Stuben, Austria

House Hannes Schneider

Low season per night from$1,191


Cosy as cocoa


Alpine townhouse





Like a warming cup of hot chocolate, House Hannes Schneider brings the après ski glow. Named after the turn-of-the-century local known as the father of modern skiing (his statue stands just outside), this slopeside chalet is a mix of Alpine kitsch and modern living. Floors and ceilings are clad in wood, bold modern art and black-and-white family photographs – of the owner’s gold medal-winning ski champ father, naturally – line the walls, and faux fur throws are draped over plump armchairs. The bedrooms – there are six, and all with ensuite bathrooms – are on the top two floors of this split-level townhouse; the modern kitchen, cosy living room and a private spa with a hot tub and sauna are on the ground floor. Pass the bobble hats – we’re heading to Austria.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

In winter, a toboganning experience; in summer, an hour-long guided e-bike tour

First Glance

  • Modern with strong nods to its Alpine roots, the townhouse is clad top-to-toe in wood, like the town cousin of a cosy woodland cabin. Owner Gertrud has liberally lent family portraits, trophies and vintage skiing gear to the decor.
  • The fully equipped Gaggenau kitchen is thoroughly modern, with minimalist Alpine accents. Don’t fancy cooking? Catering can be arranged on request for an extra charge.
  • The modern open-plan living room has wooden walls and ceilings and over-sized deep sofas topped with plump cushions.
  • The dining area is part of the open-plan living room and has a long rustic table that seats 16 guests.
  • There’s a playroom on the ground floor with a tot-sized cinema and craft corner.

Villa highlights

  • Steps from the slopes
  • Sauna and jacuzzi
  • Modern Alpine design

Sleeping arrangements

  • The six bedrooms are decorated in minimalist style Alpine style, with modern furniture and wood-clad walls and ceilings.
  • Bedroom 1 (21sq m) has a double bed, a writing desk and an ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and walk-in shower.
  • Decorated in vibrant blues, Bedroom 2 (24sq m) has a double bed, a 10sq m private study and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and bath tub.
  • Slightly larger Bedroom 3 (27sq m) has an ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and shower.
  • Bedroom 4 (21sq m) has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and shower.
  • Bedroom 5 (24sq m) has wood-clad walls, a private 9sq m study and an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a bath tub.
  • Bedroom 6 (27sq m) has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a bath tub; there’s also a gallery room up a small flight of stairs with a pint-sized bed for little Smiths.
  • There’s also a nanny room with a twin beds.
  • An extra bed can be added to any room on request (up to two extra beds total).

Key kit

  • WiFi.
  • Sonos sound system.
  • Portable Robert’s radios with Spotify.
  • Cable TV.
  • iPod docks.


  • No pool, but après ski yourself warm in the chalet’s indoor hot tub.


  • What this alpine townhouse lacks in outdoor space (there is none), it makes up for in proximity to the centre of the village, just a sidestreet away, and the ski slopes, a four-minute walk from the house.


  • The chalet is on a side street in the centre of Stuben village, home to just over 100 residents.
  • Stuben is just over 90 minutes away by car from Innsbruck and two hours away by car from Zürich.

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