This was my first stay in the Black Forest, and it was delightful. Anna greeted me in the driveway upon my arrival, made me feel welcome and comfortable and quickly oriented me to my home for the week. She provided me details of getting to the butcher and baker, less than 1km away and access to a path to hike that afternoon.
Gutach is a wonderful location for visiting the Black Forest, with hiking trails near, restaurants, butcher, baker, grocery and museums. Anna’s cottage is just off the main highway, providing quick access to these things, but far enough away that it is very quiet. The cottage contains a neatly organized binder with updated information about the area and you will receive a KONUS free transit card for bus and rail as well as discounts to area places.
Anna is my measure for a 5 star clean residence; her cottage was impeccably clean. The furnishings were simple yet updated. The bathroom is updated and kitchen appliances all functional and easy to use. There are ample dishes and cookware, but if anything is needed, Anna will be there with a choice of items to meet your needs. The table and bed linens were fresh and ironed, as were the window treatments. There is an outside seating area for eating a meal, reading a book or just relaxing. Anna brought me a lounge chair to make it most enjoyable. The seating is under the eaves and I was able to comfortably be outside even in the rain. You will need to bring your own condiments for cooking as well as toiletries, which I prefer. I had need for WiFi to conduct business during my stay, though the WiFi connection was intermittent.
Choosing Anna’s cottage will provide you a most comfortable place to stay, a warm and caring hostess and a fabulous location to enjoy the Black Forest. I would return again.