If you are looking for a charming bed and breakfast in Alsace, la Maison d’Emilie is an ideal place. This guest house is located in an old building of the 17th century in the heart of the village of Pfaffenheim, south of Colmar on the Alsace Wine Route. Major work was undertaken by its owners, Emilie and Guillaume, to completely restore this house and make it what it is today: a place both comfortable and full of charm.
The guesthouse is composed of two buildings: one with three bedrooms, a small common living room and the kitchen/dining room, and the other with two bedrooms. Between the two buildings, a large garden is available with a swimming pool. Really nice to dive into during the hot summer days in Alsace! It is also nice to have this small common room.
The welcome of Emilie, Guillaume and their children is really nice. We feel immediately at home and this is also what makes the charm of the guest rooms: the meetings with the hosts, which are always pleasant moments of sharing.
I stayed in the Bergamot room but also had the opportunity to visit a few others. All the rooms are spacious, comfortable, have the charm of the old (if you like half-timbering, you will not be disappointed!) and are decorated with taste. They also all have their own personalities, which is nice too.
Table d’hôtes de la Maison d’Emilie
One of the big assets of the Maison d’Emilie is without any doubt its table d’hôtes. You must try it if it is available when you go there!
The meal is prepared by Guillaume, a chef who has worked all over the world in many starred establishments. Guillaume uses seasonal and local products in his dishes, without cooking traditional Alsatian dishes. It is good because it is a change, especially since you will have other opportunities to taste them during your stay in Alsace. I really enjoyed this dinner: each dish was incredibly fine and full of flavor, a real delight!
The kitchen is open to the dining room, so you can watch Guillaume at work preparing the dishes. It’s always nice to see!
The breakfast at the Maison d’Emilie is also excellent. On the menu: bread, pastries and kougelhopf, cold cuts and cheese, home-made jams, fresh fruit salad… It is very copious and of great quality.
La Maison d’Emilie is located in Pfaffenheim, a very pretty wine-growing village located 15 minutes from Colmar and 30 minutes from Mulhouse. The location of Pfaffenheim is really nice because it allows you to take advantage of many interesting things in Alsace: the Wine Route and its winemakers, the visit of the cities of Colmar and Mulhouse but also the hikes in the Vosges and even the skiing in winter. There will be plenty to choose from!
- Charming and comfortable house
- Exceptional table d’hôtes
- Location on the Alsace Wine Route
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My photos of the Maison d’Emilie
The price of a night is between 105€ and 130€, depending on the room.
The address is: 3 Rue du Moulin, 68250 Pfaffenheim. You have to count:
- 13km from Colmar (about 15 minutes)
- 30km from Mulhouse (about 30 minutes)
- 90 km from Strasbourg (about 1 hour)
Private parking is available on site.
By public transport
This is not ideal.