Luxury Apartment In Bad Ischl, Austria. Close To Mountains And Lakes (Sleeps 2-10)
|Address||Eck, 4820 Bad Ischl, Austria|
The living accommodation comprises large entrance lobby with plenty of storage for outdoor coats & shoes etc ( ski equipment, bikes etc can be stored in cellar ).
Off the hallway is the main living room with a leather sofa, easy chair and two single sofabeds. There is satellite TV and DVD player, as well as a selection of books and games for all ages. Access through to.
There is a large dining table and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and lots of storage space.
Known as Woodland View the pine clad room is furnished with a double bed, bed side tables and a built in wardrobe.
Known as Meadow View is furnished with adult size bunk beds and a wardrobe.
Known as The Treetop Suite consists of two rooms furnished with a double bed and a comfortable 'double bed' sofa, bed side tables, a chest of draws and hanging rail.
The bathroom is large, bright and fully tiled with bath, integral shower and hand basin. Towels Provided.
Separate WC with hand basin.Towels Provided
Laundry & Drying Room with washing machine and tumble dryer are in the cellar.
Guests are welcome to use the garden with its superb views, patio tables and chairs, and a brick built BBQ with fuel provided
For young children... we have a cot, high chair and bedguard for our younger guests to use.
WHAT TO DO IN SUMMER IN AND AROUND BAD ISCHL
The salzkammergut is Austria lake district with high mountains and crystal clear lakes so walking, mountain biking, climbing and swimming are obvious things to do.
Step out of the door at Alpine Meadows and you are straight onto walking routes that will take you around Bad Ischl or into the mountains yet we are still just over 2 km from the town centre.
If you are interested in history and culture then Alpine Meadows in Bad Ischl is the ideal base. Bad ischl has connections with the Kaiser Franz Josef and Kaiserin Sisi who had their summer palace here, you can have a guided tour around it, it was also the home of the composers Franz Lehar who wrote many opperettas and is remembered annually in the Lehar Festival in July and August and the composer Anton Bruckner who was organist at the local catholic church.
A short drive away is the World Heritage Site of Hallstatt with it's beautiful lake, salt mines and history stretching back over 6000 years.
An hour away by car is the majestic city of Salzburg birth place of probably the most famous composer W A Mozart. Salzburg is a must for any tourist with its castle looking down over the city, its museums and art galleries, street performers and narrow streets, alleys and cafes.
A little further away is the city of Linz on the banks of the danube and three hours drive away is the capital city of Austria, Vienna.
WHAT TO DO IN WINTER AROUND BAD ISCHL
Krippenstein Dachstein Freesports Arena
There really is something for everyone here: Ski schools to off piste skiing with Freerider Guides. If you are a skier or boarder who is in to freestyle then this could be the place for you or may be you like just a little bit more excitement with your skiing or boarding than just gliding gracefully down hill if that's the case then Krippenstein could be the ideal place for you.
Again a short drive from Bad Ischl. A ski-bus runs from the centre of Bad Ischl. Postalm is popular with local skiers. It is ideal for the whole family and has 20km of mainly easy to intermediate runs as well as a "fun-arena". There is a chair-lift and 6 draglifts as well as cross-country tracks, a toboggan run, an ice-rink and an alpine curling alley. Ideal for a day-trip incorporating a visit to the famous Wolfgangsee lake and the villages of Strobl, St Wolgang and St Gilgen.
Postalm Arena winter sports for everyone is 20 minutes from Alpine Meadows
Gaissau is part of the Hintersee ski area. It is a little further away but still only about 40mins drive. Gaissau has 20 km of pistes, 3 chair lifts and 6 draglifts. Although fairly small, this is a very family-friendly resort, with ski-hire and ski-schools and slopes to suit beginners and experts alike. Gaissau makes an excellent day out as there are also extensive cross-country tracks nearby, ski-tubing in the village of Faistenau and a good selection of "Hütten" and guesthouse to enjoy an après-ski ,snack or supper. And if you want to go a little further afield the pistes at Abtenau, Loser-Altaussee, Feuerkogel and Tauplitz are all within an hour's drive.
Russbach is just beyond Gosau and is ideal for families. It features two super children's areas called "Bear Camp" and "Sparrows Nest." where qualified staff supervise the fun while parents can enjoy skiing.
Attractions at Bear Camp include a magic carpet, bear slalom, snow castle and nursery lift. Skiing is free of charge for children under 6. Russbach also has a ski-school
Sparrow's Nest is an indoor supervised play area for children from 1 year upwards. Drinks and lunch are available.
The Salzkammergut is a popular area for cross-country skiing with many kilometres of tracks available through spectacular scenery, just a short drive from Alpine Meadows. In the immediate area of Bad Ischl there are cross-country tracks on the Rettenbachalm and close to Pfandl. There are also trails around Lake Wolfgangsee, Langbathsee, Bad Goisern and Gosau. A little further afield, the village of Faistenau has excellent cross-country trails and makes a really good day out.
If skiing isn't your sport
Winter in the Salzkammergut is a magical time with plenty to see and do, even if skiing is not your sport!
Tobogganing and Snow Tubing
There are several toboggan runs near to Alpine Meadows. The closest is at Bad Goisern, which is just ten minutes drive away. It is possible to hire a toboggan. Snow tubing really is great fun for kids of all ages. Absolutely no skill required just the ability to sit in a large rubber air filled ring and slide down a snowy mountainside.
Snow-walking in the mountains is becoming increasingly popular. Most of the ski-lifts offer a "one up or down" ticket at a greatly reduced price, so you can enjoy the spectacular views while walking or just sitting at one of the many typical Austrian" Hütten" where you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks and home-cooked food.
Alternatively there are many excellent scenic walks of varying lengths around Bad Ischl which are well signposted. Alpine meadows lies directly on one 10km circular route so you can literally start on your holiday doorstep!
If you would like a guided tour around the this historic town, why not take a horse drawn sleigh ride to see the sights including the Glockenspiel Clock in Kreutzplatz and listen to its beautiful chimes.
Throughout the winter
All the local shops, restaurants and bars are open. The world famous confectioner and coffee house Zauner where superb cakes and fabulous house-made chocolates can be sampled is an essential part of any visit to Bad Ischl. Apres ski in Bad Ischl is "low-key", ideal for those who prefer a quiet meal although there are some music bars for people who prefer a livelier time. We are happy to make reservations for you and arrange taxi transport if you wish.
There is a small ice rink principally for children in the centre of Bad Ischl at Christmas time and a larger permanent ice rink for all age groups on the edge of town near the Katrinalm.
Advent & Christmas Markets
From the end of November until New Year there are Advent markets held at many local villages. St Wolfgang, St Gilgen and Strobl, which are all within a short drive of Bad Ischl have lovely markets at weekends. One of the most memorable holiday experiences for many guests is strolling among the candle-lit streets with seasonal music playing or choirs singing, while looking for Christmas gifts and traditional Austrian foods from beautifully decorated stalls and enjoying a mug of warming gluhwein or eating hot roasted chestnuts. A giant candle floats on Wolfgangsee during Advent and Christmas and you can take a romantic moonlight cruise around the lake to complete your special day out.
No visit to the Salzkammergut is complete without a visit to this historic city. Famous as Mozart's birthplace, it has lots to offer, whether you are a culture vulture, seeking art galleries, concerts or museums, or are like many people, following the "Sound of Music" trail and would like to see some of the locations from the film, Salzburg is just spellbinding! Fabulous buildings, open-air music and cafés that serve delicious coffee and cakes. Shopping in Salzburg is excellent, a visit to the famous Getreidegasse, with its quaint shop signs that hang over the narrow street is essential for avid shoppers, seeking designer labels, fabulous jewellery or simply window shopping! There is a market most days selling seasonal produce and souvenirs and in November and December there is also a famous Christmas market in the Dom Platz in the old town.
Alpine Meadows is not available during the Christmas and new year period, 20 December 2012 to 6 January 2013
House rulesWe only ask two things...
If you want to smoke, please can you do it in the garden,
If you want to use the BBQ, try not to wake the neighbours once it gets dark.
Oh, and enjoy yourselves.
|Price for > 4 guests||£ 25 per guest/night extra|
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