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Egghüttä Summer Farm

Glaubenbielen Pass, 6074 Giswil, Switzerland
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Sleep With the Cows in the Emmental Alps Giswil  Switzerland

Sleep With the Cows in the Emmental Alps

High in the Emmental Alps, off the Glaubenbielen Pass, Rita and Wisi Enz run a small summer farm called Egghüttä. It’s a modest affair surrounded by clichés: towering peaks and lazy cows. I wandered in and Rita fed me a cheesy noodle dish called älplermagronen. As they do with all guests, that night, they led me to a loft where I slept swaddled in wool blankets on a bed of hay. I awoke to cowbells, relaxed and grateful. I could have stayed somewhere with a real bed, but why? —Tim Neville

This appeared in the August/September 2014 issue.