Many people who love what they do feel the same way. It’s like being born for something – in our case, it’s the hospitality gene that seems to be in our family’s DNA. We want to do a good job and enjoy what we do. This is something that transfers directly to our team and to many of our guests.
The four generations of our family take pride in providing guests with an unforgettable holiday experience. A family business with and for the family.
Passionate hosts in the course of time
Our entire family exhibits a great love for children and activities in the great outdoors, along with a passion for hosting. The Familien- & Sportresort Brennseehof ensures perfect conditions for all-round successful holidays. Our family is committed to providing you with the sports holiday you’ve always dreamed of while at the same time letting you enjoy all the benefits of a children’s hotel.
See some of the milestones of our resort’s development here:
Charming Seevilla typical of the '20s and '30s is built. At this time, the villa is not yet owned by the Palle family.
Siegfried Hopfgartner, born in 1873, acquired the "Matthias Realität" with the inn "Zur Post" in Feld am See by auction. Besides the inn, Matthias Realität also had a farm with plots of land at the lake (where the Brennseehof is located today).
In 1952, Anna (“Anny”), the daughter of Siegfried Hopfgartner & heiress of the “Zur Post” inn, married Thomas Palle, a farmer’s son and butcher (born in 1930). Two children – Siegfried and Elisabeth Palle – came from this marriage.
With the increasing demand in the tourism sector Thomas and Anny added around 40 beds to the inn. Featuring cold and warm running water and a balcony, the rooms were state-of-the-art at that time. The name "Alte Post " also originated in this period.
Thomas & Anny ran the original Alte Post from the ‘60s until the late ‘80s/ early ‘90s.
In 1964 the “Brennseehof“ bed and breakfast was built, featuring beautiful rooms with shower/toilet and a large breakfast room. It provided accommodation for around 40 guests holidaying at the lake. Dinner was served in the “Alte Post“.
In 1990 , the business was handed over to son Siegfried and his wife, Erika. Two children - Erland & Anna had already been born by then. Son Thomas followed in 2000.
In 1992/93 Siegfried and Erika Palle extensively renovated the former Brennseehof bed and breakfast into a 4-star hotel with 70 beds. New guest rooms, indoor pool, saunas, a new kitchen area and dining rooms were added. The foundation of the "resort" had been laid.
In the middle of the ‘90s, Erika & Siegfried Palle decided to join the Brennseehof with three renownedmarketing cooperations, which they have remained true to this day.
* Kinderhotels Europa
* Tennishotel Austria
* Mountainbike Holidays
The long standing successful cooperation with Sportschule Krainer was reinforced. Sportschule Krainer established itself directly at the hotel premises, allowing our guests to benefit from their sports expertise right at the hotel's doorstep. Additionally, more apartments were built and the holiday offer was expanded.
with renovation of the rooms.
Building of the former "Asia wellness center", the children's indoor pool and the new conservatory.
Building of the “Seewellness“, with a generous relaxation room and various year-round heated pools as well as a nature sauna by the lake. Tunneling of the road to be able to access the lake via the bathrobe corridor.
Conversion and renovation of the "Alte Post" in the village center into a **** hotel with sauna, passenger lift and spacious apartments.
Brennseehof is expanded by a fourth floor, building of "sports hall", refurbishment of Kids Club, connecting corridor to former "Gästehaus Brennseehof", expansion of the restaurant area.
Son Erland and his wife, Barbara take over the management.
With daughter Helena, born in 2016, the fourth generation is already in place, ensuring that life in a family-run hotel never gets boring. Thanks to her and her sisters Aurelia, Mathilda and Florentina, we are experts when it comes to welcoming (big) families with children.
"Brennfeld“ featuring club house with 3 tennis clay courts and creation of the permaculture garden.
Building of the adults only "Seekino“ sauna house with spacious sauna and direct lake access. Guided infusions right at the lake.