We are bold, down-to-earth, and easy-going. But who are “we” anyway? Well, allow us a little historical digression …
It started with the Ruepprechthof farm
Our farm was first mentioned in a document in 1365 when it passed to a tinsmith named Rupprecht. The estate retained the name Ruepprechthof until 1775, when it was renamed Kößlergut. This name came from the profession of the boilermaker or coppersmith. In 1930, Rudi’s grandfather, Karl Hofmann, bought the farm and had electricity put in. After the property burnt to the ground in 1931, it was rebuilt meticulously in the following years with plenty of diligence and dedication. In 1960, Rudi’s father took over Kösslerhof and gradually modernised it. In 1980, he moved the farm to have more space for its farming equipment. Since then, it has been located just outside the village centre, in the midst of orchards on a panoramic plateau. After the latest renovation, Kessler’s Mountain Lodge now awaits you here with exclusive chalets and apartments.
Today, Renate and Rudi run the new lodges with chalets and apartments with a lot of passion and take care of your well-being. We have an open ear for any request of our guests and provide them with stimulating leisure and activity tips. Our daughter, Nadine, shows us the world through a child’s eye and makes it clear how to have a successful family holiday. Farm life is still important to us; we enjoy looking after our apple orchards and fruit meadows – the fact you’re spending your holiday on a fruit farm certainly won’t go unnoticed. You’re welcome to join us at work in the orchards and discover the craft of apple picking for yourself. The best way to end the evening in summer is with a private barbecue with your loved ones. You can reserve one of our barbecue areas or a barbecue for a fee. For us, Kessler’s Mountain Lodge is a unique place of strength that has made our dream come true.
Our contribution to a green future
Sustainability is Rudi’s absolute favourite word. Wonder why? It’s not just a buzzword for him because he and Renate lead a sustainable lifestyle so that future generations can also enjoy our natural resources. That’s why sustainability plays quite a big role at Kessler’s Mountain Lodge. Our chalets and apartments are built from sustainable materials and furnished with local larch wood and natural fabrics. At our farm shop, you can buy regional, seasonal, and partly homemade products – so you can bring a piece of South Tyrolean nature back home with you. What’s more, you can happily leave your car behind on holiday: We’ll be glad to pick you up from the train station when you arrive, and the local bus stops right outside our hotel! And with the Almencard, which you’ll receive at check-in, you can use all public transport and cable cars in the Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg-Jochtal holiday region free of charge. This all means that countless excursion destinations and ski resorts are within easy reach.
Did you know …
... the copper trade is one of the oldest crafts and was already practised in ancient Egypt?
Families are most welcome here! Your little ones can burn off their energy in our spacious garden with its varied children’s playground. In front of our lodges, a nature playground, a volleyball court, a large park for playing football, a petting zoo, and much more await you and your loved ones. Upon request, you can also bring your four-legged friend to our mountain lodge, so they can also enjoy our extensive, wide-ranging outdoor area.