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We've spent months compiling our Girl About Travel collection of fabulous places to stay in and around Europe’s lakes and mountains and this guide showcases the value, expertise and resources available in our brand new Holiday Insiders' Club.

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February 7, 2022

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There's no better time to consider The Alps for your summer holiday

As we navigate this new Covid world, we can think of nowhere better to do that than in the raw beauty and wild nature of Europe’s lakes and mountains, specifically those in the Alpine countries of Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy.

With shimmering lakes, cascading waterfalls and babbling mountain streams, water is at the heart of this landscape, and its effect on our wellbeing is second to none. Especially when you consider the high concentration of natural thermal springs in this area.

It's available in our FREE online membership - The Holiday Insiders' Club

So to help you find your patch of peace in this hectic world, we’ve spent months putting together a collection of fabulous places to stay in and around Europe’s lakes and mountains.

50 fabulous mountain huts, lakeside lodges & charming chalets in the Alps to book this summer & beyond.

We’re not just the team at Girl About Travel, we’re the experts in the Holiday Insiders’ Club, formally, The Girl About Travel Club.

It’s our FREE online membership for women who want more from their holidays, and this directory is not only full of brilliant places to stay, it’s a showcase of what you can expect from the Club in our European Lakes & Mountains hub.

Alongside our selection of the most beautiful hotels, chalets, huts and lodges in the Alps, you’ll find in here a deep dive into the benefits of a wellbeing holiday in Austria, seven incredible places to go wild swimming, and one of our exclusive holiday itineraries - a proper off the beaten track holiday, all ready for you to book.

We’ve cherry-picked these hotels, chalets, resorts, refuges, lodges and residences because they offer something above and beyond the norm, whether that’s their location, or their services, or simply their spirit.

And with this hand-picked collection of places to stay to help you, being overwhelmed by Booking.com or TripAdvisor will be a thing of the past.

These are the places that take hours and hours to find on the internet, and with everything here from glamorous spas and Belle Époque villas to treehouses, remote refuges and converted castles, they’re just the sort of places that we like to stay in.

Check into any one of them and prepare to make memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Below is a quick look at six of the 54 properties featured in this FREE guide.

We’ve individually rated these hotels with women like us in mind

We’ve individually rated these hotels with women like us in mind

We’ve rated them all out of five for location, value, facilities and overall Girl About experience.

Location – how close is it to the action, the centre of the village, the main attractions? If it’s in the middle of nowhere is that ‘nowhere’ a worthy destination in its own right?

Value – how does it compare to other properties in the area? If it’s expensive, is it worth it? If it’s cheap, does it still offer all a family would need? If so, it’ll rate highly. If it’s in the middle of nowhere yet charges extra for breakfast, leaving you with no option other than paying £20 per person per day, we’ve rated it down.

Facilities – does it have all the basics of a restaurant and bar, a pool, a spa, and childcare? Anything above and beyond, such as bike hire, water sports or cinema rooms, get extra points.

Girl About Gold Star Rating – how does the place make us feel? Does it have outstanding service and atmosphere? It may not have all the bells and whistles of a five-star hotel but what it does have it offers with style, enthusiasm and authenticity. Here, we’re looking for unique, special places that’ll stay in the memory long after we’ve checked out.

In partnership with the Austrian National Tourist Office

We’re really proud to have partnered with the Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) to bring you this directory. In addition to our 50 places, the team at ANTO have selected a further five great hotels – they’re flagged up and are part of the Austria Hotel Collection, a curated group of premier hotels that offer a uniquely Austria travel experience.

Travel for good

Some of the properties in our directory can be booked with our trusted travel agent of choice and the UK’s only not-for-profit travel agency - Charitable Travel.

When you book with them you can donate 5% of the cost of your holiday to one of our chosen charities at no extra cost to you. No strings, no extras, just kindness. If you see the green rosette, it means the hotel in question is available to book with Charitable Travel. To enquire about, and book these hotels, please fill out the enquiry form in The Holiday Insiders’ Club.

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Join the Holiday Insiders' Club FOR FREE!

The Holiday Insiders' Club's virtual doors are now open. You can now join our online membership for like-minded women who LIVE to holiday, created by the founders and experts at girlabouttravel.co.uk. Founded in the middle of the pandemic by global travel industry expert Lyndsey Thomas, and travel journalist Rebecca Miles, between us we’ve visited over 100 of the world’s countries.

Our chosen careers have taken us all over the world – we’ve travelled extensively with our children and we’ve worked in the global tourism sector for most of our adult lives. Now that’s a LOT of travel experience!

We live and breathe travel, and we know how the travel industry works. We also have an extensive little black book of industry contacts spanning tour operators, travel agents, tourism boards, hotel managers, destination management companies, attractions and everything in between. And over time, we’ll be bringing them all into the Club.

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Give 5% of the cost of your holiday to charity when you book with Charitable Travel

Our partnership with the UK’s only not-for-profit travel agency – Charitable Travel – means you can seamlessly enquire and book incredible holidays via the club, while donating 5% of the booking value to one of our chosen charities. All with the peace of mind of ATOL protection when you book a package holiday.

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