My family has stayed at Windekind approximately 10 times over the past 7 years (at least once, and sometimes twice per year since my son was 2 years old). We always stayed in the cottage called Breidablick, until our most recent visit (late December 2013 through early January 2014) when we stayed at the newest cottage, named Campanula. Both cottages are full of charming and unique architechtural details, are very cozy and comfortable, and are perfect places to relax and just enjoy each other's company. We've become friends over the years with the owners, Mark and Marijke, who've always been very gracious, warm, and helpful to us. Each year we try to stay at Windekind once during the summer and once during the winter, because both seasons offer different magical experiences that we look forward to. In the winter we go sledding, we walk or cross-country ski on the trails, we make snowmen and snowforts and have snowball fights, and sometimes we just stay inside our delightful cottage, curled up by the woodstove with a mug of hot cocoa and a book or a puzzle. In summer, the kids have a blast catching frogs, making wildflower bouquets, building secret hideouts in the woods, visiting the herd of cows in the fields, and riding Mark's amazing train that runs throughout the property. They especially look forward to playing with Elsa, Mark and Marijke's spirited yellow lab, who is kind of like the Windekind mascot! Windekind has had a very positive influence on my kids, teaching them to love nature and giving them a sense of freedom. I love being there, taking a break from our over-scheduled lives, just looking out at the lovely view, cooking hearty meals (both Breidablick and Campanula have good kitchens), strolling around the grounds and into the fields and woods, spotting a hummingbird or a woodpecker or a toad. Windekind is a rare gem. If you desire peace, quiet, beauty, unpretentiousness, comfort, and privacy you will be very happy there!