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Your best slowdown


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Am Waldrand 53, 6787 Gargellen

Tel. +43 5557 6319

Pristine beauty in the heart of the mountains.

Slowdown value: Something special at all times of the year

Gargellen is a little mountain village with the perfect setting for a slowdown getaway when you need to embrace yourself with a pristine life connected with nature. A place full of history is today in the hands of Amélie with the support of her family and you will feel this passion in every corner of the hotel. 

The interior and exterior are a perfect combination to rock you to a slowdown mood.



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Slowdown value: Come here to experience an authentic destination

Gargellen is home of Heimspitze. A rough diamond - captivating with honesty, purity, and clarity. A small mountain village at the valley’s end with minimal traffic and unspoiled nature boasting a wide range of colors.


The authentic beauty of the landscape, clean mountain air and

magnificent views make this place easily one of the

most magical spots found in the Montafon. 




Slowdown value: Come here to live sustainably

Two years ago, they created #HeimspitzeCARES to support a more sustainable lifestyle. Far from the prevalent throw-away society and back to the appreciation of natural resources.


They help to preserve the environment by nature protection and reducing plastic and waste in general.  They are also fully committed to social responsibility by championing diversity and inclusion for their team members.




"Hospitality does not only
run in our blood but also
comes straight from the heart. "



"Our deep connection with the region is demonstrated in the Heimspitz cuisine. Ingredients used to create the Heimspitz dishes are partly sourced from our own garden and livestock. Others are carefully selected from local farmers and suppliers."    HEIMSPITZE

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Slowdown value: Each room is a different experience

At Heimspitze you will find individually styled suites and rooms, so one can create a very own authentic experience from minimal elegant and stylish rooms with outstanding vistas to original suites full of character and authentic details, to really feel how once lived in the mountains and what brought warm and cozy feeling.

But no matter the style one prefers, each room or suite is carefully detailed with luxury fittings to create a unique charm that provides a comfortable setting to relax and unwind. A truly memorable experience with long-lasting effects as these environments are so full of good vibes.




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"Relax and unwind in our suites in the Montafon, combining colorful finishes, natural materials, and elegant and sophisticated design to maximize your experience."    HEIMSPITZE

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"Fine crafted details bring an authentic character to the place, to feel the real vibe of the region, the mountains, a life that perhaps is different from what we live today but, here lies the secret of the "slowdown effect."   SLOWDOWN HOTELS


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Slowdown value: Slow corners just like then

This boutique hotel blends tradition with modern comfort. You’ll savor every moment. A warm, friendly welcome awaits you and sometimes the interior is like a museum of fine arts which can be observed around the hotel. 

"Truly be yourself, because we are too. We do not pretend to be something we actually are not. We live and work to make your dreams come true. Being your hosts makes us happy. Therefore, we cannot imagine anything more satisfying,
than our guests, feeling „at home" at our Heimspitze."      HEIMSPITZE


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Slowdown value: Chef's table


The concept of culinary well-being in their restaurant does not begin with the palate and definitely does not end there. Indulgence extends from the finest aromas to creative color concepts.


Bewitching all your senses. When the delectable highlights unfold their taste, you will be able to savor freshness. And in passion. The passion with which the dishes here are executed.






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"The ingredients are locally sourced treasures and the ideas for our cuisine come straight from the heart. Taste the difference yourself! " HEIMSPITZE

Slowdown value: The story of homegrown. 

GROWerai on 1423m

Everything they can't harvest in their own garden called "Heimspitze GROWerai" is sourced within the region and they know exactly where ingredients are coming from. Living and cooking at 1,432 meters of altitude, they can not and do not want to do it without the amenities of the valley.


Their local suppliers provide fresh produce like fruit and vegetables and meats from farmers dedicated to animal welfare. Due to these established relationships and their shared responsibility for nature, Heimspitze can rely on the quality of everything supplied to them.

Their GROWerai concept is also a "Slowdown" addition to their garden as you can admire how smartly they have incorporated all sorts of vegetables and herbs to form a mini "Slowdown" oasis around their garden where you can also have your coffee or relax during the day.






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breakfast  selection

breakfast specialities

Slowdown value: Culinary well-being with a French touch

Evenings will become your favorite "Slowdown" retreat when you embark on Heimspitze culinary journey. What a spoil! Here cuisine is on the highest level. Full of flavors but beautifully balanced. Perhaps the fact that Amelie lived in France until her 18th birthday and that Christian, her partner is now also a head chef will give you a hint that you will not find a typical Austrian cuisine here. Her passion is traveling the world for food so they both brought all their knowledge back to Gargellen and created a unique Slow Food retreat with honest products and their own vegetables, grown in their garden. Each day the menu is set upon the ingredients available in the garden so that they can be freshly picked and served.  

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Photo / Backstübchenblog

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Slowdown value: Fresh baked typical Heimspitz-Brötle

Staying at the Heimspitze you will soon find out about their unique dinner ritual, which has been executed every evening for decades now. Their regular guests are all looking forward to this special delight and could not imagine a Heimspitz dinner without it.

When the mouth-watering freshly baked bread with different spreads is served, it is time for the men to spoil their ladies with the typical Heimspitz-Brötle.

"At Heimspitze, guests are mostly treated to a 5-course dinner, but one can also taste an exquisite dining experience served every Thursday, using the finest ingredients at the eight to ten-course dinner that is a journey through the culinary world and a must-taste experience."     SLOWDOWJ HOTELS

Photo / Backstübchenblog

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Slowdown value: Go offline

Wellness is not only a sauna and steam bath but also a pure experience of pristine nature that surrounds their place at 1423 meters above sea level. As one of the last houses in the village tries to imagine this silence when cars are not passing by, you can't hear a noise from the street, only birds singing and a gentle breeze. 

You can chill in their Schöpfle - an authentic place to mingle in the garden in a pleasant atmosphere that provides more outdoor relaxing spaces. Enjoy the mountain views whilst listening to the sound of the water from the fountain and streams. 


"Immerse with nature and dive into her natural sounds without any noise, only birds singing. "          HEIMSPITZE


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"No mass events but still brimming with life. In Gargellen you can explore nature. Indulge in unique culinary pleasures. Be active and simply unwind with a long-lasting relaxing effect."    HEIMSPITZE


Slowdown value: A place for deep breathing

In summer Gargellen is a perfect hideaway to nature. Here you can park the car and turn off your mobile phone and truly experience this rare place where you can literally hide away from the World. Change your daily routines with mindful retreats to these beautiful spots in pristine nature that surrounds Alpenhotel Heimspitze. 

Just 200 m from the hotel you can use the gondola or take a trail to reach Gargellen Ski Resort with trails to Gandasee and Madrisa Peak. A majestic mountain world awaits you here that reminds you a bit of the Icelandic landscape.


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Slowdown value: Take off your shoes, walk barefoot


At Gargellen be sure you will be away from the masses, despite the beauty that you find here.

Here we found such idyllic places to cultivate slowdown habits...  

And when you go outside in summer take our Slowdown challenge and awaken your senses.


Take off your shoes and walk barefoot for a while. Step into the cold water of Gandasee Lake and your feet will regenerate. Then walk along the small river, on stones and grass and you will feel the "Slowdown effect". Your feet will feel light, just like after the massage. 

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Slowdown value: A place to warm up the body and stay relaxed

At 1423m one can imagine that winters can be cold and full of snow, therefore at Heimspitze, you will not find a big wellness area, but rather a quiet and very private style of cozy & warm place with a Finnish and Steam bath sauna to enjoy a bit of relaxation after all the activities or when the weather cancel your plans to explore the natural wonders around Montafon.


In summer wellness area extend towards the outside garden which is so beautiful to just sit and be. To enjoy the feeling of having the time to live slowly.  



"And hot it will be. Inspired by the pure delight of basking in the warmth of the rising sun, our wellness area is a quiet pause from the world. A place to unwind, indulge and renew."     HEIMSPITZE





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