Jagdhof / Hubertusstube (Neustift, Austria)
Surrounded by the scenic Tyrolean Mountains, the luxurious Jagdhof hotel complex is the perfect starting point for various holidays. The property is located in the Stubai Valley, a great holiday destination for all seasons. In winter, the area is transformed into a snowy wonderland with great quality slopes and an ultimate ski experience on the Stubai glacier, Austria’s largest glacier ski area.
From spring until autumn, the Stubai region is frequently visited by hikers and mountaineers. But there is more, much more. Like a world-class spa, a remarkable hotel in the typical Tyrolean atmosphere, great restaurants, and one of the best wine cellars in Austria. And all of these can be found at Jagdhof.
Relais & Châteaux SPA hotel Jagdhof is a family-driven property in Neustift im Stubaital, Austria. It truly is an exceptional place with a very special atmosphere and breath-taking views on the surrounding Stubai Valley. Hospitality and tradition are key in the philosophy of the Pfurtscheller family.
Throughout the years, the family expanded the Jagdhof hotel slowly but certainly, and built a very personal resort where guest attention and luxury service are a standard. The service is excellent and the traditional touches like the authentic Dirndl dresses for the waitresses make the experience even more special.
The Jagdhof hotel has 70 very luxurious rooms, suites and apartments. They are all spacious and furnished in a typically Tyrolean style. Think lots and lots of wood, warm colours like brown, gold, red and green, beautiful fireplaces, and traditional rugs.
One of the main assets of the Jagdhof hotel is the world-class SPA. The spa area offers 3000 sqm and is one of the largest and most exclusive wellbeing facilities in Austria.
Hotel guests can enjoy all year-round heated indoor/outdoor pools, an outdoor Jacuzzi with view on the mountains, stunning relaxation zones with waterbeds and wide terraces, beautifully landscaped, natural gardens and spectacular panoramas of the mighty Stubai glacier.
This world of vitality and wellbeing also features over 20 inspirational saunas and baths, 13 treatment rooms, and a Private SPA suite.
It should come as no surprise that gastronomy is very important as well. Most guests opt for the great half-board formula, which is extended with cakes in the afternoon and snacks during the day. Then there is the Gourmet Gondola, Tyrol’s smallest restaurant. This former cable car gondola seats up to six guests and has been beautifully converted. It stands on the hotel terrace where guests can enjoy spectacular views of the glacier while enjoying a meat, cheese or chocolate fondue. An experience that cannot be missed when visiting the Jagdhof hotel.
Jagdhof’s wine cellar is one of the best in Austria, with 1,100 different wines in 20,000 bottles. A visit or private tasting session can be one of the highlights of your stay.
The hotel’s cosy fireplace bar is almost as legendary as the wine cellar, and a great place to enjoy the bottle you just discovered in the cellar.
In addition to the hotel’s excellent half-board restaurant, guests can enjoy a fine dining experience in the Hubertusstube restaurant.
Hubertusstube restaurant is located in the middle of the ground floor area of the hotel and is a true example of local craftsmanship. The interior decoration in authentic Tyrolean style has been made with eye for detail. Waitresses serve in stylish dirndl dresses and friendliness and guest attention are key in the Hubertusstube.
Executive chef Boris Meyer delivers a contemporary Tyrolian dining experience. He cooks with high-quality, local, and fresh ingredients. An own farm and game preserve allows the hotel to serve guests its own prime lamb, game and venison. The owners and chef are proud of the Tyrolean roots and the Stubai Valley’s country traditions. That’s why the five course set menu focuses on locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Specialties and herbs from around the world complement the local produce in order to serve a tasteful ‘new Austrian Cuisine’.
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Hotel Jagdhof is an icon in Tirol and one of those places that justifies a long journey on itself. From great gastronomy at restaurant Hubertusstube to an excellent spa, from superb service to a luxurious and authentic interior: everything about this place is unique. A remarkable property that succeeded in maintaining the best of the traditional, while developing into a contemporary hospitality experience.
Jagdhof / Hubertusstube
Phone: +43 5226 2666502
Tirol is easily accessible by plane or train, but the best way to explore the region is by car. The roads are in great condition and the surroundings are stunning. We hit the roads with a Subaru Outback, that Subaru lent us exclusively for this trip. It is an excellent 4×4 that also performs in more demanding situations such as on ice and in snow.
Thanks to options such as the X-Mode / Hill Descent Control, which helps to automatically maintain a constant vehicle speed on descents, and the Vehicle Dynamics Control System, which detects strange behaviour from surrounding drivers, our trip became safer, easier and more comfortable.
Pictures in this article were made with the Fujifilm X-T2 Camera, our favourite compact, lightweight and robust camera with endless creative possibilities. Used lenses: XF 35mm 1.4 R for food shots, and XF 10-24 mm F4 R OIS for interior and outdoor pictures.