The Forsthofgut Hotel & Spa is set to a dramatic canvas of lush pine forests, the fabulous alpine Leogang Mountains and a carpet of wildlife - a scene of bristling nature that simply wraps the boutique hotel into the landscape.
Bold timber and steel architecture borrows from the traditional wooden face of heritage and culture, in a close design relationship that fosters past Alpine traditions whilst using their roots to anchor modern mountain luxury. Interior styling is all about being local with a sense of fresh modernity, applying regional materials crafted for centuries with the likes of scented woods, loden cloth, linens and quarried stone.
A colour palette of nature ushers in accents of pine forest greens, biscuit, cardinal reds and slate greys – soft and muted, the design frames the views wonderfully and with an easy sense of style meets rural simplicity.
The luxury Forest Spa makes this design hotel a sensual affair as well as being a hub for winter ski and summer activity. It is designed for families as much as individuals, for adventurists as well as those seeking chill time, for foodies as much as for lovers of nature pure. Boutique Hotel Forsthofgut & Spa is a mountain retreat that has Austrian soul dealt with a modernist handm and feels like it has always been there at the foot of the “Rockies” of Leogang.
Being immersed in the mountains and nature, food in the kitchens of the Hotel Forsthofgut is naturally treated with respect and passion, and as a result was awarded a coveted Green Toque for its organic credentials.
Your day begins with a Breakfast Market of carefully-sourced delicacies. Small market stands present products of selected quality: stroll from counter to counter and choose what tastes best to you. The coffee bar, the bakery, the cheese dairy, the butcher's shop, the juice bar and the vegan foliage become a delicatessen meeting place.
Deliciousness and regionally-sourced goodness from the Alps narrate the culinary tale of this hotel restaurant under the gastro healm of Head Chef Ingo Lugitsch, famed for healthy menus including fantastic vegetarian dishes and organic & bio-sourced ingredients.
The hotel also boasts a fabulously cosy, 20 covers, fine dining restaurant called: echt. gut essen, which basically translates to really good food. Set within aged timbers of the Altholzstube, guests of the hotel, as indeed locals, can feast on the modern fusions of traditional classics as prepared Gourmet Chef Michael Helfrich.
This is one of the best Spa landscapes ever for those in touch with Mother Nature. The Forest Spa - WaldSpa is a modern wellness wonderland set to the rhythm of nature and wrapped by pine forest and Leogang Mountains.
Forest Spa naturally applies eco-friendly architecture and thoughtful, creative design to capture the essence of the Alps. A sympathetic spa world extending from the wellness zones and out into the land sees smart architectural design houses, including several new sauna features that include a library (never had that before in the spa), a fireside lodge inspired-chill room of designer chairs and comfort corners and a fabulous tea lounge set in the greens of the trees.
Fitness is well and truly on the agenda at Forsthufgut Hotel with its workout studios, great outdoor yoga platform and indoor spinning bikes.
Waterbabes will fall in love with the organic, natural spring water swimming pond - complete with reed decked loungers, the Kneipp Mountain Stream, and the new 25m length outdoor pool that floats above the landscape.
Onsite there are also the Forest Massage zones where you just let yourself drift off into the scent of the pines.
Sauna enthusiasts will go into overload with the sheer options open to them at Forsthofgut, especially the special WaldSpa features - including the Spruce Sauna and the Rose Quartz Organic Sauna. Many of the rooms also have stunning uninterrupted views of the mountains, including the micro-salt-cabin and its fabulous Cold Water Cliff Showers.
Treatments here are done using another hero of nature - the Austrian apothecary, Alpienne - created by passionate Alpinist Reinhard Schuler back in the late 80's. Using all natural products from Austria's Tyrol, they handmake everything using time-consuming processes that allow them to extract the phyto-substance and bio powers. Signatures here include the Marmot Oil - Gentian Root Sports massage and the Edelweiss Facials.
The Forest Spa is a journey in itself and offers a soulful adventure in to the woods with a magical bond to nature.
A very family friendly hotel, Forsthofgut has 44 family rooms and suites as well as a separate family spa. With a mini farm, a kid’s club with daily childcare, a ski club in winter, a separate children’s buffet in the evening and free rental of adult and children’s buggies and bikes, as well as a weekly guided family BBQ and hike, children will always be well entertained. Local attractions include bike and toboggan routes from outside the hotel as well as nursery slopes and a ski kindergarten.
Christoph & Christina Schmuck are the talk of the mountains with their spa creations at this Austrian Alpine retreat – taking over the helms from their parents this dynamic couple revel in going a little against the grain of normal – if they can source a better way to capture their beloved Forsthofgut, then they move mountains to do so.
This duo are the warmest of hearty souls with the Alps in their roots, making them the natural hosts, and they know how to cater for the modern nomads & families, they work tirelessly so you can just chillax and enjoy the fruits of their labours.
Forsthofgut's setting in Leogang appears to have been created by nature itself, set within a 30,000m² meadow at the foot of Austria's Leogang Steinberge Mountains (affectionately known as the Leogang Rockies).
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