|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
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Gorgeous, historic Black Forest house, completely secluded, renovated to the highest standards, filled with art and antiques, with two large balconies overlooking a dreamy valley capped off by the majestic chain of the Alps. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms plus one guest WC, a cozy sitting room, and lots of outdoor space!
A short drive to Basel airport, and only an hour to Zurich airport!
Fantastic spot for hiking and relaxing, 20 minutes to Badenweiler and its hot springs, but also close to Basel for Art Basel and the jewelry fair. Completely secluded!!
I am a designer, professor and world traveler, and this is my family home. Since I live in New York City, I have decided to make this property available during very select times to discerning travelers who understand they are seeing a true gem!
Katrin Zimmermann purchased this farmhouse in 1969
House Krandel has been passed down in my family, and we all love it with a passion. There are practically no houses of this caliber to be found in this area of the Black Forest, and I feel so blessed that I can call it mine.
There is nobody who will disturb you ever, except for the birds singing every day. The stars at night are without equal, and the quiet beauty of this house will allow you to find true peace within.
First, the house is located in one of the most beautiful settings one can imagine. The only comparable references I can think of is the lid of a jigsaw puzzle box or perhaps a creation by Walt Disney! It is stunning and breathtaking so if you are into walking or hiking or just being alone with your thoughts, this is the place for you. If you are into night life/activites, you will have definitely picked the wrong place!!! This home is located several miles down a forest road and about 1/2 mile to the nearest house which is in a little village of about 8-10 house (no stores/pubs,etc). It is on the edge of the Black Forest so plenty of places to walk or hike.
The house itself was very nice with plenty of amenities, beds were good, kitchen had plenty of utensils, pots, wine glasses, etc. The closest grocery store is in Schopfheim which is about a 15-20 minute drive but as an American, the store was wonderful (Heibers) with huge selections, fresh breads of all kinds with accompanying small restaurant and amazing prices on everything (cheap!) including a large wine selection. We were there during the month of October and the house was nice and warm. The only drawback (for us anyway) was that the casual seating was around a large/long beautiful wood table but no couch, etc. (one upholstered chair). The other drawback was no microwave for say heating up leftovers or for morning oatmeal but we made do with the electric tea pot in the morning but a microwave would have been a little more convenient. For such a secluded spot, we did get good internet reception even though slow but when you are in this type of spot, you should not be in a big hurry about anything!!
The town of Wieslet is about 10 minutes away and has a 'mill' which bakes bread and has other types of items such as cheeses, brats, nuts, etc. but not a grocery shopping place. We ate at two different small gasthaus/restaurants in Wieslet that were very good and we would reccommend both. Schopfheim has a number of places to eat and only another 5-10 minutes further.
If you are into seclusion and being in, really, one of the most picturesque places in the world (we were in Norway the previous year and it is certainly dramatic but this area does not take a backseat!), this is the place for you. Our stay was two weeks and its location for visiting Switzerland and France was great, and the castle at Lorrach (about 30 minutes) was super!! Frieburg also great!
This house is just gorgeous! It has it's own valley, where we even saw two young deer grazing one afternoon. The rooms are spaceous, and the balcony is a great place to enjoy the view of the forest and the distant mountains. The house is very well maintained. It is funished in a warm, cosy and homely way, and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook a meal, including herbs and olive oil. It really made us feel at home the moment we walked in.
Watching the sunset over the valley, or stargazing late in the evening, we really enjoyed the peace and quiet and just being away from the city.
The host, Katrin, is a super friendly woman, who helped out with tips for trips and diners, and supplied a handy list on google maps with all kinds of interesting or fun locations. From an excellent bakery on the other side of the village, to the spa in Badenweiler. We found a lot of things to do on that list.
All in all, we had a lovely, romantic week in this beautiful house, and enjoyed every second of it.
Really a Dream Home!
There is something very special when you look out and see a mother deer and two fawns just grazing in the meadow next to the house. Every evening a single deer grazed in the next meadow and rested in the copse of trees. Woodpeckers darted about and there were two pairs of black kites regularly circling or sitting on posts. Their call is haunting. The house was beautiful and had a nice feel to it. The views of the Black Forest and Alps were amazing and the children enjoyed everything we did. They even turned down Europa Park as they loved the toboggan run at Totdnau so much they wanted to do that again!! The only thing all of us wanted was a comfortable sitting area. The beautiful old table was great but left no space for a chill area downstairs
We just came back from one of our best vacations. The house is really unique: it is a beautiful old house with all the modern facilities, fully equipped with all Necessary things for a family and very well maintained. We felt at home the minute we arrived.
The house is located in the outskirts of a small village, outside of the tourist path but very close to all the attractions of the Black forest. We liked the sites and the adventures that the black forest has to offer but we also liked just touring around the house.
Katrin, the owner is very nice. She gave us very helpful information about the attractions and the interesting things to do in the area.
We would definitely come back
I totally recommend this super house for a out-of-oridinary vacation. It is so unique, a century old style home meet with all modern amenities you can imagine. So stylishly refurbished... deep in the wood... secluded... dream view over the valleys...you will find everything a mom needs in all the kitchen drawers!!! I promised! I can go on forever...
Our host Katrin, she is magnificent, so helpful in every way.
Being in Black Forest, you are so close to France and Swisserland. We had a great time at Alsace.
Europark is very thrill and cool with teenagers.
Me and my family stayed in Katrin's great house last year and it was one of the most memorable vacation home we had ever stay for the last 20 years!!!!!
(I was moving home and country... wanted to write a review since months! Grad that I finally did it.)
I highly recommend this beautiful property for a delightful vacation any time of year. My family and I visited this house at various times in all four seasons. In the summer, I loved the refreshing break from urban heat and pollution, and used it as a convenient base for exploring the Rhine Valley and the Alsace (I was also able to easily take the train from Basel into Italy for some additional sightseeing). In the autumn, it was a charming, private getaway for our family trip; and in winter, the advantages are the nearby skiing on the Feldberg and/or a refeshing spa getaway in Badenweiler’s hot springs. It's superbly located for trips to nearby Switzerland - to Zurich, or Basel for the exhibitions and performances of the annual Art Basel show - or to France for a delicious meal in the charming setting of Colmar.
The owner of the property is very solicitous of guests and thoughtful for their comforts. My family and I have nothing but the fondest memories of our times spent there, and look forward to coming back soon!
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,068|