Relaxing Body & Mind in Austria
A Spa Break on the Farm Allows You to Fully Relax Surrounded by Nature
What’s nicer than spending a day in the great outdoors? And what’s better than unwinding in peace and tranquility afterwards (or in between)? The perfect holiday is a combination of exciting activities and relaxation, fun and tranquility. To put it like this: do yourself something good, as much as possible!
Nature All Around
By the way: a healthy diet is an essential part of well-being. The food on the farm is natural, organic and fresh. Healthy and tasty.
Therefore, a day on the farm starts with a healthy breakfast. The farmers serve locally grown culinary delights. Home-made bread, butter and milk from the cows in the barn, bacon and ham, spreads and jams. If you like, you can go and collect an egg directly from the nest. Knowing where the food comes from, it tastes a whole lot better. This also promotes your health and well-being.
There are even more offers for your tailor-made well-being escape on the farm. Your recreation is the utmost priority on our certified vitality farms in Austria. Here, the food is organic and only natural, healthy materials are used for the furnishings. To top it all off, the farms offer a range of treatments and facilities that benefit your health.
#OURLIFE. HOLIDAYS ON THE FARM BASTLS HOF IN GRIES IM SELLRAIN, TYROL
I would have never thought that mountain farms that can compete with spa hotels exist. Not in my dreams. Then I stayed on the farm “Bastls Hof” in Tyrol. What a picturesque setting in the Sellraintal valley! Instead of buildings, it’s surrounded by mountains and forests. In a circular building right next to the farmhouse, there’s a Finnish sauna, an Infrared sauna and a quiet zone with loungers and a spectacular mountain view.
Quality & Trust
Holidays with an additional value
Discover the secrets of nature
Feel the vibrant life
On the farm, you are part of it!
Immerse yourself in nature
Animals and plants to touch and smell
Saunas, Steam Baths & More
A lot of farms have an Infrared sauna, a sauna or a steam bath. Cosy quiet zones guarantee deep relaxation. In most cases, you can get exclusive access for your family or group only. Simply agree on a time. A luxury spa break! On a lot of farms, you can take advantage of a professional massage.
Do you fancy a massage after cycling? Book your massage treatment on the spot. A number of hosts on our farms are either licensed massage therapists themselves or they cooperate with other professionals. And the farm turns into a luxury spa retreat!
Staying on a farm with an emphasis on a specific topic is always a great experience. Some farms offer fasting programmes with fasting specialists helping you detox your body.
Hay Baths & Herbal Poultices
In any case, getting rid of toxins is an easy task on the farm. The farmer on the herb farm knows exactly which tea is best for you - and tastes good too. Would you like to lend her a hand when she’s harvesting herbs and creating your custom tea blend? If there’s anything that doesn’t grow in the herb garden, you will find it in the wild on a walk through the forest. And then, you will find yourself sitting in front of the house with a steaming cup of tea and a lovely country view. The harmonious blend of this enticing smell and the stunning panorama makes for a perfectly relaxing holiday.
Let the herb farmer prepare a soothing herbal poultice or a herbal bath for you. And perhaps you’d like to make a herbal pillow together. It’s not only a nice souvenir to take home but also great fun!
Home remedies, natural skin care or aromatherapy: on the farm, traditional knowledge about the benefits of natural remedies has been preserved. And you can take advantage of it.
Imagine starting your day with yoga on a meadow next to the farmhouse. Salute the sun! Downward-facing dog, cobra, tree pose ... And every time you lift up your chest, you see a breathtaking mountain panorama in front of you. Perhaps, that’s where you’re hiking later on? The cock is crowing behind you and the cows are mooing in the barn. There’s really no one around who can round the back better than the cat on the farm.
Or are you more into qigong? Do you regularly practice tai chi, gymnastics or pilates? Why not do it also while you’re on holiday? No matter which method you prefer to energise: on a number of farms, your hosts are certified teachers who will help you and guide you through the practice of your choice.
Get Moving to Relax
Well-being is a state of balance. A balance between movement and stillness. Sometimes, exercise is the best stress reliever. A leisurely horse ride or hike, for example on a themed walk, does your body and mind good. Ask your hosts on the farm about pleasant walks across alpine pastures, through wetlands or with chakra-themed guided meditation. Walk on a barefoot sensory path and strengthen your immune system by walking through cold water just like Sebastian Kneipp did.
Let your hosts show you the most energising places on their farm or find your very own favourite spot. It may be a tree, a boulder or a forest glade. You will feel it when you’re there. Promise! Some farmers have built a tree house, a tipi or a yurt where their guests as well as themselves can find inner peace.
The Forest - An Oasis of Well-Being
Have you ever heard of “forest bathing”? No, it’s not about swimming in a lake that’s located in a forest. Although, that does sound appealing too. It’s about soaking up the forest atmosphere and immersing yourself in its pure, green vegetation.
If you take a mindful stroll through the woods instead of passing by and if you open all your senses, you will feel them: the terpenes. By releasing these substances that cause the unique scent of the forest, trees communicate with each other. The positive effect of terpenes on our body and mind is proven by science.
Therefore, a forest is more than just a bunch of trees: it’s a place where you can regain your strength! A lot of farmers are certified forest therapy guides or forest school practitioners. You can learn so much from them! They are happy to tell you more about natural processes and the links between nature’s ecological systems. Join them in the forest to spot some wildlife.
Now It's Time to Calm Down
The only thing that’s even cosier is lounging in the deck chair and watching the clouds go by. On the farm, you can also do this for as long as you like.
Doing nothing is not that easy during the hustle and bustle of daily life. It needs time to get into it. Listen: a dragonfly is whizzing by. Look: a grasshopper is jumping over your leg. The scent of lavender hangs in the air. The crickets are chirping ... And you have fallen asleep. Just like that.