It’s barely November, and I’m planning our annual summer vacation in Europe. Last year, I discovered the luxurious Burg Vital Resort in the exclusive community of Oberlech, Austria – it is one of the first places I will book for summer 2018. Here is why we love the Burg Vital Resort Oberlech and think you will too.
Burg Vital Resort Location
The Burg Vital Resort Oberlech, located at 1700 m above sea level, is on a sun-filled plateau in the Arlberg mountains. The Lech Zürs am Arlberg region is located in Austria’s Vorarlberg state – a favourite summer destination for hiking, biking, llama trekking, and indulging in Bregenzerwald Cheese.
In the warmer months, hotel guests can access hiking and biking trails from the entrance to the Burg Vital Resort. These paths wind through fragrant alpine meadows and past mountain restaurants like Kriegeralpe where we often stop for a drink and a snack or meal. We enjoy traditional Austrian cuisine like Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake with jam) – don’t miss this tasty treat.
Suites and Rooms
Seven inter-connected alpine chalets house the luxury suites, apartments, and guest rooms at Burg Vital Resort Oberlech. Decorated with natural fabrics, original art, and high-quality finishings, the resort delivers five-star luxury in Austria’s Arlberg region.
Our spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom Omeshorn suite included a cozy sitting area with fireplace, slumber-inducing beds with down-filled duvets, and bathrooms with a generous selection of Molton Brown amenities.
Burg Vital Resort Kids Club (Kinderprogramm)
The Burg Vital Kids Club (Kinderprogramm) is open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and again from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Children can make new friends and enjoy games and crafts at the Kinderprogramm while adults spend a day and evening at their leisure.
Pools, vitalSPA, and vitalSPORT
Seasonal Outdoor Pool
A spacious sundeck and lawn with views of the Arlberg mountains invite guests to lounge around the outdoor pool at Burg Vital Resort.
An indoor pool with counter-current system, waterfall, and massage jets is available year-round.
The multi-level vitalSPA has assorted saunas, steam baths, and resting rooms designed to support health and wellness. Plan to spend time in this relaxation sanctuary and book a spa treatment. I had one of the best massages ever at Burg Vital Resort.
A gym with exercise machines, trainers and daily exercise and relaxation programs are available to guest at Burg Vital Resort Oberlech.
Chef Thorsten Probost’s kitchen utilizes local ingredients and follows the principle that food should be prepared and enjoyed in harmony with nature. Using herbs from his garden or the nearby alpine meadows, ancient grains, and meats from trusted producers, Chef Probost embodies the “you are what you eat” philosophy. You can taste the quality in his thoughtfully prepared cuisine available at Restaurant Picea and Griggeler Stuba.
Homemade bread, herbal tea brewed with local botanicals, fresh fruit, and local eggs are a few of the items offered at Restaurant Picea’s breakfast buffet. Fantastic fuel for a day in the mountains.
Choose to eat lunch inside or on the flower-filled outdoor terrace during the summer season. Our stay at Burg Vital Resort began with lunch on the outdoor patio. The delicious food, Austrian wine selection, and attentive service made this one of the most memorable meals of 2017.
Award-winning Griggeler Stuba, with three Gault Millau toques, offers health-enhancing dishes prepared using fresh, local herbs, vegetables, fish, and meat. You can also order typical menu items as well as palate-pleasing Austrian cuisine.
Travel Tips – Burg Vital Resort Oberlech
- The summer season at Burg Vital Resort runs from June 29, 2018 – September 30, 2018. Contact Burg Vital Resort to make a reservation.
- The Lech Card offers many advantages including complimentary cable car rides, hiking bus transport, and a children’s adventure program. https://www.mylechcard.at/en/home/
- High-quality mountain bikes are complimentary for Burg Vital Resort guests.
- Oberlech is car-free during the winter months, but during the summer season, you can drive to Burg Vital Resort. A cable car runs between Lech and Oberlech.
- We often rent a car in Milan or Zurich and drive to Vorarlberg, Austria. If you don’t want to rent a vehicle, you can take a train to Langen am Arlberg and arrange a transfer to Burg Vital Resort.
Part of our stay at Burg Vital Resort was hosted. As always, if I don’t love an experience, I won’t recommend it.