” is all the rage these days. Check out these 12 cosy, luxury log cabins and chalets in Austria
, tucked away in the woods or perched on top of snowy mountains for romantic rural getaways.
Get up close and personal with the natural world with a stay at one of these quintessentially Austrian mountain huts, located 1,2000m above sea level and hugged by all sides with dense forests. Almwelt will transport you to a world of tranquility. There are 22 chalets on the site to choose from, all created using original logs from the surrounding wooded areas, and equipped with showers, saunas and whirlpool baths for unwinding after a long hike in the great outdoors.
The ‘diana hut’ at Almwelt / (c) Almwelt
The sennerin hut at almwelt / (c) Almwelt
Preunegg 45, 8973 Schladming (+43) 06454 72577
Located just outside the village of Omesberg, Lech Lodge contains the perfect, luxury holiday homes. Each chalet is equipped with a ski room, bio-sauna or private spa, an open fireplace, a kitchen and a wine cabinet for the ultimate relaxation.
Omesberg 700, 6764 Lech (+43) 0664 1012220
These fairy tale chalets, located in the UNESCO Biosphere region of Lungau, are perfectly picturesque all year-round, be it in under blankets of snow or in the lush summer months. Arranged around a charming natural pond, each house is luxuriously decked out with a dining area, living room, an outdoor BBQ area, and much more. Saunas, communal showers, gym relaxation area and a wine cellar are also on site.
St. Martin 186, 5582 St. Michael, Austria, Austria, 5582 (+43) 0664 4961502
An architectural masterpiece, this surrealist structure is constructed almost entirely of Larch wood. Resembling the shape of a bird, soaring through the air, this cabin is completely unique – an intriguingly strange juxtaposition from the natural surroundings in which it lives. As well as being impressive structurally speaking, the cabin is decked out with luxury facilities, including heated flooring and panoramic views of the surroundings scenery.
Nußdorf 19, 9990 Nußdorf (+43) 0664 3079084
These exclusive chalets are exactly what you’d imagine the perfect Austrian countryside home to be. All are decked out with wonderful wooden furniture and fireplaces for when the weather turns chilly.
Haus Nr. 78, 6763 Zürs am Arlberg (+43) 05583 2463
Chalet Resort LaPosch
Four-star chalets boasting gorgeous views and arranged around a glittering stream. Designed the style of traditional Tyrolean architecture, these are romantic and rustic homes with cosy and thoughtfully designed interiors.
(c) La Posch Kurier
Schmitte 12, 6633 Biberwier (+43) 05673 21021
Ski Lodge Wolf
This meticulously neat and polished structure is perched way up in the clouds, 2000m above sea level to be exact. Created using sustainable wood materials, this sleek restaurant chalet appears not to have a hair out of place.
Der Wolf, Lech, Austria
A romantic, gingerbread-style cabin emulating an authentic Austrian charm. Especially cosy in the winter months, when the roof stop has a thick blanket of snow and the windows are alight with an orange glow, it is conveniently located next to the ski slopes of Hochzillertal.
Hüttendorf Maria Alm
Rustic and extremely cute log cabins tucked away on a mountainside of Hochkönig with all the basic modern amenities. They are particularly cosy in the wintertime, when the epic surroundings are dusted with perfect white snow.
Bachwinkl 27 und Hintermoos 10, 5761 Maria Alm (+43) 0676 4754742
In the midst of mountain air and beautiful forests, you’ll find the Chalet Mühle, a beautiful wooden structure built in Tyrolean style and decked out with modern comforts.
Huben 366, 6444 Längenfeld, Austria
House of the Forest Owls
This minimalist cabin was designed to blend serenely into its wild surroundings. The aptly named ‘House of the Forest Owls’ was created by architects to allow environmentalists to get up close and personal with their organic subjects, in a structure that merges seamlessly with the forest.