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My extended family (7 adults, 4 kids) stayed in the house at Michelbach for a week in October 2018. We found it to be a comfortable house, well equipped, with plenty of room for all, and with common space sufficient for all 11 to gather in the evenings to discuss the day's adventures and dine together. The house had ample beds (no one slept on a fold-out couch, and all 4 households involved had their own room(s)), at least 4 bathrooms, and a compact but well-equipped kitchen (with stove/oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, and ample dishes and cookware). The one missing item was a microwave. The house had off-street parking for 4 vehicles, and outdoor space for relaxation and meditation. The house is part of a small, quiet neighborhood, located on a hillside overlooking the town of Schotten (about 5 minutes drive to Schotten center). Schotten has restaurants, a bakery, butcher, several grocery stores, banks, a nice park, and other amenities. Schotten is about 45 minutes drive to the rail line to Frankfurt, and 90 minutes drive to Frankfurt airport. Just 2 minutes drive from Michelbach is an excellent German restaurant, Gasthaus zum Bilstein, in the village of Busenborn. Also close by, just 10 minutes drive, is the amusement park Sommerrodelbahn Hoherodskopf. This park has an aerial ropes course, an alpine slide, playground, mini-golf, several food options, and hiking, with many scenic views. Our kids spent most of a day at the park and enjoyed it greatly. The ropes course was able to find someone on staff to provide English-language instruction for using the course. American visitors should be aware that Schotten and Michelbach are off the normal tourist track, and as a result, English speakers can be found, but should not be expected in every shop or attraction. Overall: The house met our needs very well, and we would stay there again if traveling with a similarly large party.
We stayed in this comfortable, well maintained home for 5 nights. We were traveling to various Christmas markets by rental car. The neighborhood was super quiet, cozy and very charmig. Very well planned out home, kitchen was well equipped, beds were comfortable. Heat worked great which was very important as we came from Florida and the weather was quite chilly. Had a perfect place to park our rental car. Plenty of comfortable furnishings to sit and relax after a busy day of sightseeing. Very nice grocery store just a few minutes away. Brought a pizza in 1 night from a restaurant a 4-5 minute drive away. They also had Greek food which seemed to be what most folks were ordering. The owners Bettina and Axel were absolutely amazing. Very good with communication, were at house on our arrival, helped us unload the cr. Could not have asked for a better experience.