This holiday apartment is located in beautiful Gehlberg, a small town in the heart of the Thuringian Forest. Vast forests and mountain meadows, fast flowing rivers and beautiful wide views make this area a paradise for nature lovers. Bicycling along the ridge - the Rennsteig Tunnel - is sure to be an unforgettable experience! Eagles, black cock, lynx and many other species, usually rare in Europe, can be found here. Around the apartments you can see deer, roe deer and other animals coming to the creek to drink. Gehlberg gets its name from the arnica flower which grows on the yellow-colored hillsides. The village was founded in 1641 as a so-called glass cottage, where glass was manufactured and shaped. From two houses, a bakery, a brewery and a mill a village took shape. The original glass cottage is now a museum. At an altitude of 982 meters, on the side of Gehlberg, at the highest point of the Thuringian Forest, towers the great Beerberg (mountain). But lower hills, such as Schneekopf, Teufelskreis, Sachsenstein and Bärenbachskopf, offer breathtaking views as well. A picnic beside a clear, babbling brook or hanging around by the evening campfire, add a fairytale-like charm to the summer residence. In the vicinity you will find many activities to help make your holiday a relaxed but memorable stay!
EquipmentThe building contains three cozy apartments all equipped with modern amenities. The modern kitchens include a ceramic hob (5 rings), oven, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher plus all the common kitchen amenities including a Senseo coffee maker. This accommodation is a combination of two apartments: apartment Schneekopf and one apartment of type Gera and is suitable for up to 12 persons.
Apartment Schneekopf is located on the first floor. It has a spacious living room with an open kitchen (40m2), fireplace, large sitting area, TV (satellite), DVD player and music system. The apartment has four bedrooms, each designed for two persons. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with large twin beds (suitable for tall people!), the other two each have a bunk bed. In the kitchen you can seat up to sixteen persons for dinner, play games or just enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while reading the newspaper at the big table. If you combine this apartment with one or two of the other apartments in the building, you can all be together at the large seating area / tables.
The apartment has two bathrooms, one with a bathtub, including whirlpool, the other with a large shower. Both bathrooms are also equipped with a toilet and washbasin. The entire building has central heating. In the basement you will find a dedicated laundry room with drying rack, washing machine and dryer.
The apartments of the Gera type have a living room with a wood-burning stove, a sitting area, TV (satellite), VCR, DVD player and stereo. In the kitchen-living room 6 persons can eat comfortably, play games or just drink coffee and tea while reading the newspaper at the big table. The bedroom has a king-size bed (also suitable for tall people!), a bunk bed, and, upon request, a baby bed. In the living room there is a couch which can be turned into a double bed. The bathroom is small but fully-equipped with a sink, toilet and shower (or bathtub). The house has central heating.
On the banks of the little Wilde Gera river, which runs through the garden, you’ll find a spacious and furnished sun terrace with barbecue area, where late into the evening you can enjoy wonderful views of the forest and ridges of the hills, along with the soothing sounds and smells of the wilderness and, who knows, perhaps a deer or other animal in the neighborhood may show up to drink from the water. In summer the clean drinking water of the river is ideal for children and adults to use as a source of coolness or splash around in. For Dutchman who could not make a dam, now you have the chance to build your own ....
The water supply of this accommodation is based on spring water.
Therefore we kindly ask that you bring your own drinking water, also for cooking.
Bedding / Linen: The beds are standard not equipped with duvets, duvet covers, pillows, pillowcases and fitted sheets and there are no towels and tea towels provided. If you wish to rent these (Euro 15, - pp) and you have not indicated it in your reservation, please let us know.
Swimming pool: Child pool
Bath linen: Possible rental
Bed linen: Possible rental
Maximum number of pets: 1
Heating: Central Heating
Furnace size: 5-hobs or more
Oven: Hot Air
Playground: On the spot
SourroundingsIn the vicinity of Gehlberg you will find numerous sights and attractions. Some are nearby, others are a little farther away. There are also several signposted trails. Some of them run along Schneekopf (at a height of 978 meters, it is the second highest mountain in Thuringia), the most striking mountain of the Thuringian Forest. A former volcano from where you have a breathtaking view of the surroundings. From Schmücke you can reach the top in about half an hour. With a mountain bike you can explore the Rennsteig Tunnel. The Rennsteig Tunnel is an old 168km-long road, which leads through the Thuringian Mountains, and was once used as a postal road. Along the Rennsteig Tunnel there are many cottages and (sometimes centuries old) hotels, restaurants, hostels and other buildings where guests can eat, drink and/or spend the night. Along the route you will find numerous landmarks and heraldic stones, which reveal who the rulers were in this area. There are more than 1,300 of them! There are numerous marked routes here and often there are organized tours. These tours can range from easy to difficult (if for example you would like to go to a height of 2,000 meters and back in one day). At the swimming paradise of Oberhof, housed under a gigantic dome, there are pools with a temperature of 28 to 32 degrees. Whirlpools, areas with chaise lounges, a 100-meter-long giant water slide, Whitewater Canal, saunas, steam room, cold pool, solarium, outdoor pool, playground and lawn make the whole thing complete. Or visit the Trusetal waterfall: Tambach-Dietharz is a small mountain town with the largest free-standing climbing rock in Thuringia, the Falkenstein, which has the largest natural waterfall, the Spitterfall. You can also go rafting on the Apfelstädt River. The Schloss Friedenstein (castle) overlooks the city. A former dukes residence, it now houses several museums as well as the Ekhof Theater. In the summer music and theater festivals are held here.
Shops: 1 km
Water: 20 meters
City: 20 km
Bike rental: 1 km
Horseback riding: 15 km
Tennis court: 7 km
Bar: 1 km
Theme park: 50 km
Beach: 7 km
Public Swimming pool: 7 km
Restaurant: 1 km
Thermal Springs / Spa: 10 km
ATM: 1 km
Bakery: 1 km
Fitness: 5 km
Wellness centre: 10 km
Skiing possibilities: 1000 till 1500 meters
Distance from Utrecht: 500 km
International airport: 50 km
Public Transport: 1 km
Distance to the capital: 50 km
CostsInventory: The inventory of all housing is controlled once a year by the landlord at the start / end. In the apartment there are the following facilities: a full kitchen facility, including a refrigerator with freezer, electric hotplates, oven, microwave, Senseo coffeemaker, coffeemaker, kettle, dishwasher, washer, dryer, crockery and cutlery for 6 persons. You have a separate entrance, normal sanitary facilities (toilet and shower), hot and cold running water, central heating, a wood-buring stove, electricity, (satellite) television and DVD player. The landlord is not liable for changes in the inventory, unless the presence of certain specific facilities was explicitly guaranteed. If something is missing, does not work or is damaged at the beginning of the rental period, report it immediately to the landlord, his manager or the key address. If something is lost or stops working during your stay, please inform the manager immediately. We can then try to resolve the problem. The maximum number of persons in the description of the apartment is the maximum allowed number of guests. At the time of reservation or thereafter the landlord has to know the name of all the guests of the apartment. It is not permitted bring additional persons without the written consent of the landlord. If a fifth or sixth person is granted, you will have to pay an extra fee of € 150.00 per week. If you wish to invite friends during your holiday, please discuss this with the landlord or his managers. If, without their consent, more or other persons are found in the apartment, this will be brought to account - for each extra person € 250. -, without regard to the number of days that this person has spent in the apartment. Camping is not allowed on the premises of the accommodation with or without a caravan unless it has been agreed upon in advance.
Final cleaning and control: During your stay please keep the apartment clean. The cleaning / inspection will be made by the landlord (unless it was otherwise agreed in advance). The costs are specified in the rent and cover cleaning under normal, reasonable conditions. If you brought a pet into the apartment, you have to pay an extra fee of € 00.00. If it turns out that the apartment is very dirty, or can only be cleaned with special cleaning materials / equipment, extra costs will apply. This sum will be at least € 15. - per hour. Upon request the tenant can inspect the house together with the landlord. Any defects, damage or lost things will appear on a written form. The lessor is not liable for obvious errors and/or mistakes in the description or the price quotation of the accommodations offered by the landlord. The landlord is not liable for loss, theft, damage or injury of any kind that happens to the tenant or fellow passengers in the rented apartments. You use the pool, if any, and river at your own risk.
DepositDeposit 200,- Euro has to be paid on arrival