Entire home/apt

12 guests

3 bedrooms

10 beds

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Idyllic house in nature park, furnished with high-quality beds (metal-free wood frames, natural latex mattresses) and furniture both from GEA and decorated with a lot of love. Ideal for families and groups or friends who want to enjoy nature.

The space

My house in Erlaufboden, Lower Austria, is priviledged by its romantic setting next to the river Erlauf and the hiking trails of the Oetscher-Tormaeuer Nature Park, one of the less known jewels of the Alps with its 'Lower Austrian Grand Canyon' or Oetschergraeben. Erlaufboden is only 90min drive from Vienna, Linz or Graz, only 20min from Mariazell (one of Europe's major destinations of pilgrimage) or the Gaming Charterhouse, now hosting the European campus of a university from Ohio.
I bought the house for myself and my kids when I still lived in Vienna. Now I live in Montreal, Canada, and my parents take care of it and we host friends and tourists there. The house is fully equipped for self-catering. The special feature are our organic mattresses and untreated wooden beds and furniture from Austrian manufacturer GEA Waldviertler and the interior with contemporary paintings from various befriended artists. We have a lot of toys and books and CDs for kids and adults in the house for your use. No TV, as we want you to relax and connect with nature at this ideal place for the soul. We have an internet connection though as this is has proven to be very practical... and a fixed line phone... most cell phones do work too. So you can roam the breathtaking trails of the nature park for many days or weeks and enjoy nature's treasures in terms of crystal clear water, water falls, rare flowers and animal species, etc.. You can also go sightseeing for medevial sites and monasteries of the region (Melk, Lilienfeld, Gaming, Mariazell, etc.), enjoy the local cuisine (we have some advice on that end), go fly-fishing right in front of the house or even deer-hunting (both only with license, please! - but we can help you arrange that) or just stay inside and enjoy the fireplace, or outside in the idyllic garden. We help you plan your stay - and we know the region really well (I grew up there, my parents have lived there for 60+ years).

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 10
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 30 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee: 59
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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Sandie User Profile
March 2017
Very nice place in the heart of a national park where you can go hike anywhere. Near ski stations for the winter. The house itself was very confortable for a big family (4 kids and 3 adults). There is a yons of games and a nice yard for the kids. The host is very welcoming and helpful with questions.

Alastair User Profile
August 2015
We were made very welcome at Ferienhaus Erlaufboden by Mr and Mrs Hottenroth, who welcomed us with coffee and cake. We had only a short stay but there are many lovely walks near the house, in and around the Ötscher mountain and lake swimming and the train trip to Mariazell are also to be recommended.

Laszlo User Profile
July 2015
Very nice location of the house closed to the "Canyon". We spent two days there with friends altogether 9 guys. House is comfortable and well equipped. Host was very kind and provided a lot of additional information what to do around. I recommend for all those who want to spend quite days and having comfortable rest after hikings and tours.

Thomas User Profile
May 2016
Die Hütte ist einzigartig schön. Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit. Kommunikation hat trotz so viele Reisender einfach funktioniert. Gerne wieder

Robert User Profile
November 2015
Tolle Kommunikation mit dem Hauseigentümer und seinen hilfsbereiten Eltern. Bestens ausgestattetes Haus in einer wunderschönen Gegend. Hat alles wunderbar geklappt, hoffe es ergibt sich mal wieder die Gelegenheit!

Bernhard User Profile
September 2015
Uns wurde gleich zu Begin ein Empfang mit Kaffee, Kuchen und Marmelade bereitet, danach hatten wir das Haus in wunderschöner, Lage, das Wochenende ganz für uns. Alles war so wie beschrieben (der Gastgeber hatte zuvor auch sehr bereitwillig und schnell auf Fragen Auskunft gegeben). Wir haben die wunderschöne Landschaft bei einer kleinen Wanderung und einem Spaziergang genossen. Auch im Gasthaus Digruber gleich um die Ecke hat man alles getan damit wir uns hier wohlfühlen! Alles in allem waren wir also rundum sehr zufrieden!

Montreal, CanadaJoined in October 2011
Nikolaus User Profile

I moved from Austria to Canada in 2005. Ever since, my country house in the Nature Park Ötscher-Tormäuer is available for rent. Currently, my parents take care of the house. They live nearby and this has worked really well. Our typical guests enjoy, just as I do, hiking in the canyons and on the mountains of the nature park, relaxing in the idyllic garden, go for short sight-seeing trips in the region and open a bottle of wine in front of the fireplace in the evening. Visiting my house you will discover what I read, what kind of music I like and what kind of artwork I enjoy - it is all there. The whole idea of this place is to slow down, connect with nature and listen to the river and the birds - hear the forest breathe, and enjoy the purity and beauty of the hidden jewel around you and within yourself.

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