Biokräuterei Mathiasnhof

Experiences on the Farm
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  • Organic
  • Vitality
  • Organic breakfast
  • Farm Stay
    Magdalena und Thomas Steinbauer
    Mansing 1a, 4901 Ottnang · Salzkammergut Region · Upper Austria
    Biokräuterei Mathiasnhof


    Nature shows you how to


    Unwind surrounded by fragrant fields of wildflowers and herbs. Regain your strength with the power of nature.

    Take a breath.

    Let go, energise and find inner peace. Enjoy the panoramic mountain view, free your mind, indulge yourself in our herbal spa area.


    With all your senses. Are you looking for the taste of meadows, fields and forests? Would you like to do something good to your body? We welcome you! Our organic breakfast basket is filled with culinary delights - a good start of a good day!

    About Us

    “All of nature is a melody in which a deep harmony is hidden.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Nature gives us everything we need to live. It is the foundation of our life. Would you like to discover nature, immerse yourself in the world of colourful blossoms, fragrant herb fields, get to know the forests of the Hausruckwald and take in the mountain panorama?

    A warm welcome to our farm Mathiasnhof! We, Thomas and Magdalena together with our three children Jonathan, Florentina and Rosalie, live and work here in our small organic herbal paradise nestled in the rolling countryside .

    Organic farming is the foundation of our daily work. A colourful diversity is characteristic of our farm.

    We have furnished our apartments using natural materials. We have deliberately chosen wooden floors and wood furnishings to meet the original human needs. Peace and relaxation far from the stresses and strains of everyday life, surrounded by cosy, modern and traditional furnishings - a home base to enjoy, rejoice and take a deep breath. Each room has been furnished with lots of loving details to provide our guests with a place to relax and unwind.

    Why do our organic apartments have such special names? You will find out at the latest when you visit our farm shop or join a tasting of our products. You’ll float on cloud 9 in a four-poster bed and have purple flower dreams and feelings of joy in our apartment “Happy Hours”. Escape the realm of reality and let mind wander - this is what our double room “Great Emotions” invites you to do.

    Take a deep breath and spoil yourself in our herbal spa area. Lots of little surprises await you there. As a trained botanical guide specialised in edible herbs and occupational therapist Magdalena will be happy to give you tips on how to spend your holiday with the ingredients of nature.

    We are happy to give you an insight into the life and work on our farm. Harvesting and processing herbs is part of our daily programme. We make muesli, bread and various specialties with the ancient grain that we grow. In our organic farm shop, centrepiece of our new building, you will find all the products with the ingredients from our meadows and fields. In the morning, we will spoil you with our organic breakfast basket - the “Beautiful Day Farmer’s Basket” which contains a colourful variety of the delicacies produced on our farm. Naturally and individually created for you!

    We invite you to a journey back to nature - authentic, natural & diverse. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

    “Let us do as nature does: rise time and again with the aim of making the good flourish.” Beat Jan

    Summer activities at and around the farm:

    • Gardening Exhibition in Wolfsegg from 17 June to 24 September 2023
    • "Children’s Forest" in Zell am Pettenfirst
    • Cycle path along the former train line “Haager Lies” in Gaspoltshofen
    • Pettenfirsthütte, a mountain cabin serving snacks and drinks, country walk (approx. 90 min.)
    • “Schanze Wolfsegg” - hiking with mountain panorama and playground for children
    • Natural swimming pool in Eberschwang
    • Lake Attersee (25 min.)
    • <li>Fun park “Obra Kinderland” in Neukirchen/Vöckla (20 min.)</li>
    • Hausruckwald hiking trail
    • Museum in the former house of the author Thomas Bernhard
    • Open-air museum “Stehrerhof”
    Man finds vitality in the simplicity and silence of nature. (Julius Waldemar Grosse)
    Familie Steinbauer


    We will be happy to spoil you with our organic delicacies - the products of a colourful variety that grows on our fields and meadows, in our forests and gardens. They are handmade with a great deal of love on our farm.

    You can choose from:

    • Herbal tea
    • Syrups
    • Spice blends
    • Edible flowers
    • Herb and flower salt
    • Fruit spreads
    • Pestos
    • Local superfoods (nettle seeds, milk thistle seeds, sunflower seeds)
    • Ancient grain specialties:
    • emmer, kamut, buckwheat, forest perennial rye, spelt (flakes, crispy muesli, porridge, noodles, flour, rice)
    • Apple juice
    • Cider
    • Pear-quince cider

    Seasonal fruit and vegetables “Make your body a home where your soul will love to dwell.”

    Our animal farm mates:

    • Bovec sheep, an old Styrian livestock breed. They are looking forward to your visit!
    • A colourful flock of chickens which provide us with valuable eggs that we put in our organic breakfast basket. They scratch in the sand bath or on the herb meadows all the livelong day.
    • Cats that are busy chasing mice.

    General Amenities

    • Lounge
    • Garden
    • Multimedia (Satellite TV)

    How to Get Here

    • Car
    • Bus
    • Train

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Bank Transfer

    Languages Spoken On Site

    • German
    • English
    • French


    • Free Parking

    At the Property

    • Farm Gate Sales
    • Garden / Meadow
    • Farmer's Garden
    • Farm Products
    • Creativity Programme
    • Orchard
    • Tasting of Fruit Spirits

    Amenities in the Unit

    • Linen Provided
    • Order Bread for Breakfast
    • Electric Stove
    • Bed and Breakfast
    • Tableware Provided
    • Guest Kitchen
    • Timber Deck
    • Coffee Machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Terrace
    • Washing Machine

    Catering & Meals

    • Café
    • Breakfast Box
    • Local Delicacies
    • Vegetarian Food
    • Wholefoods & Organic Food
    • Light, Healthy Food
    • Private Spring Water Supply
    • Stay Incl. Breakfast

    Internet Access

    • Free Internet
    • WiFi

    Activities at/near the Property

    • Lake for Swimming
    • Themed Walks & Nature Trails
    • Nature Trail
    • Public Outdoor Pool
    • Running Routes
    • Climbing
    • Cooking and Baking
    • Lawn for Sunbathing
    • Cycle Routes
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Hiking
    • Trail Riding

    Spa Facilities & Treatments

    • Aromatherapy
    • Infrared Sauna
    • Herbal Baths
    • Spa Area
    • Walk in the Morning Dew

    Business Services

    • Flipcharts
    • Seminar Room

    Special Features

    • Activity Holidays
    • Swimming
    • Traditional Handicrafts
    • Experience Farm Activities
    • Winter Activities
    • Peaceful Winter Activities
    • Cross-Country Skiing
    • Culinary Delights
    • In the Farmer's Kitchen
    • Farm Gate Sales
    • World of Herbs
    • Holidays for Families
    • Family-Friendly Properties
    • Holidays for Two
    • Holidays with Friends
    • Wedding Venue
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Honeymoon on the Farm
    • Healthy Holidays
    • Exercise
    • Healthy Diet & Fasting
    • Energise & Relax
    • Spa Break
    • Sustainable Holidays

    Our Prices and Deals

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    • Cloud 9 (“Wolke 7”)

      2 - 6 People

      Life’s greatest events - it’s not our loudest, but our quietest hours. Float on cloud 9, let your thoughts wander as you’re gazing in the distance, take in the view of the (herb) fields and the mountain panorama from the balcony while you’re sipping a cup of “Cloud 9 Tea” (“Wolke 7-Tee”). Escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, high up in the air - the doors of our apartment “Cloud 9” are open for you.

      • 4 burner cooktop
      • Mountain view
      • Baking oven
      • Balcony/terrace
      • Shower
      • Television
      • Garden view
      • Beverages sold on the premises
      • Crib / Cot
      • Hairdryer
      • Towels
      • Coffee Machine
      • Toaster
      • Water closet
      • Water kettle
      • Kitchen
      • Cookware / Utensils
      • Refrigerator
      • Desk with lamp
      • WiFi
      • Modern
      • Double
      • King size bed
      • Sofa bed