Since 1926 , Dabis is owned by the Gaugler family and is now run by the fourth generation. Dabis Guest Farm turn-off is 10 kilometres north of Helmeringhausen , on the C14 towards Maltahoehe. A 7 kilometre track off the main road , with some dips , brings you to the farmstead. Dabis has achieved an effective balance between welcoming visitors and operating as a farm.
Accommodation is in 6 simple , comfortable twin-bed rooms with en-suite shower
( one has a bath instead ) and toilet. Guests also benefit from a swimming pool and a tennis court ( racquets available ). One of the main attractions of staying here , however , is learning about the farm. Most guests arrive by 15:00, have tea or coffee at 16:00 and then go out on a farm drive for an hour or two. In depth the techniques will be explained , complete with information on the area’s climate over the last four decades. Dabis now farms mainly with crossbred sheep , for lamb production , using advanced rotation techniques to survive on the meagre rainfall. Although the main emphasis is on farming , there are a number of small animals around to be seen.
The Gaugler family are more than happy to share their farm with guests and their knowledge can considerably enrich your stay.