Welcome to Hotel Rabenstein

Cosy residence in the idyllic Passeiertal Valley
H2 Cosy residence in the idyllic Passeiertal Valley
Is there a better place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the mountains than in the tranquil, untouched Passeiertal Valley? More than 400 kilometers of signed hiking trails offer plenty of possibilities to explore and discover. In our family-run business, the boss herself can be found in the kitchen, where she prepares delicious meals. The hearty meals from the South Tyrolean cuisine combined with light, Mediterranean dishes will make your mouth water – and a good glass of South Tyrolean wine must not be missing either. And after a nice day outdoors, you will gladly return to our cosy, refurnished rooms and apartments. Enjoy your holiday in the traditional Passeiertal Valley, far away from the turmoil of the main tourist destinations.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Your Gufler family

Our history

The development of our holiday home
Our family business is rich in tradition and existed already before 1900. In 1905, it became the property of the Gufler family, when Josef Gufler bought it together with his wife. After Josef died in World War I, his son Siegfried started running the inn in Rabenstein and later his wife Theresia took over with their four daughters. Still today, daughter Edith can be found in the restaurant kitchen and running the hotel. Over the years, many things changed in our guest house in the Passeiertal Valley: the hotel was expanded, the residence was added, and in 2012, the old inn was turned into the modern restaurant it is today. Today as in the past, we happily welcome guests who like hiking and want to spend some carefree days in the mountains.

Our rooms and apartments

Cosy holiday home in South Tyrol
Our cosy rooms and apartments, flooded with light and spacious, offer everything you might need to relax and unwind after a long day in the open air. The lovingly furnished accommodation ensures that you feel at home right away. The facilities guarantee absolute comfort and through the window or from the balcony, you can enjoy the stunning view of the untouched valley. Have a look and find the perfect holiday home for your stay in South Tyrol!

Our multi-bedroom

Comfortable room for small groups
On request, we have a multi-bedroom, which is perfect for the needs of hiking groups. As a stage while doing the European long-distance path E5 or as a starting point for day trips: here, you can spend cosy nights! If you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact us via mail or telephone!

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Delicacies from South Tyrol

Our traditional, local cuisine
Our guests are pampered with local delicacies. Who sleeps in a hotel room, can look forward to a rich breakfast buffet and a tasty dinner as part of the half board. Our guests staying in the apartments can choose whether they want to take care of themselves or be pampered with a tasty meal. External guests are always welcome at our restaurant to enjoy South Tyrolean dishes.

Our half-board

For our guests to start their day in the mountains with plenty of energy, we prepare a rich, delicious breakfast buffet. Here you can find everything you need for a peppy day on holiday: fresh, homemade bread and jam, cereals and muesli, creamy yogurt, fresh fruits, and homemade bacon as well as other local and seasonal products. On request, we also prepare fresh egg dishes for you.
In the evening, you can enjoy a dinner with 3 to 5 courses from the traditional South Tyrolean cuisine in our bright winter garden or in the traditional farmhouse parlor. Also, the guests staying in our apartments can taste freshly prepared delicacies à la carte here.

Our restaurant

The Rabenstein is a tradition-conscious inn. You can look forward to tasty dishes like different varieties of dumplings, meat with coleslaw, lamb chops with wild thyme, venison goulash with polenta, apple tarts with cranberries, chestnut tiramisu, and our delicious cakes and strudel. A true pleasure for the palate and absolutely the right thing after a long day outdoors in the Passeiertal Valley or for cosy hours with friends and family. The beautiful atmosphere in the bright winter garden and the traditional farmhouse parlor with a stunning view of the valley make sure you will have an unforgettable stay in our restaurant.

Activities for your mountain holiday

A hiking paradise in every season
Who spends their holiday with us in the Passeiertal Valley, has plenty of choices when it comes to hikes. And that is not only regarding the path, but also when it comes to how demanding the hike should be. Starting directly at Hotel Rabenstein, you can reach easy hiking paths which lead through the forest and the meadows with little ascent and descent. Enjoy the untouched nature surrounding you on the around 400 kilometers of signed hiking paths. Visit one of the surrounding mountain huts, where you can enjoy South Tyrolean delicacies after a short ascent. You are in the mood for a summit tour which takes you to high altitudes and allows you to enjoy incredible views? That’s not a problem either! Starting at our hotel at 1,420 meters above sea level, you can reach incredible hiking paths, which take you to the surrounding mountain peaks. Your hosts are mountain lovers as well and will happily help you plan your tours. Here you can find some ideas for hikes in the Passeiertal Valley:

To the big Schwarzsee lake via Timmelsalm mountain hut

Leave your car at kilometer 20 of the road leading to the Timmelsjoch mountain pass. At the parking lot, follow the track behind the bridge on the right side leading north through the main valley to the Timmelsalm mountain hut. Behind the hut, continue over the bridge and hike along the left side of the valley to Unterkrumpwasser. Continue on the left side, in the end up a steep hill behind which the lake is situated (path no. 30). Follow the same path back down to the parking lot.

Ski touring and snowshoe hiking in the Passeiertal Valley

A snowy winter dream
In the upper Passeiertal Valley, a snowy winter is still almost guaranteed from December to the end of March and the snow-covered surroundings of Hotel Rabenstein can be explored with touring skis or snowshoes. Start directly in Rabenstein and explore the surrounding slopes. Dare the steep ascent with the touring skis through the forest reaching one of the surrounding peaks to then ski down in the fresh snow. Or enjoy a beautiful winter hike in the winter wonderland of the Passeiertal Valley, with or without snowshoes. Soak up the peace and relax in nature on the slopes of the Timmelsjoch mountain pass, the surrounding valley, on the Hohe Kreuzspitze, the Zermaitscharte, or the Gürtelwand before winter is over. An experience to relax and recover you should not miss. The Passeiertal Valley is a hiking paradise not only in summer, but also in the calm winter in the mountains will make hiking fans very happy! Here, your holiday on touring skis will for sure be an adventure. But you can also go skiing on the slopes in the surroundings of Hotel Rabenstein: in the skiing area Pfelders!

Mountain-free holiday moments

A day in the city, the museum, or the mines
The thermal city of Merano can be reached in about half an hour by car or bus. In the urban flair of the thermal city, you can go for a walk in the narrow streets, enjoy delicious food, relax in the thermal bath, or visit the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle to admire flowers and plants from all over the world. To spend a day filled with culture in the Passeiertal Valley, you can visit the Bunker Mooseum in Moos im Passeier or the Museum Passeier in the Sandhof farmhouse, Andreas Hofer’s birth house in St. Leonhard. Furthermore, you should pay a visit to the mines at the Schneeberg, the highest mines in Europe, which during its best period in the 15th century employed about 1,000 miners, making it the most important lead and zinc mine in Tyrol. Thanks to all these interesting activities, a varied holiday in the Passeiertal Valley is guaranteed.

Our wellness area for relaxed moments

A well-deserved break
You spent the whole day outdoors exploring the surroundings? Then you’ve earned a break! Reward your tired legs with some relaxation in our small but beautiful wellness area with a Finnish sauna, an infrared cabin, an outdoor jacuzzi and a shower. Also, the relaxation area and the sunny terrace are a great place to unwind and recharge. Towels are provided and for a small charge of 3€, you can borrow a bathrobe. And after some relaxing hours in our wellness area, you will be ready for new mountain adventures!

How to get to Rabenstein im Passeier

How to find us
Rabenstein is a small village in the municipality of Moos in the upper Passeiertal Valley at 1,420m above sea level and about 35km from the thermal city of Meran in the middle of the Texelgruppe Nature Park.

Arriving from Meran

Arriving from Meran, drive to the Passeiertal Valley until St. Leonhard. There, you turn left in the direction of Moos. Drive past Moos for about 8km in the direction of the Timmelsjoch mountain pass, until you arrive in Rabenstein, where our hotel is located.

Arriving from the Ötztal (Austria)

Arriving from the Ötztal, you take the Timmelsjoch (attention, this route is accessible only in summer) and go on to Rabenstein, where our hotel is located.

Arriving from the Brenner Pass

From the Brenner Pass, you drive to Sterzing. There, you take the Jaufenpass. Go to St. Leonhard and then on to Moos. Drive past Moos for about 8km in the direction of the Timmelsjoch mountain pass, until you arrive in Rabenstein, where our hotel is located.

Good to know

Useful information for your mountain holiday
Yes, upon request and for a small fee of 10-20€ per night (without food), you can bring your dog with you. We kindly ask for your comprehension that dogs are not allowed in the dining hall or the spa area. If you want to take your dog to dinner with you, please let us know in advance. In that case, we book a table in the farmhouse parlor for you.
On arrival, you will get a Guestcard with many financial advantages. You can leave your bikes in our garage, and we have a charging station for your electric bike. Using the sauna is included in the price, a bathrobe can be borrowed for a fee of 3€. We also offer a laundry service (with charge). Furthermore, all apartments and hotel rooms have Wi-Fi, you can leave your car in the parking lot in front of the house and there is an elevator. The guests with half board get a rich breakfast and a dinner menu.
For the final cleaning, we charge 40€.
Yes, by bus or train to Meran and then by bus to the Passeiertal Valley. The bus stop is not far from the house.
During summer, there is also a bus connection over the Timmelsjoch mountain pass.
Hikers doing the E5 and taking the bus over the Timmelsjoch should get off at Schönau and reach Rabenstein with a 30 minutes’ walk.
Yes, only a few meters from our house there is a public charging station where you can charge your car.
Please consider: The booking is binding after the payment of the down payment as a confirmation and receiving the booking confirmation. The whole amount of the down payment belongs to the hotel in case of cancellation, early departure, or late arrival. Cancellations are valid only in written form. Bookings are binding. In the case of cancellation through the guest, they are required to pay the following cancellation fees: - cancellation until 3 months prior to arrival: no cancellation fees - cancellation 3 months to 30 days prior to arrival: 40% of the total amount - cancellation 1 month to 8 days prior to arrival: 70% of the total amount - cancellation less than 8 days prior to arrival or in the case of early departure: 90% of the total amount These cancellation conditions apply also when the rooms are partly or fully rented out to other guests.
To prevent problems in the case of illness, we recommend travel cancellation insurance.
On January 1st, 2024, a tourist tax was introduced in South Tyrol. The income from this tax is used for the development and maintenance of infrastructure and services, as well as for the organization of cultural and sports events. The tourist tax amounts to 2.80€ per person and night. Children under 14 years are excluded from the tourist tax. The local tax is charged on departure and is separately on the invoice.
We are happy to prepare gluten and lactose-free dishes as well as vegetarian alternatives. For organizational reasons, we ask you to inform us beforehand.
How are the rates calculated?
The room prices are intended per night and person for a minimum stay of 3 nights.
Our double rooms can be booked as single rooms, too.
Single room supplement: 20€ per day
For kids staying in their parent’s bedroom, we charge:
aged 0 to 2.99 years: kids stay in their parent’s room for free
aged 3 to 6.99 years: 39€
aged 7 to 10.99 years: 49€
aged 11 to 14.99 years: 10%
Holiday apartments:
The summer rates are intended per day for a minimum stay of 3 nights.
The winter rates are intended per day for a minimum stay of 7 nights.
The rates are intended for 2 people per day with a minimum stay of 3 days.
You can book you stay with breakfast or half board.
The bill can be paid in cash, or with a credit (visa and mastercard) or debit card.
The rooms and apartments are ready for your arrival at 2 p.m. We kindly ask you to leave the rooms and apartments by 10 a.m. on the day of departure.

Our planet is important to us

Sustainable holidays in the Passeiertal Valley
To us, a sustainable economy that respects the environment is very important – and we align our activities accordingly. A significant part of heating and warm water is covered with our own solar cells and 100% of the electricity comes from the local power station. Furthermore, we use almost only local or in-house products: the vegetables come from our garden, meat and milk products from the farmer or the local butcher. This way, we try to give our contribution to a healthier and stronger environment and to protect our surroundings. Therefore, we are also an Alpine Pearls member. As part of this project, we, and our whole municipality, work together for a sustainable use of our resources and for a nature-loving holiday. For this reason, we motivate our guests to arrive by public transport and help them plan their holiday without a car – because the beautiful destinations can easily be reached by bus or train. Our sustainable culinary offer meets the standards of Alpine Pearls as well.

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