It took me several attempts to find the perfect first sentence for this blog post about our weekend stay at the beautiful Naturhotel Forsthofgut. Why? It was impossible for me to decide which description would be the perfect one to start with: picture perfect, full of love and hospitality, architecture gem, charming mountain hideaway, luxury hotel, interior goals – can you see my dilemma? 🙂
Some facts about the location Saalfelden / Leogang where the hotel is located:
The area is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Salzburgerland and is famous for its stunning mountain views and picturesque skiing or hiking areas. It’s an all year round travel destination and it is the perfect location for outdoor activities fans, SPA addicts or nature lovers. There are many possibilities to explore the area and you can get a fabulous overview on the website of the official tourism board of Saalfelden / Leogang.
So many things to explore in the area of Saalfelden / Leogang
View from the Riedlalm – a charming Alm only a 1 hour hike away from the hotel.
On the way to the Riedlalm you will find the cute forest swing.
Useful topolindra travel facts:
What to bring: don’t forget your bathing clothes! Bring your hiking or skiing equipment for some outdoor adventures. The dinner dress-code is casual chic.
How to get there: the easiest way to get there is by car.
Who will love this hotel: it’s the perfect hotel for lovebirds of every age, families with kids or for a besties trip.
You had me at ‘Willkommen’/’Welcome’!
I can exactly tell you the moment when I deeply fell in love with this hotel: right when we turned our car into the parking lot and saw the beautiful hotel area for the first time. I’m not kidding 🙂 The first glimpse of the beautiful property with all its warm lighting during dawn and all the flickering candles and the cozy fire place at the entrance of the hotel just stole my heart! We immediately felt at home and this feeling of hospitality and high class service accompanied us during the full length of our stay.
We really fell in love with the combination of modern and traditional Austrian design of the hotel. These two styles are in perfect harmony and you can sense it in all areas of the hotel: your beautiful room, the dining area, the SPA area and when you are having a drink at the brand new ‘Botanist’ bar. You will get the perfect mountain luxury hideaway feeling right away!
Cheers to an amazing weekend at the Naturhotel Forsthofgut!
The heart of the hotel: the SPA area
The SPA area at the Naturhotel Forsthofgut is for sure one of the most amazing ones we’ve ever seen in a hotel! There are two different areas: one for adults only and one where kids are allowed as well. To spill the beans upfront: both are stunning!
We spent most of our time at the adulty only area where you can enjoy the following facilities: various saunas and relaxing zones, an outdoor pool with a fantastic mountain view and an outdoor jacuzzi. On a sunny day you can relax at the cute outdoor pond or get a relaxing massage in the middle of the forest!
Sauna and relaxing areas at the SPA
Outdoor pool with a stunning mountain view (adults only area)
Outdoor and indoor pool at the family area of the SPA
‘Naturhotel’ – nature hotel – more than a name
The claim ‘nature hotel’ is more than justified and is the perfect description for the concept of this amazing place. During your stay at this hotel you will encounter the beautiful nature around the property and you will recognize many interior design elements which are inspired by Mother Earth. One of the highlights is the outdoor kids area, where you can find different playground activities (swings etc.), a charming petting farm and the cutest little house for kids called ‘Minigut’.
The breakfast at the Naturhotel Forsthofgut completely blew our minds! The breakfast buffet is called ‘Genussmarkt’ / ‘Market of indulgence’ and is organized like a charming farmers market with various stands and stations where you can get every food and drink you want for your perfect start of the day. All the food is organic and sourced from regional farmers who are located near the hotel. You can enjoy all the culinary highlights for dinner as well, where you can choose among several dining rooms and two excellent á la carte restaurants named ‘echt. gut essen.’ and ‘Restaurant 1617’.
In love with all the details
Besides the beautiful property, amazing SPA areas and delicious food, it were all the lovely details which impressed us the most.
I love it when a hotel manages to surprise me with its corporate design, hotel brochures (design goals!), amenities in the hotel room (yoga mat and dumb bells to exercise in your room – wow!) and an excellent concierge service.
In love with all the in-room amenities
You can feel the heart and soul of this hotel in every detail and around every corner – this is what makes this place so special and that’s why we fell in love with it! And I’m sure you would fall in love with this hotel as well!
*Please note that we’ve been invited from the Naturhotel Forsthofgut to stay at their hotel.
All recommendations are based on our personal opinion and experiences.