Jagdschloss, Kühtai, Austria
The snow lasts well into May in Kühtai, Austria's highest alpine village, perched at over 6,500 feet and 40 minutes away from the tourist crowds of Innsbruck. The village's most iconic and coziest place to stay is the 800-year-old Jagdschloss Hotel, an ancient hunting castle still owned by a veritable Austrian count. Knotted-wood interiors, antique hunting trophies, billowy beds in the suites and a sunny terrace overlooking the pistes round out the property's understated luxury. This isn't the Austria of après-ski party scenes but rather elegant meals and powder dreams. If you're in the mood to ski all day and then kick back in total comfort, this is your hotel.