The Tassenbacherhof is situated on a mountain slope at the entrance of the village of Strassen in the Austrian Pustertal. The former inn, family-owned for centuries, has been extensively renovated. Glass and Corten steel elements on the long sides of this stately building hint discreetly at these changes. One of the most elaborate was the installation of a concrete foundation, as originally there was only earth under the wooden flooring of the ground floor. Now, post-reconstruction, the building meets modern standards but has kept its traditional character. On the ground floor, impressive vaulted ceilings show their full beauty. On the first floor, a 250 square meter apartment has been created, with generous rooms that combine tradition and modernity. Rustic floors, old doors and restored family heritage pieces have been combined with straight lines and modern elements, such as the washstands in the bedrooms. The 60 square meter hallway is used as a living space. From here you enter the four bedrooms, the large eat-in kitchen, the bathroom and the sauna with a pinewood resting room.
What to do
The owner is a skilled cook and offers cookery and bread-baking courses in the show kitchen on the ground floor.
In the winter: ski tours, snowshoe hikes, skiing, cross-country skiing and biathlons. In the summer: rafting, fun-biking, mountain biking, paragliding, hiking, mountaineering and mountain-biking.
Why we like this house
We like the simple rural style with modern accents. Every little detail shows that that the Tassenbacherhof was renovated with great respect for its family heritage.