Set amid 450 acres of parkland, pasture and forest, this family-owned manor house dates to the early 19th century. The semicircular Garden Salon, comprising the reception desk and a lounge, is reminiscent of a Pompeiian villa. Other common areas include a library, bar and cigar lounge, plus the formal Wappen-Saal restaurant, decorated with stained glass and coats of arms and serving elevated French cuisine Tuesday to Saturday. The 20 guest rooms feature custom silk-upholstered furniture, Biedermeier antiques, original artwork, wood parquet floors and embroidered bed covers. The grandest lodging is the 2,150-square-foot Grand Tower Suite, with a sun terrace, a private entrance and a main salon with a white-marble fireplace. The property also has a small spa with a gym and an indoor pool. Outdoor activities include horseback riding, hunting and fishing, plus golf and tennis nearby.
The cheerful and personable staff; the excellent food; the romantic forested grounds; the relaxing spa.
The pretty but not always comfortable furniture in our suite; the lack of lounges open to individual guests.
Good to Know
Though the hotel has mainly German guests, most staff members speak at least a little English. At the foot of the property’s driveway, Zum Goldenen Frieden serves hearty local fare amid countless racks of antlers.