La Soa Tannheimer Tal
When we arrived at the La Soa Chalet in the Tannheim valley, we immediately regretted that we did not bring our dog Luke with us. The chalet village is idyllically situated at the foot of the mountains and is surrounded by large meadows and forests.
The Tannheim valley is located in Austria but it’s directly behind the German border so it is very easy and fast to reach from Germany. La Soa consists of nine chalets with their own sauna and outdoor tub in their own garden as well as two suites in the main house. They look like a cute Alpine village. There is also a wedding pavilion where you can marry or celebrate parties and a pool.
The chalets are different in size. We stayed in the largest chalet (Bently Chalet) which is designed for 6-8 people. There are four bedrooms, one of which is the master bedroom with a freestanding tub and two bedrooms with a gallery directly under the large skylight.
We spent the evenings in the large, very modern living room with open kitchen and had a big BBQ and fondue with our fellow travelers.
Every morning the chalets receive fresh breakfast boxes with a wide selection of local products. The bread is freshly baked in the valley, the sausage comes from the local butcher and the dairy products (cheese, yogurt, milk) come from the local cheese dairy which gets its milk only from cows from the valley which are fed exclusively with grass or hay.
We also visited this cheese dairy and during the tour we experienced what constitutes a high quality mountain cheese: in addition to the milk especially the time – the mountain cheese matures for up to two years!
The next day we enjoyed the good weather and did an e-bike tour through the Tannheim valley. It was the first time on an e-bike and it’s cooler than it sounds, because with the support of the engine we drove up the steepest gravel roads without much effort. So we had a wonderful view of the mountains, the valley and mountain lakes such as the Vilsalpsee and the Höfer lake.
Furthermore we recommend a walk around the beautiful Vilsaplsee and a hike (or a cable car ride) up the Neunerköpfle or Füssener Jöchle with beautiful views and nice and not so complicated walks on the mountains.