Schloss Elmau

We’re leaving this place tomorrow morning, reluctantly. We stayed 3 nights and considered staying longer. I always say I am disappointed in hotels because I like my own house better – but not this place.

We woke up to a dramatic view of the Alps that felt like they were in our backyard.

Our view from our room with morning coffee:

My club sandwich lunch, that I think cost almost $30, including fries, but it was good, even the kids were amazed.

It was built as a “wellness” resort in 1914, rebuilt by the grandson of the original builder in 2006-7 after a 2005 fire and they added the “retreat” building next door, where we stayed, in 2015. The decor is more Scandinavian than German – wood everywhere in simple clean design. I’d never tire of the view of the Alps from anywhere you are.

There are 3 pools, 2 that allowed kids and one that doesn’t, spas, yoga faculty, a gym, 2 huge saunas with one in the woods by a frigid stream that you could walk into after the sauna, many restaurants each with a different cuisine, tennis courts, bocce courts, volleyball, etc. and for the first time ever for me, the room had the Toto Neorest, just like home! There was also a small theater where I caught the England vs Croatia soccer game surrounded by Brits and 2 happy Croatians.

If I had a complaint, it’d be that they can’t make good cocktails.

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