Are you dreaming about a getaway in the mountains? Picture waking up in the morning and be greeted with a terrific view, breathing in the fresh mountain air while sipping a coffee on the terrace of your private chalet. Sounds perfect, right? Luckily, there are many cozy and even quite luxurious chalets in Austria where your holiday dreams can come true.
Check out this list of 20 super cool lodges and pick your favorite one! It’s time to see where you’re going to stay on your chalet holidays in Austria.
1. Kirchbach - Carinthia
The Bear’s Den is a cozy and comfortable getaway in the mountains with a big fireplace in the living room for those ambient winter nights.
Nassfeld ski resort is closeby, so nothing is holding you back to hit the slopes. Above all, it’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax.
The decor is just beautiful and the surroundings are great for long hikes or bike rides. If you want to find a home away from home, this is the place for you.
- Very comfortable and cozy
- Perfect setting in the mountains
- Near Nassfeld ski resort
- Great for hiking and biking
- Quiet and excellent in every season of the year
2. Grossarl - Salzburg
This secluded and romantic log cabin provides everything you need for your holiday in the mountains.
Here, you can get away from city life and enjoy a good hike or bike ride. Outside the cabin is a fireplace and a cozy sitting area to extend your stay in nature for just a little longer.
The view of the surrounding mountains is stunning and the chalet is very comfortable. Its location is superb. It’s not far from skiing areas and only 70 km from the city center of Salzburg if you want to combine your stay with a city trip. In the near proximity of the chalet, you can even go for a toboggan ride.
- Romantic and comfortable
- Secluded and very quiet
- The perfect starting point for skiing and hiking
- In the midst of nature
- 70 km from Salzburg
3. Grafenberg - Kärnten
This renovated log cabin is over 250 years old and absolutely delightful. The chalet is very authentic and heated with a wood stove that makes everything even cozier. The kitchen has a pizza oven to create your own delicious meals.
This stylish cabin, where modern meets rustic, is located on a hillside which is the perfect starting point for climbing and hiking.
The fireplace in front of the house is great to take in the stunning views of the area while enjoying the sunset.
- Authentic meets modern
- Located on a hillside surrounded by nature
- Wood oven and pizza oven
- Outside fireplace
- Not far from Mölltaler glacier and Weissensee
4. Freibach - Kärnten
Welcome to nature lovers paradise! This magical log cabin located at the edge of a forest creates a haven of tranquility and peace.
Wake up with the sound of the birds, chilling on the outside deck where you can hear the soothing sound of the small waterfall from below the house.
This rustic but modern chalet with a massive garden, where your dogs can run freely, offers all the comfort you need for a relaxing holiday.
A great starting point for nature walks, forest hikes, bike rides, fishing trips, and more. A trip to the Klopeiner See and the Wörthersee is a must!
- Totally secluded with a big garden and cute outside terrace
- Renovated and very comfortable
- A great starting point for fun days outdoors
- Closeby Klopeiner See and Wörthersee
5. Zanaischg - Kärnten
A super stylish, super comfortable spacious mountain lodge with rustic elements in the midst of nature, surrounded by nothing else than mountains!
This is the ideal place to unwind and to go for zero screen time. No wifi here, just you and your companions enjoying the view, the fresh air, long walks, and picnics.
The woodstove will keep you warm and makes the stay in the chalet even more authentic and cozy.
A big plus is the location of the chalet, secluded but not far from cool attractions. It’s only 30 minutes away from the Millstättersee and the Katschberg ski area can be reached in 15 minutes.
- Stylish, comfortable, and spacious
- Secluded in the middle of the mountains
- Close by gorgeous bathing lake Millstättersee
- Close by Katschberg ski area
6. Telfs - Tirol
“The Ropferhof” is a somewhat smaller cabin in the woods but it provides everything you might need for a relaxing holiday. The panoramic window of the bedroom overlooks the Hohe Munde and Wetterstein mountains. It is designed with much attention to detail and the result is a cozy and modern hut where you feel right at home.
The hut is located on the cross-country skiing trails of Seefeld and Leutasch. So if you like to practice your langlauf skills, this is the spot. As an extra big plus, the owners of the chalet run a restaurant only 500 meters away from the hut! The region of Tyrol is a paradise for hiking and mountaineering and it starts right at your doorstep.
- Cozy and modern
- Panoramic view of the mountains from your bed
- Woodburning stove
- Large garden
- Excellent location for hiking and mountaineering
7. Innsbruck - Tirol
This is the perfect chalet to combine a silent getaway in the mountains with a city trip to Innsbruck. The fireplace in this renovated secluded cabin creates a cozy atmosphere for those chilly winter evenings. Can you see yourself already sitting there, watching the snowfall gently over the city of Innsbruck below? What an amazing view that must be!
It might be secluded but it is also very easy to get into the city of Innsbruck. You can reach the town within 10 minutes by the Innsbruck North Chain Railway. Needless to say, the location of this chalet is superb. Surrounded by the Nordketten Mountains where you can do the most amazing hikes. And in winter you can go skiing!
- Amazing location 900 meters above Innsbruck
- Secluded and cozy with a fireplace
- Modern media system if you need it
- Great for hiking in the Nordkettenberg Massif
- Very easy to reach Innsbruck by the North Chain Railway
8. Silbertal - Vorarlberg
Go for zero screen time in this gorgeous 300-year-old renovated chalet on Kristberg mountain. You can unwind perfectly enjoying a delicious dinner prepared in the rustic wood-burning oven or get romantic on the cuddle bench of the tiled living room stove! The chalet combines authentic elements with modern comfort.
To unwind, even more, you have free use of the wellness area at Hotel Hirschen. What a good way to relax your muscles after a long hike in the mountains!
Note: As it is an old cabin, the ceiling is not very high. This might be uncomfortable for tall people.
- Rustic 300-year-old chalet with modern elements
- Wood burning oven
- Cozy living area with large living room stove
- Superb view on the Montafon mountains
- Free use of Wellness at Hotel Hirschen
9.Brixem im Thale - Tirol
You want to go skiing and want to stay in a gorgeous chalet in the mountains with superb views? Look no further, this is the place for your next holiday! This chalet is located next to the ski slopes in the Kitzbüheler Alps. If you don’t come to hit the slopes, you can spend great days outdoors and go on hiking excursions.
The chalet has everything you need for a relaxing holiday in the mountains. The best feature is the outside hot tub. Enjoy a drink and let your muscles relax in the hot water while taking in the panorama.
Note: The road to the chalet is a challenge. Best to drive with an all-terrain auto. In the winter it might be only reachable by ski or on foot!
- Secluded with panoramic views
- Hot tub outside
- Next to ski slopes
- Great for hiking in the Brixental / Wilder Kaiser area
10. Zojach - Kärnten
This Alpine chalet is situated in a quiet location where you have spectacular views of the surrounding mountains of Carinthia. For those sunny days, you can kick back on the outside terrace and relax.
The inside of the Alpine hut has a very cozy seating area with a wood stove and the kitchen has an espresso machine and even a pizza oven.
In the surroundings of the chalet, you can go for a hike or a cycle tour, and next to the chalet you can practice your archery skills on the archery course!
- Outside sun terrace with superb views
- Modern Interieur mixed with authentic elements
- 2 wood stoves and e pizza oven
- A great and calm place to start your hiking and cycling
- Archery course next door
11. Pirkachberg - Kärnten
Stay in your own private apartment that is located in a very cool farmhouse. This absolutely charming apartment is very spacious and renovated with natural materials. It even has wall and floor heating and a wood stove so the atmosphere is always warm and cozy. A great spot to relax is on the private terrace where you can just take in the views and enjoy your time amidst nature.
Surrounded by mountains and at the edge of a forest, the location of this chalet is ideal for a secluded getaway, leisure hikes, or in summer, a dip in the wetlands, located at walking distance from the farm. It lies next to the Hohe Tauern National Park where you can hike up to the Wangenitzseehütte and do numerous hikes in the higher mountains.
- Very secluded and comfortable
- It is part of a farm but everything in your apartment is private
- The gorgeous setting at the edge of a forest next to National Park Hohe Tauern
- Surrounded by mountains and hiking trails
- Relaxing farm with small animals and a natural swimming pond
12. Seggauberg - Steiermark
This beautiful cottage has everything you need to retreat and relax. It is gorgeous, comfy, and has the most ideal setting. The cottage is surrounded by vineyards and you can enjoy the view of the surrounding nature from the large sundecks in front and behind the house.
They even produce their own award-winning wine here and one bottle is included in your stay! What a great way to start your vacation and get in a relaxing mood! You can go for a stroll through the vineyard, learn more about the production of wine, and take a refreshing dip in the lake on hot summer days.
A great plus is that the owners provide a guest book with a lot of information about Southern Styria. So you have great local tips and ideas for fun excursions to do. The winery is situated half an hour from Graz, so a combination with a city trip is also a possibility.
- Exquisite location in a vineyard
- Large sun decks around the house to enjoy the views
- Spacious and cozy cottage with fully equipped kitchen
- Vineyard accessible for walks and a lake for swimming
- Close by the city Graz for a nice city trip
13. Kirchenviertel - Steiermark
Welcome to upper Styria for your well-deserved, romantic, chalet holiday! This hut is luxurious and comfortable inside and has a great outdoor area as well. A perfect setting for couples who want to get away from everyday life and retreat in nature.
Outside the hut, you find a wood-heated whirlpool, also called a hot pot, for those cozy and romantic evenings. There is a separate area with a fishpond, sunbeds, and a hammock to kick back and read a book or just enjoy the surroundings. You can also extend your stay outdoors by kindling the firepit. Or on those cold winter evenings, you can enjoy the cozy living area inside by the fireplace.
- Gorgeous setting with a panorama of the Feistritztal
- Amazing outdoor area with hot pot, fish pond and fire pit
- Cozy inside with woodstove
- Peaceful and quiet area
14. Eisenerz - Steiermark
This recently build (2019) log cabin is set in the beautiful area Eisenerzer Ramsau and it is perfect for an adventurous getaway in the mountains. The cabin can accommodate up to 8 people, it is quite modern and sober, and it has everything you need to enjoy your holiday. On the outside you can have a drink on the beautiful terrace, taking in the stunning views of the surrounding nature.
There is a lot to see and do around the log cabin. The chalet is the ideal location for an active holiday. In the immediate vicinity, you can go mountain climbing and try out several hiking trails. There are also plenty of mountain bike routes spread over the Eisenerz area and in the valley, you can make a stop at one of the alpine pastures. Don’t forget to visit the Leopoldsteinersee, a gorgeous alpine lake surrounded by mountains. Ideal for a family walk or even a refreshing dip on a hot day.
- Recently build (2019) and modern
- Beautiful outside terrace
- Great location for adventure
- Multiple hiking and cycling trails
- Close by the stunning Leopoldsteinersee
15. Reichenhaus - Kärnten
Looking for a romantic getaway? This adorable little stone pine hut is just perfect for two. It is part of a farm but you stay in your own private cottage. This way you have the best of both worlds, the privacy of your home and the company of a family if you like.
The setting of the farm is amazing. The huts are surrounded by nature, outside you find fishing ponds that enclose a heated swimming pool. A great place to spend some relaxing hours in and near the water. Also included in the price is an awesome spa with a sauna and whirlpool where you can heal your muscles after a long hike.
- Very cute and cozy
- Perfect to bring your dog along
- Outdoor fishing ponds
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- Use of sauna and whirlpool included
16. Oberwart - Burgenland
House Jolanda is a peaceful haven full of light and coziness. This nicely decorated, modern cottage has a fireplace inside and lots of wood to keep you warm at night. It is a perfect getaway from city life, a place to rest and recharge. Spend some nice moments on the outside terrace or relax your muscles in the infrared cabin inside the house.
Use of bikes is included so you can explore the area of Radlingberg in southern Burgenland. The cottage is surrounded by nature, hiking trails, vineyards, and forests, just ideal to reset and let go of any stress.
- Very peaceful and quiet
- Cozy and lovely cottage with a wood stove inside
- Infrared cabin inside
- Surrounded by a green landscape, forests and hiking trails
17. Ramingstein - Salzburg
This Almchalet has the perfect location high up in the mountains of Salzburger land. At 1900 meters above sea level you find this wooden chalet with a lot of rustic charm and a wood stove for cozy winter evenings inside. Here you find everything you need to relax and enjoy your holiday.
The location is sublime, in the middle of a mountain pasture area, where you can spend lots of fun days outside. Activities such as hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing can all be on your itinerary when staying in this lovely chalet. Snowshoes are provided at your chalet as well. A unique location, great in summer and winter, for the whole family including the dog!
- Unique setting high up in the mountains
- Rustic, charming, and cozy
- Wood stove inside
- Great for fun outdoor activities
- Snow shoes available
18. Ruhpolding - Bayern
The small Almbrünnerl hut is a quiet and romantic getaway for two in the middle of nature. The alpine hut looks like it’s taken right out of a fairytale, it’s cozy, charming, and has everything you need to cook, bathe, and sleep comfortably.
Walking trails start right outside your door. And it’s in the proximity of Salzburg, the Chiemsee, and the Königssee which makes it ideal for an extra excursion.
- Cozy and charming getaway
- Walking trails right outside the hut
- Unterbergbahn chairlift reachable in 5 minutes
- A guest card gives you access to mountain railways, museums, swimming pool and more
19. Voregg - Salzburg
This cute log cabin has everything you want for a romantic vacation, including a tile wood stove for those cozy cuddles in the evenings. It is set in a beautiful and quiet location amidst nature and it is next to a guest house (also run by the owners of the cabin) where you can eat a tasty breakfast. From the terrace, you have a stunning view over the meadows in the valley and the surrounding mountains. Ponies and deers can be watched from your terrace.
The location at the foot of the Alps is perfect for hiking and its proximity to Salzburg (40 minutes by car) is also a big plus if you want to combine it with a city trip.
- Cute log cabin with tile woodstove
- Gorgeous setting in the mountains with surrounding green valleys
- Hiking trails
- Quiet but also near a guesthouse so you can enjoy a meal there
20. Aschbach - Steiermark
Get back to basics in this rustic self-catering hut in nature. Cut yourself off from civilization with a stay in this special log cabin. There is no running water, no internet, and no cell phone connection. The toilet is an outhouse and you can fetch water at the nearby spring. The uncleared forest road up to the cabin isn’t included in GPS systems and is sometimes not passable with heavy snowfall. But it all adds to that special charm of this extraordinary place.
Ideal to get away from everyday life, enjoy nature, go hiking, and spend cozy evenings at the fire pit outside the cabin.
You get instructions from the owner on how to get there. Inside the cabin are instructions about what you have to do when arriving and departing the hut. There is a phone inside the hut for emergencies or questions.
- Very basic, rustic experience
- Fetch your own water at the creek
- Cut off from city life
- Surrounded by nature to rewire and relax
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Chalets in Austria
This list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding great chalets in Austria. The country is full of amazing log cabins and chalets where you can stay for a getaway in nature. Some offer more luxury than others, it just depends on what you are looking for.
What all the chalets in this list have in common is their terrific location. Surrounded by rugged mountain tops, green meadows, and forests, these chalets give you the chance to get away from the busy city life, just to enjoy long hikes and lazy days near the campfire.