Hostellerie La Butte aux Bois        

 Paalsteenlaan 90 B-3620 Lanaken − Belgium

Lost in Nature

Hostellerie La Butte aux Bois is an exceptionally beautiful country estate located in the heart of a verdant wooded area.

This luxury Relais & Châteaux four-star hotel goes to great lengths to make sure its clients are provided with the very best service. Hospitality is enhanced by the surrounding verdant green and tranquil nature.

The majestic garden with its avenues, ponds and idyllic spots will take you into reveries of times gone by and you will be able to gaze at all of this on the idyllically located spacious terrace in total tranquillity and harmony with nature. The beautiful expanses of the Hoge Kempen National Park start right outside the front door and offer you the wonders of nature in all their glory.


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The property was originally built for the knight, Sir Lagasse de Locht and his family. Today it is a huge and highly versatile hotel that is both stylish and distinguished. Visitors find themselves plunged into an elegant decor in an ambiance that is full of pleasant surprises.

Hospitality and cordiality are blended here to create an irresistible charm.

The Rural Estate 

A short distance away by car you will find the busy, buzzing cities of Maastricht, Aachen, Liège and many other smaller historic towns.

Maasmechelen Village Chic Outlet Shopping is also just a short distance away.

La Butte aux Bois is a rural estate in a varied region where sophisticated pampering is a long-honoured tradition.


A beautiful hotel

This beautiful, hospitable and luxury four-star hotel with all the magic you would find in a castle, has 59 charming rooms.

The castle is highly reputed as the place par excellence to get away from it all and wind down.

  • Strategic location between Hasselt, Tongeren, Liège, Maastricht, Sittard, Geleen and Aachen.
  • Easy to reach from Belgium via the E314.
  • From the Netherlands via the A2/E25.
  • Easy to reach from the airports of Brussels, Maastricht and Liège.

Secure car park

Our spacious guarded car park is available free of charge.

WiFi Internet

Wireless Internet connection throughout the hotel and on the terraces.


The hotel is children-friendly and is more than happy to accommodate your need where necessary to simplify your stay with your children.


The luxury hotel also offers its clients a comfortable lounge with an open fireplace and a cosy bar.

Breakfast in peace…

…after a refreshing night’s sleep and a full and varied, healthy breakfast in one of the charming rooms of the country estate.

Relais & Châteaux – the finest hotels in the world

The hotel is a member of the French Relais & Châteaux whose members include the best, the most gastronomic and hospitable hotels in the world.

Relais & Châteaux follows a philosophy of 5 C’s:

  • Courtesy
  • Charm
  • Character
  • Calm
  • Cuisine

These words also represent the philosophy of the Hostellerie La Butte aux Bois.


The perfect atmosphere

Dream away at Domaine La Butte aux Bois!

The spacious park with terraces, ponds, arbours and forests is an ideal location for slowing down.

The 11-hectare country estate offers a variety of room types.

The 59 rooms are luxuriously decorated yet exude a welcoming atmosphere. Rooms are spread over: Le Manoir, La Villa and Spa Retreat ‘La Forêt’.

Le Manoir (Main building)

The centre of our country estate! Reception, fine dining restaurant La Source, ‘Le Bistrot’ and our castle salons are all located under one roof.

La Forêt

Our new and quietly situated rooms offer spectacular views of Hoge Kempen National Park. The rooms can be accessed by entering our new panoramic entrance and are located just past our stunning spa and gym.

La Villa (formerly Country cottage)

Our villa’s entrance is just a short walk through the gorgeous park. The charming country cottage is in a very quiet location with stunning views of a lake and forests.


Comfort (Villa)

25 m2

De Luxe (Villa)

35 m2

De Luxe (Manoir)

35 m2

Superior (Manoir)

40 m2

La Fôret Ambiance

32 m2

La Fôret Expérience

32 m2



Spa Retreat La Forêt comprises Le Spa and Le Spa Terrasse: space & privacy for a blissful break, complemented by Le Gym where your personal workout coach awaits. Slow down and enjoy private cocooning in harmony with nature. We believe in beauty from within: the La Forêt Lounge & Terrasse serves beauty food – designed to maintain your skin’s vitality and youth.


  • >Indoor pool.
  • Relaxation areas.
  • Panoramic sauna.
  • Hammam.
  • Infrared duo seats.
  • Iced water area.
  • Sunbed.


  • Covered terrace.
  • Covered outdoor Jacuzzi.
  • Spaces for meditation and yoga.
  • Relaxation area.



  • Dr Yolande Bullens-Goessen's clinic.
  • Eight treatment booths.
  • Gharieni PediSpa.
  • Gharieni quartz sand spa table.
  • Gharieni SpaWave.
  • Dermalife SpaJet Hydrofusion.
  • Skin rejuvenation and improvement by JetPeel.


  • ARTIS by TechnoGym.
  • Personal coaching.
  • Virtual personal coaching with TechnoGym’s MyWellness cloud app.
  • Indoor activities:
    Yoga, Pilates, boxing, Tai Chi and much more.
  • Outdoor activities:
    Start 2 Run, Nordic walking, mountain biking, cycling, boot camps with personal coaching and much more.




Its top location in the Euregio makes it an ideal meeting place for brainstorming. The green setting gives consultation and gathering a relaxing dimension. A business meeting becomes a pleasant gathering here.

  • Whether for a congress dinner, social programme, seminar, product presentation, conference, meeting or intensive gathering, Hostellerie La Butte aux Bois has the right facilities.


You will find the right premises for every business event. 
The different rooms can be combined to suit the capacity you need. 

For more intimate talks, there is the boardroom. A management meeting in the “tower room” will enjoy all the necessary privacy. 

Every meeting can be held in discretion thanks to the smaller rooms available.

Product presentations

A presentation of a new car model can be arranged in a trice in this spacious seminar location. Such a presentation of a car or another product is bound to be a hit here.


You can park your car free of charge in extensive, monitored parking facilities by the entrance.


Every meeting or seminar is supported with top service from a professional and experienced team. Our experienced team is your contact throughout the meeting.


We can create the party of your dreams

If you are keen on hosting your guests in a fairytale setting, then this manorial estate is just the place to do it, as it provides the perfect backdrop for every party, reception, or banquet.

Wonderful tables 

You will find a very meticulous table arrangement in our establishment with the finest linen, silverware, crystal and porcelain.

The lighting has been thought out down to the minutest detail to create a dreamlike atmosphere.

Gastronomic creativity in all its glory 

Emiel Vullers and his team will spoil your guests and yourself with gourmet delights.

Our park as your décor 

Enjoy your reception, wedding, banquet or dinner against the background of the surrounding park and the adjoining High Fens National Park.

Style, charm, loveliness, enchantment, atmosphere… exquisite, classical, contemporary, trendy…

La Butte aux Bois makes your wishes come true.

The finally decorated, enticing halls provide that manorial intimacy in which you wish to welcome your guests.

The history-drenched romantic atmosphere of the different rooms is echoed on the spacious terraces and landings for your festive reception.

This manor can host small and large events, but also intimate banquets or parties.

We use state-of-the-art technology to create the capacity you need in no time.

  • All events are organised down to the minutest detail.
  • We discuss all your personal wishes extensively with your fixed contact person.
  • Our rooms are always richly decorated with flowers.
  • A professional team is there to make sure that no one is lacking anything.
  • Top service and exquisite hors d’oeuvre and drinks at receptions.
  • The ultimate gastronomic support for your banquet from chef Emiel Vullers and his team.
  • Live music from classical to jazz is but one option.
  • Fabulous bridal suite.
  • A church wedding is also possible.
  • We have attractive rates for overnight stay for VIPs and next of kin.
  • Royal opening hours.
  • Large parking facility free of charge.
  • Aquamarine, the fitted wellness centre can provide assistance with a bride’s make-up.

All sorts of parties and events can come into their own here:

  • Wedding parties.
  • Gold and diamond jubilees.
  • Baby parties.
  • Family parties.
  • Receptions.
  • Cocktail parties.
  • Communions.
  • Company parties.
  • Ceremonies.
  • Jubilees.


An oasis of calm

Hostellerie La Butte aux Bois is adjacent to the ‘High Fens National Park’. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, etc. are waiting for you right at the front door. The rich nature around the hotel is teeming with opportunities to relax.

Enjoy the gardens 

The country estate also gives you the chance to rest and relax. The many terraces are a dream setting for a quiet moment when the weather is fine. During the winter and when the weather is more inclement, you can dream away by the open fire in “The Inner Court” or in the drawing room.

Hitting the town and shopping 

In the backyard of Maastricht, Hasselt, Tongres, Liège and Aachen, you are a short distance from these historic cities. Maastricht is unquestionably one of the nicest cities in the Netherlands. The delightful Vrijthof with its monumental character and the friendly Our Lady Square are just two of the beguiling spots of this exuberant city, where you can relax in an outdoor café.

Ideal location 

The strategic location of Hostellerie La Butte aux Bois between Hasselt, Tongres, Liège, Maastricht, Sittard, Geleen and Aachen is teeming with possibilities. These cities are definitely worth a visit in winter. The famous Christmas markets of Maastricht and Aachen and the fine Christmas decorations in the nearby hilly country are simply delightful.

Golf and relaxation 

Located nearby, the “Stiemerheide Hotel,” a sister establishment boasts a golf course in the middle of wooded nature. The “Spiegelven” golf course features a fine large terrace with a view over the greens.

  • “High Fens” National Park.
  • Maastricht.
  • Hasselt (Capital of taste).
  • Maasmechelen Village Chic Outlet Centre.
  • Bokrijk Estate Outdoor Museum.
  • Spiegelven Golf Course.
  • Oud-Rekem (The most beautiful village in Flanders, just 3 km from La Butte aux Bois).

La Source Restaurant

Michelin: Gault&Millau: 17/20

‘Passion, Pure & Perfection’

Nothing on the plate is left to chance!

Chef Ralf Berendsen trained in award-winning restaurants both in Belgium and abroad, and has ten years of experience running the kitchen in a Relais & Châteaux establishment.

Gastronomy and great culinary aspirations go hand in hand with Ralf. The work he produces is both passionate and contemporary, using his classical background as the foundations for creating amazing dishes.

‘Service, ambience & craftsmanship’

The ambitious team at Restaurant ‘La Source’ operates under Kevin Vondenhoff as Maître.

Kevin has gained considerable experience in prestigious businesses in both Limburg regions. Kevin runs La source. He is full of passion and focuses on hospitality, quality and innovation.

‘The right balance: familiar standard dishes & surprising combinations’

The task of matching food and wine is in the capable hands of sommelier Marc Teuben.

Together they surprise and delight diners with some unusual as well as classic combinations for creating a well-balanced food-and-wine experience. Marc is also passionate in providing the right advice about their specific wines that have been selected to complement Ralf’s original style of cooking.

The cellars at La Source house more than 400 different wines, designed to create the right combination to go with Ralf’s creations.

Quality begins at the source!

Kevin & Ralf and their team are the people behind the exclusive Restaurant ‘La Source’.

‘La Source’ looks out over magnificent park-like gardens and the Hoge Kempen National Park.

In 2009, a quiet, relaxing lounge with open fire was added for guests to enjoy an aperitif or after-dinner drink. ‘La Source’ was also given a totally new, separate kitchen.

Nature as a backdrop, birds as the background music

In the summer months, the extensive terraces at the restaurant enable guests to dine outdoors at lunch and dinner.

Le Bistrot

Inspiration and passion are the hallmarks of this Limburg Bistro 

This was once the inner courtyard of the castle where the coaches arrived and departed from.

In the heart of this beautiful spot you will find our informal and friendly Bistro, where the open fireplace is always alight and where you can also take your meal on the beautiful terrace, weather permitting.

The chef in this bistro works with the very best products from the Limburg region. Classical regional dishes are given an additional personal twist here.

Our hotel guests

Hotel guests who book one of our special packages are served their meal in the peaceful setting of Le Bistrot seated around the welcoming open fireplace. It is also possible to book dinner in the La Source Restaurant by advance reservation with our receptionist.

Lunch in Le Bistrot or on our terraces

Enjoy a delicious lunch with a friend or chat over a cappuccino and slice of cake. Order a snack by the open fireplace, or tuck into something on the sunny terrace. This is the ideal place to keep your friendships alive.

Opening hours of Le Bistrot:

  • Every day: 12h00 to 14h30 and from 18h30 to 21h30
  • Between 14h30 and 18h30 you can order some snacks from our bar menu

Exceptionally closed for lunch & dinner:

Due to holidays or events is Le Bistrot closed during the lunch & dinner on:

Your four-legged friend is welcome only between 11:00 and 18:00 at Le Bistrot and its terraces.


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Hotel: Hostellerie La Butte aux Bois

Address: Paalsteenlaan 90 B-3620 Lanaken

Region: Wallon Brabant

Country: Belgium

Official website:

Telephone: +32 (0) 89 73.97.70

Fax: +32 (0) 89 72.16.47

Hotel email:

By car:
From Brussels Airport A201, 1930 Zaventem: Head northeast on Leopoldlaan, Follow E40 and E314 to Rijksweg/N78 in Maasmechelen. Take exit 33-Maasmechelen from E314. Continue on N78. Drive to Paalsteenlaan in Lanaken.

- Strategic location between Hasselt, Tongeren, Liège, Maastricht, Sittard, Geleen and Aachen.
- Easy to reach from Belgium via the E314.
- From the Netherlands via the A2/E25.
- Easy to reach from the airports of Brussels, Maastricht and Liège.

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