Schloss Saalhof

Experiences on the Farm
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  • Farm Stay
    Kathrin und Hermann Rieder
    Saalhofstraße 26, 5751 Maishofen · Salzburger Saalachtal Region · Salzburger Land
    Schloss Saalhof


    Old meets new

    1000 years of history with beautiful vaults and pine paneling meets modern living concepts with lots of glass, concrete and wood from our own forest.

    Relaxing and active holiday

    Between sauna infusions, barbecue hut, baked bread barbecue, alpine pasture hike, children's horseback riding, there will hopefully be time to explore our playground including animals.

    Variety of products

    We produce a wide range of products. You can take the products directly from our 24 h self-catering refrigerator. For the self-set breakfast table there is a daily bread delivery service.

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    About Us

    The Family-Friendly Castle With the Charms of a Farm

    Vacation in the castle - anything else is ordinary, especially if cows, goats and many other animals frolic around at the meadow around the historical building. The Rieder family is welcoming you for a relaxing and family-friendly vacation on the farm in Zell am See - Kaprun. You dwell directly in the castle, , one of the oldest buildings in Pinzgau, in comfortable and roomy apartments with traditional aura and modern amenities.

    Comfortable on the Farm

    Start your day with a rich breakfast with homemade farm products from a self-service fridge (24 hours open) or the bread delivery service by your hosts. Collect your daily breakfast egg directly from the hens nests and enjoy a healthy glass of milk. That is pure nature. Numerous services ameliorate your vacation on the farm in Maishofen. Together with cozy wellness relaxation and much room for families you experience the unique enjoyment of hearty and personal service. On our farm children may look behind the scenes and get involved. The animals are waiting to get fed and caressed.

    A Dream in Every Season

    One of the best features of the Saalhof Castle is its picturesque standalone location between gentle grassy hills and steep mountains. Beautiful skiing resorts and hiking trails are just a few minutes from the castle. In the summer you can explore gentle terrain by bike or steep mountains by foot.  Afterwards a refreshing swim in nearby Lake Zell is perfect!

    Choose the picturesque Saalhof Castle for an unforgotten vacation on the farm in Zell am See - Kaprun. We gladly receive your non-binding enquiry!

    Take a break from the daily routine in our modern wellness-area.
    Relax and enjoy the warmth in our two outside "Sauna Barrels", our infrared-sauna for 4 persons or our classical Finnish sauna for 10 persons. 
    Our relaxation room and terrace are fitted with sunloungers made out of massive natural wood and are directly nearby the outside Sauna facilities.  The large picture window offers a great view of the "Hohe Tauern" National Park.

    The panoramic terrace and lawn with the castle well offers many relaxing loungers.

    We always welcome children on our farm:
    * Playground with an adventure playground
    * Large trampoline *Treehouse with rope bridge
    * Many pedal tractors, vehicles and sand toys
    * Petting animals such as goats and rabbits and dogs
    * Children can ride on our horse, Simone
    * Daily from 5 pm - the cows are driven to the barn, followed by feeding
    * This is where the eggs for breakfast come from: Eggs are collected daily in the morning

    * we bake French bread on the stick

    number of registration: 50611-002004-2020

    We love to take your vacation personally - where else could you feel more like a king than with us? Fairy-tale living, laird-style: It's not every day that you reside in a castle with a rustic ambience.
    Familie Rieder


    Our products from the 24h self-service farm fridge: Milk, cheese, eggs, 14 different jams and jellies, honey, schnapps and liqueurs, smoked ham / bacon, beef and veal in 5 or 10kg packages, apple juice,  ... yum, that tastes twice as good!

    Our animals: Cows, calves, pigs (only in summer), chickens, our horse Simone, the cat Lilly, the goat Loisi with her young and the rabbits Strolchi, Punkti, Flecki and Blacky. The cows and calves, rabbits and goats, are happy if you help the farmers with spreading hay, feeding, or milking! The daily egg collection is an attraction! The young animals graze on our Alpine meadow at an altitude of 1400-2000 m and are visited once a week by everyone in July and August!

    General Amenities

    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Lounge
    • TV Room
    • Pet-Friendly
    • Reading Room
    • Dogs Allowed
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Ski Room
    • Ski Boot Dryer

    How to Get Here

    • Bus
    • Train

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • ATM Card (Maestro)
    • Bank Transfer

    Languages Spoken On Site

    • English
    • French
    • Italian


    • Free Parking


    • Rent a Cabin
    • Off-Season Discounts
    • Traditional Mountain Cabin
    • Castle and Country Estate
    • Cabin Stay Possible

    At the Property

    • Farm Gate Sales
    • Country-Style Living Room
    • Activities with Host Family
    • Garden / Meadow
    • Farmer's Garden
    • Farm Products
    • Help on the Farm
    • Orchard
    • Wildlife Watching
    • Art of Distillation
    • Tasting of Fruit Spirits
    • Playmates
    • Clothes for the Barn Provided
    • Tractor Rides

    Amenities for Children

    • Baby and Toddler Essentials
    • Children Welcome
    • Playground
    • Playhouse
    • Toys
    • Playroom
    • Playground in the Forest

    Amenities in the Unit

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

    Catering & Meals

    • Buffet Breakfast
    • Self-Catering Stay
    • Local Delicacies
    • Private Spring Water Supply
    • Austrian Cuisine


    • Phone Service
    • Transfer to Skiing Facilities
    • Welcome Drink

    Internet Access

    • Free Internet
    • WiFi

    Activities at/near the Property

    • Trip to the Alpine Pastures
    • Alpine Pastures & Mountain Cabins
    • Basketball
    • Mountaineering Tours
    • Archery Course
    • Accommodation for Horses
    • Ice Skating
    • Bicycle Rental
    • All-Season Ski Resort
    • Guided Alpine Hikes
    • Guided Walks
    • Get-Together with the Hosts
    • Private Museum
    • Musicians in the Family
    • Get-Together in the Mountain Cabin
    • Climbing
    • Cooking and Baking
    • Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
    • Miniature Golf
    • National Park
    • Nature Park
    • Nordic Walking
    • Cycle Routes
    • Horse-Riding
    • Horse Riding Lessons
    • Horse Riding Trails
    • Toboggan Run
    • Snowshoeing
    • Close to Ski Bus Shuttle
    • Ski Lift
    • Tennis Court
    • Hiking
    • Winter Sports

    Spa Facilities & Treatments

    • Aromatherapy
    • Massages
    • Sauna
    • Spa Area

    Business Services

    • Office Services
    • High Speed Internet

    Special Features

    • Activity Holidays
    • Hiking
    • Guided Walks
    • Horse Riding
    • Pony Riding
    • Cycling
    • Downhill Mountain Biking
    • Mountain Biking
    • E-Bike Rental
    • Golf
    • Swimming
    • On the Lakeshore
    • Fishing
    • Wildlife Watching
    • Experience Farm Activities
    • Winter Activities
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Bus Transfer to the Piste
    • Peaceful Winter Activities
    • Cross-Country Skiing
    • Next to the Ski Trail
    • Bus Transfer to the Ski Trail
    • Snowshoeing Trails
    • Ski Touring
    • Culinary Delights
    • Farm Gate Sales
    • Holidays for Families
    • Family-Friendly Properties
    • Holidays for Two
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Honeymoon on the Farm
    • Healthy Holidays
    • Energise & Relax
    • Spa Break
    • Sustainable Holidays
    • Holidays without a Car
    • Extraordinary Farm Stays
    • Historic Farmhouses
    • Farms for Music Lovers
    • Allergy-Friendly Farms
    • Holidays with Dogs
    • Dogs Allowed

    Our Prices and Deals

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    • Schwalbennest

      2 - 5 People

      A bright, stylish and new apartment with beautiful view of the castle - equipped with natural materials and wood - made by hand by our carpenter: 

      The holiday home Schwalbennest features a tasteful combination of traditional and modern materials in the colors of lime green, earth brown and light gray. This gem is perfected by lots of solid wood, stylish Fiber C panels in the bathroom and toilet and modern, large-scale wall prints. 

      • for 3-5 persons
      • on the 1st floor in the new building across from Castle Saalhof
      • 1x triple room with sofa, sitting area, flat screen TV, blind
      • kitchenette (includes dishwasher, microwave, oven, stove, fridge with freezer compartment, espresso machine, electric kettle, coffee maker)
      • 1x single or twin room with single bed and pull-out sleeper chair, flatscreen TV and DVD-player
      • blackout blinds
      • separate toilet
      • Bath with shower, hairdryer, toilet articles, make-up mirror, shampoo and soap
      • wardrobe in entrance area,
      • WLAN, ca. 45m²


      • 4 burner cooktop
      • Mountain view
      • Baking oven
      • Balcony/terrace
      • Shower
      • Television
      • Garden view
      • Beverages sold on the premises
      • Crib / Cot
      • Hairdryer
      • Towels
      • Heating
      • Coffee Machine
      • Child's bed
      • Microwave
      • Toaster
      • Water closet
      • Water kettle
      • Family room
      • High speed Internet connection
      • Hypoallergenic pillows
      • Kitchenette
      • Refrigerator
      • WiFi
      • Annex building
      • Modern
      • King size bed
      • Single