|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Chalet Maria is a 2 bedroom chalet, sleeping 4 people and is situated in the small hamlet of Hintermoos between the town of Maria Alm and the village of Hinterthal, right in the middle of the Hochkonig ski area. Just under an hours drive from Salzburg, the accomodaion is perfect for families or couples. The ski in - ski out location is ideal for winter holidays but is also a great base for walking and mountain biking in the summer. We have now agreed with the Hintermoos Huttendorf, to allow guests access to their bar and bakery, which is situated just below the chalet.
The cable car from Hintermoos to Hinterthal is now open and the new run 19 underneath is a great run back, which means the entire Hochkonig area is now connected.
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Chalet Maria is a quiet getaway with all amenities that make a holiday enjoyable. Cosy and warm with fantastic views. This is our second Christmas at Chalet Maria - can't get better.
We really enjoyed our stay at Chalet Maria. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped and had an authentic Alpine feel. The view from the balcony was stunning and we enjoyed watching the changing weather conditions during the day and the star filled sky at night. The scenery in the area is beautiful and there's plenty to explore. It's a good base for walking and sightseeing. We would recommend it.
After searching long and hard, I found my dream chalet in which to celebrate my 50th birthday. The chalet is stunning inside and out: the views are awesome, it is peaceful, tastefully furnished and equipped with all that you could possibly need. You can simply walk up the road and begin skiing (intermediate level); otherwise you can walk down to the gondola and catch the ski bus which takes you to nursery/blue slopes very close by. Walking from the door is magical. There are two places within a few minutes' walk where you can go to for a drink and something to eat. A supermarket is also a short drive away, but you can take the bus if you prefer. To sum up: stunning chalet, incredibly helpful owners from initial enquiry to end of holiday. A beautiful place - good value for money, very clean and lovely people. We are already trying to plan our next visit and imagine this holiday would be just as wonderful in any season. Thank you, Clive and Klaudi for helping me realise my dream!
The chalet was everything we wanted for our Christmas escape. Wonderful views, warm and cosy, great new kitchen and dishwasher, we even cooked a full Christmas lunch, with turkey breast and all the trimmings from Spar supermarket in Saafelden.
Wonderful walks direct from the chalet, all of the ski runs were open, despite the lack of snow elsewhere and a memorable Christmas Eve lunch at the top of the mountain which we could see from the living room.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the chalet for a couple of weeks. The highlight was the balcony, which we loved sitting out on (the overhang design and the lack of wind means that was possible even when it rained). Elsewhere the chalet was comfortably and attractively furnished, with a well equipped (though extremely poorly lit) kitchen and good shower. The sitting/dining room is larger than it appears in the photos. Wifi worked pretty well. The place was generally clean, but the end cleaning fee, as other guests have noted, is high. For that I'd certainly expect the cobwebs to be removed. Perhaps daily, on demand. :D
The chalet is short on electrical sockets (except in the bathroom which is festooned with them). I only found one, for example, in the second bedroom, rather inconveniently sited half way up the wall by the door. But it's most noticeable in the kitchen where a rather alarming three-way plug allows you to power any three of the toaster, the microwave, the kettle, the coffee machine, and the cooker hood light. I suspect the wrong choice could lead to an overload of the socket. On a minor level, it's worth noting that virtually everything seems to be cleared out of the cupboards between rentals, so there is slightly unusually nothing much left by way of basic consumables (including things like foil and clingfilm, residual washing powder) for guests. We might have been triply unlucky this time, of course, but if not it is a shame that each set of guests has to buy all of these things rather than simply replacing anything they use up.
I'd have liked a rather more extensive set of instructions and house tips than was provided.
The area is lovely. There are numerous walks one can take from the chalet, and Maria Alm itself, three or so miles down the road, is charming and a starting point for a myriad more walks of a variety of levels. There are two decent supermarkets there and better choice again about 8 miles away. The chalet is easy to access. We always try to stay in a place with a good view and this was hands down the most convenient place we have ever rented; everything was very easy and the road system is excellent.
Prospective renters should be aware that, as the listing notes, what you are getting is half the chalet. The immediate neighbour, Bine, who manages the property, is very quiet and most respectful of privacy, but there is no solid divider between the two halves of the balcony.
Schöner hätte es nicht sein können! Wir hatten einen traumhaften Urlaub in Maria Alm dank dieses wunderbaren Chalets. In herrlicher Ruhe oberhalb von Maria Alm gelegen, fernab jeglichen Stresses und Lärms. Man kann direkt vom Chalet aus loswandern, mountainbiken oder ähnliche Aktivitäten unternehmen. Die Hütte ist sehr sauber, herzallerliebst sowie gemütlich eingerichtet und prima ausgestattet. Sogar eine sehr moderne Waschmaschine ist vorhanden und auch die Küche hat sehr viele Utensilien zum Kochen zu bieten. Hier fehlt es wirklich an nichts! Wir kommen jederzeit und sehr gerne wieder!
Other Activities: Skiing!
Golf: There a 4 courses within 45 mins drive of the chalet.
Club Urslautal-winner of the 2005 Hertz 'Undiscovered Golf Course of the Year' award is a 10 mins drive away. 6525 yds par 71.
Country Club Branhof is 20 mins away 6659 yards par 72 is a stunning course surrounded by majestic granite mountains
Club Schmittenhohe and Kitzsteinhorn in Zell am See/Kaprun are 35 mins away.
Golfplatz Mittersil is 45 mins away and again surrounded by stunning scenery. 6119 yds par 71.
Ski: The Hochkonig ski area has an impeccable snow record, with skiing usually from early December through to mid April. The skiing is varied and caters for all levels with 150km of pistes and 37 cosy mountain resaurants, there is something for everyone. There are 4 ski schools (one directly at the bottom of run 20) and plenty of easy slopes for beginners. A free ski bus runs through the day that can take you or bring you back from any of the mountain bases (Maria Alm, Hintermoos, Hinterthal, Dienten and Muhlbach). Chalet Maria is located between the imaginatively named runs 6 and 20 on the Aberg-Langeck mountain, giving you a nice run down to the lifts in the morning.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A cash deposit of Euro 200 is required when you collect the keys from the Huttendorf. A tail end fee of Euro 135 is payable upon check out to cover cleaning, linen and utilities.