Villa Waldfrieden – a stylish guest house for Kurhaus Trifels
Villa Waldfrieden, the lovely mansion in the town of Annweiler right underneath Trifels Castle, is more than a hundred years old. It was built in 1909 as a health resort by the architect Karl K¬¬lorer. At the time, people started to value good fresh country air, and with Annweiler being given the title of a “climatic spa”, it was a perfect location for a resort of this kind. Villa Waldfrieden was built outside the town in the green – only a small footpath lead to Burgstraße (“Castle Street”) which also first had to be paved by the town to facilitate access. Villa Waldfrieden had been operated as a health resort and restaurant until the early 40th.
Only in the 60th - when the town of Annweiler needed more space for building family homes - was the footpath from Burgstraße to Villa Waldfrieden paved and named Waldfriedenstraße after Villa Waldfrieden.
By then, Villa Waldfrieden had been split into separate apartments and has been occupied by various tenants since. It was in serious need of renovations then which, alas, haven’t been carried out for another fifty years.
2015 A New Beginning
In 2015 Villa Waldfrieden has finally been completely renovated. The four apartments have been transformed into fifteen stylish guest rooms with a total of thirty beds, managed by the hotel Kurhaus Trifels. This way, Villa Waldfrieden has been given back its original purpose.
Guest Rooms and Suites
The resulting rooms and suites have all been individually decorated with taste and love. Highlights are the fireplace room with its conservatory on the ground floor, the two rooms with a balcony on the second floor, the two rooms with wellness areas and their own terraces facing the forest, the rooms with direct access to a small garden, and upstairs the tower room with the beautifully restored tower. All rooms have a modern design spiced with antique furniture. The bathrooms are newly renovated and feature wellness showers, some also baths. The rooms are equipped with modern boxspring beds and flatscreen TVs.
The former basement has been transformed into a decorative breakfast area for our hotel guests where a rich breakfast buffet is prepared in the mornings.
In the extension there is now a bright seminar room with large doors opening to a vast terrace. This area can also be used as a family room for four.
The drawings and paintings in the rooms are original artworks made by the well-known Annweiler artist Gertrud Geib, born 10th of March 1916, who passed away 2013.
We were also able to purchase various pieces of antique furniture from the artist’s decedent estate, which we had renovated and placed in the guest rooms in Villa Waldfrieden.