Der Ponyhof – Familienhotel und Reiterparadies +43 3173 2300

Der Ponyhof – Familienhotel und Reiterparadies Hotel information

Amenities and highlights

  • Horse riding lessons
  • Winter sports area
  • Spacious family rooms and apartments

What makes the hotel unique

  • Riding stable with horse riding lessons
  • Petting enclosure, animal feeding for children
  • Extensive, safe grounds for numerous excursions

Childcare and age recommendation

  • Highly recommended for children aged: 3-14 years
  • Minimum childcare hours per week: 43.5 hours

Family holidays in Styria – Welcome to Familotel Der Ponyhof!

Surrounded by mountains and valleys, Familotel Der Ponyhof – a family hotel and riding paradise is situated in the enchanting Joglland in the upper Feistritztal on a beautiful high plateau. You will feel at home here from the very first moment. This extremely family-friendly hotel that is great for children offers you a unique holiday with the whole family. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, explore the landscape on a beautiful hike and let yourself be captivated by the breathtaking mountain panorama. Hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding or skiing, cross-country skiing and tobogganing. Experience Styria’s charming landscapes, which could not be more different.


Wonderful surroundings in every season

You can set off on a new adventure every day from the Der Ponyhof family hotel. Surrounded by forest and meadows, numerous hiking trails start directly at the hotel. On the Rattener Alpe you will not only find the impressive wind park, but also the well-known mountain bike section of the Almtour and the Pretulbiking Tour. Der Ponyhof – a family hotel and riding paradise is situated very centrally and is therefore the perfect starting point for various excursions in the region.

How about a beautiful family hike on the Teufelsstein or a bicycle tour in the footsteps of the famous Austrian author Peter Rosegger’s “Waldheimat” (Home in the Forest). Or would you rather go exploring with the horses on the pony farm? You can experience all this from the Der Ponyhof family hotel.

Special playing and adventure area

Outdoor activities – discover Styria on horseback

You can experience Styria’s unique and diverse landscape in a very special way on horseback. Ride to cloud nine past crystal-clear rivers, wildly romantic places of spiritual energy and deeply snow-covered mountain peaks.

You don’t have to be an experienced rider or have any experience in dealing with horses for a riding holiday at the Der Ponyhof family hotel. As you will be introduced to the world of horses and ponies under the watchful eyes of experienced riding professionals.

  • Year-round riding (Tuesday - Sunday, on public holidays also on Mondays)
  • Pony riding and horse riding lessons for children and adults
  • Riding stable with indoor and outdoor riding arena
  • Holidays with your own horse

Winter sports paradise

The high plateau is also worth a visit in the winter months. For our youngest guests, skiing fun literally starts right on the hotel doorstep. Children as young as 2 can start their first attempts on the slopes at the toddler’s ski school right next to the hotel.

The Hauereck ski area or St. Jakob im Walde family ski slopes are not far away and perfectly suitable for the whole family. The Hauereck is also an ideal starting point for ski mountaineers and snow hikers . Two beautiful cross-country ski trails can be quickly reached within a 15-minute radius from Der Ponyhof.

  • Children’s ski lessons at the hotel
  • Ice rink for skating and curling
  • Tobogganing on the hotel slope

Indoor & outdoor play facilities

The Der Ponyhof family hotel is also true paradise for playing. The children’s club is located indoors with a large indoor climbing tower and children can demonstrate their motor skills in the large ball pit. The little ones can also romp around in the fresh air to their heart’s content on the outdoor playground.

  • Large playground
  • Football pitch
  • Forest marble run
  • Handicrafts with natural materials, building dwarf houses
  • Small animal enclosure with ponies, cats, rabbits, goats, ducks and chickens
  • In winter: Ice rink and magic carpet 

Rooms and prices

Family-Suites with lots of comfort

Lovingly designed family-suites in various sizes with all the details that are important for families. How to enjoy a successful, relaxing family holiday. With best price guarantee!

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Wellness and swimming

You can really let yourself be pampered during your holiday at the Der Ponyhof family hotel. What could be better than relaxing your muscles in the hotel’s sauna after an eventful day on horseback? 

The small wellness area with sauna, infrared cabin and massages offers an ideal retreat to relax and unwind.

Here you will find peace to strengthen the mind, body and soul and restore their balance..

  • Swimming at the “Kraftspendebad” in St. Kathrein am Hauenstein
  • Ratten swimming pond (approx. 2.2 km away)


At every Familotel there is qualified childcare for at least 35 hours per week as well as the Familotel Happy Kids Club.

Childcare at the Der Ponyhof family hotel

At least 43.5 hours of childcare 6 days per week with varied weekly programme.

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Full board

Breakfast + 2 further meals (at least 1 x warm)


Kids All-Inclusive

Full Board + Snacks, non-alcoholic beverages

Culinary treats at the Der Ponyhof family hotel

Special emphasis is placed on sustainability at the Der Ponyhof family hotel.

Therefore, the hotel also relies on regional, fresh and high-quality products with short delivery routes when selecting food. The kitchen team uses produce from Styria as often as possible and caters to guests’ wishes.

Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or an allergy sufferer, there is something for everyone here: from hearty home cooking to international dishes and healthy wholefoods.

You’re probably already familiar with one of the region’s traditional dishes: Styrian cream of pumpkin soup with the world-famous pumpkin seed oil from Styria!

Feast all day – all inclusive, of course


In the morning you can help yourself to the rich breakfast buffet with wholefood corner.


At lunchtime you will be spoiled with an extensive lunch buffet with salad bar and good home cooking.

Coffee and cake 

Homemade pastries are served at the sweet hour in the afternoon. 


In the evening you have the choice between various menus and a rich salad buffet.

There is a rich breakfast buffet especially for children with its own cornflakes corner, a healthy children’s evening buffet and a children’s juice bar.

Location and how to find us

The Grill family


Holidays with the Grill family in Styria

The small 3-star S family hotel is idyllically nestled in the beautiful Joglland "Waldheimat" (Home in the Forest). You can enjoy nature to your heart’s content here. Little guests can really let off steam here and experience lots of adventures on the farm. The grown-ups are charmed by the idyllic landscape, which is perfect for exploring on horseback, on foot or by bike.

Our tips

  • Spacious rooms and family-suites
  • Delicious Ponyhof cuisine with regional specialities from Styria
  • Perfect horse riding holidays for the whole family