Chalet with Finnish sauna near the ski lift

Haus Elau

10 Guests, 4 Bedrooms

About this property

Spend your holidays in this detached, luxury chalet that is harmoniously integrated with its surroundings and offers plenty of privacy. It has an atmospheric Alpine character and a spacious living room with modern open-plan kitchen and direct access to the terrace. In the Finnish sauna you will fully unwind after an exhilarating day in the beautiful surroundings. There are 4 public e-chargers available in the village. A perfect combination of comfort and nature!

A big advantage of Donnersbachtal is its location in the Austrian state of Styria, not far from Salzburgerland. You pass the border crossing at Passau and thus avoid Munich. As a result, even in high season, you'll drive towards your holiday traffic jam-free! The accommodation in Donnersbachwald is located on a gentle slope with breathtaking views. With its fantastic location near the Riesneralm valley station, the park offers direct access to nature and a babbling brook.

The Austrian winter transforms the area into a fairyland with two snow-sure ski areas, Riesneralm and Planneralm, together accounting for 50 km of slopes. For families, the child-friendly Riesneralm is ideal. Looking for variety? Try the natural toboggan run or cross-country trails close to the chalet.

Summer reveals a different kind of magic with various hiking trails, mountain huts, the challenging 5-Gipfelweg, 3D archery, the E-Enduro Bikepark and fly-fishing. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the unique Gipfel pool, at 1900 metres above sea level, and admire the 360-degree view there. Mountain lakes and streams will cool you down on hot summer days. A dream spot from January to December!

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Max 10 Guests
4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2 Pets
1 Baby
130 m2
Non smoking
Wifi available
Smoke detector


Ground floor: (hall(toilet), Living room(TV(smart TV), dining table(10 persons), seating area), open kitchen(electric kettle, toaster, cooker(4 ring stoves, induction), coffee machine(cups), oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, Hand blender), bathroom(floor heating)(shower, sauna, 2x washbasin, hairdryer), storage(tumble dryer, washing machine, ski boot heaters, ironing board, iron))

On the 1st floor: (bedroom(double bed, double sofa bed, TV(smart TV)), bedroom(double bed), bedroom(double bed), bedroom(double bed), bathroom(floor heating)(shower, washbasin, toilet, hairdryer), bathroom(floor heating)(shower, washbasin, toilet, hairdryer))

heating(electric, central), terrace, garden, garden furniture, BBQ(charcoal), 2x parking, children's bed (excl. bed linen), high chair

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Adults: 1


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Supermarket distance
Restaurants distance
2300m - 1600m
Skilift distance
Skibus distance



Sons (DE)
The stay at Haus Elau was perfect for us. Even a defect in one part of the heating electronics was rectified as quickly as possible. There was also a small appreciative compensation.
Brütting (DE)
We had a lovely family holiday at Haus Elau. The accommodation was clean and very smartly furnished. There was enough space for everyone (6 adults, 4 children dog). The large dining area and a total of three toilets were particularly good. There was plenty of everything in the kitchen. Tip: there is a capsule coffee machine. We had packed a normal filter machine. Points deducted for the location: shopping facilities a little further away. A nice restaurant would also have been great.
Keller (AT)
Third time there and booked again for next year! Fantastic.
Kasprzycki (PL)
Very pleasant and well-equipped villa.
Grabler (AT)
Clean, simple organisation, well equipped, modern, spacious, tasteful, good location, quiet
Mähringer-Kunz (DE)
We (4 adults, 5 children) had a great stay at Haus Elau over New Year's Eve. Nothing is missing here. Arrive and enjoy😊
Landes (DE)
A very cosy cottage with sauna.
Very clean, the reception was great. Had nothing to complain about.
Kalensee (DE)
Hello dear villa for you team, we had a great week in the holiday home in Donnersbachwald. The house was clean and well and tastefully furnished. We, our children and grandchildren felt very comfortable. The weather also played along so it was a great holiday all round. We have already shared the link with other friends. Many greetings from Thuringia Carmen, Jörg and children
Hundenborn (DE)
After our arrival, someone came to give us the key. There was a short briefing and then we explored the house. The cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Dust and dog hair everywhere. There was a container to catch water under a sink on the first floor. Some defects were reported. Photos were taken. But nothing was done. The entrance and exit is a disaster. You have to reverse for 50 metres and then turn around. If there are cars there, it is a problem to get out. Unfortunately, I can't recommend the house. The sauna is great but that's about it. The best thing is the power distribution in the laundry room. 3 standard three-socket power outlets. Electric heaters were connected to them.
All in all, this house was not worth € 3300. We will not book again.
Germán (HU)
Brand new accommodation located 1km from the ski slopes. The house has all the necessary equipment and was the perfect choice for 8 people. The interior design is very sophisticated, the parking space is designed for two cars. The living room, kitchen and dining room on the ground floor are very spacious and the rooms upstairs are quiet. There was construction going on next door, but this did not bother us.
Mueller (CZ)
The house is simply said - fantastic! We rent many places and had also our own rental, and that house was one of the best we have ever seen. Traditional Austrian style combined with modernity, latest technology, and facilities that give you a 5-star experience. The kitchen was top-notch, the rooms, beds excellent, and the sauna with direct access to the outside a dream. Support service was excellent and all easy and convenient. We enjoyed our stay very much and surely will come back as soon as possible.
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