Turmhaus Tirol

  • Location: Mountains
    Zillertal Arena ski resort: 5km (10 mins by car)
    Golf Uderns: 15km (20 mins by car)
    Ski lodge Kristallhütte: 20km (45 mins by car)
    Alpenzoo Innsbruck: 70km (1h by car)
  • Innsbruck Airport (INN): 70km (1h by car)
    Munich Airport (MUC): 180km (2hs by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking

This property offers easy COVID-19 cancellation terms:
In case of official travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests can cancel up to 14 days before arrival and receive a full refund or a voucher for the amount paid valid for 2 years starting from the arrival date.

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An introduction to Turmhaus Tirol

How would you describe Turmhaus Tirol in a few words?

Turmhaus Tirol is an extraordinary alpine chalet that’s set in a dreamy, rural location and boasts great views of the Alps, all just five minutes from a ski lift. But it’s not designed in the typical chalet style. Instead, we created contemporary, timeless architecture and an interior that draws on local materials.

What was your inspiration to create Turmhaus?

A few years ago, we had the opportunity to buy this piece of land on a steep meadow. The original idea was to create something with as little interference as possible to the mountain, at least in a visual sense. So we came up with the idea to create an 8x8 metre foundation and then build the structure to take advantage of the views. 

We deliberately didn’t want to build a classic architect's house but, instead, something that was simple, inspired by the barns and agricultural buildings found throughout Gerlosberg and Tyrol. And in order to get the best possible view, the house was set far to the upper edge of the plot.

A lot of the design concept revolves around the materials we used — concrete, wood and stone. For example, we dug the stones out of the construction pit. All of the stone floors and stone slabs in the kitchen, as well as the vanity units and washbasins, were milled from natural stones that we found on site. Throughout the house, we’ve only used untreated materials, including untreated fir and larch wood, untreated natural stone and raw concrete.

Is Turmhaus Tirol best suited for adults or also families with children?

Turmhaus Tirol is perfect for families with children.

To you personally, what is so special about TurmhausTirol? And how would you describe the atmosphere?

It’s special because you have a comfortably large house that is divided into different levels, so you can easily spread out in the house to find your own privacy. We have stayed there with eight people and everyone found their area to retreat to. At the same time, it's also a place that’s great to get together with friends or family. 

Also special is the level of comfort in the house, which is often lacking in new buildings that sometimes feel cold and without soul. The use of wood, natural stone and the quality of the materials create a warm atmosphere, especially in the evenings with the lighting (which is deliberately low) and the open fire going. It just creates a feel-good atmosphere in a very modern setting.

And then there is the wonderful nature that you can see in all directions through the large windows. No matter which level you are on in the house, you always have an outdoor area offering a direct reference to its fantastic setting.

And the entire interior was all planned and implemented by you?

Yes, we at Holzrausch created the architectural plans together with Philipp Reichelt from Grünecker-Reichelt Architects, so we had a very strong influence on it. From the exterior facade to the interior lighting, bathrooms, floor concept and fixtures, we have developed and built everything ourselves.

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Top floor bedroom
Top floor bedroom
Top floor bedroom
Top floor bathroom
Top floor bathroom
Upper floor bathroom
Upper floor balcony
Upper floor bedroom
Ground floor dining area
Ground floor kitchen
Ground floor kitchen
Ground floor balcony
Ground floor fireplace
Lower floor apartment
Lower floor apartment
Lower floor apartment
Lower floor apartment
Lower floor apartment
Lower floor apartment
Game room
Underground garage
Underground garage
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Turmhaus Tirol rooms & rates

Completely buried in the mountain is the Turmhaus’s underground car park, from where you have direct access to the house. The entire house is connected via a small freight elevator — from the underground car park to the top floor. We purposely decided against a passenger elevator, as the house is inspired by a simple mountain hut and we wanted that feeling of being active in the mountains. But of course, you need a bit of comfort, at least so you don’t have to carry your suitcases and shopping bags!

In the basement (above the car park) is what we call a gentlemen’s room, with a pool table and a view of the wine cellar. On this floor is also a panelled utility room with a washer and dryer.

One floor up we have the guest area, which features a cleverly arranged guest apartment that’s designed for four people. It has an open room concept, with the double-bed room and bunk bedroom not separated by walls but by built-in furniture. This creates an optical separation, rather than an acoustic one. The guest apartment also features a bathroom and a small sauna for two people (accompanied by garden views), plus a kitchen with an integrated fireplace and a terrace.

On the next floor up is the open-plan living and dining area. It comprises a kitchen with a dining table for eight people and a lounge area with an open fireplace and a covered loggia. From the kitchen, you have access to a garden with an outdoor barbecue area and seating.

The lower three levels are built using in-situ concrete because they are mostly underground. But from here on up, everything is constructed from wood. On the fifth floor, there are two bedrooms with single beds and cupboards, as well as a shared bathroom with a tub. From the bathroom and hallway, you also have access to a loggia where you can lie in the hammock and enjoy the wonderful views of the Kristallhütte and mountains.

Finally is the attic where you’ll find an open-plan sleeping area with a double bed, a work desk and a small library. Placed in the middle of the room is a mirrored cube, behind which is the washstand, a toilet and a steam bath where you can relax after skiing. Off the attic, there is also a loggia with wonderful views.

  • Turmhaus Tirol for 8 people / 350 m²
    / night
    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 2 Double bedrooms
    • 2 Single bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 1 Shower room
    • 2 Living rooms
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 2 Other rooms
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Balcony
    • Fireplace
Included in the rates
Rates include linen, towels and final cleaning.
Optional extras
Available on request are individually arranged ski and hiking tours with a private guide, driver service in the valley or from your arrival point to the house, a private cook according to your wishes or needs, daily additional cleaning or private yoga lessons.
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome. A baby cot and high chair are available on request and free of charge.
Minimum stay
7 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 11:00
Discounts/Special offers
This property offers easy COVID-19 cancellation terms:
In case of official travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests can cancel up to 14 days before arrival and receive a full refund or a voucher for the amount paid valid for 2 years starting from the arrival date.

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Sauna
  • TV
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • BBQ area
  • Iron & Board
  • Steam room/Hamam
  • Safe box
  • Hair dryer

All of the bathrooms are equipped with high-quality toiletries and, of course, we have great bed linen and towels, which are all eco-friendly. Included in the rate is the final cleaning and almost anything is possible on request. We can organise yoga retreats, a private chef or driver, as well as daily cleaning if guests wish. We also have a ski guide who offers private skiing sessions or ski tours.

Things to do in Tyrol & Zell am Ziller

  • Night life
  • Wine tastings
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Skiing
  • Hiking

The Zillertal's slogan is "The most active valley in the world". So there are endless leisure activities, from rafting to walking, mountain biking, canyoning and helicopter flights. You can do almost anything. In winter, of course, everything revolves around skiing and we are only five minutes’ drive from the Zillertal Arena ski area. In the evening, you can even ski to the house if you can ski off-piste a little.

There are four more ski regions with easy access that offer another 530 km of slopes and 180 mountain railroads and lifts. Here you find Snowboard fun parks, ski tours, freeride bases and numerous slopes of all levels which offer the right challenge for every age and preference.

Staying at the Turmhaus is all about being immersed in nature while skiing, hiking or cycling. But there is also very good gastronomy in the region, with a few restaurants that we really like offering fine Tyrolean cuisine.

That being said, many guests like to just stay at the house. When we are there, we cook and relax outside, enjoy the sauna and the steam bath or just sit on the loggia while drinking a cup of tea or a glass of wine. It's nice to just experience the comfort of the house.

The location of Turmhaus Tirol

Turmhaus Tirol is enthroned on a slope at 1,260 metres above sea level. There are only two neighbouring houses and a farm further up the mountain. You can get to the middle station of the Zillertal Arena in just five minutes by car and the ski bus even stops directly below our house. In 10 minutes, you can be down in the valley in Zell am Ziller, the closest town with shops and supermarkets.

In the Zillertal valley, there are some very nice towns to explore, such as Mayrhofen. Just behind Mayrhofen is a small valley that’s known as “Little Tibet”, which is totally original, with beautiful huts and hikes. Within an hour, you can be in Innsbruck or Kitzbühel while Munich is 1.5 hours away.

The location is perfect — we are in the middle of the beautiful Zillertal but just far enough away from the main valley. We are positioned slightly aside and we like it this way.

When is the best time to visit Tyrol?

Winter is simply great in the Zillertal. In particular, the period from December to April is perfect for skiing. But autumn is also fantastic with all of the changing colours. Summer is, of course, beautiful. But I think the Zillertal is more of a destination for autumn and winter.