Lazy Rancho

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EXTENSIVE Damage caused by their mower

After visiting this site for the last 21 years only missing two years BUT VISITING IT TWICE A YEAR FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS we visited in 2019 with our new motorhome. After staying on the site in July and August for 3 weeks we left to go to a site in Luxembourg. That is where we noticed EXTENSIVE damage to the rear and offside of our new motorhome. There was also a trace of green and yellow paint about 600mm long transferred onto a side panel. This is when the penny dropped it must have been caused by the John Deere lawn mower at Lazy Rancho. The driver Daniel was always driving it fast and close to outfits. We had not been anywhere else that had a lawn mower on site since leaving Lazy Rancho. I contacted the owners directly who asked for pictures and dimensions of damage for them to contact their insurance company. Sent by return email. After returning home I forwarded the damage estimate of £2500.00. They immediately refused to discuss the damage any further and said no further correspondence would be entered into. They even sent me a picture of their lawn mower claiming it was black. The bull bar was black but John Deere lawn mowers are green and yellow as was theirs. WARNING AND WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT: CHECK FOR DAMAGE BEFORE LEAVING THE SITE. They were happy for my monies for 21 years but dropped me like a hot potato when I had a claim against them. They have visited our home and we have had meals out with them and in their home.

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Dear Sam and Hazel,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We have valued you both as guests for many years and we have always highly appreciated your business. We are saddened to see your review after our communications and having lead an investigation into your matter.

We have contacted our claims specialist at our business liability insurance Helvetia Versicherungen – based in 4103 Bottmingen, Switzerland to review your damage and they have conducted an investigation with the pictures you have sent us as well as the pictures and measurements of our John Deere lawn mower.  The claim has been dismissed by them as the height of the damage does not match the body or the height of the lawn mower itself, as well as the colour differences. Your damage is turquoise while the John Deere vehicle is a deep green with bright yellow.

We understand the frustration and inconvenience, but this damage has not been done by Daniel with our lawn mower on our campsite.

In case you have any further questions or concerns we would be happy to connect you with our claim specialist who lead the investigation.

We wish you lovely holidays and a happy new year

All the best

Camping Lazy Rancho

Motorhomer from Avon

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A great location

We stayed here for 12 nights in september. As per other reviews the site is spotless with excellent shower toilet facilites. We were caravanners. the pitches appeared to be a decent size and stephan pitches you perfectly. Site owners very helpful. Switzerland is very expensive so do take as many provisions as possible. The site is in a perfect location for you to enjoy the mountain region. We bought a 8 day jungfrau region pass which you buy at the local train station . They start from a 3 day pass -8 day pass. The trains leave interlaken to go into the mountains and you can walk, catch a bus or cycle to the train station so we feel this is the best placed campsite in the region. From the site you view the north face of the Eiger and other mountains, beautiful sight! We can highly recommend this site and its easy to get to just off the main road.

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A highly recommended 5 star site in beautiful location

This site is only a short distance from the A8 along good roads. For the last few hundred yards the road is narrow, but visibility is good and most of the traffic is from the two campsites. The owners, Aline and Stephan, live on site and they or one of their team are always visible ‘doing things’. For example, when we were there in September the worn grass areas were being reseeded ready for next year. This reminded us very much of the attention to detail seen on Club sites in the UK, which is probably why we felt so comfortable there. The toilets, showers, wash up and laundry are squeaky clean and there is always hot water. Everything about the site is immaculate, including the pitches and even the recycling area. Our grass super pitch was a good size and fairly flat, with a view down to Lake Thun and up to the mountains. The location is rural but it is an easy walk along back roads into Interlaken. There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities directly from the site and lots of things to do without travelling too far. Guests get a Visitors Card which gives free travel on local transport and substantial discounts at many attractions. Leaflets and advice are available from reception. On Friday evenings and Saturday mornings the nearby rifle range was operating, but otherwise all was peace and quiet, just the donging of cow bells.
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Excellent site in stunning location

Stayed here many times and never disappoints. In fact, large proportion of visitors seem to be returnees, which speaks volumes. Run by the same family for many decades, the site is well cared for and always looking to improve. Pitches are level and the owner sites each unit personally to ensure you have the best arrangement. Good little shop and an excellent source of local information with vouchers available for many popular attractions. One of the great things about Interlaken is the local visitors card that not only gives discounts but also free travel on buses and trains within the immediate area. The site itself is only a 5-10 minute walk from two local bus routes that offer a half-hourly service into the town. Good cycling and walking locally. Interlaken itself can be busy in high season but it’s easy to find quiet spots and there are some excellent shops and cafes. The surrounding area has some of the best scenery and visitor attractions in Switzerland and local transport links are first-class.

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Fabulous

We stayed for 7 nights August 2017, met with a real sense of nothing is too much trouble, everyone worked hard to make our stay just fabulous. The hot tub in the rain was truly memorable, the pitch was fantastic with the most perfect views. The washing facilities were spotless any time of the day. A perfect caravan site.

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Amazing!

We had the pleasure of staying on this site on the 6 August for a week prior to moving on to Italy. The reception staff could not be more helpful and Stefan is the master of caravan siting. On arrival he led us to the pitch, guided the caravan in on to a ramp for levelling one side of the van. The level was perfect first time. Unfortunately we had a very wet week with only a couple of dry days. This did not dampen ( excuse the pun ) our enjoyment of the site or Switzerland. We travelled by train locally and up to the Schilthorn by cable car and the views were beautiful. It is a little expensive but we had a great time. One evening I was sat outside the van watching the sunset on the Eiger, a short while later we watched a full moon rise from behind the same mountain. An absolutely spectacular sight! Beautiful location, friendly helpful staff, very quite in the evenings and very clean facilities. I would stay there again if I were going back to Switzerland.
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Pleasant stay

We enjoyed our stay at Lazy Rancho. We particularly liked the way Stefan moved and sited our caravan for us - just so easy! We had a comfort pitch with water and drainage. The pitch was excellent, if a bit too open for our taste. The view, though, was magnificent. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. The site was quite busy when we were there but was still relatively quiet. The overall impression was of good organisation. Toilets and showers were always very clean although chemical disposal facility was not as discreet as we are used to. Overall a great base for exploring the beautiful countryside.
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Excelllent, excellent, excellent!!

Stayed here for 7 nights in June 2017. This is a fantastic site. Aline and Stefan are incredibly helpful and informative (and patient!!). Fantastic views from the site. Aline very patiently explained the Jungfrau travel pass information to us - twice!! You have to buy the pass from the Interlaken train station and I felt they would not have given anything like the amount of information Aline was able to give us. We opted for the 3-day pass as they are very expensive (CHF 180 per person) and also bought the additional pass to the top of the Jungfraujoch (CHF 61 per person). We knew Switzerland was expensive but were still rather shocked at the cost but felt it had to be done!! HOWEVER, we had the most amazing time and absolutely no regrets. The pass had to be used on consecutive days so you need to be prepared for a lot of travelling but it is all worth it!! Jungfraujoch was amazing and we had fantastic weather. I think Grindelwald and First were my favourite though - the First Cliff Walk was an experience and there is a lovely cafe at First where you are just sitting in amongst the mountains!! So all in all when you think of the experiences you are gaining it is really good value for money!!! As you are staying on site you get a ticket to use the local bus service for free which was also very useful.

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Broons on tour

Booked in for 4 nights in June, stayed an extra night. Magnificent setting,awesome views of Eiger, Jungfrau, etc. Splendid reception from very friendly owners who pointed us at several places to visit by bike, bus , train. We had already visited the area before and this time got a completely different perspective. Campsite cannot be faulted, once you get to grips with Swiss prices! Perfect location no matter what age you are. If you are coming to this area stay here!

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We will be back!

Arrived at Camping Lazy Rancho, welcomed by Aline and site well explained then guided to good sized pitch by Stefan. What amazing views to the Eiger Monch and Jungfrau from the site. Facilities in  toilet blocks are immaculate and well maintained, washing area is always spotlessly clean and laundry area/kitchen kept immaculately clean. The site has a well stocked shop and orders bread and rolls for the following day which are superb. Aline provided us with maps and information about the local area along with a local travel and discount card. The site is very quiet and peaceful with a small well kept swimming pool. Hot tub and sauna are also available to book. Local bus service is a 500 m stroll and gives access to both rail stations. A walk in the opposite direction can take you to pier for cruise on Lake Thun. There is so much to do in the area that we will be back to Interlaken - Camping Lazy Rancho will be the site we will stay at on our return.
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