Imagine a huge building perched on a mountain, with a 180 degree panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. A Finnish bath awaits you on the terrace, from where you can admire the panorama: the Vosges, the plain of Alsace and in the distance the Black Forest. Welcome to the
a gîte in Alsace at 860m altitude! The Adelspach gîte has 5 cottages that can accommodate from 2 to 8 people (and even up to 14 people if you count the extra beds available in some of them). Its particularity, in addition to its location in the heart of the Vosges mountains, is to offer a spa area worthy of a hotel. Honestly, I was blown away! This makes it a good place for a rejuvenating wellness weekend combining walks in the mountains and relaxation at the spa…
The Gîtes d’Adelspach comprise 5 different gîtes, all rated 4-star furnished tourist accommodation. Even if they are decorated in the same spirit, with a lot of antique furniture (a passion of Martine and Jean-Marc), they each have their own personality. I liked the Kalblin gite where I stayed, but my favorite is the Brezouard for its typical Alsatian decoration. All the houses are very bright and have a terrace or a balcony from where you can admire a superb panoramic view of the surroundings. I can tell you that I will remember for a long time the sunrise over the mountains that I had the chance to witness during my stay! Some of the gites have a fireplace and wood is available free of charge: I love it!
The gîtes are all well equipped (dishwasher, oven, washing machine, TV, DVD player, etc.). The beds are made up on arrival and the price includes sheets (which come from Gérardmer in the Vosges) and towels. The bedding is very comfortable. With the extra beds, we can accommodate up to 14 people, making this an interesting place for groups, especially as the two large gîtes are equipped with large dining tables.
In the bathroom, Bleu Kelsch products are available, an Alsatian craftsman making wellness products. Local products really come into their own!
Outside the gîtes there is a playground with slides, swings, basketball hoop, petanque court as well as a kota grill and a pie oven. A good time for young and old 😉
Wellness and spa area
The 150m2 Adelspachwellness area includes a fitness room, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, counter-current swimming pool and Finnish bath on the terrace. For lodgings, it is frankly enormous! Everything is very recent and the rooms are bathed in light: the place is very pleasant! As for the view from the Finnish bath, it is just magnificent…
As in all the lodgings, there is no breakfast provided. However, Martine and Jean-Marc offer a much appreciated service: the possibility to order bread and pastries from them the day before. You will find them at your door the next morning. No need to take the car to get fresh bread, that’s a good idea!
The Adelspach gîtes are located between the communes ofAubure and Sainte-Marie aux Mines. It’s not a very touristy place, but it’s ideal for a relaxing weekend. We are here in the Massif Vosgien and there are many beautiful walks to do, whether on foot, snowshoes or mountain bike! Martine and Jean-Marc lend snowshoes to their clients free of charge. It is also possible to rent electrically assisted mountain bikes to discover the surroundings.
Moreover, the ski resort of Lac Blanc is only 40 minutes away by car and the Alsace Wine Route is only 20 minutes away (20 minutes for Ribeauvillé and 30 minutes for Kaysersberg). It is also possible, for example, to go to Tellure Park or to visit the old silver mines of Sainte-Marie aux Mines.
- Beautiful building with a panoramic view
- Warm atmosphere of the gîtes, with antique furniture and local products
- Friendly welcome from the owners
- Wellness area
- Playground for children
I liked less
- In some lodgings, some elements of decoration a little dated for my taste
My photos of the Adelspach gîtes
Prices start at 270€ for 2 nights and 455€ for a week for the two-person gite (which also has 2 extra beds).
The minimum stay is 2 nights. There is no particular day of arrival imposed. The rate includes bed linen, towels and access to the spa.
Book your stay at Gîtes d’Adelspach
The address is: lieu Dit Adelspach Sainte Marie Aux Mines 3, 68150 Aubure. You have to count:
- 30 km from Colmar (about 45 minutes)
- 72 km from Mulhouse (about 1h05)
- 79 km from Strasbourg (about 1h05)
It is possible to park in front of the gîtes.
By public transport
You can watch your route on Vialsace.