This alpine hideaway blends traditional Austrian charm with minimalist design – think untreated wood, natural stone, exposed concrete and vast panes of glass. Located two hours outside of Salzburg, owners Sepp and Martina Kröll have transformed what was Sepp’s great-grandmother’s guest house into a chic mountainside retreat.
Tumble from the huge, freestanding tub to a cozy spot by the fire then into bed, without ever losing sight of the mountains outside. Devour a book under the warm glow of hand-blown glass chandeliers or share a glass of wine in the hot tub on the terrace (if you’re in one of the garden suites). The restaurant has several intimate dining areas and much of the produce – meat, eggs, herbs and vegetables – is grown on the hotel’s farm, which will come as a deserved reward after a day of biking, hiking or skiing in the mountains.
Wiesergut can be reached by car, rail and air, with the nearest international airports in Salzburg and Munich. The Holiday Shuttle runs 365 days a year from both airports, and can drop you at the hotel entrance. If you’re taking public transport, go to Zell am See Station, then take the Post Bus to Hinterglemm, and get off at Hinterglemm Wiesern.
Suites start from around US$170 per night.
Highways in Austria require a mandatory vignette (road toll payment), which can be purchased in Austria and bordering nations.