Waldhaus is a notably peaceful and very restful hotel situated on the fringe of a thickly wooded hillside in the mountains Sauerland region between Kassel and Dusseldorf.
  Until 1962, when it became a hotel, and began to expand, the Waldhaus was a small wooden house almost entirely surrounded by trees. Today it is much larger, but retains the wooden, chalet-style look of the original, inside, the public rooms are comfortingly old-fashioned, with homely touches such as idiosyncratic pieces of antique furniture, leather Chesterfields, sepia photographs, lace tablecloths and potted plants. There is a friendly welcome from the hotel's owners, the Schneiders.
  Compared to the public rooms, bedrooms are more streamlined with pine furniture and floral fabrics. The food is well spoken of, using fresh local produce, and in warm weather you can enjoy a delicious breakfast on the terrace overlooking the woods and meadows. There is a pool, sauna and solarium, as well as mountain bikes to borrow, and in winter, given snow, you can ski cross-country from the door.