Constructed entirely from indigenous timbers as well as stone and glass, the 4 star superior lodge opened its doors in 2004. What is striking is its modern ambience and despite the wooden floors, walls, surfaces and furniture the Waldklause has more in keeping with a designer hotel than a traditional inn. Accommodation is provided in 76 rooms and suites, each of which possesses its own spring water fountain and offers spectacular panoramas of the surrounding forest and mountains through ceiling-high windows.
Immediately noticeable upon entering the hotel is the pleasant indoor climate, which promotes “deep breathing” and is an consequence of the wooden building materials. In the hotel’s suites the beneficial health effects are enhanced by the use of stone pine timbers, whose essential fragrances have a calming effect on the body and even lower the heart rate. Due to this the heart is spared on average an hour of work every night. In addition the hotel’s 20,000 square feet in-house spa provides thalasso and alpine therapies in its treehouse sauna, steam bath, Tyrolean herbal sweat room and massage rooms. Additional wellness features: Längenfeld’s Aqua Dome thermal baths are only a two minutes’ walk away and free of charge to hotel guests. Not far away either are the top ski areas of Sölden and Obergurgl/Hochgurgl.