Alpenlofts

The Alpenlofts are Evelyn and Ike Ikrath’s latest project. Evelyn, a hotel manager, and Ike, an architect, have already created some real feel-good holiday destinations with Haus Hirt and Miramonte, welcoming hotel guests like old friends. With their newest homes, they have taken their formula for success up a notch by offering holiday long lets. The five loft-style lodges are tucked into the hillside, their wide glazed fronts gazing out onto the Bad Gastein mountain scenery. The houses are made of natural building materials such as untreated larch, white-oiled spruce and natural stone. From the outside, they look alike, but each has a uniquely distinctive interior. One thing they do share is an unusual cosmopolitan ambience where up-to-the-minute design meets local craftsmanship. Each has a large terrace and offers wonderful views over this panoramic Alpine landscape! The lofts in detail: Camillo alpenlofts_camillo_001 Camillo is the largest of the five Alpine chalets and can accommodate up to 12 people in three apartments. The furnishings mix old and new, and include pieces from Japanese designer Megumi Ito and Danish master Poul Henningsen. Camillo comes across as more urbane, with a style less typically Alpine than the other lodges. But there is plenty of Alpine flair too: just take a look at the view from the windows! Tessa Alpenlofts_Tessa02n
Chalet Tessa is generously proportioned with a linear, pared-down design. At its centre stands the dining table, surrounded by designer chairs from Charles and Ray Eames. The long sofa is great for lounging around in front of the glass-fronted fireplace. The muted colours of the chalet’s bedrooms also promote the ultimate in relaxation. Two storeys offer enough space for four to eight people. Ed Alpenlofts_Ed01n
Chalet Ed certainly stands out in the Alpenloft family. With dark oakwood floors, leather sofas and a heavy wooden table with upholstered seats, Ed has a somewhat masculine, dignified air. In addition to the spacious living room with its glass-fronted fireplace, there is a large master bedroom upstairs. In the basement, you will find a further bedroom and a sauna with a chill-out room. Rosa Alpenlofts_Rosa01n
Chalet Rosa has an uncomplicated and casual feel, displaying Nordic clarity with Alpine accents. In the dining area, wishbone chairs by Hans J. Wegner team up with linear bench seating. The long, red sofa is the perfect place in which to relax in front of the fire in the hearth. Rosa’s two storeys have space for up to six people (plus one child). In addition to a dividable studio with a sleeping couch, there is a spa area with a sauna in the basement. Madero Alpenlofts_Madero1 Madero is the arty type in the Alpine loft family. Please find more information here: Alpenloft Madero.

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Kelsi Kennedy says:

My husband and I had an intimate, civil wedding ceremony last weekend in Salzburg, and we chose Haus Hirt as our reception venue and home base for the wedding. And are we thrilled we did!

It was no easy task for the Haus Hirt team, but boy did they step up to the challenge! Due to immigration reasons (I’m American, he’s Austrian), we had to bump up the wedding, so we booked the place 2 weeks (!) before the wedding, and up until the day before we were still deciding on the reception dinner menu! But I can’t stress enough how well it came together due to the hard work and love put in by Evelyn, the lovely owner of Haus Hirt, and her amazing team (especially Michaela).

We actually booked two Alpenlofts (Tessa & Rosa) for our respective families, and my husband and I had planned to stay in the hotel. But upon arrival, my husband and I were notified that they had upgraded us to the biggest (and arguably most beautiful) Alpenloft, Camillo! It was such a pleasure to have such a beautifully designed chalet all to ourselves, and we spent our days enjoying Camillo and its incredible views.

As for our reception dinner, it came together perfectly! Evelyn set aside a beautiful private room for us, and decorated it to our taste (candles galore and stunning flower arrangements). The food was AMAZING – every dish unique and delicious. We were all so impressed! On top of that, the service was impeccable, especially from Zoran (I think that’s his name), who was charming and attentive.

My husband and I also appreciated the other, lovely touches that went into making our wedding weekend perfect: breakfast deliveries to the chalet, a bottle of champagne and beautiful bouquet of roses sitting in our bedroom upon arrival, the nightly turndown service (with rose petals of course…).

I cannot properly say how grateful we are to Evelyn and her wonderful team for all that they did (in a very limited timeframe). The chalets were stunning, the reception dinner was magical, the Haus Hirt folks were kind and friendly – what more could we have asked for? My memories of this weekend will never fade and I just can’t wait to visit again.

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Peter Schmid says:

Das perfekte Ferienhaus!

Wir waren eine Woche im Haus Ed, dem kleinsten Haus (160 m² über zwei Etagen, zwei Schlafzimmer). Ideal eine junge Familie mit Großeltern.

Die Häuser sind sehr großzügig gestaltet und die Ausstattung ist weit überdurchschnittlich: Hervorragende Matratzen und Betten – die Basics einer jeden Unterkunft. Raumhohe Fenster mit perfekt laufenden Schiebetüren. Alle Geräte von Miele bzw. Liebherr. Das Design-Geschirr von Dibbern. Die Möbel u.a. von Knoll (Barcelona Sessel). Die tollen Bilder an den Wänden. Kurz: Man fühlt sich nicht wie in einem Ferienhaus, sondern wie in seinem eigenen Haus! Wenn dann das Feuer im Raumteiler-Kamin knistert und draußen der Schnee fällt – dann ist das (Winter-) Urlaubsgefühl perfekt! Noch anzumerken: WLAN ist in allen Räumen vorhanden (und kostenlos). Zum Frühstück können frische Backwaren von der Gasteiner Dorfbäckerei bestellt werden.

Die Herzlichkeit mit der Evelyn Ikrath (und auch Ihr Personal) die Gäste empfängt und betreut, ist einzigartig – hier passt einfach alles zusammen!

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Sylvia Nowak says:

What a perfect location for a wedding anniversary! We stayed at loft Tessa B and enjoyed wonderful sunny days waking up to the beautiful views of the Gasteinertal, hiking the mountains during Indian Summer and relaxing on the patio in the afternoon with a nice glass of wine. Afterwards we took a sauna directly nested in our own loft and had a perfect view of the sundown over the Gasteinertal while having dinner in our cozy Alpenloft. Thanks a lot for this wonderful experience – we will definitely be back!

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Matthias Nowak says:

Wir haben wir ein wunderschönes Loft gefunden an einem wundervollen Platz und hatten wunderschöne Tage.
Vielen Dank – Wir werdenn immer wieder gern zu Gast sein

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Uta Gruenberger says:

Aufwachen im Duft von Lärchenholz – das Gasteiner Tal als Blick vom Bett in den riesigen Fenstern – Schnee und Stille überm weiten Land … Da möchte man am liebsten einfach nur liegenbleiben in den Kissen und Decken und in dieser Beschaulichkeit. Einfach nur der Ruhe lauschen und die Muße in den Geist einziehen lassen.

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ES says:

At the end of February I spontaneously decided to drive to Bad Gastein from Salzburg as a business meeting was cancelled – when I arrive at Haus Hirt in Bad Gastein it was fully booked, but then the onwers Evelyn and Ike offered for me to stay at their new development referred to as “Alpenlofts”. I was not sure as I like to be pempered in a Hotel, but what a positive surprise. Of course the view is magnificent across the whole of the Valley, but the most stricking aspect for me was that ambiguity between inside and outside living. The materials used inside also mirror the surrounding pine trees and granite – I was lucky with the weather and during the sun hours you just slide the big windows to the side and you are ourside with all the creature comforts of being inside. I think the key benefit is that the open plan design and the wide open glass front melts the usual boundary between indoor and outdoor. For me this was a significantly change to the “normal” guests experience. Ike’s design offers a wonderful ambiguity of where inside ends and outside begins, of what is inside and what is outside. I think its just the perfekt mountain lair to get lost to find yourself …

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Jerome Voulton says:

I stayed there with my family last week – it was a fabulous holiday. We almost did not want to go skiing so that we could stay indoors. These lofts are my dream of modern architecture in the Alps come true. I cannot recommend them enough!

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Josef Huber says:

WoW. Wonderfull. Love it

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