Photos courtesy of Le Château d’Osthoffen
Double rooms: 140–190 euros
Single rooms: 100–110 euros
Rates include breakfast.
Open: all year, but inquire about seasonal closings.
From Strasbourg, drive west on D45 and turn off on “Route d’Osthoffen.” The nearest train station is 15 km away in Strasbourg (only 8 km from airport).
Nearby: Strasbourg; wine route
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
This warm and cozy bed-and-breakfast castle has been in the same family for over 200 years. Baron Philippe Grouvel and his wife Lalage have transformed the family home into welcoming accommodations for the traveler.
You’ll find the ten guest rooms vary from large doubles to snug singles. What’s charming is that some of the rooms have a personal history. One room used to belong to the castle’s first owner, Viscount François Grouvel; another belonged to the present owner’s grandfather, and is called the “Baron Leon” room. Others are named after various German ancestors.
Guest rooms are thoughtfully decorated with faithful reproductions of 19th-century designs. All have en suite bathrooms. Views can be of the moat, entry bridge, tower, park, or the distant Vosges mountains.
Breakfast is buffet style, and best of all (and highly unusual for France), it’s included in the room rate.
The castle has been in the same family for two hundred years.