The first Hotel Granetal was built in 1907 and run by Georg Bornemann. In 1957 it was demolished, rebuilt and continued by his son Phillipp Bornemann. Only 25 years later another complete demolition took place and the house in its present form was built. This was operated by Treff Hotel AG until 2002. After the Harz Mountains became increasingly unattractive for tourists, our beloved house then fell into a long winter sleep.
Quite neglected, overgrown and with traces of vandalism, we discovered the house in early 2018. Over three years, we renovated it with heart and hand, so that it now shines again in full glory and can continue the long history.
Ecological restoration in harmony with nature was our priority. What was worth preserving was to be preserved and upgraded in a contemporary way.
Fresh mountain air, tranquility and nature on the doorstep – since the end of the 19th century, Hahnenklee has attracted recreation seekers as a health resort. Even though the place has changed over time, the unique surroundings of the Upper Harz have remained unchanged to this day. Here you can feel the power of nature, when the wind rustles through the trees, you dive into crystal-clear water of the forest pool or in autumn the fog moves through the valley.
The preservation of this wonderful area and a responsible approach to nature have therefore been of great concern to us from the very beginning.
But we want even more! Our goal is climate neutrality. In the coming year, we would like to have our carbon footprint calculated and aim for certification as a climate-neutral aparthotel. We also want to install a charging station for electric vehicles by the end of 2022 at the latest.
How you can support us as guests on our way?
Travel by public transport! More information here.
In addition, you will soon be able to donate to the reforestation projects of the Harzklub e.V. in cooperation with the Niedersächsische Landesforsten with every direct booking on our site. The money goes directly to the region and contributes to a climate-stable Harz forest.
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