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Gosau - A magical winter wonderland and all - year-round paradise.

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

A beautiful, well-presented, modern, spacious one bedroom apartment suitable for families or a romantic break away for couples. The property consists of a small cooking area, separate bathroom and toilet. The lounge/dining room has a traditional style, wooden table with corner seating for four. The sofa folds down as a double bed, and there are 2 armchairs and a coffee table. There is a television with built-in CD/DVD player. The double bedroom is spacious, and also offers beautiful views of the valley. There are 2 large wardrobes.

We are situated within the Vital Hotel in Gosau and therefore our guests can take advantage of the wonderful facilities offered. Guests have free use of the small swimming pool and newly decorated relaxation areas, and the recently refurbished sauna. There is also a bar and restaurant which many of our guests would recommend for a buffet breakfast or an evening meal. The hotel also offers a full programme of entertainment and excursions. Again these are bookable directly through the hotel. Please see the notice boards in the hotel for details of activities and events both within the hotel and elsewhere in the valley. There are sun loungers outside the hotel for guests' use in the summer, and you may wish to relax and enjoy a drink from the bar before dinner.

Our apartment is the perfect base for wonderful ski holidays. Just 5 minutes from the slopes of the Dachstein West Ski Region. A free shuttle bus calls at the hotel several times per day. There are excellent ski hire facilities as well as a very popular ski school, details of which we would be more than happy to give you upon request. There are 140 km of cross country ski trails which pass close to the hotel, and alternatives to skiing include tobogganing and snow shoe hiking. romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides are available in winter, and we would be delighted to help you arrange these. Visit Gosau in January for the "Hot Air Balloon Week"

In the summer the region is perfect for walking and hiking. The Gosau "Bummelzug" is a means of transport up to high mountain pastures where you can enjoy walking and hospitality in a traditional, alpine wooden hut. These excursions are organised through the local tourist office. Please contact us for further details. The Gosau area is a paradise for mountain bikers too. The Salzkammergut Mountain Bike Trophy takes place in July each year. Visit the Dachstein Giant Ice Caves or the Mammoth Caves in Obertraun. These are accessed via cable car. Visit the breath-taking 5 fingers viewing platform or go and see the husky dogs on the Krippenstein.

Gosau is part of a World Cultural Heritage Region, renowned as an area of outstanding natural beauty and cultural variety.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lake Wolfgang 40 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Salzburg 65 km, Nearest railway: Steeg Gosau 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking, Lift access
Further details indoors

The flat comprises a small, fully equipped kitchen with 2 cooking rings and other appliances as listed above. The spacious lounge/dining room has a double sofa bed, archairs, coffee table, dining table and chairs. There is s selection of board/travel games for guests to use. The lounge opens directly onto our balcony with meadow and alpine views. There is also a light, good-sized double bedroom with stunning views of the Gosau valley. Free Wifi is available downstairs in the hotel reception area.

Guests are entitled to use the hotel's swimming pool, saunas and relaxation area free of charge. There is also storage available for skis and ski boots downstairs in the basement.

Further details outdoors

Our apartment has a balcony with uninterrupted views of the Gosau valley and surrounding mountains. Guests can relax in the "meadow" area around the hotel. There are sun loungers and parasols available.

Further details

Hotel - owned indoor pool open throughout the year. Children's play area also open in summer. There is a supermarket, banks etc in the main village which is just 5 minutes' walk from the apartment. Excellent local pubs and traditional inns also a short distance away, serving excellent food. Meals can also be purchased and in the hotel where there is also a bar serving alcoholic and soft drinks, coffee etc after a day out skiing or walking.

The Upper Austria/Salzkammergut region

Located in the heart of the Salzkammergut ( the Austrian Lake District) with beautiful alpine scenery framed by deep blue glacial lakes. The lakes are safe and popular with summer bathers. Gosau is situated one hour's drive from beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and more latterly renowned for its connection with the Sound of Music.

Nearby can be found the stunning village of Hallstatt which is a World Heritage Site. Travel by cable car up to the oldest salt mines in the world. Slide down the largest miners' slide in the world! A fun day out for all the family!

There are boundless opportunities for hiking in the region. Please contact us for recommendations (too numerous to mention here!) Take the cable car up to the Zwieselalm. There you can enjoy delicious home-made refreshments in a traditional style, wooden hut and soak up some sunshine on one of the numerous balconies. There are numerous sign-posted trails from the Zwieselalm. The lower Gosau lake is delightful. The water is crystal clear and is drinking water quality. In summer the surrounding mountains reflect in the water, and is safe for swimmimg. There is another smaller lake higher up. It takes about an hour and a half to get there, and there is a very picturesque mountain hut serving delicious regional specialities. You will often come across grazing cattle wearing traditional cow bells! The gentle sounds of the bells ringing are often the only sounds you will hear!

Obertraun is about 20 minutes' drive away. Here you can take a cable car up to the Giant Ice Cave which is well worth a visit. Concerts are organised there on certain summer evenings. The Mammoth Cave is another very popular visitor attraction. Down in the valley is a limestone cave which also welcomes many visitors each year.

The Krippenstein is another very popular family ski resort (20 minutes or so from Gosau). Do not forget to visit the husky dogs, and in summer you can visit the "5 Fingers" glass viewing platform, if you dare! There are all sorts of lovely walks from the Krippenstein too. Gosau really is in the ideal situation, with 2 ski resorts literally on the doorstep and limitless opportunities for hiking in the summer!

There is a brand new outdoor water park in Russbach which is about 15 minutes' drive from Gosau. In Bad Goisern, there is an olympic toboggan run which can be used free of charge throughout the winter.

Vienna can be reached by car in approximately three hours. The Wachau (wine producing area) is around 2 hours away.

The spa town of Bad Ischl (25 minutes by car) is an attractive holiday destination with many shops, theatre etc. Music festivals are held in the town each summer. There are numerous open air bands and concerts in the area during the summer months. The area is also famous for its wonderful Christmas markets, from the beginning of December.

The local tourist office in Gosau arranges a weekly programme of events for visitors.

Dachstein West

The village of Gosau is situated within a hanging valley at an altitude of 3000 feet. It is picture postcard perfect. The nearby mountains rise to approximately 10 000 feet. This provides excellent skiing facilities with links to the other valleys of the Dachstein west as well as wonderful summer hiking. There are numerous low level and mountain trails which lead, for example, to the Upper and Lower Gosau lakes. January sees the Balloon Week in Gosau with many night flights by hot air balloons. Skiing cometitions are held throughout the winter.

Gosau is perfect for mountain biking with cycle hire available in the village. Trout fishing available in the valley too. There is a variety of facilities in the village such as a supermarket, banks, a tourist information office, gift shops, a bakery, doctor, banks with cash point machines and numerous cares and inns serving traditional, regional food specialities. They often organise evenings of traditional music and dance.

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