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Cottages in Austria
Have you ever wondered how it is to spend a lovely holiday in one of the cottages in Austria? Thanks to Nature.house, your dream can come true. Austria is located in Central Europe and almost two-thirds of it belongs to the Alps. It’s no wonder that the country is the number one destination for mountaineers, skiers, and hikers. You’ll find hundreds of marked Austrian hiking and biking trails going through steep mountains, lush meadows and valleys, and sunny alpine lakes. On foot or by bike, just follow one of the naturalistic paths across Austria and discover the beautiful scenery of the country.
Imagine yourself getting lost in some of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world in Austria, buying unique hand-made gifts for your loved ones, enjoying a glass of mulled wine, and perhaps some traditional recipes. However, if you aren’t planning your vacation during the winter season, this is not a problem at all. You will see the liveliness and beautiful colours of nature at its best in the summer months. No matter what region you decide to go to, let yourself be carried away by Mozart's splendid classical music, the enchanting rhythm of the waltz, and the delicious taste of the Viennese Schnitzel or apple strudel. You will feel like you are part of a fairy tale in which you are the main character. Are you already curious to experience all of these in real life? On Nature.house you can find a wide selection of holiday houses in Austria. Austrian cottages, bungalows, villas, and chalets are just a few options that are waiting for you, whether you want to stay on the mountains, in the fields or by the water. In the evenings, you can watch the wood cracking in the fireplace or admire the sunset from the terrace or yard of your vacation home in Austria. Sounds like music for your ears, doesn't it? Choose the desired accommodation for you and your loved ones and get ready!
Diverse flora and fauna
You can find just a handful of countries where stunning natural landscapes live in perfect harmony with the commanding urban environment, and Austria is one of them. Imagine one morning you’re sitting in a charming coffee house in the center of Vienna, eating the famous “Wiener Frühstück” - Austrians’ favourite breakfast... Just two hours later you can be ascending the soaring peaks of the Vienna Alps in Lower Austria. You can stay there until the late evening hours to ski in Austria in the largest night skiing resort in Europe. The Hohe Tauern is the first National Park in the country and also one of the biggest in all Europe. The large area is the wild habitat of one third of all animal species in Austria. You can say hello to 15,000 different species, originating from Central Asian tundra, the Arctic, and even Southern Europe. It even has its own “big five”: the bearded vulture, the mighty ibex, the impressive golden eagle, the sweet marmot, and the gracious chamois. If you have a good view of the rocks and cliffs there’s a good chance to see the ibex. For all the bird lovers, there is also the opportunity to observe and admire the griffon vulture and the tiny goldcrest. Other animals you can spot in Austria are mostly typical for Central Europe: marmots, mountain cows, deer, hares, martens, pheasants, and foxes. You should be careful when going to the southern central mountain regions because bears are still part of the resident wildlife there.
In the spring, when the winter sports season is over, the snow starts melting and the Austrian nature comes back to life. The white becomes green, the rivers and lakes thaw, and birds return to breed. Thanks to the differences in altitude and climate, the number of plant species in this country is very diverse. Like Finland, Austria is one of the most forested countries in Europe. It has broadleaf woodlands, but also dense pine forests. Book a holiday house in Austria in a hilly forested region and marvel at the beautiful scenic nature from your window. The gentle hills and valleys uncover breathtaking views of green meadows, while the higher lands have acres of scree with dwarf shrubs and colorful variety of flowers, lichens, and fungi. Even in the coldest areas you can find valuable plant species like the beautiful snow-white edelweiss. Many of the plant species are rare and protected. By renting one of our cottages in Austria, you will be even closer to these natural wonders.
What can you do in Austria?
Do you need a break from your hectic schedule? Perhaps you feel like doing some outdoor activities that will improve your wellbeing. Also, maybe it’s time you need to do something for your body, soul, and mind. In Austria, you will see stunning sights, lakes, glaciers, verdant heaths, caves... So much natural diversity in this central-eastern country. Go biking, hiking, or try to ski in Austria and discover the astonishing nature all around you. In one of our Austrian cottages or chalets, you are always in remote locations with unspoiled nature. So, feel free to explore the wildlife that begins at the doorstep of your Austrian holiday house. During the winter, Austria is a perfect destination for sports, such as skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, or après-ski. Anything is possible… You might have the chance to ski in Austria even from October or November. This usually happens at really high altitudes in places such as Kühtai, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, or Kaunertal. Austria is well-known for having a multitude of state-of-the-art ski resorts, where the safety of the tourist is considered a priority.
Furthermore, another advantage is that the prices are lower than in other popular ski destinations, for example, Switzerland or France. In the summer, Austria is a wonderful destination that takes your breath away and is perfect for hikers. The temperatures are pleasant, even if you are in the mountains at a high altitude. Plenty of well-constructed walkways allow you to choose among so many different routes. Put on your backpack, bring water, hop into your walking shoes, and go! You can relax in between at one of the many mountain lakes or enjoy an apple strudel in a cozy restaurant along the route. Some of the most popular summer sports in Austria are canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and fishing. Are you excited to get moved? Book one of the holiday houses in Austria available on Nature.house and get ready for a memorable vacation!
The amazing natural sights of Austria
Hohe Tauern National Park
Would you like to visit the largest National Park in the Alps? Here’s your chance. The Hohe Tauern National Park is located in Austria on a 1,856 square kilometer terrain and split over the provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg, and Tyrol. The arid large area harbours an extraordinary mountain range that has been forming for millions of years. There are impressive massifs of cirques and valleys, mighty rock formations, and high peaks, including the highest one in Austria - Gross Glockner (3,798 meters). Walking through the altitude belts you will go through all the climatic zones from Central Europe to the Arctic. These extreme changes in the weather conditions and all the waters of the Alps are what keeps continuously changing the majestic landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Skiing on the white highland, hiking in Austria’s greenest scenery, swimming in crystal-clear lakes… The central-eastern country is a backdrop for relaxing and adventurous activities in nature.
It is an absolutely breathtaking attraction that you shouldn't hesitate to visit. The Eisriesenwelt is the largest ice cave in the world and has a length of approximately 42 kilometers. This natural sight is situated in Werfen, which is around 40 kilometers away from Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg. There you will see impressive frozen waterfalls, natural limestone formations and an ice palace. Also, you will be able to admire a gigantic ice sculpture, named “Hymir’s Castle”. Unfortunately, just a part of the cave can be visited. However, a guided tour of it lasts approximately 75 minutes. Get ready to fall in love with this place. On Nature.house, there are numerous holiday houses in Austria that will be your home during your unforgettable vacation in this lovely country.
It is the richest part in natural treasures. There you can find crystal-clear waters, beautiful mountains, evergreen forests, and cities full of history, such as Linz. You can ski in Austria during the winter season and it would definitely be an unforgettable experience. During this time the mountains are covered with a white blanket of snow and nature is in total peace. Also, another popular activity to do in Upper Austria is hiking. There are several routes you can choose from. Explore this part of the country, which is considered to be a natural gem. What are you waiting for then? Perhaps you are thinking about where you can stay in Upper Austria. On Nature.house you will find numerous offers such as bed and breakfast, villas, glamping, and cottages in Upper Austria.
Are you thinking about going skiing but you don’t know where? East Tyrol is well-known for being a ski destination and one of the most popular places in the central-eastern country. Even if you have never practiced this winter sport, there you can try it for the first time. Did you know that East Tyrol has 141 kilometers of slopes? If you go there, don’t hesitate to try some typical dishes and enjoy a glass of flavored mulled wine, especially during the winter season. Mountain biking and hiking in Austria are also great activities to spend your time in nature. A natural sight in East Tyrol that is worth a visit is the Hohe Tauern National Park. Are you looking forward to going on a holiday away from the crowded cities and daily routine? Check out Nature.house and you will find several lovely Austrian cottages waiting for you in East Tyrol.
It is a state in the southern part of Austria, 62% of which is represented by forests. This makes it a paradise for any nature lover. Styria is also proud of its grape, apple, and pumpkin cultures from which delicious recipes are made. The city of Graz is located in Styria and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can be close to these wonderful places if you rent one of the available Austrian cottages or villas on Nature.house. Fresh air, peace, nature...Everything you need to have a relaxing holiday!
It has an impressive alpine landscape and it borders Switzerland, Germany, and Liechtenstein. Vorarlberg is a highly recommended destination for those who are winter sports enthusiasts. Moreover, you can admire the charm of this place from above, in a cable car. These are just a few examples of what you can find in Vorarlberg. Discover more during your vacation in this part of Austria, select the cottage that suits you and your loved ones the best and enjoy!
Book one of the holiday houses in Austria’s nature
Are you longing for a long vacation or a weekend break in an Austrian holiday house? There are a few things to consider when booking accommodation. Firstly, how many people are you planning to go with? For a quick romantic getaway pick one of our intimate cabins or charming tents. Moreover, you can have a look at the availability of a tiny house, hut, or log cabin. But if you’re organizing a long holiday with your whole family it’s best to choose a spacious chalet, villa, finca, or cottage in Austria. The adventurists also have a great variety of accommodation types to choose from. Glamping homes, tents, yurts, caravans, bungalows, and treehouses above the ground are just some of the offers you can choose from. Apartments, lodges, and b&b are other popular and very convenient choices. The landlords can provide you with some advice about the best places to visit and activities to do in the region. You also have the possibility to combine your active holiday in nature with a spa retreat. We offer luxury homes with a swimming pool, sauna, and/or jacuzzi for some relaxing time after an exciting day of skiing in the Alps. Are you a fan of agritourism or you would like to try it? You can enjoy life on a farm for a while and eat natural products grown there. Whatever you decide, remember that our nature houses are always situated away from the crowds and mass tourism, so you have all the freedom to spend your time as you wish. Explore nature, relax by your private pool, bring your bike and skis, and enjoy everything that Austria has to offer. Don’t forget to check out the last minute offers and perhaps you will find the right cottage in Austria at a cheaper price.
How is the weather in Austria?
Are you already thinking about planning a holiday in Austria? Don’t forget to take into consideration the forecast. Austria has a temperate climate that is specific to its central eastern location in Europe. January is considered to be the coldest month and the snow covers the mountains from November through May. Therefore, it is the perfect place to go during the winter holidays to practice some outdoor sports or celebrate New Year’s alongside locals and tourists. Autumn in Austria is usually cool. September and the first half of October are known to be some of the driest months. Springs have usually mild temperatures and you might be able to spot some snow on the mountains. The Easter holiday is a really nice occasion to go to Austria. However, if you want to go there during your summer vacation, you should know that the weather is hot, most of the time reaching 30 °C or even 35 °C in July. Choose the perfect period for you to go on a vacation and check out the availability of the holiday houses in Austria offered on Nature.house.