Let us pamper you in our small, friendly family hotel. We offer you an unforgettable holiday experience amidst Grindelwald's imposing mountain scenery - the whole year through. You'll find us conveniently located next to the Grindelwald-First gondola station in town.

The bus stop, right out the front door, connects you with the other mountain railway and gondola systems. It's only a few minutes' walk down the main street for that little "shopping tour" or to the village railway station, the starting point for delightful excursions throughout the entire Jungfrau region.
We look forward to your visit.

The Ponzio family


The Gasthof Steinbock gained a place in history with the Boss Buebe (famous folklore musicians), after Christian Boss took over the business from the Bohren family in 1938. Even before then the Steinbock, at times also referred to as the Gemsbock, was renowned as a meeting-place and among travellers, primarily also because of a famous local beauty, "the beautiful ship-owner of Lake Brienz", who had managed the business with her husband from 1818. Well-known writers and painters often told of this remarkable and extremely beautiful woman.

After this the Steinbock was run for many years with great dedication and care by Christian Boss jr. and family. On his death his brother Hans bought the business and rebuilt the Steinbock in 1992. Sadly he died an early and unexpected death, and the attractive inn was put on the market.

Urs-B. Hauser, proprietor of the Hotel Belvedere in Grindelwald, (Christian Boss was his great-uncle, the Boss Boys second cousins or uncles) and Salvatore Ponzio set themselves the goals of continuing the history of the Boss Boys in the Steinbock and made an offer for the inn, since well-informed sources had advised him that the business would otherwise fall into external hands.

Thanks to extremely welcome financial assistance from American friends as well as the partnership with Salvatore Ponzio, his lifelong goal was achieved and the Steinbock was purchased. The new public limited company is therefore now in the hands of these partners.

We spell COMFORT in capitals

Our spacious, rustic-style renovated hotel rooms will make you feel quite at home. After a pleasant bath or refreshing shower you can look forward to a delicious breakfast and an exciting outing. In the evening, a good film on TV or enjoy a friendly chat at our Grappa Bar, where you can select from over a hundred different kind of grappa, to round off a perfect day.