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The history of the holiday hotel "The Lärchenhof"

A refreshment stop and holiday has become a long-cherished tradition for many of guests from near and far. The utmost priority for us is still providing personal commitment when it comes to supervision and hospitality. Find out here how the Lärchenhof has developed from being a guesthouse with 20 beds into a 5-star luxury hotel yet has still been able to retain its familial charm and personal aspect.

Years 2010 – 2020 at a glance ...starstarstarstarstar

Year
Milestones
2020
The existing Junior suites on the 2nd storey of the Schlösslhof got a new bathroom.
2019
18-hole Kaiserwinkl Golf Kössen golf course was taken over.
The Schlösslhof deluxe family suites were extended to provide an additional bathroom with infra-red cabins.
Refurbishment of the hotel dining hall: Complete re-design of the buffet area, addition of 3 stations, refurbishment of the existing stations
2018
The existing Junior suites on the 1st floor in Schlösslhof were converted into deluxe Junior suites. Sections of the hotel dining hall were upgraded and the existing terrace renovated. The tennis hall gets a new Top Slide surface.
2017
Extension and refurbishment of the office area. The hotel bar was refurbished, the winter garden modernised and the terrace extended. Two of the outdoor tennis courts get a professional hard court surface, thereby expanding the selection of sports available with a boules area.
2016
Our new panorama sauna garden with superb views to the Tyrol mountains, accessible via the Event Sauna through the ca. 30 m long escalator, was completed. As a result the wellness area then spanned 4200m².

A family of alpacas was moved in to Lärchenhof Hundsbichl Alm.

New rooms were created in the Landhaus and the existing ones refurbished In addition, all the existing double rooms in the main building were refurbished to make them deluxe double rooms.
2015
New children’s club set up at the Tennis café

A new highlight opened in Birkenhaus: The exclusive Salzburg traditions costume company, Gössl, invite you to purchase the latest collections!

Our Anmar sports shop moved into the new areas, together with the ski school office.

The expansion of our sauna area started. The new Event sauna with effect lighting, mist, sound & film opened.
2014
An additional wonderful Lärchenhof chalet (ca. 4 minute walk away) was built, our new underground garage was expanded by two spaces and on top the foundations for the new ski school office and the new Anmar sports shop have been layed.

Consideration was shown to our little guests too and work was carried out on the design of a new children’s paradise. This was to be located next to the play area.

In the Lärchenhof itself, a double room and a single room were converted to create two new Lärchenhof deluxe studios. Here state-of-the-art comfort coupled with Tyrol cosiness now await.

In the kitchen a contemporary kitchen area with induction stove, new bain-marie, new rechaud, new hot plate and new sideboard were set up.
2013
To our great joy, Mr Unterrainer succeeded in taking on the Hundsbichlhof and integrating it into the Lärchenhof holiday area.

In the closure period, refurbishment and renovation work was carried out (in part on newly designed studios in the Landhaus).
2012
Link to the Hundsbichl Sonnenrund trail and opening of the new ‘Vital & Aktiv’ centre, with functional zone and new Milon circuit
A new T-bar lift was set up on the hotel’s own ski slope
Petting zoo opened at the Hundsbichlhof with horses, donkeys, goats & sheep
Extension/refurbishment of the Landhaus, to provide 2 deluxe family suites and 1 deluxe Romantic suite, as well as upgrading of the bathrooms in some of the studios and apartments in the Landhaus
2011
Extension of the forecourt area around the roundabout along with a front garden with herbaceous border. Raising of the entire area at the front of the hotel and construction of the ’rampart’, whereby additional rooms were created and driveway for suppliers was developed. As part of this, the offices were extended and re-designed.

Below the Lärchenhof, ca. 4 minutes walk away the wonderful Lärchenhof chalet was constructed, in which Alpine chic and a cosy atmosphere meet. In addition, some of the Junior suites in the Schlösslhof were upgraded to deluxe Junior suites, with extensive bathrooms and the rooms in the Lärchenhof were refurbished.

Setting up of a second underground garage with fully automatic washing facility and underground access to the existing garage and as a result an interconnecting system in the hotel
Development of new Biathlon facilities with access to the cross-country slope
2010/11
Refurbishment of our à-la-carte restaurant, extension of our kitchen and refrigeration systems, along with an extension to the wellness area to cover 3000 m² in total. The staff building was also upgraded. A children’s entertainment room and a room for teenagers were re-designed.

Years 2001 – 2009 at a glancestarstarstarstarstar

Year
Milestones
2009
Development of a wellness bar with open fire, along with the VIP lounge at the Jungbrunnen, extension of 2 deluxe Jungbrunnen suites (1x with whirlpool & 1x with sauna on the roof terrace), setting up of a relaxation room on the roof terrace of the Beauty farm, expansion of the Landhaus to provide 2 Romantic suites and 4 Comfort suites
Extension of the subterranean entrance areas for our suppliers.
Expansion of the hotel dining hall; building and opening of the Milon circuit in the Beauty farm.
2008
Refurbishment of Birkenhaus to provide 2 Comfort double rooms and 1 Romantic suite, Birkenhaus linked to the Landhaus via glazed connecting corridor. The Landhaus was also given a new look. The Kaiser suite spanning ca. 125m² (on 2 floors) is equipped with 2 bedrooms, 1 lounge area, infrared cabins and lots of extras. Extension of the staff building, construction of a salt water pool.
2007
Opening of the new clubhouse at the Lärchenhof golf course, 10 year anniversary of GCC LH
2006
Expansion of the hotel bar around a winter garden; extension of the sports shop and the upgrading of the Birkenhaus rooms to Comfort rooms; construction began on 18 new staff rooms and apartments and also on a new clubhouse for GCC Lärchenhof
2005
Setting up of the tennis academy, managed by Daniel Hübner-Schluifer
2004
Re-design of the hotel access road and entire parking area
2003
Our golf course was re-designed and was soon named the second loveliest 9-hole course in Austria. The hotel dining hall was also extended.
2001
The only Gertraud Gruber Beauty farm was completed at the Lärchenhof in Austria. The pretty building at the ‘Schlösslhof’ is another future-oriented innovation - here, on an area spanning 600m², you will come across everything you need for beauty & wellness. Golf Academy taken over by Head Pro Mike Burrows, Proette Michaela Magerle & Pro Wolfgang Bauer

Years 1990 – 1999 at a glance ...starstarstarstarstar

Year
Milestones
1999
This project was able to be designed, completed and opened under considerably difficult conditions. The early onset of winter and extreme cold demanded the utmost commitment from all companies involved. The result: a dreamy landscape to relax and unwind in, rightly called the ‘Jungbrunnen’. An outdoor blockhouse sauna and a whirlpool added the finishing touches to this noteworthy facility. As a side note, one interesting detail: in contrast to all the other areas, this relaxation area does not admit children. With this investment, Martin and Burgi Unterrainer took a step into the new millennium. The Jungbrunnen suites & maisonettes were also in the same building. This stands out thanks to its particularly spacious, luxurious design and its 70-125 m2 space, some of the units were even equipped with a steam sauna.
1998
New plans were forged and initially the entrance area of the main building was roofed to provide protection from vagaries of the weather upon arrival & departure. A small open fire was integrated into the restaurant foyer, various rooms were refurbished and the offices behind Reception extended and new computers and digital tech installed. The plans for the ‘Jungbrunnen’ had progressed so much that in the autumn the start of construction of this extensive building could begin.
1997
Golf & Countryclub Lärchenhof (ca. 500m away) was officially opened. As well as a 9-hole tournament course, it offered a Golf Academy with 6-hole Academy course, a covered driving range along with chipping and putting greens. Well-known qualified golf instructor Dietmar Posch managed the Academy. Clubhouse with Pro shop and exclusive sports items.
1994
Several more plans were able to be realized, including the construction of a new underground garage in the
‘Schlösslhof’. (Of course with subterranean access to all buildings)
1993
To acknowledge the continued commitment of our staff, staff quarters were set up, providing functionality, comfort and cosiness.
1992
Completion of the tennis hall, with three granulate courses and tennis café. (Also with subterranean access)
1990
The ski school office in the ‘Landhaus’ had to make way for an exclusive beauty salon, with it then being positioned at the end of the guest car park. Special attention was paid to the architecture, which gave the building a sporty character.

Years 1980 – 1989 at a glance ...starstarstarstarstar

Year
Milestones
1988
Holiday village extended with the luxurious ‘Schlösslhof’ and its 40 enchanting suites; re-design of the hotel hall and construction of a cosy hotel bar
1987
Set-up of a sports studio and a functional conference room for 15 people
1986
Set-up of the mini-golf facility; construction of an additional restaurant; extension of the kitchen
1985
Expansion of the tennis park facilities to create a total of five sand courts
1984
Development of the leisure offer; setting up of the hotel’s own trout fishery in the wild romantic, nearby Grießbachklamm (holiday and conservation area)
1982/83
A special gem was added: the ‘Landhaus’, with cosy studios, hair salon and ski school office.
Redesign & extension of the specialist sports shop to include ski hire
Subterranean connection of all buildings with tastefully designed corridors
1980/81
Expansion of the experience sauna to include Kneipp facilities and steam bath
Modernisation of the kitchen and setting up of a particularly stylish dining hall

Years 1968 – 1979 at a glance ...starstarstarstarstar

Year
Milestones
1968
Martin Unterrainer sets up a guesthouse with 20 bedrooms on the area of the Backstätthof. He has already set up a ski lift here, the only one in Erpfendorf.
1969
Upon the marriage of Ms Burgi the steep rise of the guesthouse to holiday hotel status began. Working tirelessly together, coupled with a great deal of entrepreneurial courage, it was immediately expanded to provide 40 Comfort bedrooms.
1971
The heated outdoor pool with lounger area was set up.
1972
Expanded to 70 bedrooms, including the reconstruction of the restaurants to seat 200.
1973
Ski hire was incorporated, along with the development of a ski school and ski kindergarten.
1974
Construction of a facility with three sand tennis courts and clubhouse
1975
Set-up of "Birkenhaus" with souvenir and sports shop
1976
Expansion of the existing lift along with the new design of another T-bar lift
1978/79
With the construction of a wonderful indoor pool another milestone was set.