In the middle of National Park Hoge Kempen’s lush greenery, lies Domaine La Butte aux Bois. Originally built for Sir Lagasse de Locht in 1924, it was converted into a modern hotel almost 60 years later. The spacious and fashionable guest rooms are located in the Manor, the opposite Villa or in La Forêt and are furnished in ‘Flamant’ style. The ambience is of a large French Estate, with magnificent gardens and terrace.
La Butte aux Bois’ unique location with many amenities create a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy the new state-of-the-art 1,350 sq.m. Wellness Area ‘Spa Retreat La Forêt’ which includes Spa, fitness and Health & Beauty. La Forêt’s garden merges beautifully into National Park De Hoge Kempen’s landscape. Two-star restaurant La Source represents purity, passion and perfection. In Le Bistrot you will enjoy regional dishes.
The prettiest village in Flanders, Oud-Rekem and Outlet Shopping Maasmechelen are well within reach. Maastricht is also nearby.
The stylish restaurant La Source’s french doors open to the terrace with a wonderful view of the garden, which enhances the outstanding culinary delights. The renowned chef, Ralf Berendsen, is responsible for the sophisticated cuisine which offers a range of classic favourites with a modern twist. You can describe his style with the following three words: pure, passion and perfection.
On the old courtyard of the castle you will find Bistro Gourmand Het Binnenhof. A restaurant with a pleasant, informal atmosphere where the fireplace is always lit up and where you can dine - weather permitting - on the beautiful terrace. The chef uses fine local produce from Limburg.
The hotel has a cosy bar.
Winner of the QL Robbe & Berking Silver Butterknife 2016
Restaurant La Source is opened Tuesday through Saturday. Opened for lunch Tuesday through Friday.
The bistro is opened every day. On Tuesday and Wednesday dishes from the lunch menu are served.
The garden is large with sweeping lawns, ponds and lots of romantic walks.The extensive lawn doubles as terrace in the summer months.
Hotel La Butte aux Bois has its own wellness center and spa, Aquamarijn, which includes a fine indoor swimming pool, a Turkish bath and sauna. The extensive beauty centre offers the brand Shiseido. The treatment rooms offer a chance to relax and revitalise.
Domaine La Butte aux Bois is situated not too far form Dutch Maastricht (8 km), Belgian Liege (30 km) and German Aachen (40 km). Should you tire from the lovely woodlands, these cities offer plenty of cultural and recreational trips. National Park De Kempen is nearby and offers horse riding trips or mountain bike excursions.