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Living room of our Mountain Hiker apartment in La Vancelle, Alsace. Walls are covered with wood.
Living room of our Mountain Hiker apartment in La Vancelle, Alsace. Walls are covered with wood.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
5 nights minimum
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Romantic & exclusive apartment 85 sqm for 2-3 pers - Elegant & stylish, top comfort. Beautiful and comfortable apartment for 2/3 people newly refurbished with organic materials. On the first floor, facing south with a stunning view of the mountains and the famous medieval castle of Haut Koenigsbourg. Charming and luxury accommodation in any season. Decoration is about forests and mountains, in homage to the original owner and builder of the house who was, until the 1930s, the forester of the Forest of La Vancelle. Bedroom with king size double bed (180 x 200 cm). Also available with a twin bed layout upon prior request. The two living rooms (living room and dining room) are en suite and exposed south. A extra traditional Alsatian bed is providing sitting space but also a comfortable extra ...Romantic & exclusive apartment 85 sqm for 2-3 pers - Elegant & stylish, top comfort. Beautiful and comfortable apartment for 2/3 people newly refurbished with organic materials. On the first floor, facing south with a stunning view of the mountains and the famous medieval castle of Haut Koenigsbourg. Charming and luxury accommodation in any season. Decoration is about forests and mountains, in homage to the original owner and builder of the house who was, until the 1930s, the forester of the Forest of La Vancelle. Bedroom with king size double bed (180 x 200 cm). Also available with a twin bed layout upon prior request. The two living rooms (living room and dining room) are en suite and exposed south. A extra traditional Alsatian bed is providing sitting space but also a comfortable extra bed for 1 grown-up child or adult. Magnificent panoramic view over the forest, the mountains and the castle of Haut Koenigsbourg on the horizon. An independent bathroom and kitchen complete this outstanding holiday apartment. In the garden there is a charming wooden gazeboo available. This apartment is the perfect choice for people looking for a peaceful place, away from the crowds but only a short distance from the famous Alsace wine route and medieval villages. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: FR11441666252More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
One dog allowed at EUR 8 / Night - No cat Tourist tax EUR 2 / night / person to be paid upon arrival
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Martine and Jean Paul
Hosting since August 2009
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe Mountain Hiker holiday apartment is an independent apartment located in our private house. Although everything is organised for you to be completely independent, when we are around we will be delighted to have a chat and share a glass of wine (as well as our hints and tips for the area) with you.
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Reviews (9)
Hilary P
Hilary P
The Hague, The Netherlands12 contributions
The apartment is very comfortable and well equipped, including coffee machine, dishwasher, wi-if etc, but furnished in traditional Alsace style. It’s lovely to be able to sit in the garden and use the gazebo, and the owners have a small charcoal grill which we have used on several evenings. We were welcomed with a chilled bottle of wine, and pots of homemade honey and jam! The location is perfect for cycling and walking, and close to the beautiful villages and towns of the Routes des vins.
Visited July 2018
Written 28 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Richard P
Richard P
6 contributions
Had a quiet, relaxing time in La Vancelle. Spacious and clean apartment. Lovely views. Would go again.
Visited August 2016
Written 8 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susan R
Susan R
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
What a charming location to spend our time. We couldn't have been happier. The apartment is even more beautiful than the photos. The location in a quiet village is serene and relaxing with beautiful views from every window. We loved the gazebo in the garden and spent lots of time there too. True there are no shops in La Vancelle, but two very good restaurants, one with a Michelin star. There are shops just a short drive away in another village. The location is a short drive to the wine route and we enjoyed visiting the nearby town of Selestat. We were most impressed by the organization and thoughtfulness of the owners. They seem to have thought of everything. Their attention to detail is amazing. They were not in residence during our stay but called to make sure everything was in order. All the information we needed was in a folder in the living room, so we had no additional questions. The large bathtub was wonderful to relax away the days hiking and there was plenty of hot water too. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will definitely return.
Visited July 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 17 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gail -:- Darlington
Owners offer a superb holiday home. Stunning scenery from all windows. Very spacious, tasteful furnished rooms surrounded by a beautiful garden. Owners and nephew very helpful. Visit to Koenigsbourg castle, Riquewihr and Ribeauville a must.
Visited July 2012
Written 7 August 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marie -:- Seremange
Si vous avez besoin de posez vos valises et vos coeurs dans un havre de paix ... alors ne cherchez plus ...le bonheur est là ...tout près . Blotti dans cette jolie maison nichée au creux d ' une belle forêt , cet appartement douillet ou rien ne manque , vous invite à vous blottir dans ses coussins moelleux ,à rêver dans cette alcove, un thé à la main , à déjeuner, le regard perdu vers le chateau majestueux du Haut Koenigsbourg . Martine et Jean - Paul sont non seulement des hôtes exceptionnels , mais ils sont de véritables restaurateurs de bâtiments de notre patrimoine .Ils sont passionnés par chacun de leur projet , et chaque appartement est un bijou de beauté .Avoir l 'honneur de vivre dans une de ces petites merveilles fût un réel bonheur ...
Visited December 2011
Written 12 January 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pamela H
Pamela H
Sydney, Australia50 contributions
At the edge of deep woods in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains about an hour south of Strasbourg in Alsace is the tiny village of La Vancelle. It comprises eight little streets, a church, a handful of houses and a wonderful starred Michelin restaurant (yes, we ate there). La Vancelle is some ten km off the A35 autoroute between Strasbourg and Basel. A few hundred metres from the restaurant is the House of the Four Travellers. This is the home of Jean-Paul and Martine who have converted their upper floor into a spacious, self-contained one-bedroom apartment with fully-equipped kitchen, bath, sitting and dining rooms. Supermarkets and other services are available in the nearby villages. A vehicle is obviously essential here and well-lit free parking is available across the road. The apartment is a cosy timbered space with views across the village into the forest and mountains. The kitchen has a modern stove, refrigerator and all necessary utensils and glassware, there is satellite TV (but only one English language channel - the inescapable BBC World), however, this is unimportant in the scale of local attractions available to those who stay there. Within an hour drive lie Strasbourg to the north, Colmar to the south and in between is the famed Alsace wine trail which connects storybook villages, castles and vineyards. This compact region is s wine-loving photographer's paradise and the short distances between photo opportunities make for full days and pleasant nights reviewing each days prized memories and checking the corks of wonderful rieslings, pinot blancs and gewurtztraminers. While there are many tourist restaurants in popular venues like Ribeauville and Riquewihr etc, Jean-Paul and Martine will happily direct guests to excellent and good value restaurants in other, less obvious, villages nearby. They are always ready to offer information and assistance whenever needed but otherwise don't interfere with the activities of their guests. La Vancelle is a perfect hub for hikers, cyclists, wine travellers and food enthusiasts. Its in a remote location but is not remote and the House of the Four Travellers provides a comfortable and welcoming base for exploring the heart of rural Alsace.
Visited September 2010 Travelled as a couple
Written 6 December 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Two Canuks -:- Kingston, Ontario, Canada
We enjoyed our stay here immensely. The apartment is large, clean, bright and well-equipped. La Vancelle is a nice little retreat surrounded by greenery - but be aware that most groceries are a 10-minute drive away. It was never a problem, however. Martine and Jean-Paul are wonderful hosts - available but not intrusive, interesting to talk with and very knowledgeable about the area. Our only criticism is very, very small - a shower that is a bit of a "challenge" for very tall people. Otherwise the apartment is very comfortable to stay in, and we felt at home immediately. Especially loved opening the window sashes and hearing the village church bells, the sound of the birds ... and nothing else!
Visited June 2010 Travelled as a couple
Written 31 July 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DHDUSA -:- Maine, USA
We'd awaken to birdsong and went to sleep on the most comfortable bed imaginable. In between, there was plenty to do in the area as far as sightseeing and hiking, but we also took time just to gaze out the windows at the beautiful views, curl up in the nooks with a book and walk around the village of La Vancelle. The apartment is clean, comfortable and serene. Jean-Paul and Martine are generous and thoughtful hosts. We loved the alsace area and our stay at the Maison des 4 Voyaguers.
Visited May 2010 Travelled as a couple
Written 21 July 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Scott and Angele -:- Atlanta, GA
From the very beginning, with the warm greeting by Jean-Paul and Martine upon our arrival, meeting us at the front entrance, we knew that we chosen the right location for our visit to this lovely region. Unfamiliar with the region and arriving later in the evening, our wonderful hosts - rather than leaving us to our own resources at that late hour - asked us to join them for a lovely dinner in a local restaurant. What better service can you expect than this? The apartment is absolutely with attention to comfort and detail. Jean-Paul's comment that he and Martine designed and outfitted it in a way that would make them want to live there is excellent. Comfortable, cozy, and the feeling we were home while on vacation was great. There was a slight issue with internet access; however, it was due to the ISP, not with the support in the apartment. The location, right along the wine route, was ideal for the many many things to do within an hour's drive. The historic villages and towns, the vinyards, the castles, and the oh-so-many wonderful places to dine. All fantastic. We totally recommend getting in touch with Jean-Paul and Martine and booking this wonderful place in the mountains!
Visited April 2010 Travelled as a couple
Written 22 April 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Highchair
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About the neighbourhood
La Vancelle is a small Alsatian mountain village, nestled on the southern slope of a mountain arch that rises to about 855 meters. Only a wise eye can see the village from the valley. Hidden in a beautiful forest, it is a haven of peace and nature. And yet it is easily accessible and ideally located, away from the crowds but just minutes from the wine route, the wine villages and the major tourist attractions as The Eagle sanctuary (volerie des Aigles), the Monkey Mountain (montagne des Singes) and the castle Haut Koenigsbourg.
Getting around
Access is easy in any season, even in Winter, no worry about that. La Vancelle is a central location, not only the place to be for hikers or nature lovers but a very practical base for anyone to visit all Alsace and even nearby Germany and Switzerland.
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Between Strasbourg and Colmar, with a spectacular mountain view is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

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