Take time to clear your mind, rejuvenate your body and return to balance. Join us in the majestic Tyrolean Alps for yoga, meditation, delicious vegetarian cuisine and breathtaking Alpine views.
Deepen your experience with a walk through the surrounding forest, hike to one of the many nearby lakes, experience the exhilaration of Alpine rock climbing.
Situated on the historic Via Claudia Augusta, the AlpenRetreat is a renovated 500 year-old former inn and manor house, full of history, character, and magnificent panoramic views. Facilities include:
- The inn’s traditional “stube” with gorgeous wood paneling and traditional farmers “kachel” oven, provides the perfect setting for relaxing after a day on the slope or after a hike through Alpine forests.
-Our nine bright, cozy rooms are all inspired by the themes and cultures we have come across on our travels, blended tastefully with the traditional Tyrolean style.
-We recently turned what was a dusty attic into a bright, sunny, 150m² yoga hall, where we hold daily meditation and yoga classes, as well as occasional retreats.
-A library stocked with a variety of books from yoga & meditation to local wildflower guides & travel novels.
Additional facilities include:
-formal dining room
-huge garden with seating areas for relaxing in the sunshine
-on-site car park
Surroundings & Activities
Lush forests & singing birds. Fields of wildflowers beneath rocky Alpine peaks. The perfect combination of warm sunshine & crisp mountain air. At the AlpenRetreat in beautiful Tyrol, Austria, we endeavor to provide you with a nourishing haven in the midst of nature, where you can experience the magic of the mountains and the silence of your own being.
Located on two hectares of land surrounded by protected forest, we are a perfect jump-off point for hikes or day trips to visit the many brilliant blue lakes and ancient castles that dot the surrounding area. With countless hiking and mountain biking trails beginning within meters of the house, there is a trail for nearly every level of skill and difficulty.
Bouldering, paragliding, white water rafting, canyoning, bungee jumping, mountain lake diving and more can be arranged as optional extras with qualified local guides.
In the winter, we are just a short distance from well groomed ski slopes of various levels of difficulty, state-of-the art lift facilities & exceptional snow conditions. Glorious fun-parks, toboggan runs and ice rinks await you.
Whatever the season, we also offer twice daily yoga and meditation classes to help you relax, reconnect and recharge
In addition to the possibility of a tailor made yoga holiday, we have guest teachers from around the world hosting spiritual retreats throughout the year. See our website for details of upcoming events.
+ Full board, Yoga hall, Stube, Mountain lakes
Gear & supplies
Yogamatts, meditation cushions, blankets, mountain bikes
Total number of rooms: 10
We offer beautiful bright rooms with a nice blend of Tyrolean Style mixed with different culteres from all around the world.
Single-, double and tribble rooms are available.
Food types available:
Can a retreat leader bring a personal chef? Yes
Closest city with major airport that attendees would fly into: Innsbruck, Munich
Travel time to closest airport: 50min,
Transportation from airport to venue:
How to find us.
45min drive from the German border, 1 ½ hr from Italy and 1 hr from Switzerland.
Within 1 hour’s drive of Memmingen and Innsbruck airports, 1 ½ hr from Munich airport. All airports with major budget airline connections to/from UK, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal and Belgium.
3 train stations within 30 min drive, Garmisch Patenkirchen, Fuessen and Imst/Ö
Bus connections from the surrounding cities directly to our doorstep .
Coming from the North or North-East of the Fernpass (Munich, Nuremberg, Prague) Trains from Munich to Garmisch Patenkirchen are running almost every half an hour and take about 1.5 hours. Take the train to Garmisch Patenkirchen (35km – 30min drive from Alpenretreat).
Coming from the North-West of the Fernpass (Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Luxembourg) The closest train station is Fuessen (42km – 35min drive from Alpenretreat)
Coming from the South of Fernpass. The closest train station is Imst (25 min drive from AlpenRetreat) or Bahnhof Ötztal (20 min drive from AlpenRetreat). Innsbruck also has a major train station. (45 min drive from AlpenRetreat)
It is possible to get a bus directly to (almost) our doorstep. Connections to AlpenRetreat are available from most surrounding towns.
Take the bus to Fernpass – get off at “Fernpass Hotel” (“Fernpasshöhe”)
Online ticket information for bus and train under www.vvt.at
By Airplane – Low cost airlines
Flies to Munich from: Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Stanstead, Manchester
Flies to Innsbruck from: Bristol, Liverpool, London Gatwick.
Flies to Memmingen from: Algehero, Alicante, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro, London Stansted, Malaga, Manchester, Palma, Porto, Rome Ciampino, Stochholm, Trapani, Valencia.
Other Airline companies
British Airways, Lufthansa, Austrian Air plus many others also offer flight options to nearby AlpenRetreat.
For teachers leading a group retreat
Deposit to reserve the venue: Yes, €500
Price range per day per attendee (for a group retreat)
€65 - €105
Price Description & Conditions
Individual Yoga Holiday with full board and one daily Yoga class = 90€ / night / person
Single room with full board = 75€ / night / person
Shared room with full board = 65€ / night / person
Rent entire house = 2000€ For 7 nights
BnB Single = 35€ per night/person
BnB Double = 50€ per night / room
5€ for breakfast / person
Extra Yoga class = 15€/person
If any party member needs to cancel, this must be done in writing and signed by the party leader. Cancellation takes effect from the date we receive your written cancellation instruction. If you cancel after the booking has been confirmed, you may have to pay a fee to compensate us for the expense and losses which we incur as a result.
Cancellation fees are as follows:
Cancellation between the date of booking up to 3 weeks before the holiday commences: you get the full amount refunded.
Cancellation less than 3 weeks before the beginning of the holiday: the deposit will not be refunded.
If, for any reason, you leave your holiday earlier than the departure day, you cannot claim a refund.
In the event of cancellation by AlpenRetreat in foreseen, or unforeseen, circumstances an alternative may be offered. If this is unsuitable to you, then a full refund of the holiday deposit will be given.
We regret we cannot accept liability for cancellations, changes or delays caused by any events which we, or the supplier of the service(s) in question, could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include; war, or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, technical problems to transport, closure or congestion at airports or roads.
We also accept no liability for client’s mental or physical conditions which may develop during or subsequent to the holiday or retreat, loss of, or damage to, personal property.
Me and my girlfriend had a lovely stay at Alpen Retreat. The surrounds are simply beautiful, and the retreat is very homely. We had beautiful views from our room and the yoga room was even better. Fraser and the team at Alpen retreat were very welcoming and helpful. They had a great selection of tea and very nice meals if you don't want to leave the retreat. The bed was extremely comfortable and we slept very well each night. Thank you very much for a lovely stay. James
We had lovely stay at this beautiful and peaceful retreat!. Although we arrived very late at night we felt very welcome, the door was open and the tea hot. The location is great to visit different skiing areas. The rooms were clean, spacy and nicely decorated. As for the food, especially breakfast was great with fresh baked bread and all sorts of nuts, mueslis and fruits. If you like a yogic atmosphere very much recommended!
The place is awesome! I will defiantly com back! People in the house are super talented, grown their own tea, teaching yoga, ski, cooking and etc. Feel the love~
The Alpen Retreat was a great place to stay at and rejuvenate mind and body together. I was impressed by the openness of Beatrice, Fraser, Wolfgang and Jan and their friends. It feels like I'll have to keep visiting them and staying every couple of months. Thanks for your warmth and the lovely Blue Suite. Felt so happy to be there!
We stayed 3 days, 4 nights and I liked everything - the hosts, their team, the house, the food. It was just a very nice short break with skiing. I would love to try the yoga classes too, but this will be hopefully another time ;-)
We've been in Fraizer's house in winter for 1 night. We liked it very much because: - it's very clean, interersting 500 years old huge house (thick walls prevents you from any sounds outside, so it's silent) - hospitable, sociable and interesting hosts - splendid, unusual breakfast (e.g. seeds of different fruits and plants with yougurt; different herbs for tea)
Joseph Ruose W
Super nice place with wonderful view of Alps. We had a great night
My friends and I love love loved this retreat!!! Unfortunately we were only in Nassereith for 2 nights but it was gorgeous. We stayed in a 3 bedroom with a balcony. It was our favorite place we stayed at in our 2 1/2 week vacation. I would totally recommend this place to anyone.
Wir hatten sehr schöne Tage im AlpenRetreat verbracht. Sehr angenehme und familiäre Atmosphäre. Wir werden gerne wiederkommen.
A truly beautiful location with an amazing view, clean and nicely decorated rooms and a very good breakfast. The tea with herbs from their own garden was a lovely touch, as well as all the homemade jams. Everyone we met during our stay was very friendly. Definitely a place we would recommend and return to ourselves.
Keith & Jill L
This was a great experience from start to finish. Fraser answered our questions very quickly as we contemplated our stay at AlpenRetreat. We called to say that we were coming in later than we had originally anticipated yet Fraser and his wife were very gracious in welcoming and accommodating us. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the view outstanding! We would stay again if in the area.
Very cozy place in the mountains. Chilled and family like atmosphere. Went on a beautiful walk through the snow to a little creek. Would always stay there again.
The AlpenRetreat is in a beautiful old house, the people are all very friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious! Be sure to check out the Kachelofen (wood stove) in the Stube (den) - they (almost) don't make 'em like that anymore! Highly recommended!
Loved every minute of our stay. The people were friendly and welcoming. The house is clean, the rooms are good size, the views are unbeatable and there is great energy in the house. You either have to come with all of your meals or choose the meal option. Hands down, take the food option. I did not want to leave because the food was that good. It is all vegetarian and possible the best food I've ever eaten. Frazier is a magician with desserts and soups. They always have hot water so you can help yourself to tea. Or coffee anytime of day. I sat on the balcony and had hot tea and snuggled into a blanket. They offer massages. You must have one. Must. Make sure to bring cash because the nearest ATM or cash machine is 15 minutes away. We did not have a car so getting around was a little difficult. I would take them up on the offer to get a ride from the train station. The buses come infrequently and althoughr the drive is pretty, it takes an hour and a half by bus verses 30 minutes by car. It is worth the money. We loved it. We cannot say enough good things about our experience and the people.
extremely clean and comfortable, not a 5 star hotel but a home away from home up in the mountain, fraser was a perfect host and was available to us for our every need, not that we had any need, the place was perfect, other guests were also very nice and the whole atmosphere was very calm and hospitable. both me and my friends who were there will defenitly come back whenever we'll be back in austria.
We spent one night at this beautiful spot. Scenery was amazing as was the history of the property. The best part though was the hospitality of our hosts. Rooms were large with spectacular views of the mountains with balcony, surpassing our expectations.. Breakfast was amazing with a great selection. Coffee or tea was available 24 hours per day. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend
We were greatly impressed with the very beautiful setting of the AlpenRetreat nestled below majestic Austrian mountain peaks, and praised God for His glorious creation. Spacious rooms (we especially liked the green sitting room and the large dining area), the excellent vegan food (at our request), and the people we met from all over the world: Scotland, Israel, England, Czech Republic, and of course Austria, made this place very special to us. Fraser and Beatrice were wonderful hosts and have put everything in place to create a delightful retreat. Book your stay with AlpenRetreat, it will be a feast for all your senses!
Very well located on the way between Bavaria and Tyrol, close to the road for easy access but very calm, surrounded by amazing nature (mountains, river, forest, lake). Beautiful guest house, 500 years old, well renovated. Tasty home-cooked vegetarian food and herbal tea from the garden. Generous breakfast. Friendly and welcoming host community. Atmosphere influenced by yoga and well-being. House serving both for yoga retreats and bnb.
Betta E Mary P
They were excellent customers, the apartment they left everything neat and clean. We were very happy to have had them as guests, people very polite and nice. I totally recommend them. I hope to see you again my guests
Awesome place, cute and welcoming guests in a very familiar atmosphere. Great view of the alps! Def recommending if you want to lose yourself in nature and to make friends!
An excellent place to stay. Amazing views just like in the photos. Great views everywhere actually, just driving to this location is amazing. The house has a calm and relaxing enviroment with spacious rooms and good use of exposed timber everywhere. I would love to stay here again and take some more time exploring the area.
Thank you all for the relaxing place you created. We were just passing through, but those two nights at Alpenretreat were just GOOD!
Both the location and the alpenretreat team were absolutely outstanding! The whole area is one of the loveliest I have experienced in Europe with treks (for all ages and fitness levels) through mountain passes and gorges, beautiful lakes and sensational views. The retreat itself is at the perfect locations and the vegetarian food was wholesome and delicious. Water pressure was perfect, rooms were very clean and comfortable and the atmosphere is truly relaxed thanks to the spiritual people who run the retreat. They even took the extra effort to make for us a birthday cake. We will certainly be back!
We are a family with little kids. We stayed at the Alpenretreat for two nights and wish we could have stayed more. The house is in a great location in the middle of nature in beautiful surrounding and yet very close to the highway. The house is beautifully and renovated and has an impressive history and warm character. Most important are the amazing team operating the house. All are warm, kind and easygoing. There is always someone in the house to look after you. Any request was fully answered immediately. We (including the little ones of course) felt welcomed and warm right as we stepped in. We happily and strongly recommend the Alpenretreat.
We (2 adults and 3 teenagers) stayed for 2 nights in the Alpen retreat on our way from the UK to Italy. The thoughtfulness and friendliness of our hosts was superb. Breakfast was available for us when we arrived at 10.00am in the morning after driving through the night. Our rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. We had a delicious lunch and dinner and it inspired me to cook more healthily when I get home. Advice on how to make the most of the short time we had in the area was given with a smile (we swam in Blindsee and went on the cable car ride and toboggan run in Hoch Imst). A truly relaxing stert to our holiday. Thank you to everyone we met there!
Das Alpenretreat ist absolut empfehlenwert! Wir wurden herzlich willkommen geheissen, das beeindruckende Haus & die Zimmer sind sehr sauber und gemütlich eingerichtet. Die Yogaklassen und der Yogaraum sind grossartig und das Essen lecker. Wir möchten gerne wiederkommen!
aan fernpas gelegen hotel wordt gerund door enthousiaste mensen die met hart en ziel hun tent runnen. echt heerlijk, bewust en vegetarisch, gegeten, prima kamers en de omgeving is prachtig. wel vlakbij erg drukke weg. een leuke tussenstop op onze terugreis, in de omgeving nog een heerlijke bergwandeling gemaakt en gezwommen in het meer.
Great place to stay for a relaxing time. The host were more than accommodating and catered to our needs. Beautiful location and a friendly staff made this a fantastic place. Highly recommend!
We had a lovely stay at the AlpenRetreat! Fraser and Beatrice were very welcoming and had all sorts of suggestions and useful information on the area. The house was very pretty and extremely comfortable. It has been renovated very tastefully and is full of light. We also opted to have dinner and breakfast at the house on several occasions and the food was excellent. Finally, the house's location is perfect for a number of walks in the mountains but is not far from a main road that'll take you to Innsbruck in 50 mins...very highly recommended!
AlpenRetreat is a special place with special people. We loved it and wished that we booked to stay longer. Our kids also loved it. The food was spectacular and abundant (they grow their own organic garden). I was so refreshing to eat clean healthy food while traveling. Hiking around the retreat was beautiful and we really wished to hike more. Our rooms were immaculate and very comfortable. We stayed in the mountain suite since we had four people. This was a lovely reprieve from the crazy tourist places that were also on our agenda. A great place to recharge and relax. Everyone here is friendly, warm, interesting and inspiring.
Staying at the Alpen Retreat was the highlight of our European traveling! Jan, Sara, Fraser, and the rest of the staff were unbelievably kind and welcoming. We felt totally at home with everyone in this very special place. We really wished we could have stayed longer and joined in some of the activities at the house! The meals we did share with everyone were delicious and healthy. There are lots of wonderful hiking/biking trails nearby. Hopefully we will be able to return one day!
Great location and tastefully done up house. You will feel comfortable the moment you step in. Very friendly and caring hosts. Definitely recommended!
Amazing stay at a very special place among kind and gentle people!!!
The AlpenRetreat was the highlight of our trip. It's location in the Alps is beautiful, but the people were even better. We arrived in the later evening and they prepared a wonderful dinner for us. We ended up staying up talking into the early morning with the folks staying and living there. Our group ranged in age from 14 to 66 and all loved it. I expect to return for a visit again in the future.
Together with my family I stayed for 1 night at the the Alpenretreat. We had a really good time there, due to our great hosts. The place was clean, the rooms where very nice, it looked just like the pictures on AirBnB. The most we have enjoyed is the great food served at the Alpenretreat. Thanks hosts for the hospitality, I would really recommend the place to anyone else. Regards, Joost
We had a fantastic stay in the AlpenRetraet recently and really enjoyed our time. All people there were sooo lovely. We booked for 4 Nights and enjoyed our great time with the lovely located rooms in the middle of beautiful mountains and forest. The view was fantastic when you wake up in the morning and look outside of your room. The food was great and organic and cooked fresh every day. Many thanks to Beatrice, Wolfgang, Jan and all the others. We will definitely come back in Summer or Winter. In Winter time the beautiful surrounding invites you for great skiing experience. The organization was fantastic and you should definitely book your stay in combination with the great Yoga offerings. The yoga room has a quit and relaxing atmosphere and a great view as well
WOW. This was a new experience for us! This Alpenretreat was completely different than any other place we stayed while visiting Bavaria and Austria. We were welcomed into their facility with open arms and were made to feel like family immediately. We did not realize that their was a dance workshop going on at the same time, which was fine and had people from all different places in attendance. We were one of two couples there that booked through AirBNB. It is a very "new-age" type of place with Buddah(s) and Karma-type items strewed about. They had lots of tea and coffee available at all times. The hosts were more than accommodating to us and the WIFI signal was good for being in the middle of the alps. We also forgot our credit card there and they promptly mailed it to us with no problems. If you are looking for a picturesque place in the alps for relaxation, meditation and delicious vegetarian cooking than look no further! :)
Fraser, Beatrice, Wolfgang and Jan are the amazing people that run The Alpen Retreat, which is a big, beautiful chalet overlooking stunning mountains. The food which I was lucky to eat while I was there was of amazing quality, and all my needs were more than met. I loved my stay, and indeed have new friends that I'm looking forward to seeing again. Can't recommend enough!
I just stayed at AlpenRetreat for a long weekend and was surprised with such a relaxing and inspiring time, that it felt like an entire holiday – far away from everyday life. Everyone was authentically warm and comforting. People from the retreat, not only shared their truly lovely place, but also stories from their lives. Everything far far succeeded my expectations. A spontaneous snow board lesson in puffy powdery snow, an intro to meditation, the opportunity to practice yoga, cuddling up to the old fashioned tile oven (Kachelofen), meaningful conversations over food prepared with love and creativity... what more can you possibly wish for? Thank you so much! I will find some time to return, for sure.
wir waren zwei familien mit kleinkinder und hatten eine gute zeit im alpenretreat. die atmosphäre im haus ist sehr angenehm und entspannt. die bilder auf airbnb entsprechen dem was man vor ort vorfindet. die gastgeber sind sehr nett und die kommunikation lief gut.
The Alpine Retreat is a wonderful place to get away and reconnect with nature, friends, or just yourself. Marie, our hostess, was wonderfully friendly, welcoming, and offered lots of suggestions for things we could do in the area. We went showshoeing, tobogganing, and hiking. If you are able to share a dinner from the kitchen - do it! The vegetarian food is awesome -- perfect healthy and hearty food to wrap up a day of outdoor activity. The rooms are tidy and decorated with a surprisingly fluid mix of old Tirol and Eastern styles. The faint aroma of incense freshens the hallways, and a large open yoga and meditation room (which was always open for use!) encourages utter relaxation. The retreat is kind of out of the way, but that's really what makes it so great-- amazing views of the mountains and hiking opportunities right outside. Stay here. You won't be disappointed. There are pictures of the area and a longer description of our stay on my blog: http://fixedandfleeting.com/?p=312
Our stay at AlpenRetreat was charming: starting from very friendly and attentive welcome amenities from hosts and proceeding with beautiful landscape around the hotel, where we had a chance to hike a little. Our room was clean and vintage-styled with a tremendous view from windows on the mountains and forest. We have a strong desire to come back there in 2013 for and stay for a longer time!