- 2 Night Stay
- 2 Children, 2 Adults
- Junior Suite
- Stay was in December 2012
- Activities: MWR Brewery tour, Dinner at the hotel, Garmisch Christmas market and shopping, Skiing
We decided to stay at Edelweiss, because it was our first mini-Germany-trial trip and it felt safe because it is an American owned and occupied resort. We knew that they took “regular” credit cards and had many activities and options for us.
Our room was a Junior Suite. It was spacious, clean and perfect for us. It had a balcony, mini fridge and a large bathroom. I would suggest, though that they put microwaves in the rooms.
We arranged for a babysitter though the hotel facebook page (available through reservations) and arranged for an awesome sitter to take care of our two kids. The babysitters work at the hotel (DOD ID holders) and live in the housing area, they are college graduates and our particular babysitter was super awesome with our kids. She worked for us the two night we were there.
We had reservations and did a beer brewery tour through the MWR and what an experience! It was an awesome date night, we tried many different beers, beer schnaaps and Bavarian cuisine that was SOOOO yummy! The huge benefit was the transportation too and from the hotel for this excursion was provided. We made some friends from other military bases, we filled up on delicious beer brewed right there in-house and we ate food that I could never re-create at home.
We also got my husband and son skiing gear and headed over to the private, American military only ski area called “the backyard”. It was a perfect area for teaching a 4 year old the skiing fundamentals. But as my husband quickly learned, our son was not as eager to learn from his father as he was more into rolling on the ground and playing with the snow. We determined that at this juncture our son would do better in skiing school with “real” instructors.
We came back to the hotel and enjoyed the swimming pool, the staff at the swimming pool were not as cheerful as the rest of the staff at the hotel. There is a cafe and shop that lead into the pool and I am not sure if the worker was annoyed of having to buzz people in and out, but she was certainly not very pleased to be standing there doing her job. The hotel was great because there were many other children our son’s age and the pool is laid out in a kid friendly way, offering many shallow areas to play in.
My husband and I left the children with money for dinner and a sitter (the same one from the night prior) and we headed out to Garmisch to check out the Christmas decorations, the mini-tiny Christmas market and shopping. The stores in Garmisch are in an area where there is only foot traffic. We found some amazing stores, some familiar stores (H&M) and some yummy chocolate shops. We spotted a bunch of different neat looking restaurants but we had already had plans to eat at the hotel restaurant.
We came back (purchases in tow!) and headed to dinner at the hotel. It was great because we spotted the babysitter and kids walking around the hotel room (despite having a Junior Suite, it was still trying to have to be sequestered to a room with two kids). We at at Pullman Place. You can make reservations online through Open Table, it was my impression that it could be pretty fancy when you use Open Table. The meal was good, not great. It was mediocre. I appreciated the convient location and the fact that we did not have to drive after enjoying cocktails, but I do not think I would go there again.
Over all the trip was a success, especially for our first trip outside of our home nest.
Here is my list of Positives at Edelweiss:
- Laundry Facilities on site
- Pool is Kid Friendly
- MWR Trips and Transportation provided
- Babysitters available
- Accept US Currency
- Rooms were nice
Here is a suggested improvement:
Rooms should have microwaves – it is painful to have to heat a baby’s bottle in the middle of the night downstairs in the lobby restaurant – that is walking down two long hallways, going down 3 floors, microwaving said bottle and then the return trip…meanwhile I am either carrying the screaming, hungry baby through the halls at 2 in the morning or my husband is holding said rascal in the room. Either way it’s a major disruption
|Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Attn: Vacation Planning Center
St. Martin Strasse 120
Edelweiss Lodge and Resort
Attn: Vacation Planning Center
APO AE 09006Reservations:
Daily 0800 – 1800 hrs CET
Including U.S. holidays
Central European Time
(011-49) 8821-9440 from USA
(49) 8821-9440 from Europe
08821-9440 from Germany
Fax: (011-49) 08821-944-4135
Front Desk Fax: (011-49) 08821-944-4110
Military DSN Number (314) 440-2575