Floor-to-ceiling windows let sunlight flood into the luxurious rooms at the Lindenhof, while outside the Scottish highland cattle and local Pinzgau cows roam the pastures in front of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. What better place for a relaxing stay?
When Bettina Modes has a minute to herself, she can be found in the shade of the 300-year-old lime tree which gives the Lindenhof its name (‘Linde’ is the German word for lime tree). It is, she tells guests, her ‘energy tree’ and one of the places where she can truly relax. And it is precisely that – relaxation and peace – which Bettina wants to offer visitors who spend their holidays with her. As well as the lime tree, the modern yet traditional rooms at the Lindenhof with their huge windows offering panoramic views provide perfect places settle down and admire the majestic landscape.
Each morning guests can wake up, step out onto the balcony and marvel at the rocky peaks of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. No neighbours, no distractions – just you, the farm and nature. In fact, the only company is provided by Callum the bull grazing in the field, surrounded by the herd of Scottish highland cattle. Downstairs, the breakfast table is full of delicious homemade produce. And after breakfast? How about a hike? Why not help clear out the stables? Or what about fruit picking in the orchard? The choice is yours. One thing that Bettina Modes has noticed over the years is that many of her guests who are used to staying in up-market hotels take great pleasure in being able to help out around the farm and get their hands dirty rather than being waited on hand and foot.