Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Certificate of Excellence, 2013 Trip Advisor
When it comes to hidden gems - places so intimate and authentic they ride under the radar of mass tourism - Hoteldorf Grüner Baum, in...
When it comes to hidden gems - places so intimate and authentic they ride under the radar of mass tourism - Hoteldorf Grüner Baum is a gleaming example of the best of these such places. With an enduring tradition of hospitality, this family-owned retreat in Austria's Kötschach Valley is set up as a cluster of buildings surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery. The historic Main House hosts reception, guest rooms, a library, and a number of cozy lounges. The Landhaus, Kösslerhaus, Florihaus, and Jägerhaus are adjacent buildings that also house rooms and suites, in addition to a number of amenities created to make your experience that much more enjoyable. Your room is thoughtfully furnished and set up with care, including en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes, private terraces, satellite televisions, and mini bars - and no two spaces are exactly alike. Luxury touches like spa bath amenities, scenic views, and opulent furnishings create an inviting and special atmosphere, welcoming you to relax and breathe in this incredible destination.
In the summer months, lounge by the sparkling outdoor pool, which is filled with thermal water from the spring. Bike and hike in the Gastein landscape, take a carriage ride through Hohe Tauern National Park, and take a try at bouldering, a special form of rock climbing you can practice right on the hotel's grounds. There is also an on-site farm and petting zoo area, where you can meet some of the four-legged locals, and horseback riding is another fantastic activity perfect for any skill level. In the colder weather seasons, ski over 150 miles of of downhill runs and more than 50 miles of cross country pathways - all easily accessible with the hotel's own bus transfer service. Find a bit of pampering and bliss at Hoteldorf Grüner Baum's Thermal Natural Spa, with indoor pool, sauna and steam bath, in addition to a wide range of spa treatments and massages. The resort has a number of dining venues to please your palate, as well as delightful bars and lounges. International cuisine rich in diversity is the name of the game here, and emphasis is placed on the highest quality ingredients possible, reaching from the regional bounties. Find a place that truly offers an escape from the ordinary, indulge in the natural beauty of Austria, and rest comfortably in the hands of Hoteldorf Grüner Baum for a trip you will never forget.