The Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort in Austria is a stylish hideaway for the whole family. As the hotel is named after the Alpine flower edelweiss, all rooms and suites have names referring to different Alpine herbs and flowers. Adults can look forward to enjoying exquisite dining and rejuvenating state-of-the-art spa facilities while their kids can run wild in the hotel’s own water slides park. Laboriously renovated in the summer of 2019, the resort nowadays offers plenty of space, like a 7,000 square meters spa area and modern luxury facilities all over. It is without a doubt a mountain resort for the whole family, for winter and summer and for young and old at the same time. 

Location

Where is the resort located? What lies in the vicinity of the property?

Perched into the picture-perfect mountain scenery of the Austrian Alps in Grossarltal, a serene side valley of the community of St. Johann im Pongau, Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort attracts visitors with a combination of traditional flair and modern design on the exterior. This beautiful and remote piece of heaven is located about 70 kilometers from the renowned city of Salzburg, where famous austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Located right at the ski slopes, the resort is the perfect accommodation for winter sports enthusiasts. However, the Hotel is also surrounded by vast nature and 40 authentic chalets that are still managed by local farmers. This place offers numerous hiking trails to explore the remote natural area around the resort.

Key Facts

  • located in the market village of Grossarl in the state of Salzburg
  • various hiking trails can be found around the property
  • only 70 kilometers to the city of Salzburg

What is special?

  • located right at the ski slopes – perfect for winter sports
  • surrounded by the picturesque mountain scenery of the Austrian Alps
  • only a few meters to the panorama gondola of Grossarl

What do the guests say?

  • the location of the hotel is perfect for those who enjoy hiking
  • beautiful views of the valley and the mountains from the balconies of the hotel
  • the location is so dreamy – just beautiful, a perfect retreat

Accommodation

How many rooms and suites are offered? What does the interior look like?

Established in 1977 as a guest house with fourteen rooms, Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort has been a family business for three generations and has expanded its accommodations ever since the grandparents laid the foundation. Nowadays, the resort boasts 145 rooms and suites altogether. Guests can look forward to being surrounded by a carefully designed interior in every room that combines modern elements of wood and stone with the traditional Austrian identity. Family Hettegger has fourteen family members working at the hotel in different positions, which makes it an authentic experience to stay at this traditional yet contemporary mountain resort.

Key Facts

  • the resort provides 145 rooms and suites to choose from
  • high quality furniture throughout the whole property
  • the hotel is a privately managed family business for three generations

What is special?

  • a huge hotel complex that still entails a cozy atmosphere for the guests
  • some of the rooms and suites boast panorama windows and stunning views of the mountains
  • the new building wing holds contemporary high-quality fabrics and is a felicitous extension of the older hotel building

What do the guests say?

  • the mattresses and beddings are very comfortable
  • we really enjoyed the fine design throughout all rooms of the hotel
  • the modern bathrooms are spacious and of futuristic design

Pools & Spa

What can I expect of the spa area? Do they offer facilities for the children?

The resort offers an outdoor infinity sports pool that allows guests to swim a couple of lanes and provides stunning views of the mountain panorama at the same time. The incredible spa area of the resort spans across 5 levels and covers an incredible 7,000 square meters. Everything is at your disposal, from different saunas, different pools, an aroma steam bath, an infra-red cabin, a hot tub and of course numerous relaxation rooms. The fact that there is a family spa as well as an adults-only spa area ensures tranquility for those who need to rest. The hotel offers treatments with natural Alpine cosmetics created especially for the hotel. On top of it all, the resort also has five huge water slides on two levels that make kid’s eyes shine in awe.

Key Facts

  • the whole spa area covers unbelievable 7,000 square meters and stretches out across 5 lavish floors
  • a 25 meters sports pool on the fourth floor of the new annex
  • different saunas, a steam bath and an infra-red cabine

What is special?

  • the hotels offers a spa for adults-only as well as a family spa — two well separated areas
  • there is a water slides park on two levels with five water slides for young and old 
  • a roof-top infinity pool offers stunning views of the mountains

What do the guests say?

  • the incredible spa area leaves nothing to be desired
  • the aqua park for the kids is priceless and is fun for adults too
  • the relaxing treatments with locally sourced ingredients are a dream — highly recommended

Culinary

How many restaurants are on site? What type of cuisines do they serve?

Guests of Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort can look forward to being served fine culinary delights made from locally sourced ingredients. There are three restaurants on site, which offer traditional as well as international delicacies. In addition, the hotel provides a brand new high-end stake restaurant – the Sirloin Grill & Dine. The hotel obtains the products from regional farmers and butchers while it offers seasonal dishes over the whole year. Vegans can enjoy varied menus on a daily basis and won’t need to depart from their diets and habits. The resort also offers an Alpine bar that serves exquisite drinks as well as the Kork & Gloria wine bar, which holds a wine archive and offers its guests noble drops. For smokers there is also a cigar lounge called the Church.Hill.

Key Facts

  • the resort offers three on-site restaurants
  • a cigar lounge, a bar and a wine archive
  • regional as well as international cuisine is served

What is special?

  • separate dining areas for families or adults only
  • the hotel offers vegan menus on a daily basis
  • mostly local produce and meat from the village butcher

What do the guests say?

  • The food was balanced and of superb quality
  • The selection of the breakfast menu topped the list
  • the food is extraordinary and the service is just impeccable

Activities

What kind of activities are offered at Das EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort?

Whether you want to pursue sports or just explore the Alpine nature in this remote area in the Austrian Alps, Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort offers a wide range of fun activities for everyone. Besides an on-site gym for fitness and yoga fans, the rocky mountain cliffs and valleys of the area allow climbing and canyoning and provide suitable routes for beginners as well as for advanced climbers. There are archery parcours, golf and mini golf courses and a mountain cart track in the vicinity of the resort. In winter the hotel offers perfect circumstances for skiing and snowshoeing and attracts guests with the comforts of skiing-in and skiing-out as well as on-site ski depot facilities.

Key Facts

  • an on-site fitness gym with high-end equipment
  • biking, hiking and running trails in close vicinity of the hotel – bike rental is for free 
  • a huge and well equipped room for the kids with a pool table, table tennis and a playstation

What is special?

  • due to a cooperation with Mercedes-Benz, the hotel provides two cars for the guests for free
  • a childcare support team looks after the little ones – freedom for parents
  • the hotel provides an online ski rental service plus a heated and ventilated ski depot to store winter sports gear

What do the guests say?

  • our kids enjoyed the slides and the family spa very much
  • wonderful varied hiking trails around the resort
  • we got a convertible for free which was perfect to explore the area

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