Inspired by the forest and hunting, where once hunters and foresters lived, today are comfortable and with great attention to detail furnished hotel apartments. The newly renovated apartments, furnished with wooden floors, selected antique furniture and natural latex sleeping systems, make you dream of the time of the 19th century, when the painters of the romance discovered the Elbe Sandstone Mountains for themselves.
Located in the middle of the Saxon Switzerland and directly on the Malerweg, the historic ensemble of Forsthaus, mill, beer garden and bathhouse enchants in the village center of Schmilka, the special district of Bad Schandau.
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As a guest of the Forsthaus, you not only book a bed, but the three pillars of the holiday philosophy of the Eco-Retreat Schmilka: Accommodation + Culinary + Events.
The forester's lodge is located in the historic center of Schmilka, in the heart of the National Park Saxon Switzerland. Surrounded by forests and rock massifs of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, small half-timbered houses crowd up the hill to the historic mill, and hotels and guest houses line the banks of the Elbe. It is not surprising that this place was given the title "Most beautiful village of Saxony". You just have to experience this gem between village culture and nature!
The seven Forsthaus apartments are located directly on the Malerweg, in the immediate vicinity of the Badehaus, Mühlenhof and the Braumanufaktur and are between 28 m² and 45 m² in size. Parking spaces are located about 200 meters away on a private property.
Take a refreshing break in the apartments of Forsthaus and enjoy yourself. In the morning, wake up to an extended late-riser breakfast with crispy-fresh bread rolls from the historic mill and organic bakery on the “Mühle”. How about a treatment or massage? Or you can use the panorama sauna opposite the watermill in the bathhouse and enjoy the pleasant smell of wood and natural materials. During the winter season, take a brave dip in one of the heated bath tubs or meet for a social gathering by the fireplace in the Mühlenhof. Explore on a hike, bike ride or even by paddle boat the beautiful surroundings of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Bicycles and e-bikes can be rented on site. Then come back to the beer garden in the Mühlenhof with hearty meals and treat yourself to a refreshing organic beer from the brewing company Schmilka. Or enjoy fresh and regional organic cuisine in the organic restaurant StrandGut and Café Richter on the Elbe. The evening will end relaxedly with amusing lectures on Schmilka's local history, live music in the Mühlenhof or a fun tournament at one of the historic slot machines in the mill.
You can easily reach Schmilka by train no. S1 from direction Dresden, stop Schmilka-Hirschmühle. Cross with the historic ferry "Lena" from 1924 and the holiday can start. The central reception is located in the Eco-Hotel Helvetia.
Das Forsthaus in a nutshell
• quiet location on the mill ensemble with gastronomy, organic bakery and bathhouse with sauna and spa
• directly on the Malerweg
• 7 hotel apartments for 2-4 persons
• many antiques and cozy rooms
• officially classified 3-star G superior by DEHOGA
• 100% eco-power, 100% organic food, sustainable water heating with heat recovery from brewery and bakery
• no own reception, arrival and departure at the Eco-Hotel Helvetia
• free parking 150m away