Experiences on the Farm
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  • Farm Stay
    Astrid Kogler
    Hörgas 8, 8103 Gratwein-Strassengel · Region of Graz · Styria


    About Us

    As a young family in full-time farming, we are eager to help our guests get to know farming life with all that it entails.
    Our farm lies in the forested rolling hills around the Cistercian monastery of Rein. The proximity to the regional capital Graz, and to sights such as the open air museum of Stübing, the Lurgrotte (grotto), the Lipizzaner stables at Piber, the Bärenschützklamm gorge, the nearby alpine highlands and much much more, make our farm the ideal holiday destination.

    Cooling off in our swimming pool, going for a ride on our Haflinger horse, or pony Amelie, playing tennis or beach volleyball, simply lazing around and enjoying the summer freshness on our sunbathing lawn while the children explore the world of the farm animals all offer a wonderful way of relaxing from the stress of daily life.

    Our farm is a family business with a dairy, pig breeding, fruit and vegetables - the perfect basis for a rich variety of farmhouse delicacies, which you are welcome to sample.

    NEW: Our dairy barn - a beautiful compost shed built with our own wood, for some months now offers you the possibility to observe the animals all day long, without disturbing them! Many of our guests really enjoy this, as you automatically take on the peaceful mood of the animals...

    This also means that we have come a step further in allowing holiday makers, and thus also our consumers, even more of an overview of our daily working life, and so make the production process more understandable.


    We have a whole host of animal friends on the farm! My two daughters help us to look after the "little creatures"!

    Apart from our rabbits (7 in number) - who naturally need something to nibble on all day long, we also have several cats - big and small - who love to be stroked and played with! Aron, our golden retriever, is a peaceful soul and irresistible, though not the best guard dog in the world, his friendliness and sense of family are clearly his first priority!

    Bella and Benni, our two dwarf goats, delighted everyone on the farm last year, and we are eagerly expecting their first offspring! They are cheeky and playful, always ready for fun, and the darlings of all our guests - not only the children! We are really looking forward to the babies!!!

    My daughters' favourites, however, are the horses! Now that we have moved our cows to the new shed, we have been able to convert the old one into a very comfortable stable for the horses!! We are almost finished, and will then have 4 boxes for horses, who knows, maybe there will be some foals on the way! We will post photos when we move them to the new stables! My two riding daughters spend every spare minute with the animals, love to play in the saddle room or out on the new riding arena, which we have just built along with the stables! There is no chance of being bored! Amelie, the pony, and Astor, the Haflinger, are ridden by my daughters, and our guests' children are also welcome to find out how much fun riding them can be!

    Along with the cows we often have calves and young cows, sometimes they are on the alpine pasture in summer or around the house!

    We also have 2-3 pigs - the good meat and sausages has to come from somewhere!

    General Amenities

    • Lounge
    • Private Chapel
    • Pet-Friendly
    • Reading Room
    • Dogs Allowed
    • Non-Smoking Rooms

    How to Get Here

    • Car
    • Bus
    • Taxi
    • Train

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • Cash

    Languages Spoken On Site

    • German
    • English


    • Free Parking
    • Cycle Shelter

    At the Property

    • Country-Style Living Room
    • Activities with Host Family
    • Garden / Meadow
    • Farmer's Garden
    • Farm Products
    • Help on the Farm
    • Orchard
    • Playmates

    Amenities for Children

    • Baby and Toddler Essentials
    • Children Welcome
    • Playground
    • Playhouse
    • Toys
    • Playroom

    Amenities in the Unit

    • Linen Provided
    • Order Bread for Breakfast
    • Apartment on the Ground Floor
    • Bed and Breakfast
    • Tableware Provided
    • Guest Kitchen
    • Coffee Machine
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Terrace

    Catering & Meals

    • Local Delicacies
    • Stay Incl. Breakfast


    • Free Newspapers in the Lobby
    • Transfer to Train Station
    • Airport Transfer
    • Room Service

    Internet Access

    • Free Internet
    • WiFi

    Activities at/near the Property

    • Trip to the Alpine Pastures
    • Alpine Pastures & Mountain Cabins
    • Lake for Swimming
    • Accessible Hiking Trail
    • Archery Course
    • E-Bike Rental
    • Ice Skating
    • Nature Trail
    • Bicycle Rental
    • Gym
    • Public Outdoor Pool
    • Guided Rides
    • Museum of Local History & Folklore
    • Running Routes
    • Via Ferrata
    • Cooking and Baking
    • Lawn for Sunbathing
    • Nordic Walking
    • Pony Riding
    • Cycle Routes
    • Horse-Riding
    • Tennis Court
    • Table Tennis
    • Hiking

    Spa Facilities & Treatments

    • Outdoor Pool
    • Pool

    Our Prices and Deals

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    • Family rooms

      1 - 3 People

      Enjoy our family room with your children - there is a separate room for the children.

      Have your children close by, but still have your own privacy. This is a big hit, especially for smaller children. If needed we can also provide a cot.

      Afternoon sun and the solid wooden furniture and parquet flooring make this room more than just homely...There is a fridge for guests - and above all lots of PEACE and QUIET....

      • Alarm Clock Radio
      • Shower
      • Television
      • Hairdryer
      • Towels
      • Child's bed
      • Water closet
      • Family room
      • Connecting rooms
      • WiFi
      • King size bed
      • Single
      • Sofa bed
      Stay Incl. Breakfast
      € 70
      Min. Price per Night for 2 Persons
    • Balcony room

      1 - 2 People

      When the sun smiles at you in the morning, you know that it is going to be a lovely day...
      Those who like the morning sun to wake them, have come to the right place!
      A beautiful double room furnished in solid wood, with parquet flooring and a large balcony to relax on! There is room for a cot...
      In the evening, maybe have a cosy chat over a glass of wine.... it is all possible here.
      New: The bathroom will be renovated from May 2012

      • Alarm Clock Radio
      • Balcony/terrace
      • Shower
      • Television
      • Towels
      • Water closet
      • WiFi
      • King size bed