Your Ultimate Guide to Mountain Getaways – Top Destinations, Hotels, and Retreats for the Perfect Summer Escape!


As summer is coming closer, the call of the mountains beckons with promises of tranquility, adventure, and unparalleled natural beauty. In this report, we delve into the enchanting world of mountain getaways in Austria and Switzerland, showcasing the myriad reasons why trading the sweltering heat of southern coastal regions for the crisp, invigorating air of the alpine peaks is an undeniable choice for your summer holiday.

Lenzerheide Switzerland Hotel Guarda Val
Feuerstein Family Resort South Tyrol

Feuerstein – the top nature resort for families in South Tyrol

Alpaca walks, farm visits, pony rides, campfire grill evenings, scavenger hunts through the forest - the Feuerstein family resort in South Tyrol offers nature programs as diverse as hardly any other hotel. As part of the Montessori philosophy, in addition to a comprehensive indoor program such as crafting in the perfectly equipped wood workshop, there are lovingly designed outdoor activities within the children's care, especially during the summer season, but also for the whole family. New this year are the Nature Animal Days, the horse weeks with riding badges, and the Summer Baby Days.

And the best part: With our code "NICHETRAVELLER", you will receive a 10% discount at the following times: June 1st to 30th, September 1st to 30th, November 4th to 24th, 2024.

Family Holiday Guarda Val Limitless Aussen

Hidden gem in Lenzerheide: Maiensäss-Hotel Guarda Val

True luxury for us means creating special experiences, breathing fresh air, and enjoying nature and the finer things in life with all our senses. This can be wonderfully achieved at Guarda Val, the charming hotel located in the small village of Sporz above Lenzerheide. The rustic wooden lodges of the former Maiensäss have been tastefully and lovingly converted into a hotel, paying attention to every detail. Particularly remarkable, besides the excellent location and mountain views, is the exquisite cuisine at Crap Naros and the Gourmet Restaurant Guarda Val. Unique experiences are also promised by the hotel's Limitless Packages, which cover various themes and activities throughout the year. From mushroom excursions with cooking classes over an open fire to wildlife observation and herbalism, there is much to offer. Especially appealing for families who enjoy being together in nature and appreciate the mountain freshness: the special offer Guarda Familia between July 20th and August 11th promises an adventurous and unforgettable mountain summer for children and parents with activities like archery and stargazing.

Family Mountain Getaways Summer In The Mountains Clemonte

Small, exquisite, individual - our new favorite accommodation for a summer weekend in Salzburg

With the charming Clemonte Boutique Hotel in the laid-back Andräviertel, our favorite city Salzburg now has an affordable accommodation for those who want to travel to Austria's fourth largest city for a few days on short notice and independently. Whether for a weekend trip, as the start of family holidays, or as accommodation during the Salzburg Festival - Clemonte offers self-check-in, lovingly and comfortably furnished rooms and apartments in a prime location. Be quick, because especially during the festival season from mid-July to the end of August, the five rooms will be booked up quickly.

Family Mountain Getaways Summer In The Mountains Benedikta

Montafon in Vorarlberg - The sustainable haven for nature lovers

Picturesque mountain lakes, impressive peaks, breathtaking views, dreamy hiking trails, blooming meadows, and roaring waterfalls - especially in summer, the holiday region of Montafon in Vorarlberg is a paradise for families. The 39-kilometer-long Alpine valley, stretching from Bludenz to Bielerhöhe, invests in sustainable tourism and family friendliness. Climate protection, social projects, and good accessibility by bus and train are just a few points that distinguish the tourism region of Montafon.

The dreamy and lovingly restored holiday home Benedikta with a large and well-equipped kitchen and cozy living room in Vandans is the perfect refuge for a family stay.

Family Hotel Villa Alma Wolfgangsee Osterreich

Summer Retreat in the Salzkammergut - Abundant Culture and a Favorite Hotel at Lake Wolfgang

This year, Austria not only showcases its legendary Salzburg Festival but also hosts the European Capital of Culture for 2024 in Bad Ischl, located in the Salzkammergut region. Visitors can expect a diverse arts and culture program throughout the region, while discovering hotels and guesthouses such as the charming and family-friendly Hotel Kogler in Bad Mitterndorf.

However, our beloved place remains the idyllic St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang, just 30 kilometers from Salzburg, along with the wonderful owner-operated lakeside residence Villa Alma. The boutique hotel boasts only 8 rooms, with no trace of alpine plush; instead, pastel summer colors with bold accents and patterns brighten the three floors. A breakfast room resembling a huge open kitchen, a lounge, and a Concept Store with charming souvenirs are all housed within. In the hotel's own boathouse, there is plenty of water toys for both adults and children, and bicycles are also available for a little excursion into town. Everything is wonderfully close together: the lake, the enchanting town with its small alleys, shops, and vibrant flower beds, as well as the local mountain, the "12er Hörndl". Recreation has never been easier!

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