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Hof Keppel

North Rhine-Westphalia, Schmallenberg


Rated with 9.4

(1 Reviews)

Escape to a simpler life with Hanna and Frank

Discover Hof Keppel near Schmallenberg, in the middle of the Hochsauerland. Frank and Hanna Schauerte and their children Anton, Greta and Henri, as well as Frank's parents Hubertus and Elisabeth, welcome you to their farmhouse, which was built in half-timbered style in 1890. The farm is in a beautiful secluded location and is surrounded by meadows and forests. The piebald cows as well as two ponies and a donkey graze peacefully in the pastures around the yard. The location of the comfortable WiesenBett Log Cabins provides a fantastic view of the green landscape.

Experience varied nature in Sauerland

In addition to the many lakes that the Sauerland has to offer, it is also the perfect hiking region. In Hof Keppel you will find the Arpetal or the Rothaarsteig. In Schmallenberg there is a climbing hall, Thikos Kinderland and an outdoor swimming pool. A very special experience is Europe's largest open-air stage in Elspe, 15 km away from the farm and it promises a very special experience with the Karl-Mai Festival. A stay in one of our cosy log cabins is also a special way to spend a winter holiday. In the Sauerland winter sports arena there are 25 ski lifts, cross-country skiing trails, an ice skating rink and toboggan runs are available. Your skis can be comfortably stored in a ski locker with a ski dryer in the farmhouse.

What to do at Hof Keppel

A real speciality is the bronze bell on the gable of the farmhouse, which has been rung by hand twice a day for more than 100 years. The little guests especially will love the petting zoo, the straw hedge and the farm’s playground. Fresh regional vegetables and sausages are available in the honesty shop. Prepare a delicious Sauerland speciality together on your wood-burning stove or barbecue. As a special highlight, treat yourself to a bath in the warm hot tub, before relaxing in the comfortable beds of your Log Cabin. Each Log Cabin is equipped with a flushing toilet and a private shower.

What can you expect?

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    Horses and ponies

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    Hot tub

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    Private animal hire

What animals will you find on this farm?










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What our guests like

  • ✓ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • ✓ Authentic historical farm
  • ✓ ponies

Our canvas hideaways

Hot tub available

Houten huisje

Log cabin

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje farm douche

Canvas hideaway with farm-house shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje buiten douche

Canvas hideaway with private outdoor shower

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    6 persons

Tenthuisje binnen douche

Canvas hideaway with en-suite shower

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    6 persons

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    6 persons

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Check Live in nature
Check Have adventures together
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    Including wood for the wood-burning stove

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    Including welcome package with bed-linen, towels, candles, matches, washing-up liquid and other basic items

One of the world's best family holidays


Pizza Night

The farmer will usually fire up the pizza oven during your stay. Everyone gathers round to tell their stories of the day’s adventures and invent pizza toppings you’ll never find on the high street



Ask the Farmer

The farm tour is a must if it’s on offer. But you don’t wait till then. The farmer will be delighted to tell you more about how what goes on at the farm at any time.



The Farm Shop

It’s great for the basics and usually even better for local produce and low food miles. And every Feather Down farm shop operates on an honesty basis.

Options during your stay

Farmers Soup
Farmers Soup

Receive ingredients, firewood, the recipe, and cooking utensils to prepare a delicious farmer's soup at your tent, enough for 4 - 6 people.

Farmers Stew
Farmers Stew



You will receive the recipe, ingredients and cooking utensils to prepare a delicious Farmers Stew at your tent, enough for 4-6 people.

Private Rabbit
Private Rabbit

On this farm, you can look after your own rabbit during your stay. You are provided with a rabbit hutch next to your tent, fodder and instructions on how to look after your rabbit.

Hot Tub  Log Cabin
Hot Tub Log Cabin

You hire the Farmers Hot Tub. The Farmers Hot Tub is close to your log cabin

Meet your hosts

Hanna and Frank

We look forward to welcoming you in Schmallenberg Sauerland, to not only the lush forest and mountain location but also the hearty Sauerland dishe,s such as our-style sausage and pumpernickel.

Welcome to our beautiful secluded location that is surrounded by meadows and forests.
Hof Keppel





What do our guests think?

Average rating


Mrs Zeola


We had a wonderful time! We found it very handy to bring extra blankets and waterproof fire-starting sticks for re-starting the fire each morning. We loved Lexi the donkey, Snickers and Pedro the Shetland Ponies, Garfield the kitty, Portia our bunny for the weekend, all the sheep and chickens and the adorable cows and baby calves. Some of our favorite things about this holiday were watching the ponies frolicking in the snow-covered pasture, making hot cocoa on our wood-burning stove after hours of sledding right out the front door of the cabin, making warm stew over the fire after a fun day hiking in the Winter sun and playing on the playground and trampoline, Hanna’s homemade bread, strawberry marmalade and Johannisberren (red currant) jelly, feeding the chickens and checking for eggs, petting the sheep, bunnies, ponies and donkey, making pizza and sharing a meal with the Shuarte family on our last evening and the kids loved riding the tractor. Hof Keppel is the perfect place to unplug and stay warm by a fire...bringing hygge to Deutschland!


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