After two weeks of wandering around Germany, my friend and I decided to spend three days in the Austrian Tirol this July, and she chose the town of Lech, which looked like a tiny place with nothing really to do.
My first surprise. THE TOWN WAS AMAZING!!!
We looked at several possible places to stay on line and chose the Pfefferkorn hotel, a family owned and run property in the center of town. It looked relatively inexpensive and seemed okay, from what we could read about it on the web, but other than that I knew absolutely nothing about the hotel or the town it was based in.
The hotel turned out to be a tremendous find, and we are seriourly thinking of going back to the town and the hotel next year, due to the fact that we were blown away by our travel experience!
The hotel is in the middle of Lech, a small but beautiful town, large enough to be interesting and fun, but small enough to be quiet and romantic.
To say that it was in the middle of everytihng is an understatement. Chairlifts? Cable cars? Either next door or across the street. Hiking trails? All over the place, with hikes for the rugged hiker to familes filled with young kids.
Scenery? Postcard perfect.
The food? The town had lots of great places to eat, and the restaurant/bar/outdoor cafe at Pfefferkorns was among the very best, and certainly the best priced -- and Mark, their concierge/mgr and his staff, have loads of great additional suggestions.
If you get bored with Lech, the place is vertiably surrounded by gorgeous little villages that you can drive to, bus to, take a cable car to, or hike to. Your choice! Oh, and by the way, if you're in Lech for several days, the town has something called a 'Lech card', which Pfefferkorn's arranges for you to get for free during your stay, at least during the summer.
Want to take a cable car, then a bus to a nearby town, then a ski lift back? No problem, it's on the house. You get your Lech card upon arrival, next door at the town information center (everything seems to be next door to our hotel!), and ride everything for free for the duration of your stay to your heart's content!
The Pfefferkorn's are a delicious family, complete with a postcard cute young daughter, and they couldn't be nicer, more helpful or friendlier. Each morning at breakfast, and throughout the husband and wife drop by to say hello and chat. They are absolutely great fun to spend time with, which explains why apparently much of their clientele come back year after year after year.
The staff, starting with Mark on down, literally fall all over one another to make sure that you have a spectacular stay.
This is not the Ritz, but given the price tag during the summer, it's 5 star plus.
And next time we'll not make the same mistake. Next time we'll go back for a week!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hotel in Lech -manifold and tasteful as a Pfefferkorn.With Pfefferkorn’s Hotel you chose a hotel in Lech, right in the centre. Your winter holidays will be perfect. The classical spice of Pfefferkorn’sOur recipe for your perfect winter holidays in Lech am Arlberg: immediately when entering the hotel in Lech you will feel the main constituent – comfortable ambiance! This perfectly combined with exclusive comfort in our spacious rooms and suites, as well as the sauna scenery for your relaxation result in the perfect winter holidays in Lech. Tasteful – not only by name ...Pfefferkorn’s restaurants in Lech am Arlberg serve up! Our restaurants and bars in Lech am Arlberg arrange for your holidays to melt on your tongue. Our Pfefferkörndl spoils you with a large number of delicacies. Live to see the culinary delight of the finest after a beautiful summer day in Lech. Those seeking rest love our sunny terrace with the amazing view of the mountains surrounding Lech. Your winter holidays in Lech can be so easy-going.In wintertime the Icebar and peppers club lounge invite to light-hearted companionship. ... more less
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