Experiences on the Farm
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  • Babies & Kids
  • Farm Stay
    Manuela und Stefan Rettensteiner
    Oberberg 42, 5552 Forstau · Salzburger Sportwelt Region · Salzburger Land


    Schladming-Dachstein-Sommercard inclusive.

    Extensive baby and child equipment.

    Breakfast or starter basket with regional products.

    Dahomey cows - the smallest cattle breed in the world

    About Us

    The Location 
    The Montaninghof is located on a hill overlooking Forstau in the Oberberg region. We are surrounded by untouched nature, perfect for hiking and sledding. The entrance to the "Bachweg" (creek path) is at the edge of our meadow. This is a beautiful trail with Kneipp springs and the opportunity to learn about herbs during the summer, and romantic lighting during the winter. An exciting trail for both children and adults! The Fageralm ski lift is a short three-minute drive away, and the Reiteralm can be reached in seven. We have a beautiful view of Dachstein. We are located close to the main highways, yet situated in an area that allows you to relax and enjoy your vacation in peace and quiet.

    The farm
    Our farm house was renovated and remodeled in 2005. The two rental apartments are on the top floor and offer a breathtaking view over Forstau. We breed cows at our farm, which means that during the winter we almost always have several calves in the stalls. They love to be petted! You are also welcome to pet and feed our small animals. They spend the entire year at the farm and, of course, are always happy to be fed and cuddled.  

    Meet the owners  

    We - Stefan and Manuela Rettensteiner - have been operating the Montaninghof farm since February 2008. I, Manuela, have been working on the farm full-time since summer 2011. Before that, I worked as a professional cook and baker in the hospitality industry. My husband Stefan is employed as a machine fitter and turner in the town of Schladming. He also works as a farmer, of course - we provide loving care to our animals.

    It is important to us to provide you with a comfortable, relaxing environment. Family is important to us so we are always happy to welcome children to our farm.   Infant and children's farm   We love welcoming families with children to our farm.   We have plenty of space outdoors for playing and running around. They will have no problem falling asleep at night!

    We want to make sure that everyone enjoys themselves. We know that children need space and time to be active. The big meadow directly in front of our house is perfect for sledding or building snowmen - and anything else that they might dream up.   I will be happy to take your children to visit our animals if they want to feed them or pet them.  

    Special offer for babies and children - no additional cost! Please ask about them. We have the following items to borrow or use:

    • Diaper bags 
    • Strollers
    • Infant supplies
    • Highchair
    • Crib
    • Bathtub
    • Baby monitor
    • Baby cereal
    • Tea
    • Creams and lotions
    • Toys
    • Blankets
    • Linens

    Toybox Plenty of toys for boys and girls.   


    Bread, juices, jam, herb salt, salad, fruits, vegetables, ointments, liqueur.

    On our farm there live cats, ducks, quails, chicken, turkeys, guinea pigs, goats, bunnies, cows, calves, ponies, fish, alpakas and Dahomey cows.

    General Amenities

    • Garden
    • Luggage Storage
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pet-Friendly
    • Dogs Allowed
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Ski Room
    • Ski Boot Dryer

    How to Get Here

    • Car
    • Bus
    • Taxi
    • Train

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • Cash

    Languages Spoken On Site

    • German
    • English


    • Free Parking

    At the Property

    • Farm Gate Sales
    • Drive Livestock down from Alpine Pastures
    • Activities with Host Family
    • Garden / Meadow
    • Farmer's Garden
    • Farm Products
    • Creativity Programme
    • Help on the Farm
    • Orchard
    • Sleep in the Hay
    • Playmates

    Amenities for Children

    • Baby and Toddler Essentials
    • Children Welcome
    • Holiday Programme for Kids
    • Playground
    • Playhouse
    • Toys
    • Playground in the Forest

    Amenities in the Unit

    • Linen Provided
    • Order Bread for Breakfast
    • Bed and Breakfast
    • Tableware Provided
    • Guest Kitchen
    • Coffee Machine
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Terrace
    • Drying Room
    • Washing Machine

    Catering & Meals

    • Breakfast Box
    • Private Spring Water Supply
    • Stay Incl. Breakfast


    • Transfer to Train Station
    • Welcome Drink

    Internet Access

    • Free Internet
    • WiFi

    Activities at/near the Property

    • Trip to the Alpine Pastures
    • Alpine Pastures & Mountain Cabins
    • Lake for Swimming
    • Mountaineering Tours
    • Accommodation for Horses
    • Themed Walks & Nature Trails
    • Nature Trail
    • Guided Alpine Hikes
    • Guided Walks
    • Get-Together with the Hosts
    • Cooking and Baking
    • Trained Outdoor Educators
    • Horse Riding Trails
    • Toboggan Run
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Ski Lift
    • Summer Toboggan Run
    • Hiking
    • Winter Sports

    Spa Facilities & Treatments

    • Kneipp Facilities

    Business Services

    • Printer
    • Fax Machine
    • Copier

    Special Features

    • Activity Holidays
    • Hiking
    • Guided Walks
    • Guided Alpine Hikes
    • Donkey and Llama Walks
    • Horse Riding
    • Pony Riding
    • Cycling
    • Downhill Mountain Biking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Long-Distance Cycling Routes
    • E-Bike Rental
    • Swimming
    • Fishing
    • Traditional Handicrafts
    • Experience Farm Activities
    • Winter Activities
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Bus Transfer to the Piste
    • Peaceful Winter Activities
    • Cross-Country Skiing
    • Bus Transfer to the Ski Trail
    • Snowshoeing Trails
    • Guided Showshoe Walks
    • Ski Touring
    • Culinary Delights
    • In the Farmer's Kitchen
    • World of Herbs
    • Holidays for Families
    • Family-Friendly Properties
    • Sustainable Holidays

    Our Prices and Deals

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    • Apartment Alpenrose

      1 - 5 People

      The new apartment Alpenrose is about 50 m² and has two separate bedrooms with double bed, a fully equipped eat-in kitchen with microwave, electric stove, dishwasher, toaster and refrigerator, a bathroom, a separate toilet and a sunny balcony with seating set. Radio, satellite TV, free WLAN, bed linen and towels included in the price.

      Especially suitable for families with children, because from the balcony you can see the garden and the playground.

      Ask about our children's discounts in summer!

      From May to October the Schladming-Dachstein-Sommercard ( is included in the price!

      • 4 burner cooktop
      • Alarm Clock Radio
      • Mountain view
      • Baking oven
      • Balcony/terrace
      • Shower
      • Television
      • Garden view
      • Crib / Cot
      • Hairdryer
      • Towels
      • Child's bed
      • Microwave
      • Convection Oven
      • Cleaning equipment in the flat
      • Toaster
      • Water kettle
      • Kitchen
      • Cookware / Utensils
      • Refrigerator
      • Connecting rooms
      • Modern
      • King size bed