We drove just a couple of hours to spend a couple of nights in this paradise in the country. After arriving late on a Friday we were anxious to see our surroundings on Saturday morning and the area around Villa Salem did not disappoint. The house itself is a work of art and the apartment was much larger than we expected. The apartment was elegantly decorated and the yard and gardens are impeccably kept. Our children (7 and 3) had an wonderful time playing in the yard, jumping on the trampoline and getting to know the resident children. We all enjoyed a lovely long walk on Saturday visiting pigs, horses, cats and dogs on the way to Schloss Salem. There is a great Spielplatz there for the children and the buildings and grounds were lovely. Proximity to fun, family-oriented activities like Affenberg the Bodensee make this a truly ideal family vacation locale. We will surely visit again.