As we opened our new Restaurant Mashery – Hummus Kitchen earlier this year, I’ve been craving for a relaxed, laid-back time in the mountains to recharge my batteries. And I couldn’t have made a better choice than Hotel Pfösl for that. They have renovated the whole place just a couple of weeks before we arrived. So I’ve seen pictures online but clearly had no notion what would expect me. The first impression already left me speechless. The whole place smells like stone pine and the decoration is stylish yet tasteful. But the room really has been overwhelming. We’ve booked the “Zirben Suite” which was just built a couple of weeks ago. All the suites do have huge windows with a panoramic view over the mountains. Also, besides the huge, comfortable bed there has been a large sun bed also overviewing the mountains. I could have spent our whole stay just laying there! Mrs. Zelger, one of the owners of the place, took some time and explained, how much thoroughness they’ve put into the renovation. It has been very important to them, that the modifications would be organic and won’t take away the charm and spirit of the place. And they did a damn good job! The concept of living in accordance with nature also extends to the kitchen. At Pfoesl they try to offer regional and seasonal food wherever possible. They even have their own vegetable and herb gardens and for breakfast, they offer tea made from those homegrown herbs which was delicious. In general, the menue has been great and very suitable for vegetarian and vegan needs. There has been an vegetarian or vegan option on the menue every evening and additionally, they offered more possible combinations based on the menue of the evening. Every evening, there has been a wide range of salads offered as a buffet and a three course menue which was served at the table. Also, there have been special events where you could choose from an awesome range of freshly baked bread from the old stone-oven. Also, one detail which I loved in particular was that there has been a juicer so that you could prepare your own fresh juice for breakfast which is the best start to the day. Back home, I’ve had great plans on how many kilometres I was going to hike each day but all the plans just faded, when I’ve seen the spa area for the first time. The indoor and outdoor wellness area sums up to unbelievable 2.000 m². This includes an panorama-infinity outdoor-solepool and 8 different saunas. There. I’ve spent most of my time at Pfoesl but also did some trips to bozen and the Karersee which have been great. All in all, I loved the time at Hotel Pfoesl and I could recommend it for everyone who is searching for nature, relaxation, exceptional staff and great food.