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Grossarl, Salzburg
Chalet & spa hotel
4-star superior
Dr Peter & Christiane Draxler & family

Delighting in Tradition & Hospitality

The family-run 4-star superior Grossarler Hof is one of only nine Small Luxury Hotels in Austria. Its chalet style combines modern architecture with local tradition. Guests experience an authentic and luxurious stay with unstinting service. Named Best Mountain and Winter Hotel in 2020 by renowned Austrian magazine, Connoisseur Circle. This prestigious award results from a deliberate focus on the region’s outdoor pursuits on offer year-round, and the hotel’s locally sourced, Pongau gourmet region cuisine.

Hotel Facts at a Glance

  • 49 rooms & suites in a rustic yet modern chalet style
  • Hotel restaurant & à-la-carte Jagastub’n

  • Wine cellar & wine tastings
  • Sun terrace & Stadel lounge

  • Erlenreich Relax & SPA

  • Outdoor whirlpool & sun lounger area

  • Lobby & American Bar

  • Own Alpine hut: Mooslehenalm at 1,449m above sea level

Pongau Delights

Whether it’s the Jagastub’n à-la-carte restaurant – awarded 2 forks and 87 points by the Falstaff restaurant guide – the hotel restaurant or the wine cellar, the Grossarler Hof’s cuisine always focuses on home-grown suppliers and partners from the Pongau gourmet region. Accompanied by top Austrian wines, rare Bordeaux and more, numerous events such as Ski & Wine, the Harvest Festival and Meet the Winegrowers & SPA Time celebrate nature and culture throughout the year.

  • GenussRegion initiative for Pongau Game and Grossarl Cheese

  • Wine & Dine nights with top Austrian chefs

  • Foodie hikes to the Mooslehenalm Alpine lodge

Grossarler Hof | Salzburgerland | marketing deluxe
Grossarler Hof | Salzburgerland | marketing deluxe


Sommelier Markus Andexer’s specialities are Austrian viniculture, rare wines and large bottle sizes. First-class organic wines and rarities from Bordeaux complement the hotel’s excellent range. Weekly wine tastings include superb samples from established growers as well as up-and-coming young winemakers. This promotes long-term marketing and boosts the region’s profile.

Edelweiss & Alder

The spa concept at the Grossarler Hof has a strong association with nature and tradition. Its motto is Rest, relaxation, and a little piece of home in the Valley of Alpine Meadows. The area’s alder forests give the spa its name and inspire its generous interiors. Beauty treatments, massages, body treatments and wraps with luxurious skincare products based on the secrets of the edelweiss, other Alpine plants and minerals add harmony and effectively enhance guests’ wellness.

Grossarler Hof | Salzburgerland | marketing deluxe
Grossarler Hof | Salzburgerland | marketing deluxe

Dreams of Nature

Thanks to the proximity of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the Grossarler Hof is a dream destination for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. In winter, the hotel provides direct access to the Ski amadé resort where ski touring, tobogganing, winter walking and snowshoeing provide a huge array of active pursuits. Summer and autumn are all about nature and the mountains: hiking, mountain biking, hunting, wildlife watching and enjoying the romance of Alpine lodges.

  • Take the Panoramabahn to Ski amadé

  • The Mooslehen Mountain Bike Challenge

  • Guided hunting, shooting & fly fishing with a guide on the Grossarler Ache river

  • Breakfast on the sun terrace
  • Signature treatment at the Erlenreich Relax & SPA

  • Cocktails in the American Bar
  • Minimoon in the Valley of Alpine Meadows
  • Hike & Fly: Panoramic paragliding
  • The Hohe Tauern National Park
  • The festival city of Salzburg
365 Days a Year
Mountain Delights

Around 60 Alpine huts serving food and drink line the Salzburger Almenweg trail.

Mountain lovers are spoilt for choice – definitely worth more than a day trip, both in terms of food and outdoor pursuits!

Lodge Magic

A pure idyll in a wonderful Alpine spot: the romantic Mooslehenalm Alpine lodge. Dinner at sunset. Local specialities and a shot of schnapps. The starting point for beautiful summit adventures.

Ski amadé

Just a snowball’s throw from the Grossarler Hof, visitors can soar to the summit and then ski down in Austria’s largest ski network with 5 ski areas and 270 lifts and cable cars.

Fly Fishing

An insider tip for connoisseurs: fly fishing on the Grossarler Ache. With a professional guide. In absolute tranquillity. Incomparably close to nature. So relaxing!

City Whispers

For a change of scene from the idyllic Grossarl Valley, a visit to the city of Salzburg is a must. Mozart’s birthplace hosts culture, art, museums and architecture at their finest, and its culinary delights are not to be missed.

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