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“Laid-back luxury in a remote location”
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Le Chat Rouge
Ranked #4 of 7 Orbey B&B and Inns
Freiburg
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32 reviews
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“Laid-back luxury in a remote location”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

If you're looking for a beautiful house where time seems to move at a slightly slower speed, where breakfast comes with house-made apple juice and jam, where the owners welcome you with a bottle of wine (that stems from a family member's vineyard) and invest a lot of time and effort into decorating both their own and their guests' quarters... If that's what you're looking for, Le Chat Rouge is the perfect place for you.

The location is remote and peaceful, set well away from the busy tourist locations the Alsace has to offer yet close enough to require only a short drive to one of the medieval villages that attract tourists by the bus. Having rented the studio, we spent an extended weekend alternating between traipsing through nature (you can start your hike right at Le Chat Rouge), dining out (Edit and Maurice are happy to recommend good restaurants), checking out a couple of Christmas markets and taking advantage of the well-designed kitchen that comes with the studio.

Speaking of well-designed: The studio is a beautiful example of interior design that is both subtly luxurious and immensely comfortable, with a large window front offering an amazing view over the valley and two beds (both queen-sized, I think) tucked underneath the roof on the upper level. Everything is pretty and spotless and complements the old building. (Maurice also detailed plans of building a fireplace on the ground level, as a place for guests to gather, chat and eat.)

While we were there in winter, during weather that was far from ideal, we thoroughly enjoyed this little oasis. I'm sure it's even more beautiful and charming when you can lounge outside in the courtyard.

Highly recommended for style, tranquility and immensely friendly hosts.

Room Tip: The studio is absolutely worth the additional cost.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

If you are looking for an excellent stay in the Alsace heartland I can recommend this guest house to anyone. Edith and Maurice, two of the kindest hosts I have ever had, will give you a generous welcome and plenty of advice about your itinerary. They are a very industrious couple. Edith makes delicious jams from the various fruits that grow outside the house (which is served at breakfast) while Maurice is the one who has built the guest accommodation (to a very high standard I might add) with his own hands!
I had a wonderful few days with them and would like to go back for more in the future. My room had the most glorious view of the mountains. In the region there a walking trails, beautiful villages and plenty of good restaurants to sample the local food and wine. Colmar is within easy reach and Strasbourg is also not too far away.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Le Chat Rouge
Address: 46 les Champs Simon, 68370 Orbey, France
Region: France > Grand Est > Haut-Rhin > Orbey
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Orbey
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Number of rooms: 2
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