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The history of the Waldhof .

The four star wellness and spa hotel in the Salzkammergut Lake District.

1958

Pension "Waldhof" is opened with 30 beds. In the following year Elmtrude und Georg Ebner expand the pension to 45 beds.

1968-1970

Pension "Waldhof" becomes the "Park Hotel Waldhof" with café, restaurant and 90 beds.

1972-1973

Herbert und Gaby Ebner take over the running of the hotel after the death of mother Elmtrude Ebner. The first indoor pool is built under the terrace.

1976

The west wing is converted and all the rooms are renovated to include an en suite bathroom and WC, the Waldhof's capacity is thus reduced to 75 beds.

1978

The dining rooms are renovated.

1982

The middle section is rebuilt and a new floor is added to the west wing making room for 40 new beds.

1985

 11,000m² of land between the "Waldhof" and the Pension “Sonnleit Alm" is purchased.

1986

The east wing is extended and seminar rooms are built.

1987

The terrace is enlarged and a gazebo for a beauty and hairdressing salon is added.

1992

The first winter opening with a "gentle winter" concept (e.g. the first snow-shoe walks ever offered in the region).

1993

Building of "Vitalschlössl" Alpine spa after purchasing a neighbouring house "Franz'l Hausl" and the land it stood on.

1996

Launching of the "Fuschlerin", the first passenger carrying boat service on Lake Fuschl.

1998

Building of the golf training centre Waldhof Alm with 3-hole short course, driving range, putting and chipping greens.

2002-2003

After 7 months of construction the Waldhof Villa and Gütl building is completed. 12.000m³ of rock and stone are moved to make room for a further 80 beds.

2004-2007

During this period the Rössl Stables are built, making room for the carriages and giving the horses and ponies a new home, the new buffet area in the Main House and Gütl are installed and the expansion of the newly designed Vitalschlössel Alpine spa with its "alm vitality sauna", rock whirlpool etc. is completed.

2008-2009

Expansion and enhancement of the Waldhof Alm golfing facilities and the birth of the Golf Club Waldhof, 
Par 62, approx. length 3150 m

2008-2009

Construction of the Waldhof Mansion building and Waldhof Spa covering an area of 4000m² making it the largest private spa in the Salzkammergut, 200m² outside pool, first ever Herb Kitchen in Austria, Gössl boutique, staff house "villa Rosa".


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