When the snow line dips into the valley and Vorarlberg is transformed into a romantic winter wonderland, the time is right to head to one of the many rustic huts in the mountains to get warm up. The aroma of traditional dishes such as Käsknöpfle cheese spaetzle, Kaiserschmarrn shredded pancakes or perhaps a hearty snack of cold cuts will make you feel at home while you warm your bones at the tiled stove and replenish your energy for the slopes.
C Obwaldhütte, Gargellen © Markus Gmeiner / Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
01 Auenfelder Hütte, Schröcken
Located in the heart of the Warth-Schröcken skiing and hiking area, the Auenfelder Hütte mountain inn exudes the romantic charm of rustic Alpine dining with its cosy, warming tiled stove and its sunny terrace. Typical Alpine snacks and other regional classics taste even better against the backdrop of impressive natural features such as the imposing Hochtannberg mountain world.
02 Berggasthof Niedere, Andelsbuch
The Alpe Niedere mountain inn in Andelsbuch is without a doubt the ideal place for a cosy stop in. It features a magnificent, modern timber building, a spectacular fireplace in which the wood hisses and crackles, homemade Käsknöpfle cheese spaetzle and products made on the farm. Winter-sports fans will find themselves enamoured with the spectacular views whilst treating themselves to a break on the sun terrace. Alternatively, head inside and feast to your heart’s content in the homely parlour.
03 Alpengasthof Meierei, Bödele
The “Meierei” on the Bödele pass is a true insider’s tip for hut fans. Observing the day-to-day life in this tradition-rich establishment quickly reveals the level of passion that goes into the entire operation. The homely parlour and the beautiful outdoor area are decorated with an eye for detail. In addition, the milk products are sourced from the property’s own Alpine dairy and form the basis for a variety of delicious foods, including of course a hearty Käsknöpfle cheese spaetzle.
04 Garfrenga restaurant, Nenzing
The “Garfrenga” Alpine restaurant at the Alpine campground in Nenzing offers the wonderful romantic charm of mountain huts and culinary highlights. At the close of an adventure-filled winter’s day, guests can take a seat in the stylishly decorated parlour and be treated to delicious food from the kitchen staff. The menu features both classic inn fare as well as healthy, vegan and contemporary, fresh cuisine.
05 Max Hütte, Mittelberg
Located directly on the slopes of the Walmendingerhornbahn cable car, the Kessler family welcomes guests to dine on a variety of palate pleasers such as hot chocolate, refreshing beer specialities and invigorating dishes. The hut can be reached via the winter-hiking trail from the Zaferna mountain station (high-elevation trail, 30 minutes) or from the Mittelberg car park (45 min). Depending on the weather conditions, guests can warm themselves in the sun or near the tiled stove indoors.
06 Bühlalpe, Mittelberg
The traditional “Bühlalpe” mountain inn in Mittelberg, which is located near the Walmendingerhorn mountain, is the ideal meeting point for winter-sports and mountain fans. Relax on the wonderfully appointed sun terrace, take a seat in the cosy parlours and enjoy the house speciality, Kaiserschmarrn shredded pancake. Stopping by is sure to transform a day on the skis into an unforgettable experience.
07 Kriegeralpe, Lech
The “Kriegeralpe” mountain restaurant encapsulates the romantic charm of Alpine lifestyle. The hut, which was built in Walser people Tannberg area style, is located directly on the slopes and features a cosy, warming atmosphere. No wonder it’s amongst the most beautiful Alpine huts in the entire Arlberg region. The cosy parlour with its traditional tiled stove is the perfect place to relax and enjoy hearty, local specialities. Fans of winter won’t be disappointed.
08 Rud-Alpe, Lech
Hardly a hut could be more authentic than the tradition-rich “Rud-Alpe” mountain inn, which is located directly on the Schlegelkopf mountain high above the village of Lech. The parlours, which are made of aged wood, are decorated with plenty of attention to detail and Austrian charm. You’ll feel yourself drawn into an Alpine world you won’t soon forget. Whether for lunch on the sun terrace or a stylish candle-light dinner in the parlour, this hut is a can’t-miss experience during any visit.
09 Muntafuner Stöbli, Gortipohl
The “Muntafuner Stöbli“ mountain inn in Gortipohl is THE place to experience authentic Montafon ambiance. Two wonderfully preserved parlours are housed in a historical building
from the 17th century. Here, guests of the Rudigier family are made to feel most welcome thanks to a hearty dose of hospitality. Traditional specialities made from regional ingredients can be enjoyed along with a fine glass from the wine cellar.
10 Wormser Hütte, Schruns
Guests of the “Wormser Hütte” mountain inn, which is located at 2,307 m in Schruns in Montafon, will be treated to traditional Alpine flair. The architecture of the establishment located against the backdrop of the stunning mountains of Montafon is truly impressive. With its red window shutters, the rustic shingled building exudes the charm of Vorarlberg huts and impressive details can be noticed at every turn. The homely parlour is also in line with the traditional concept. Here, guests are treated to hearty food typical of authentic mountain inns.
11 Alpengasthof Melkboden, Brand
Rustic and authentic is a concept beloved by guests of the Alpengasthof “Melkboden” mountain inn in Brand. Nestled in beautiful mountain scenery and located directly on the slopes, this inn is the ideal place for a drink amidst the authentic atmosphere and Alpine flair. In a welcoming, social and cosy atmosphere, guests can enjoy regional dishes such as Älpler Makkaroni pasta, Kässpätzle cheese spaetzle or a mixed grill platter.
12 Fuchsbau ski hut, Bürserberg
Winter sports fans enamoured with the magic of a rustic hut experience will love the relaxing and cosy “Fuchsbau” mountain inn located in the heart of the Bürserberg ski area. At this ski hut, feeling good is the first priority; which is why the traditional parlour also features a wonderful sun terrace. In a cosy, rustic atmosphere, the house specialities taste especially good when coupled with views of the breath-taking mountains.
13 Obwaldhütte, Gargellen
Located at 1,863 m elevation directly on the “Schnapfenwald” valley ski run in Montafon, the cosy Obwaldhütte mountain inn is the place to enjoy rustic hut atmosphere and perhaps the best Jagertee around.
Jackets and gloves dry on the tiled stove while hot drinks and traditional meals are served. The special ‘hut evenings’ on Thursdays with roasted piglet and salad buffet are already the stuff of legend.