Tegernsee Farmhouse

Reviewed by Emily McDonnell

A family-run farm with stylish apartments that combine minimalist design with traditional features, surrounded by a little Bavarian town, mountains and lakes

Self-catering apartments
From €105
22 apartments for 1-7
Tegernsee, 7 hours from central Berlin


Nestled in the foothills of Upper Bavaria’s Alps lies this ancient farmhouse, with a sprawling garden boasting incredible views over Wallberg: it looks like the scene on a postcard you might send overseas to showcase just how picturesque southern Germany really is. The best part? You get to call a corner of this oasis home for a while. And a stay here truly feels like you’re home. The relaxed-yet-spoiling atmosphere has been created by sisters Laura and Roxan who inherited the farmhouse, which has been in their family for generations, from their father.

Laura and Roxan were thrilled, and their love and passion for both the house and the region shines through. After a full renovation, the apartments combine modern design with regional flair and feel like spaces in which you want to linger. Local craftsmen gave new life to the building by upcycling furniture, the breakfast menu features regional produce, and the garden has been landscaped to provide space and a connection to nature. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the sun terrace, numerous outdoor activities beckon: hiking trails start on the doorstep, explore the numerous lakes or cycle through the valley. Whatever you do, a stay here is guaranteed to restore your joie de vie.


I fell in love because...
  • The apartments effortlessly blend minimalist and modern with the traditional legacy of Upper Bavaria and the history of the house
  • You are utterly surrounded by beautiful nature; from the garden on your doorstep to the impressive mountains and beautiful lakes
You must...
  • Take a boat trip on lake Tegernsee (5-minutes walk): either rent a small one and take a picnic with you or jump on one of the big cruisers and sip a local beer as you take in the scenery
  • Talking of which, you must try regional beer from the "Herzogliche Brauhaus Tegernsee", which is famous throughout Germany and beyond
You might dislike...
  • Those in an apartment facing the street might hear noise from the nearby petrol station
  • As there are 22 apartments, you’ll be sharing the (huge) garden and breakfast room with others, but the intimate feeling of a small place to stay remains
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Introducing Laura and Roxan! 

“We’re sisters, and the ancient farmhouse has been in the family for a couple of hundreds of years! So we are very happy - and proud - to have taken it over from our father.”

They love…

“To hang out in the garden, in the hammock or on one of the giant Fatboys, with a glass of local wheat beer in our hands, just enjoying the sun.”

Laura and Roxan’s insider tips 

  • Go for a hike: you’re spoilt for choice with lots of mountains on the doorstep, each offers a different breathtaking view (we can give tips for hikes depending on what you want!).
  • Snack on some local cheese while touring the "Naturkäserei Tegernseer Land", a company run by a collective who produce high-quality dairy products (trust us, the cheese is incredible) from cows that all live a maximum of 15 km away from Tegernsee.
  • Come in summer to join one of our legendary ‘Waldfeste’ - rural festivals held in the woods, featuring local music, food and ‘Tracht’ (local dresses).
  • Have lunch or dinner at either ‘Weinstube’ or ‘Moschner’, which are nearby and serve delicious regional food.

What people
are saying.

"Great apartments, simple elegance with regional charm. Breakfast was great but a little variety would have been nice over time. We still felt very, very happy and would love to come back!"


"Great operation. Great young bosses who get out everything you can in terms of modern tourism. I liked everything: food, accommodation, location, service, the property, the lifestyle on the Tegernsee. 100 out of 100."


The essentials.

  • Sleeping arrangements: All apartments have a king size bed, and the larger apartments have an extra living and/or sleeping room, which have additional sleeping arrangements like sofa beds or twin beds. Note that there are five categories of apartments, ranging from one bedroom to three bedrooms.
  • Bathroom set up: All apartments have an ensuite bathroom with a shower, and toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, soap, body lotion) from "Stop the Water While Using Me" are provided. Plus, bathrobes can be borrowed free of charge.
  • Food: The smallest apartment categories (Nesterl and Zwoats Dahoam) are equipped with a mini kitchen (two hot plates, fridge and sink), while the others come with a fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher. Salt, pepper and washing-up liquid is available, too. Breakfast, made with regional produce, is served daily in the communal dining room should you want it (€15 per person). You’re within walking distance of stores and the centre of Rottach-Egern where there are numerous restaurants.
  • For families: Families are more than welcome, and baby beds can be provided. Some of the apartments have second bedrooms or a sofa bed. There’s also a playground on site.
  • On-site equipment: There’s a box full of sports games that can be borrowed.
  • Optional extras: You can order drinks throughout the day from the reception. There’s a nearby bike store from which you can rent bikes (Fahrrad Eibelwieser).
  • Help: There’s a reception which is open 8 am-8 pm.
  • Remember to pack: Bring beach towels if you want to swim or sunbathe at the lake. 
  • Pets: One dog is allowed per room, and costs €15 per night.
  • Sustainability: All cleaning products are completely biodegradable. During the renovation, they worked closely with local craftsmen and used a lot of natural materials like wood, steel and seaweed. Plus all apartments have  COCO-MAT natural mattresses.
  • To note: In high season (summer) and holidays, there’s a minimum stay of between 5 and 7 nights. Usually, there are annual closures in November and January.


Tegernsee is located next to the lake of the same name. 

Driving is easy and you can book a parking space (for free, one space per room). 

Getting here with public transport is relatively easy. From Munich Hbf, catch the BOB train to Tegernsee (about 3km away). From here, you can either take a direct bus to the stop ‘Seeforum’ or take a taxi.


Tegernsee Farmhouse is a premium property, which means when you mention The Staycation Collection when booking, you get some free local beer from the Herzogliche Brauhaus Tegernsee.
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