About this listing
The apartment is inside a former farm house that is now renovated and contains several apartments. You will have one bright and spacious living-/bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a hallway with a large wardrobe. The bedroom has a full size bed, a desk with chairs, closet space, a sofa that can be turned into a small bed for kids and a large window. The kitchen contains a fridge, a stove and common kitchen equipment. The apartment is in very good condition and most of the furniture is brand new. Stylewise, there is lots of rustic natural wood, combined with a few antique and a few modern elements. We offer two apartments on Airbnb: a first floor and a second floor one. This is the second floor apartment. Feel free to look at the Airbnb listing of the other one as well. Washer and electric dryer are centrally located in the basement.
Bicycles of different sizes can be borrowed free of charge.
In the case of three guests, the third person can use a second bedroom which is located right next to the apartment. This room measures about 14 sqm, contains a queen size bed and also has direct access to hallway, kitchen and bathroom (please note the extra charge for the third person in that case).
There is a big 3000 sqm garden around the house with lots of apple trees, a pond and a small garden house. You are very welcome to hang out here, stroll around, read, relax.
The town of Ruschweiler is part of the Illmensee resort area which boasts three natural lakes including swimming, fishing, rowing, and minigolfing opportunities. The Illmensee lake has a supervised swimming area as well as a playground, waterslide etc. which is perfect for kids. You can walk to Lake Ruschweilersee (5 min walk) and Lake Illmensee (20 min walk). In Illmensee there is also a small supermarket, a bakery, several restaurants and one bar, a post office etc.
The region is excellent for being explored by bike. Bicycles of different sizes can be borrowed free of charge. Within a few kilometers you can reach the Pfrunger Ried which is one of the largest marsh areas in Germany. There is an educational hiking path leading through the swamps and a marsh museum describing flora and fauna as well as human history around the marshlands. Also within a few kilometers is the viewpoint Hoechsten which offers a great panorama view across the Lake Constance valley with the lake and the Swiss Alps in the background.
Within a 30 minute drive you can reach numerous attractions of the region, including Lake Constance with cities such as Meersburg, Überlingen, and Friedrichshafen; Sigmaringen castle; canoeing opportunities on the Danube; Heiligenberg castle; the monastery and boarding school of Salem etc.
The apartment comes with a parking space. For maximum mobility, we recommend to arrive by car but there are also public buses to and from local centers such as Ravensburg, Pfullendorf and Wilhelmsdorf (the bus stop is only a 3 min walk from the apartment). The closest train stations are Ravensburg, Überlingen and Sigmaringen where rental cars are available. Friedrichshafen Airport is a 40 min. drive away and has direct flight connections to many German and European cities.
You can look up detailed bus connections via the public transport website efa-bw (e.g. search for Start: Ravensburg, Bahnhof
Destination: Illmensee or Ruschweiler)
The apartment is a non-smoking apartment. Smoking is possible in the garden though.
A washing machine and a dryer for guests are located in the basement. Please add €1.50 per cycle in to the little laundry payment box.
Unfortunately, we are not able to host pets.
Please do not use our wifi connection for illegal activities such as illegal file sharing. In the case of legal action caused by such activities, we will have to pass on liability.
We're a family with three grown-up children who now live in Ravensburg, Berlin and Boston. The farm house we live in has been in our family for over 150 years. We have put a lot of love and effort into restoring the house with our own hands. We welcome you to share in our house and our village community. We live permanently in another part of the house and will be available for questions, advice and support during your stay. When we don't have guests, we love to travel ourselves.
Wir sind eine Familie mit drei erwachsenen Kindern, die nun in Ravensburg, Berlin und Boston leben. Das Bauernhaus gehört seit über 150 Jahren zu unserer Familie und wurde von uns mit viel Liebe renoviert. Wir heißen Euch herzlich willkommen in unserem Haus und unserem Dorf. Wir leben in einer separaten Wohnung im selben Haus und helfen Euch gerne mit Tipps, Ratschlägen und Antworten auf Eure Fragen. Wenn wir keine Gäste haben, reisen wir sehr gerne auch selbst.