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The STERN Family Hotel

The STERN Family Hotel is over 500 years old, but it’s not one bit tired or dusty. Tradition and zeitgeist live on through creative and carefully chosen programmes – there’s something for everybody, from children to grandparents.

The STERN is natural, regional and sustainable and manages this without making a big fuss. You see, at the STERN our main focus is on helping you to spend time together, have time to relax, laugh and enjoy yourself.

Zwei Kinder und ein Mann füttern eine Ziege mit Gras

The goats run around freely in the garden while the children help Grandpa Toni feed and look after the ponies.

And the parents enjoy the view of the impressive Mieminger Chain from the roof terrace while sipping an aperitif with fresh mint they plucked themselves.

Zwei Kinder sitzen in einer Liftschaukel im Sommer

The mountains are a huge playground for the whole family: imagine hiking together along wonderful beaten paths and alpine streams.

Or imagine the kids having fun in the kids-club with climbing, spending the night in a hay barn or having a go on the Flying Fox zip line at the nature playground.

The mountains are a huge play-ground for the whole family: imagine trudging through the snow together and then tobogganing down from a mountain hut.

There’s so much fun stuff for kids to do – ski courses, kids-club, ice-skating or even building snowmen.

If you want to get to know a country and its people, then you really have to try the cuisine.

STERN guests can dive into a world of strudels, dumplings, Tyrolean pancakes, roasts and schnapps (but go easy on the latter!).

I take care of you, you take care of me!

– It’s much more than just a heading. It describes the attitude that our family has adopted over centuries as hosts: taking active responsibility for our environment, for our guests at the STERN and for the resources we need every day.

We’d be delighted to prove it to you and to host you with passion, commitment and pleasure.

Your hosts,
Zara & René Foeger with Theo, Olivia, Maya & Moritz

Carefully-chosen programmes and creative ideas

Enjoy your STERN-time with a good conscience, and experience just how easy and satisfying it is to reduce your carbon footprint by trying some of the following: home-made specialities and hearty meals with ingredients from old recipes and regional products, self-picked fruits and herbs on the fruit-picking tour, a sunrise hike with breakfast in the mountains, a spin in an e-car or a night in the hay barn.

Leute mit Kindern sitzen an einer Tafel draußen beim Essen

Indulgence for the whole family

Family-time: Enjoy time together by going on excursions and hikes. Kids-time: We have exciting programmes for children of all ages in the Sternchen Kids-Club and loads of space in and around the STERN to play. You-time: enjoy unforgettable experiences in the mountains, a few hours in the sauna or even a romantic candlelit dinner.

The longest summer in the Tyrol

The Mieminger sunny plateau with the rugged Mieminger Chain, smooth rolling hills and impressive expanse is one of the most beautiful corners in Europe. Lying at the heart of the Tyrol but still far away from mass tourism, it has kept its originality and naturalness and offers a wide variety of things to do.

The STERN and the larch

Piece by piece we are trying to adapt the STERN’s historical walls to our modern times. In doing so we try to use modern elements and creative ideas to provide architectural highlights, which also reflect a visible reference to nature, our region and culture.

The larch tree is sacred in our region and is therefore the predominant style element in the STERN. Some examples of where we have incorporated this beautiful wood are: the larch sauna on the top floor, the modern family suites designed in larch wood,  the Larchbar or the “Sunnebankln” (sunny bench) on the sun patio.

Tyrolean Inn since 1509

The 1509 Föger family coat of arms reveals that we already ran an inn on the medieval north-south connection on the Fern pass. In 1907, Franziska and Alois Föger decided for a new start in the existing Stern Inn in Obsteig. With great sensitivity and awareness, the following generations turned the little inn into a high quality country hotel.

Eine Holzschatulle mit aufgeschnittenem Brot steht auf einem Holztisch

Services included


*(Tyrolean dialect for tasty and delicious)

Tasty breakfast buffet with regional products from our farmers

Daily packed lunch for hikers (in summer)

Afternoon snack (in winter)

Kids lunch included in kids-club

4-course dinner with main course to choose, starters, soup and salad buffet

Emil-bottle and water bar with source water with herbs and fruits

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Gschmackig – tasty and delicious

Other services included

Different “eardiges” (sustainable food dish) and vegetarian dish served every day

Every week: candlelit dinner, Tyrolean farmers buffet or barbecue night

Tyrolean Inn since 1509 – À la carte restaurant with cosy Tyrolean-style restaurant area and outside dining on the sun patio or in the chestnut tree garden


*(Tyrolean dialect for being closely related to nature)

Climate check-in & out

Free mountain bike rental

E-mountain bike and e-car rental (for a fee)

Free regional bus to Innsbruck

Free pick-up from Telfs and Ötztal train stations

Free e-car charging at our quick-charging station (for a fee)

Mountain active programme in summer

Fruit-picking tour and alpine herbs-hike with cooking afterwards

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Eardig – closely related to nature

Other services included

From spring to autumn:

Mountain active programme with hiking tours, golf trial course and transfers to the alpine meadows

Fruit-picking tour and alpine herbs-hike with cooking afterwards

“Being part of” planting trees, harvesting potatoes, clearing out the meadows …

Sunrise hiking tour with breakfast on the mountain (for a fee)

Fixed rope climbing tour (for a fee)

Mountainbike trail tour (for a fee)

In winter:

Mountain active programme with cross-country skiing, snowshoe and winter hiking, as well as torch-lit hiking

Sunrise snowshoe hiking tour with breakfast on the mountain (for a fee)

Skitour for beginners (with equipment, for a fee)

Traditional horn slide ride with a guide (for a fee) 

Free ski transfer from the hotel to Hochoetz (in 20 min. up to 2,000 m, 3x per week)

Free regional winter shuttle to Seefeld for shopping, winter hiking, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing

Fein dunken*

*(Tyrolean dialect for enjoying yourself)

Panoramic sauna with impressive mountain views

Massages and shiatsu

Roof-top terrace with the most beautiful view of the sunny plateau

Larchbar with open fire place

Free cablecar/lift ride in Kühtai, Muttes and Oberperfuß (summer, mainly weekends)

50 % discount to the regional outdoor swimming pool and local swimming lake (summer), as well as for indoor water park in Telfs (15 min) 

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Fein dunken – enjoying yourself

Other services included

Welcome Card with special services and discounts

Excursion to Innsbruck with guided tour (incl. bus trip)

Tips on the most beautiful places to recharge your batteries


*(Tyrolean dialect for having a good time with the family)

Nature and adventure programme in the Sternchen Kids-Club for children from 3 to 12 years (Mon-Fri) including activities for the entire family

Childcare for babies and young kids outside of the main holiday period

Petting zoo and pony riding

Spend a night in the hay barn in the larch meadow (summer)

Sternchen Kids-Club weeks with alpine sleepover, soapbox car building and treehouse building (summer)

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Gspassig – having a good time with the family

Other services included

Adventure playground with tree house directly at the hotel

(High-ropes) nature playground “Larch Meadow” with group swing and Flying Fox zip line

Large playroom in the hotel

Nature-discovery trip and hiking in the rain (summer)

Ski ticket for the whole family at Grünberg kids adventure skiing area (winter)

5-day kids ski course (Mon-Fri, 2 hours per day) with transfer to and from ski area, lunch at the hotel and a ski race with medals on the final day (also for kids who can already ski, €110 per child, (winter))

Family Indulgence

2 adults and 2 children (under 11 years)
with gourmet half board, kids club and all above services
in winter including ski-pass for all family
in family room Large

from € 224 per night or € 1,456 per week

«Family Ski Week with Stern – Fantastic!»

This hotel is little bit different and what you are looking for if you have young children and they may be learning to ski. The facilities, kids play room, staff, food, care and location are all fantastic. read more

Trip Advisor, Suzie, Feb 2016

This hotel is little bit different and what you are looking for if you have young children and they may be learning to ski. The facilities, kids play room, staff, food, care and location are all fantastic. The area is superb for children learning to ski and enables parents to also ski without worrying about their children at all. Rene, Agnes, Celine, hidden chef, Joseph and others – thank you so much for your special care and wonderful hosting. We had a wonderful time with you and would love to return. With love, Suzie & family x

«Recommended Hotel»

Very recommended Hotel, familyfriendly, nice food, great Stuff.

Amazing possibilities for hiking, awesome Kidsclub and a great Playground with animals.

Holiday Check, Andi, April 2016

«Fantastic hotel»

Fantastic hotel. Thank you for a wonderful week we all had a great time.

Facebook, Mark, August 2015

Mountaineer week

2 adults with gourmet half board and many mountain adventures
in comfort room Small

from € 524 per person per week

Familie isst an einem Tisch im Garten

Life at the STERN

The STERN Family Hotel is a vibrant hotel where everyone is welcome. It’s a meeting point for nature lovers, mountain enthusiasts, people who enjoy the good things in life, creative souls and people with a sense of humour. From young to old, from near and from far.