Services

The more than 150 Ebbinghof included servies & facilities

  • Double rooms (20 m²), 2-room apartments (40 m²), 3-room apartments (50 m²) and 4-room apartments (74 m²) - we offer the right accommodation for each family
  • Blackout curtains in the bedrooms
  • High-quality matresses and slatted bases
  • Cheerfully and practically designed rooms and apartments
  • Bed linen, towels etc. 
  • Bright bathroom with shower or bathtub, toilet (with trainer seat and potty), hairdrier, small stool
  • Nightlight, stool etc. 
  • Current TV magazine
  • Room cleaning every two days
  • Families as recreational tourists only
  • family-runned
  • Very personal care
  • 33 Ebbinghof-families amongst themselves
  • Fenced-off  farm yard, for hotel guests only
  • Very informal atmosphere
  • Amenities for babies:
    • Good prams and buggies (also double, for twins or baby with older brother/sister)
    • Baby carrier ((both for back and belly), baby slings, qualified sling consultant
    • Co sleeper / Babybay
    • Wooden crib
    • Modern, reliable baby monitor
    • 24/7 baby buffet with Alete meals in jars, Beba powder milk, pap...
    • Vaporizer
    • Nursing pillow, nursing tea...
    • Special meals for expectant and nursing moms
    • Play mat
    • Baby bouncing chairs and baby hammocks
    • Highchairs in different sizes
    • Bibs service
    • Baby bathtub or Tummy Tub / bathing bucket
    • Bottle warmers (also for wide neck and Avent bottles)
    • Mini kitchen (with at least a kettle, fridge and microwave in all apartments)
    • Changing table in each apartment
    • Diaper bin
    • All kinds of small necessities (clinical thermometer, warm baby wrap...)
  • Midwifes and pediatrician within 2 km away
  • Several courses
  • Daily flexible and loving baby care  in the cosy baby lounge from 8 am - 8 pm
  • New baby pool with 30 cm deep and 32°C warm, gentle water
  • Also perfect for unborn babies: we are a New Life Hotel - for wonderful holiday experiences for expectant mothers. 
  • Daily entertainment programme for parents -  for example:
    • guided bike tour
    • Nordic Walking with Nordic Walking instructor (sticks included)
    • Qigong-course with qualified Qigong and Tai Chi instructor
    • Creative workshops
    • Ebbinghof hammering contest
    • Farm rally with farmer Johannes ("Bauer Johannes")
    • Late breakfast with Sekt, with baby- and child care so that you can sleep late.
    • Exciting church tour with "Bauer Johannes"
    • Candlelight dinner with baby- and child care
  • The new indoor pool with comfortable daybeds and wonderful panoramic view
  • Finnish / bio-sauna and new infrared cabin
  • New relax room with comfortable floating beds
  • Nice hiking and biking trails (map rental included)
  • Shopping tips (e.g. Falke-Outlet in Schmallenberg)
  • Daily tips for trips 
  • Daily entertainment for children, parents AND the entire family!
  • Daily info sheet with the current programme for each family
  • Best leisure programme of the family hotels in Germany (winner of the  „familycup 2010)!
  • Tractor rides
  • Daily guided pony riding in our new indoor arena
  • Baking French bread in the campfire
  • Hike through our own magic forest with fabulous stories
  • Dwarfs' walk with "Bauer" Johannes: watching tractors and observing animals
  • Magic show with the great magician Fox (for charity)    
  • Helping in the stables
  • Barbecue party in the rock garden
  • and lots of other cool stuff!!
  • Daily child care from 8 am to 8 pm (12 hours) - 85 hours a week 
    • qualified child care staff
    • Child care without preregistration!
    • Max. 8 children per child care employee
    • Max. 3 babies per nanny
    • We go outside with the kids at least once a day (except in thunderstorms)
    • Week programme full of variation!
    • Baby care in the baby lounge, daily from 8 am to 8 pm (12 hours)
      • Walks
      • Hear, feel, try
      • Toys of (semi-)natural materials
      • Educators and mothers as nannies!
    • Baby care from the beginning (0 months!)
    • Kids (2-6 years) in the Happy Club: 12 hours a day (8 am- 8 pm)
      • Gathering breakfast eggs in the henhouse
      • Paining t-shirts
      • Exploring the magic forest
      • Mini disco
      • Painting, drawing, crafts, games, playing…
      • Getting your face painted as a tiger or princess and lots of other cool stuff!!
    • Juniors (6-10 years) in the Junior club (30 hours a week, + 55 hours - see "kids")
      • Chaos rally
      • Theatre rehearsal and of course - show time!
      • Kids Olympiad and a lot more!
    • Teens (11-15 years) in the Teenie club (30 hours a week)
      • Arrange your own programme - e.g. a table tennis or table football tournament, soccer championship, acting…
    • Best child care of all family hotels in Europe: awarded with the Family Cup 2013!
  • Centrally located in the heart of Germany, only 90 km east of Dortmund
  • Idyllic location in the countryside
  • In the beautiful half-timbered village Ebbinghof with 25 residents
  • Only 2 km away from pediatrician, pharmacies, drugstores, hospital...
  • Cycle track right next to the hotel (40 km of former railway, used as a cycle path now, only 1 km away!)
  • Nice hiking trails as well as  the "pacifier trail and the "hand wagon track" right next to the farm
  • Agricultural action field (sowing- and harvesting traditions like 100 years ago!)
  • In the largest skiing area north of the Alps
  • Personal welcome and accompaniment to your apartment
  • A reserved table for the entire duration of your stay for each family
  • Daily newspapers
  • Current magazines (Focus, Brigitte, Wendy…)
  • Library for parents and kids (ca. 500 books)
  • Free wifi in the hotel and on the sun terrace
  • Internet-terminal
  • DVD- and game library (partially integrated in the LCD-tv)
  • CD-player and cassette player rental
  • Board and card games for adults and kids ( e.g. the settlers of Catan, Uno, "Wer war's?")
  • Bike rental for kids and adults
  • Tennis court and equipment rental
  • Hand wagons
  • Sauna use from 9 am to 11 pm, as Finnish, bio- or steam sauna - can also be booked as "private spa"
  • Bathrobe service
  • Cottage garden
  • Free parking on the farm yard
  • Nice tips for trip (free A-Z guide)
  • Free travelling by bus in the Sauerland
  • Sauerland Card/ tourist tax included
  • Drinking cup as welcome gift
  • Small gym (crosstrainer und exercise bike)
  • Hiking maps
  • and 1001 loving details!
  • Professional riding lessons, riding in the countryside and in our indoor arena for young and old (from 18,- €) 
  • Wellness treatments (in our hotel)
  • Guest laundry room with washing machine and drier (2,50 € per wash)
  • Telephone units (0,15 €)
  • Travel insurance „carefree package“ for cancellations due to illness (3% of the booking amount)
  • Childproof sockets (invisibly integrated)
  • TÜV-seal „Ok for Kids“ 
  • Fenced-off playground, stair gates etc. 
  • First-aiders - also for children
  • Early booking without engagement - all bookings can be cancelled completely free of charge until 3 months before the date of arrival
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Q-mark for service quality, Q1 since 2008, Q2 on the way
  • Holiday in a CO²-neutral  and first bio-energy village in North Rhine - Westphalia, winner of the RWE-Cup for climate protection
  • Allergy-friendly company - tested and awarded with the eCarf-mark
  • Family Cup 2009 (nominated) leisure programme
  • Family Cup 2011 (winner) ecology & sustainability
  • Family Cup 2013 (winner) child care 
  • Awarded as "family-friendly company" in 2013 - as first employer in Schmallenberg: Happy parents, grandparents and children maken happy families here! 
  • Recognition Award for Innovation in 2013 by Sauerland Initiativ
  • Family-runned company, traditional and modern at the same time and last but not least: specialists in family holidays for over 50 years!
    • 20.000 m² hotel area in the idyllic countryside 
    • 2.000 m² big playground
    • Gokart-track
    • Trampolines
    • Over 250 m² indoor playground for the max. 70 children!
    • "Power barn" with climbing corner and room to horse about, table tennis, table football…
    • Baby- and toddler playroom right next to the lobby and bar
    • Petting zoo (in- and outdoor) with ca.40 animals (rabbits, goats, donkeys, horses...) and henhouse as of summer 2014 
    • Playing soccer on the grassplot
    • Farmersgolf
    • Nice indoor pool with paddling pool
    • Tricycles, Bobby Cars, pedal tractors and lots of other cool stuff!
  • All-inclusive premium
    • Packing-free Sauerland breakfast buffet (8-10 am) with muesli corner, yoghurt and cottage cheese, regional delicacies, seven types of sliced cold meat, four types of cheese, 4 kinds of yoghurt, six kinds of bread... 
    • Diet kitchen (coeliac disease, lactose intolerance etc. - please inform us in advance))
    • Mini breakfast from 7 am: freshly brewed coffee and muesli
    • From 10 am  - 11 pm: bread and sliced cold meat as well as healthy vegetable snacks for the little hunger in between
    • 24/7 fresh fruit from the fruit basket
    • 24/7 baby buffet
    • 12-12.30 pm warm lunch buffet with colourful, fresh salads, a delicious main dish, children's dish and warm dessert
    • 2.30-4.30 pm  the favourite, exclusively homemade cakes and pies  according to grandma Ingrid's recipe!  
    • Weekly waffle afternoon
    • In summer: lumberjack coffee from the coffee oven with open fire in the rock garden
    • 6 - 7.30 pm warm dinner buffet with soup or starter, salad buffet with at least 8 fresh salads, several dressings, 3 main dishes to choose from (including a vegetarian dish and dishes for nursing or expectant mothers), children's buffet extra, ice cream for all kids, several desserts made by grandma Ingrid! Mmmm... delicious! 
    • 8 am - 11 pm ALL drinks free:
      • Organic coffee specialties like latte macchiato, espresso, latte, cappuccino… organic caramel /vanilla/hazelnut syrup (all regionally roasted, fair trade, organic quality)
      • Decaf coffee specialties
      • 15 kinds of tea... nursing tea and baby tea as well
      • 3 kinds of cocoa 
      • Milk (lactose-free as well)
      • Fresh Veltins and Grevensteiner country beer on tap (from the Sauerland)
      • Sauerland spring water (with and without gas) – better than all mineral waters!
        Also suitable for babies 
      • Bad Meinberg mineral water (still, medium and normal gas)
      • Sinalco soft drinks (German family-owned company)
      • Juice bar
      • German red and white wines
      • Rothaarsteig Sekt
      • Non-alcoholic Sekt (the delicious one of "Rotkäppchen")
      • Wheat beer 0.0% (isotonic and helpfull during breastfeeding :-))
      • Organic wheat beer 
      • Dark wheat beer
      • Veltins 0.0 %
      • Kahler Asten (Sauerland bitter)
      • Very old Schneider (Saueland precious grain)
      • Liqueurs
      • Even bottled drinks included!
  • Ski lift, ski rental and cross-country ski runs within 5 km away
    • Largest skiing area north from the Alps with 90 days snow guarantee!
    • "Skikarussell" Winterberg only 20  km away
    • Children's ski school within 5 km, 6 km and 15 km
    • Sledge rental and sledge slope at the hotel
    • Floodlit toboggan run
    • Free tickets to the more than 1500 m² big indoor playground Thikos Kinderland  (2 km) when staying 6 nights and longer