We enjoy small countryside family-run hotel/restaurants (it's so civilized to go downstairs for dinner after a day out & about) -- and a few months ago we hit the jackpot with two such recommendations on this board (Hotel Arce in Saint-Etienne-de-Baigorry, http://www.hotel-arce.com, and Hotel Ithurria in Ainhoa, http://www.ithurria.com/francais.html -- both in the Pays Basque). But now we're planning a September return to Alsace -- and today I've spent more hours that I care to admit looking for similar small family-run places near or along the wine route, in the proximity of Colmar. Without much luck so far. And so I'll say thanks again for the prior recs, and we'll appreciate similar suggestions for Alsace.
We will be there 4 nights in mid-September (2 couples). Optimally, I'd love to find something near/ between Ribeauville in the north, and Guebwiller in the south -- but we will consider places 20/30 km farther north and south of those.
And although we'd like to have two dinners at "the hotel," we'll also appreciate general restaurant recs for the other two evenings . . . .