Pinzgauer hospitality and coziness ...
...combined with fresh mountain air and an impressive mountain panorama. Discover economic holiday offers for appartments or private rooms in Saalfelden Leogang. Be it in private rooms or in an appartement - the accommodation in a private and familiar atmosphere are very popular among our guests. Find out more about the life on a farm and get to know how humans and animals live side by side. Enjoy an exciting holiday on a farm where you can experience something new and different every single day. Ideal for families.
The Beginnings of Private Lodging...
Private lodging in Saalfelden Leogang has a long history. Already in 1921 the first guests were welcomed in the Badhaus and the Gut Schrattenegg – the first ski lift was also already built at that time.
The foundation of the first “Verschönerungsverein” (today the tourism association) was in 1927. A year later the first “Fremdenzimmerabgabe” (today local tax) was charged from the guests in order to create and maintain the necessary infrastructure.
The first accommodation register was already available in the thirties. At that time Leogang counted 9 inns and 27 private lodgings, Saalfelden even had 18 inns and numerous private lodgings. The prices varied between 1,50 and 3 Schilling per bed without heating and between 5 and 7 Schilling for 3 meals a day per guest.
After the withdrawal of the occupation troops in 1955, a new era of tourism started. The boom of the German economy turned lodging into an important line of business. In the beginning it was very modest – in the main season during summer even the private bedrooms of the hosts were sometimes rented out to guests. At that time the “Verschönerungsverein” was also renamed as “Verkehrsverein”.
In the following years the number of landlords, and thus also comfort and quality, rose continually. Usually, the guests were in close contact with the landlords which created many friendships that were even more strengthened through the involvement of guests into the daily life of their hosts. Hiking, swimming or playing with the local children as well as haying on the fields were part of the program.
Already in the middle of the 1950s, the first community of interest of Salzburg’s private landlords was founded. Since 1979 the current “Salzburger Privatvermieter Verband”, which also includes private apartments, exists. Since 1987 there is a local administration of the private landlords in Leogang which has 90 members. It can be found on www.urlaub-leogang.at as well as in the Austrian private lodging association: www.privatvermieter.com
Since 1996 members of the association have the possibility to get their offered quality evaluated, and can get 2 to 4 Edelweiß in order to display the result.
There is a similar evaluation available for farms. It is executed by the brand “Urlaub am Bauernhof” and can be displayed by 2 to 4 flowers. www.urlaubambauernhof.at