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Haus Hislop, built in 2006, is located in the pretty hamlet of Inneralpbach. Inneralpbach is situated deep in the heart of the Alpbachtal (tal meaning valley) where the first settlement is known to have begun more than 1000 years ago. The village lies at some 1000 metres above sea level, at the foot of the area's highest peak, the Grosse Galtenberg, 2424m.

Alpbachtal Valley has a population of 2,600 and occupies a beautiful location on a sunny plateau at 1,000m above sea level. Thanks to its homogenous architectural style and lovely floral decorations Inneralpbach makes a wonderful holiday destination. The Alpbachtal valley is an all year round resort.

Close by is the village of Alpbach, famous for winning, on numerous occasions, the title of ‘most beautiful village in Austria. Every year since 1945 the village has been hosting the "European Forum Alpbach", an event which attracts leading representatives from the fields of science, politics, culture, and trade and industry. The community of Alpbach promotes and seeks harmony, beauty and cultural identity. Since 1953 all buildings have, by law, been designed and built in the traditional Alpbach style.

Because the road up the valley to Alpbach was not surfaced for vehicles until 1926, the relative isolation of the village ensured unique and unspoilt architecture and folk traditions. Tourism is the main source of income for today's  local residents, but there are still 105 working farms in the Alpbach area, about the same number as a hundred years ago.

Just up the hill behind Haus Hislop is a very old farm, now the Heimat museum - the Vorder-Unterberg Farm complete with its own chapel and smokery, built in 1636-38 and lived in until 1952. Just below is the village church, tiny but much loved. Within a few minutes walking distance of Haus Hislop there are three restaurants, several bars and the local brewery.

Haus Hislop, with its wonderful situation, having walking routes that start here in the hamlet, together with ski lifts and runs also right from the centre, is quite unique. With the free bus service, the bus stop 3 minutes’ walk from the front door of Haus Hislop, means that many people find they don't actually need a car.

A Winter Village

The Alpbachtal valley offers every amenity you will need for an unforgettable winter holiday. Inneralpbach is based right in the epicentre of the Ski Juwel resort. The Ski Juwel resort has 145 kms of ski runs and 47 lifts all covered on one lift pass that make this is an area suited to all abilities (The huge piste machines and snow blowers, if necessary, work every night to prepare pistes for next day). Two ski schools are located nearby for the experience skier to hone their skills or for the complete beginner to take their first snow plough turn.

Cross country trails lead the skier through a magical winter landscape. Another less taxing winter recreation is walking, with about 200km of cleared marked paths. For tobogganing fans the region offers exciting runs. Horse drawn sleigh rides are also available, the ultimate romantic experience. Other popular winter activities include snow shoe walking, sledding, skating, curling, swimming, sauna bathing…

Haus Hislop is 3 minutes’ walk away from one Ski School and T-Bar which connects with the two gondolas accessing both the Alpbachtal and Wildschönau ski regions.

And of course winter wouldn´t be perfect without après-ski bars!

Spring, Summer and Autumn

This is the perfect region for all kinds of activities and for all kind of ages. The serene and peaceful mountain resort is a place to relax and unwind with its stress free approach to life. Farming is its main industry (along with tourism) and it’s hard to believe that there are the same number of farms working as there were 100 years ago.

It is authentic and exciting. The hiking area with its 3 summer lifts and the mountain bike territory are challenges for all nature lovers, Water can be found in many facets. For instance in Tirol’s warmest bathing lakes, 3 adventure gorges and crystal clear drinking water. Action for kids: be it at the Juppi Kid’s Club or the adventure swimming pool – boredom will never be a problem.

The region also has some sites of cultural interest such as Rattenberg known for its glass and historical small town atmosphere. Innsbruck is close by (a 40 minute drive) and Salzburg is (90 minutes). These cities have the nearest airports.

Maps

To view detailed maps of the region including the piste map please click here. Haus Hislop is in Inneralpbach in the centre of the hamlet by the Gasthof (The wonderful Zirmalm).