It has the sound of home. Your home at the Daberer. A house with many favorite places. It begins the moment you arrive, as you take your first steps into the daberer.world. Standing with your feet on the carpet, your thoughts already float away into nature, the rays of sunlight twinkling through all the surrounding greenery. Strolling. Through the living room, touches of home, a stove and sofa or chair, magazine or newspaper, a game or perhaps a book from the silben.salon - unforgettable impressions. A first glance at the shining Gailtal compass, following the routes with your finger, finding addresses, borrowing the maps you need. Arrive, chat, browse. Or simply gaze on one of the many artworks we have selected.
A harmonious setting, colors, soft fabrics, wood flooring and furniture, an understated, refined natural style. Landscapes within the house itself. And single rooms, ranging from 14 m² to 19 m² as well as double rooms and family rooms that are each very different, ranging from 24 m² to 65 m². As diverse in character as the woods we use, all of which come from the region: oak, alder, larch or spruce, oiled, whitewashed or waxed. It smells of honey and the very breath of the wood.
If we were racecar drivers, we would be in pole position. But actually, we are the exact opposite of that. Shifting down a gear, foot off the gas pedal, leaning back and taking a deep breath. That’s what we are all about here. On the forest’s edge, in our front-row seat above the 200-resident village of St. Daniel. An prime location, so to speak, sunny, undeveloped, with broad views across the valley and the Carnic Alps.
Delectably off the beaten track, the only road leading to us is the hotel driveway. Leaving a wonderful 24,000 m² exclusively for our guests here at our daberer.nature.resort. To be lazy, stroll, enjoy, explore. Meadows, herb and flower gardens, forests and brooks, small bridges and floating lounge chairs, a natural pond with barefoot path and sunbathing area, trout ponds and a footpath to our personal spring. All in all, the perfect base camp for adventurous expeditions into this, the most delectable corner of Carinthia - healthy, regional and tasty products are the basis for the daberer.culinary-enjoyment.
“Organics” at the Daberer is synonymous with quality, zest for life and unforgettable experiences. All the ingredients and products of our nature-focused hotel, from the kitchen to the cellar, from the architecture to our nature.spa, have to live up to those criteria. Organic is not a dogma. Organic is alive, something we live, a fresh, enticing green thread that runs through all we offer. And we utterly enjoy continuing to develop the Daberer as the embodiment of “organics”.
We have actually been organic for a long time. Since 1978 – long before there was any kind of certification. We continue to believe in it to this day, and want only the very best products on our tables and in our rooms, for guests and employees alike. We find that organics bring a joy and lightness to life. That’s why we do it. And let the others do all the preaching.
We support it through our technology, through our energy-efficient windows, providing light and warmth. As a nature hotel, we are oriented towards the south, allowing the power of the sun to assist us. And we literally sit right by the source: Every drop which comes out of the tap or which you find in our pool, is our own spring water, pure and rich in minerals.
Continue to roam. Yet another 1200 m² of glorious spaces waiting to be discovered. Friendly hands in the nature.spa, healing touches for the skin and soul, expertise, massages and fragrant oils, wellbeing. Warm spa robes, warm steam and gentle colored lights. Stretch out towards the light in the yoga room, stroll down meandering pathways to the Forest Sauna, to the Finnish sauna, pine-fragrance sauna, and splash delightfully in a natural plunge pool. Soft grass between your toes, sun on the tip of your nose, your hands buried deep in your spa robe. Searching for your favorite place, between meadow herbs, a natural pond and lavenders in bloom. Wellness is everywhere.
And then: time to tantalize your taste buds! Time for daberer.culinary.enjoyment. May we invite you to join us in our restaurant, with its Carinthian and Pforrna dining rooms, or – in the green season – out on the terrace. The dishes we serve, naturally, regional and seasonal, almost exclusively organic-certified, and sometimes also our own personal organic foods. The very finest products, in other words, from us as well as producers we know and trust.
That’s why you encounter here the smells of wood, honey, wax, herbs and bread.
In other words, natural, pleasing aromas. And so as not to lose any of that, we are absolutely smoke-free. Including on our balconies and terraces.
Our approaches to building are as clear and straightforward as our philosophy. This hotel, with its various additions, is completely oriented towards the south, extending its arms out towards the sun. The materials: native woods, such as larch, spruce, oak, walnut, acacia and maple, accompanied by clay, linen, loden, stone – and lots of glass. This approach to construction is known as bioclimatic, passively making use of the sun through many glass surfaces facing south, providing for natural light and warmth. Add to that a solar cells in combination with pellet heating – for warm water and heating.