Located on a sunny and quiet plateau, in the middle of apple orchards and fields with a wonderful view on the mountains of the Passeier valley, we present you our chalet.

Our holiday home

Our holiday home consists of a spacious living room, two bedrooms, one big sleeping couch and two bathrooms. The chalet can host 4-6 people. All the rooms are at ground level and easily accessible. 

In the living space there is a kitchen with a ceramic hob, an oven, a dishwasher, a fridge and freezer, a coffee machine, kettle, cutlery and other cooking utensils.

There is also a table, a sleeping couch for two people, a flat screen TV with a satellite reception and a coat stand. Wi-fi is available in the whole apartment. Then, there are two bedrooms built mainly with our own wood that creates a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.

One room is equipped with a safe and both rooms have got separate bathrooms.

The big patio in front of the house can be used by our guest to unwind on sun loungers. There are also parking spaces right in front of the entrance.

About us

About us

Our farmhouse and entailed estate Ebnerhof is a traditional farm that has been owned by our family, the Schmidhammers, since 1784. In 1986, we were awarded the so-called “Erbhofurkunde”, a document that displays and proves the estate’s status. The premises consist of our meadows, fields, a part of the wood, tool sheds, various stables, a mill and a small chapel. Recently, the newly built chalet has become a part of the estate. 

The Chalet

Our new chalet was built in the place of the old shed. The timber for it was taken from our own wood on the premises. Modern comfort and traditional elements have thereby merged into a unique symbiosis, creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.


As sustainability was indeed vital for us, the chalet is heated with help of a wood chip heating system run on logs from our own wood. We built the chalet according to the latest energy standards and it has therefore been assigned a certificate designated for climate houses (Klimahauszertifikat).

Life on a farm

Our farm is surrounded by apple orchards that are cultivated all year round. Next to the farm house there is a big meadow used for sheep grazing. On the farm, we keep hens, bees, cats and our farm dog Laika.


The chalet is located above the village Saltaus at the entrance of the Passeier Valley. It is situated in a beautiful paradise for hitchhikers and trekkers, only 5oo metres from the valley station of the Hirzer aerial tram. Within a few minutes, the Hirzer aerial tram takes you 1.500 m higher, right to the heart of one of the most amazing hiking areas in the Merano district.

If you prefer a more relaxing day you can also go on a shopping spree in Meran, the famous health and spa resort that offers some beautiful sights. It is indeed popular due to its spa baths (Thermen) and the famous Gardens of Trauttmannsdorff Castle. Alternatively, you can go for a walk on the promenades next to the Passer or cycling on the various cycle paths.

Rates and prices

Prices 2024

Low season



High season


90-130 Euro   120-150 Euro  


Additional fees

Toddlers until 2 years old free
Children from 2 to 14 years 10 Euro
Each additional person (adult) 15 Euro
Dog/day (without food) 15 Euro
Stay less than 4 days 50 Euro

Rates and prices

This rate refers to the occupancy of the holiday home PER NIGHT and PER TWO PEOPLE.  There is an additional communal tax/ tourist tax of 2,30 cent per person and day (not for children until 14 years.) The house is reserved for you as soon as the deposit of 100 Euro is made.

Bank details:  Fabian Schmidhammer- Raiffeisen Passeier- IBAN: IT 92 Z 08998 58750 000302210134 SWIFT-BIC: RZSBIT21226 (Purpose of payment: deposit chalet Ebnerhof)

Pets are welcome, but there is an additional fee of 15 Euro per day and per pet (without food). A baby cot, a changing pad for babies and a high chair for children is available on request. You can also order freshly baked bread for breakfast.

There is a no-smoking policy for our chalet

 Check- in time: the chalet is available from 2 pm on the arrival day.  

Check- out time: please leave the apartment before 10 am on your departure day

Payment: Must be done in cash as the farm is not part of a credit card system

Cancellation policy/ no-show

Without fee- until three months prior to the arrival date

From three months to two weeks prior the arrival date,  the deposit of 100 Euro will not be refunded

From two weeks until the arrival date 90 % of the full price will be charged.

The complete price will be charged if you have to leave early.

Saltaus and surroundings

  • Saltaus and surroundings

    The small village of Saltaus is a part of the bigger St. Martin at the entrance of the Passeier valley. It is only a twenty minutes-drive away from the spa town of Meran. Due to its aerial tram Hirzer, Saltaus has become a starting point for trekking routes of various grades of difficulty. A few minutes on foot from the village there is the river Passer along which you can easily walk or go by bike to Meran or St. Leonhard.

  • Meran- a historical spa town

    Meran is located only a 20- minute drive from Saltaus. Due to its mild and Mediterranean climate Meran has been popular for decades. The town is famous for its medieval arcades (the so-called Lauben/ portico) as well as its famous spa bath, the Thermen, and the castle of the gardens of Trauttmansdorff.

  • The Passeier Museum (Andreas- Hofer museum)

    This modern museum is dedicated to the South Tyrolean patriot and popular hero Andreas Hofer- indeed, it is located in his birth place. Next to various items and exhibits there are also some interactive approaches that depict the rural side of the Passeier valley. Ideal for a bad weather day, it is a good way to get to know Passeier‘s history and culture.

  • Der Passerschlucht-Weg- The “Passerschlucht”- path

    Starting in St Leonhard, this path enables trekkers to reach the centre of the village Moos in three hours. Manageable for everyone, it shows in a remarkable way how beautiful the power of water can form rocks and define the landscape.

  • Pfelders- the family-friendly ski resort and hiking paradise

    A one- hour car drive away, the picturesque village Pfelders, a family friendly ski resort, offers an ice rink, a toboggan run, a cross country track and a children’s ski lift. Thanks to an innovative mobility concept, it can be experienced without car traffic, as there are shuttles that take you to its centre. Not only children can enjoy this special place, also adults can experience its idyllic and romantic hiking trails and the steep downhill piste for experienced skiers. The place is also worth visiting during summer time.

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Schmidhammer Fabian
via Giovo 85
I 39010 Rifiano (Saltusio), Alto Adige, Italy
Accesso via Riederberg a Saltusio

Mobile 333 950 5362

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IT 02464400213

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