Hotel Bareiss is a famous hotel complex located in one of the most beautiful areas in Germany: The Black Forest. The drive on the winding roads through the forest is the first part of the experience and prepares you for the beauty that is to come.
The property is located in the municipality of Baiersbronn, right in the heart of the Black Forest. This area has become famous as a true gourmet destination and consists out of nine villages that all together hold no less than eight Michelin stars. However, there is more than excellent food. Bareiss is a place where history connects with modern hospitality and a true destination on its own.
Bareiss hotel offers a lavish alternative for everyone who wishes to experience traditional values and the local view of true luxury. The hotel was founded after the Second World War when Hermine Bareiss took over the Auberge Kranz in Mitteltal. What was originally a café and an inn, became a hotel operation in the 1950’s. Hermine’s son, Hermann Bareiss, took over the business in 1973 and he changed the name from Kurhotel Mitteltal to Hotel Bareiss in 1991. Today, Hermann and his son Hannes run Bareiss together with their family. The hotel is not only family owned; it is truly focused on families as well. There are few properties in Europe where everyone is and feels so welcome: from your furry four-legged friend to the (great-) grandparents. And there are so much things to do for everybody. Three Michelin star dining at restaurant Bareiss; an excellent spa and wellness; a shopping center; a Children’s Village; parks and visits to other domains owned by the Bareiss family: … it is all there, and much more.
Over the years, the Bareiss family bought several houses in the area, which results in a small village-like property today. It truly is a pleasure to walk on the Bareiss property and discover one surprise after the next. More than 260 staff members complete the Bareiss family and make sure the guests have nothing to worry about. And the best part is: they all live and breathe hospitality. Friendliness, professionalism and a “guest-first” philosophy are the core of the Bareiss experience.
Rooms And Suites
Guests at Bareiss can stay at the hotel’s main building or at the country house. Both units offer a total of 99 rooms and suites or 230 beds in total. Of course, all rooms offer all modern amenities and are very luxurious, combing warm fabrics with stunning views over the surrounding landscape.
The main building offers single and double rooms, family apartments and suites in various categories. The design of the rooms is traditional Swabian (the typical Black Forest style) or with a French cottage character.The cottage is located within walking distance of the main building and features cosy single and double rooms as well as spacious suites. The design of the rooms is oriented upon the Baroque or upon a classic cottage style.
The suites are the best option for those looking for more space and the very best views. These room types include very individual highlights, such as a separate dressing room, a huge stand-alone bathtub in the bathroom, a tiled closed fireplace or an open fire, or even a sauna. The best way to know what would be the best option for you is to get in contact with the Bareiss team. They will be happy to assist you and choose a room that is perfectly tailored to your wishes and needs.
Hotel Assets And Experiences
Hotel Bareiss offers a truly impressive array of assets. And those are not only found within the hotel premises. Let us have a look at what can be found outside the hotel first.
The Sattelei Hiking Cabin is located between Mitteltal and Tonbachtal at a height of 706 metres. It is the perfect place for a short break between a long walk in the beautiful area. It is open all year round and can be reached in just over 45 minutes from the hotel by foot. It is a great place for refreshments, a hearty snack, an aperitif or coffee and cake. On sunny days, the outdoor terrace is a hotspot for tourists and locals alike.Morlokhof is one of the oldest and best preserved farms in the upper Murg Valley. It was built by Johann Georg Morlok in 1789 and, according to traditional writings and legends, has a mystical past. Hermann Bareiss purchased this jewel, located within easy walking distance from the hotel, in 2013. Today it is accessible for everybody and it consists out of a main house, a cottage, a small bakery, a vegetable and herb garden, fruitful orchards, and three beehives. The products are used at the Bareiss restaurants and the spa, too.Forellenhof Buhlbach is located on a stunning location in the heart of the Buhlbach conservation area. The centuries-old building was renovated in 2017 and today there is a trout farm and a restaurant. Make sure to go here for a delicious trout lunch or drop by to get some freshly smoked trout in the shop. The trout farm alone is worth a visit as well and delivers freshly caught trout to the Bareiss restaurants.
Inside the hotel, there is plenty to do as well. From Michelin star dining to massages in the spa, from shopping in the hotel’s shopping mall to a game of tennis on the hotel’s tennis court. One thing is sure: you cannot get bored at Bareiss.
The Bareiss Wellness experience includes a beauty and spa area, a pool environment with no less than seven different outdoor and indoor pools, and a sauna world area with sauna’s, whirlpools, steam baths and relaxation areas. There is a hairdressing salon, too, and a fitness studio with a daily changing program. The spa therapists are true professionals that offer a wide range of treatments. The 7-herb massage, a full body massage with seven selected pure essential oils, comes highly recommended.The Bareiss activities program includes outdoor activities such as hunting, angling, and vintage car excursions. Indoor activities include reading, musical performances, kitchen workshops, wine tastings, and seasonal highlights such as a Christmas market or barbecue evenings. Again, there is something for everybody, and if there is not, the Bareiss team will probably invent something for specially you.Sport at Bareiss comes in the form of a sports program from Monday to Saturday, which changes every day. Most of the courses take place outdoors or in the Gymnastics Room. From curling to skiing, from tennis to golf: there are activities enough to burn those extra calories gained from the excellent gastronomy offer.The Bareiss Children’s Village offers children and youngsters a place of their own. There is a treehouse, a circus wagon, a water playground, an adventure playground, a Lego room, a 7-Star Restaurant, a herbal garden, a petting zoo, a house of games (including billiard and a video games room), and more. Indeed, Bareiss is not only a memorable experience for adults.
Gastronomy is one of the most important assets of the hotel. From three Michelin star dining to fine whisky and cigars in the Smoker’s Lounge: prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey.
Let us start with the “ Bareiss Culinary Day ” or the half-board option. Early morning, there is a light breakfast served at the pool. Afterwards a sumptuous breakfast buffet waits, with uncountable culinary delights. At 2pm, it is time for the Bareiss cake buffet (make sure to sample the Black Forest Cake!). Dinner is served in one of the five hotel guest restaurants and includes a salad and cheese buffet. Every Saturday, a seven-course menu is served to all guests and a rose is given to every woman in the restaurant. A tradition that goes all the way back to Hermine Bareiss. For those still hungry, there is a midnights snack available at the hotel’s bar. Yes indeed, this is probably one of the best half board programs in the world.The Dorfstuben is the first of the three à la carte restaurants and is established in two original farmhouse parlours from the 19th century: the Förster-Jakob-Stube and the Uhrenstube. Lady of the house Ingrid Jedlitschka and her team offer a traditional dining experience with generous and delicious specialties from the Black Forest and Swabia.The Kaminstube holds a score of 16/20 in the German Gault&Millau guide and offers refined dining supervised by chef Wilhelm Himmler. The menu combines traditional classics with international influences and offers dishes like veal cheeks in truffle sauce or fried king prawns.Restaurant Bareiss is the flagship restaurant of the hotel. The restaurant holds three Michelin stars and the German Gault&Millau restaurant guide awarded Bareiss with 19/20 points and four chef’s toques. Chef Claus-Peter Lumpp and his team are responsible for this culinary success. For more information about this gastronomic gem, please consult our restaurant section.The hotel boasts a 1000-reference wine cellar, a Pool Bistro Oasis and a great bar (often with live music) with smoker’s lounge as well.
The question “Why go?” is not really relevant for Hotel Bareiss. It is better to ask “Why shouldn’t you go?” as Bareiss is a property that really offers something for each and everybody. Wonderful rooms and suites, excellent gastronomy, a dazzling activity and sport offer, a huge wellness and spa area, an impressive children’s village, and much, much more. Bareiss was a so-called “destination hotel” long before the term was invented. Hospitality at its very best.
Written by Sven & Ellen