A green setting dedicated to golf. Two listed castles. Regional flavours. Welcome to Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
“Giving you an unforgettable stay full of nature and history.”
Aurélien’s career path is unusual to say the least. The former sports student is now running this hotel. Surprising, but not completely devoid of logic because the Château de Bournel, The Originals Relais, a large 80-hectare estate in the Franche-Comté countryside, is not only a high class hotel-restaurant but also the setting for a wonderful 18-hole golf course since the 2000s. “Actually it goes rather well with my first career,” says Aurélien who works every day to develop this historic residence which has belonged to the Moustier family for 5 centuries. “It’s not rare either to run into the Marquis and Marquise who enjoy the peace and quiet of the premises.” The beauty of the premises as well. It’s impossible to resist the harmony of these French-style gardens (visits on request) and these two castles, one from the 18th century with a sparkling roof of glazed tiles (the hotel), the other from the 19th century in Neo-Gothic style overlooking the golf course with its majestic stature.
Within the thick walls of the 18th century castle are 16 spacious and fully equipped rooms (including 3 suites) between 25 and 50m2. They are all comfortable and quiet and have kept their authentic spirit, from the furniture to the decor. Toile de Jouy, flowery print, empire stripes, paintings and antique furniture...
- Non smoking room
With high arched ceilings, wide windows allowing light in and magnificent exposed stones, the dining room will charm you as much by its beauty as by the flavours on offer from breakfast to dinner. In the mornings, while the drinks (coffee and tea) are served at your table, you can help yourself to food from the generous and varied buffet. For lunch and dinner, you can go for the buffet option again or choose from the bistro menu.
The Château de Bournel, The Originals Relais estate is a dream experience where everyone can enjoy themselves for a day, an evening or a weekend.
The Château de Bournel, The Originals Relais’s UGOLF is for golfers looking for high standards, golfing tradition and appreciation. The French architect Robert Berthet used the hundred-year-old trees, a series of lakes and natural height differences to design an 18-hole course which everyone can enjoy, from occasional amateur to committed professional.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYSet out for the citadels of Belfort and Besançon, follow in the footsteps of princes from Wurtemberg to Montbéliard, explore the historic centre of Baume-les-Dames, follow the craze for white gold in Arc-et-Senans or for absinthe in Pontarlier, lose yourself in the Arbois vineyards or in the Haut Jura regional nature park, visit an authentic Father Christmas workshop. Hikers can follow the walking routes of 1000 lakes while cyclists can take the EuroVélo 6 green route, families can visit the Peugeot Adventure Museum or the Les Campaines theme park...
What our customers say
A fantastic night spent at this hotel - what a gorgeous place in gorgeous surroundings. Why not 5 stars? We felt that the breakfast was slightly disappointing at 12 euros a head.
"really nice and charming"
Excellent stay, all perfectly pre-arranged and very friendly staff. Great food, wonderful place. The golf green has been suffering from the heat of 2018 and some additional work would pay out in the long run. It would be a pity if the place would struggle to be kept open. Looking forward to coming back - thanks for the hospitality in that wonderful castle and park.
we had our wedding day at your beautiful hotel. we had a great stay and will came again for sure. Just on thing. you have such a nice garden around the hotel, but nothing is open for the guest. Will it be open once? Kind regards and see you soon.
Enjoy an exceptional setting for your meetings, colloquiums, training days, conferences... The Château de Bournel, The Originals Relais has 3 seminar rooms available for you. Quiet, comfortable and with character and modern equipment in a historic setting, you will find all the conditions needed for your work events. Also have some fun with an introductory golf lesson on the estate (with loan of equipment).
Close to the hotel hall, this beautiful 100m2 room with exposed stones can accommodate around 50 people. Its wide bay windows look out onto the 18th century castle courtyard.
You will need to climb the stairs to access this 125m2 room above the castle’s bar. Exposed stones, natural light, it can accommodate up to 80 people in a theatre seating plan.