What can I say? The architecture is great, the peace and quiet magnificent, the Erdsauna was very relaxing and the food was fantastic. But the one thing that I found that sets tthe Hofgut apart from other "luxury" retreats is the perfect balance the staff managed to find between somehow always being there when you needed something, and never being there when you didn't.
That coupled with after dinner board games in the main house with staff and family of the owners, playing Black Stories and drinking a couple of nice bottles of wine, made for a perfect, unforgettable weekend.
We're already planning our next trip and I think we'll try to go in each of the four seasons to get a good all-round impression :-)
Many thanks to Christina and the staff there for a wonderful time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a serene spot in Lower Bavaria, a two-hour drive from Munich, ten snug, larch-clad cabins and a restaurant form Hotel Hofgut. Launched as a cookery school 15 years ago by chef Erwin Rückerl and his wife Anja, the venture has now been transformed, instead, into a slick getaway for Munich’s well-heeled population. Seven cabins built in 2005 by Studio Lot are now complemented by three new additions from Format Elf Architekten, with minimal, airy interiors. Activities include hiking and cycling, while there’s also a wellness centre. The restaurant serves a Mediterranean menu by Rückerl, and the local farm shop gives guests the chance to cook the same delicious ingredients in their cabin kitchens. ... more less