Active and vitality holidays in South Tyrol
WELCOME to DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat in the VINSCHGAU
DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat 2023
New gardens, new outdoor infinity pool, new suites...
In the new and spacious garden area with 18 m heated outdoor infinity pool, an exclusive oasis of peace awaits you from June 2023! In the new light-flooded Venosta SPA you will find holistic relaxation and five new suites leave nothing to be desired!
Recharge your batteries, feel tranquillity and absolute liberty…
Discover what it means to be truly happy in our Wellness & Active Hotel, in a dreamlike location with panoramic views over the entire valley. At this place, where familiar hospitality, modern style, South Tyrolean tradition and strong holiday emotions are unified, the beauty of life is put right at the heart of what we do, every single day.
As active hotel and indoor & outdoor sport enthusiasts, we would be happy to advise you professionally when it comes to snowshoeing, skiing, sledging or country-cross skiing in winter as well as hiking, mountain biking or archery in summer.
Enjoy the majestic views of the mountains!
Immerse yourself in endless relaxation and experience an unforgettable time on holiday.
Your holiday at DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat
What to look forward to during your summer holiday here with us
& Vitality Breakfastfrom 0730
Despite the comfort of our suites, furnished with healthy, fragrant pine wood, we get up early, following the call of the mountains. Sunshine and blue skies invite us to get active and enjoy South Tyrol's mountain world to its fullest.
We have a vitality breakfast on the terrace, where the morning sun can fill us with some additional energy, warming our skin and our hearts. The vitality breakfast buffet awaits us with a wide selection of delicious and healthy regional products, including freshly pressed juices, locally produced bread and cheese made on the Schliniger Alm, a shepherds' hut in the mountains. There is no doubt: This is the perfect start for our holiday in South Tyrol, and it's all included in Gerstl's Half-board Package.
Ready, steady, go!
Together towards the summitfrom 1000
Our tour guide and senior host Martin takes us to the valley station Watles by bus. Here, our two-hour hike starts. While we slowly gain height with every step we take, Martin informs us about lots of interesting facts. What a delightful hike! The landscape is breathtaking and varied: Lush green meadows and mountain pastures contrast with majestic mountain peaks. The fresh mountain air fills our lungs. Once we reach the cross on the summit at an altitude of 2,557m above sea level and look out over the mountain panorama surrounding us, we are filled with awe. The Sesvenna group and the valley deep below us are an impressive sight. We have clearly chosen the right Hiking Hotel in South Tyrol.
Relaxing moments and a fascinating panorama
Water and sauna worldsfrom 1300
Upon our return from the hike, we cannot wait to explore and relax in the vast wellness area of our hotel. Our legs, tired from the hike, find some soothing relief in the sauna world and the 17-metre-long infinity pool, which invites us on a relaxing swim. The absolute highlight, of course, is the view: The entire wellness area overlooks the valley below. The water world of DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat is truly versatile with its infinity indoor and heatet infinity outdoor pool, the super-elegant indoor whirlpool and the new nude whirlpool in the garden area.
in the afternoonfrom 1400
After the morning hike and the quality time spent at Gerstl's water world, we start to feel hungry again. The afternoon cake is just what we need. The delicious cakes - all fresh - have been prepared for us in the hotel's patisserie and were served to us. We enjoy them on the panoramic terrace, thinking back over the adventurous day, mesmerized by the view over the Vinschgau valley yet again.
Massages and treatments
at Venosta Spafrom 1600
Since we love being pampered and looked after, we have chosen DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat as our perfect wellness hotel in South Tyrol. The hotel offers a great variety of massages and cosmetic treatments for face and body and exclusively uses regional products for that. Anna and Silvia, who are part of the Venosta Spa Team, inform us well. In the end we opt for a fragrant pine massage, which we book as a couple massage, so both of us get pampered at the same time and we can enjoy the moment of relaxation together.
Sauna experiencefrom 1630
Having heard sauna experiences in South Tyrolean hotels praised so much, we are now curious to find out for ourselves what is so special about them. We want to try it out! At DAS GERSTL Alpine Retreat, we enjoy the soothing warmth and the fantastic view in the panoramic sauna, while perfuming clouds of herbal essences evaporating on the hot stones surround us. We enjoy the moment while listening to soft tunes. The so-called "Aufguss" sauna is special because of the herbal preparations used: first pine wood, then lavender and then Alpine juniper. After 15 minutes of fragrant pleasure, the sweating session is over. We cool off under the shower and in the cool-down pool and ice fountain.
Unique atmosphere and
gourmet cuisine in South Tyrolfrom 1830
The grand finale of our fantastic day at the Alpin & Relax Hotel Das Gerstl is the 5-course menu in the evening. A vast choice of delicacies awaits us. The culinary highlights make our taste buds tingle. Here, creative ideas mingle with traditional, regional South Tyrolean cuisine. Rafael, the chef, and his team surprise us daily with new creations and fantastic dishes. Through the large windows, we see the sun setting and soon a sea of lights can be observed, coming from the numerous villages in the valley below, beautiful and romantic to behold. We are happy to have found the perfect gourmet hotel in South Tyrol.
Enjoyment and good company
at the hotel barfrom 2000
Although we know that a beautiful suite with a soft, cosy bed is waiting for us, we do not want to call it a day just yet - there is too much to enjoy! At the hotel bar we meet some of the people who did the morning hike together with us and we start chatting. Lukas, our host, and his mother join us and ask us about our day, so we tell them how much we had enjoyed breakfast, the hike, the cake buffet, the wellness area, the massage and the great gourmet dinner. Later, Martin, the senior host, also joins us at the open fire and we all sit together, talk and enjoy a good glass of local wine.
in our fantastic rooms and suitesfrom 2200
Time for bed. At the end of a marvellous day, we are looking forward to spending a relaxing night of healthy sleep in the super-comfortable, fragrant suites furnished with Swiss stone pine. We were looking for - and have found - a room to fall in love with... and in. Tomorrow, we will feel all new and be ready for another day full of adventure at the Alpin & Relax Hotel Das Gerstl. We have already decided to go on another guided hike and we want to attend a wine tasting with Sonja, the sommelier. We are glad that our stay isn't over yet because there is still so much to do and see and try out. We plan on relaxing and deciding each day what we want to do and experience.
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