Lakeside Petzen Glamping
Spoil yourselves with views of the picture-perfect lakes and mountains that surround Austria's first glamping resort.
Beautifully located in the Eastern Alps, the Austrian region of Carinthia is characterised by its breathtakingly picturesque mountains and lakes - including Pirkdorfer See, which is one of Europe's warmest and purest bathing lakes.
It's here that you'll discover Lakeside Petzen Glamping, Austria's first glamping resort. From the moment you arrive, you're sure to agree that a more perfect spot just couldn't be imagined!
Better still, the resort is packed with everything you could possibly want, and much more besides. Not only is there a dedicated children's playground, and a bar for the grown-ups, there's also a friendly on-site restaurant, tree saunas to relax in, and a firepit that's perfect for marshmallow toasting under the emerging stars.
Accommodation-wise, you can choose from family-sized, glass-fronted havens that sleep up to six guests, luxury glamping tents for families and couples, and three stunning tree houses... all equipped with goodie-packed welcome baskets, and thoughtful little gifts for the children.
Whichever you choose, you can expect generous kitchen (except in glamping tents for couples) and bathroom facilities, downy beds, high-quality furnishings, and terraces that are ideal for watching the sun rise and set over the mountains as you sip your evening tipple.
(The family-sized glamping tents even feature a first-floor balcony that faces the Petzen mountain - what a way to greet each new morning!)
For something truly unique and reconnected to nature, why not book one of the three Lakeside Sky Tents? Wonderfully suspended amidst the branches, these tree tents even feature a first-floor terrace that faces out toward Petzen Mountain and the Pirkdorfer Lake - the perfect backdrop to wake up to each morning! Inside, you can expect high levels of comfort and luxury, with downy beds and quality furnishings, not forgetting the all-important terrace, where you can enjoy watching the sun rise and set over the mountains whilst enjoying a sundowner.
To make your holiday go even more smoothly, a delicious breakfast basket will be delivered to your door each morning. That means all you'll have to do is decide what to do with the day ahead!
You'll certainly have plenty of choice, whether you stay on site or travel further afield. You could start by letting the kids run off all that energy in the on-site playground, or by jumping around on the bouncy castle on the water, instead!
Meanwhile, you can enjoy a drink at the bar, unwind in the tree sauna (fluffy robe included) ... or how about renting a pedal boat on the lake, before heading to the on-site restaurant for a delicious meal, freshly prepared from local produce?
Take a refreshing dip in Pirkdorfer See, or take the opportunity to explore the many other lakes you'll find in the surrounding area. If you're in the mood for something a little more adventurous, you could always hike, bike, climb, or ski on Mount Petzen, just a few miles away.
(Hint: bring your camera, as if you reach the summit, you could be rewarded with magnificent views of Slovenia's rolling hills).
End yet another glorious day by basking in the glow of the firepit, as you chatter and laugh with your loved ones, and all the new friends you're sure to make along the way.
Things to note
The resort is open all year round. There is a minimum of 3 nights' stay during high season and 2 nights in low season.
Region: Feistritz ob Bleiburg, Carinthia
Cost (from): £122 per night (chalet)
Bathrooms: 1 per unit
Minimum stay: 2/3 nights
Property ref: 1385
Facilities7 x glass-fronted chalets, each sleep 4 adults and 2 children. 43 m² living space, dining table with chairs, designer pull-out sofa, TV, fully equipped kitchen, 4 induction plates, 2 bedrooms: one double, one twin, furnished terrace, welcome basket.
5 x couples' glamping tents, each sleep 2 adults and 2 children. Double bed, sleeping couch for 2 children, dining table with chairs, TV, kettle, coffee maker, separate bathroom with shower and WC, furnished terrace, welcome basket.
3 x family glamping tents, each sleep up to 6 guests. 3 separate sleeping areas, two double beds, two single beds, one sleeping couch, kitchen unit, glass ceramic hob with 4 burners, fridge freezer, dining table with chairs, TV, kettle, coffee maker, separate bathroom with shower and WC, furnished terrace, welcome basket.
3 x Lakeside Sky Tents, each sleep up to 4 people, 2 double beds in 2 sleeping areas, separate bathroom with shower and WC, kitchen unit, glass ceramic hob with 4 burners, fridge, dining table with chairs, TV, kettle, coffee maker, furnished terrace, welcome basket (including children's gifts).
Swimming, skiing, hiking, cycling, pedal boating, nature watching, mountain climbing
At a glance
- Austria's first glamping resort, home to 8 couple and family-sized luxury tents, seven cabins sleeping up to 6 guests and 3 treehouses, all positioned just next to the breathtaking Lake Pirkdorfer See.
- Accommodation includes private kitchen (except glamping tents for couples) and bathroom facilities and an outdoor terrace. A breakfast basket is delivered to your accommodation every morning.
- On-site facilities include a children's playground, bar and restaurant, tree saunas, and a firepit. On-site storage is available for bikes and ski equipment.
- Spend your time splashing around in the lake, or climbing Mount Petzen, just a few miles away.