St. Jakob im Ahrntal, South Tyrol, Italy

The Bühelwirt in the Ahrntal is a place of power in the mountains that combines tradition and modernity. Guests can breathe a sigh of relief, experience the originality of nature and enjoy the perfect break from everyday life far from the hustle and bustle of the world. Rest and relaxation are guaranteed in the small town of Sankt Jakob in the north of South Tyrol.

Michaela took over the "old lady", as she calls the Bühelwirt, from her grandparents and began to convert him. Today, she and her husband Matthias run the hotel together and have dared to counter the old style with modern architecture. A modern addition to the old parent company based on designs by the architects Armin and Alexander Pedevilla was added, which is flooded with light and offers a great contrast in a very puristic way.

Strength and inspiration can be found in the wellness area. In summer as well as in winter, the Bühelwirt offers numerous excursions into the surrounding nature.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom95 €
Double roomfrom190 €
Suitefrom220 €


ArchitectureThe architecture can be described as traditional and at the same time modern. An attempt was made to concentrate on the essentials and at the same time to create a unique hotel with convincing clarity and simplicity. This was done in collaboration with the pedevilla architects. Mainly, sustainable building materials and natural materials such as wood, clay plaster and loden fabrics were used. The interior of the rooms comes primarily from local designers.

FoodRegional, seasonal and sometimes organic products are served, or what grows in your own garden. In the morning, guests can look forward to a good morning breakfast with homemade products. A small hiking snack is provided for excursions and mountain tours. Dinner starts with a vitamin salad bar with a large selection and antipasti. You can then choose from three starters and three main courses, whereby one of the menus is always vegetarian, and a vegan menu is also available on request. Food intolerance is taken into account individually. If the chef is asked, he is particularly happy to recommend homemade parsley spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella, beetroot dumplings on a bacon-cream herb or homemade goat cheese nocchi with fresh mushrooms and pesto. Guests also receive fresh Ahrntaler spring water, which is also provided in every room. The qualified sommelier Matthias Haller ensures a professional recommendation of regional wines, beers and distillates (not included).

EnvironmentThe main building material used is wood, which has been combined with local materials. Heating is done with wood pellets, which are supplied by the cooperative, as well as with a solar system. Floor heating with economical energy consumption is also used. Particular attention is paid to waste separation and recycling. A private pool was deliberately avoided in order to keep energy consumption as low as possible.

Well-BeingIn the Bühelwirt you can enjoy a spacious wellness area with a 12 m² panorama sauna. A wellness bag with sauna towels, slippers and bathrobe are included. A large relaxation room with mountain views and the sunbathing lawn outdoors allow you to switch off perfectly. Pleasant massages can be booked for a fee. Guests receive free entry to the "Cascade" swimming pool in the nearby Sand in Taufers.


  • Family-run hotel that combines tradition and modernity
  • Award-winning architecture
  • Mountains, nature, cows
  • Activity and deceleration offers several times a week
  • Free guided hikes as well as climbing and bike tours in summer, snowshoeing and ice climbing in winter
  • Rental of hiking equipment
  • Hiking snack included
  • Large selection of regional and seasonal dishes, evening menu selection
  • Generous play area for children, children's program in summer, children's menu

Hotel44 roomsRestaurantChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessno Poolno pets


  • 44 rooms and suites of various sizes (from 28 to 40 m2)
  • Room prices including half board
  • Breakfast with homemade, fresh products, evening menu selection
  • Generous wellness area with large panorama sauna
  • Large relaxation room with mountain views and an outdoor lawn
  • Wellness bag with sauna towels, slippers and bathrobe
  • Massages can also be booked
  • Free entry to the “Cascade” swimming pool in the nearby Sand in Taufers.
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom95 €
Double roomfrom190 €
Suitefrom220 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Innsbruck you can reach the Bühelwirt in just over 2 hours (137 km). Salzburg (317 km) and Munich (292 km) are just under 4 hours away. You can find the exact directions on the hotel website.

With public transport

The nearest train station is in Bruneck (Brunico). From Bruneck, the journey continues by bus or taxi (just under 30 km).