We are looking for a base for our week in the Alsace wine area of France. We want to hike and bike, but we will also have a car. What are useful websites for searching for b&bs or vacation rentals? Have you recently stayed at a place in one of these town that you can recommend? Thanks.
Useful website (official "Route des Vins d'Alsace" site): https://www.alsace-wine-route.com/
Includes info about places to visit and accommodation.
We stayed in Riquewehr at Hotel a l'Oriel and found it very satisfactory.It is on a quiet side road, restaurants nearby. Friends had recommended it to us as they had stayed there many times.
Thanks for your input. I'm hoping for more reports of recent personal experiences.
We have been in Alsace several times and recommend staying in Colmar. There is a fast train from Paris to Colmar, changing in Strasbourg, which is 30 minutes from Colmar so a great day trip. Also, the other Alsatian villages are very close. There are several sites in Colmar and you will be able to pick up a tour of the Wine Route. Easy to drive if you have a car. Also, it can serve as a base to drive over into western Germany. We stayed at the Hotel Rapp once and Hotel St. Martin once and I cannot remember the other hotels we have used. Either would be an excellent choice with great desk service and comfortable rooms. We were last there in 2016 for a few days attending the Alsatian Christmas markets ( wonderful!) and stayed at the Hotel St. Martin. Very walkable town and good restaurants. Have a great trip!
April of 2016, we stayed a week in the delightful medieval village of Eguisheim, France. A wonderful apartment on the old city wall: La Legende des 2 Pierres. The owners have a cute gift shop downstairs and are very friendly and helpful. Eguisheim is 7K from Colmar. There are numerous tasting rooms within walking distance of the apartment, and a bakery across the street that makes Kugelhoff, we would open the windows and enjoy the wonderful aroma. Here is the website if you want more info. 2pierres.com/fr/.
Thanks, this sounds like a great place.