Award: Austria’s best newcomers 2019

Fantastic box seat in nature: In the two newly opened FourElements Chalets you live directly on a 60 meter high gorge.

It all started with the purchase of a piece of land in Styrian Landl in 2015. After a season as a campsite operator, Hermann Berger looked for a new challenge and found it, nestled between the Gesäuse National Park and the Limestone Alps in the green heart of Austria. In 2018, the adventurer and sports fan opened the first FourElements Chalet in Palfau – an exclusive holiday home for nature-loving individualists.


Nature & wood


FourElements Chalets number two and three followed in July 2019. The two houses offer a spectacular box seat directly over a 60 meter deep gorge of the Salza mountain river. On 96 square meters there are bedroom, living and dining room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom and toilet as well as a balcony with sun beds. On the floor below, another 47 square meters house a spa area with sauna and pool tub. Hermann Berger found a relative in his sister Gabriele. Inside, it translates the life feeling of the place. The river as inspiration and the surrounding nature are therefore also reflected in the design. In this way, a harmonious combination of modern lifestyle and local materials such as linen, basket, natural stone and wood was created.
The number one chalet is right nearby, in the middle of the forest and yet directly on the Salza. There is an outdoor pool, hot tub, winter garden, sauna house, treatment rooms for massages and a yoga place.


Fresh & tasty


The freshly prepared breakfast is delivered to all three chalets by wooden box. Dinner can also be brought into the house by one of the surrounding partner restaurants or be conjured up on site by chalet chef Ulrich Matlschwaiger. As an enthusiastic nature lover, it is no coincidence that Berger chose a region where guests can also let off steam: when hiking, mountain biking, rafting, trail running, skiing or touring. The surrounding area is also suitable for winter hikes, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and curling.


Connoisseur CIRCLE, Die besten Hotels Österreichs 2019 Newcomer