Typically Styrian … friendly and cosy … nature pure in the green heart of Austria
This is a promise, not just a slogan. Take us at our word. We are hosts in the traditional sense, which means that we offer our guests a warm and personal welcome, accompany them to the most beautiful holiday sites and cook for them morning and evening. We want to be a hotel with a soul. We believe that this is what guests may expect from a hotel run by a three-generation family.
Traditional values & roots
Günter is the all-round host. Ingrid is the „heart and soul“ of the house and responsible for the physical well-being of our guests. The young are eager to help whenever their assistance is needed and school permits them to do so. And, last but not least, we could not do without the help of grandma and grandpa. Our tradition, origin, careful approach to the countryside and natural life, openness to new ideas and experiences, friendliness and hospitality, and our commitment to be there and care for our guests with our hearts and souls are the sources of our philosophy.
The Druschhof is more than 400 years old
The oldest documentary evidence mentioning the Druschhof dates back to the 16th century and refers to a certain „Christian Drusch“. The Druschhof was then servient to Gstatt and the Propstei (provostship) of the monastery of Admont. The hotel's history mentions the name Rettenbacher for the first time in 1896. From an etymological point of view, "Drusch" seems to have originated from the Middle High German "dreschen" (threshing, i.e. the act of beating cereal in order to separate the grains from the rest of the plant). The farm's coat of arms handed down over time also points to this kind of activity. The further heraldic symbolism of a crown (= victory, sovereignty), a blue shield (= steadfastness, strength, fidelity), gold/yellow (= reputation, virtue, majestic dignity) is of particular interest in this respect.
Mystery between yesterday and today
The coat of arms' origin cannot be clearly determined. It is likely to have dated back to a time when there were ties to nobility and might even go back to the Late Middle Ages. It is noteworthy that the same coat of arms can be seen also in the Unteral valley (at the Tetter hotel) where the name Rettenbacher was mentioned for the first time in 1678. When doing research, one comes across a certain Anton Rettenbacher who was mentioned around 1862 as great benefactor to the Evangelical Church. This history might not play a significant role today, but for us as a family it is nevertheless an exciting venture to reflect upon it and to delve into the mysterious, mythical past.
We mainly serve regional dishes
Our own organic farm offers healthy and tasty food, such as beef and lamb. Venison, chamois and deer served by us come from our own hunting ground, i.e. pristine nature. Many of the carefully selected dishes are based on granny's cookbook and Ingrid's fragrant and tasty recipes. We prepare all dishes on the same day and adjust them to the season. Our homemade jam is very popular with our guests. Our rowan berry schnapps also comes from the region.
Varied Druschhof half board cuisine
Our healthy and regional half board cuisine covers a wide range of typically Austrian and popular international dishes, including vegetarian, dietary and wholefood/organic dishes. The „Druschhof half board cuisine“ includes: a rich breakfast buffet, a four-course dinner with a choice of three main courses, a daily fresh salad bar and dessert. During our summer tours up to the mountain pastures, chops and char-grilled sausages are served at the various chalets.
On arrival, we welcome our guests with a truly heartfelt
When people meet, the first impression counts. It is important to us that you feel at home, welcome and well taken care of in our bright and friendly guest rooms and suites from the very first moment on when you snuggle down in fresh bed linen, open the sun-facing picture windows, look at the fantastic landscape, breathe in deeply the air from the mountains, smell the wonderful fragrances of spring, experience summer feelings, enjoy the gorgeous autumn views and have winter dreams for the first time and say: What wonderful days!
Enjoy the sunny sides of the hotel
From spring to autumn, the hotel is decorated with flowers, as you would expect it from a house in the Alps. Space is abundant both inside and outside the house. The interior is characterised by a typical country house style. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped. All rooms are flooded with light due to the sun-facing location of the hotel, but also due to special design elements. The dining room, the "Jagdstube" (hunter's lounge), the winter garden, the bar and the open-air terrace outside the house have a pleasant brightness.
- Country house style with solid wood furniture
- All rooms with balcony
- Makeup mirror
- Cable TV
- A writing desk with chair
- Free Internet access (WLAN) throughout the house
- Non-smoking room
Pampering package & summer card
Prices include both the 'Druschhof half board' and the 'Schladming-Dachstein summer card'. Enjoy our well-balanced and healthy cuisine: the nourishing, rich breakfast buffet and the four-course dinner with a large variety of regional, typically Styrian, Austrian and seasonal ingredients. Benefit from the many advantages the summer card and your ticket for admission to more than 100 top events and over 90 extra services in the Schladming-Dachstein region offer.
Large space for children & young people
We offer an exciting outdoor area with playgrounds, a farm building and mountain pasture for our young guests. There is enough space for everyone around the hotel, whether during the summer vacations on green meadows or in the winter when walking through the wonderful snow. In the winter, we invite our young guests to come with us and see the cows and young animals in the stable. In the summer, we do not only offer barbecuing on our mountain pasture, but also the opportunity to see the cattle licking salt.
All services at a glance:
- Own hotel car park
- Accessibility of facilities for people with disabilities
- Reception, hotel lift
- Recreation room/lounge/reading room
- Own TV room
- Table tennis room
- Well-assorted library for hikers
- Sauna world + massage
- Garden pool (in the summer)
- Children's playground (trampoline, swing)
- Lawned sunbathing area (in the summer)
- Own farm with orchard
- Summer tours up to our own mountain pasture (in Untertal)
- Insider tips for excursions and leisure activities
- Guided tours for groups (on request)
- Ski bus/hiking bus/city bus directly in front of the hotel
- Summer card advantages
- Pampering package pleasures
Chilling & relaxing
You can find something in our hotel that most hotels promise, but can hardly offer: calm! Great views to pastures, woods and mountains, wonderful hiking trails directly before the hotel, walking barefooted on dewy meadows or warmly dressed through fluffy snow and then enjoying the wellness atmosphere in our sauna world.
A wellness oasis
For holidays in the mountains wellness areas with water and warmth are a must. We offer a large sauna world with Finnish sauna, aromatic steam sauna, infrared sauna, massage pool, fog shower, solarium and relaxation room. We offer massages twice or three times a week. You can directly access the garden (with pool in the summer) from the wellness area.