When you dream about leaving it all and venturing out into a stunning location, you’re actually probably daydreaming about Achensee, Pertisau and you didn’t even know it. Winter is an especially magical time in Pertisau, as the area transforms into a nature lover’s wonderland, offering everything from downhill skiing and cross-country skiing to the opportunity to experience the tempting snowshoeing trails. To top it off, Achensee Lake is a bucolic paradise unencumbered by mass tourism.

Achensee Pertisau
Achensee Lake – the ideal place to get back in touch with nature.

And if you’re looking for a place to unplug, search no more – check in to Romantik Hotel der Wiesenhof! The 4-star superior hotel ticks all the right boxes when it comes to combining gorgeous views, great hospitality and authentic cuisine.

Wiesenhof Hotel Pertisau
Mother Nature is spectacular… isn’t it?

Best of all, Wiesenhof Hotel is located right by the perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails. And what could be more luxurious than having your own slice of ski heaven? Here you’ll discover the fun of this winter sport while taking advantage of the many health benefits it offers.

Pertisau Achensee
A state-of-the-art grooming fleet keeps the trails in top condition at all times.

Cross-country ski Pertisau

Obviously, this family-run hotel isn’t just about resting your head somewhere cozy at night – it’s about having a unique experience from the moment you step foot in the front door. With tasteful, understated design details, Wiesenhof Hotel feels both modern and imposing, but maintains all of the cozy comforts that I adore in any hotel I visit. Besides, the alluring wood furnishing, the welcoming and warm-hearted host – Hans Entner, and the idyllic rooms, allows one to dive head first into that true vacation spirit. Scroll down and find out what makes it a top hotel choice for your next winter escape.

Wellness & Spa

Everything about this hotel lends itself to the concept of wellness, starting with the beautiful indoor pool – the longest pool in the Achensee area (25 m long). So pool days continue even through below freezing temperatures, and the KARWENDEL SPA immediately makes you feel calm and at peace. There is something very special about swimming in a winter wonderland while being warm and cozy inside.

Karwendel Spa Hotel Wiesenhof
Can you imagine a better place to enjoy your vacation to the fullest? The Karwendel Spa.

This spacious oasis – 2.300 sq m – boasts everything you’d request for in the name of relaxation: an indoor pool with heart-stopping views,  an Alpine Herbal Steam Sauna, a Beehive Sauna, a Saline Steam Sauna, a Soft Sauna – “Schwitzstube” and naturally, world-class facial and body treatments. In short, there are plenty of facilities on offer at this hotel, including the onsite gym with state-of-the-art equipment as well as a golf simulator.

GOOD TO KNOW: Do not miss the Tirolean Shale Oil Fossil Bath! “Tiroler Steinöl” is a unique healing product extracted from the Karwendel mountains – it offers the perfect way to keep your skin moisturized while relaxing your mind and improving your body’s overall health. And be sure to book the Wiesenhof Bergquelle –  SOTHYS facial treatment (80 minutes/€ 95,00).

Alpine Nights

Offering a variety of spacious rooms & suites, Wiesenhof is a great choice for families with children as well as couples. Whatever your taste, you will definitely experience a unique combination of design furnishing and Alpine features as well as splendid views over the surroundings. Check out the  video below!

Wiesenhof Hotel Suite
The comfy beds, sparkling bathrooms and balconies will make of your stay a true delight.
The perfect place for you to relax after a long day trying out all the activities Achensee has to offer!

For those who like to holiday with their furry friends: pet-friendly rooms come with water bowls, a doggie blanket for sweet & cozy dreams, and doggie treats.

Delicious Eats & Drinks

The restaurant invites you to a culinary discovery trip – here you’ll savor a generous breakfast buffet, lunch & afternoon snacks and dinner with four menus of choice plus a starter buffet. As though Wiesenhof’s food wasn’t delicious enough, this restaurant goes ahead and takes things up a notch with an amazing view to accompany your meal. If you ever find yourself here, be sure to be seated right by the huge windows.

Breakfast goals….

WHAT WE LOVED: Using the freshest ingredients, the breakfast is packed with ultra delicious smoothies, fresh juices and lots of veggies. And when it comes to dinner… Well, from modern Japanese cuisine to Tyrolean gourmet dishes – this is the perfect place to let go of all your diet plans.

The most tender, delicious lamb.

And even with a full house you won’t feel surrounded by other guests at all times. It’s all about candle light dinner and good red wines! Moreover, the overall service is outstanding and the staff incredibly attentive, never in an intrusive way.

To Dos While You’Re Here

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 to get to the Zwölferkopf ski area. On top of that, this child-friendly ski resort is perfect for a family vacation with little ones.

The slopes boast magnificent views.

If you want to be outdoors, but prefer to be on the spectator side, have a seat at the Langlaufstüberl located at the entrance to the Alpenpark Karwendel. 

It’s all in the reflection! View from the Langlaufstüberl

If you’re interested in horse riding, consider a visit to the hotel’s riding stables. Wiesenhof offers riding courses and rides for both adults and children. In addition, they run the Wiesenhof Pony Camp – your kids will be delighted to pat all those cute beauties. It’s a place where they will never get bored.

BOTTOM LINE: Romantik Hotel der Wiesenhof is a home-away-from-home for upscale travelers, who appreciate attention to detail, delicious food and personalized service. Besides, it’s a great base for finally taking up cross-country skiing.

Karwendel mountains Pertisau
Hear the silence of the Karwendel mountains?

I am far too in love with travel and new places to repeat the same place twice, but if there’s one place I could go every year to recharge my batteries and totally switch off, it would be here.

Though this post is in partnership with Romantik Hotel der Wiesenhof, as always, all opinions and views are my own. Room photos courtesy of the hotel. Happy skiing everyone!