About the property
- Castle3552 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
2nd+3rd floor (Saalhof Castle): 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 16 beds + pull-out sof
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 or breakfast buffet - everything is possible. Our own products include milk, eggs, honey, a variety of jams, smoked ham and cheese. 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 in July and August, 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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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 Maishofen
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 + 3rd Floor to guests. By doing this, it was possible to renovate the Castle .
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Awesome holiday with friends
We were a group of 17 people who enjoyed a brilliant holiday at this castle. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is equipped with all modern appliances. The castle is so nice that we spent one entire day in the garden just enjoying the property and having a barbeque. The hosts are very, very helpful, we were welcomed warmly with a homemade schnapps drink and they also helped us setup the fire for the bbq. The best part of this castle is the availability of fresh milk every morning. We loved it and it reminded us of home back in India. The castle is located about 4 km away from Zell am See, there are bus connections from nearby or take a lovely walk through Masihofen. They also have a local products like Pine and Walnut Schnapps, honey and various jams. There are a ton of activities that can be done around the area. Overall, a lovely place to stay, highly recommended.
Skiferien im wunderschönen Schloss Saalhof
Sehr schöne 5 Tage im wunderschönen Schloss Saalfeld. Sauna, Top Sauberkeit, Flair und alles super schön.
Wir waren 17 Personen und hatten alle Apartments im Schloss gebucht, es war eine schöne Zeit.
Wir waren zum Skifahren in 10 Minuten entfernten Saalbach da.
Das Grillen im Pavillon ist sehr zu empfehlen.
Wir freuen uns auf das nächste Mal.
Lovely property with great character.
My family and I stayed here for 4 nights for a winter break.
We absolutely loved it - The rooms were cosy, the BBQ was beautiful and the owners were very attentive.
The location is great (around 10 mins from the ski school).
Would definitely recommend.
Great holiday with 17 friends
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.
Lovely holiday and good appartements
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.
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.
The property is gorgeous and very well kept.
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!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*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.