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Stylishly renovated, 700 year old castle, farmhouse with mountain view- sauna

Kathrin Rieder

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, French, German, Italian
People22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Kathrin Rieder

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2015
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Stylishly renovated, 700 year old castle, farmhouse with mountain view- sauna

People22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday castle in Zell am See - Saalhof Castle

7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 eat-in kitchens, 14 to 20 people

Our castle farm is in a secluded location with a stunning view of the Hohen Tauern. Our newly renovated, spacious facilities in the castle invite you to relax. The traditional atmosphere of our beautiful castle, the rooms with Swiss Stone pine will enchant you. Ideal for small to larger groups and families. Whether safe catering, breakfast buffet or a 3-course menu - everything is possible. Our own products include milk, eggs, meat. The panorama terrace and the garden with a mountain fountain offer you relaxation.

New: Relax and enjoy the warmth in our two outside "Sauna Barrels", our infrared-sauna for 4 persons or our classical Finnish sauna for 10 persons.

Take a break from the daily routine in our modern wellness-area.

Our relaxation room and terrace are fitted with sunloungers and are directly nearby the outside Sauna facilities.

The large picture window offers a great view of the "Hohe Tauern" National Park.

And afterwards? Cool down in the snow? Or enjoy our relaxation room with a book on one of our loungers made out of massive natural wood?

A sunbath on our terrace is tempting during sunny weather. A view of the astonishing mountains of the National Park "Hohe Tauern" is guaranteed by our large picture windows.

And maybe enjoy a refreshing glass of spring water from the mountains?

This - and more - awaits you!

Enjoy the grilling evenings in our traditional wooden gazebo and in winter in our Grillhouse (finnish Grillikota)...

A great playground with a tree house, a lot of animals to pet (goats, rabbits, cows, our dog Tina, pigs, chicken), horse riding on our horse Simone, a lot of space to play and daily programs in the stable like feeding animals, looking for eggs - this offers action for children. Weekly guided hikes to the Saalhof alp pasture are popular among our guests.

holiday on a farm: Altogether 80 cattle and calves, 20 of which are milk cows, pigs, our goats Loisi with her fawn, chicken, our rabbits, our horse Simone, cats and our dog Tina play on our farm. Our rabbits Flecki and Punkti look forwarding to being pet and they look forward to fresh dandelions. At least once a week (as desired), we have horse riding for children with professional guides on our well behaved horse Simone. For good riders, you can go riding on our path networks at all times! During the summer, the cows come to the stable around 5:00 PM for milking and feeding; the farmers like it when people help and if they bring hay into the stable (for goats, rabbits, cows and the horse Simone) or feeding the calves... Right on arrival, there is a guide through the farm and stable with a lot of opportunities to get to know people and animals.

Our alpine pasture: Once a week from May to October, we have an excursion to our alpine pasture with about a 1-hour hike to the upper pasture at 1700 m: 100 cattle and 10 horses graze here. It is particularly nice during the mountain spring during the rose blooming time in May and June! A lot of mushrooms and 'Schwammerl' can be found here starting in August and above all, during the Indian Summer in September and October! The farmer Kathrin would be happy to show you a few places! Those who want to dive into the original life of the farmers 200 years ago and want to live in harmony with nature for a little bit will feel comfortable in the atmosphere of the upper alpine pasture next to the kettle and butter churner. Visiting the upper pasture allows for a thrilling trip in time to the past....

Our garden terrace and playground: : The garden area consists of a terrace, mountain fountain, fountain hutch with spring water and gazebo, grill. Our well-kept garden area, the play lawn and the playground with a tree house, bridge, 2 swings, 1 slide, a climbing tree, a basketball basket and a sandbox is completely enclosed. Thus, parents can sunbathe or read a book without any worries... The highlight is our lying climbing tree: in the front with the head of the dragon from the

never-ending Story and in the back a dragon tail! The dragon is great to ride! The beautiful gazebo invites you to have cosy grill nights during nice summer evenings. A grill is available. Once a week, every Monday, there is a grill night included in the half board and also other people (self-caterers) can put something on Hermann's grill (our farmer)!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathrin Rieder (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2015

About Kathrin Rieder

I am originally German and got to know my husband in holidays. I started to rent rooms within the Saalhof Castle after the renovation just some years ago.

Kathrin Rieder purchased this castle in 1840

Why Kathrin Rieder chose Zell am See

The Saalhof Castle has been in family posession since 1840.

What makes this castle unique

My family is living in the Saalhof Castle , but we rent the total 2nd floor to guests.

By doing this, it was possible to renovate the Castle .

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Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Stylishly renovated, 700 year old castle, farmhouse with mountain view- sauna
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at castle saalhof. The location was good, we could chose between saalbach and zell am see. The host family brought us very good service and food.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Schloss Saalhof was everything we wanted.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the character of the beautiful old house. My husband and I stayed for a week, together with our three children and their families. Service and advice from Kathrin and her family was extremely good, they were welcoming and hospitable at all times. The sleeping facilities were excellent, with bathroom and kitchens well supplied to allow each family privacy and independence. The Sauna and sunroom facilities we probably did not take full advantage of, mainly because the snow that week was excellent and the whole family went skiing. The Finnish barbeque house was a great hit. My husband and I also enjoyed the sleigh ride.

Location was great. We took advantage of the buses to go into Zell am See, and the free ski bus also went past the door. All bus drivers were friendly and helpful and spoke English.

We could also walk to the lake and into Zell am See. There were restaurants and a supermarket, chemist and post office in the little town of Maishofen. Everything we needed. Our favourite restaurant was Gasthof zur Post. The food and hospitality there were excellent.

Many thanks Kathrin and family

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful setting and marvellous accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Kathrin made us very welcome. We rented the entire second floor for a big birthday celebration for the whole family (they arrived from UK, USA and Czech Republic). The accomodation was wonderful, the scenery is all you would expect and we had the time of our lives.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

To Rieder family

  • 5 of 5

we have a wonderful time at your holiday home and we want to thank you again for your hospitality . We felt like home. It was a great experience for use and Real farm stay for the children. Dear Kathrin we miss the times we were there and we miss your children specially your son " Leonardo".

Our best wishes to your family and Grandma & Grandpa Rieder.

My dear it was a lovely vacation in "Castle Saalhof" & Maishofen We especially enjoyed the fresh milk and eggs every mooring every thinks were comfortable your farm is the best place for a holiday with good price. We hope to visit your castle again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful Castle Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family--our grown son, daughter and son-in-law, grandson, husband and myself--enjoyed three delightful days and nights at your lovely castle farmhouse! The beautiful countryside surrounding your home was so peaceful, and we especially enjoyed the history you provided about this wonderful establishment. I would certainly want to stay with you again any time we might return to your area. Everything about your home and your family made us feel welcome and comfortable! Our rooms were spacious, beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was handy for the meals we chose to have in-sight. We especially enjoyed the fresh baked rolls from the local bakery each morning. Our hosts were extremely helpful, giving us a chance to do laundry, directions around the area, and local history.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Salzburg Airport at
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Restaurant Karin at
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
in Zell am See at
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Zell am See at
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
motorway exit Traunstein at
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Restaurant Karin at
Nearest Ski
3 Kilometres
Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See at
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Lake Zeller See at
Car: not necessary

Summer destinations nearby (5 to 60 minutes) are: The Hohe Tauern national park, countless adventurous climbs for discovering, a summer toboggan run in Saalfelden, the wild park in Ferleiten, the largest waterfall in Europe in Krimml, the large Eriesenwelt in Werfen, the Großglockner high alpine street, Kapruner reservoirs at 2000m, the Lamprecht cave in Lofer, the mine tour in Leogang, Burg Hohen Werfen and of course the Mozart city of Salzburg. We are located in the middle of a hiking, cycling and mountain biking region. The Zeller See is 10 minutes away by bicycle - you can go swimming here.

Winter: Our ski regions: Ski circus Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See (5 minutes away) and the glacier ski region in Kaprun on the Kitzsteinhorn (15 minutes away). The free ski bus picks you up right next to the entrance. Or you can get directly into the branched off network by our farm. The nearby toboggan run invites you to have fun as well. The Zeller See is often frozen.

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Prices & Availability

From €390 Nightly

Prices for this holiday castle in Zell am See, Zell am See - Kaprun

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
spring
11 Apr 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
€996
for 2 nights
From
€390
€2,946
 
 
summer
4 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€3,436
for 7 nights
€3,436
 
 
Autumn 2015
5 Sep 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
2 night minimum stay
€1,036
for 2 nights
From
€410
From
€430
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas and New Year
19 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€4,516
for 7 nights
€4,516
 
 
January
9 Jan 2016 - 29 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
€2,216
for 4 nights
From
€500
 
 
February
30 Jan 2016 - 4 Mar 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€4,516
for 7 nights
€4,516
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€1,575
for 3 nights
€3,386
 

Additional pricing information

City tax per person and night €1.5
Pet Fee €5
final cleaning €215
Stay tax €1.15 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.
Notes *The prices are for the entire castle no matter how many persons (12-24 persons) in high season
* Farm breakfast buffet: € 10 per day and person, Children from 3 to 13, 9 years € 5,-, bookable only for the entire stay
* 3 course evening menu in cooperation with the restaurant: € 13 per day and adult. Children from 6 up to 14 years € 6,50, under 6 years € 4 Bookable for 1 day or more.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Zell am See in Zell am See - Kaprun

Property Type:
  • castle (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 330 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , wooden shower in swiss stone Pine bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , incl. bathtube (Tauernview)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All 5 bathrooms are equipped with comfortable heated flooring and towel and hair dryers. One face towel and bathing towel are provided per person; on request, we can change these all 3 days. All bathrooms are separate with an exception: Here a traditional wooden shower maintained with beeswax was integrated in the complete Swiss stone pine room. This has a background due to construction; the WC is separate here
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , for 2 persons
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , for 2-6 persons
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , for 2-4 persons
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , for 3-5 persons
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , for 3-5 persons
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , for 1-2 persons
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • There is a large guest recreational room available. The beds are all equipped with new wellness mattresses and slatted frames and the traditional Swiss stone pine beds were extended to 2.0 m. Bedsheets are included. The 6 bedrooms are beautiful and partially furnished with Swiss stone pine (from the 17th century), here you don't have to wait long to fall asleep with the comfortable scent of wood. Without sofa beds, there are beds for up to 15 people. With sofa beds, a maximum of 24 people can sleep here. In all bedrooms and eat-in kitchens there is free internet connection!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Holiday on the farm: Altogether 80 cattle and calves, 20 of which are milk cows, pigs, our goats Loisi with her fawn, chicken, our rabbits, our horse Simone, cats and our dog Tina play on our farm. Our rabbits Flecki and Punkti look forwarding to being pet and they look forward to fresh dandelions. At least once a week (as desired), we have horse riding for children with professional guides on our well behaved horse Simone. For good riders, you can go riding on our path networks at all times! During the summer, the cows come to the stable around 5:00 PM for milking and feeding; the farmers like it when people help and if they bring hay into the stable (for goats, rabbits, cows and the horse Simone) or feeding the calves... Right on arrival, there is a guide through the farm and stable with a lot of opportunities to get to know people and animals.

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