If you are looking to rent a gîte in Alsace, with a good location to easily visit the region, I found a good address in  Urschenheim, near Colmar.

Nathalie and Joël, a friendly and welcoming couple, are the owners of two gîtes that they entirely did by themselves in the outbuildings of their house: the barn was therefore transformed in a gîte for 4 people and the building of the bread oven in a gîte for 2 people. Their house and the two gîtes are therefore in the same place, but there is a minimum of privacy: there is space and each building has its own terrace.

I stayed in the gîte Joël, for 2 people. It is located on two floors, with a living-room area, an open kitchen and a bathroom (with shower) on the first floor and a room on the top. It’s not huge, but just perfect for two people, especially as the rooms are very well organized. The atmosphere is cosy, especially as there is a fireplace in the living-room! I fell in love with this fireplace: there is nothing better than an evening by the fire! Moreover, the place is clean and the decoration is nice.

Equipment-wise, there is everything that you might need in the gîte: induction hobs, tableware, coffee maker, boiler, hairdryer, baby bed… It is also possible to rent linens, towels and mountain bikes.

The gîtes are located in Urschenheim, at the East of Colmar in the plaine of Alsace. It is a small village that really doesn’t have anything special, besides its interesting location: it is easy to get around from Urschenheim to go visit Colmar, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, the Wine Route or to spend a day at Europa Park in Germany.

I liked

  • A pretty, clean, immaculate and well-equipped gîte
  • Fireplace in the gîte Joël
  • Friendly welcome from the owners

I liked a little less

  • Practical location, but the village in itself doesn’t have much to offer

My pictures of the gîte Joël

Practical information


Gîte Joël (2 people):
One week rental: 350 € (400 € in July, August and December)
Weekend rental: 240 € (300 € for holidays and July / August / Christmas markets)
Rental by the night: 100 € (for 2 people)

Gîte Nathalie (4 people):
One week rental: 450 € (500 € in July, August and December)
Weekend rental: 300 € (400 € for holidays and Christmas markets)
Rental by the night: 120 € (for 2 people) 25 € for each additional person

Linen rental: 10 €
Towel rental: 5 € per person
Cleaning at the end of the stay: 40 €

Bonus: free wifi and AC.

Book your stay at the gîtes of Joël and Nathalie

Getting here

By car

The address is as follows: 21 rue de la 1ère Armée francaise 68320 Urschenheim . The gîtes of Joël and Nathalie are located:

  • 11 km from Colmar (about 20 minutes drive)
  • 50 km from Mulhouse (about 40 minutes drive)
  • 77 km from Strasbourg (about 55 minutes drive)
By public transport

If you don’t have car, this place is not for you!