The art-lodge has made its home in the old Rohrerhof, which looks back on an almost 300 year old history. The main house has been carefully renovated and modernized, and the barn has been transformed into a cozy boutique-hotel. Each room is uniquely decorated with a colorful mix of design and art pieces and equipped with a kitchenette or dinette. In the sunny courtyard you will find a bio-pool, surrounded by a deck that doubles a sunbathing and lookout platform, and a small spa house in the old carpenter’s shed.

In the summer of 2017, the “Almhütten” (mountain huts) were added on the pasture next to the old farm: four micro-houses with wooden facades and green roofs. In a space of just 23 m² you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay: a bed, dining area, mini kitchen and shower room – and, through the large panoramic windows, beautiful views of the Nock Mountains. On request, guests of the Almhütten can use the hotel’s services.

The art-lodge also includes a restaurant and a concept store, as well as a sculpture park with a circular hiking trail through the alpine meadows.

What to do

The bio-pool in the sunny courtyard (filled with spring water from the mountain and the certified bathing quality of a Carinthian mountain lake), sauna, massages by appointment.
Alm hikes, Alpe-Adria-Trail, Carinthian lakes, excursions to the architectural highlights of the area and trips to Gmünd and Ljubljana.

Why we like this house

Art high up on the mountain - a house with an extraordinary, inspiring concept.

This house is great for

Lovers of art and nature


Arrival without car: Train to Villach main station, station shuttle directly to the art-lodge.

Owner picture


Katrin and Dirk Liesenfeld are two former advertising professionals who were looking for a large home for their growing art collection. On 1058 meters above sea level they found the old Rohrerhof and have created with their art-lodge a personal, welcoming ambience. Here you feel like at home with friends and thanks to the art projects and artist in residence program you meet exciting roommates and interesting artists. The "lobby talks" and the "high art cookings" with artists offer spiritual and culinary impressions of a different kind. Or, simply put, relaxation and inspiration at a high level.


Region/Town AT – Austria, Carinthia, Afritz
Name art-lodge
Scenery Alps
Number of guests Main house and barn with 11 rooms and 26 beds, 4 Almhütten for 2 people each
Completed 2008 (refurbishment), 2017 (Almhütten)
Design Almhütten: COMMOD Haus, Graz
Published many
Special Features In summer and winter run as a four-star hotel, the art lodge can also be rented exclusively for workshops and events.
Awards GEO SAISON Top 100 Hotel Europa 2014 and 2019, Carinthian Tourism Award 2010, WKO "Hotel of the Future" Award 2012, Austrian Tourism Innovation Award 2014, „Sterne-Award 2016“ WKO
Architecture Old & new
Accomodation Hotel, House
Criteria 1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Rooms for 1-4 (hotel), Art, Hiking, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Pool, Restaurant, Skiing, Spa, No car needed

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  1. Endlich mal wieder WiFi auf unserer Reise nachdem wir vor rund zwei Wochen in der art-lodge wundervolle Tage verbracht haben.
    Katrin und Dirk sind tolle Gastgeber und verwöhnen jeden Morgen mit einem tollen Frühstück (Tipp: Rührei mit Käse!), welches vielfältig und vorallem qualitativ hochwertig ist.
    Auch abends darf man Dirks Kochkünste genießen und dabei den tollen Ausblick z.B. von der Terrasse genießen.
    Zur Ausstattung des Hotels gehören u.a. Naturpool und Sauna, beides top!
    Vielen Dank für sehr schöne Urlaubsabstage, vielen schönen Tipps für Ausflüge und einer sehr angenehmen Bewirtung.
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  2. Regen von München nach Verditz, Bedauern,
    erster Lichtblick auf die art logde, Freude
    sehr freundlicher Empfang
    Kunst, Begeisterung, Farbe
    einzigartiges Panorama
    sehr schöne individuelle Zimmer,
    unseres mit einem wunderbaren Bild, was nicht loslässt,
    tolles Menü, Gastgeber mit Witz und Charme, und dann noch diese Hunde
    leckeres Frühstück, Anregungen für ein vielfältiges Tagesprogramm
    immer wieder Neugierde beim Entdecken der Kunst, Glück
    den Künstler unseres Lieblingsbildes persönlich erleben zu dürfen!

    Liebe Katrin, lieber Dirk,
    ein herzliches Dankeschön an Euch und Euer Team, wir kommen gerne wieder!
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