Children and adults alike can enjoy a rustic and original holiday on one of Bavaria’s mountain farms. Whether in an eco log cabin, a renovated mountain hut or a luxury chalet
8 Tips for Mountain Farm Holidays in Bavaria
Your own mountain hut
The “Naderbauer-Hof” lies in Marquartstein in the Upper Bavarian district of Traunstein, on the edge of the Alps and close to Lake Chiemsee! Anderl Aigner took over the property and its 120 Fleckvieh cattle a few years ago and renovated the farm’s two holiday homes with loving attention to detail. They each measure eighty square metres and have two bedrooms, a kitchen/dining area and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Plus a balcony. Underfloor heating and custom-made furniture of native wood in a modern rural style.
If you want to get higher: the farm also owns the Niederalm mountain pasture at an altitude of one thousand metres, which can be reached via the Hochplatten chairlift. The self-catering cabin there is comfortably equipped and boasts three bedrooms with space for up to eight guests. Features include the wonderful mountain panorama from the terrace!
Beach house by the lake
The turquoise waters of Lake Walchensee, 75 kilometres south of Munich, form one of Bavaria’s largest and deepest Alpine lakes. Around eight hundred metres above sea level, the lake is surrounded by wooded mountains such as the Herzogstand (1,731 m), with its own cable car. On the shores of the lake, the “Seppenbauernhof” in the Jachanau district offers five rustic holiday homes of differing sizes, sleeping between two and five guests. Each with a balcony or terrace. There are fresh eggs every day, and you can also enjoy home-made jams.
Best of all, the farm has its own beach house with two apartments, a garden, a covered terrace and barbecue area. Guests can use the farm’s own boats. Wellness in the sauna, the herbal steam bath (for a fee) and the infrared heat booth. It’s well worth taking a gentle walk to the hut run by the farm on the Jocher-Alm on the Jochberg, 1,400 metres above sea level.
Views of the Watzmann
Holiday magic in the beautiful mountains of the Berchtesgaden Region. The “Wiesenhäusel” of the Fendt family is sure to offer that Alpine feeling. This mountain farm was set up in 1725 at the foot of the Rotofen - the mountain range is known as the “Sleeping Witch”. In the south, the Watzmann massif towers up into the sky, while to the northeast the Untersberg is also a magnificent sight.
Four holiday homes for up to four or five guests. Fully equipped, from egg boiler to satellite TV. The farm not only has cows but also cats, a Haflinger mare, rabbits and guinea pigs. Some of the cattle spend the summer on the Gotzenalm, which makes a great destination for a walk with refreshments on arrival. In the evening, the children can watch the farmers at work as they feed the cows and see the calves drink their milk. Aschauerweiher natural swimming pool nearby.
With lounge and mountain pasture: Steinberger Hof
The Haßlberger family has been running the “Steinberger Hof” for thirteen generations. They have been welcoming guests to the farm since 1937. The property boasts a prime location on the southern slopes of the thousand-metre high Westenberg. Ten comfortable, modern units ranging from twin rooms up to rooms for up to four guests. Furnished with solid wood furniture in Alpine style. Enjoy the breakfast buffet or sundowners on the sun terrace of the Alm lounge. Barbecue evenings with campfire.
In the winter, cosy evenings by the tiled stove and in the in-house sauna. Large children’s playground, and the kids can also help with the work on the farm. The Steinberg-Alm holiday home has enough space for a group or large family. It is accessible by car in the Hochfelln/Maria-Eck hiking area, around five kilometres from the farm. Guests get the Chiemgau Card, which offers some free services. Ski lifts and cross country skiing trails very close by. Produce from the farm itself. Advice on mountain tours.
Lots of style, no WiFi: Erlenhof
Experience the mountains of the Allgäu! You can make your base camp in the “Erlenhof” in the village of Unterjoch, a place certified as a mite-free and low-pollen climatic spa. This mountain farm producing organic pasture milk looks back on over 350 years of family ownership. Guests can choose between holiday apartments in a new, stone-built annexe or a modern timber-clad house: homely country-style ambience with hand-carved wooden ceilings or Scandinavian minimalist chic!
The timber-clad house was built from moon-phase harvested solid wood along organic lines, with no paint, glue or other artificial materials. This is a place for a digital detox and a break from WiFi. The two buildings offer a total of five apartments with space for up to six guests. In summer you can walk from the farm, in winter there are cross country ski trails and downhill pistes nearby.
Log cabin and Alpine hut
The Grünten, one of the northernmost mountains in the Allgäu Alps, is known as the sentinel of the Allgäu. Below it, in Kranzegg, with views of this striking mountain, is an organic mountain farm. It offers three cosy, comfortable holiday homes for up to four guests. It also has a small log cabin on its grounds, the “Waldhäusle”.
Lots of fun for children: they can help with milking and feeding the animals or play with sheep, miniature goats, rabbits and chickens. Pedal cars, pedal tractors and other toys are available for their entertainment as well as a playroom and a recreation area for young footballers. The large garden offers a trampoline, slide, swing, sandpit, table tennis table and table football. The farm’s own “Alpe Halden”, surrounded by mountain pastures, offers an authentic hut holiday. With space for eight to sixteen guests, a large covered terrace and a barbecue site.
Horse riding: Ferienhof Mühlegg
Sonthofen is the gateway to the high Alps in the Allgäu, and a state-approved climatic spa. Between the southernmost town of Bavaria and the village of Ofterschwang, close to the Nature Park Nagelfluhkette, is the “Ferienhof Mühlegg”. A cosy lodging for holidays in the Allgäu mountains.
Three comfortable holiday homes are set up for single travellers, couples or small families. Children can pet small animals, play with toy cars in the large garden, or let off steam on the slide, swing and sandpit. It is also possible to barbecue by the summer house.
The Mühlegg family is proud of its cows, which still sport horns as in days gone by. They spend the summer in the nearby Gunzesrieder Tal, which is also a great destination for walkers and cyclists. The Mühlegg farm also has horses. Guided rides or lungeing sessions are possible, as well as carriage rides.
Total luxury! Hattsberghütte
Perfect for friends or families - the comfortable “Hatts” mountain hut enjoys an open, sunny position. This chic Alpine chalet sits at 950 metres above sea level below the Thaler Höhe, a range of hills that runs from Immenstadt to Oberstaufen. The hut has been extensively and stylishly renovated. It boasts a contemporary kitchen with all mod cons as well as a counter and high tables for communal cooking and chatting. Separate dining room with satellite TV and Swedish stove.
The six minimalist, elegant bedrooms were custom-made by a joiner. They offer space for sixteen guests, including two double sofa beds. Near the hut there is a garden with a small climbing wall, a roundabout, a sandpit, a barbecue, a sunbathing lawn and a rustic hot tub. Many walks can be undertaken from the hut. The Tuffenmoos experience trail is just a few minutes away on foot. Also a ski lift with a toboggan run. A cross country skiing trail and a winter walking trail run past the chalet.
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