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History & hosts
It is nice to see our guests' eyes light up when they enter our apartments.We are hosts with heart and soul and hope that you will feel at home in our apartments - Rosi & Steve with family

Our name

You may already have wondered where the name "Woods" comes from, especially because we are in Austria and our name sounds very English.

Many, many years ago, Steven Woods drove as a guest from England to Austria in the Hotel Gänsleit to spend his skiing holiday there. It did not take a long time until he got his first skiing injury! As a result, Steve had to spend a lot of time at the hotel, and because of that he also came into contact with the daughter of the hotel owners, named Rosi. To cut a long story short: The two fell in love immediately, got married (that´s where the name “Woods” comes from) and gave birth to two wonderful sons and together they took over the Hotel Gänsleit.

Together with their now grown up sons the new house "Echt Woods Appartements" was built. The name says it all: "Woods" means "forest" in English, that´s the reason why we used a lot of wood in the furniture, for the floor and also for the beds which are filled with fine wood fibers. "Echt" is a German word and stands for the honest nature as well as the warm and family-friendly atmosphere by which we welcome you!



  • The stylish, modern alpine furnishings and the comprehensive comfort in all of our apartments ensure a deep sense of well-being.

  • Tyrolean hospitality, guest care & service quality at the highest level await you.

  • You can also expect numerous advantages in the region with the Wilder Kaiser GuestCard.

  • 20% discount on ski equipment from our partner in the village.

  • Our apartments in Söll with a wonderful view of the mountains of the Wilder Kaiser and the Hohe Salve are the ideal starting point for your activities in nature.

  • Breakfast and / or dinner at Hotel Gänsleit can be booked in advance and subject to availability.

  • Undisturbed in your own apartment to enjoy your vacation to the fullest and leave everyday life behind.

  • Our Bergquell Kaiser water to drink - straight from the tap.

  • The wellness area and the fitness room in the Hotel Gänsleit opposite are free to use

  • With the ski bus that stops in front of the house in 2 minutes to the Söll gondola station. Here you can access one of the largest and most modern ski areas in the world - the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental.

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