It doesn´t matter, if it´s Summer or Winter, Austria is the preferred destination of many people. Beautiful mountains, lakes, nice people and of course the good food. I know many people, who have been in Austria before and loved it so much that they decided to come back, some of them even regularly or the hardcore “Austrialovers”, who come back every year in order to enjoy all the benefits of this small, but beautiful country. For example my dad came to Austria many many times before he moved here from Germany, just to relax with his family or he enjoyed the many spots for hiking here. This post I’d dedicated to all the hardcore “Austrialovers”, who come back to every year and may want to see some hidden gems and of course this posits for everybody who decides to compete our beautiful country, or searches fora beautiful present for their loved-ones.
I put together 5 hotels in Austria that are truly extraordinary, in order to show you this hidden gems, but also to give you some examples ongoing beautiful Austria can be. So let´s get started and enjoy the view!
When the tradition of hospitality and the breathtaking mountain landscapes of Salzburg meet with the rustic luxury and friendliness of the Canadian Rockies, the result is unique: Welcome to Wood Ridge Luxury Chalets; a one-of-a-kind mountain retreat in the heart of the Austrian Alps.
Located 45km south of Salzburg and its international airport, Wood Ridge’s sumptuous yet snug log cabins transport guests to a different world just as soon as they arrive. Surrounded by Alpine peaks, pristine meadows and evergreen forests, with no through traffic and the main ski lift just 100m away, Wood Ridge is a recipe for relaxation, and a chance to rediscover what life is really about. Come to Wood Ridge and enjoy the luxuries of time and tranquility.
A log home begins: Responsible logging
Every log home has its start when the logs from which it is to be built are first cut. Some trees may be harvested strategically for log homes with the goal of optimizing the well being of trees left behind. done correctly, this can allow remaining trees more room to grow and more direct access to sunlight and rain.
Trees destined for log homes construction are then cut to length but what, you may wonder, becomes of the parts that are milled or trimmed away?
The worst quality logs are cut up for dunnage, the strips of wood that secure bundles of logs for shipping. Small trimmings will be split and used as fierwood. Wood shavings from the planer machines that make the tounge and groove cuts that fit logs together are sold for horse bedding. The bark sheld of the logs is used for to decorate and hold moisture in garden beds. Even the saw dust finds use as composting for environmentally friendly toilets or to soak up oil on shop floors.
Here in Wood Ridge we have gone one step further by replanting 2000 seedlings to compensate for the trees that were harvested for our homes.
More information: here. Price: 250-305 Euros per Chalet
2. ROGNER BAD BLUMAU
The success of the company Rogner cannot be separated from the history of the Rogner family. It all began when Councillor of Commerce Robert Rogner founded his own company on March 11th, 1968 and realised several tourism projects. It started with overseeing the construction of several tourism complexes and steadily expanded. Success is not a matter of chance. In the long run, the philosophy and concept behind a company are important. The concept of Rogner is clear – everything from one source – planning, constructing, and managing a business. The advantages are obvious: those who plan a hotel and later also manage it know right from the start where potential problems could arise, and thus know how to plan in the ideal solution. This strategy paid off: Rogner already made profit where others still made a loss. Another important point of Rogner’s philosophy is not to keep repeating successful creations. Each project needs to be specially adapted to its surrounding. Landscape, culture, economy, tradition and climate are just a few of the factors that need to be considered. Individual creativity, and the most thorough research prior to the actual planning stage are the secrets of Rogner’s success, just as much as the continuous challenge of finding new solutions to old problems. Rogner’s work has many facets e.g. the idea of a holiday village as a new form of holidaymaking, the “Sünnhof” as an example of renovating an old town under urban heritage conservation, or the “Ananas” (pineapple) as the first hotel with an integrated bus garage as an example of innovation in tourism. The Rogner hotels are characterized by the high quality of their facilities, and to give each of them their special flair, Rogner had the idea of working together with artists. For example, Rogner Bad Blumau was planned and constructed with Friedensreich Hundertwasser. With each successfully completed project the knowledge of the company grows, its innovation making the company Rogner internationally renowned as it paves its way in tourism.
More information: here. Price: from 95,00-286,00 Euros per Person
3. THE GUESTHOUSE VIENNA
The Designhotel The Guesthouse Vienna strikes a chord with its claim to feeling like home away from home: Right from the start, traveling should encompass a sense of arrival. Within oneself, or at a friend’s place. Even if it’s just for a short stay in the city centre. Comfortable living means being able to invite friends to the room – just like at home. The interior concepts of British designer Sir Terence Conran and Conran & Partners combine trend awareness, comfort and functionality into a unique style: The furnishings exude a surprising yet calmly elegant design vocabulary throughout our hotel in central Vienna.
Surrounded by magnificent Viennese buildings, narrow streets and alleys, The Guesthouse Vienna is your design hotel for Vienna.It was a special challenge to design a hotel room that feels at once like a private apartment and yet a place of sumptuous luxury. Together with the British designer Sir Terence Conran and Conran & Partners, we created an interior throughout our Vienna accommodation that is just as cosy as it is elegant.
Design classics by Wittmann and Oswald Haerdtl create a unique “at-home” feeling in our Vienna hotel. The rooms are equipped with an espresso machine and a wine fridge. Coffee is available free of charge, as are wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks.
More information: here. Price: 255-647 Euros per Room
4. AQUA DOME THERME
Who hasn’t dreamt of floating across the surface of a heated pool as they gaze up at the alpine peaks above? Covering more than 50.000 square meters, the AQUA DOME – Tirol Therme Längenfeld in the heart of the Ötztal Valley is the ideal place to make this dream come true. The most modern and eye-catching spa resort in the Alps boasts futuristic looking spa and fitness facilities with a range of pools, saunas and a small play area for children.
Guests staying at the 4* superior AQUA DOME Hotel also have exclusive access to the award-winning SPA 3000. “The AQUA DOME has been one of the most important attractions in Tyrol since it first opened in 2004,” comments CEO Bärbel Frey. In 2013 work was completed on a new premium spa as well as 54 new rooms, six new family suites and a larger seminar area. Today, a combination of state-of-the-art spa facilities and beautiful alpine landscape makes the AQUA DOME the ideal place for a romantic break or a family holiday.
More information: here Price: 337-405 Euros per room
5. IGLO VILLAGE KUHTAI
At the Igloo Village in Kuhtai, you and your loved one can really leave all of your cares behind. Experience a new type of accommodation – in a romantic igloo designed and shaped by snow artists. Relax with a drink at the snow bar or enjoy the evening in one of our romantic igloo suites. The Iglu Village team and partners work hard to ensure your stay is a romantic and unforgettable adventure.
Tip: why not combine a night at the Igloo Village with a stay at one of the many beautiful hotels in Kuhtai (Austria’s highest ski resort at 2020 m) or in the city of Innsbruck, just 45 mins from Kuhtai.
More information: here. Price: from 124-350 per iglo
I hopeyou enjoyed this post!
! You can find the pictures and where they are from when you click on the more information. I am not the owner of these pictures. The main picture is from THE GUESTHOUSE VIENNA!