Born in Styria, Andreas Reinisch and his wife Barbara created a gentle, luxurious retreat in midst the picturesque landscape of southern Styria near Graz. Situated between lavender fields and vineyards the two visionaries in sustainability have transformed an old farm house with stables, from the 18th century into a Hideaway, offering discerning guests a place to recharge their batteries, as well as a holiday paradise.
Located about 25 minutes south of the cultural capital Graz, Golden Hill Country Chalets & Suites is a sustainable Hideaway. It is located in the picturesque southern Styria in the little town of St. Nikolai in the region Sausal. The country house Steinfuchs, which was previously an old farmhouse has now been transformed with love for every detail to a luxurious refuge for discerning guests. Right next to it, created from once the original stables is a luxurious Loft, which provides absolute privacy for two people. The resort boasts two private spas, a wine cellar filled with selected bottles, as well as three upcoming new Chalets opening in June 2018, an idyllic park with a 600 sqm. nature pond for swimming, sauna and gym. These amenities complete the three acres large nature paradise and private hideaway with “green golden spirit”.
Farm House Steinfuchs
Farm House Steinfuchs caters for up to six guests. It comprises of three luxuriously decorated double rooms, each with en-suite bathroom, a noble kitchen all in aged wood, a cozy dining room and a spacious living room with chimney and library. The entire luxurious living space measures 180 sqm. Guests of the Farm House can enjoy an exclusive spa with relaxation room, outdoor-sauna and outdoor hot tub midst of scented lilac and fruit trees. Natural materials like linen and natural stones create a warm color combination of light grey. The beige and taupe colors create an atmosphere of calm and relaxation.
Time for two can be enjoyed by our guests in the 250 sqm spacious loft. Ultimate privacy and luxury is guaranteed here, enjoying an infinity nature swimming pond embedded in its own vineyard, private spa with sauna, alpha sphere lounger, outdoor Jacuzzi, an extravagant stone tub, ultramodern designer kitchen, barbecue and private park full of scented lavender hills. The feeling of space is not only achieved through sustainable design, but also through 20 meter long glass facades with views over the south Styrian vineyards.
New Highlights from June 2018
Three new luxury country style chalets, each with its own private spa, freestanding copper tub as well as a crackling fire place will enhance the world of Golden Hill Country Chalets & Suites from summer 2018. Horses which have been brought along can graze in their own paddock in front of the Chalet. A 600 sqm big natural swimming pond, situated in an idyllic park landscape with additional sauna and fitness studio, as well as a Champagne lounge will be added in 2018.
Wellness – a personal Spa concept for each guest
At Golden Hill, the concept of recovery for body, mind and soul starts with the exclusive spa concepts for our guests. Each unit offers its own private spa. Guests residing in the Farm House have exclusive access to a 4000 sqm spa garden with sauna and outdoor tub.
Couples who have chosen to stay at the Loft can relax in 4000 sqm of parkland with private infinity natural swimming pond, scented lilac trees, outdoor whirlpool or alpha-sphere loungers.
The new Chalets are equipped with private terrace, sauna, freestanding bath tub and lounge chairs for relaxation.
Each guest can choose his favorite location when taking treatments. It could be in front of a chimney or between deliciously scented flowers, on the terrace or under fruit trees. Each guest can enjoy his own individual power spot.
The spa concept strives to make use of regional products found in the wine region of Sausal where Golden Hills is located. Vinoble Grape Cosmetics enables wine to provide a unique experience for the skin, achieving a glowing and fresh look. The grapes are grown organically and are ripening in the sunny surroundings of southern Styria. The equally used doTERRA Aromatic Oils are counted to be amongst the purest and most benevolent ones. They are equally efficient for body and soul and helping the body to detox.
Sustainable Hideaway with adventurous Architecture
Andreas Reinisch is cofounder of TRIGOS – the Austrian award for sustainable management and other futuristic initiatives. His philosophy is a new form of management applied in Golden Hill Country Chalets & Spa, where the wellbeing of humans and nature is taken into consideration and natural resources of our time are being protected.
“Sustainability is a matter of the heart. As well as preserving the existing building fabric and the environmentally friendly design out of wood, we have taken the social and ecological aspects everywhere into consideration. Our gardens are watered with well and rain water and for lighting only LED and energy saving lamps are used. A solar system and a photovoltaic installation, as well as geothermal heat is taking care of energy and heat. A zero co2 chauffeur service is available for our guests”, as per Andreas Reinisch.
Wine History and Gourmet Experiences
Golden Hill Country Chalets & Suites is situated in midst the Styrian vineyards. The finely selected Vine cellar pays homage to its homeland. The nature park of southern Styria with its vineyards benefits from a Mediterranean climatic influence and belongs therefore to one of the best mountain wine-producing regions in Europe. Several wine festivals along the “southern Styrian wine route”, along the “Klapotetz and Sausal” wine routes, celebrate every year these first class vines growing in the region.
A selection of rare wines of the Sausaler Terroir wines, from wine producer Leopold von Cramer are especially bottled for Golden Hill Country Chalets & Suites and can be enjoyed and purchased from the Golden Hill Selection.
The host Barbara Reinisch, who is amongst others a passionate Chef de Cuisine makes sure guests can savor regional gourmet delights with international refinement at private dining. Picnics at the nature pond or between vineyards, wine tastings with canapés in the wine cellar or romantic candle light dinners can be specially arranged. Barbara Reinisch is proud of her culinary creations using organic and regional ingredients. A gourmet breakfast basket with regional fresh juices, homemade jams, freshly baked bread and other delicacies is included in the room rate for the enjoyment of our guests.
“I love good food, am delighted to see delicious creations for all senses. Food means to me the composition of finest ingredients and quality, combined with beautiful presentation. I would like to surprise my guests with a culinary magic”, comments Barbara Reinisch
Experiencing the region of southern Styria
From Golden Hill Country Chalets & Suites guests have several options to explore the nearly untouched nature of southern Styria. Sustainably fast with the BMW i8, Mediterranean style on a Vespa, on a horsepower strong Harley Davidson, leisurely with an old timer tractor, silently gliding in a hot air balloon, flying in a helicopter, or athletically on an e-bike or on horseback.
Golf lovers can choose between two golf courses, which are only 20 min away. Specially created Golf packages can be booked as well at Golden Hill.
Picturesque footpaths, wine routes and untouched lakes are just waiting for our guests to be explored.
Golden Hill Country Chalets & Suites can also be booked exclusively for incentives, conferences, private parties or weddings.
Daily rates at Farm House Steinfuchs from 250 Euro per person, incl. of a gourmet breakfast basket, garden spa with sauna and outdoor tub. From June 2018 with nature swimming pond, sauna and gym exclusive for all guests residing at Golden Hill. Daily rates for Loft guests from 950 Euro per person, incl. of gourmet breakfast, private spa and sauna, nature swimming pond and Jacuzzi.