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22. September 2015, no comments so far »

One door closes another opens

“Too much Guinness in a bar in Cork”   How many times have Ros and I given this rather glib answer to questions about what brought us to Austria.  And, as we have also said many times, it is entirely true.   But it is really only part of the answer.  We were presented, at […]


August 2015 Special Offer

August Special Offer – book before July 31st and receive a free glass of wine with every evening meal plus 1 free guided day tour Minimum Stay 3 nights at €50 per person per night, includes Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meal, Kärnten Card, and all usual biker facilities.


Summer is upon us

Here we are almost halfway through the 2015 summer season already. We shifted from building workers to genial hosts almost overnight.  Memories of the blood and sweat of the building work are fading fast as we enter our busy main summer season.  The new arrangements are getting the thumbs up from both new guests and […]

18. April 2015, 1 comment »

Summer 2015 here we come!

The signs of the coming summer are all around us now, every day the amount of green out there increases.  The grass on the lower slopes now looks an impossibly  bright shade and with each passing day the colour marches upwards on the mountain sides.  Today we saw our first groups of touring motorcyclists out […]


Want to be part of Team Hochalmspitze?

  As the building work begins to show signs of actually turning into a real hotel, our thoughts are now turning to some of the other aspects of getting the place open again – and we are looking for a new team member! Sadly the lovely Naomi cannot come back to us this summer, despite […]

14. February 2015, 2 comments »

We are getting excited now!

With the building work well under way we are really starting to think about the coming summer.    With roads like the Nockalmstrasse on our doorstep the anticipation is rising.    It is also time that those summer bookings come in so to give you some idea of the treats in store for you in our […]

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14. January 2015, 1 comment »

Summer will be here soon

With the New Year celebrations behind us it’s time to turn our thoughts to next summer.   We have lots to do to get our place ready for the season, and as it is to be the last full season here for Ros & John we want to make it a memorable one.   In […]

27. October 2014, 3 comments »

Plus ca change…..

  The final signature is now on the contract, the deed is done, Gasthof Hochalmspitze will have new owners by this time next year.    Strange how something that started so quickly ended up taking so long.  When we decided that we had to start thinking about moving on, we had no idea that there […]

And then there were 4!
13. October 2014, 4 comments »

The Future is Bright….another big announcement!

    As many will know and others will have surmised, we recently came to the decision that, given our pending transition to pensionable age, we needed to start thinking about a proper retirement plan. In line with the adage” hope for the best but expect the worst” and knowing how long such things usually […]

9. August 2014, no comments so far »

We have a new booking system – Ein neues Buchungssystem!

A quick post to say that thanks to our wonderful webmaster, Achim, and the good folk at we now have a new working online booking system that offers a much wider range of booking options. Hope you all find it as easy to use as we have – feedback, as always, would be appreciated! […]

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