Just returned from our lovely week in the mountains, and just like last year, we spent the time with family at the Haus Hirt, a funky little boutique hotel that makes you feel like you’re staying in a friend’s very cool house.
And this year, I have to say, I appreciated it all the more for their child friendly but not child obsessive vibe. No need to cart in too much gear, the hotel has already thought of a lot for you. Legit baby beds, monitors, a fleet of joggster all terrain strollers, baby sized robes, all weather cream and all sorts of other sundries are already on hand for you. And the hotel manages to separate out people with kids from people sans, without making those with feel like a pariah (“oh, perhaps the kids would be more comfortable in our wintergarden?”).
Eveline and Ike are the equally funky proprietors, always greeting you in the morning and evening with smiles and genuine concern. And Aveda spa is on hand but book at the front desk to avoid the surly spa director…And what really stands out at Haus Hirt is the food – rooms come with halfboard “wellness” cuisine – lots of choice but unlike most places that offer board, this is food you really do want to eat.
Rooms are small but there are lots of common areas in the hotel, and the hotel really makes an effort to provide lots of activities to choose from: off piste skiing “mit Klaus”, snowshoe hikes, yoga and the like. Now if we could only find a reason to go back sooner rather than later…