You successfully found your way to the thermal baths of Merano in South Tyrol? That’s a start. Another 35 minutes drive, though tiny villages and up a steep mountain road, you reach your final destination: Welcome to Hütterhof, a wonderfully authentic hut with a history going back to the 15th century. Add to that an incredible view of the surrounding Alps and your down time starts off on the right foot.
Four years ago, the owner family who also run an organic farm nearby decided to renovate “Grandpa’s” mountain hut and then rent it out to guests. And what a job they did. Authenticity is king, the century-old wooden walls beautifully restored, they even managed to resurrect on old washtub for bathing. There are, however, modern touches, the roof is completely new and for insulation environmentally friendly hemp fibers were used. You cannot not fall in love with this place. Eva Stiller who takes care of the hut together with her parents Martina and Martin says it best: “Our main objective was to preserve the value and tradition of our hut by making as little changes as possible to the original one”.
The hut is actually suitable for everyone: Families, one or two couples and also groups. Downstairs on the ground floor there is a kitchen-living room and a large dining room with a fireplace. On the first floor there are two separate bedrooms for two people and a bathroom. Upstairs in the attic you find an elegantly renovated dormitory with separate beds for up to six people. Another sofa bed is found between the first and second floor with a niche where games can be played. Capacity: Maximum eleven people. Honorary mention: The two gardens in front of the house and behind the cottage — the impeccable place to barbecue and dine in the summer.
Noteworthy: Speaking of barbecue, you need to buy your food down in the valley, up on the mountain there are “only” fresh eggs and milk from the farmer.
Two families that know each other well with two or three children each or one large family. In the past, also groups of friends have visited. They felt very comfortable up here and enjoyed a real break from the hustle and bustle of their normal lives.
Despite the hillside location, the hut is well suited for children. They will love the camp on the upper floor. Below in the Gasthof Magdfeld there are animals to admire and to touch and a little playground.
The hut lies directly on the Meraner Höhenweg – at an altitude of 1150 meters. You can do wonderful hikes all year round. The villages of St. Martin and St. Leonhard as well as the city of Merano and the surrounding area can be easily reached by car (for the athletic guests also by bicycle). In the summer gingerly stroll for about 30 minutes and arrive at the perfect lunch spot ahead of the hut: The Naserhof.
Theoretically you can go on a ski tour directly from the hut in winter. Alternatively, two ski areas can be reached by car in about 40 minutes.
The house is also suitable as a yoga retreat. The attic room is perfect for small group yoga classes.
From 380 Euros per day for the whole place.
Booking & Contacts
Eva Siller / Martin Kiem
I-39010 St. Martin in Passeier (BZ)
South Tyrol / Italy
Tel: +39 3384776570 (Eva) or +39 3356153615 (Martin)<