HochLeger is a secluded chalet resort in Aschau, high above Zillertal Valley, in Tirol, Austria. Set in the mountains, at an elevation of 1054 meters, Hochleger offers peace and quiet along with sweeping views of Zillertal.
The chalet resort is made up of 4 chalets and 3 tree lofts. The chalets vary in size and can accommodate 2 – 10 people (depending on the chalet), while the tree lofts are far smaller and are only suitable for 2 people.
Guests can freely use the on-site spa and eat breakfast and dinner (5 times/week) at Martinerhof, for an extra fee.
Hochleger Chalet Resort in Zillertal
- Resort: 4 Chalets and 3 Tree lofts
- Wellness & Spa: On-site Herbarium am Berg Spa as well as free use of the Boutique Spa at Das Posthotel
- Dining: Breakfast (daily) and Dinner (5 times/week) at Martinerhof
- Affiliation: ZillerSeasons (MalisGarten Green Spa Hotel, ZillerLodge, Das Posthotel)
- Where to Book: Booking.com
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Arrival and Departure
HochLeger doesn’t have its own dedicated reception or on-site staff. You’ll have to check-in and pick up your key in the town of Zell am Ziller at either Das Posthotel or MalisGarten Green Spa Hotel . They’ll email you arrival instructions before your stay.
The HochLeger check-in is usually coordinated by Das Posthotel. However, Das Posthotel was closed during our visit, so we checked-in at MalisGarten. The MalisGarten team wasn’t well acquainted with the HochLeger Chalet property, which made our arrival and check-in experience a bit frustrating.
It’s a 8.1 km drive (15 minutes) from Zell am Ziller to HochLeger. To reach the chalets, you’ll have to navigate a narrow mountain road, used by local farmers.
Tree Houses on Stilts
The three tree lofts on stilts are clustered together on a slope, across from the chalets. The striking larch-wood tree houses are linked together by a wooden staircase.
Each TreeLoft apartment (FideliO, PapagenA, PapagenO) is outfitted with a mini kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, electric tea kettle, coffee maker, coffee and tea. The kitchenette set-up is suitable for making light snacks and beverages.
When you arrive, a small welcome platter of cheeses and meats is stored in the fridge along with a bottle of wine and a loaf of bread.
The tree houses have a balcony, seating area, flat-screen SA TV with Sky, bathroom (wc, sink, shower, towels, organic toiletries, hair dryer), pine bed with a natural rubber mattress, and bed linen made from beech wood fibers.
We stayed in the 2-level Papageno treehouse. We loved the view, especially at night, when the valley looks like a river of incandescent stars.
All chalets and tree houses are cleaned daily.
Wellness & Spa
The Herbarium am Berg spa area encompasses a natural swimming pond (chlorine-free), a 6 meter long pool, a pine wood sauna, and a relaxation room with hay beds.
The spa is free to use during your stay. You may need to turn on the saunas, if you’re the first person to use it during the day. It takes 30 minutes to heat it up. Make sure to turn it off after use to save energy.
You’ll find a spa bag with bathrobes, felt slippers, and towels in your chalet/tree loft.
Additionally, HochLeger guests can use the Boutique Spa at Das Posthotel at no extra charge.
Food & Drinks
Meals aren’t included in the room rate. If you’d like to eat breakfast and/or dinner at Martinerhof, make reservations in advance.
Alternatively, you can eat dinner one of the ZillerSeasons restaurants, or anywhere else.
To make a reservation, call +43 5282 2236
Breakfast at Martinerhof
Martinerhof is a 300-year-old farmhouse adjacent to the HochLeger Chalets. Though renovated in 2017, it still retains its rustic charm. Breakfast is served here daily.
The atmosphere is cozy, intimate, and private.
The breakfast consists of sliced cheeses and meats, jams, eggs to order, yogurt and muesli, orange juice, coffee and tea.
Dinner at Martinerhof
Dinner is served 5 days per week. It’s closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. There’s a single offering available, which includes a starter, main dish and dessert. Dinner costs 28 – 35 EUR per person. If you’re a vegetarian, you can either inform the HochLeger/ZillerSeasons team in advance, or eat dinner in the valley.
Dinner at Wilde Kräuterküche (“Wild Herb Kitchen”)
We ate dinner twice at Wilde Kräuterküche restaurant in MalisGarten. The food is excellent, fresh, and vegetarian-friendly. The portions are on the finer side.
The plant-accented dining space is gorgeous and the tables are decked with gold cutlery and elegant glassware.
We especially loved the homemade herb apéritifs (mint, basil, rosemary, etc…).
Reservation: To make a reservation, call +43 5282 2236
Address: Rohrerstraße 5, 6280 Zell am Ziller
Parking: There’s a gated underground parking garage under the MalisGarten hotel. To open the gate, contact the reception using the intercom next to the gate.
Service & Staff
The service was the most disappointing part of our experience at ZillerSeasons.
We interacted quite a bit with the MalisGarten team.
The reception was inhospitable, cold, and haughty. They rushed our check-in process and failed to explain how things work. They made several mistakes with our dinner reservations. And, when our key card stopped working, they were very slow to resolve the issue.
The dining staff at MalisGarten was far better, but their interactions with guests seemed forced and insincere.
Contact & Booking
Address: Tiefenbachweg 38, Aschau im Zillertal 6274 Austria
For the best rates, we recommend checking out Booking.com.
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