A holiday with wolves and lambs: at Hotel Kenners LandLust, holidays are a natural experience. There are sheep behind the old half-timbered house and, in spring, their tame lambs, and behind them the forest begins. Here, Wolf consultant and hotel founder Kenny Kenner regularly takes wolf hikes with holidaymakers and guests learn that wolves are very social animals, but also shy. That';s why you rarely see the pack that lives here in Wendland.
But that's not the point. The focus is on nature and community experience. Because when Barbara and Kenny Kenners bought, renovated and opened the hotel in 1999, they wanted above all to create a place for a conscious and alternative way of life: a multi-generational house in which people come together who like to forget the everyday stress of a fireside chat. For the younger guests there is also a supervised forest time and for the older visitors a specially designed wellness offer in the "Wellnesst", as the spa area is called here. The two dining rooms are located in the modern extension, the glass house, a light and airy room that conveys the feeling of being warm and sunny, and the cozy tea kitchen. Everyone will find their favorite place here: there is a cozy corner, a small book board with children's books. And above the kitchen there is also plenty of scope for the little ones. There the children can make a lot of noise, because the bedrooms are far away. Outside there is also a large meadow, a playground and a wild garden to romp, discover or relax.
Kenners LandLust is a place to take a deep breath. Living in harmony takes on a new meaning here. The climate-neutral hotel with its local ecological food offer is a model for the interaction between people, animals and the environment.
We also featured this accommodation in Five Places for Foodies. You can find the hosts' favourite recipe to try in the kitchen whispers.
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ArchitectureFrom farmhouse to organic hotel: In 1999 the Kenner family bought the half-timbered house in Dübbekold and renovated it in terms of building biology using natural materials, breathing building materials and colors. They painted the half-timbered house clay yellow and provided it with a modern extension for the common rooms.
FoodReal pleasure for the soul and stomach awaits here, because in Kenners Landlust you are spoiled with a full organic cuisine. More than half of the food is obtained from organic farmers within a radius of 40 kilometers, which guarantees fresh dishes that are always suitable for the season. An international kitchen team ensures a varied taste experience and also makes it possible for vegetarians, vegans and allergy sufferers to enjoy a varied menu. At the breakfast buffet, guests will find, for example, fresh grain porridge, muesli, bread and rolls from regional organic bakeries, fruit, sausage and cheese as well as delicious jams. The lunch buffet offers a selection of soups, salads and casseroles and every evening guests can look forward to delicious dishes with dishes from all over the world. The food has the organic seal, so it comes entirely from controlled organic food and wild collection.
The wolves come back to Germany. Some people are afraid of it, others look forward to it. Kenny Kenner is a wolf consultant and wants to prepare people for how we can live with wolves again. He therefore offers the guests weeks on the topic of wolf. In these you can learn a lot about the wolves in the forest and see photo traps to see who is hanging around in the forest at night. However, they will not be able to take photos of the few wolves. There are too few of them and they are too shy. But there are many beautiful pictures of deer, deer, raccoons, wild boar, badgers, rabbits and foxes. Kenners LandLust is also a training company and one of the first companies to train refugees in 2009. Value-based coaching is offered for better teamwork and easier integration.
EnvironmentFrom the very beginning, the connoisseurs have been concerned with the energy balance and have now achieved their goal of creating a climate-neutral hotel. To do this, they had their CO2 consumption and the company's carbon footprint calculated and were able to determine that they had already achieved an extraordinarily good value. This value is one that should give courage, because it is based solely on insulation measures and a very strongly regional cuisine. CO2 emissions are also significantly influenced by the transport of (partly frozen) food. Freshness in the kitchen therefore not only pays off in the quality of the dishes, but also in a reduction in CO2 emissions. In order to achieve climate neutrality, they agreed on compensation for this value in the form of annual compensation payments for a reforestation project in Central America. Nevertheless, they continue to work on reducing their CO2 emissions: Since September 2014, they have been sourcing biogas from waste and have thus cut their CO2 emissions in half again. They gave energy efficiency advice and then started planning long-term steps: self-generation of energy using solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, more efficient use of energy through heat recovery and combined heat and power plants, and energy saving through better cooling systems and insulation measures.
Well-Being"Wellnesst" is the name of the relaxation room at Kenners Landlust with floatarium, sauna, relaxation room with tea corner, terrace and two treatment rooms. Trained and experienced therapists offer a wide-ranging wellness program here: Their cranio-sacral and shiatsu treatments stimulate self-healing powers and dissolve blockages, promoting a holistic sense of well-being. In addition to these energetic treatments, guests can also look forward to massages and individually tailored relaxation journeys. There is also a cooperation with the natural cosmetics company Ocean Well, which offers marine cosmetics with high algae content at a whole new level.
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|Double room||from119 €|
|Family room||from140 €|
from Lüneburg with the regional train (Lüneburg-Dannenberg route) to the Göhrde train station (3.5 km, free pick-up service) or Leitstade (3 km, romantic walk through the forest). In cooperation with the Dahlenburg taxi service (05851 328), the hotel offers pick-up for a fixed price of EUR 60 for Lüneburg train station.
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