In the gorge of Vauseyon, 10 minutes from Neuchâtel, this restored 18th-century brewery is nestled alongside a roaring woodland stream. Polished beams, yellow-sandstone highlights, and lush views are undeniably atmospheric. Every individually decorated guest room has lovely whitewashed walls, and three have fireplaces. The glass-roofed winter-garden restaurant (closed Sunday) offers innovative seasonal cuisine, or you can enjoy a simpler lunch on the terrace overlooking
the stream. Take the tunnels under Neuchâtel toward La Chaux-de-Fonds, exit toward Pontarlier-Vauseyon, and watch for the hotel's signs.