|Segment||Lifestyle, Spa, Gourmet, Activities|
|Style||Contemporary Austrian chic|
|Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World|
The evening sun casts a glow over the mountains, the magnificent scenery invites you to stop and admire, you enjoy the pure, exquisite peacefulness. You step inside the welcoming GROSSARLER HOF, a sanctuary of Austrian warmth, style and individuality, leaving your cares behind. Your first evening is spent in the atmospheric vaulted cellar, at a rustic wooden table with your host, sommelier Markus Andexer and his exceptional collection of wines.
Dawn breaks and despite your evening of drinks and laughter, you’re feeling fresh and effervescent – it must be the mountain air! You step out onto the balcony, watch the trees sway in the wind and enjoy every sip of your morning coffee. Whatever time of year, every day is a great day for exploring! In winter you can’t wait to get skiing or ski touring through Austria’s largest ski region, Ski amadé. In summer and autumn the Hohe Tauern National Park and ‘Valley of Alpine Meadows’ await… You opt for an e-bike to aid your travels. You whoosh past forest streams, ride up and down the cycling paths, and stop for a picnic amidst the beauty of nature. Bliss.
You arrive back at the GROSSARLER HOF in time for an afternoon of pampering in the Erlenreich Relax & SPA. You treat your body to a snow crystal peeling, the white sugar crystals melt on your skin like snow and leave it feeling soft and supple. Feeling totally at ease, you return to the comfort of the room and take a pre-dinner nap…
Jagastub’n restaurant: 89 points & 2 forks – Falstaff Gourmet Guide 2016
‘Soul Experience’ award – World Hotel Awards
Test winner: 61/61 points – Ski Guide Austria
DISCOVER GROSSARLER HOF
- Wake up to meadow and forest views
- Breakfast on the sun terrace in the courtyard garden
- Cycle along the Salzburger Almenweg
- Take the Panoramabahn to the Ski amadé area
- Excursion to the festival city of Salzburg
- Relax with a signature treatment in the Erlenreich Relax & SPA
- Cocktails at the American Bar
Leisurely walk to the Mooslehenalm
- Tasting in the wine cellar
- A night in the mountains
The 49 rooms and suites at the GROSSARLER HOF present an attractive alliance of form and function: spacious, comfortable and inviting spaces finished with a discerning eye for detail. Natural materials abound: reclaimed wood, luxurious loden and pure linen – traditional, elegant and modern design that expresses the hotel’s extremely high standards.
Every room offers intricate carpentry and wooden flooring, a gorgeous bathroom and a balcony. Suites also include stereo equipment with an iPod and MP3 adapter, and a Nespresso coffee-maker.
The GROSSARLER HOF’s cuisine is faithful to the culinary traditions of the Pongau region, and Head Chef Walter Viehhauser is famous for creating traditional game and venison dishes with a dash of contemporary inspiration.
The hotel boasts two fabulous dining areas. In the stylish Restaurant – all wooden panelling and a lovely tiled stove so typical of the region – guests enjoy the GROSSARLER HOF’s ‘almost’ full board of breakfast, afternoon Jause and a four-course evening meal. Or there’s the rustic Jagastub’n, the best à la carte restaurant in the Grossarl Valley. Award-winning and highly recommended!
The superb wine cellar is home to a host of fine wines, amongst them many an Austrian gem that may be unfamiliar, but well worth getting to know. The hotel hosts regular wine tastings and events in this atmospheric, vaulted space.
The Erlenreich Relax & SPA transports you into the presence of the alder. This member of the birch family is considered an invigorating yet soothing medicinal plant – and is also said to have given Grossarl its name.
Spacious 90°C Finnish sauna, ladies’ only sauna, 60°C Sanarium, steam room, infrared sauna, Kneipp foot basins, year-round heated outdoor whirlpool with massage jets, indoor whirlpool, quiet zone with waterbeds, additional lounger areas, six beauty and massage rooms, outdoor lounger area with mountain views, gym with cardio equipment, Bio-Vitality buffet with a selection of teas and organic snacks, pure ALTITUDE treatments, Erlenreich specials
The GROSSARLER HOF is a fantastic starting point for a gorgeous Alpine walk past mountain pastures and into the depths of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
- Hiking in the beautiful setting of the Salzburger Land
- Biking around the ‘Valley of Alpine Meadows’
- A dip in the outdoor heated whirlpool
- Advent – the Christmas markets in Salzburg are the best!
- Skiing in the Ski amadé resort
- Swimwear for ultimate relaxation in the Erlenreich Relax & SPA
- Hiking boots for a day of exploring
- Skiing gear
- Something to read – sit out on your balcony, breathe the fresh mountain air and lose yourself in a good book
WHAT TO DO – ACTIVITIES
FIND GROSSARLER HOF
Located approximately 70km south of Salzburg at 920m altitude amidst the Hohe Tauern National Park in the Salzburger Land’s Grossarl Valley. Salzburg airport is a 1 hour drive, Munich airport is just under 3 hours’ drive.