Innervillgraten, East Tyrol, Austria

Heidi, do you know?

Wide, steep alpine meadows, high peaks all around, wood blackened by age and fresh milk straight from the cows of the organic mountain farm? Dreamlike idyllic and pristine as in all our childhood longings. Here you can find it all. Not quite so lonely, not quite so far away from any civilisation and not quite so small either.

The Schaller family's ancestors have been living on the Oberschallerhof for over a hundred years and, as in earlier times, all generations still help together with the necessary work. Guests are welcome to accompany the daily tasks on the farm, they are welcome in the cowshed or they can swing the pitchforks themselves if they like.

In winter, the surrounding peaks invite you to a new ski tour every day, and you can strap on your skis right in front of the two holiday homes. In summer, some guests may not want to go far at all, but simply enjoy the mountain sun in the deckchairs or finally sit in the middle of a meadow and weave flower wreaths. Even if there were enough nearby destinations to visit and enough peaks to hike.

The renovated Giatla House is located in the direct vicinity of the Oberschallerhof. From the outside, it looks almost exactly as it did over 300 years ago with its crooked doors and windows; inside, old and new walls as well as old and new wood have been combined in a unique way. In addition to the preserved ancient staircase, new living elements have been built into the old rooms elsewhere. The result is four flats equipped with every comfort. The converted barn of the farmhouse houses a sauna area and infrared cabin with shower, WC and fresh air room including panoramic view. There, under the roof, a bed filled with mountain hay and hidden edelweiss invites you to dream in the fresh air, just like Heidi.

The alpine hut on the Alfenalm is located a bit away from the family farm and offers space for up to 8 guests in four rooms. The hut combines rustic cosiness with a touch of modern comfort.

If you like, you can take a look backstage on our blog. We also featured this accommodation on our blog at Five places in winter.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom126 €
Cottagefrom150 €


ArchitectureDuring the careful and sustainable renovation of the beautiful, over 300-year-old Giatla house, as much of the farmhouse as possible was left in its original state in order to preserve the character of the property. The flats were built into the old house as a "house-within-a-house". This results in a wonderful mixture of ancient beams next to fresh untreated Swiss stone pine, pine and larch wood as well as some modern elements made of glass or other materials. The building was constructed with purely biological materials, without chemical substances. The insulation is made of sheep's wool. The farmhouse is now practically a low-energy house made of pure nature.

FoodGuests can cater for themselves in the alpine hut on the Alfenalm and in the Giatla Haus. The kitchens are perfectly furnished and equipped. It is advisable to make a bulk purchase and bring it with you, then you could have a cosy snack. Breakfast is also provided in such a case. Early every morning, guests can request fresh bread rolls, homemade jam, butter and organic milk from our own cows.

Classic family business.

EnvironmentThe operators of the Alfenalm are committed to sustainable management of their land. They are not in favour of a new ski lift and intensive tourism, but of a simple and decelerated participation of visitors in their traditional lifestyle. They themselves run a farm, in organic quality since 1995. As a contribution to environmental protection, the guests of the holiday accommodation must consistently separate their waste and can practically completely do without a car during their entire stay.


  • Rustic alpine hut and holiday flats in a farmhouse that is over 300 years old.
  • Situated in the middle of the Tyrolean mountains
  • Breathtaking view of the surrounding Villgrater mountains
  • Ski tours starting directly from both houses
  • Experience pure deceleration
  • Fresh organic milk from our own cows
  • Swiss stone pine beds, Villgrater sheep's wool mattresses and natural duvets made from the purest sheep's wool
  • Ideal for active holidaymakers and nature lovers

Alpine hut + apartments5 unitsKitchenChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • High quality solid wood furniture for a natural atmosphere
  • Very well equipped kitchens
  • Insulation, mattresses, pillows & duvets, seat covers made of 100% pure sheep's wool from Villgrater Nature
  • Electricity, heated in winter, hot and cold running water all year round (also in the alpine hut)
  • Flat-Sat-TV / Internet / WLan
  • Bathroom with WC / shower
  • Non-smokers
  • Parking spaces at the house
  • Garden / terrace / balcony
  • Toboggan and snowshoe hire free of charge
  • Only in the Almhütte: rustic outhouse with heart + pets allowed
  • In the Giatla house: wellness area with sauna in the former barn, boot dryer, ski room, bike room, table football table

Fotos: Lukas Schaller

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom126 €
Cottagefrom150 €

Location + Directions

By car

The Alfenalm is 260 km from Munich and about 165 km from Innsbruck. You will receive the exact route description when booking.