Almost 150 years ago, wealthy people would go on a long holiday in the Alps for the “Sommerfrische”. 100 years later, in the 70ies of the 20th century, the mountains were more “hip” in winter, when people would make their turns on the ski slopes. Nowadays, things have changed again…
Most of the modern hoteliers in the Alps have changed their mind about high and low seasons: They say, people nowadays want to come all year round. Especially in summer, the mountains are getting more and more popular again. Maybe this is because some of the hotels are just fantastic. Here`s our favorite places to stay if you look for rooms with a great view!
Cyprianerhof, Tiers am Rosengarten / South Tyrol
This new hideaway sits directly underneath the famous Rosengarten rocks and offers daily excursions to the Dolomites. If you want to relax after the hike, there`s a huge Spa with indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, steam bath and relaxing areas with great views. Best rooms are definitely the ones with a view to the Rosengarten, so make sure to ask for them.
Cyprianerhof Dolomit Resort
The Damian Family
39050 Tiers am Rosengarten
South Tyrol / Italy
Woodridge Chalets, Salzburg Area / Austria
Chalet Village with twelve Canadian log cabins: eight for two people, three for six people and a large one for up to twelve. In the mornings, breakfast is also served on this lovely terrace.
Woodridge Luxury Chalets
Werfenweng / Pongau
Gasthof Kohlern, Colle, Bolzano / South Tyrol
Best room: The “Kuhfell-Suite” in the upper deck with this fantastic view to the mountains of Meran and the city of Bolzano. In the evening, a delicious menu is served with local specialities and the wine cellar is just perfectly organized.
Gasthof Kohlern / Albergo Colle
Dorf Kohlern 11
Bolzano / Italy
quartier, Garmisch-Partenkirchen / Germany
Perfectly styled lofts in the middle of the Olympic village of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria. The view is just amazing: Zugspitze, Alpspitze and the “Hausberg” are right in front of your window. Also: Host Philip Peter takes you on a hiking or mountain-biking trip up the hills and as a local he knows all the hidden gems.
quartier – Lofts, Tagesbar, Forum
Bühelwirt, Ahrntal / South Tyrol
Opened last summer, but already one of the top places, where you stay in the new building overlooking the very natural Ahrntal in South Tyrol. Bühelwirt is a perfect “slow place” – a small hotel to relax and enjoy the mountains. The rooms may be a bit more modern, but honestly they are very warm and welcoming and you will feel comfortable all day.
Am Bühel 30
Miramonti Boutique Hotel, Hafling / South Tyrol
Highlight: The whole house has been refurbished now, there are completely new rooms in the main building with some creative details. The most amazing views, you find in the owner`s villa. Also top of the top: The panoramic swimming pool and the wellness area with a view to Merano. Everything is very stylish. The Miramonti is something for guests, that love a little bit of modern alpine coolness.
MIRAMONTI Boutique Hotel
St. Kathreinstraße 14
39010 Hafling above Merano
Alpine Spa Hotel Haus Hirt, Bad Gastein / Austria
Colourful bolthole with a perfect view to the Gasteiner Valley. Main attraction: Haus Hirt has a kind of continuous catering. Breakfast until eleven, lunch time buffet from 12 till 5 and dinner from 6 pm. most important: Life is easy at Haus Hirt and because of its glitz history, Bad Gastein is one of the most interesting destinations in the Alps.
Bad Gastein / Austria
+43 6434 27970
Maierl Alm & Chalets, Kitzbühel / Austria
One of the nicest chalet villages in the Alps. Main attraction: The view to the famous Wilder Kaiser and the whole Kitzbühel area. There are only five spacious chalets and some rooms in the main building.
Maierl Alm & Chalets
Kirchberg / Tirol
Naturhotel Forsthofgut, Leogang / Austria
Highlight: The all new 2.000 square metres large wellness area with different saunas and two outdoor pools, perfect for a time-out in the Alps. The Forsthofgut is also a great place for sportsmen to practice and train for specific competitions, especially in summer. In the basement of the new house, hotelier Christoph Schmuck has built a stunning gym with a perfect mix of equipment. Everything with a view to the Leoganger Steinberge. Brandnew: The “Marktplatz”, a new food concept with organic kitchen all day long.
Familie Christoph Schmuck
Leogang, Ortsteil Hütten
Adler Mountain Lodge, Seiser Alm / South Tyrol
Perfect and very luxurious hideaway in the middle of the famous Alpe di Siusi plateau, in the middle of the spectacular South Tyrolean Alps. Influencers love the scenery up here and the pictures you take will get 12.000 likes (no guarantee!). Since it`s an adults only resort, we recommend staying for a long weekend without the kids and enjoy the silence. Top of the top: The spa with an even more scenic view to the mountains.
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Adler Mountain Lodge
Seiser Alm / South Tyrol