Continental Comfort: St. Christoph, Austria

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A few miles from the buzz of St. Anton, the hamlet of St. Christoph has no crowds or nightlife—just a picturesque village with this luxurious hotel at its center. Built in the 14th century as a staging post for mountain travelers, the Hospiz has been run for generations by the Werner family. Another Relais & Chateaux member,it's the ultimate cocoon hotel, with 95 rooms graced by pine-paneled walls and ceilings. The hotel is located across the road from the Christophbahn chairlift, whichconnects to the St. Anton lift system. The hotel's ski-in/ski-out restaurant, Hospiz Alm,is a lair of lederhosen, dirndls and schnitzel. The tipsy slide in their ski boots down to the lower level, which houses one of the best Bordeaux cellars in the Alps. Doubles start at about $400, including breakfast, dinner and, in some cases, lift ticket and ski school.

Contact: 011-43-5446-2611; hospiz.com