How to Stay at the Garmisch Resort on a Budget 3


[This post may contain affiliate links.  We can’t thank you enough for helping to support the EE site at no additional cost to you]

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort vs Army Lodging

For military members stationed in Germany, Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, located in the stunning Alpine village of Garmisch, is a much-sought after retreat area.

Edelweiss Lodge and Resort

Stunning Sunset over the Alps

 

Edelweiss Lodge is indeed a beautiful getaway.  In order stay at the resort, you must be a military ID card holder to gain access to the Army Post that it is located on.  As long as you have a military ID, you can stay at the lodge, but prices will vary depending on one’s rank and possible specials going on at the time.   These prices can range from around $70 to over $100.  When I think “resort” I often also think “all-inclusive” or at least “semi-inclusive.”  However, unless there is a promotion running, often times breakfast isn’t even included in the nightly rate.

I was not about to pay $100 a night for a bed and some nice alpine lodge ambience! So, it was time to travel hack!

After doing some digging and getting tipped off by a co-worker whose wife worked at the Army Post Lodging, we decided to save some big bucks and stay at the lodging instead of the resort.  Here’s the breakdown of both options

 

What is Included
Army Lodging
Edelweiss

Price:

Single Occupancy-        Double Bed:  $40-        Each additional person: $7.50/night-        Rollaways/Cribs: Free$68-$100+ (varies by Rank)-        Two queen beds (kings available)

Price

$28 for room with bathroom down hall

Breakfast

NoNo: Only in special/ limited offers

Dinner

NoNo: Only in special/ limited offers

Access to all restaurants at resort

YesYes

Access to pool area

YesYes

Wifi

Yes; coming soon or use the wifi at EdelweissYes

Fridge

YesOnly in Vacation Cabin

Microwave

YesOnly in Vacation Cabin

TV with AFN

YesYes

 

Bottom Line: Unless you have booked with a marriage retreat or with a special, you can pay almost HALF the price to stay right next door and receive all the same amenities as the “resort” (ask for the location next to Edelweiss, as there is another location on the Artillery Kaserne, which is on the other “side” of post).

Garmisch Army Lodging Standard Room Instead of Edelweiss

The Standard Rooms at the Garmisch Army Lodging provide all amenities of a regular hotel room

Some people want the rustic and romantic appeal of Edelweiss, but I much prefer the appeal of saving money! (My gal pal, Jennifer over at Royal Little Lambs goes into detail about how great the resort is though here.  Check out her review to compare)   Besides, when surrounded by gorgeous scenery, I don’t care what the inside of my hotel looks like!  With the knowledge that I can use all the same amenities as those staying at the resort, I’ll save that $40-50/night and spend it on something awesome…like paragliding over Neuschwanstein!

You can contact the Army Lodging in Garmisch at:

Phone #  08821-750-3308  DSN  440-3308

If you are still looking for other places to stay, don’t forget to look through my 5 Alternatives to Edelweiss Lodge

Want to know what to do while in Garmisch? Check out my “Top Things to do in Garmisch” Post!

Where to Stay in Garmisch
Read reviews to find the perfect place to stay in Garmisch here.

Compare to find the current cheapest accommodation in Garmisch.

Stay at your own personal apartment or home while in Garmisch.

Garmisch can be expensive.  What have you done to save a few bucks while enjoying your Alpine retreat?

 

The following two tabs change content below.

LeAnna Brown

Author and Creator at Economical Excursionists
Former teacher turned blogger turned mom turned full time travel addict, LeAnna has never been one to live life by the rules. Whether she is moving to a farm in Switzerland to learn to make cheese (Yes, CHEESE), jumping off a mountain to paraglide over Cinderella castles, or taking her baby all over the world with nothing but a backpack on their backs, LeAnna designs and defines her OWN life. LeAnna, her husband Andy, and kiddo, "Lil B" love to live a minimal lifestyle, not only for the "thrill" of pinching pennies but in order to save for traveling the world. Considering over 40 countries and 90+ cities have been explored, we'd say they are doing something right!

About LeAnna Brown

Former teacher turned blogger turned mom turned full time travel addict, LeAnna has never been one to live life by the rules. Whether she is moving to a farm in Switzerland to learn to make cheese (Yes, CHEESE), jumping off a mountain to paraglide over Cinderella castles, or taking her baby all over the world with nothing but a backpack on their backs, LeAnna designs and defines her OWN life. LeAnna, her husband Andy, and kiddo, "Lil B" love to live a minimal lifestyle, not only for the "thrill" of pinching pennies but in order to save for traveling the world. Considering over 40 countries and 90+ cities have been explored, we'd say they are doing something right!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 thoughts on “How to Stay at the Garmisch Resort on a Budget