Ferienhaus Schwarzenbach

Experiences on the Farm
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  • Organic
  • Farm Stay
    Anna und Franz Schmeißl
    Spießengraben 5, 4562 Steinbach am Ziehberg · Kalkalpen National Park Region · Upper Austria
    Ferienhaus Schwarzenbach


    Plenty of space and freedom for children

    Explore nature & enjoy roaming freely - surrounded by nature! Petting zoo, make wooden souvenirs

    Uncover the secrets of herbs & forest

    Learn about wild herbs from Anna, a botanical guide specialised in wild herbs and a certified organic cooking instructor; discover the forest with Franz, a certified forest school practicioner

    Healthy sleep

    Healthy sleep in solid wood beds made of Austrian stone pine. Healthy living in a house constructed with natural materials (clay, solid wood) and furnished with solid wood furniture manufactured in our own carpenter's workshop "baumfreund"


    Immerse yourself in the forest - a unique concept in Europe (more information: http://waldness.almtal.at/)

    About Us

    The newly erected eco holiday chalet is situated on a sunny hillside and has everything to offer in the sphere of comfortable living and healthy sleeping. Built from spruce timber felled according to phases of the moon, its inner walls being partly clad with clay plaster, this chalet invites you to escape from your everyday life.  Upon opening the front door you are met by incomparable flair and the aroma of wood from our own forest.  The chalet is fitted out with high-quality oil-treated floors, doors, beds and other furniture items made in our own joinery. Come and get an intimate experience of this fascinating wood - from the small forest seedling to the finished piece of furniture! 

    The holiday chalet, situated on the fringe of the Salzkammergut, near the Kalkalpen National Park, is idyllically set among lush-green pasturelands. It offers breathtaking views of pastures interspersed with fruit trees, as well as of the forested slopes of Steinbach and our own mountain, the Mittagstein. A best kept secret for hikers is Steinberg at the Ziehberg, where 11 well-signposted (circular) hiking trails of various degrees of difficulty, offer the perfect hiking experience.  The village also offers newly laid out cycling and horse riding trails. 

    Many more attractive sightseeing destinations can be visited within a radius of c. 30 km, such as the Traunsee town Gmunden, the Cumberland Game Park Grunau, the Kalkalpen National Park, enjoyment along the Alm River, the Schlierbach and Kremsmunster Monasteries, as well as some unique museums, e.g. the Crime Museum, the Scythe Smiths' Museum and the Publications Museum.

    Management of our two-faceted BIO-industry

    Alongside of suckler cows and ewes on our pasturelands, we run a solid-wood joinery in which most of our timber is processed.  Get a live experience of this. Sense the harmony existing among wood, nature and our animals.

    What we have to offer through the year    

    In spring the pasture fences are fixed. From spring through to autumn you are welcome to visit our suckler cow and ewe herds in the pastures, and even to help us with transferring these, if required, to another paddock.  In summer you may also personally be present when we harvest our hay!  During autumn, amongst other things, apples and pears are harvested to be turned into dried fruit, juice or cider.  In late autumn our cattle and sheep are brought from the pastures to their exercise pens, where they are fed daily. Also, from late autumn through to winter, trees that have beforehand been personally selected for specific purposes by the master joiner on his walks through the forest, are harvested at the correct time in accordance with the phases of the moon. Additionally, timber and firewood are harvested for own use.

    To ensure forest sustainability, the tending of young forest stands may not be neglected. In our solid-wood joinery we sustainably produce furniture, doors, etc., throughout the year.  If you are interested, you may observe the various manual production processes, try some of the activities yourself, or even make some small souvenirs.

    Wood. Nature. Recreation!
    Anni und Franz Schmeißl

    Enjoy a sip of home-made cider or apple juice in our farmyard!

    ...the ideal spot for this is at the historical traditional timber chalet or "Troadkastn", next to our old cider cellar.

    ...and they can roam freely throughout the year, whether moving freely inside the exercise pen or whether enjoying their "summer retreat" on the pastures.

    General Amenities

    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Garden
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Multimedia (Satellite TV)
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Ski Boot Dryer

    How to Get Here

    • Car
    • Bus
    • Taxi
    • Train

    Accepted Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Bank Transfer

    Languages Spoken On Site

    • German
    • English


    • Free Parking
    • Cycle Shelter
    • Covered Parking Spaces

    At the Property

    • Garden / Meadow
    • Farmer's Garden
    • Farm Products
    • Creativity Programme
    • Help on the Farm
    • Orchard
    • Packages
    • Art of Distillation
    • Tasting of Fruit Spirits
    • Tractor Rides

    Amenities for Children

    • Baby and Toddler Essentials
    • Children Welcome
    • Playground

    Amenities in the Unit

    • Linen Provided
    • Order Bread for Breakfast
    • Electric Stove
    • Tableware Provided
    • Guest Kitchen
    • Timber Deck
    • Coffee Machine
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Terrace
    • Drying Room
    • Central Heating

    Catering & Meals

    • Self-Catering Stay


    • Luggage Service
    • Transfer to Train Station
    • Transfer to Skiing Facilities
    • Welcome Drink

    Internet Access

    • Internet Services

    Activities at/near the Property

    • Alpine Pastures & Mountain Cabins
    • Accessible Hiking Trail
    • Themed Walks & Nature Trails
    • Running Routes
    • Cooking and Baking
    • Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
    • Toboggan Rental
    • Nordic Walking
    • Cycle Routes
    • Horse-Riding
    • Horse Riding Trails
    • Snowshoeing
    • Table Tennis
    • Hiking
    • Winter Sports

    Spa Facilities & Treatments

    • Walk in the Morning Dew

    Special Features

    • Activity Holidays
    • Hiking
    • Swimming
    • Traditional Handicrafts
    • Experience Farm Activities
    • Winter Activities
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Peaceful Winter Activities
    • Cross-Country Skiing
    • Snowshoeing Trails
    • Ski Touring
    • Culinary Delights
    • In the Farmer's Kitchen
    • World of Herbs
    • Holidays for Families
    • Family-Friendly Properties
    • Sustainable Holidays
    • Extraordinary Farm Stays
    • Allergy-Friendly Farms

    Our Prices and Deals

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    • Holiday Apartment MOUNTAIN ELM

      1 - 4 People
      • ecological, comfortable living (oil-treated solid-wood with clay-plaster construction)
      • healthy sleeping in "nature beds" (partly made from the  local Swiss pine with health properties)
      • roomy east facing recessed balcony and south facing terrace
      • view towards farmyard, village and organic pasture-orchard mixtures 
      • 2 separated sleeping areas
      • bathroom and WC separate
      • SAT-TV
      • leisure room (in the cellar)
      • Mountain view
      • Baking oven
      • Bathtub
      • Balcony/terrace
      • Shower
      • Television
      • Garden view
      • Towels
      • Heating
      • Water closet
      • Kitchen
      • Cookware / Utensils
      • Refrigerator
      • Modern
      • King size bed
      • Sofa bed