We respect your
right to privacy!

Cookie settings

By clicking on "Accept" , you consent to use cookies and other technologies (provided by us and other trusted partners). We use such data for anonymous statistical purposes, tailor-made settings and to display personalized content and advertisements. It will help to provide you with an improved website experience. Please find out more about this topic in our Privacy Policy | Imprint

  • These cookies are absolutely necessary for the operation of this site and enable safety related functionalities, for example. Additionally, this type of cookie is as well used to save your personal cookie settings.

  • In order to further improve both our offer and website, we collect anonymized data for statistics and analyzes. By means of these cookies we can, for example, analyze the number of visitors and the effect of certain pages on our website by optimizing our content.

  • We use these cookies to improve usability of the site for you. For example, based on an accommodation search you already made, you can conveniently access the same lodging when you visit our website again.

  • These cookies are used to display personalized content that matches your interests. It enables us to provide you with offers that are particularly relevant to your personally planned trip.

Mountain huts & chalets Austria

Stop-over spots
All pastures

Stop-over spots from rustic to modern

There is no room for haste on the sun-kissed terraces and parlor benches of typical Ötztal mountain huts and pastures. Instead, the rustic mountain feeling spreads while the hut tenant serves fresh and regional delicacies. By the way, rumors are going about that bacon dumplings, shredded pancake & more taste even better on the mountain – and it's really true. Anyone can try it out as some alpine inns, snack stations and mountain restaurants can also be reached by cart road or mountain railway, while other huts and alpine pastures can only be reached by using your calves traditionally.
pastures huts Ötztal hiking mountaineering stop-over

Alpine huts and pastures – a longed-for destination to escape from everyday life

It doesn't matter whether it's rustic like on faded black-and-white photographs or modern with lots of glass, wood and a flair for design: every pasture hut in Ötztal has its very own charm. Just as every hut tenant – be it female or male – stands for unique hospitality. It must be because of the fulfilling meaning of their activities that they remain so cordial despite long working days - the hut tenants are very often cooks, waiters, farmers, cattle breeders or shepherds in one person. Usually, several generations of a family help to take care of the cattle, produce their own farm goods such as cheese and butter and decorate the hut as a beautiful hiking destination. There is almost always time for a short chat with the hikers. Favorite topic? Of course, the hard but beautiful life on the alpine pasture!

The following list contains all stopover destinations on Ötztal's mountains – use the filter function for an even quicker search for the favorite destination.

Frequently asked questions about mountain huts in Austria

Originally, the rustic alpine huts in Austria were plain and simple accommodations for shepherds and herdsmen who lived on the mountain during the summer months to look after the cattle and other farm animals. Most of the alpine huts are scattered across the mountain meadows or can be found together in a small pasture village. Austria's alpine farmers make an important contribution to preserving the valuable cultural landscape above the tree line. In addition to agricultural use, alpine pastures also serve as recreational areas by promoting local tourism. Many alpine huts within Ötztal also comprise an inn and offer visitors tasty hut fare made from own or regional products. Let yourself be inspired by the fascination of alpine pasturelands!
According to "Almwirtschaft Österreich" association, there are currently over 8000 alpine pastures spread across the country. More than 2000 of them can be found in Tirol. Grazing meadows and alpine pastures together with mixed pastures make up a large part, and there are also milk, sheep and horse pastures.

Of course, it varies depending on the region, season and type of accommodation. The spectrum ranges from plain dormitories with a shared bathroom to modernly equipped double rooms. Both minimalists and mountain lovers with a certain need for comfort will find a suitable accommodation in scenic Ötztal. It is best to request at the hut of your choice to find out about the catering options and prices. Special tip: a reservation is not only recommended during peak season. Alpine Club members often receive a discount!

All huts & alpine pastures in Ötztal including contact options can be found on this page!

Some huts and alpine pastures are open in Ötztal all year round. While they attract ski tourers or tobogganers to the warm oven in winter, they welcome hikers to the sunny terrace during the summer months. The start of the summer season often depends on both weather and snow conditions, this applies especially to high alpine huts and pastures. Only when the footpaths can be safely walked on in early summer also the hut tenants will open again. It is best to find out about the current opening times directly at the respective destination in Ötztal. You will find a complete list of contacts on this page.

Panoramarestaurant Stablein

restaurant, regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

Winter: 18th december 2022 to 14th april 2023, every day, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Summer: 16th june 2023 to 24th september 2023, every day, from 9.30 am.

To Panoramarestaurant Stablein www.restaurant-stablein.at

  • from Vent with Wildspitze double chair lift (10 min)
  • from Vent via Panoramaweg time: 1.5 h, length: 5 km, altitude gain: 450 m

only in summertime: from Vent along the trail below the chair lift time: 1.3 h, length: 2.54 km, altitude gain: 450 m

    Crossings: Breslauer Hütte, Rofenhöfe farms
    Peak climbs: Wilder Mann with great view of Wildspitze

    detail T +43 660 60 42 420

    Restaurant 1

    Gampe Alm

    regional cuisine, après ski, Austrian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

    Gampe Alm offers cozy parlors, a sunbathing terrace with deck chairs, a unique playground, and a traditional mountain hut ensemble since 1788.

    The beautiful Gampe Alm can be reached by foot in 15 mins. (Rettenbach Strasse - Stabele), 35 mins. (turnoff Hochsölden Strasse) or in 45 mins. (Hochsölden)

    Gampe Alm is a great place for a relaxed and enjoyable evening with friends.
    Groups should book in advance! Taxi service on request!

    Traditional hut meals, daily set lunch menus, milk drinks, homemade pastries, ploughman’s lunch etc.

    ALMZEIT Focus: 3-D painters palette and a brush point the way to the autentic hut.

    Summer: open from mid June to mid Oktober
    Winter: open from early December to April


    Opening Hours:
    08.06.2023 - 03.10.2023
    Mo: 09:00-19:00
    Tu: -
    We: 09:00-19:00
    Th: 09:00-19:00
    Fr: 09:00-19:00
    Sa: 09:00-19:00
    Su: 09:00-19:00
    15.11.2023 - 20.04.2024
    Mo: 09:00-18:00
    Tu: 09:00-18:00
    We: 09:00-18:00
    Th: 09:00-18:00
    Fr: 09:00-18:00
    Sa: 09:00-18:00
    Su: 09:00-18:00

    detail T +43 5254 3040 4

    Gampe Alm

    Hochjoch Hospiz

    regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

    Opening times: 
    5th march 2023 to 24th april 2023 (closed in the morning)
    23th june 2023 to 24th september 2023 (closed Sunday morning)

    Hochjoch-Hospiz occupies a beautiful location on a hill, surrounded by the majestic three thousand meter high peaks of the Ötztal Alps. The hut is a popular base for all kinds of mountain tours.

    Winter: base for classic Ötztal ski mountaineering loop from Rofen (always inquire about route conditions), altitude gain: 513 m, time: 3 h.

      To the hut: From Vent - Rofental - through the romantic gorge, comfortable walk, altitude gain: 513 m, time: 2 h

      Crossings: Martin-Busch-Hütte, Schöne Aussicht, Vernagt-Hütte, Simi launhütte,

      Peak climbs: Weißkugel, Guslarspitzen, Fluchtkogel, Hintereisspitze, Langtauferer Spitze, Saykogel

      detail T +43 720 920 311

      Hochjoch Hospiz im Sommer

      Hintere Fundusalm

      regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar

      The Hintere Fundusalm lies at an altitude of 1.964 meters in the middle of the Ötztal mountains and near the mountain "Fundusfeiler".

      Hiking paths:

      - from Umhausen (1031 m) to the Hintere Fundusalm approx. 3 h or by taxi to Hintere Fundusalm

      - from Köfels (1.401 m) to the Köfler Scharte and through the "Köfler Jochwaal" to the Frischmann Hut and further to the Huntere Fundusalm, approx. 4,5 h

      Taxi Scharfetter, Phone +43 (0) 5255 5858

      Peak Tours: Fundusfeiler, Felderjöchl, Blockkogel
      Crossings: Erlanger Hütte

      - traditional Tyrolean and Ötztaler cuisine
      - beds (10)

      The hiking tour to the Vordere Fundusalm (1.611 m) is approx. 2 h, but the hut is closed!

      Opening Hours:
      10.06.2023 - 01.10.2023
      Mo: 09:00-18:00
      Tu: 09:00-18:00
      We: 09:00-18:00
      Th: 09:00-18:00
      Fr: 09:00-18:00
      Sa: 09:00-18:00
      Su: 09:00-18:00
      Today: 09:00 - 18:00

      detail T +43 676 3353 044

      Fundus Alm


      regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking


      Inside and outside, we are welcomimg you high above Sölden, to Annemarie's Hühnersteign. During summer we are the perfect destination for everyone who wants to stop and relax after a hike or bike tour. In winter, thanks to our great location right on the ski slope and the glacier road, we offer the ideal rest point - to warm up, strengthen yourself and to get together.
      From February on, we are also happy to welcome you on our sun terrace with beautiful mountain views and serve you good things from our kitchen and cellar. In addition to our warm hospitality, this is another reason why some guests would prefer to come to us every day!

      All year round, in addition to our traditional delicacies and Tyrolean cuisine, we offer the ideal setting for special occasions and celebrations for up to 120 people, of course individually adapted to you and your wishes. Rustic hut fun guaranteed!

      Are you looking for an exclusive and special location for your celebration? Then you have come to the right place in our WEINDILLA, on the first floor of the Hühnersteign. Special wines and a well-matched range of indulgence create space for up to 20 people - unique enjoyment and mountain moments included!

      It's best for you to just drop by, because there's a lot we can tell, but you have to experience it yourself..

      Opening Hours
      Summer: mid June to early October
      Winter: mid October to the end of April

      Open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

      Opening Hours:
      08.06.2023 - 08.10.2023
      Mo: 10:00-17:00
      Tu: 10:00-17:00
      We: 10:00-17:00
      Th: 10:00-17:00
      Fr: 10:00-17:00
      Sa: 10:00-17:00
      Su: 10:00-17:00
      Today: 10:00 - 17:00

      detail T +43 664 4452 069



      regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, Hütten

      The Ramolhaus is located at 3.005 m, high above Obergurgl and was built in 1881 by mountain guide Martinus Scheiber.
      The completely refurbished hut offers a fantastic view to the Gurgler glacier, who is just within one's reach from there.

      Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
      T +43 5256 6223.

      detail T +43 5256 6223


      Polles Alm

      regional cuisine, Austrian cuisine, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking, Hütten

      The Polles valley is the longest side valley of the Ötztal.
      The Polles Alm is located at an altitude of 1.782m and is easily accessible in approx. 2 hours starting at the football ground in Huben. The first path leads through the „Ötztaler Sagenweg“ to the Feuerstein hut and further on an old very beautiful hiking trail up to the Polles hut.

      Ideal for a family hike or for a mountain bike tour.

      On Saturday and Sunday, the innkeepers offer an alpine breakfast by prior arrangement. From Monday to Friday (Wednesday closed) the alpine breakfast can be booked in advance for 6 or more people.

      detail T +43 664 999 206 81

      Polles Alm groß


      restaurant, regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, après ski, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

      A warm welcome to the Bergzauber in Sölden. You can expect a warm and romantic cabin atmosphere. The hut is located directly on the Gaislachkogl valley run and is an après-ski haunt for winter skiers and close to the panorama trail for hikers and pedestrians. In addition, the hut offers a magical view over the village. Widely known for its outstanding cuisine, in a rustic yet stylish ambience, more than just home-style food is served. 

      The Bergzauber offers an atmospheric setting for every celebration, such as a hut evening, hen party, Christmas party, baptism, birthday party. From the buffet to the gala menu, the festivities should also remain culinary unforgettable.

      Opening Hours:
      15.12.2023 - 14.04.2024
      Mo: 09:00-18:00
      Tu: 09:00-18:00
      We: 09:00-18:00
      Th: 09:00-18:00
      Fr: 09:00-18:00
      Sa: 09:00-18:00
      Su: 09:00-18:00

      detail T +43 5254 3217


      Gasthof Granstein

      restaurant, regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, Austrian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, live music/concerts, home cooking

      Take a seat in our comfortable dining room and enjoy our specialities which are prepared by the innkeeper personally.
      Hut evenings taking place on request.
      Gasthof Granstein is located at the entrance to Sölden. Explore the fascinating Ötztal mountains and enjoy the superb panorama views!!

      Opening Hours:
      22.11.2023 - 14.04.2024
      Mo: 17:30-20:00
      Tu: 17:30-20:00
      We: 17:30-20:00
      Th: 12:00-20:00
      Fr: 12:00-20:00
      Sa: 12:00-20:00
      Su: 12:00-20:00

      detail T +43 5254 2404


      Alpengasthof Sonneck

      regional cuisine, non-smoking locale, après ski, Glutenfreie Küche, Austrian cuisine, vegetarian cuisine, Bergrestaurant/Bedienung, Ski huts, alpine dairy/snack bar, home cooking

      Wonderful location amid the Ötztal mountains, Sonneck nestles in the Gaislachalm area. Pleasant ambiance, large sun terrace with panorama views of the Ventertal and the Ötztal Alps. Pleasant ambiance, large sun terrace with panorama views of the Ventertal and the Ötztal Alps. Comfortable rooms, well-being area. Hot food and Tyrolean specialities served all day.

      Overnight accommodation in ski resort in winter!

      ALMZEIT Focus: Nature Time: Outdoor bowling for small and big.

      Summer: open from mid June to mid September
      Winter: open from 1st week before Christmas to 1st week after Easter

      To Alpengasthof Sonneck:

      • Hiking: from Sölden time: 1.5 h, from Zwieselstein time: 2.5 h, from Tiefenbach glacier time: 2 h, from Hochsölden time: 2.5 h
      • Gaislachkogl gondola middle station time: 45 min
      • with the car 8 km from Sölden, time: 15 min
      • with the bike from Sölden, length: 8 km, time: 1 h, altitude gain: 690 m, gradient: 12 %

      Opening Hours:
      17.11.2023 - 14.04.2024
      Mo: 09:00-17:00
      Tu: 09:00-17:00
      We: 09:00-17:00
      Th: 09:00-17:00
      Fr: 09:00-17:00
      Sa: 09:00-17:00
      Su: 09:00-17:00

      detail T +43 5254 2905