“I have always wanted to specialise in families, especially families with small children. We initially hosted more bikers, but then changed accordingly and adapted to suit families with children. Next I would like to expand our wellness area – you don’t happen to know an architect?” 😀
Nicole, our charming host at the Alpen Hotel Post, surprises me with her warmth and commitment. Her eye and love for detail can be felt everywhere around the house: The furnishings in the spacious playroom, the swimming aids and toys in the swimming pool, the play tables at reception or in the restaurant, even the menu for babies and toddlers – it’s not just children who can relax and have fun here, but their parents too!
My son Liam and I came to Bregenzerwald in order to extend this year’s winter season (read more about his ski lessons and the Diedamskopf ski resort here). We couldn’t have chosen our accommodation better. I am always amazed at how well some hotels manage to accommodate families with small children as well as those travelling without under the same roof, without one party being annoyed by the other. Enjoying yourself as well as spending time with the family is absolutely possible here.
What is so special about Alpen Hotel Post and the Bregenzerwald?
What I like so much about our hotel is the regional décor with many typical details from the Bregenzerwald. The wooden shingles on the outside wall (almost every house has them), the building material wood in general, the impressive craftsmanship used in so many items of everyday life, and even a huge stag antler that serves as a wall hook for jackets in our room!
What’s for families? Doris Playroom Superstar!
While all of the above sounds very nice already, Doris is the one to top it all. She is on site in the kids playroom all week, from afternoon to evening, running an attractive kids programme of handicrafts, games and excursions. Liam is so proud of the Easter bunny he made with her that he proudly shows it off at kindergarten the following week.
Our joint visit to a nearby farm also makes a lasting impression on him.
Regional culinary delights at the hotel restaurant.
Food at the hotel is delicious, whether it’s the breakfast buffet in the morning, the afternoon snack or the evening meal. Every day, Liam eats typical cheese spaetzle from the Bregenzerwald, which he loves! For breakfast, we both try “Rieble”, another regional dish served with apple sauce. Check it out (caution, pictures are all appetising!).
Another tip for families: s’Frie Café in nearby Schoppernau.
Last but not least, I can recommend visiting the newly opened s’Frie Café in Schoppernau. It is part of the Hotel Adler family business, another typical Bregenzerwald hotel where we already stayed in 2021 (read more about our lovely summer holiday there here).
Just like the Alpen Hotel Post, s’Frie Café manages to spoil both regular guests and families alike. Any toys and books are cleverly placed, the cafés are delicious – we’ll have to come back for the selection of cakes.
Note: We have been invited on this trip to Vorarlberg by the Bregenzerwald Tourism Board. All opinions are my own.