Just near my little home town Straß im Straßertal, you will find a true gem of a place in Rohrendorf near Krems: The Bed & Breakfast of the Krappel family. Stay here if you prefer a home-cooked meal, as well as home-made brandies, to the often impersonal service of a hotel. Gerda & Christian really know how to look after their guests, many of which have come back as regular guests over the years. It’s a lovely area looking out the window, too: You are surrounded by wine-terraced loess hills of the Kremstal wine growing area here, and spoiled to the comfort of having your own garden while on holiday.
“We enjoy opening our guest kitchen for our visitors. Come and have a look here, Elena”, Christian invites me in, taking a look around the house & garden together with his wife Gerda. Countless brandies, liqueurs & juices line up in front of me, many of which are home-made by the couple, and served during breakfast or for an aperitif.
I can only recommend you to stay here should you visit the Kremstal and Krems area, and perhaps you’ll even get a chance to watch the master distiller at work: Christian does regular distilling right here, and has received many awards for his tasty produce and brandies. In addition, the bed & breakfast has received “Four Suns” as a quality mark by the Lower Austrian Farm Holiday Association. Just in case you need more reasons to come, even …!
Fancy reading even more countryside stories and / or looking for places to stay in Lower Austria on your next trip here? I have prepared an entire collection of articles for you:
- “Farm Holidays in Lower Austria: Meet the Gnant family near Vienna.“
- “Chelsea Flower Show goes (Lower) Austria: Staying at one of Austria’s top garden B&Bs.“
- “Sustainable Travel & Farm Holiday Accommodation in the Lower Austrian Weinviertel district“
- “Farm Holidays in the Lower Austrian Waldviertel: Welcome to the Besenbäck family!“
- “From foreigners to friends: Travel tales from Grandma’s house in Waldviertel, Lower Austria“
- “Top Luxury Travel Tips for staying with the locals at Wagram & Wachau in Lower Austria“
Disclaimer: I have been supported by the Austrian Farm Holiday Association of Lower Austria. All opinions are my own.