Our History {Circa 1864}
Now known as the Victorian Guest Lodge, this charming old building was built circa 1864 by our town founder, Herman Julius Ueckermann. My mom, now a sprightly 84 years young, first lodged here at the tender age of 12.  She fell in love with the place right away and eventually made it hers in 1964. 100 years old at the time, the premises was about to be declared a slum, however a magical mix of wallpaper glue, gutsy determination and tender loving care has held it together for 149 years and counting.

Four Years Old this Easter
On my 40th birthday my mom handed me the keys as a gift, and I knocked on the door of room number 7 to ask a wonderful woman named Werna to help me build a dream. That dream keeps on happening every day thanks to a great team and wonderful patrons, who keep returning with fresh appetites and more mouths to feed. HMS opened on Easter weekend 2010 and, thanks to our devoted fans, we’re still cooking, scheming and dreaming.

Close to everything
We’re but a stone’s throw from the historic Klip Kerk, across the street from the Heidelberg Life Clinic, within view of the pristine Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve and close to two ATMs.