Steeped in tradition, our hotel invites you to come and enjoy a well-deserved holiday in the Schnalstal Valley. Come and spend the best time of your year with us in Oberraindlhof, where nostalgic Tyrolean flair meets authentic historical ambience. You’ll be treated to fine cooking and your wishes met with a natural friendliness that’s never forced. Take time out to enjoy a holiday with us!
We run our traditional, family-run business with passion and conviction. We — the Raffeiner family — are Helmuth, Elisabeth, our two sons Patrick and Benjamin, and grandmother Lina.
We are assisted by an industrious team of employees who tend to the daily business so that our guests are provided with as pleasant a stay as possible.
A pleasant conversation, a glass of good wine or one of our evenings of traditional music, and you’ll feel and experience South Tyrolean hospitality and warmth as it was meant to be.
„True richness doesn't lie in material wealth, but rather in how one enjoys the simple pleasures of life.“
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
On your holiday, we are there for you 100%! Whether it’s a suggestion for your morning hike, a guided climb to the summit, organising your vineyard visit or a chat after a day of skiing on the Schnalstal Valley Glacier, we’ll see to your very special moments and hope they’ll say with you for a long time to come.
The first documented mention of the Oberraindlhof is dated 20th August, 1581. This former farmstead structure that you see today is over 200 years old. In 1880 our great-grandfather Anton Raffeiner, a master shoemaker, purchased the property and began to rent rooms in the early 1900s. The first guests were summer tourists, or „Sommerfrischler“.
As farming only covered basic needs, Grandfather Anton Raffeiner learned shoemaking. His business, with 6 employees, flourished throughout Italy. After our father Anton Raffeiner closed the shoe factory in the 1960s, the family began to concentrate more on the hospitality business.
Locals began to meet at Oberraindlhof over a glass of wine. In the early 1970s, the rooms were renovated and brought up to the standard of the time. The new construction and the winter garden were added and modified in the years between 1993 and 2003. The new timber house was opened in December 2006. The newer structure got another renovation in 2016 with the addition of 9 new rooms and a cosy spa area.