Stanglwirt Brings Five-Star Sustainability, History, And Lovable Quirks To The Austrian Alps

There are some hotels that are so fully committed to being what they are that it’s difficult not to fall a little bit in love with them. Stanglwirt Green Spa Resort, in Austria’s Tyrolean Alps, is one of those hotels.

The oldest part of the building dates from 1609. It grew organically over the centuries while staying in the same family since 1722. The corridors are a warren of mini staircases and walls that don’t quite align. Much of it was built with recycled Arolla pine way before that was cool—current owner Balthasar Hauser took over the property when he was just 17, and when no bank

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