Staying at the Alpen Retreat was the highlight of our European traveling! Jan, Sara, Fraser, and the rest of the staff were unbelievably kind and welcoming. We felt totally at home with everyone in this very special place. We really wished we could have stayed longer and joined in some of the activities at the house! The meals we did share with everyone were delicious and healthy. There are lots of wonderful hiking/biking trails nearby. Hopefully we will be able to return one day!