A perfect mountain village with spectacular views isn’t just a dream…it is a reality. Lermoos, in the Tirol region of Austria is a top contender for that title as far as I am concerned. After days of rain and fog, the sun came out on our second day in Lermoos and look at the beautiful scenery that surrounds this Austrian village.
The hotel for this part of the journey was the lovely Hotel Post. The four hundred and fifty year old Post is a family owned hotel. It has been remodeled into a modern alpine spa hotel with a bright yellow exterior, painted shutters and wooden balconies with geraniums. The interior is decorated with a mixture of wood, stone, leather and warm colored fabrics…comfortable and luxurious at the same time.
There are six dining rooms decorated in different styles. This one had a wonderful Tirol stube feel with a tiled stove to keep the room warm in the winter.
We had a beautiful “panorama” suite that I could live in quite easily…I think you will agree.
The view from the rooms and balconies was breathtaking, no matter which direction you looked.
Even the view out the bathroom window of the village church with the mountains in the background was terrific.
On two mornings, the sounds of cow bells had us out on the balcony watching cows being herded down the road to different pastures by a farmer and his two young boys. Even though the weather was cool, each morning some of the guests enjoyed the heated pool below our living room balcony.
If the heated outdoor pool isn’t to your liking, you can swim through an automatic door and enjoy the nice indoor pool with a whirlpool off to the side in the huge spa area. In the Alpine spa there are different saunas and steam rooms, a fitness room and even a snack bar with coffee and tea. There are indoor and outdoor rest areas…all with great views of the mountains. Daily activities included hiking, biking and trips to the countryside.
The hotel’s daily rate included a breakfast buffet, afternoon soups and salads, coffee and cakes, and a six course dinner with lots of options. There were regional specialties as well as inventive dishes with inspiration from many areas of the world.
As you can see, the trip to Lermoos was wonderful for many reasons. Spectacular vistas everywhere you turned, within easy driving distance for day trips over the border into the Bavarian countryside and a wonderful hotel in which to stay. The Hotel Post had a warm and professional staff that made our stay with them enjoyable in every way.