Catherine’s Loft BnB on the Via Alpina 1 in Mels, Sarganserland

your lodging in the former textile mill “Stoffel”


Please note that this is my home. I am not always around to receive guests.

Please, requests no more than one month before arrival.


Sorry, my home is not suited for dogs and other four-legged friends.

May 4th until October 30th 2024 the Badragartz 2024  the local open air sculpture triennale takes place in Bad Ragaz. 

beds for guests

one double bed is on the open mezzanine
An additional bed can be set up in the studio section.
Please understand that I cannot accept children under the age of 12. This is because of safety reasons.

table d'hôte


are per person per night for bed and breakfast.

I am more than happy to share a vegetarian or vegan dinner with you (additional cost)

Reservation and contact

reservations no earlier than one months before scheduled arrival date for a stay of maximum 2 nights.

arrival between 5 and 8 p.m.

departure before 9 a.m.

Tourist information

links and inspiration on what to do in Heidiland

table d'hôte

You are guest in my  home.

On different sofas and chairs you can chill out, relax, read a book, watch TV.

Enjoy being served.

Breakfast is included in the price .

I am more than happy to share a complimentary

a vegetarian or vegan dinner for you.

The space for guests offers a double bed (160 cm) on the wooden mezzanine floor.

Go ahead and browse my large library.

You will find lots of tourist information about Heidiland and Sardona,

My exquisite collection of books is on textiles, material cultures, art, and  architecture from around the world as literature in several languages.

I happily show my creations of textile Accessoires.

My label catherine henggeler

is represented in good boutiques and museum shops.

a bridge leads from the loft to the private balcony

Step out into the land of Sargans, also known as Heidiland

Starting in Vaduz the first stretch of the  Via Alpina hiking trail brings you to Sargans and Mels.

On the second stretch you walk from Mels to Weisstannen and on over the Foo pass to Elm.

The old Weisstannenstrasse leaves right behind the  old Stoffel textile mill.

at times we have visitor every single one with a bell.

Imagine the sweet sound.

a short walk behind the house offers this view over to Mount Falknis

Your bed and breakfast is right at the entrance to the Weisstannental.

Mels is part of the

Unesco World Heritage site Sardona.

After a pleasant hike you will reach Weisstannen or you simply catch a Bus.

The difference of 500 meters in altitude can be done by bicycle or by car, too.

Many beautiful hikes start in Weisstannen

This trail leads to the

Batöni suspension bridge.

Multi lingual signs explain the specifics of the

Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona. 

On Alp Siez you can have a drink or a meal.

You can also spend the night there.

The next day you head off to the Foo pass on

the Via Alpina1 trail.

A stone’s throw away from Mels is Wangs.

The Pizolbahn carries you up to 2227 mt where you start the hike of the 5 Lakes

 In 15 minutes by car from Mels you reach Malans.

Volunteers run the Aelplibahn.

Don’t forget to make a reservation.

Only 32 guests can ride up to the Aelpli within one hour.

Hiking up to Mount Vilan is hugely revarding.

Look at the view from 2370 mt towards Chur!

Travelling from Bad Ragaz through the

Tamina Valley brings you to Vättis.

Further on you will turn into the Calfeisen valley.

The Lake Gigerwald is spectacular.

After a few tunnels you reach the

Walser settlement of St. Martin.

Here your hike takes you to the Sardona Alp  and onwards to the Sardona hut SAC

Further west from Mels lies the wild romantic, fjord like Walensee.

This small harbour is at Mols.