The term ‘small and friendly’ was made for guesthouses like the Pension Birkenhof, with it's homely atmosphere provided by the Moigg family. It’s a little away from Mayrhofen’s busy centre and the Penken gondola – about a 10-minute walk - so you’re never too far away for skiing and nights out, but far enough that you can escape for a bit of peace and quiet. Also, the ski bus stop and train station are just a few minutes by foot for when you want to explore more of the Ziller Valley.
Don’t expect too many mod-cons - the rooms at the Birkenhof are simply furnished, although you’ll have a comfy bed for the night, an ensuite bathroom and a balcony. You’ll also get a filling continental buffet for breakfast. The cosy lounge area has a wood-burning fireplace for warming your toes after a day out on the mountain. Plus, there's free WiFi for staying in touch with friends back home - although if you're planning on streaming movies there may be a charge.
Sitting at the foot of the Penken and Ahorn mountains with 57 lifts, 136km of skiing and Austria’s steepest run, Harakiri, Mayrhofen is one of the most diverse Alpine resorts. All slopes are reached by gondola, so beginners will need a full lift pass from day one, although the ski schools are great and the range of easier runs make for fast progression. Mayrhofen has a wide variety of more challenging runs and, in the right conditions, some impressive off-piste. If you manage to defeat the 38 degree gradient of Harakiri, you get to wear the "I survived Harakiri" t-shirt, and get your 5 minutes' of fame at a free photo shoot every Friday. The Penken Park is also one of the leading freestyle parks in Europe, made up of eight areas. But don't worry, even if you're a beginner you can practice your skills in the Kids Park section.
• 10-13 minute walk to the Penken gondola.
• 8-10 minute walk to the resort centre.
• 3 minute walk to the train and bus station.
Features of Pension Birkenhof, Mayrhofen
• Free WiFi for Checking Emails & Social Media • WiFi Available for Extra Charge to Download Films / Large Amounts of Data • En-Suite Bedrooms • Hairdryer • Satellite TV • Safe
Accommodation in Pension Birkenhof, Mayrhofen
All rooms have a hairdryer, satellite TV and safe.
• Twin room - sleeps 2-3 (max 2 adults): Austrian twin beds, extra bed, private shower, WC and balcony.
Austrian twin beds: Austrian twin beds are very common in Central Europe. They’re simply one large bed frame containing two single mattresses, both with separate duvets and linen sets, that cannot be separated. Separate twin beds are less common and can often be head to head beds, rather than side by side, if they are available.
Meals in Pension Birkenhof, Mayrhofen
• Continental buffet breakfast.
• Optional upgrade to half board with 3-course set menu evening meals taken in a nearby restaurant.
Please note, many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.