A Splendorous Getaway in the Quiet and Fertile French Countryside
We can safely say that there exists no better place to discover Alsace and its gastronomy than the Château d’Isenbourg. This castlehotel is located only a few kilometers away from the town of Colmar, in the heart of the vineyards. Its imposing structure dominates the scenery. From here, one can admire the Vosges foothills and the Black Forest in the distance.
Like other castles in the region, Château d’Isenbourg has been converted into a space that offers maximum comfort for both children and adults: its 41 rooms are divided into six categories and feature flat-screen televisions with international channels, minibar, room service, an additional bed for children under 12 for no extra charge, amenities for pets, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. The décor is simple: French and very traditional, with some Art Déco touches, bathtubs, and separate washing areas.
Château d’Isenbourg offers excellent dishes inside its restaurant as well, “les Tommeries,” found inside the “Salle panoramique” (panoramic dining hall), which opens towards the terrace with views of the vineyards and the town of Colmar. It boasts a design from the time of Louis XIV, with crystal chandeliers, and polished stone floors. Next door, we find the “Salle Dagobert,” a very high vaulted room built in the 16th century. A few of the highlights: warm duck foie grass with spring young shoots and small colorful radishes; veal loin roasted in low temperature, with potato waffles, shallots cooked in wine and Chinese cabbage; and Kougelhopf, a toasted Alsatian pastry with stewed apples, bilberries, and vanilla ice cream.
The hotel is home as well to a cozy and well-known Spa that features both interior and exterior pools, hammam, sauna, Jacuzzi with views towards the vineyards, as well as facial and body beauty treatments.
9-11 Rue de Pfaffenheim
Text: Andrés Ordorica ± Photo: MEDIATHEQUE GEF © 2018