Belgium is full of pretty treasures to discover.
The constraints linked to the pandemic context are making us rediscover a trend far from new: the staycation. This tendency is to spend vacations at home or next to home. A great opportunity to rediscover your region, and why not organize a little road trip through Belgium to discover the unusual places near us. Here are 10 ideal and eclectic places to sleep and eat this summer.
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In this former agricultural farm completely renovated in the heart of Ernage, this brand new establishment welcomes you in a warm and friendly atmosphere. In the kitchen, Stefan Jacob, originally from the region and who already won at the age of 23 a star at the Va Doux Vent in Uccle. His partner, Aurélie, takes care of the four guest rooms and the events that take place on site. To be tested urgently for a unique and exotic experience.
Eat : Discovery menu depending on the market. Four courses = 55 € (food / wine pairing € 30) / five courses = 65 € (food / wine pairing € 35) / Six courses = € 75 (food / wine pairing € 40)
To sleep : Rooms from 120 to 150 € per night.
Info and reservations: hors-champs.be
Villa Balat, Namur
This exceptional guest room on the banks of the Meuse is considered one of the most beautiful houses in Namur. Located a stone’s throw from the city center, the house of nearly 375 m2 on three floors is a real place of tranquility. Whether you prefer to curl up in one of the armchairs in the library or stroll around every corner of the gardens. The motto of the house? “They didn’t know it was impossible, so they did it.”
To sleep : Rooms from 120 € to 160 € including breakfast.
Info and reservations: www.villabalat.be
The Hunting Horn, Wéris
This 13-room family hotel located in one of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia offers a moment of calm and relaxation, as well as modern gourmet cuisine whose dishes are prepared by the owner himself. The imposing building in typical Ardennes stones has a warm and contemporary interior for a truly exceptional moment.
To sleep : Rooms between 115 and 150 €
Eat : Lunch (3 services: 40 € + selection of wines: 22 €) / Discovery menu (5 services: 70 € + selection of wines: 38 €) / Prestige menu (6 services: 85 € + selection of wines: 45 €)
Info and reservations: www.lecordechasse.be
The yurts of Véro & Co, Namur
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I only need a few things to be happy. Nature, food, sun and love 🌞 That ain’t too much to ask, right? No for real, if there’s anything that soothes my soul, then it is carefree days in nature. A minimalistic way of living. The past few days I had an amazing experience with my boyfriend. We enjoyed my birthday while staying in a yurt and being able to enjoy a hot tub and a sauna every moment of the day (and night). Besides, we enjoyed long walks and captivating views. On my birthday we (unexpectedly) visited Namur, went to the bio shop and lifted back to the yurt. There we picked some salad and herbs out of the garden and enjoyed a cozy teppanyaki dinner while watching the sunset. Bliss 🌅 My heart is still glowing of love. Oh and guess what? I finally finished my studies 👩🏾🎓 Woop woop! I definitely wasn’t an average student, always exploring new opportunities and other talents while leaving my studies on the background. So yes, it was a struggle. I am definitely not that girl with the high marks 🤣 But hey! I made it, and this is definitely a milestone and I am SO glad that I can leave this horrible (yes horrible) chapter behind 😄 Never understood people saying ‘enjoy your student life, it’s the best period in your whole life!’. Definitely disagree on that one. Now it’s time for a new chapter 🏠🙈 Pretty nervous about that as well 🙃🙃🙃
Happiness is in the yurts. This unusual concept offers a guest yurt with its Finnish bath and wood-fired sauna, a shared vegetable garden, chickens, sheep, goats and cows, a bread oven, a neighboring network of local artisans (cheese dairy , bakery,…), bulk, zero waste,… Full of surprises that will undoubtedly make you experience a totally extraordinary moment.
To sleep : Yurt at 140 € for two and 200 € for four, including a kitchenette.
Poupette’s hut, Beersel
In an enchanting setting, this little cabin on the edge of a pond looks like Chalet Robinson. This hotel located a stone’s throw from Brussels promises you a real moment of rejuvenation, for an experience of staycation unique. Ideal for a romantic weekend.
The Forest, Houwaart
It is the Instagramable spot par excellence. Just 30 minutes from Brussels, this concept “into the wild” invites you to take a dip in nature while staying in a small wooden cabin. A real return to childhood, but always in comfort and taste! The tiny house is equipped with a double bed, a kitchenette, a living space with stove and above all a bath with an extraordinary view of the lake.
To sleep : 210 € for one night alone or for two
Info and reservations: www.theforest.be
Slô Escape, Pays de Famennes
The concept of this hotel tends to restore silence to its titles of nobility by making it the central theme of their project. In the heart of the Ardennes, these six suspended cabins offer you a moment out of time. The real plus? The ultra minimalist decor and the infrastructures made of ice and wood, a unique design that blends completely into the decor. For a responsible weekend and a real reconnection, with family or friends.
To sleep : Compute around 150 € per night.
Info and reservations: slo-escape.com
The cabins of Rensiwez, Houffalize
This is the must that we no longer present. The Rensiwez cabins also offer a getaway in the heart of the forest, in a simply magical green nature. Composed of several cabins and houses scattered around, the site is located in the heart of the Deux Ourthes Natural Park which covers an area of 75,998 hectares. Fishing, kayaking, walks, golf,… Everything is there for an exceptional moment.
Eat : Breakfast = € 14 per person / Catering service between € 24 and € 32 per person depending on the number of services / Barbecue: € 26 per person.
To sleep : Between 135 and 200 € per night
Info and reservations: www.lescabanesderensiwez.be
Maxime’s table, Paliseul
This old renovated farmhouse offers a gourmet restaurant and ultra comfortable rooms in a unique and modern design. The hotel has a total of six charming rooms and a cuisine inspired by a passion for the land. A high-end experience in the countryside.
To sleep : Between 125 and 145 € per night (lunch included)
Eat : The market menu at 50 € (lunch only) / Discovery menu 60 € 75 € 95 € (+ the wine package).
Info and reservations: www.maximecollard.be/la-table-de-maxime
The Lands of Here, La Hulpe
This ecological project offers a catering area, an organic grocery store as well as a nursery that serves as a pedagogical place.ogic for children and adults. The eco farm focuses on organic and seasonal products picked from their vegetable garden in the heart of Beersel. Numerous activities around nature are also organized throughout the summer. The opportunity to escape for an afternoon, close to home.
Eat : Starter-main course at 25 €
Info and reservations: www.lesterresdici.farm