Since 2009, Hannes Bareiss, his wife Britta, and his father Hermann have been managing this three-generation hotel, which was founded by his grandmother and will be celebrating its 66th anniversary in 2017. The hotel’s gourmet restaurant Bareiss has been awarded 3 Guide Michelin stars annually since 2007.
What kind of special luxury can guests at Bareiss look forward to?
When guests decide to stay at our hotel, they are entrusting us with the most precious thing they own: their time. Our job is to make the time they choose to spend here as pleasant and as relaxing as possible. We offer the optimum in luxury, enjoyment, and joie de vivre: whether at our restaurants or wellness & spa facilities – with a wide repertoire of accompanying or individual options. This includes the beautiful Black Forest surrounding our hotel. With its cordial hospitality and attentiveness, our entire team does its utmost to ensure that guests have a wonderful stay.
The Black Forest is famous for its cuisine. Bareiss has three Michelin stars – but hotel guests can choose between four further restaurants. Which of the five restaurants is recommended for which gourmet?
To be exact: With the 3-star Bareiss, the Kaminstube, and our regional Dorfstuben, we have 3 à-la-carte restaurants, and 5 hotel restaurants with their own highly individual designs and atmospheres, along with our hiking lodge Sattelei which is open all year round. If we define gourmets not as people whose enjoyment is centered on a certain style or product, but as people entirely in their element with good food and good wine, then a gourmet can take a seat at any table we have prepared for him and enjoy a variety of meals – whether a hearty snack and a pils fresh off the tap, or an extensive menu with wine pairings.
What should a hotel guest at Bareiss be sure not to miss?
What is really worthwhile: staying one or two days longer in order to truly get to know Hotel Bareiss in its entirety. A vacation with us is always too short – there’s just so much to do and experience. And as people often tell us that everything seems relaxing and rejuvenating here, regardless of what you are doing or where you are, you will always miss something if you don’t stay long enough. Guests should definitely make sure to extensively enjoy dining at Bareiss, and the wellness and spa facilities with pools and saunas. I would also recommend exploring the Black Forest with its national park along with the Bareiss highlights Sattelei, a hiking lodge, and the historical farmhouse Morlokhof.
What are the special challenges – or perhaps also advantages – of managing a traditional and renowned Michelin-starred family business like the Bareiss?
If we take the stars as a synonym for quality and the family as the embodiment of individuality, then the challenge is to not only maintain quality in all service areas, but to keep surpassing it as well. As a family hotel with individuality as a priority, we want to offer a soothing, service-oriented and human experience in a society that is so very anonymous today.
What’s worth visiting in the Black Forest?
The Morlokhof is one of the oldest and best preserved farmhouses in the Upper Murg Valley. It was built by Johann Georg Morlok in 1789. The Morlokhof ensemble consists of the farmhouse itself, a cottage, and a small bakehouse. An adjoining herb and vegetable garden, as well as the surrounding orchards and three beehives, complete the ensemble. Every Thursday evening a guided tour takes place at the Morlokhof, followed by a dinner and accompanying program.