We have stayed at this resort four times now. Most recently we visited early November and this was our first trip there that wasn't during the Christmas season. Because of this we were slightly disappointed. There were notable differences- not all restaurants are open daily, the resort is very quiet (could be a good thing), and the ambiance wasn't as magical.
Our favorite time to visit has always been the Christmas season because of the decorations, markets, events, snow, winter activities, etc. It's wonderful sitting in the outdoor hot tub at night surrounded by mountains covered in snow.
We have never been disappointed in any stay. But I would recommend going during a more popular season/holiday because there is a lot more to do!
A couple other things:
-This is a military resort so don't expect room service or quality television! Hah. But it's never been a problem for us. Plenty to do and see in the local area.
-The only on-site restaurant we have enjoyed has been Pullman's Place, but unfortunately it was not open during this visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Long revered as one of the most desirable destinations in the Bavarian Alps, the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area is an idyllic location nestled at the foot of sweeping Alpine vistas and home to the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. Just 56 miles from Munich, 34 miles from Innsbruck, the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is located in the heart of Europe. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edelweiss Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Edelweiss Resort Garmisch Partenkirchen