The Best Hideaways For Your Winter Holidays

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Snow has already arrived in the alps and it`s time to find the suitable accommodation for cosy winter holidays. Here are our newly discovered winter sanctuaries – great for families and perfect to hit the ski slopes in walking distance. 

Primarily we’ll be looking for and recommending Pretty Hotels and those that are really nice. On saying that we have to admit: When it comes to chalets, holiday homes and holiday apartments things have changed a lot over the last few years – especially besides the ski slopes around the world. Consequently the advantages of deciding to reserve your own house, apartment or chalet are massive – in particular for families with children. This begins with dining (let’s face it, which three year old child wants to eat dinner at scheduled dinner times? And it is not bad to have some extra space in your apartment or holiday house. 

It’s for this reason that there are now also some places, at which you not only live very near the slopes, but also where you can spend unforgettable days in the mountains with your loved ones…

Liondes Chalets, St. Vigilio / South Tyrol (Italy)

Five newly built chalets and a main house, in which the reception and another holiday apartment are located. The individual chalets are very pretty and spacious, on the ground floor is a very well equipped kitchen and a cozy living room, on the lower floor (which leads to the garden) a sauna with relaxation room, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Perfect for large families or friends who want to share a house.

GREAT PLUS

The Liondes Chalets are located directly on the Miara Train, which leads directly to the ski area. Running time: approx. 25 seconds. And the little town of St. Vigilio is an absolute hidden gem for alpine skiers, with a lot of traditional Italian restaurants and little shops.

Prices

Chalet for 6 persons from 690 Euro per night, the apartment can be rented from 216 Euros per night.

Booking & Contacts

Liondes Chalets
Hans Mutschlechner
Str. Plan de Corones, 21
39030 S. Vigilio BZ
Italia

Alpzitt Chalets, Burgberg / Bavaria (Germany)

The Alpzitt Chalet village was built in 2018, so it`s brand new and we were totally in love with it, when we visited! There are nine chalets with a total of 40 beds. For the exterior and interior just think of a rural mountain hut. An abundance of natural wood, cosy floors and beds made out of Swiss pine. Simply beautiful and impeccably cleanThere are three family friendly ski areas close-by with the Grünten one being the largest.

It may not compare to the big ski resorts like Lech or St. Anton, but on the plus side a day on skis here will not break the bank either.

Location

Google Maps Link

Prices

Chalet from 230 Euros per night.

Booking & Contacts

Alpzitt Chalets
An der Sägemühle
87545 Burgberg im Allgäu
Bavaria / Germany

www.alpzitt-chalets.de

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Chesa Stüva Colani, Engadine Valley near St. Moritz / Switzerland

In the foyer Italian fashion people mingle with leather-clad bikers and Andrea, the Italian host arrives carrying fresh eggs from the farm next door. He then greets with a cheerful buongiorno and you get the feeling: Even though we are in the middle of the Engadiner winter wonderland, there`s a lot of Bella Italia here.

Welcome to Chesa Stüva Colani. Which is located in Madulain, a tiny village near St. Moritz. Which brings us to the point: This place is heaven for high level skiers, the slopes from St. Moritz (especially the well-known Corvilia area) are only 12 minutes away by car or ski bus. Chesa colani is a place out of the ordinary and you will love the area, the at ambiance and the other guests.

Location

Google-Maps-Link.

Madulain lies 1,700 metres above sea level, about three minutes away from Zuoz and twelve minutes from St. Moritz. Also important to know: There is the 3000 metres high Diavolezza glacier and the Lagalp Ski region nearby, two real jewels for ski fanatics.

Prices

Double room from 200 Swiss francs.

Booking & contact

Chesa Stüva Colani
7523 Madulain / Engadin
Switzerland
+41 (0) 81 8541888

www.hotelchesacolani.com

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Weyerhof, Bramberg / Austria

Perfect newcomer among the alpine sanctuaries: The Meilinger family has created a wonderful hideaway at the foot of the Wildkogel in the Austrian Alps and they did it with a lot of love and a great feeling for architecture. The foundation of this historic inn dates back to the ancient times of 1130 (!!). All rooms are fantastically renovated, there are no fake deer antlers on the wall, nor orange designer armchairs in the hallway. Everything fits together harmoniously, traditional but not stuffy. Since the Weyerhof historically has always been a restaurant as well, you can dine in the evening after skiing in the house – with organic and healthy dishes. Ski areas around the corner: 1. Wildkogelarena (5 minutes by car). 2. Kitzbühel ski area (via Pass Thurn, in approx. 12 minutes).

Nice Ad-On

In Bramberg, you find the longest toboggan run in the world, so for the kids this is a super highlight in the evening.

Location

Google Maps Link

Prices

Doubles from 65 Euros per person including breakfast.

Booking & Contacts

Weyerhof
Familie Meilinger
Weyer 9
Bramberg am Wildkogel
Austria

www.weyerhof.at

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Gasthof Zum Hirschen, Schwarzenberg / Austria

The Hirschen is located in the center of the Bregenzerwald, one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world, with villages where beautiful settlements of shingle houses have survived. In winter the guests go to the Bödele ski area and ski back to the house with the skis via a tour descent. Special: Host Peter Fetz sometimes takes you on a private ski tour with all the benefits that come with going on a tour with a local.

Location

Google Maps Link

Prices

Classic double room with breakfast from 168 Euros for two. 

Booking & Contacts

Gasthof & Hotel Hirschen
Hof 14
A-6867 Schwarzenberg
Austria

info@hirschenschwarzenberg.at

www.hirschenschwarzenberg.at

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Der Kirchenwirt 1326, Leogang / Austria

The historic Kirchenwirt of 1326 is located directly in the centre of the tiny village of Leogang. The beautiful house boasts 17 beautiful rooms with a lot of charm. In addition there`s one of the best restaurants of the area in the basement. And very important: a so to speak own ski slope in front of the hotel. It may not be big, but it is a perfect place for children to practice and to get away from it all. Drive 5 more minutes and you hit the “real” pistes in the huge ski area Saalbach-Hinterglemm – Leogang – Fieberbrunn.

Location

Google Maps Link

Prices

Doubles from 98 Euros per person including breakfast.

Booking & Contacts

Der Kirchenwirt K1326
Gourmetwirtshaus & Historisches Hotel
A-5771 Leogang Nr.3, Dorfmitte
Salzburgerland / Austria
Tel. +43 (0)6583 8216

www.k1326.com

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Maierl Alm & Chalets, Kitzbühel / Austria

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For everyone who wants to live right next to the slopes in one of the best ski regions, then Maierl Alm is still one of the best recommendations! And you don’t necessarily have to stay in one of the five bid chalets, because you can also spend a cosy holiday in the main building – for example the family suite is perfect for two adults with two children (and quite affordable). Below in the main building is a lovely pool and in the evening you can enjoy the first class food in solitude and isolation 1,300 metres above ground.

Location

Google Maps Link

Prices

A room in the main building from 70 euros per person, Chalet from 180 euros per person and night (at a minimum of 4 people). 

Booking & Contact

Maierl Alm & Chalets
Krinberg 14
Kirchberg / Tirol
Austria

www.maierl.at

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Niederthalerhof Chalets, Brixen / South Tyrol / Italy

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One of the most beautiful tiny chalet village. On their farm, the so called Niederthalerhof, the Stablum family have put together a real architectural sanctuary. The chalets have a wonderful room layout, great views to the Brixen valley and don’t cost an arm and a leg. A further advantage for ski-crazy families: the family friendly ski region Plose starts just five minutes from the Niederthalerhof – gorgeous!

Location

Google Maps Link

Prices

Chalet for two people from 100 euros (for the whole chalet), the two large ones cost about 160 euros. 

Booking & Contact

Niederthalerhof
Mellaun 155
39042 Bressanone BZ
Italy

www.niederthalerhof.com

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Galzig Lodge, St. Anton / Österreich

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Galzig Lodge is one of these very rare apartment houses, where you start your daily skiing experience right behind the house. And were talking about one of the hottest ski resorts at the moment: St. Anton, Stuben, Lech and Zürs offers some of the best slopes in the world. Galzig Lodge has three pretty spacious apartments and they are lovely furnished, with great amenities and breakfast is delivered from the restaurant downstairs. 

Prices

The smallest lists for 540 euros per night for all people.

Location

Google Maps Link

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Wirts Hochalm, Kitzbühel / Österreich

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Currently the most spectacular skiing lodge in the whole alpine region. Why? Because on the one hand it’s located right in the middle of the Jochberg / Kitzbühel skiing region, on the other hand it’s smack bang in the middle of the wilderness. Because the Hochalm owners also run the “Bärenbadalm“ restaurant just up the mountain, you will have your evening meal delivered via Skidoo.

Location

Google Maps Link (the link leads to Bärenbadalm, the hut is located just below it).

Prices 

Upon request.

Booking & Contact

Wirt`s Hochalm
Katharina & Oswald Hochfilzer
Bärenbadkogel
Jochberg / Kitzbühel
Austria
Tel: +43 664 8554311
Website

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Villa Antoinette, Semmering / Austria

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The Villa Antoinette still belongs to one of the most stylish holiday homes in the alpine region. Built in 1912 , the walls hide a suite and five authentic rooms featuring the “Gründerzeit” style. In addition there’s an English solid-wood kitchen, library, salon, home cinema, fitness centre and spa with sauna, steam bath and outdoor whirlpool and even a heated outdoor pool. Those who have been here before know that there is even a lovely skiing area nearby. 

Location

Google Maps Link

Price

Whole house 1.500 euros per night including breakfast, final cleaning 300 euros.

Booking & Contact

Villa Antoinette
Dr. Andreas Wessely
2680 Kurort Semmering
Austria

www.villa-antoinette.at


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The Minturn Inn, Vail / Minturn / Colorado (USA)

Although Minturn is a very small historic mining town, it is well known among skiers: this is due to the backcountry ski run called “The Minturn Mile”. It leads from the top of the huge ski area in Vail in out-of-bounds territory, down to the small western town of Minturn. Skiers usually end up in the world-famous “Minturn Saloon” with a beer or one of the legendary margaritas (or two or three).

The Minturn Inn has only nine rooms, all of which are very cosy and comfortable, with that wonderful Colorado-Western charm, just the kind of charm that has completely disappeared from the big, expensive hotels in the neighboring town of Vail.

The ski resort of Vail can be reached either by bus or car in about ten minutes and the luxurious ski resort of Beaver Creek is only 15 minutes away. If you buy a ski pass from Vail Resorts, you can also ski in Breckenridge (45 mins) or Keystone (35 mins away) – all fantastic ski areas you need to see at least once in your lifetime. 

Location

Google Maps Link

Prices

Double room from 189 US dollars including breakfast (for two).

getting there

Vail and Minturn can be reached via Denver Int`l Airport and then by shuttle (3 hours) or rental car (2 hours).

Booking & Contacts

The Minturn Inn
442 Main St
Minturn / Colorado 81645
United States

www.minturninn.com

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