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48°North The Originals Relais

48°North The Originals Relais

On his return from a trip to Lapland in 2012, Emil Leroy Jönsson had the slightly crazy idea of building an unusual, ecological and high-end hotel in the form of Scandinavian hyttes (cabins) in the upper reaches of the little Alsatian village of Breitenbach. “More than a hotel, I thought of a place where you live differently,” says the landscaper–town planner by trade, hotelier by passion. In this free, open and intimate space, 14 independent hyttes are scattered in nature around one house. There, guests meet and spend time together around the fire or a table in the restaurant which serves exclusively local produce. “48° North, The Originals Relais is a simple, friendly space where everyone feels good, like being at a friend’s house. Guests enjoy the pleasures of a good meal, a walk, swimming or simply doing nothing.”

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Emil Leroy Jönsson invites you to his hotel in Alsace
“Human values, simplicity and authenticity.”
  • WiFi


  • Bycicle premises

    Bycicle premises

  • Fee-paying hotel car park

    Fee-paying hotel car park

  • Restaurant


  • Whirlpool


  • Sauna



48°North, The Originals Relais

48° North offers hyttes in place of rooms. Dotted around the natural setting, there are 14 of them with space for two to four people. Their design is inspired by traditional Scandinavian cabins. There’s no breeze blocks or concrete here but wood, stone and natural materials to enhance the strong graphic lines. Inside, it’s all about elegant wood and Nordic subtlety. Some hyttes feature a wellness area with a sauna and jacuzzi opening onto the landscape.

  • Air-conditioned room
  • Safe-box
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee machine
  • Non smoking room
Fjell Hytte

Fjell Hytte

  • People: 4

Grass Hytte

Grass Hytte

  • People: 2

Efoy Hytte

Efoy Hytte

  • People: 2

Tre Hytte

Tre Hytte

Efoy Hytte and Jacuzzi

Efoy Hytte and Jacuzzi

  • People: 2

Fjell Hytte and Jacuzzi

Fjell Hytte and Jacuzzi

  • People: 4

Tre Hytte and Jacuzzi

Tre Hytte and Jacuzzi

  • People: 2

Fjell hytte and nordic bath

Fjell hytte and nordic bath


Couple laying on a bed & having champagne at Originals Hotels
Romantic Experience

Romantic Experience: The price of the stay includes a breakfast for two, a tasting of a local cru * and a late check-out **.


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48°North, The Originals Relais

Welcome to the Felles Hytte, the central house. Your 100% local and organic breakfast and dinners will be served here. It's a warm and friendly place where you can sample dairy products from the village farm, bread from the local bakery, produce from the hotel vegetable garden and valley deli meats, morning and evening. Weather permitting, guests can enjoy the terrace and its views over the forest and beautiful Alsatian nature.

Chairs & tables with outside view at The Originals Hotels

48° North

There are no freezers here but a very limited menu (three starters, two mains – one vegetarian – and three desserts). The chef is inspired by the seasons and the regional produce. He sets off in search of nature’s flavours in the village, garden and forest. Like Scandinavians, he fashions the raw produce from his walks to dream up simple recipes bursting with freshness and colour.


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Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast is included in the price of the room.

Kid enjoying with parents in the garden at The Originals Hotels

Liberty offer

Go on holiday in complete freedom at a reasonable price.  And if you have any unforeseen circumstances, you can change or cancel at any time.

Couple laying on a bed & having champagne at Originals Hotels

Romantic Experience

Romantic Experience: The price of the stay includes a breakfast for two, a tasting of a local cru * and a late check-out **.



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48°North, The Originals Relais

Route du Mont Saint Odile, Site Espace Nature 67220 Breitenbach, France


"Wonderful stay "

Everything was a pleasure, the team welcome, the hytte, jacuzzi, sauna, the surrounding and the view, and last but not least, the diner at the restaurant. Wish to come back soon !

  • Laurent T.
  • Mar 08, 2022

"Amazing moments "

Une parenthèse enchantée dans un lieu dédié à la détente et à la nature. Le personnel y est très sympathique, accueillant et professionnel. Les hébergements sont insolites et très confortables. Nous avons pu profité d' un sauna et d'un jacuzzi privatif. Un vrai plaisir. Mention particulière pour la carte du restaurant. Le chef est très créatif et le service est impeccable. L'accord en vin est recherché et même surprenant. Le petit-déjeuner servi en chambre était délicieux. Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour au 48° Nord et nous attendons avec impatience notre prochaine visite.

  • Marc G.
  • Feb 16, 2022


The hotel staff is truly excellent. They go all out to ensure the guests have a comfortable stay. They really stand out compared to other hotels. Congratulations for having such good employees.

  • Kok Wee S.
  • Singapore
  • Dec 03, 2021

"Location scouting"

I visited the hotel to experience it myself, before we agree to an offer e received regarding a group booking for a car rally. Staff was very friendly, the hotel is truely unique, the location is brilliant. I hope covid goes away soon so that they can keep there business healthy as they really deserve it.

  • Pieter-Jan H.
  • Belgium
  • Nov 30, 2021

"Great little getaway!"

We really enjoyed our time at 48°Nord. Autumn is a travel time we can recommend to everyone. The cabins are very nice and offer everything you need. It would be great if the hotel could still provide bathrobes and slippers. It's great that breakfast is brought to the room. So the day starts really cozy. However, we were missing salt and pepper :-) The staff is really friendly, you feel very welcome and as a guest at the top priority.

  • Sina M.
  • Germany
  • Oct 26, 2021

"excellent stay "

smooth & flexible check in - very friendly & accommodating staff - clean & pleasant rooms - lived up to its expectations. am recommending it

  • Veerle D.
  • Belgium
  • Oct 25, 2021

"The most special hotel in Alsace"

You can find a better panoramic view directly from your bed the this hotel! There's no TV in the room cause the view outside is so much better. One of the best hotels we stayed in!!!

  • Dean A.
  • Israel
  • Jun 18, 2021

"Serenity in nature"

Beautiful, relaxing, minimalistic, blissful

  • Tasha & Laurent G.
  • France
  • Jun 04, 2021

"Perfect stay, hope to go back someday!"

Beautiful location (great for hiking in the woods). Super charming hut and view. Food was so delicious and great value for money; chef was thoughtful about accommodating a gluten-free request. We also had a natural red wine that was amazing - wish I'd remembered to buy some bottles to take home! And finally, staff was wonderful. Really nice guy/host who helped us out throughout our stay; plus the effort that was put in to serve everyone food in our rooms was above and beyond. Thanks for everything! Only note is to be careful about keeping windows open, bugs of all types are all around - it's in the woods after all :)

  • Justine W.
  • Germany
  • Mar 31, 2021

"a wonderful stay that we will not soon forget "

We had a fantastic time. The team took care of us from beginning to end. We could not have wished for better treatment and already cannot wait to come back.

  • Katerina C.
  • Belgium
  • Jan 21, 2021
Closeup of a lady applying oil at the Spa in Originals Hotels

Tips from your hotelier


Though small, the 48° North SPA is a wonderful place for relaxation with a sauna, Swedish bath, rest room and unique views over the beautiful landscapes. For those in search of pampering, massages and treatments can be booked at reception.

Boy on a cliff holding a bicycle at sunrise at Originals Hotels

Tips from your hotelier


For those looking to exert themselves and breathe in some fresh air, 48° North hires out electric mountain bikes and provides snowshoe and hiking equipment. The curious among you (and the foodies) may be temped by a cookery class, a wine and local cheese tasting, a botanical outing, a permaculture class in the vegetable garden, an eco-construction initiation or many other activities.

The beautiful Little France Strasbourg near Originals Hotels

Tips from your hotelier


From 48° North between Strasbourg and Colmar, Alsace welcomes you with open arms. Explore the nearby wine trail, the upper reaches of Mont Saint-Odile and Haut-Koenigsbourg or the beautiful traditional villages, or take a family outing to the eagle park, NaturOparC, etc.

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If you’re seeking an unusual, peaceful spot in an Alsatian country setting for your work sessions, 48° North, The Originals Relais is just what you’re looking for. Small gatherings only though as the meeting room has space for just six to ten people, or up to 20 if you make a private booking to access the large common room. Contact the sales team to discuss your project and find the best solution to your needs together.

People working on laptops in a Meeting Room at Originals Hotels

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