Schloss Elmau Retreat (Elmau, Germany)
It’s hard to get more secluded than this: Schloss Elmau is placed inside a green valley at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, flanked on all sides by thick forest.
In fact, it was founded in 1916 by philosopher Johannes Mueller as a sanctuary for artists and creatives looking to escape the “outside world.”
Comprising two separate hotels, aptly named Hideaway and Retreat, the resort is grand yet cozy, thanks to thoughtful, globally curated decor — carpets from Iran, linen from India, tables from Indonesia — and a warm, inviting color palette. In winter, the entire resort transforms into a snowy wonderland.
Schloss Elmau, In Elmau 2, 82493 Elmau, Bavaria Germany;