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Stay at This Bavarian Mountain Hut

by Barbara Rogers

Jul 24, 2023

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Destinations / Europe

Tired of cookie-cutter hotel rooms and waiting in line to see attractions? The next time your family travels to Europe, book a log cabin high in the Bavarian Alps, a cozy mountain hut or a lakeside chalet, and enjoy southern Germany’s natural wonders and outdoor activities.

These Mountain Farm Holidays in Bavaria are easy to arrange, with options for couples or entire multigen family groups. Most are on active farms, so expect fresh eggs, organic milk and cheeses, even fresh vegetables from the garden.
The Alpine-style Steinberg-Alm holiday home is part of a 13-generation farm, where kids are welcome to help with chores and families gather around evening campfires. In the low-pollen village of Unterjoch, Erlenhof is a farm producing organic pasture milk, where guest cabins vary from eco-chic to traditional Bavarian style with carved ceilings. Walking trails begin right from the farm.

Less than 50 miles south of Munich, Lake Walchensee is among Bavaria’s largest Alpine lakes, at an altitude of about 2,400 feet. On its shore is Seppenbauernhof, with five rustic cabins with balconies and terraces. Guests can use the farm’s boats to explore the lake. Hike mountain trails or take cable cars for even loftier alpine views.

Surrounded by mountains and green pastures, Beim Bergbauern is an organic mountain farm with three cottages and a small log cabin. It is especially family-friendly, and kids can help with milking or feeding animals or taking advantage of the farm’s large, well-equipped playground.

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