Long known for its luscious mountain terrain and Mediterranean climate, Southern Austria is, without a doubt, a magical place to visit at any time of the year. One region that stands out, in particular, is Styria, the second largest state in Austria and bordered by Slovenia. It is a magical meeting ground of forests, wine, and natural spas with Renaissance and Baroque architecture and castles. Here, you can enjoy outdoor living at its best while also exploring all the wonders that these ancient lands have to offer.
If you are looking for a base when visiting Styria, Golden Hill Country Chalets & Suites is a treasure amongst the Hideaways Hotels. Located only 25km from the riverside state capital of Graz, the property boasts, five exclusive country chalets, one premium chalet, and a Panorama Loft, all designed to achieve maximum enjoyment and pleasure.
Owners and hosts Dr Barbara Reinisch and Andreas Reinisch set out to redefine luxury by blending the wonders of the surrounding natural landscape with first-class amenities and accommodation. The couple shared a common vision that real luxury is when the soul can breathe and the beauty around us can be truly appreciated. For Barbara and Andreas, Golden Hill Country Chalets and Suites offer just that – exclusivity, nature and sustainable luxury, which is unparalleled in the region.
The country estate offers guests access to its own idyllic private park with a 600sqm natural swimming pond, as well as a state-of-the-art sauna, whirlpool, fitness cube and champagne lounge. Guests can also marvel at the neighbouring countryside from the 300 sqm Panorama Loft. Boasting floor-to-ceiling glass frontage and spectacular views over the land, where you feel like you are truly immersed in nature and wellness as far as the eye can see.
And, It is this sensation that underpins the whole experience at Golden Hills, as Barbara and Andreas cater to your every need. Whether it’s private dining in your chalet, wine tasting in the property’s cellar, clay pigeon shooting, a helicopter flight or a balloon ride over rolling hills, the couple has it covered. Even the gastronomic offerings are enthusiastically prepared with leisure and luxury at the core – from private dining with the charming hostess to supper served in the loft, park or in-chalet, every detail of Golden Hills is designed to create long-lasting memories.
With the small yet carefully curated selection of chalets, Barbara and Andreas can maintain the highest levels of service, standards and exclusivity. Each of the six chalets and the loft are purpose-built for relaxation and privacy whilst also enabling you to spend quality time with your loved ones. Ranging from 120- 180m2 and suitable for two to six people, the spacious luxury chalets make use of high-quality natural materials, and each comes equipped with its own spa area with a sauna cube and spa bathtub. The interior accents are both contemporary and respectful of the traditional architectural elements, creating a luxurious yet cosy feel.
Golden Hills’ premium accommodation, Chalet Steppenfuchs, is another impressive aspect of this country retreat. Suitable for 2-4 people, the 200m2 chalet offers open plan living with 10m of panoramic-glass front windows that frame the stunning landscape like a living painting.
Design elements such as a freestanding Devon & Devon-copper bathtub and open fireplace create a luxurious home away from home feel, while the dressing room, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, and the sophisticated technical equipment; wireless HiFi system, WIFI, 75” Samsung frame TV, give it that luxury, modern edge.
The pièce de résistance of this dreamy chalet is the heated, 10-metre long infinity pool that promises hours of warmth all year round. Next to this is the wellness terrace with a private spa and its own panoramic sauna, plus an outdoor shower and whirlpool with a view of Austrian paradise.
With an unbridled love for their home and the local terroir, Barbara and Andreas want to share this hidden gem with their guests and welcome each visitor wholeheartedly. This charming and personal element to your stay is what makes Golden Hills stand out from the rest of the luxury hotel crowd in the area, if not the whole state.