Stunning mountain sunrises reflected into the deep blue lake and uncongested ski slopes for a care-free family holiday are some of Achensee’s calling cards.

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View from the Karwendel cable car

While surfing the web for a charming location in order to celebrate my upcoming birthday on skis, I tracked down an attractive 7-day-stay offer from Hotel Wiesenhof. This lovely family hotel is located in the heart of Pertisau, on the Western shores of lake Achensee only a 5 hour-drive from Vienna.

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Pertisau in Tyrol

Rooms & Suites

We were a group of 3 families with kids, and were accommodated in big 45 sq m Family Rooms with traditional style spruce furniture and separated living room by a sliding door. Very comfortable and warm ambiance!

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Family Room (Credits: Hotel Wiesenhof Achensee)

Wining & Dining

Wiesenhof  is a beautiful ski hotel with delicious food, cosy atmosphere and most important – impeccable service! Outrageously perfect! Why that? Due to the owner’s direct involvement. The owner mingles with the guests, asks for opinions, offers advice and more than this, even serves dinner – like it happened on my birthday party!

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Birthday dinner – Hotel Wiesenhof Achensee
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The stylish restaurant (Credits: Hotel Wiesenhof Achensee)

Moreover, I was surprised by the Gourmet Gala Dinner offered by the hotel: from delicious lobsters to various fish, oysters and mussels, the seafood buffet was a mouth-watering experience. Not at all usual that a ski hotel offers such a gourmet dinner with well-cooked seafood! They must have a great Chef to handle such a masterpiece in the middle of the mountains.

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Lounge & Bar (Credits: Hotel Wiesenhof Achensee)

Wellness & Spa

There are several wellness hotels in Pertisau, but what truly sets Hotel Wiesenhof apart is the fabulous 25 m swimming pool, with a great design, where you can relax after your day on the slopes.

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The amazing indoor pool is a hit! (Credits: Hotel Wiesenhof Achensee)

At the hotel’s KARWENDEL SPA which offers wellness on 2.300 sqm, you can indulge yourself in a Tirolean shale oil fossil bath – a treatment not to miss. Tiroler Steinöl is a unique healing product extracted from the Karwendel mountain – you’ll love the shampoo and bath & shower gels.

Skiing & Hiking

Pertisau is a small charming village and the atmosphere of seclusion and relaxation beats the hassle of the super-popular ski resorts. Whether you are a ski fan or just a hiker, you must take the Karwendel cable car in order to get to the Zwölferkopf ski area – the view is spectacular!

I have to say I’ve been constantly impressed with the client services and overall attention at Hotel Wiesenhof! One special tip: go for a walk in the village at 6.00 pm! The church loudspeakers are spreading “Ave Maria” song across the serene valley and that feeling is hard to describe!


Header image credits: Hotel Wiesenhof Pertisau