• Landscape in Lofer

    Hiking, climbing and relaxing!

  • Saalachtal in Winter!

    Powder snow & relaxation.

  • Pure nature!

    Explore the nature of Austria.

  • Winter Adventures

    Action & Fun in the snow!

Welcome to Saalachtal!

Our Hilltop apartment is located in the picturesque and sunny district of Lofer.

Our apartment is in a quiet and idyllic location. Standing on a small hill with stunning views of the Lofer mountain range.

The ideal accommodation for a relaxing holiday with a wide range of sports, leisure and excursion possibilities. Thanks to our unique location, many summer and winter activities can be enjoyed. Only a few minutes walk from the center of  Lofer and the Lofer Cable car.

The Apartment

Relax & Unwind

A beautiful cozy home base for your holiday in the Alps

Our Hilltop apartment is located in the sunniest district of Lofer, in Scheffsnoth.  Scheffsnoth is situated close to the centre of Lofer, which can be reached in around 10 minutes by foot.An ideal starting point for many walking, cycling and hiking trails. Our apartment was newly renovated in autumn 2020.

A relaxing two-bedroomed apartment with garden, bathroom, extra WC, living/dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a Ski room with Ski boot heater.
This apartment is well suited for couples, friends or young families.

Whether your in Lofer for a summer or winter holiday, Hilltop Apartment is the perfect accomodation!


Renovated and cozy apartment, including a living area, 2 bedrooms, 1 sofa bed, 1 double bed, 2 single beds and a fully equipped ktichen. 67m2


Relax in the private garden area including a BBQ-Grill. 45m2

For the perfect holiday in the Salzburger Saalachtal we offer a high standard of  accommodation, with our newly renovated holiday apartment. A stylish and comfortably furnished apartment for relaxing. As well as a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, fridge, electric oven & hob, kettle, coffee maker, microwave, blender) are at your disposal.

The apartment has a South East-facing 45m2 patio and garden for you to relax with family and friends and enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature.  Of course, we provide free Wi-Fi, towels, tea towels, bed linen, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and washing detergent. A separate parking space and entrance to your apartment ensures privacy and independence during your holiday in Lofer.

Enjoy the beautiful summer days and warm evenings in your very own private garden, with patio and barbecue area. For those who long for freedom and independence and a place where you can really enjoy your holiday with family or friends – then Hilltop is exactly the right accommodation for you.

A holiday in Lofer is the perfect mix of recreation, relaxation, variety, sport and action. Enjoy the beautiful summer days and warm evenings in your very own private garden, with patio and barbecue area.

For those who long for freedom and independence and a place where you can really enjoy your holiday with family or friends – then Hilltop is exactly the right accommodation for you.

Ground plan of the apartment including the garden area


  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 sofa bed (can sleep 2 people)
  • WC
  • Cozy living area with fully equipped kitchen
  • Bathroom / WC with shower
  • Washing machine
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Parking and private entrance
  • Private garden with patio / barbecue area
  • Free W-LAN
  • Baby equipment (travel cot, changing table & mat)
  • Hairdryer in the bathroom
  • Safe
  • Ski boot heater
  • Flat screen TV
  • Fresh Bread Roll Service

Included in the price

  • Towels
  • Bed Sheets
  • Table linen
  • Tea towels
  • Washing up liquid & Dishwasher tablets
  • Washing detergent


Everything for the perfect family holiday.

Treat yourself and take some time out to recharge your batteries from everyday life, in the natural surroundings at  Hilltop. Enjoy valuable time together with the family and get to know life in its most beautiful form on our idyllic Hilltop in Lofer.

Our Hilltop Apartment is in a quite location and there is no traffic other than our own vehicles and the postman. Which makes it very safe for young children.

The large garden and playground offers enough space for both young and old for relaxation, fun and games and perhaps an adventure or two.

Parents can relax and unwind on the sun loungers and enjoy the wonderful views, whilst the children can play and run around until their hearts are content.  The large playground offers something for children of all ages and teenagers who prefer to stay indoors can enjoy a large variety of films and music with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Alexa.

Fun for all the family!

To make your family holiday perfect, all our guests receive the regional summer card free of charge during their stay.  The summer card allows you free entry to all the most popular attractions in the area and opens the doors to great adventures and summer activities.

Family Facilities

  • your own private garden / BBQ area
  • use of our large garden & adventure playground
  • Netflix / Amazon Prime / Alexa
  • Variety of family board and card games
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • Bed sides for small children
  • Extra bed
  • Toddler toilet seat and stool
  • Baby Monitor
  • Baby Bath
  • Pushchair



  • from 100€
    Apartment busy season

    (based on 2 people sharing)

  • from 85€
    Apartment off-season

    (based on 2 people sharing)

  • 15€
    Each additional person
  • from 60€
    Final Cleaning

  • 1,75€
    Visitors tax (from 15 years of age, per person per day)


  • from 100€
    Apartment busy season

    (based on 2 people sharing)

  • from 85€
    Apartment off-season

    (based on 2 people sharing)

  • 15€
    Each additional person
  • from 60€
    Final Cleaning
  • 1,75€
    Visitors tax (from 15 years of age, per person per day)

Christmas, New Year & Carnival

  • 120€

    (based on 2 people sharing)

  • 15€
    Each additional person
  • from 60€
    Final Cleaning
  • 1,75€
    Visitors tax (from 15 years of age, per person per day)

Additional informationen

Short stays, reservations and annotations

  • Minimum stay of 3 nights.
  • Reservations only accepted in writing and after payment of a €100 deposit.
  • We are a stricktly no smoking apartment! Smoking is only permitted in the garden area!
  • No animals allowed!

Arrival and Departure

  • Departure until 10am
  • Arrival from 16.00pm
  • or individual arrangements can be made


  • Cancellations are only valid in writing.
  • Cancellations can be made up to 3 months before arrival, free of charge
  • 3 months – 1 month 40% of total amount will be charged
  • 1 month – 1 week 70% of total amount will be charged
  • 1 week 100% of total amount will be charged

Your Host

I’m so pleased that you’ve found your way to my website.

I’m Laura. Born in 1983 in County Durham, England.

An energetic, extremely positive, creative soul who loves life and nature.It was my love of nature and the great outdoors that brought me to Austria many years ago. I’ve lived here since 2006 and married the love of my life, Benedikt in 2011. We now have two beautiful and lively boys, Vinzenz and Artur.I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family and a beautiful home.A question I am often asked  by my English friends and family. If I’m still amazed every morning when I wake up and look at the breathtaking view of the Lofer mountain range, which looks directly over our house. There is only one clear answer to that question.  Yes, of course! We really have a beautiful home and are extremely lucky to have such breathtaking views and surroundings. Austria is a very beautiful country.

I miss home and my English family greatly. But, I have a wonderful life in Austria and I am very happy here in the Alps with my family. I am very much looking forward to welcoming you to our Hilltop apartment


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We can’t wait to welcome you to Hilltop!

 Booking inquiries can be made quicky and easily using the contact form.  If you are interested in our holiday cottage or have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.  We are more than happy to help…….

We hope to see you soon at Hilltop ………. for a fantastic, relaxing holiday with many unforgettable moments !!!!!

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Summer & Winter in Saalachtal

Whether you’re in Lofer for a summer or winter holiday, Hilltop Apartment is the perfect accommodation.

Your apartment is located right next to the cross-country ski trail. In just a few minutes walk you are directly on the whitewater river.

Only a few minutes walk from the center of  Lofer and the Loferer Cable car. You can reach the center of Lofer with a nice short walk over the Hubertus bridge. There you can enjoy the magnificent views of the Lofer mountain range. Or, marvel at the sights down below on the Saalach whitewaters, where you can watch the spectacle of the kayakers.

Choose between hikes, bike tours, mountaineering, whitewater experiences, skiing, touring, cross-country skiing and much much more.Excursions to gorges and caves and into the modern and historic cities can be reached by car within a short distance. Of course we are happy to help if you need any tips for your sporting activities or excursion plans.

Current weather


Discover, experience, relax & enjoy!

Lofer is not only the perfect location for active vacationers, but also for those seeking relaxation.With numerous sports, leisure and excursion possibilities, the Salzburger Saalachtal offers a versatile holiday program for everyone. Numerous hiking trails, bike paths, MTB routes and white water activities. Not to mention the climbing possibilities.

Relax in the beautiful gardens of the outdoor pools Steinbergbad Lofer, or Alpenbad Unken or simply enjoy the untouched nature, the unique view and the clear fresh air.

Our guests can take advantage of the Saalachtal Sommercard during their summer holidays! The popular summer card allows you free admission to the most popular attractions in the Saalachtal.


Sunshine, powder snow and lots of fun!

Whether skiing, snowboarding, ski touring, cross-country skiing, winter or snowshoe hikes – a winter holiday in Lofer in the beautiful Saalachtal has something for everyone. Austria’s most family-friendly ski area The snow-sure ski resort in Lofer is also ideal for families! The 2 ski schools in the village make it easy for your children to get started on their skiing fun. 3 professional ski rental shops can provide you with optimally adapted ski equipment.

Benefit from the ideal location of our house, which is located next to the cross-country ski trail. This runs through the whole valley! Various toboggan runs make for huge fun and a romantic sleigh ride should not be missed in your vacation planning!

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14 entries.
Delil Delil from Munstergeleen (NL) wrote on 11. September 2023 at 19:10:
Lieve Laura, 7 augustus 2022 hadden we onze vakantie voor 27 augustus tot 10 sebtember 2023 in jouw hilltop appartement geboekt, wat we toevallig tegen kwamen, op internet. Maar het wachten heeft zich geloond, na 2 dagen omarmt het appartement je. Het is warm door de gezellige ingerichte kamers, wat je thuis hebt is hier ook, wat je niet hebt is hier ook. De in overvloed beschikbare buiten ruimtes zijn top, en van alle gemakken voorzien. Voor alle leeftijden. Tot aan een super Barbecue. Vanuit je privé tuin heb je 360° uitzicht over de bergen. Lover is een prachtige gemeente, met een groot aanbod aan restaurants, winkels. Bergliften voor de deur, en goede busverbindingen. Maar het ♥ van hilltop is toch Laura, niets is haar teveel. Bedankt voor onze mooie tijd bij jullie
Udo Viola Udo Viola from Belin wrote on 21. December 2022 at 9:10:
Liebe Laura und Familie, im November 2022 waren wir für eine Woche zu Gast im Hilltop Appartement. Das Wetter hat alles geboten, Regen, Nebel, Schnee und Sonne man konnte die Berge in allen Jahreszeiten bewundern. Das Auto durfte sich auch ausruhen, für Wanderungen auf Almen, spektakuläre Schluchten und sanfte Hügel war es nicht nötig, alles ist zu Fuß erreichbar. Nach unseren Wanderungen lud das perfekt eingerichtete Ferienhaus zum Verweilen ein. Der tolle Ausblick in alle Himmelsrichtungen und die Ruhe hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Schnell war man zu Fuß im Zentrum von Lofer. Brötchenservice und Eier von glücklichen Hühnern rundeten unseren Urlaub ab. Liebe Grüße Udo und Viola
Sandra & Wolfgang Sandra & Wolfgang from Telgte wrote on 9. July 2022 at 21:21:
Liebe Laura und Familie, Anfang Juni 2022 waren wir eine gute Woche im Hilltop Appartment. Wir haben uns in Eurem gemütlichen und mit viel Liebe eingerichteten Ferienhaus sehr wohl gefühlt. Insbesondere hat uns die gefundene Ruhe und auch der schöne Garten mit tollem Ausblick sehr gut gefallen. So gut, dass wir kurze Zeit später zuhause direkt einen neuen Termin für das kommende Jahr gebucht haben. Es hat uns an Nichts gefehlt und auch der morgendliche Brötchen-Service und die Frühstückseier von glücklichen Hühnern waren perfekt – besser geht es nicht. Von uns gibt es daher 5 von 5 Sternchen. Auch wurden wir von Euch und Eurem charmanten Kater stets freundlich gegrüßt, so dass wir uns schon jetzt auf das kommende Jahr bei Euch freuen. Wir wünschen Dir und Deiner Familie alles Gute. Bis bald & viele liebe Grüße
Britta S. Britta S. from Stephansposching wrote on 3. July 2022 at 23:12:
Liebe Laura! Meine Familie und ich haben vergangene Woche unseren Sommerurlaub bei Euch verbracht. In Eurem Ferienhaus blieben keine Wünsche offen, da alles perfekt und liebevoll ausgestattet ist. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und Du hattest immer ein offenes Ohr für unsere Fragen rund ums wundervolle Saalachtal. Unsere Kinder waren begeistert von Eurem Garten und den täglichen "Besuchern" (Katze und Hahn). Auf jeden Fall werden wir wieder kommen, da eine Woche gar nicht reicht um alle schönen Orte in der Nähe zu erkunden! Jeder der die wundervollen österreichischen Berge liebt, wird sich hier rundum wohlfühlen. Danke Euch für die tolle Zeit!!! Liebe Grüße aus Niederbayern - Britta, Marcus, Leon und Timo ✨️✨️✨️✨️✨️
Silvia Werner Silvia Werner from Berlin wrote on 8. February 2022 at 18:25:
Liebe Fam. Walcher, wir waren in den Berliner Winterferien 2022 bei Euch. Die Wohnung in dem schönen Saalachtal ist sehr geschmackvoll, modern, großzügig, liebevoll eingerichtet. Es ist einfach alles vorhanden. Läßt keine Wünsche offen. Alles da, um sich sofort zu Hause zu fühlen. Frische Eier täglich- Brötchen Lieferung zur Tür. Wir kommen gerne wieder. Herzliche Grüße aus Berlin. Wolfgang und Silvia Werner
Denise, Elimar und Élise Denise, Elimar und Élise from Oberhausen wrote on 11. September 2021 at 22:49:
Wir waren nun schon sehr oft im wunderschönen Hilltop Appartement, keine andere Unterkunft kann hier mithalten. Die Wohnung lässt keine Wünsche offen, sie wurde mit viel Liebe zum Detail und Kreativität eingerichtet und ist super sauber. Es gibt sogar einen kleinen Kiosk, so hat man die Möglichkeit köstliche selbstgemachte Marmeladen, Nudeln, Kräuter und diverse eigens oder in der Familie hergestellte Produkte zu kaufen. Die Gastgeber sind an Herzlichkeit nicht zu übertreffen! Wir sind froh, so ein schönes Plätzchen bei so netten Menschen für uns gefunden zu haben! Wir vergeben 5 von 5 Sternen 🌟
Elimar Simon Elimar Simon from NRW wrote on 4. September 2020 at 16:32:
Wir verbringen unseren Urlaub gerne bei der Familie Walcher weil wir uns hier wohlfühlen. Freundliche Grüße Elimar Simon
Sylvia und Familie Sylvia und Familie from Sondershausen wrote on 18. October 2019 at 14:08:
Meine Familie und ich haben unseren Sommerurlaub und nun auch unsere Herbstferien im Hilltop - Appartment verbracht. Es ist wunderschön gelegen, liebevoll eingerichtet und es hat wirklich alles was man sich wünschen kann! Meine Kinder lieben es hier und hatten jede Menge Spaß im großen kinderfreundlichen Garten. Laura und ihre Familie sind wunderbar und standen uns immer mit Rat und Tat zur Seite...wir hatten eine sehr schöne Zeit und freuen uns jetzt schon auf ein Wiedersehen!
Evans Evans from Trimdon wrote on 27. January 2019 at 20:03:
The hilltop apartment is the perfect place to stay for a wonderful holiday in Austria. The apartment itself has everything thing you could possibly need for your stay and is immaculate. It's setting is so lovely and quiet but you are so close to the local town and activities. The local transport is fantastic to connect you with so many local places. This family are so friendly and welcoming we will definately be making a return visit. Thank you for your amazing service.
Eva und Familie Eva und Familie wrote on 29. November 2018 at 7:10:
Meine Familie und ich verbrachten unseren Sommerurlaub 2018 in diesem wunderschoen, ausgestatteten Appartement. Es fehlte an nichts und wir genossen die Gastfreundschaft und die Umgebung sehr. Der Garten ist sehr schoen und ideal mit Kindern. Wir freuen uns schon auf unseren naechsten Urlaub!
Harry & Sally Harry & Sally from Ferryhill wrote on 25. November 2018 at 20:51:
We stayed at this apartment in july as part of our summer vacation. We could not fault anything during our stay with the hospitality we received from the Walcher family. This apartment is ideally situated for walking into the village of Lofer and the gondalas for the ski lifts. The scenery and views are breathtaking and a walkers paradise. Swimming pool in the village was so refreshing during the summer heat. We will return to this apartment in the near future.
John+Leanne Ince+Family John+Leanne Ince+Family from Spennymoor/England wrote on 23. November 2018 at 18:52:
We have stayed in Hilltop Appartment several times now on our summer vacation. We would very much like to return for a winter holiday in the future. We always receive a warm and friendly welcome from Benedikt, Laura and Family, who always make our holiday special. It is the perfect location with only a short walk into Lofer itself. The views of the surrounding scenery are spectacular with the magnificent mountains and flowing emerald rivers. There is plenty to do for old and young alike. Benedikt and Laura are very knowledgeable about the local area and are always willing to suggest places of interest to visit, things to do and places to eat. A restaurant called Dankl is one of our favourites. The appartment itself is an idyllic cosy mountain hideaway, with all the amenities you require to be totally self sufficient. This is a perfect holiday appartment which we will return to time and time again.
Adam Meggeson Adam Meggeson from Newcastle wrote on 23. November 2018 at 15:20:
We Stayed at Hilltop in the Summer of 2018 and have to say everything described in the website is true and more. The location of the apartment in Lofer is unrivalled, the apartment itself becomes part of your holiday and at times there nothing better than to stay in with comfort and the best views around. We will be back to Lofer and Hilltop will be our accommodation of choice everytime. Perfect holiday, perfect accommodation. Perfect host.
Patrick Daxenbichler Patrick Daxenbichler wrote on 23. September 2018 at 20:16:
Die Übernachtung im Appartement lies keine Wünsche offen. Sehr schönes Appartement und ein toller, ruhiger Garten.
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