Photos courtesy of Hotel Schloss Matzen
Double rooms: 230–280 euros
Suites: 330–530 euros
Discount for multiple-night stays
Rates include breakfast
Open: all year
Reith is located about 30 minutes east of Innsbruck. Take the autobahn toward Salzburg. Exit at Kramsach/Rattenberg/Brixlegg. Trains run from Innsbruck to Jenbach, and from Salzburg or Munich to Worgl; taxis from the station to the castle take about 10 minutes. To best enjoy the area you’ll need a car.
On site: small fitness room
Nearby: hiking; horseback riding; bicycling; rock climbing; alpine skiing; cross-country skiing; ice skating; curling; snowshoeing; Rattenberg (oldest medieval village in Austria); Alpbach
Yes. Chapel on site
Situated high in the Austrian Alps, this cozy castle hotel is surrounded by 2,500 acres of parkland.
The castle’s interior reveals the medieval architectural charm of Gothic cloisters, carved marble doorways, high beamed ceilings, and intricately decorated wrought iron hinges and locks.
Most of the stately guest rooms in this five-floor castle have high ceilings and thick stone walls. Each room has retained its historical ambience, accented by carefully chosen antiques, but each is still equipped with a flat-screen, satellite TV and wi-fi. It’s absolutely impossible to pick out a favorite. Rooms can feature heavy wood-beamed ceilings; beds with an emblazoned coat-of-arms in the headboard; intricately carved beds, and parquet floors accented by Oriental rugs. A few of the suites have green tiled fireplaces with cozy seating areas. For an added treat, beautifully decorated bathrooms have heated floors.View’s in the larger suites look out over the valley and the Alps.
Directly below the castle is a friendly and comfortable restaurant that serves regional specialties. It’s closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Highly romantic and with loving care given to historical detail.