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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Austria Trip Planning Essentials
When to Visit Austria
Summer and early Fall are our favorite seasons in Austria.
Getting around Austria
Austria has an excellent public transit system. We’ve used it extensively to travel throughout the country. We highly recommend using transit if you’re visiting cities (Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, etc…), and/or doing hut-to-hut hikes.
Some areas like Mayrhofen, Schladming and Lech am Arlberg have wonderful seasonal transit systems in place (e.g. summer hiking buses). However, if you’re not visiting during the high season, bus frequencies are significantly reduced and it’s far easier to get around with your own vehicle.
If you’re planning on visiting multiple destinations across Austria, we recommend renting a car.
Use these road trip itineraries for trip planning inspiration:
- 2 Week Austria Road Trip – starting in Vienna
- 1 Week Austria Road Trip – starting in Salzburg or Munich
- 10-Day Bavarian Alps & Tyrolean Alps Road Trip – starting in Munich
We recommend using the Discovercars.com car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.
If you’re driving into Austria from a neighboring country, don’t forget to purchase a vignette at/near the border.
Hiking in Austria
Where to Hike in Austria
Read Austrian Alps Hiking Destinations for an overview of where to hike in Austria, with tips on specific trails and where to stay. Also check out Best Day Hikes in Austria and these region-specific hiking guides:
- Salzburg Hiking Guide
- Filzmoos, Salzburg Hiking Guide
- Schladming, Styria Hiking Guide
- Lech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg Hiking Guide
- Vorarlberg Hiking Guide
- Vienna Mountains Hiking Guide
Hut to Hut Hiking in Austria
Austria is a premier hut-to-hut and long-distance hiking destination. The quality of the mountain huts are superb. We particularly love the high-alpine trails, which are called Höhenwege in German. We’ve summarized our favorite multi-day hikes in Trekking Austria. If you’re new to hut hiking, read this in-depth guide to Hut to Hut Hiking in Austria.
What to See & Do in Austria
- Visit a gorge like the Liechtenstein Gorge in Salzburg.
- Bathe in the thermal pools of an Austrian Therme like Aqua Dome in Tirol
- Stay in a thermal spa hotel like Rogner Bad Blumau (designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser) in Styria, EurothermenResort Bad Ischl in Upper Austria, or the Aqua Dome Hotel in Tirol.
- Hike to a mountain lake like Lake Tappenkarsee in Salzburg or Lake Drachensee in Tirol.
- Go Wine Tasting in South Styria.
- Marvel at the culture, music, and architecture of Vienna.
- Eat heartwarming mountain food in an Almhütte at Grosser Ahornboden in Tirol or Ursprungalm in Styria.
- Drive the Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Hohe Tauern National Park.
- Visit the castles, monasteries, and wine taverns of the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.