Tis is a 5* hotel of the highest quality where nothing is too much trouble for the staff and you will be made to feel at home from the moment that you arrive. Exceptional service and food combine with outstanding facilities and accommodation to make this a very special venue indeed. The Posthotel Achenkirch offers wonderful rooms furnished with the finest natural materials, comfortable suites with the ambience of a stylish country house: the exclusive charm of the rooms will completely enchant you! Choose between Alpine or Tuscan style decor. All rooms feature TV, mini-bar, safe, telephone, radio, separate bath and WC, hairdryer and bathrobes. Top products from the hotel's own care line are free to use in the bathroom This hotel maintains a discreet and homely feel despite the considerable facilities at guests' disposal. It has everything you need to enjoy the ride ski holiday of a lifetime.
Once the barn of the old country inn that was the original Post Hotel, the cosy hotel lobby now invites you to enjoy a lunchtime buffet snack, or coffee and cake. You can also enjoy a nice snack in the naturally lit bistro in the spa oasis.
Hotel restaurant, conservatory or one of four refined lounges: choose where to enjoy your dinner! The richly traditional 'Rainerstube' lounge is reserved for hotel guests. As a visitor, you can you can enjoy tasty à la carte dishes in the 'Original Gaststube' and the 'Kaiserstube' lounges. In the evenings,try the sophisticated hotel bar, or the Mediterranean sun terrace? There is even a CIgar Room. You are guaranteed a relaxed yet stylish end to your day at the Posthotel Achenkirch, with a drink from the bar or a drop of fine wine from the hotel's renowned wine cellar!
Holidays here are on a 3/4 board basis which includes, gourmet buffet breakfast, coffee and cake buffet in the afternoon and a fantastic evening menu.
The Posthotel in Achenkirch is just the place for riders and horse lovers. When he built the Posthotel stud farm, Posthotel manager Karl Reiter Senior was following in a long tradition of classical riding in Austria, and he was also following his passion … in 1975 he acquired his first horses. In 1989 the first stallion from the Spanish Riding School arrived at the Posthotel. Today the Reiter stud farm is acknowledged as the largest private Lipizzaner stud farm in Europe, with 40 white stallions!
Housed in naturally lit and airy stables, these famous descendants of the Wiener Schimmel horse benefit from genuine expertise and a real love of horses at the Posthotel stud farm. However, the Lipizzaners at the Posthotel are not show horses, they are for riding. Fulfil a riding dream here at the Posthotel – on the back of a Lipizzaner! The stud also provides well schooled Lipizzaners for the Reiter family's other hotels in Burgenland, the Supreme and the Avance Family Hotel.
Whether in the hotel's own indoor riding centre, on countryside rides in the magnificent scenery of the Tyrolean Alps, or on an exploratory trot into the Achental valley: the Lipizzaners are all well equipped and schooled for hacks, riding lessons and carriage rides. Take a visit around the spacious paddocks, meadows and luscious Alpine pastures at an altitude of 1,400 m
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Find some peace and quiet. Get a sense of your own wellbeing. Replenish your energy levels. And return home from the Posthotel Achenkirch with a new attitude to life! The award winning Spa facilities at the Post Hotel are second to none and will complement any riding, golfing or Alpine activities you choose to undertake.
In complete tranquillity you can really focus on your body here at the top wellness hotel in the Tyrolean Alps! You will find everything you require to make complete relaxation into a real pleasure.
The facilities include the Zöhrerhaus meditation centre, tennis & squash courts, Alpengolf Golf Club, spacious fitness studios, Far Eastern relaxation methods through Tai Chi, Qigong and meditation with our Shaolin monk and Dr. Hu Ji.
Light, elegant and spacious: an area of 1,000 m² in the Posthotel Achenkirch is exclusively set aside for your beauty and wellbeing! This delightful 'Temple of beauty and wellbeing' takes up the entire ground floor.Around the central fountain of the enchanting Atrium Spa you will find 18 cabins, 6 baths, 2 rooms with floating loungers and 1 Turkish bath.
Experience it for yourself - 20 beauticians, masseuses and bathing assistants are on hand from Mon-Fri between 08:00-20:00 and from Sat-Sun between 08:00-19:00 to pamper you with luxury spa treatments. Massages, Ayurveda, TCM, baths & packs.
Skiing and wintersports
Make the most of an extensive range of services such as a private hotel ski school, ski hire and ski maintenance facilities allowing you to relax and fully enjoy the famous ski resort of Christlum and the huge network of cross-country ski trails right on the hotel's doorstep. The resort is located at an altitude of 950-1800 meters and is one of the snowiest resorts in Austria. Modern snowmaking facilities guarantee snow cover from November to April! Modern lift system and pistes from easy to difficult black runs. Another three attractive skiing areas, Maurach, Pertisau and Steinberg, are located nearby. A total of 30 lifts and 59 kilometres of slopes up to an altitude of 1,900 m make the Achensee skiing region a popular winter sports centre for all ages and abilities.
Winter fun is also guaranteed away from the cross-country trails and slopes in the Achensee Sport & Vital Park. Look forward to the Tyrolean winter with snow hikes, winter horse-drawn carriage rides and romantic Alpine folklore evenings.
Non skiing activities
Hike through the snowy valleys of the Karwendel mountains on 150 km of cleared winter hiking paths. Or make your own fresh tracks in the pristine snow on a snowshoe hike.
7 natural toboggan runs up to 3.5 km in length provide the kind of fun you used to have during your childhood. Lit by torches after dark, tobogganing in Achenkirch is an unforgettable experience on your winter holiday.
Ice-skating and ice climbing: on the frozen Lake Achensee. And with an introductory ice climbing lesson you can really get up close and personal with winter ...
The Noble Horse:
Even the Lipizzaner horses enjoy a level of comfort here that the founding Kaiser could only have dreamed of in 1881!
There are not many opportunities to experience the famous Lipizzaner horses close up. You can see them in all their splendour at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna of course, but nowhere can you get closer than here at the Achenkirch private stud; you can simply wander into the stables and meet some fine and noble examples of this elegant breed.
The story of Lipizzaners at Achenkirch all started with one Lipizzaner stallion, Siglavy Storia, from the Spanish Riding School. He was lucky enough to move to the peace and quiet of the Tyrolean Alps. More Lipizzaners followed from Vienna, but also from Piber (where the breed was founded) and Hungary. And so the largest private stud of Lipizzaners evolved and now offers horse lovers the most perfect riding experience. The stud farm is now world famous among Lipizzaners stud experts. For example the stallion Siglavy Storia is regularly used by the renowned Slovakian stud farm Topol'cianky to ensure top class off-spring.
All in all, about 40 Lipizzaners can be found in the stables and in the lush fields surrounding the hotel. Many of these are available to guests for riding. Rides out are offered throughout the year in addition to lessons for beginners through to experts.
Carriage driving instruction is also available and the hotels has teams of Haflingers and Lipizzaners.
Prices start from £865 per person for 7 nights in low season based on 2 sharing in a Zöhrer Comfort Double room on gourmet 3/4 board with return transfers from Innsbruck Airport. This is a double room (30m²) ground floor, view to the garden, a cool, white colour scheme, with a sitting area and terrace, Sofa bed also available for 1-2 people. Please note that children over the age of 14 are welcome but the hotel is not suitable for younger families. High season and single supplements apply. Please ask us for a tailored quote
Other room types available:
Karwendel: add £125 pp per week: Superior double with balcony or terrace, and a Posthotel basket of bathrobes and slippers for your spa use. Sofabed for extra 1-2 people.
Tyrolean Country Charm: add £230 pp per week. The spacious country charm double rooms (35 m²) are tastefully decorated in rustic Tyrolean style with a large seating area and the requisite Posthotel goodies.
Junior Suite: Spacious suite (55m²) decorated in Tuscan style. All rooms have a pleasant loggia, a lounge area with seating arrangement and desk, TV, Internet access, mini-bar, safe, telephone and radio.The bathrooms in these junior suites are a refuge of their own at a size of 15m². Sandblasted glass doors, huge mirror, a TV and a Japanese bath with a spillover system ensure pure luxurious bathing pleasure. Add £430 per person per week.
Country Charm Suite or Castle Suite: A first-class country escape awaits you in the 45 m² "Landhaus" or Castle Suites: A large lounge area with seating arrangement and desk, separate bedroom, balcony or loggia, generous bath with separate WC, TV, mini-bar, safe, telephone, radio, hairdryer and a Posthotel "basket" with soft bathrobes and comfy slippers. Extra bed available if required. Add £430 pp per week.
Lessons on Lipizzaners: £34 per 45 minute group lesson or hack (max 3 per group). Hacks of up to 3 hours per day are available, depending on snow cover.
£45 per private lesson
Carriage driving instruction:
One hour costs £65
Please note that pre booking is essential in high season to ensure you get the riding you require.
Carriage and sleigh rides are available for up to 4 people: £65 for up to 4.
A 6 day adult ski pass for the Christlum ski lifts costs £125, a 4 day pass £95, day pass £31
Half day passes also available if you wish to combine your riding, spa and skiing activities!
Holidays can generally be of any duration and start on any day (except where specified).
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The Posthotel Achenkirch is situated in the Tyrolean Achental valley, just 50 Minutes drive from Innsbruck. Innsbruck is the closest airport. A return airport transfer can be included in the cost of the holiday.
Easyjet fly from London Gatwick on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in Summer season as do Inghams from a variety of regional airports.
Winter charter and schedule flights from the UK include from Birmingham (Inghams/thomsonfly), Bournemouth (Inghams/Austrian), Bristol (Inghams/Lauda), Cardiff (Inghams/thomsonfly), Edinburgh (Inghams/thomsonfly), Exeter (Inghams/thomsonfly), Hull (Inghams/thomsonfly), Leeds Bradford, Liverpool (easyjet) London Gatwick, (Easyjet, Monarch Airlines, thomsonfly and Thomas Cook), London City (BA), Stansted (thomsonfly), Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Southampton (all with Inghams). Flights mostly fly on Saturdays only, and some Sundays.
Winter flights to Innsbruck from Ireland: Belfast, Cork, Dublin (Saturdays only), with Inghams and Lauda Air.
By airplane:Direct flights to Innsbruck, Munich and Salzburg. Innsbruck Airport (50 km ), Transfer time: under the hour. Munich Airport (120 km ). The hotel is less than one and a half hours from Munich. Daily flights from the UK) and return transfers can be arranged at a supplement of £55 per person based on a minimum of 2 travelling. Salzburg Airport (150 km ) New direct flights: London Gatwick-Innsbruck/Munich/Salzburg The airline will fly three times a week throughout the summer and autumn season. For more details visit: www.ba.com, www.ryanair.com, www.thomsonfly.com, www.skyeurope.com, www.aua.at
Train: Alternatively take a train from the airport to Jenbach and we can arrange collection from there. If you wish to do this let us know and we will reduce the price accordingly
Car hire: A week's car hire from Innsbruck costs from £133 www.holidayautos.co.uk
Local weather: 5 day forecast http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=0136
Season dates: The hotel is open for summer and winter seasons.
Dress code: Formal dress requested in the evening in the restaurants and bars. You may visit the spa restaurant , spa area and pools in your dressing gowns and slippers (supplied). Sports clothing with appropriate shoes should be worn for indoor sporting activities.
You can calculate the CO2 emission of your journey to Austria at Climate Care and compensate for your 'environmental footprint'. If you let us know how much it is we will be happy to pay this on your behalf.
Austria has one of the highest levels of household recycling and organic farming in Europe. It also has some of the cleanest lakes, is 47% forested and produces nearly 70% of its energy from renewable sources such as water.
In the office, we use paper from sustainably managed forests and recycled material where possible.
We encourage you to travel onwards from your arrival airport by rail when possible, and will book seats on your behalf.
To make a non-binding enquiry or a provisional booking, please fill in the reservations & enquiries form. Once we have checked availability, we will send you a quote with a holiday reference number by email. To secure your holiday, a deposit is required of £200 per person (or half the cost of the holiday, whichever is lower) and forward any insurance premiums to the insurance company. You should book your flights at this stage, and forward details to us so that we can organise your transfers. The balance of payment must be received by us not less than eight weeks before departure. Payment instructions.
Insurance: all riders must be fully insured. We can recommend this travel insurance policy. The application form may be printed out to send with your premiums direct to the insurance company.
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