Friday, July 22, 2011

Im Schwarzwald

View from our drive up the mountains
 Since we were already in the Black Forest area, we decided to push further and spend a few days in the Traube Tonbach,  a hotel located in a nature preserve within the Black Forest. And while I am a self confessed city girl, I have to admit that the views were breathtaking.

Vast panoramas of gorgeous trees and pristine meadows filled abundantly with vibrant mountain flowers were what greeted us at every twist on the mountain road and the view from our room was no less magnificent.
view from our room
 I couldn't resist taking a shot of this house nestled cosily among the trees....

And while I don't ordinarily do hotel reviews, I am making an exception this one time, to say that the Traube Tonbach exceeded all our expectations.  It has all the wonderful amenities (3 pools, a huge sauna/spa area, 4 restaurants including a 3 star Michelin one, and big comfy rooms) that one can find in a five star hotel but what really stood out was the gracious and kind attention to detail of the staff.  Nothing was too much for them to do and there were thoughtful touches everywhere. And unlike other big hotels, Mr. Finkbeiner whose family has run the hotel for over two hundred years, was always on hand, ready to help or just chat.

Our welcome gift 

A shot of the outdoor lounging area
It was a gorgeous experience and one that we hope to repeat in the future!


  1. Beautiful pics and the Traube - one of the best reataurants in our country! That must have been great and delicious:-)

  2. This area looks wonderful & relaxing. Did you find the most wonderful cuckoo clocks?

  3. so cool! cant wait to go traveling again when B is back!

  4. that view is stunning! so clear why you loved it there.

  5. Such overwhelming vistas! Everything looks so pristine!

  6. Lovely pictures!

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