I felt that we were taking a risk staying here as I couldn’t find any reviews for guest homes in this area in my price range, but we stayed at Haus Ursula for 3 nights with our 2 children, and loved it! Large old character home. Wide stairs. House is well kept up. We were told they need to renovate frequently in order to be competitive with other guest houses in the area. We had the 3rd floor to ourselves – 2 rooms, each with private bathroom with shower. Windows open and some have screens. Our room had a balcony, from which we could enjoy the beautiful alpine sunset. Though on the small side, each room had a table and chairs.
After noisy Berlin, this was a peaceful (re)treat. Klais is a 2 road town with little traffic, but close to larger centers offering ample shopping. Kruen, 4 Km away, has great food stores offering everything and more including plastic utensils and dishes for an impromptu picnic. Klais seems to be a popular place for hikers in summer, displaying hiking maps along the roadside, and with skiers in winter. Mr. Schropp is a ski instructor.
The village sports some beautiful wall murals that the area is so famous for. Great restaurant on the hill. Very good food. Great view. Family run. Good service. Reasonably priced. Named “Rusticana Cafe”.
Breakfast at Haus Ursula was one of the better ones. German breads and buns, cold cuts and cheese plate, boiled eggs, yogurt, muesli, fresh fruit (I think) , juices, coffee. The breakfast room consists of several tables each seating 2 – 6 people. Some items are on each table, some are self serve. The breakfast room is like a sun-room. Sunny indeed and very friendly and inviting. Can be used at other times of the day as a lounge.
Haus Ursula used to entertain more international travelers until the economy took a plunge. At this point, many of the guests are annually returning guests from Germany or other parts of Europe who stay for a month or so.
Arriving by car, our GPS avoided the Autobahn and took us along a lonely and narrow road, but very picturesque. GPS was helpful. Once there, however, it was quite easy to find our way to the places we wanted to visit on day trips: The castles of King Ludwig, Garmisch- Partenkirchen, Mittenwald (went there 3 times), and next time there would be more places to explore. We didn't have time for hiking, of which there is a lot in the area.
Mrs. Schropp was a wonderful hostess. Since we speak German, communication was no problem for us. Her English may be limited, but she entertained international travelers before successfully, so I’m sure you/she could manage.
By the way, planning our Europe trip became much easier once I found out that many towns have their own website. Just take the town name you are looking for and add .de, like www.kruen.de. I’m afraid Klais is too small to merit its own website, but I came across it on the Kruen site. I also booked through this site, which worked very well.