I stayed two nights in January 2015 and staying here made every part of my time in Bavaria better. The hosts, especially Michael, who was always in a chef's coat and I am sure is the reason I've gained 5 pounds during my visit, were kind, fastidious, attentive, and generous.
The location is quiet and easy to get to, but also well placed to visit neighboring Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Zugspitze. There is a Philosophers' walking trail that goes from beside the hotel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and it is a lovely hour walk through the trees and mountains. There are several other good walking trails, and even a tiny ski slope nearby, though Farchant certainly has the small, local town feel.
The room I stayed in was clean, spacious, had a great view of the well maintained courtyard, and was extremely cozy. I especially liked the shower, the wood floors, the local decor, and the general spaciousness of the room and bath. The food was probably the best part though: it was exceptional, much better than even many of the restaurants I visited on this trip through Bavaria and Venice.
If you haven't tried Bavarian cheesecake, it's worth staying here for Michael's version, free in the afternoons, just by itself.
Frankly, you are not likely to be disappointed anytime you are eating here. I never missed a cake hour, and it happily ruined my need for dinner at least once.
All in all, after staying in over 20 hotels this year from Ishigaki (Japan), Paris, Fort William, (Scotland), to Venice, I admit this is up there with the best. I kind of don't want to share how awesome this place is because I want to go back and have it all to myself, along with another several cake hours, but no: Hotel Föhrenhof and it's hosts deserve the best of luck and success. Thank you guys!
FYI: A free bus pass is available to those who stay in Farchant for the green buses that go to Garmisch-Partenkirchen every 30 minutes.