„There is nothing quite like staying the night at the Ramolhaus and then getting up early the next morning to see the sun rise." Lukas Scheiber
Hike to the Ramolhaus
Stay the night in the Ötztal Alps
Create a unique holiday experience by planning a hike to the Ramolhaus – possibly with a stay overnight – for you and your family or partner. As the first mountain refuge in the Ötztal Alps, the house towers above the glacier tongue and invites you to sit down, enjoy a delicious meal, breathe in the mountain air and “sink” into the starry sky on the terrace at night.
The oldest mountain refuge in the Ötztal Valley
In 1881, several years before the opening of the Gasthaus Edelweiss in Obergurgl , the great-grandfather of Lukas Scheiber, Martin Scheiber, opened the first alpine refuge in the Ötztal Valley: the Ramolhaus.
As majestic as the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl itself, this high-altitude hut sits at the foot of the Gurgler Ferner glacier at an altitude of 3,006 metres above sea level. Its easy accessibility and wonderful views make it popular with walkers and hikers from near and far. Today the hut is owned by the German Alpine Association but continues to be run by Lukas Scheiber and his team from the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl.
Incredible views high above the valley floor
The opening times of the hut depend on weather and snow conditons but usually last from late June until the middle of September. During the warm summer months the Ramolhaus is an excellent base camp for exploring many of the other giant peaks at the end of the Ötztal Valley. Accommodation is available.
The Ramolhaus has gained a reputation throughout the valley and beyond for its excellent local food, stylish interior and fabulous location. These are just three of the things which draw guests staying at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl back up to the hut year after year – either as part of guided hikes taking around four hours from the valley or on their own. Check out our combined packages and book your stay with us at the E&G including a spectacular night in the mountains.
|Austrian Alpine Club members||Non-members|
|Room adult||€ 25||€ 37|
|Dormitory adult||€ 15||€ 27|
|Emergency bunk adult||€ 6||€ 6|
|Room junior||€ 25||€ 37|
|Dormitory junior||€ 12||€ 24|
|Emergency bunk junior||€ 6||€ 6|
|Room youth||€ 17||€ 29|
|Dormitory youth||€ 7||€ 19|
|Emergency bunk youth||-||€ 6|
|Room child||€ 6||€ 22|
|Dormitory child||-||€ 6|
|Emergency bunk child||-||€ 6|
Juniors = 19–25 years / youths = 7–18 years / children = up to 6 years
Rucksack transport service
The Ramolhaus has its own mini cable car used to transport food and materials from the valley up to the hut. This can also be used for rucksacks and other items, leaving hikers free to climb up to the hut without the burden of a heavy backpack. Simply let us know a few days in advance and we will arrange everything.
Information for mountaineers in the Ötztal Valley
Parking is availbale at the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl (extra charge applies).
From late September the Ramolhaus is closed. There is a winter room at the hut, but please make sure you let us know in advance if you are planning to use it during your time in the mountains.