I and two friends stayed with Annabel, Jason and Harriet (their great chalet girl) for the week commencing 24th January, and we had an absolute blast from start to finish.
Indeed, their work began even before we arrived, giving us great tips on train times, ski lessons and hire.
All three did such a great job that we certainly felt more like house guests (very well treated ones!) rather than paying guests.
The food was second to none - and Annabel even kindly kept it aside for us when our partying at Krazy Kanguruh and Moosewirt tended to drag on; that said, the fabulous canapes and Prosecco usually managed to lure us back in time!
Nothing was ever a problem, whether it was our slightly complicated dietary requirements, ferrying us back and forth to skilifts and bars, putting on & pulling off my skiboots once or twice and even collecting my skis after one too many gluhweins!
The living and dining areas in the chalet are fabulous, with a real fire, plenty of sofa-space, tea and cookies available all afternoon, a fabulous sauna and 24 hour hot tub with amazing views. After a day-4 injury I was more than happy to hang around the chalet while the others headed off skiing.
The bedrooms were very clean, warm and perfectly comfortable, all with ensuites.
There was a group of about 10 others staying in the chalet that week, and both they and Annabel & Jason ensured that we were always included in their fun.
I have never before placed a review on Tripadvisor, and am torn doing so now in case the great secret of Gertrud Gabl gets out, but ultimately such a great chalet and fabulous hosts cannot go unsung.
We'll just have to get our skates on & book 2010 Part II, and I would recommend all reading this to do likewise.
- Also Known As:
- Chalet Gertrud Gabl Austria/St. Anton Am Arlberg