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

People22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Space 330 m²
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 Grillkota)...

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.

Farm stay: 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, we offer a BBQ with our homemade products from our farm.

More Details

Owner
Kathrin Rieder
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2017

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 Pinzgauer Saalachtal

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 .

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Maishofen in Gemeinde Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer

Property Type:
  • castle (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 330 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 22
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • 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:
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 24 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • 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.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Stylishly renovated, 700 year old castle, farmhouse with mountain view- sauna
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
Wezep The netherlands
5

Great holiday with 17 friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Schloss Saalhof. We stayed with four families with kids. The kids had a great time. They played on the second floor. Went to the farmer when a calf was born and were allowed to stay with the cow and calf as long as they wanted.

The house itself was very clean and comfortable. The hostess was warm and willing to help. The beds are good, nice showers.

We would love to come back in 2018 but unfortunatelly they were already booked.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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4

Lovely holiday and good appartements

  • 4 of 5

Clean en comfortabel accommodations with nice welness.

We've stayed with a large group (19 people). The only thing whe've missed is a large kitchen on the ground floor for groups. There is a family room, but there is no fridge or water. Saalbach en Zell am See are nearby and skiing-area was super.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lotte, thanks a lot for your good review! I hope to have your group back soon! We rent all 5 apartments (each with a bathroom and kitchenette/ kitchen) in the 2nd floor of the Saalhof Castle to groups; around 20 persons can cook and eat in the large kitchen of Apartment Tauernblick (2nd Floor). Here we put 2 big tables. You can find a guest room with enough places for big groups to chill in in the ground floor; on request we also offer a fridge on the ground floor; you will find fresh mountain water just across in the ski room. Kathrin
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5

The property is gorgeous and very well kept.

  • 5 of 5

The location is amazing. Great mountain views! We met up with two other families and rented an entire floor. All of the rooms were well-decorated and had great amenities. The owners allowed us to take part in some of the animal care. Free fresh milk daily!!! The property is ideal for kids. There is a fenced-in yard with playground equipment, sandbox and riding toys. As a part of the stay, we had a guided hike up to the family's mountain home. We added a BBQ to our stay as we were all arriving in the evening and didn't feel like cooking or finding food. The BBQ was a family event with amazing homecooked food. We also took advantage of being able to purchase freshly baked bread each morning. Awesome! We even bought several jams and liquors made there at the castle. We highly recommend staying here and are already planning another stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Beautiful castle

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place, very kind and friendly hosts, beautiful apartments, everything was great. We spent a long weekend with our friends there and had a great time. Just go and visit! :-)

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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London, UK
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabtastic stay.

Accommodation was great and location good.

Hosts were lovely and very accomodating

Looking at booking again next year !

Highly recommended !!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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5

Great Holidays!

  • 5 of 5

Nice old castle, excellent hosts, very pleasant for stay with children.

Great service!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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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: recommended

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

Prices for this holiday castle in Maishofen, Salzburg Land

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
March and April
4 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£2,127
for 4 nights
From
£477
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
spring
17 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 2 nights
From
£421
From
£438
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
early july 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,286
for 7 nights
£3,286
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
sommer Hochsaison
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,711
for 7 nights
£3,711
 
Notes: Rates are based on 20 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,197
for 7 nights
£4,197
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year 2017/18
30 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,047
for 7 nights
From
£690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
February 2018
3 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,409
for 7 nights
£4,409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 18 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,663
for 3 nights
From
£482
£3,589
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £4
City tax per person and night £1
final cleaning £217
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

*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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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