This was our second stay at 'Happy Mountains' and, again, everything was first-class. This time we were in apartment 2, which was extremely spacious for just us two (it has a second bedroom so would be fine for a couple with kids).
Steve & Emily are the perfect hosts. They were able to give advice on the activities in the area and even helped us with entry into a nearby trail running race!
The scenery is stunning and we were lucky with the weather. Local supermarket just a 5 min walk away and restaurants/bars too. The train from Munich Airport to nearby Mittenwald was a very scenic ride and fairly inexpensive.
We have had a brilliant week staying in Apartment 2 and enjoying beautiful scenery, fantastic weather and wonderful peace and quiet. We booked a minibus transfer with Four Seasons Travel from Munich which worked well although the journey to Weidach took a long time as we were the last to be dropped off - the scenery was lovely en route though. Our return transfer trip was extremely efficient and got us to the airport in the expected 2 hours.
We stayed in Apartment 2 which was very comfortable and clean (great beds and comfy sofa to collapse on after cycling and walking all day!) and the Netflix was very much appreciated. The kitchen had everything needed to make meals and the Impress supermarket was a short walk away so catering for ourselves was easy. There are also local restaurants within walking distance - we especially enjoyed the Weidachstube and followed Emily's meal recommendation which was delicious.
Emily was very helpful in recommending walks and cycle rides and we hired bikes from Sport Gunter (again a short walk from the Apartment) who were also very helpful and took time to fit me out with the right size bike. The cycling in the area is brilliant with plenty of off road, well maintained paths and cycling along the river to Erwalder Alm where we stopped for a drink and cake was spectacular. We also cycled in the other direction along the river to Mittenwald, stopping off for a walk round the gorge which we would highly recommend.
We found everyone very friendly and helpful and our shameful lack of German was never a problem. We managed perfectly well without a car as there were plenty of local walks and free access to the swimming pool in Weidach. It was a beautiful time of year to visit with wild flower meadows and stunning snow capped mountains and we had fantastic sunny weather with the odd thunder storm. Leutasch is definately a place to visit if you like the outdoors and are looking for a peaceful holiday and we would highly recommend Emily and Steve's apartment. We would love to come back!
We have just returned from our 2 week visit to Happy Mountains Leutasch , and just wanted to leave our review.
Although it was out of 'ski season' I could not recommend this place any higher. The apartment had everything it stated and more. We were there with our 2 teenage children and it was a perfect home from home, beautifully equipped, warm, exceptionally clean, welcoming, stunning views and the owners could not do enough for us. Not sure we could praise the place enough to do it justice, and even when we had some unexpected deep snow they supplied us with sledges for the children.
The village of Leutasch is beautiful, close to some lovely sights in both Austria and Germany and has everything you could want from a small village. There is a large supermarket 5 mins walk down the road, restaurants, a pub, fishing lake, ski run and a local swimming pool. The best for us were the local walks; everywhere you walked there was stunning scenery and amazing views.
so, summing it up without sounding like we had been paid to write this... I cannot recommend the village, the apartment and the scenery highly enough.
Ideal location in centre of village of Weidach for cross country skiing and winter walking. Supermarket 5mins walk along road. Well equipped kitchen.
Emily and Steve very helpful regarding travel directions and use of their Netflix account during the long winter evenings also a bonus.
We are booking for next year!
Very nice appartment with all necessary amenities. Near by shop if one would like to cook and restaurants if motivation to cook is lacking. Very good for skiing and hiking or to visit other towns (Mittenwald, Innsbruck ...) nearby. Very friendly owners whose concern is to have happy visitors!
Would come back! Definitively!
This was our second visit to Happy Mountains and we loved it just as much a the first time. We've now stayed in both of the apartments and they are both very comfortable, well equipped (Netflix being a great addition this time around). Emily is a great host, full of information and very helpful. The MPreis supermarket is very close and our favourite restaurant is just on the corner. Leutasch is such a wonderful choice for winter - we came for the walking but the cross country skiing network is the best in the world and the bus system links up perfectly with the downhill skiing at nearby Seefeld. The excellent Alpenbad pool and sauna complex are just a short walk away. Really everything you could ask for. Can't wait to visit in the spring/ summer to see the wild flowers.
Emily and Steve were the consummate hosts & the apartment was perfect for us
Big lounge with corner sofa - funky bunk beds for the kids which they loved
Very spacious bedroom for mum and Dad [with comfy matresses :)]
Nice little kitchen and smart bathroom with washing machine which was really handy...
Location is amazing so much nature on your doorstep; day trps etc...
I would highly recommend this for families and anyone with an interest in nature or activities!!!
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