3 of Europe’s most remote mountain retreats

Fresh, alpine air. Pristine, serene scenery as far as the eye can see. Remote yet reachable, these rural retreats are all open for summer visitors seeking a back to nature experience from the comfort of a small, secluded yet impossibly stylish sanctuary. Put these on your post-lockdown list…

1. Kristiania Lech, Austria

Celebrating the heritage, history, and culture of Austria with its first ever summer opening, the hills are truly alive with the sound of music at Kristiania Lech. This exquisitely decorated alpine retreat is hosting a special series of performances from musicians and dancers alongside an art exhibition featuring contemporary artists, a gallery pop-up and artist in residence programs for guests to truly experience the spirit of the Austrian Alps. Pair all of this with a sustainably sourced menu from nearby farms, chilled local wines and delicacies, afternoon tea overlooking the sun-kissed mountain peaks, and a meadow-side picnic following a morning’s hike – this is the ultimate Sommerfrische.

The Kristiania Summer Pop Up is open from Thursday morning to Sunday afternoon from 9th July  –  6th September 6th 2020. For an additional €25 per person/night, guests can enjoy a fully-catered experience, including à la carte breakfast, hiking picnic, afternoon tea, and unlimited selections at Angelina’s Schanigarten and Othmar’s sunset bar. Book with confidence via our Reservation Team with free cancellation up to 3 days (12 pm) prior to arrival, or contact us directly here.

 2. Forestis, Italy

Perched at 1800m on a mountain top in Italy‘s UNESCO Dolomites, a stay at Forestis is about as remote as it gets whilst still feeling connected to its breath-taking natural surroundings. Sip Plose mountain spring water from the stone carafe in your wood-panelled suite, before taking a summit-level dip in the stone infinity pool with panoramic views of the South Tyrolean landscape. If you’re most in your element with a herbal tea in hand following a sunrise yoga session, or stargazing beside a crackling fire, you’ll feel right at high-altitude home at Forestis.

Forestis looks forward to welcoming its first guests from 20th July 2020.

 3. Storfjord, Norway

Arriving at this handcrafted log-cabin hideaway nestled on the crest of a fjord-fringed hilltop is like stepping into a Scandinavian fairy tale. A Hygge dream come true, you’ll be made to feel like a guest in a private home at Storfjord. Once you can bring yourself to leave the hotel’s many cosy corners, a world of hiking, kayaking, and fishing awaits you in the Sunnmøre Alps, renowned as some of the most untouched mountains in the world. With a fjordscape at your feet, you’re perfectly positioned to explore one of Norway’s best kept secrets.

Photography credit to Brandon Scott Herrell for centre, top right, and bottom left images.