considering a trip to the beautiful Gruyères region, we would very much recommend the Gruyères passport and a stay at La Pinte de Lys- Bed and Breakfast. With knowledgeable, accommodating hosts, it offers the perfect hideaway for gluten-free travelers. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/lapintedelys.ch\/language\/en\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLa Pinte de Lys - Bed and Breakfast \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCaroline et Louis Henrotin\u003cbr\u003ePlace de la Chapelle 2\u003cbr\u003e1669 Les Sciernes d'Albeuve\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClick for more information about the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.la-gruyere.ch\/en\/Z9303\/package-offer-passeport-la-gruyere\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eGruyères Passport\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/breannabio_large.jpg?v=1535874570\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBreanna Olson is a twenty-something American expat currently living in Paris. 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With the purchase of the Gruyères Passport, you receive lodging for 1 or 2 nights, a welcome drink, breakfast, traditional fondue dinner, and access to tourist sites and public transportation. They have different categories of lodgings with corresponding prices with fares starting as low as 125 CHF.\u003cbr\u003eLa Pinte de Lys is situated in the first tier, making it the most affordable destination. We opted to stay for two nights and were not disappointed with our decision.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe booked our passport a few months before our trip and were pleased right away with the communication we had with the B\u0026amp;B. Since the passport includes a fondue meal and breakfast, we asked from the first correspondence about the possibility of gluten-free options. Knowing that the B\u0026amp;B is in a fairly remote location because of its position in the stunning Regional Nature Park Gruyere Pays d’Enhaut, I wasn’t sure about the possibility of gluten-free alternatives. Luckily, our hosts were very responsive and were willing to work with us to ensure that we would be able to indulge in the fondue safely, and would have gluten-free options for breakfast. We were very impressed by the owner, Caroline’s, willingness to accommodate and communication throughout our stay. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/IMG_2332_large.JPG?v=1535874339\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith our trip planned and our bags packed, we flew into Geneva and rented a car to make the drive to the B\u0026amp;B in under two hours. We made a lovely stop in Vevey along the way, which is worth it for the views alone. This picturesque city, situated on Lake Geneva is also home to the Alimentarium, a museum about food and nutrition interesting for foodies. The museum also offers courses, a restaurant, and a café. They have a towering fork in the lake just outside of the museum that you can’t miss.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/IMG_7749_large.JPG?v=1535874374\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOnce we arrived at the Pinte de Lys, we were pleased to be situated in a charming chalet surrounded by the calm nature of the mountains. Caroline and her son welcomed us, and then allowed us to choose our room. The rooms themselves were adorable, decorated in the traditional Swiss shabby-chic style. That evening, Caroline hosted our traditional Swiss fondue dinner, which was complete with gluten-free quinoa bread to dip in the rich, creamy cheese. We later learned that Caroline is a dietician and thus very familiar with a gluten-free diet. She was so kind as to show me different gluten-containing ingredients to be aware of in French. The amazingly delicious fondue was only to be outdone by a spectacular breakfast spread the next morning. She again served gluten-free bread with a myriad of homemade jams. We were impressed at the freshly milked cow's milk and homemade yogurt that she offered among different cereals, pastries, and fruit. We shared the B \u0026amp;B with a large family that was staying on another floor and were excited by the idea of returning with the rest of our own families one day. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/IMG_E7862_large.JPG?v=1535874412\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs part of the passport, we opted to visit the historically rich and beautiful Gruyères castle. Though there were many restaurants in Gruyères itself, after walking around the town, we grabbed some meat, cheese, and yogurt and made a gluten-free picnic with the quinoa bread Caroline had so generously sent with us. After our mountainside picnic, we drove to the Maison Cailler, a chocolate factory that is complete with many samples. We were impressed with the interactive, exciting exhibits and were surprised at how generous they were with the samples. Before the tasting began, we noticed a large sign indicating the allergens present in the chocolate, where they noted that traces of gluten possible in their products. I indulged, nevertheless and thankfully had no issues. Visitors to this area cannot miss the thermal baths at Les Bains de Gruyères. Bring your swimsuit and a towel along and prepare to relax in the most beautiful warm pools, while admiring the beautiful mountainside. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/IMG_7839_large.JPG?v=1535874443\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor anyone considering a trip to the beautiful Gruyères region, we would very much recommend the Gruyères passport and a stay at La Pinte de Lys- Bed and Breakfast. With knowledgeable, accommodating hosts, it offers the perfect hideaway for gluten-free travelers. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/lapintedelys.ch\/language\/en\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eLa Pinte de Lys - Bed and Breakfast \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCaroline et Louis Henrotin\u003cbr\u003ePlace de la Chapelle 2\u003cbr\u003e1669 Les Sciernes d'Albeuve\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClick for more information about the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.la-gruyere.ch\/en\/Z9303\/package-offer-passeport-la-gruyere\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eGruyères Passport\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0027\/9796\/1263\/files\/breannabio_large.jpg?v=1535874570\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBreanna Olson is a twenty-something American expat currently living in Paris. She was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2014 just before she started her off-campus studies. Since then, she's been traveling the globe, looking for gluten-free and pescatarian goodies. Gather her useful GF travel tips and keep up with her adventures:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/gfexplorer\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eInstagram\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/GFExplorer\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eFacebook\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/GF_Explorer\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eTwitter\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.pinterest.com\/glutenfreeexplorer\/pins\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePinterest\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Gluten-Free Friendly Lodging: La Pinte de Lys- Bed and Breakfast near Gruyères, Switzerland

by Breanna Olson

If you’re looking for a gluten-free friendly lodging near the charming Swiss village of Gruyeres, look no further than La Pinte de Lys Bed and Breakfast.

My sister and I were looking to reconnect with our Swiss roots when we discovered the Gruyères Passport, a coalition of Hotels, B&B’s, and tourist destinations that offer combined discounted rates for travelers. With the purchase of the Gruyères Passport, you receive lodging for 1 or 2 nights, a welcome drink, breakfast, traditional fondue dinner, and access to tourist sites and public transportation. They have different categories of lodgings with corresponding prices with fares starting as low as 125 CHF.
La Pinte de Lys is situated in the first tier, making it the most affordable destination. We opted to stay for two nights and were not disappointed with our decision.

We booked our passport a few months before our trip and were pleased right away with the communication we had with the B&B. Since the passport includes a fondue meal and breakfast, we asked from the first correspondence about the possibility of gluten-free options. Knowing that the B&B is in a fairly remote location because of its position in the stunning Regional Nature Park Gruyere Pays d’Enhaut, I wasn’t sure about the possibility of gluten-free alternatives. Luckily, our hosts were very responsive and were willing to work with us to ensure that we would be able to indulge in the fondue safely, and would have gluten-free options for breakfast. We were very impressed by the owner, Caroline’s, willingness to accommodate and communication throughout our stay. 

With our trip planned and our bags packed, we flew into Geneva and rented a car to make the drive to the B&B in under two hours. We made a lovely stop in Vevey along the way, which is worth it for the views alone. This picturesque city, situated on Lake Geneva is also home to the Alimentarium, a museum about food and nutrition interesting for foodies. The museum also offers courses, a restaurant, and a café. They have a towering fork in the lake just outside of the museum that you can’t miss.

Once we arrived at the Pinte de Lys, we were pleased to be situated in a charming chalet surrounded by the calm nature of the mountains. Caroline and her son welcomed us, and then allowed us to choose our room. The rooms themselves were adorable, decorated in the traditional Swiss shabby-chic style. That evening, Caroline hosted our traditional Swiss fondue dinner, which was complete with gluten-free quinoa bread to dip in the rich, creamy cheese. We later learned that Caroline is a dietician and thus very familiar with a gluten-free diet. She was so kind as to show me different gluten-containing ingredients to be aware of in French. The amazingly delicious fondue was only to be outdone by a spectacular breakfast spread the next morning. She again served gluten-free bread with a myriad of homemade jams. We were impressed at the freshly milked cow's milk and homemade yogurt that she offered among different cereals, pastries, and fruit. We shared the B &B with a large family that was staying on another floor and were excited by the idea of returning with the rest of our own families one day. 

As part of the passport, we opted to visit the historically rich and beautiful Gruyères castle. Though there were many restaurants in Gruyères itself, after walking around the town, we grabbed some meat, cheese, and yogurt and made a gluten-free picnic with the quinoa bread Caroline had so generously sent with us. After our mountainside picnic, we drove to the Maison Cailler, a chocolate factory that is complete with many samples. We were impressed with the interactive, exciting exhibits and were surprised at how generous they were with the samples. Before the tasting began, we noticed a large sign indicating the allergens present in the chocolate, where they noted that traces of gluten possible in their products. I indulged, nevertheless and thankfully had no issues. Visitors to this area cannot miss the thermal baths at Les Bains de Gruyères. Bring your swimsuit and a towel along and prepare to relax in the most beautiful warm pools, while admiring the beautiful mountainside. 

For anyone considering a trip to the beautiful Gruyères region, we would very much recommend the Gruyères passport and a stay at La Pinte de Lys- Bed and Breakfast. With knowledgeable, accommodating hosts, it offers the perfect hideaway for gluten-free travelers. 

La Pinte de Lys - Bed and Breakfast
Caroline et Louis Henrotin
Place de la Chapelle 2
1669 Les Sciernes d'Albeuve

Click for more information about the Gruyères Passport


 

 About the Author

Breanna Olson is a twenty-something American expat currently living in Paris. She was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2014 just before she started her off-campus studies. Since then, she's been traveling the globe, looking for gluten-free and pescatarian goodies. Gather her useful GF travel tips and keep up with her adventures:

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