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Familien Resort Petschnighof Hotel information

Spend a real feel-good holiday at the Familotel in Carinthia.

Come and feel good here! This would be the greeting you’d get at the Familienhotel Petschnighof if you decided to spend your next family holiday at this family-run hotel. Because in this feel-good oasis, your hosts will endeavour to take care of your and your children’s welfare. Here, on the sunniest side of the Austrian alps, nothing is left to chance.

At the Familotel in Carinthia, you can look forward to the hotel’s own riding centre with children’s riding school, an organic farm with horses, sheep, pigs and rabbit corner for the children. In addition, we have modern family rooms/apartments and holiday homes, a unique warm bathing lake with diving platform, slide and slackline, our own fishing pond, caring childcare, culinary delights and a sauna and spa complex to relax in. In short: at the Familienhotel Petschnighof, everyone will simply feel happy.

Feel-good oasis in Carinthia.

The Familienhotel Petschnighof is situated where the sunshine state of Carinthia is at its most beautiful — in Diex, the sunniest alpine village in Austria. Up here, there’s no room for the stress, noise and hustle and bustle of everyday life. You sit down, breathe in deeply, recharge your batteries and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view, from this exquisite sunny plateau, into the valley and the unique alpine world.

The beautiful landscape, the trees and brooks, the clear alpine air, the sound of the wind and the strength of the sun will make your heart leap for joy. The Familotel in Carinthia will provide you with countless opportunities to take hikes or Nordic walking tours through the dream-like natural landscape of Carinthia. From relaxed hikes through alpine pastures to challenging high mountain hikes. Visit the impressive natural parks and discover old castles and fortresses. In the winter, there is nothing standing in the way of having a perfect time in the snow. Be it winter hiking, snowshoe hiking or tobogganing. For cross-country and downhill skiing, you will find the perfect conditions in Petzen, Koralm, Simonhöhe and Klippitzthörl.

Happy to have so much choice.

What would a holiday be without variety? At the Familienhotel Petschnighof, this question luckily doesn’t come up. Our young guests will find a large selection of leisure activities here. There’s space enough — on the hotel’s own 200,000 square metre car-free fields, meadows and forest. The petting enclosure with rabbits, lambs, pigs and cats invites your little ones to get to know about our animals and observe them. About 10 well-trained horses are waiting at the hotel’s own paddock for a ride out in the wild.

In addition, the hotel offers riding lessons with qualified riding instructors. For adults and children. For beginners and experts. You can learn how to handle a horse either in an individual lesson or as part of a group booking. We also welcome any help in the stables.

Then it’s off to the hotel’s own giant warm natural bathing lake to swim. Or on a tractor ride with the hotel’s boss Gerwald at the wheel. Would you rather drive yourself? Then an extended cycle or mountain bike ride through the unique alpine landscape is the right thing for you. If you’d rather be inside, then there are enough play areas in the Familotel in Carinthia.

When children are happy, then parents are also happy and can enjoy some time as a couple. For example, relax in the sauna and spa complex, take it easy with a massage or enjoy an active day jogging, biking, Nordic walking or swimming.

In the winter, tobogganing is popular on the hotel’s own tobogganing hill. Or ice-skating or simply have a really good snowball fight. The ski region is 40 km away.

Staying? Make yourself at home!

And you can take that literally at the Familienhotel Petschnighof. All our rooms and apartments are light and friendly, newly furnished and generously equipped. Your stay here will be comfortable, snug and incredibly cosy. Almost every room has a balcony or terrace, so you have a gorgeous view over the Hochobir, the Karavanke Mountains, Kamnik Alps to the local Mount Petzen, as well as over the surrounding mountains into the Jaun Valley and all the way to Slovenia.

Good to know: virtually no traffic, a fire alarm system and child-proof sockets contribute to making your holiday safe and are available in all rooms.


Well-being is always expressed in good taste. So it’s good that you are in the best culinary hands at the Familienhotel Petschnighof as well. We are sure that you will really love the delicious treats. The kitchen team will spoil you and your family every day with regional and international specialities.

Get started with an extensive breakfast buffet with lots of fresh fruit, tasty cheeses and sausages, muesli, yoghurts, various juices, a selection of organic products, warm egg dishes, freshly pressed carrot juice, a large selection of crispy pastries, a tea bar and ... the list goes on. The lunch snack buffet with soup, crispy salads and a variety of warm meals which are changed on a regular basis will satisfy your hunger. In the evening, you can look forward to a 5-course set meal, which can be vegetarian if you prefer. In addition to the served courses, you can also take a variety of soups, salads, starters and desserts from the buffet. A range of themed evenings will also surprise you most deliciously.

Children can enjoy their lunch and evening meals among their playmates at the children’s table or with mum and dad in the restaurant. A separate children’s buffet is waiting for them. Then it’s on to the ice-cream buffet. Tasty! For the very young, you will find various milk-based purees and baby food jars at the buffet, which is available all day long.

So when will the hosts of the Familotel in Carinthia be able to welcome you and your family to feel good here?!