For those who seek the quiet of a country village, away from the bustle of larger towns, the Schäfflerbräu is a good headquarters for exploring this part of the Allgäu. Decorated in traditional Alpine style, this family-owned business has been an inn and tavern since 1468 and a private brewery since 1868.

Above the large downstairs dining areas, the hotel has six large modernized rooms with private toilet and shower. Each can be rented as a single or a double. (Six more lower-priced rooms share a toilet and shower on the same floor.) Staying at the Schäfflerbräu is like being a guest in a big Bavarian farmhouse with a good restaurant downstairs (see restaurant reviews), an excellent brewery on the premises, and a beer garden outside.

The hearty breakfast buffet is served in the one of the cozy dining rooms and features local Allgäuer cheeses, fresh Alpine butter, and several kinds of homemade jams. Free parking in the large lot by the hotel. Friendly staff.

Daily Rates: Singles €26-39, doubles €64-68, plus six additional rooms with shared toilet and shower €22 per person

Contact: Brauerei-Gasthof Schäfflerbräu, Haupstrasse 15, 87547 Missen-Wilhams, tel. +49/8320-92015, fax 92016,

Rating: QUALITY 14/20, VALUE 13/20