A visit to the wonderful hotel Forsthofgut in the Austrian Alps, where guests and stags greet each other and everyone is completely overwhelmed by the all new Spa and dining concept!
A few years ago the Forsthofgut was still a small family-run hotel with 20 rooms and a staff of 24. However, hotelier Christoph Schmuck, who took it over from his parents at the age of 22 and who now runs it together with his wife Christina, turned the former farm into a spectacular holiday domicile – with a new Spa building including a 25 metres outdoor pool and gym and a very cool dining experience, that offers fresh and local food.
To be more precise: it`s a place to relax and charge the batteries – and that directly on the ski piste and in the nature with a view to the Leoganger Steinberge.
The Naturhotel Forsthofgut now has 102 guest rooms and three new very spacious garden loft suites. Your holiday comes with an almost all-inclusive food concept, which means that you enjoy breakfast at the hotel, at noon there is a range of small dishes & soups, and in the evening the Forsthofgut serves a 4-course menu )drinks excluded of course). Regarding the cuisine: The house attaches great importance to regional products.
When you check into your room, a backpack from the hotel hangs on the door for the time of the stay. The Forsthofgut wants to encourage guests to discover the nature, the mountains, which surround the property from two sides. The relics of the former farm can still be felt today – in the hotel’s own game park, guests are allowed to join in deer feeding, which is done personally by hotelier & owner Christoph Schmuck.
And of course the big advantage in winter: The Forsthofgut is located directly on the ski slope – from the house you start to the gondola, and upon returning, the slope ends at the hotel.
The new lake house
Since the end of May 2021, there is a new extension at the Naturhotel Forsthofgut. The all new forest spa lake house. Around the organic bathing lake, the hosts have created a fantastic new wellness area. One of the many highlights? A Japanese onsen pool, 42 degrees hot, perfect also for rainy days or after an extensive hike. Also beautyful: the bright new relaxation rooms with cosy sofas.
The new loft suites
For those who want to move right into this new resort landscape, we recommend to book one of the three new large Garden Loft Suites. They are all 140 square meters in size and have a 56-square-meter outdoor loggia. The design here: very reduced, lots of natural wood, a private sauna in the suite, fireplace and enormous space. Quite a luxury experience.
Also new: A Japanese restaurant, which is also located in the garden house. It’s called Mizümi. Of course, they not only serve sushi here, but also Japanese grilled dishes, baked as well as ramen. You may also learn from the two Japanese sushi masters as they prepare the food – the Mizümi kitchen is open.
Children & Family
During our regular visits, there are often many families with children at the Forsthofgut. The kids also have their own area in the main house when it comes to the swimming pool. Children may enjoy (gladly also with their parents) an indoor and outdoor pool. The area was also redesigned in winter 2021. If you want, you can of course leave your child at the Kids Club during the day, there are trained teachers and lots of play areas. The food is also kid-friendly.
And in winter, the ski school is right outside the front door, so to speak, at the neighboring Asitzbahn.
In total, the Forsthofgut now offers their guests a wellness area of 5,800 square meters and has everything a vacation guest would want from a spa. In addition to the new garden area with onsen pool, infinity pool, organic bathing lake & treatment rooms, there is still the wellness wing on the other side of the garden. Inaugurated in 2018, it boasts a heated 25-meter outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a panoramic sauna with a perfect view of the Leoganger Steinberge mountains, a fitness room with sports equipment from TechnoGym, a yoga room, steam bath, and very restrained relaxation rooms.
Six stars for the wellness here!
The “echt. gut essen.” gourmet restaurant has been integrated into the kitchen, and guests can watch head chef Michael Helfrich as he prepares the more upscale dishes.
Families who don`t want to worry about anything on vacation. At Forsthofgut on the one hand you stay at a resort, on the other hand you still live with the roots of a former farmhouse.
Double room from 190 Euros per person including all menus.
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