Photos courtesy of Château St. Gerlach
97 rooms, suites, and apartments
Double rooms: from 175 euros
Suites: from 200 euros
Rates do not include occupancy tax or breakfast.
Open: all year
From the A2, north of Maastricht, take the A79 motorwayeast towards Valkenburg/Heerlen. Take exit 2 towards Meerssen/Houthem. Continue for 2 km through Houthem and look for hotel sign on right.
The hotel will pick you up at Maastricht’s central train station or you can take a commuter train from there two stops to Houthem.
On site: spa; swimming pool; ballooning; bike riding; clay pigeon shooting; Ingendael Nature Reserve
Nearby: golf; skiing; tennis; horseback riding; wine tasting; cooking workshops; Maastricht; Aachen
If you have ever dreamed about living in a Dutch country estate, this is the place to do it. Everything about this graceful château is first rate: the rooms, the grounds, the food, and the service.
Guest rooms are spread out over three separate buildings. Most are found in the former Farmhouse. Decor is luxury country style. All rooms have views, but not all rooms have air conditioning.
The original convent holds 13 of the suites, while 26 apartment suites can be found in the granary. Each suite is unique in character. Two of tower suites are split level, with a romantic winding staircase leading to the bedroom above.
If you’re traveling with your family or wish to enjoy a longer stay, you might take a look at the apartment suites, with either one bedroom or two bedrooms. These have a living room, kitchenette, with most featuring a balcony with views of the Geul Valley.
Three of the reception rooms in the original estate living quarters now accommodate a restaurant. A formal dining room, “Château St. Gerlach” features delicious, French-inspired cuisine from either a set or a la carte menu. Not quite as fancy, but still elegant, is the “Bistrot de Liège,” which serves lunch and dinner. The latter is open seven days a week.
Gorgeous setting and grounds with baroque gardens, fruit tree arboretum, rose garden, and park.