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We enjoyed our stay in Ventron. The house is beautifully remodeled and as advertised. It was very comfortable and well-equipped. We enjoyed the view!
Our only disappointments: The owner's representative who greeted us did not offer us towels to rent, so we had no towels the first night and ended up going to Gerardmer to buy them. There was inadequate basic supplies (e.g. toilet paper) so you better bring them with you. And because we weren't allowed to check in until 5 PM on Saturday we could not go out to buy them. This same representative tried to overcharge us for the rental of bed linens (I don't think this was intentional - I think he wasn't familiar with the rental agreement). And I do not like the process of having to meet with the representative to determine what to pay at the end of the stay - electricity, taxes, linen rental. This is inconvenient. Why not just include these things in the price up front.
Finally, Ventron is a rural village with no grocery or other stores so be prepared to drive a bit for any of these.
Note that the guest information at the house is only in French so be prepared.
Overall, I would recommend this property as a good place to stay in this part of France!
I stayed here for a week with my mum and wife in August and it was fantastic. The house was very comfortable and had everything you could need for an easy week of cooking at home, barbecuing and taking it easy on the balcony. The house has its modern parts and it's traditional parts but both blend in nicely. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the ground floor bedroom is particularly cool in the hot days.
The valley itself has numerous hikes that take you off into all directions as I found out. Due to the hot weather, we really wanted to swim in the lakes but the lakes around the house are not easily accessible by foot. Due to my mum's age, long hikes were not so possible. Lake Schiessrothried takes about an hour and twenty minutes walking from Mittlach centre, or if you drive to Gaschney it takes about 40 minutes. We didn't make it to Lake Altenweiher, as that was another 40+ minute hike. I think if you can endure the hike, then you deserve your swim!! The lakes that we could drive to were Lake Longemer, which was beautiful, but as with most trips it took about 40 minutes to drive there, but definitely worth it. Beautiful clean water. Also Lake Kruth-Wildenstein, which was okay, but a little murkier than Longemer.
There is plenty to explore in area. There is the market in Munster and the amazing storks that are everywhere, roosting in the rooftops. Colmar, is also a short trip away, and well worth a trip to see the lovely colourful houses.
All in all, a beautiful vacation in a lovely house in a wonderful location.