The new travel year is still young, but one thing is already certain: holidays on the doorstep, as close to nature as possible, will certainly remain one of the trends in 2022. But we don't have to do without stylish design and that certain something, as our accommodation tips for unusual microadventures prove. From minimalist to hyggelig, it's all here:
Neugrad: Minimalist living in the middle of the Eifel National Park
Very close - and yet far away: in the middle of the Eifel National Park, surrounded by nothing but nature, architecture lovers and those seeking peace and quiet will find their little paradise in the Neugrad cabins. Simple and plain, bright and spacious, cosy and natural, straightforward and reduced: The seven houses - four compact 2-person cabins and three spacious 4-person cabins - bring together everything that makes for cosy living in a thoughtful way. At the same time, the composition of the holiday homes, designed from ecological building materials, has a completely natural effect on the natural, car-free area. Especially great: a private fireplace and a Finnish sauna provide extra relaxation - so holidaymakers can quickly forget about everyday life. For those who still long for a little more action, the Neugrad Experiences offer a varied programme of guided culinary or star walks, yoga or coaching retreats as well as a sporting break - on foot, on water or on two wheels.
For more information on Neugrad in the Eifel, please visit www.neugrad-eifel.de.
Nutchel: Switch off in the Cosy Cabins of the new Forest Village in Alsace
Warm up in front of the wood-burning stove after a long walk in the forest, read a book by the light of the oil lamp, watch the starry sky while taking a bath in the hot tub or simply enjoy the view of the hilly landscape: All this is promised by a stay in the Nutchel Forest Village in Alsace, which opened just three months ago, directly behind the German-French border. Between the Rhine and the Vosges Mountains, 37 cosy cabins in a renaturalised forest area invite you to a special time-out with family and friends - and guaranteed without smartphone distractions. "Switch off to reconnect with yourself and others" is the motto of motto and happens automatically here. Because: There is deliberately no WLAN in the cabins, the interior designed from natural materials merges with the surrounding forest thanks to large panoramic windows, and the furnishings have been reduced to the essentials. A perfect combination of glamping and slow travel. Those seeking peace and quiet will find a second Forest Village in the Belgian Ardennes.
More information about Nutchel is available at www.nutchel.be/de.
Hearts Hotel: Northern Germany's highest lifestyle hotel in the Harz Mountains
The Harz Mountains are calling! Whether blossoming mountain meadows or a snow-covered winter world - a holiday in the National Park makes the hearts of nature lovers beat faster at any time of year. Design fans have been getting their money's worth here ever since the opening of the Hearts Hotel in Braunlage. Located at an altitude of 622 metres, the spacious lifestyle hotel with direct access to the Harz National Park is divided into four buildings - from the historic villa to the modern bathhouse, each with its own style. Guests stay in stylish rooms, suites and lovingly designed themed suites with lots of vintage furniture, some with free-standing bathtubs and their own infrared sauna. Guests start the day in a relaxed way with a late riser's breakfast until 12 noon and fresh and seasonal delicacies from the region. Afterwards, depending on your taste, you can go for a private spin in the hotel's own van, take a yoga class or go on a guided hike through the Harz mountains. "Everything is possible, nothing is compulsory" is the motto at motto until the guests meet again in the evening at Leo's Restaurant, on the large sunbathing lawn in front of the hotel or for a drink in John's Bar.
More information about the Hearts Hotel in Braunlage can be found at www.theheartshotel.com.
Cabinski: Decelerate in the Tiny House in the Montafon in Austria
High time to get out! Guests of the Cabinski in Montafon immediately forget the fast-paced everyday life and the pulsating life of the city. Because: Ten Tiny Houses are waiting here for you to slow down in the middle of the mountains - modern and sustainable on only 27 square metres. The cabins, furnished in a minimalist style but with great attention to detail, offer space for up to four people - in two of the houses, four-legged guests are also welcome during the summer season. Sustainable and regional materials as well as smart technology round off the experience in Sankt Gallenkirch in Vorarlberg. Absolute highlights of the cabins are the huge panoramic windows with a view of nature, the fully equipped fitted kitchen, the bright daylight bathroom with rain shower and the loft bed with a view of the sky through the skylight - perfect for stargazing. Especially interesting for active people seeking peace and quiet: ski slopes and hiking trails are only a few metres away from the accommodation. So guests at the Cabinski can experience a new outdoor adventure every day - summer or winter.
Further information on cabinskiing in the Montafon can be found here: www.cabinski.at.