Photos courtesy of Kasteel TerWorm
40 rooms (10 inside the castle and 30 in the farmhouse)
Double rooms: from 120 euros
Suites: from 145 euros
Rates do not include breakfast.
Open: all year
Heerlen is east of Maastricht. Take A79 to N281 and go north in the direction of Eindhoven. Exit: Parkstad 9200-9400 and go straight.
On site: fitness center; spa
Nearby: golf; bicycling; hiking; swimming; hot air ballooning; Maastricht; Aachen; Liège; Valkenburg Castle
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
Kasteel TerWorm’s theme “experience nature in the city” describes this beautiful castle hotel oasis. Even though you’re not far from the highway, you don’t hear noise from the traffic—only the sounds of birdsong and quacking ducks.
On the grounds you’ll find Rococo gardens that have been perfectly restored to their original 18th-century layout, with roses, lavender, boxwood, and old fruit trees. There’s even an estate beekeeper and some sheep to complete the idyllic picture.
Guest rooms may either be in the castle or the farmhouse. Each is individually furnished, and you’ll find either brightly colored furniture with color-coordinated wallpaper or exposed brick walls with hardwood floors.
The suites are especially nice. The Baron and Baroness suites have claw-foot bathtubs and romantic turrets where two can sit and view the castle gardens. Inside the castle, you have the Baron suite deluxe, which features a bath with whirlpool and a steam and shower cubicle for two. There’s also a double window seat in the turret with a view of the garden.
For formal dining, the castle restaurant offers a set menu or a la carte choices. Lunch may be taken either on the outside patio or at the “Auberge,” which is built into the castle arches with charming outside views.
Among its packages, the hotel offers a special kids package for guests from 4-12 years of age. They can learn how to make their own ice cream or have free use of the swimming pool at a neighboring hotel.