5 Star Retreat & Spa in Bavaria

T: +49 (0) 8823 18-0


The Retreat opend its doors in March 2015 and has been the residence for the heads of state & government during the G7 Summit 2015. It is located on a sunny hilltop 150 m west of Schloss Elmau with breathtaking views of the lofty the Wetterstein Mountain & rushing Ferchenbach creek. 47 spacious rooms & suites ranging from 60-200 sqm offer the ultimate in contemporary comfort in grand yet initmate interiors connecting casual luxury with warm lights & subtle oriental influences with precious natural materials from around the world.


The Retreat features three restaurants, two of which are reserved for adults offering french & asian cuisine.

The Retreat offers its guests the freedom of choice between perfect calm and serenity in two separate spas & infinity pools for adults & families. Both Spas & Pools can only be used with bathrobes and swim suites.

The Shantigiri Adult & Lady Spas
each have their own sauna and steam bath and only share a large relaxing room, tea lounge and a 20m outdoor infinity pool which is heated at 35C yearround.

The Shantigiri Family Spa
features a large relaxing room with open fire place, a 25m long lap pool which is heated yearound to 30-32 C, seven treatment rooms and a state of the art fitness gym.

Guests of the Retreat also have free access to all Spas in the Hideaway and Nature Spa and the Ferchenbach Creek right below the hotel.


The Yoga Pavillon connects spectacular architecture with breatktaking views of the lofty mountains and the valley. The Pavillon can also be used for concerts, literary events and exclusive meetings.