A family business with tradition
Time to arrive, to let-go, to be.
The many reasons to choose us
No one could have guessed where the road would lead, when the first guests arrived at ZapfenHof in 1953. A lot has happened since they enjoyed their summer retreat at ZapfenHof, took in the fresh air, and marvelled at the breathtaking nature of the Zillertaler Alps.
It all started off with 12 simple guest beds. In 1959 the Landgut ZapfenHof was officially declared a hotel. Over the last 60 years a lot of heart and soul, passion and ideas have made the Landgut Zapfenhof, into what it is today: a family-run hotel “Vom Feinsten”.
For three generations, we have focused on our two main core themes: agriculture and hospitality. Now the fourth generation is already waiting to continue writing our very own history.
Every Thursday our Hansjörg takes guests on a breakfast hike to the 1400 m high Zapfenhof Alm, situated in the beautiful Schwarzachtal close to the hotel. A valley with stunning nature and an incredible mountain panorama.
We start with a short shuttle ride to the nearby Schwarzachtal parking lot. From there we walk about 40 minutes up to the Zapfenhof Alm, where you’ll get to enjoy a delicious breakfast with a view, together with Handsjörg himself. Don’t forget to try the famous Kaiserschmarren!
The Zapfenhof Alm is open from Mai to mid-October. For those interested in a lit bit more nature and adventure, the Krimmler waterfalls can be reached from the Schwarzachtal parking lot in only 20 minutes.
The Zillertaler Arena is situated only a few minutes from our hotel. Daily shuttles bring you right to the lower terminus, from where you can explore the largest skiing area of the Zillertal. With 147 kilometres of ski slopes, from Zell am Ziller to Gerlos and Königsleiten, this skiing area will make every snow-lover’s heart beat faster.
Good morning skiing in March: Every Thursday and Sunday, the ski lifts open at 6:55, giving you the chance to get an early start into the skiing day. Families get to enjoy a separate family skiing area, an on-site guest kindergarten, as well as a ski school specifically dedicated to the little ones. For that little bit of extra fun, the recently opened Funty Piste is the place to be for the kids on the slopes.
A visit to one of the famous Austrian ski huts is part of every successful skiing adventure in Zillertal. With 30 different huts, there’s a perfect place for everybody. Simply walk into the huts right at the slopes and enjoy culinary delights for every palate.