Last Updated on September 20, 2023 by gregor
As the tires of my cab crunched on the gravel pathway leading to Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort, I felt a rush of anticipation. Tucked away in the embrace of the Austrian Alps, this 5-star luxury resort was about to be my home for the next three days. And what an incredible three days they were.
Das 5 Sterne Luxus-Hotel „Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort“ offers its guests an invaluable treasure: Time. Time, the precious resource we often let slip away in our day-to-day lives, has become an immeasurable luxury. Amid the modern, alpine ambiance of the resort nestled in the Großarltal, time slowed, gifting moments of reflection, relaxation, and undisturbed indulgence.
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Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort – Luxurious Living Amidst Alpine Beauty
The resort, managed by Karin and Peter Hettegger – the third generation to run this family hotel, is a perfect amalgamation of tradition and luxury. Every square meter of this hotel in Grossarl speaks of excellent quality and exquisite taste. From the Edelweiss mountain cuisine that tantalizes the taste buds to the beautiful mountain spa, the amenities leave nothing to be desired.
The Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort Lobby & Alpinlounge Experience in Grossarl
The moment my car was parked in the underground garage, it signified the beginning of my retreat. Everything essential for a perfect getaway was housed under the resort’s roof. The generous Alpinlounge, resembling a bustling piazza, becomes the pivot of all activities. Guests mingle over an espresso or aperitif, recounting their adventures or relaxing post-dinner in this space.
At the heart of the Alpinlounge is the bar where Barchef presents a selection of imaginative cocktails. The central nature of the lounge provides easy access to other attractions, like the exquisite wine bar Kork & Gloria or the in-house restaurants. Activities, shopping, or venturing outdoors – everything starts here, ensuring short distances and impeccable service.
Rooms & Suites in the Luxury Resort
The rooms and suites, soaked in sunlight, offer captivating views of Großarl. Simplistic yet elegant, with a focus on natural hues and materials, they exude a comforting ambiance. The bathrooms, both minimalistic and chic, are a treat to the senses.
Das EDELWEISS Breakfast: A Journey of Flavors
The gastronomical offerings are an amalgamation of luxury and local flavors.
Mornings begin with a lavish breakfast buffet, where local delicacies stand alongside fresh fruits and superfoods. Evenings are dedicated to the Mountain Cuisine, with a wide-ranging menu from regional dishes to vegan delights.
EDELWEISS Gourmet Restaurants and Wine Cellar
Before dining, guests can select their perfect wine during one of the regular tastings at the Kork & Gloria wine bar. Whether it’s Austrian specialties like “G” from the A. Gesellmann house or one of the six available vintages of Château Petrus, the approximately 50-page wine list is truly impressive. In the adjoining wine cellar, connoisseurs will find up to ten different vintages of certain wines waiting for them.
Sirloin Dine & Grill Steak Restaurant
For those seeking a specialized dining experience, reservations can be made at the steak restaurant Sirloin Dine & Grill
During my visit to the SIRLOIN Grill & Dine Steak Restaurant, I was immediately captivated by the sizzle and aromas emanating from the open show kitchen. The menu is a carnivore’s dream – from hearty rump steaks to T-bone delights and the exclusive taste of Black Angus specialties. What stood out were the seasonal dishes, mouthwatering salad assortments, and irresistibly tempting desserts.
A top-notch steak has two unmistakable hallmarks: the quality of the meat and its preparation. Here, every ingredient is chosen with unparalleled attention to detail. It’s worth noting that many of the ingredients, especially for their steaks, are sourced from their very own butchery and, whenever possible, local farmers whose practices and products they are familiar with. The passion evident in the selection process is mirrored in the culinary craftsmanship of each dish.
Kork & Gloria Winebar
I had the delightful opportunity to visit the Kork & Gloria wine bar, and it was an experience worth savoring. For wine aficionados like myself, it’s an absolute haven.
Upon entering, the dominant, thick oak panel that stretched across the room immediately caught my eye. It’s an eloquent nod to the wine corks sourced from such trees. In fact, every detail and item in the room seems to celebrate the essence of fine wines.
Greisslerei – Austria Corner Shop
The decor, reminiscent of a ‘Greisslerei’ – those quintessential Austrian corner shops – added a nostalgic touch to the sophisticated ambiance. But the real star of the show? The wines, of course. I had the pleasure of tasting an array of both local and international wines, each bringing their unique flavors and stories. Every sip, in that meticulously designed setting, felt like a journey through vineyards from around the world.
During my recent visit to Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort, I decided to try out their sushi counter and I must say, it was an exquisite experience. One of the standout features is their extensive sushi menu, curated by Sushi Master Alexis. Hailing from Laos, Alexis brings with him an international flair, dazzling diners daily with his fresh, inventive sushi creations.
The culinary spread ranged from the delicate flavors of Ikarimi salmon California roll to the richness of Gillardeau oysters and Sturgeon caviar. What caught my attention, besides the sushi, was the perfect pairing of wine from the resort’s Kork & Gloria wine bar.
The experience was further elevated knowing Alexis Savanx’s renowned reputation – with a wealth of experience from Asian fusion restaurants in cities like Miami and Las Vegas to luxury hotels across the globe, he truly knows how to delight even the most discerning palate.
The assortment was vast – from classic choices like nigiri, sashimi, maki, and inside-out rolls to more innovative options like vegan sushi, ceviche, and a variety of oysters. The personal touch? Ordering your preferred sushi selections and then watching them be masterfully prepared right in front of you at the sushi counter in the lobby. Every bite was a testament to freshness and craftsmanship.
Edelweiss Mountain Spa – Combining Active Vacation with Wellness in Großarltal
Austria’s Großarltal, often referred to as the “Valley of Alpine Pastures,” provides an impressive alpine backdrop for an active vacation.
Spanning over 40 km, this picturesque valley houses numerous hiking trails tailor-made for those who seek adventure. The well-marked paths, meandering through blooming meadows and past traditional farms, offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. But hikers aren’t the only ones in for a treat. Cyclists and mountain biking enthusiasts will find an array of trails crafted just for them.
An active vacation is perfectly complemented with delightful spa experiences. When the wellness haven is located within the hotel you’ve booked, relaxation becomes all the more convenient and luxurious.
In Großarltal, the 5-star “Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort” exemplifies this holistic concept. A blend of spacious accommodations, diverse culinary experiences, and a comprehensive wellness offering renders the hotel a sanctuary of relaxation.
Mountain Spa: An Oasis of Calm
The Mountain Spa, reserved exclusively for adults, is a sanctuary dedicated to physical and mental relaxation. Whispered words and soft footsteps are all that interrupt the quiet, allowing for a peaceful retreat after an adventurous day.
At the Mountain Spa of the 5-star “Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort,” one can gaze peacefully over Großarl’s rooftops. The luxury resort’s expansive sauna and aquatic worlds span across five levels.
Family Mountain Spa
Families have the Family Mountain Spa at their disposal, equipped with an indoor pool, water slide park, and a children’s pool. One can swim laps at the outdoor sports pool while relishing the sunrise over the Großarltal. For adults, the sixth-floor Infinity Pool offers a breathtaking view of the valley.
After a day filled with Großarltal activities, the hotel’s saunas and relaxation rooms offer serene moments of respite.
Beauty and Vital Residence & Sauna
In the Beauty and Vital Residence, guests can indulge in professional treatments. The Hettegger family, proprietors of the resort, have even developed their own natural cosmetic line, “Edelweiss Natur,” which is prominently featured in the hotel’s beauty segment.
My Conclusion – Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort: Austria’s Alpine Paradise
Three days at Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort felt like stepping into another world. A world where luxury meets nature, where every moment is crafted with care, and where memories are etched against the backdrop of the mighty Alps. As I left, the mountains stood tall, whispering tales of the many more secrets they held. Would I come back? In a heartbeat. Because some escapes, like Das Edelweiss, linger on long after the journey ends.
Nestled in the heart of Austria, the Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort in Grossarl promises an experience unlike any other. This resort in Grossarl is the epitome of luxury amidst the Salzburg mountains. With the Grossarltal ski resort just a 5-minute walk away and an on-site water park, the resort ensures guests of all ages have the time of their lives.
Hotel Features and Offerings
The resort’s wellness area is a haven for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. The extensive spa treatments, paired with the breathtaking view of the mountain and alpine world, make it a serene escape. Children can have fun on the playground or indulge in a round of table tennis while parents enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace. The ski lockers, a feature not commonly praised, are so luxurious it’s amazing. Usually, ski lockers are dimly lit and mundane, but here, they redefine luxury.
Deals for Das Edelweiss often have guests raving about their experiences. The friendly staff and pleasant ambiance coupled with excellent service make it one of the best hotels ever stayed in, as per several guest reviews. The fine dining restaurant at the hotel is fantastic, ensuring both young and old find culinary delights that cater to their palate.
Located in Grossarl in the beautiful city of Salzburg, the resort provides a luxurious experience right next to the lift of the Grossarltal ski resort. Whether you’re looking for a family-run wellness hotel that ensures comfort and fun for all or seeking special requests to make your stay memorable, Das Edelweiss Salzburg Mountain Resort is the place to be. With the luxurious offerings and the promise of an experience that’s the best one’s ever had, this resort in Austria stands unparalleled.
The EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort is located at Unterbergstrasse 65, 5611 Grossarl, Salzburg, Austria.
Each booking includes access to the EDELWEISS MountainSPA, gourmet dining, Wi-Fi, underground parking space, and an initially stocked minibar.
Exclusive: Full Video Tour of the Das Edelweiss Luxury Resort Hotel on YouTube
Das Edelweiss Salzburg Resort Video Tour Summary
The Das Edelweiss Salzburg Resort video tour begins with a picturesque introduction against the backdrop of Grossarl’s mountainous landscape. As viewers are ushered in, the opulent check-in and reception areas exude luxury. The serenity of the resort is enhanced by its unique hotel chapel. A comprehensive map view reveals the resort’s layout, leading to the dining highlights: an elegant restaurant, bar, and diverse buffet area. The sophisticated cigar lounge and Kork & Gloria wine cellar add depth to the resort’s offerings. Recreational areas abound, from winter ski areas to varied family zones catering to different age groups. Fitness and wellness amenities include a multi-story water slide, expansive spa zones with adult-only areas, and a dedicated SPA Bistro. The resort also flaunts a sports pool area, sunbathing areas with panoramic mountain views, and an exclusive infinity pool. The video concludes with tours of two luxurious suites, including the premier “Das Edelweiss”801 suite.
Addendum: Ultimate Family Retreat
At the EDELWEISS Salzburg Mountain Resort, families are in for a treat. The resort offers full-day childcare services, which you can avail of at your convenience. In addition, there are special events for kids such as crafting sessions, children’s cinema, and soccer. But the fun doesn’t end there. There’s also a designated Family Mountain Spa which boasts a vast 1,000 square meter indoor aqua park. This features five water slides spread across two levels and an extensive indoor pool that has dedicated areas for babies and toddlers. The family-friendly sauna area includes amenities such as a bio-sauna, a Finnish sauna, an alpine sauna, an aroma steam bath, an infrared cabin, and a whirlpool.