The original structure of today's renovated Burehuus was built around 1810. However, the first mention can be found as early as the middle of the 18th century.
It was owned by several notable Bernese families before it came into the possession of the Müller family 55 years ago (1835 to 1890) wo gave it the nickname Müllergut.
In 1918, it was bought by the Gerber family, who were famous cheese meerchants in Thun. The estate was a working farm until 1984.
In 1984, the entire property was purchased by the REHAG brickwork construction company (Mr Hofmann) and the architect Mr Stucki. the subsequent planning and design process took 17 years.
In the end, the Hohmad Park development was approved in a public referendum - which included many conditions. They, and the long and financially exhausting history, made it impossible for the construction company to start building.
Mr Walter Hauenstein acquired the entire property in 2001. Since then, the Restaurant Burehuus has belonged to Hauenstein Hotelsgroup which operates three hotels and two restaurants around Lake Thun.
Under the leadership of Walter Hauenstein, Hauenstein Immobilien AG (formerly WHI AG) was able to push ahead with the construction work on a large scale and, in parallel, pursue the sale.
The 5 hectare site was redeveloped in the usual speedy manner with a unique concept perfectly attuned to today's way of life.
The Restaurant Burehuus has been extensively renovated, maintaining the size of the building and the roof as close to the the original building from 1810 as possible.
The restaurant is in the former living room of the residential wing and the rest of the locale is in the former farmhouse.
A great deal of attention was paid to consultations concerning building preservation. This also applies to the «Stöckli» which houses the Restaurant Burehuus wine cellar.
The Restaurant Burehuus still remains committed to its history: We offer home-style Swiss food in a rustic, homely ambience.
We source our products from regional suppliers with whom we have long-standing relationships - and are therefore able to vouch for the quality of our food.
All our dishes are prepared with care and seasoned with herbs from our own garden - we look forward to welcoming you soon at Restaurant Burehuus.