Lots of light, lots of air, plenty of wood and bright colors, a beautiful garden, relaxing music and twittering – that’s the first eco hotel in the Saxon Switzerland! A house full of lust for life enchants with an ambience of an exclusive rowing club and a graceful beach house style. The impressive natural panorama in the unobstructed landscape guarantees holiday enjoyment at its best. Cuddly rooms, fresh air and natural scents of beautiful wood - what more could you want.
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As a guest of the “Eco-Hotel Helvetia”, you not only book a bed, but the three pillars of the holiday philosophy of the Eco-Retreat Schmilka: Accommodation + Culinary + Events.
The Eco-Hotel Helvetia is located directly on the Elbe, about an eight-minute walk from the historic center of the village of Schmilka, in the heart of Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland. Surrounded by forests and rock massifs of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, small half-timbered houses crowd up the hill to the historic mill, and hotels and guest houses line the banks of the Elbe. It is not surprising that this place was given the title "Most beautiful village of Saxony". You just have to experience this gem between village culture and nature.
Located next to the Villa Waldfrieden, the Bio-Hotel Helvetia has 22 rooms, ranging from 20 to 24 m², where the four so-called eco-comfort rooms have been completely refurbished. The windows are soundproofed. Free parking is available right at the house.
On the ground floor is the organic restaurant StrandGut with cozy fireplace room, library and a large panoramic terrace with sunbathing area and hanging swing directly on the Elbe and with views to the bizarre Schrammsteine. In the herb and vegetable garden one can observe also rare plant species while growing, while the children on the playground next to the terrace great.
Take a refreshing break in the cozy rooms of the Bio-Hotel Helvetia and let yourself go really well. In the morning, wake up to an extended late-riser breakfast with crispy-fresh bread rolls from the historic mill and organic bakery on the “Mühle”. How about a treatment or massage? Or you can use the panorama sauna opposite the watermill in the bathhouse and enjoy the pleasant smell of wood and natural materials. During the winter season, take a brave dip in one of the heated bath tubs or meet for a social gathering by the fireplace in the Mühlenhof. Explore on a hike, bike ride or even by paddle boat the beautiful surroundings of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Bicycles and e-bikes can be rented on site. Then come back to the beer garden in the Mühlenhof with hearty meals and treat yourself to a refreshing organic beer from the brewing company Schmilka. Or enjoy fresh and regional organic cuisine in the organic restaurant StrandGut and Café Richter on the Elbe. The evening will end relaxedly with amusing lectures on Schmilk's local history, live music in the Mühlenhof or a fun tournament at one of the historic slot machines in the mill.
You can easily reach Schmilka by train no. S1 from direction Dresden, stop Schmilka-Hirschmühle. Cross with the historic ferry "Lena" from 1924 and the holiday can start. The central reception is located in the Eco-Hotel Helvetia.
Hotel Helvetia in a nutshell
- situated on the Elbe with its own lawn and beach
- directly on the Elbradweg, Malerweg 200m
- 22 rooms in 4 categories
- officially classified 4 stars by DEHOGA
- Organic restaurant "StrandGut" with terrace
- Library and National Park room as a separate room
- Naturopathic practice with massages and under-the-roof treatments
- Central reception for all the houses of the Biological & National Park Refuge Schmilka
- Free Wi-Fi in the lobby and restaurant from 07:00 to 22:00
- 100% eco-electricity and 100% organic ingredients
- Grander water throughout the house
- Free parking and jetty m house
- Children's playground next door