It sounds cliché, but isn't it time you got out of the big city for some breathing room? There's no better place to reconnect with nature and soak up the alpine air than at the newly refurbished Hotel Nesslerhof in Salzburger Land.
The hotel is a winning trifecta of mountainous landscapes, earthy Austrian food and unparalleled wellness facilities that will soothe the mind, body and soul.
Owners Tina and Hermann Neudegger have been running the Nesslerhof in Großarl as hosts since 2011 and consider themselves and the team 'guest whisperers', with a sixth sense of guests' every want and need.
With ski-in / ski-out access to the Skiwelt Amadé area from the hotel, 250 hiking trails to amble along during the summer months and an unrivalled culinary offering 365 days a year – a stay at Hotel Nesslerhof will always scratch that itch.
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Adventure at your fingertips
Whether you're craving shredding the slopes, perfecting your downward dog or slamming the hills on a mountain bike, there’s plenty of heart-pumping, adrenaline-thumping action available at Hotel Nesslerhof. With incredible wellness facilities, it now hosts yoga retreats, with the first happening from 16 to 19 November 2023, taught by yoga instructor and influencer Anna Posch. For those looking for something in the great outdoors, there are 40 farmed alpine pastures and 250 hiking trails to explore in the warmer months, as well as 70km of pistes with access to Austria's largest ski region Ski Amadé that guarantees snow from December to April.
After spending your days pursuing the powder or breaking in those walking boots, the state-of-the-art wellness facilities at Nesslerhof could not be more welcome. With eight spacious relaxation rooms, an outdoor garden, heated swimming pools and saunas to kick back and relax in – rest assured your stress levels are going to plummet. And yes, you heard us correctly, there are plural saunas – including an outdoor old wood sauna, a fragrant Swiss stone pine sauna and a brine steam bath. It's just as useful in the summer months, when you can salve sore muscles that have been worked exploring the endless alpine pastures, hiking and mountain biking trails that wind their way through the valley.
Adventure-seeking is a calorie shredder, so it's welcome news you can chow down at Culinarium by ness for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The kitchen focuses on nose-to-tail cooking with in-house butchery using sustainably sourced Austrian ingredients. Using nearby suppliers like the Tauern Alpine Dairy for its cheese, yoghurt and butter and catching game from the closeby forests – the food here is as local as it gets. Plus, there's a new sunny restaurant terrace to eat alfresco in the alpine air and the Spirit Bar to curl up in during brisker times near the crackling fire. The Nesslerhof and the Großarl Valley are definitely worth a visit in summer, too. Großarl is renowned as the valley of alpine pastures and is great for hiking and cycling, and the Nesslerhof with its huge natural swimming pond is, of course, a dream come true for relaxing.