Welcome at the Birkenhof
At the southern and sunny part of the alps, very close to the Italian border,
there is a valey which is nearly left in a state of nature.
Right here, in the middle of rich smelling meadows the Birkenhof is situated.
From this sunny and fog free place, 200m aside the street, you have a marvelous view
over the valley and on the mountain range of the carnic alps.
The Birkenhof has 26 beds and is managed by the whole family with the Carinthian hospitality.
Around the Birkenhof
In Autumn 2006 we started to rework the area in front of the house, to increase the place for relaxing in the sun. A fence protects against the wind. In bad weather you can sit in the new pavilion and by opening the great sliding doors you still have the smell from ouside.
Our swimmingpool, (10 x 6 m) heated with solar energy, is located direct at the Birkenhof with a large lawn around and deckchairs available for everyone. If you would like to explore our valley "Gailtal" by bike, you can rent a trekking or city bike from us. A fine trip is downstream to Hermagor by bike and back by train. If you like hiking, we can offer you an area with routes of nearly all grades. You can get a hiking map and a biking booklet from us. In the neighbourhood you find more activities like guided hikings, climbing, mountaineering, riding, tennis, rafting, fishing ...
Our swimmingpool is in operation between end of May to September.
Our offers are suitable for children, because the parents get reduction on the prices, depending on the age of the children. The kids may spend their time on the playground with a wooden house, swings, a seesaw and a climbing frame. But there is also lot of space around the Birkenhof, where the kids can play, run, hide and seek. A child's bike and a child's seat for a bike are available for short trips.
**What you can expect*** warm water, central heating
- towels and tea towels
- bed linen
You are welcome with a glass of our self distilled spirit. The lounges and the rooms are furnished in a typical Austrian country house style. Our non smoking room is ideal for playing cards or board games and there is a small library for some light reading. In the winter a tiled stove makes this room to the favorite one of our guests. A shoe cleaning machine on the first floor may help you after a trekking tour.
Our chef Mrs. Jank herself takes care of your well-being with her good plain cooking. In the morning you help yourself from the breakfeast buffet with a wide selection. On halfpension you expect a three-course meal in the evening, with the choice between two main courses. Taste the fresh ingredients, like the salad from our garden. In the "months of the fish" we offer you fresh fished river trouts out of the Gail - very delicious. Every fortnight in summer we make a barbecue with salad from the buffet.
A sauna together with a relaxing area of appr. 60m² invite you after a long trekking tour or after a long day on the ski piste. And if the sun doesn't realy shine, you may use the solarium to refresh your tan.
The rooms in the Birkenhof are furnished with lots of wood in a typical austrian country house style. Every room is equipped with a shower, WC, hair-drier, digital SAT-TV/radio and telephone. All rooms, except the single bedrooms, have a balcony with seats and a clothesline.
Breakfeast (buffet) with many home made products is served between 7.30 - 10 a.m.
Two very comfortable apartments on the third floor are furnished in a typical country house style. Each apartment consists of a complete equipped kitchen, a comfortable sitting room, one or two separate bedrooms, a shower and a separate WC. On the balcony you have a marvelous view on the mountain range of the carnic alps.
Enjoy your holidays free and easy -
relax, just do on what you have fun -
not at home, but feeling
like at home.
- 'Enzian' - double bedroom with extra bed,
- 'Edelweiß' - two separate double bedroooms,
- anteroom with coat rack,
- complete equipped kitchen with dining table,
electric cooker (4 hotplates), refrigerator,
sink unit, dishwasher, microwave oven,
coffeemaker, mixer, dishes, glasses,
- sitting room with Sat-TV,
- shower, hair drier, separate WC,
- bolcony to the south with clothesline
- warm water, central heating
- towels and tea towels
- bed linen
supplementary in summer:
- swimming pool with solar heating
(in operation from May to September)
- large lawn, deckchairs
- children's playground, table tennis,
An indoor swimmingpool with wellness area
is in Kötschach (appr. 3km distance).
Our cottage 'Inge'
Our cottage is situated on the outskirts of the village Kirchbach in a sunny and quiet area. The distance between Kirchbach and the Birkenhof is appr. 10 km. The house is complete furnished and is an ideal holiday domicile for four persons. You can walk to the middle of the village in appr. 8 minutes, where you find different kind of shops - several restaurants and banks, a butcher's, a drugstore, the post office, a filling station with garage, a bus stop, the railway station, an outdoor swimming pool and a doctor.
- appr. 100m² living space
- large kitchen with dining table
electric cooker with 4 hotplates,
refrigerator, microwave oven
- sitting room with sleeping accommodation
- two separate double bedrooms
- bath room and separate WC
- complete electrical equipped with heating
- digital Sat-TV/Radio
- bed linen is available, please take towels
and tea towels along with you
- two anterooms,
- terrace, lawn, deckchairs
- parking space in front of the house
- In winter you are very close to the "skiarena of
Carinthia" with the Milleniums Express.
- The cross country skiing trail is just in appr. 100m.
- On the day of arrival the cottage is heated.
til € 47,50
til € 45,50
til € 49
til € 47,50
til € 44,50
til € 65
til € 56,50
This prices includes all rates and taxes with half board if you stay 3 nights or a longer time.
Our cook Willi takes care of your well-being with his good plain cooking. In the morning you help yourself from the breakfeast buffet with a wide selection (all jams are homemade , scrambled eggs , crispy bacon , homemade bacon , freshly baked bread ... ). On halfpension you expect a three-course meal in the evening, with the choice between two main courses. Taste the fresh ingredients, like the salad from our garden.... Every fortnight in summer we make a barbecue with salad from the buffet.