TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Having always set out to achieve a great service from day one of running the Rosenhof we were thrilled when we found our work was greatly appreciated by our guests and although it is nice to hear in person and receive friendly messages in our guestbook, it is also wonderful when it is shared with the world online as many guests tell us that they use reviews when choosing holiday […]

Cool Kayak on Traunsee

With Summer in full flow here we were reminded of one of our favourite outings last year when we got out for a paddle on Traunsee, which handily for us is only a short distance from the Rosenhof. The Traunsee is one of the most dramatic lakes in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, and is also the deepest lake in Austria, but have no fear it is also pretty shallow […]

Spectacular Spring Flowers

As Winter begins to retreat with the melting snow and the flora gradually wakes from its slumber, it is an exciting time as when Spring advances, the enormous range of flowers and riot of colour will soon appear. The growth is so vigorous during this time that even just in the Rosenhof garden, different varieties of flowers come and go almost on a weekly basis. Of course, this is no […]

Sublime Ski Safari

Although there are no big 5 animals to track on a ski safari in Austria, there are plenty of snowy areas to explore with excellent varied terrain, all surrounded by the most beautiful scenery of the Salzkammergut region in Austria. View from the top of the sunniest plateau in Upper Austria, the Feuerkogel From Ebensee and the Rosenhof it’s possible to access 5 different ski areas with a great variety […]

Not long til Winter!

Wow, over half a year since our last update, think we know what our New Year’s resolution is! Our lack of blogging certainly isn’t due to having nothing to write about though, last winter was one of the best we’ve ever seen out here in the Alps and with the cold weather and snow already falling, this year looks like it could be just as epic. Whilst we’re excited about […]

Life in Hell

You probably didn’t know this but we live close to Hell, as the Rosenhof is situated near the Höllengebirge (Hell Mountains). I have yet to find out how the mountains came to be known as this but the local peak, the Feuerkogel (Fire Funnel) is definitely a Hell I’d be happy to spend my afterlife in. If you don’t believe me then take a look the video below to get […]

Incredible Conditions!

Well, much has happened since the Krampus came to Ebensee and our last update. There were hundreds of Krampus that night and they all put on a good show, though my favourites had to be the first group who dangled comically from a tractor that was partially ablaze! Shortly after, we had the Advent markets which were full of goodies and Glühwein! We had some brilliant days exploring the varied markets […]