Bellevue Alm Bad Gastein – Mother of CottagesThe legendary Bellevue Alm situated directly at the Stubnerkogel downhill run offers a breathtaking view over Bad Gastein! It was first mentioned already in 1421, this meaning that its age is nearly 600 years! From the valley, the Bellevue Alm chair lift brings you directly to the alm and your thrill grows with very meter. Not without reason it is called the Mother of Cottages.
When you enter the alm, you immediately become enchanted. Ancient logs, wooden planks, carvings and furniture adorned with paintings, as far as the eye can see. Extremely cosy and unique – an alm hut as taken from a picture book.
The Bellevue Alm is one of the legendary Austrian ski lodges. It became famous beyond the borders of Austria in the fifties when the traditional “Wührers” Bellevue grand hotel was converted into a whole-year attraction. “Cosy, but only at its finest”, was the motto, which was highly consistently applied – down to the swimming pool with splendid sculptures of lifesize stags.
The Bellevue Alm has seen prominent guests from the whole world. King Ibn Saud, Shah Reza Pahlavi, the English movie star Merle Oberon and the director Billy Wilder – to name just a few – have breathed the fresh mountain air here and relished the splendid view. And recently, Hugh Grant honoured us by his visit. The Bellevue Alm is also a traditional location for movie and TV productions.
Down into the valley on a bobsleigh along one of the best sledding chutes in the Austrian Alps, almost as legendary as the Bellevue Alm itself. This also requires certain courage – and a little schnapps can do no harm. In any case, the ride is a tremendous fun!
You have never seen such an Alpine hut. Warm up at an open fireplace and enjoy a nice red wine, hot chocolate or a Hugo, while the old witch is mischievously dancing over the fire. No later than that, you will succumb to the Bellevue Alm Feeling, a sensation of being exactly at the right place at the right time, a sensation of never wishing to leave. You will quickly enter into conversation with your neighbour at the fireplace, sharing that unique emotion – the Bellevue Alm Feeling! The time will pass while you dance and celebrate and be out of breathe, and you will be sure that such an evening is going to remain in your memory for long.
Erlebe Hüttenzauber und Après-Ski vom aller Feinsten
Also from a culinary point of view, our traditional delicacies from the Austrian cuisine will make you excited. Our “Ripperl” spare ribs, our beef Rinderfilet and naturally also the Bellevue Alm Fondue have already become classics, thanks to which you will fall in love with us. However, we also have selected specialties for your hunger between main meals, such as our “kasknödel” cheese dumplings or our home made “topfenstrudel on apricot mirror”. No matter what you decide for – everything is fresh, containing the best home ingredients and prepared with loving care. Our wine list as well offers an interesting mix of both reasonably priced but interesting savours and exceptional wines for fuller wallets. Our excellent coffee and a rich selection of spirits including our home made “Zirbenschnaps” are certainly something special for an Alpine hut. Get yourself spoiled by culinary pleasures at the Bellevue Alm. And for your little ones, our offer naturally includes classics such as chicken nuggets, Wiener Schnitzel or fish fingers all the way to cheese macaroni or our most delicious pommes.
On the top of it, if you decide to spend a night at the alm to continue your journey on the next day from where it ended the previous evening, this is also no problem. Twelve charming and convenient guest rooms are awaiting you and you friends at the Bellevue Alm.
And in summer, you can expect a unique highlight – our natural swimming pool just above the lodge. Its crystal clear spring water cools you down in a second on hot days.
Be enchanted at the Bellevue Alm, the Mother of Cottages, and make your wedding dreams become true at a very special place – with a festive programme that will never be forgotten by your guests and friends. The Bellevue Alm and the Schiefe Alm situated in its neighbourhood are the very best wedding residences for you!
Have the Bellevue Alm not escape you! The life offers few such unique experiences. And we live for them.