be a guest and feel like coming home!

About Baton Rouge

Bâton Rouge, be a guest and feel like coming home!

Bâton Rouge is a Lodge at the end of the village Vielsalm, a nice, cozy place in the heart of the Ardennes.

From our Lodge you can make beautiful trips, because Vielsalm is not that far from the country cross Luxemburg-Germany-Belgium, so you can make beautiful trips to Luxemburg, the Eiffel and off course the Belgium Ardennes.

On our website are some of the beautiful tours, which you can download easily or we also can help you put it in your GPS here in the Lodge, even if you need some help with your GPS, we can help you with that.

A bit closer to the Lodge, you can also make beautiful walks into the woods here, who are very easy to follow by the signs beside the paths or with a map, which you can use from us.

Our Lodge is just a home away home, one where you can just chill on the porch, drink a lovely Belgium beer at the bar or lie down in the sun in the grass en that is what we like about our place and we want to keep it that way, friendly with all of you, time for yourself and others and everything will be alright!

Baton Rouge

Ben and Hetty

Motorlodge Bâton Rouge in MotorMe Motor TV (Dutch)


The lodge is located at a short distance from the Eifel, Luxembourg and off course the Belgian Ardennes.


There is a indoor garage at the front, accessible from the roadside, where you can park easily.

On Site

There is a cozy pub, in which Ben serves some of the best beers of Belgian.


Delicious dishes are prepared in the week. On Saturday there is an extensive BBQ.

Where you can find us

How we started Bâton Rouge

Bâton Rouge celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2018. But before the lodge opened its doors for the first time in 2003, a whole adventure had already preceded it.

As can be read in the story about Ben and Hetty, they searched a long time for a suitable building, before they occupied in the building they have been living and working for 15 years now.
After years of neglect, Ben and Hetty, with their extensive restoration experience, were able to put their knowledge to use to restore the main building. 

In order to welcome guests into the lodge, a number of preconditions were required, such as guest beds, a dining & drinking room, a kitchen and sanitary facilities. It might be difficult to imagine, but the room where the dormitory is located now, there used to be the cafe / restaurant with an old fashioned tile stove heater as central heating and a small free standing fridge for drinks.

Between 2003 and 2007 the biggest renovations took place. The ground floor has been completely transformed into a cozy pub/restaurant with guest toilets, a professional kitchen and a beautiful porch. On the first floor, showers and the dormitory have been created and a beautiful new roof, now also equipped with solar panels.
The last major changes to the lodge have been the extension of the porch, the spiral staircase and the new staircase and entrance to the street, but of course Ben and Hetty always have new plans for more improvements or adjustments.

In 2019 they will make a change again, by reconstructing the big dormitory into 3 bedrooms, 2 for 4 persons and 1 for two. 


Bâton Rouge

Bendert van Reek & Hetty Everaarts


    21, Rue de la Grotte, 6690 Vielsalm, België

    Tel. +32 80 398 401,
    Mob. +32 470 72 63 15

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