Hello - I would like suggestions please for a scenic valley small town to base ourselves in during the early weeks of September 2013. Would like to stay in an apartment in the village and live as local as we can. Two mature adults with a rental car staying for 2 - 3 weeks. We mostly want to just relax and enjoy village life. We do not want/nor need to be near major tourist attractions but would like to have a promenade along a river or lake, beautiful mountain views, a few restaurants in the village and a bakery.
And for those who recogonize my posting name as previously asking questions, yes, we will be in Mayrhofen, Austria in October of 2012 to enjoy the Mayrhofen Almabtrieb.
And as far as what I consider a small village, possibly under 2,000 people.
Thank you all for suggestions.