This former, partially wooden water mill with its monumental annexes is located on the southern edge of National Park Kellerwald-Edersee. It feels as if time has stood still here. The history of the Bärenmühle goes back to the 16th century. Over the past years the complex has been lovingly renovated and now houses comfortable rooms, suites and apartments. The furnishings in the Bärenmühle include a combination of antique manor style beds and Biedermeier furniture. The whole appears spacious, elegant and rustic.
The cuisine impresses with its Hessian dishes with a French touch. The chef works primarily with fresh regional produce. Vegetables are grown in the private kitchen garden. Nearly everything at the Bärenmühle is home-made - even the cakes and chocolates.
There is no time to be bored at the Bärenmühle. Start the day with a refreshing dip in the swimming pond, followed by a pilates or yoga lesson after breakfast. Furthermore, most tourist attractions in the region are within easy reach.
Stefan heckmann’s cuisine is regional with a French twist. He sources produce mainly locally, whether it is breakfast or dinner. The honey, for example, is from the Lengel valley. Soft goats’ cheese, eggs and cured ham are from organic farmers, when possible. The vegetables are mainly from the hotel’s own garden, and you can taste the difference. Most dishes are home made in the Bärenmühle hotel, from gateaux to chocolates. Even the locally brewed beer, brewed in Bad Arolsen, contains no additives.
The restaurant is opened daily.
Landhaus Bärenmühle is surrounded by a large garden with a beautiful swimming lake and two trout ponds. The terrace is located between the monumental buildings.
The hotel offers many activities, such as a morning swim in the natural pond. After breakfast why not pamper yourself in the Wellness with Pilates, yoga, massage or sauna. You can also visit the Thunet Museum with lifetime achievements of Michael Thonet. The undulating hills and idyllic villages are ideal for short and long walks or bicycle rides. Sailing and fishing on the nearby Edersee lake in the summer is most enjoyable; as are visits to the historic cities of Bad Wildungen, Frankenberg and Bad Arolsen for cultural activities.