A warm welcome to guesthouse and restaurant Gosausee. Your host at the lake!
Dear guests! Please note that we are closed from 18th of November until 2nd of February 2018!
Spend your holiday in one of the world's most beautiful mountain areas in the Alps the "Salzkammergut"!
Our inn is situated at the base of the „Dachstein“ mountain range directly at lake „Gosausee“ and has been managed for decades by our family. We are committed to offering you as our guest a memorable and enjoyable stay!
The unique location with a view to the spectacular scenery is perfect for nature lovers to relax and escape from daily routine. Whether summer or winter holiday, our guesthouse is the perfect place for activities like scuba diving, hiking, skiing and many more.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our house!
Yours family Vierthaler and the Gosausee crew
Historical background of Gosau valley
The Gosau valley was first colonised in the 13th century by the St. Peter monastery in Salzburg. Due to the fact that the salt mines in Hallstatt needed a lot of wood, the lumberjacks in Gosau have a long tradition. They were also operating small mountain huts besides their main work in the forest. Some of these former huts are still operated by descendants of the woodcutters.
The Gosau valley is well known for its geological characteristics. Visitors will find a lot of fossilised ammonites, mussels, slugs, corals and other plants. From the 16th until the middle of the 20th century, the grindstone quarries in Gosau were an important source of income due to the fact that the grindstones were exported all over the world. During the summer months, guests can still have a look at the old tradition of producing grindstones.
The merger of Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg created Upper Austrias largest skiing region Dachstein West. Accordingly winter tourism has a high significance but also summer tourism is on the rise due to the perfect combination of nature and culture.
Restaurant & Lake
Our house is situated directly at lake Gosausee at the base of the Dachstein mountain range and is the perfect place to enjoy a marvellous view and our culinary offers.