We stayed at the chalet for a full week in late June—2 couples and 2 young children (ages 4 and 7). The house is a lovely, modern Alpine home, complete with traditional German/Austrian windows and doors that allow air to flow in at night. The kids enjoyed the playset and the room to run; the adults enjoyed sitting outside looking at the amazing Alps right outside the window, local beer, and the Wi-Fi. Note: The bunk room in the pictures is very cute; however, to access it you must go up/down steep stairs. We opted to have our children stay in the 3rd bedroom in the basement and used the upstairs room as a “playroom” during the day.
The house is located in a little ski area that has a restaurant nearby (walking distance) and lots of trails. There is a lovely walking trail from the ski area to the nearby town of Annaberg; it has statues made of hay along the trail that keeps kids interested along the way (highly recommend, especially for kids!). We easily made day trips from the house to Salzburg, Hallstat (salt mine..must see!), and Berchtesgaden/Konigsee (in Germany).
Little tips we wished we knew before staying at this great house:
- You need to bring hand soaps, hand towels, dish towels, paper products. Next time we’ll just bring these things in our luggage from the USA.
- Good size grocery store (called “SPAR”) is located in Abtenau.
- The dryer does not vent (U.S. law is that all dryers must vent..so this was new for us). To get the dryer to take any water out of your clothes, you must empty the water drawer..top left of dryer. Air drying on provided clothes rack worked the best.
- The GPS does not know the ski town; look for the green signs near the top of the ski resort and follow signs to the house (you need to turn right, down into the neighborhood).
Overall, we had an amazing time. Tina was extremely responsive from booking through refunding our security deposit. We would definitely stay here again!