The media came. They saw and they took notes.
It is probably not everyday that people engage into the world of hospitality of pure passion without any experience and with the only objections than to move, touch and inspire the guests.
It a good story when people decide to take a chance and change their lifes. Sell everything what they have and move to "the far end of the word" to start over. In our case we moved from Denmark to Vals in 2009. Rented Peter Zumthor's private home in Leis and began from scratch in the age of 50+. Thomas worked with the farmers and in the winter on the skilifts above Vals. Ruth as a freelance fashion designer. Bit by bit. By luck and by hard work we build a new life around Brücke 49 as our solid base. This is our story that had been told in many magazines and other media over the past 5 years.
Where are the best hotels in Switzerland? Make this your starting point.
The Tomül room has the best view, but it is the hosts who will make a stay memorable. From bike hire to thermal bath trips and dinner reservations, they are obliging and excellent company.
Monocle November 2017
The New Hideaways.
These new innkeepers are focused on style, nuanced service, and general citizen-of-the-world cool.
Vals. A place where design pilgrims com religiously to see the Ther Vals by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Here thet also find the new Brücke 49 which offers only four rooms in chaste-luxury setting of contemporary Danish furniture. The owners' impeccable taste can be felt in every detail from the Ole Wanscher furniture to the William Morris wallpaper.
Travel & Leisure USA
Swiss-born Ruth and her Danish husband Thomas, founded this idyllic house in Vals in 2011. The four rooms are delicately put together with Scandinavian furniture and guests can look forward to home-cooked meals made from fresh farm-to-table produce that are delivered to the doorstep. "We are butlers for our guest" says Thomas who takes care of visitiors needs from renting skis and bikes to making reservations for baths and massages.
Monocle April 2015
Brücke 49. Simplicity de Lux.
Brücke 49 is an interpretation of the cosy B&B. A home away from home. A historic villa in the mountains, where comfort and cosiness meets design, art and modern living. Fascination is sometimes found ins the simple things of life. This hidden-away small and manageable gem conveys a sense of wellbeing and security. Exclusivity, a new form of luxury it combines design, architecture, culture and high quality craftsmanship. The result is simplicity de lux.