The region offers accommodation to cater to all tastes and pockets, however, where it really excels and shows its personality is in the rural hospitality of the many bed and breakfasts, home-stays and smaller lodges. These are largely owner-operated, and range from conversions of traditional (sometimes German inspired) country farmhouses to architecturally designed purpose built homes with guest accommodation. Then there’s the quirky – a shoe-shaped guesthouse just like the ‘old woman’ once lived in!