Luxury redefined: At the new “Talgut” on the edge of the Bavarian Alps the sophisticated traveler stays in roomy lodges and lofts, which would even put presidential suites of first class hotels to shame.
The small town of Sigiswang is a neighbouring hamlet of Ofterschang and lies somewhat west of Oberstdorf in beautiful Allgäu, one and a half hours drive away from Munich and Stuttgart. If you drive from the golf course of the famous Sonnenalp-Resort up a hill on a small, winding street, on the right-hand side you will get a glimpse of a rather noble premise. It has an unbelievably well-tended entrance and an enormous sign on the door made of cast-iron. Welcome to Talgut – the holiday paradise for the fastidious guest.
Local Sabine Horlacher and her family fell in love with this property from the year 1908, with its enormous garden and perfect view to the Allgäuer mountains. The family renovated the areal and had five large lodges and lofts built on the site of the former estate. The smallest holiday apartment measures 80 square metres, the largest loft in the building next door boasts a final size of 320 square metres and has up to six metre high ceilings. In addition there is a generously landscaped and well-tended garden with a pond, sun beds, a fire pit for barbecues and a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The idea behind Talgut is, that people don’t have to squeeze themselves into a seventeen square metre chamber when on holiday, but have plenty of space to relax and a place where they feel completely comfortable – preferably after only two minutes. Sabine Horlacher told us, and we detected a certain amount of pride in her voice, that there are guests, who have actually been three times within a year. Maybe, at some point, Talgut will also become your second home – which would be entirely understandable.
The Lodges and Lofts
The apartments are really quite spectacular, even though they are all rather different. We especially liked the enormous 320 square metre loft with the high ceilings, in which it would be entirely possible to write your latest bestseller ( they’ve actually installed a desk with a view to the Alps for this specific purpose).
And: The Esprit Lodge, with its 80 square metres is the smallest unit in the attic and even though it has sloping walls and a carpet, it is extremely cosy and even has a romantic balcony.
All of them have a fully fitted kitchen, making it possible to be completely self-catering.
Breakfast can be delivered to the lodge on request. Host Sabine Horlacher is a big fan of “As you like it” – meaning: Those who prefer can simply order a few bread rolls and take care of the rest themselves. Alternatively there is a “Frühstückskörberl“ (breakfast basket) with regional products. Or: the “Tischlein deck Dich“(Lay the table)-Service, in which the breakfast table is completely laid just like in a luxury chalet.
In the summer the guests love to hike, climb, mountain-bike, go canoeing – or they even go rafting, canyoning and even paragliding. As previously mentioned, there’s also an 18-hole golf course practically at the front door. However, we would like to recommend the mountain bike tour, which is done with e-mountain bikes. And during the winter months guests can access the cross-country ski track directly from Talgut, or make a skiing or snow-shoe excursion. Five minutes away from Talgut is the mountain railway “World Cup Express“, which takes skiers up to the Ofterschwanger Horn.
Every mountain- and nature-lover, who don’t need a hotel as a platform for their vanity, who want lots of room to live and sleep in, and don’t mind cooking their own noodles in the evening.
The smallest Lodge starts at 162 Euros per night.