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Austrian finesse in our wooden chalet for 8, free WIFI, only 300m from slopes

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

90 m², 3 BRs, 2 baths, kitchen, big dining/living area, 50m² porch, indoor pool

Our cozy wooden holiday chalet (built in 2007) offers comfortable space for 2 families or groups of up to 8 adults. The typical, high-quality Austrian decor will delight you with such exquisite details as locally made Austrian rustic furniture by master craftsmen, and traditional Salzburg linen curtain designs.

Free WIFI for our guests, also cable TV, DVD player and an IPod Dock are available. Our modern kitchen will satisfy expert cooks - all necessary machines and accessories are available, including a dishwasher and washing machine. Two beautiful modern bathrooms offer space for 2 families. In 3 bedrooms, we designed 2 double beds made from special Arolla High Altitude Pine (promoting deep sleep) and 4 bunk beds, all with quality mattresses.

Skiing season:

From the chalet, you access the slopes on foot in only 300m distance, which even children can manage. Enjoy more than 120km of slopes in our family-friendly skiing area Dachstein-West.

Built in December 2014: a state-of-the-art gondola lift for 8 passengers connecting all slopes and linking skiers to the Snow Park for first-class conditions on the mountain!

The fun ski school at Astauwinkel is 500m away and also disposes of a huge parking lot. It belongs to Marcel Hirscher's family, the best skier in the world who won the Alpine Ski World Cup four years in a row, 2012-15!

Spend cozy nights in winter on our stylish leather sofa, watch the flames in our designer gas oven. In summer, our extended porch invites you to play or chat over an Austrian beer, delighting in the clear mountain air and starry skies....

The administration building of the hotel village (50m) has a heated indoor pool (Kids' favourite!) and a sauna, a mini-mart and restaurant. Go shopping in our village Annaberg, only 5 min by car: supermarket, bakery, butcher, banks, post office, gas station, etc. offer all necessary amenities for your holidays.

More Details

Ulrike Denhof
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Ulrike Denhof

When we first stayed in the Alpendorf in 2006, our German-American family loved the nature and the region so much, that the decision to buy our holiday chalet here was made without any hesitation! Our two sons were 3 and 7 years old at the time.

As we have lived in 6 countries during the last 14 years, we are every year very happy to return to our 'Austrian Home' and have never regretted our investment for even a second...

Ulrike Denhof purchased this chalet in 2007

Why Ulrike Denhof chose Austria

We fell in love with the concept of the Alpendorf because our privacy is important to us. Every family or group can be in their own cozy chalet, but the practical extras like restaurant, indoor pool, Ski rental and reception are at the guest's disposal in the administration building, a stone's throw from our house.

What makes this chalet unique

Here in the fresh pure mountain air, our children and ourselves can relax from school and work stress during every season of the year. We ski, mountainbike, hike and explore the region around Salzburg that has so much to offer: magnificent nature, exciting, well-organized activities and amazing culture! Mom, Dad and the kids each have their favourite activities, be it the summer downhill sled, winter downhill skiing, mountain biking, hiking over gorgeous alpine paths and eating lunch in the rustic huts at high altitude, or shopping and museum hopping in the amazingly beautiful city of Salzburg.


Austria Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath tub with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shower cabin
  • Both bathrooms have electric heaters. The lower bathroom has additional floor heating. We supply our guests with bed linen, kitchen and bath towels (1 bath towel and 1 hand towel per person).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 180 cm
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , in bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 160 cm
  • All our traditional beds are custom-made of solid wood by local carpenters. The double beds were crafted from Arolla Pine, whose aromatic smell promotes healthy sleep. The 4 bunk beds are comfortable for adults. We only use high quality mattresses and tasteful cotton bed linen. A simple supplementary mattress can be installed on the floor of one of the bedrooms for a 9th person (suitable only for a child). All bedrooms and bathrooms are fitted with electric heaters to ensure that it is warm and cozy in winter.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
Our caretaker is in charge of the final cleaning. Please leave the house in an acceptable state, without a big mess in the kitchen! We have a modern washing machine for the free use of our guests. We offer also free internet connection for our guests - WiFi and a modem can be used. An I-Pod dock and a DVD player are available. The cable TV has some channels in English.


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Austrian finesse in our wooden chalet for 8, free WIFI, only 300m from slopes
average rating of 4.857143 based on 24 reviews
Utah, USA


  • 5 of 5

Great place - cozy but adequate room. We were a family of 8 and had a great time. Super beautiful scenery. Smooth check in and out.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We have many guests from overseas who explore the beautiful Salzburg region during the summer. We are happy you liked our house and the view and hope to welcome you again some time. Kind regards, Ulrike
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Great location in a very comfortable chalet

  • 5 of 5

'John's Hütte' is situated in a wonderful location, close to local amenities and surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery. Annaberg in the Lammertal Valley is well-situated for visits to well-known places such as Hallstatt and Zell-am-see but a key attraction (in summer) is the opportunity to explore nearby mountain hiking trails. The summit can be accessed via the nearby chair-lift offering breathtaking views in the tranquil clear fresh air; the numerous paths lead to a number of welcoming mountain huts with good food and refreshments.

The chalet is comfortable and well-furnished with beautiful views of the mountains. There is constant hot water with effective heating. The nearby site reception offices has a small shop, offers meals and also take-out pizza. Annaberg has a good bakery and small supermarket.

We two couples thoroughly recommend this area of Austria for a late summer holiday as the Lammertal valley at this time is relatively quiet. 'John's Hütte' suited us perfectly!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Will definitely come back!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was exactly as advertised. All of the tips and recommendations that were given by Ulrike were top notch, including the restaurants. In addition to an immaculate cabin, the facilities at the resort were also excellent.

All interactions with the owner were very positive. There was only one minor hiccup with the transfer of information prior to our arrival (i.e. who to meet, where to go) that was only resolved day of our departure.

I would certainly recommend this property to all types of vacationers (esp. families, couples, golfers).

Highly recommend the salt mines in Berchtesgaden and the trip to the Eagles Nest. There were so many things to do, we too did not make it to Salzburg althougnonly 45 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our chalet and the Alpendorf Dachstein West! Early summer is a wonderful time to visit, as it is not so full, and the flowers in the mountains are beautiful in that season... We hope to have you as guests again to experience also other seasons :-) We are trying our best to keep our chalet up-to-date with high-quality furnishings and all useful accessories. We are also giving our guests a lot of "insider" information about the best restaurants and excursions in the area, so that they know exactly where to get the best meals, deals and fun! Sorry about the late arrival information - we usually send that out a week before arrival, but were travelling at the time. Please, all future guests,try to give us a mobile phone number for last minute communications. Our telephone number is on the website, and guests can always call if there is a problem.
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We LOVED this lovely and cozy home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cabin on a whim because we had a last minute chance to get away for a week, and what a fantastic week it was- one of our favorite vacations ever. The views and scenery are straight from the travel brochures or the movies- we really felt like we spent a week in "The Sound of Music." The cabin is not really a cabin- it's a full, spacious home with plenty of room for two families. The cabin decor is local, authentic, cozy, warm and clean. You're surrounded by pine and have all of the modern conveniences. The beds were large and super comfortable. We also felt like this cabin had the best location in the whole village, because since it's the last one in the row, there are no neighbors on either side that can see in the windows. When you look out, you only see green trees on one side, or the mountains on the other. Also, this cabin is the closest one to the pool & restaurant- just a 3 or 4 minute walk. We had no idea there were so many wonderful things to do so close by. We rode the Summer Rodelbahn, jumped on trampolines, played mini-golf, went to the salt mines (on the only rainy day), went hiking in the mountains, went to an outdoor farming museum, swam at the pool every day, went to fantastic restaurants and playgrounds (usually located together so we could enjoy a great meal while the kids played), and went to Burg Hohenwerfen (a castle on a mountain top seen in The Sound of Music- after touring the castle we saw a great falcon show there). In fact we were so busy that we never even made it to nearby Salzburg, which had originally been our first priority! We loved it so much that we have already booked it again for the winter- can't wait to enjoy the skiing and the fireplace!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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John's Hutte is a lovely place for a ski holiday!

  • 4 of 5

We've had a very nice ski holiday at John's Hutte in the spring holiday of 2016. The house is spacious, clean and well equiped. The e-mail contact with the family that is renting this house went very smoothly as well as the transfer of the key of the house. The holiday home village were John's Hutte is at is very nice with a swimming pool and fresh bread every morning if you want to. The ski slopes are very close to the house and the slopes are great for a family with children. We loved our ski holiday at John's Hutte and that is why we are returning again this spring holiday. We're looking forward to our second nice stay at the house and this ski area!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, thank you for your kind review. We are happy to count you among our many returning guests! Our house and the Alpendorf are indeed a perfect place for family skiing. The local ski school is excellent and there are different levels of slopes for all kind of skiers. The skiing season 2017/18 has given us huge amounts of snow! We wish you a wonderful holiday in our chalet. Kind regards, Ulrike
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Een vakantie om nooit te vergeten

  • 5 of 5

Prachtig , comfortabel huis. Lekker ruim. Heel schoon. Eigenaresse is heel vriendelijk en welwillend.

We hebben hier met ons gezin van 8 personen een heerlijke vakantie gehad.

Te voet naar te skilift is heel goed te doen.

Mooie gelegenheid om wandelingen te maken.


  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Goud family we are happy you enjoyed your skiing holiday in our house. The slope is indeed only 300 m to walk and takes you down to the valley station with the new gondola lift - access 130km of slopes. There are also countless beautiful hikes right from the doorstep of our house, from easy access to challenging high altitude hikes at 1300m altitudes. We hope to welcome you soon again! Kind regards, Ulrike
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Salzburg, 45 min.Fahrt
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Golling, 35 min. Fahrt
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Golling in 30km, or Eben im Pongau in 18km
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Restaurant in Hotel Dolomitenhof
Nearest Ski
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Our charming, traditionally decorated Austrian ski chalet is located in the heart of the Dachstein-West ski region. Enjoy 130km of safe, family-friendly slopes (snow cannons in use) by connecting from the skilift 'Astauwinkel', only 500m from our chalet. A ski school (special fun classes for children!) and ski rental service are right by the lift. Nearby, you can also enjoy multiple other winter fun activities, such as cross-country skiing, sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

In summer, many excursions in the area are possible.

Our chalet (altitude 925m) is built right across from the magnificent Gosaukamm and Donnerkogel mountains (2500m) which are part of the imposing Dachstein range. Right from our 50m2 porch, you can delight in the majesty of this Alpine view.

The administration building of the Hotel Village (50m away) houses an indoor swimming pool (great for kids), a sauna, a ski rental, mini-mart and family restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Haushaltsgebühr $173.37
Ortstaxe $ 2.31 per person per night

Zuzügliche Kosten:
- Haushaltsgebühr von 150 Euro beinhaltet Endreinigung, Bettwäsche und Handtücher
- bei Mieten von weniger als 7 Tagen berechnen wir 25€ extra pro Wochenendnacht (Fr, Sams)
- bei Kreditkartenbezahlung berechnet uns FeWo 3% der Gesamtsumme, das geben wir weiter an Sie (entfällt bei Überweisung)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.