Photos courtesy of Jagdschloss Kühtai
38 rooms; rooms can be in either the hunting lodge, the Elizabethan wing, or the courtyard annex.
Single rooms: 195–350 euros
Double rooms: 390–550 euros
Suites: 570–630 euros
Rates include half-board, tax, and service.
Open: mid-December to end of April
Kühtai is 65 km west of Innsbruck. Buses from Innsbruck take a little over an hour.
Nearby: downhill and cross-country skiing
Yes. “White winter weddings” are a specialty; horse-drawn carriages or a special sledge is available.
Two thousand meters high in the Alps, the Jagdschloss Kühtai is like a living museum of imperial country life.
Cozy lounges are filled with authentic family treasures: copperplate engravings of family trees from the collection of Princess Marie Louise (the second wife of Napoleon), antique chests, original paintings, and hunting trophies shot by various emperors and archdukes.
Comfortable and charming guest rooms are either lined in pine or whitewashed in Tyrolean style. As always, try for a room inside the hunting lodge itself.
Your hotel host is Christian Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg, a direct descendant of Austria’s last Habsburg emperor, Franz Josef.
Cross-country skiing right outside the door