The Wooden House

Reviewed by Emily McDonnell

Wooden house - with simple interiors and a wood-burning stove - that is good for the planet and good for the soul, perfectly located between Munich and the Alps

Type:
Self-catering house
Costs:
From €130
Sleeps:
Maximum of 5
Where?
Anzing, 6h 20 from central Berlin

What?

Let’s be honest: if you’re taking a trip to Bavaria, the chances are you’re dreaming of a spoiling mountain hut made of wood - with a fireplace and cosy bedrooms - that offers a chance for you to completely wind down while also being perfectly located to explore. Happily, The Wooden House offers this and more. 

Once the family home of Pamela and Michael, this stunning wooden house beautifully combines minimalist design with bare wood: think mountain hut meets modern loft. As soon as you enter the space, your mind begins to slow down. It’s proven that nature - especially trees - are good for our bodies, and after a stay at The Wooden House, you’ll feel the restorative effects first hand. Modern design pieces are carefully positioned through the bright space, and the house’s sustainable architecture is a marvel, having been built without glue. If you can tear yourself away from the house, you’ll find yourself positioned to explore both Munich and Bavaria’s incredible Alps, but that’s a big if!

Why?

I fell in love because...
  • This is a spectacular work of architecture: the house is made from 100% wood and, as a result, has an incredibly calming atmosphere
  • You’re halfway between the Alps and Munich, making The Wooden House the perfect base for a varied vacation
You must...
  • Curl up in front of the fireplace with a book and a locally brewed beer after a long day hiking in the surrounding forests 
  • Visit one of the beautiful Alpine lakes, such as Chiemsee (nicknamed the Bavarian Sea), which is only a short drive away
You might dislike...
  • To really make the most of the area, you need a car
  • Like a mountain hut, you need to burn wood to warm the water, which some might find frustrating first thing in the morning (we think it’s charming!)

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Who?

Introducing Pamela and Michael! 

“This is our former family home that we built ourselves, and now we want others to enjoy the house and surroundings that brought us so much joy.”

They love…

“The house has a beautiful calming energy thanks to the natural materials, and we love using our time in the house to relax and reconnect with ourselves and each other.”

 Pamela and Michael’s insider tips 

  • Spend a day by one of the incredible mountain lakes: Chiemsee, Starnberger See, Ammersee, Schliersee and Tegernsee are all less than an hour’s drive away.
  • Wildpark Poing is nearby and is a great place for a walk (especially if you have kids). There are animals such as lynx, bison and wolves.
  • Ebersberger Forst is a beautiful forest, and we love taking long walks there, finishing with a beer in the Forsthaus Hubertus.
  • If you’ve not done so before, you should spend a day exploring Munich by bike! Cycle along the River Isar, stop off at museums and stop for Kaffee und Kuchen in the English Garden.

What people
are saying.

"Modern and minimalist. Comfort close to the city, but still in a rural location to enjoy the tranquility of nature."

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The essentials.

  • Sleeping arrangements: There are two double bedrooms and one single bedroom on the upper floor.
  • Bathroom set up: On the ground floor, there’s a shower-only bathroom. The water must be heated using the wood-burning stove (same as through the rest of the house). Toiletries are provided.
  • Food: There’s a fully-equipped kitchen, and basic ingredients and supplies (salt, pepper, oil, tea, coffee, washing-up liquid) are provided. There are a supermarket and a bakery a short walk away.
  • For families: Families are more than welcome and there’s a high chair available, as well as toys and games.
  • On-site equipment: There’s an extensive library, board games, high-quality (wooden) toys and board games, and Netflix access.
  • Help: Pamela and Michael are always reachable should you need them.
  • Remember to pack: Nothing.
  • Pets: Not allowed.
  • Sustainability: Only ecological timber was used in the construction process (reclaimed where possible), and other building materials, such as glass, clay, linen and concrete, were also all sustainably sourced. The house is self-heating, and minimal plastic has been used. Cleaning products are made from natural ingredients, and Pamela and Michael are privately involved in the nature conservation and animal protection association.
  • Need to know: there’s a 3-night minimum stay.

Where?

The Wooden House is located in Anzing, Bavaria.

You can easily drive, and there’s onsite parking. 

You can get public transport to S-Bahn Poing (trains from Munich), then take the bus to Anzing, alternatively take the 9410 bus directly from Ostbahnhof (Munich) to Tankstelle Anzing.

How?

Mention The Staycation Collection when booking to receive a free gift on arrival (local beer, and - season-dependent - homemade apple juice).

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