A warm welcome awaits you at this historic half-timbered hotel (dating from1753), in a small village surrounded by the wooded valleys, hills and streams of the Westerwald, east of Bonn, Cologne and the Rhine - not a prime tourist area, but one which invites exploration.
  Timber dominates the interior as well as the exterior, with a strong supporting cast of other traditional materials; ancient ovens, sideboards and utensils employed over the years have been lovingly preserved and now decorate the public rooms. The decorative scheme is simple but effective: light walls, dark-wood beams and furniture, plain, warm-toned fabrics. The older bedrooms in the main body of the hotel are simply furnished with antique country furniture; the light, modern rooms overlooking the garden are slightly anonymous, but still comfortable (and more spacious). All are well equipped.
  Daniela Wortelkamp welcomes guests personally in the restaurant, while Chef Markus Wortelkamp produces seasonal dishes from local ingredients and herbs and fruits from the hotel's own garden and orchard. The menu shows how Markus's experience in France, England and Southern Germany has influenced his highly regarded cuisine. Alte Vogtei also offers a good, extensive wine list.