55 European hotels including several across Austria have joined together to designate themselves as Bio-Hotels, offering their guests quality yet environmentally aware accommodation. This entails energy efficient construction of the buildings, organic cuisine, and environmentally sound waste management.
The Carinthian Bio-Hotel Gralhof in Weißensee is one such resort that has decided to adopt these guiding principles. It has a wood chip heating system, for example, and most of its organic produce comes from its own production or from the immediate area. Bio-Hotel Gralhof offers its guests use of their own boathouse, a pleasant and inviting meadow, and a sauna house directly on the lake. The Knaller family that operates the Gralhof has furthermore created somewhat of a culture centre at their hotel: “Jazz under the pear tree” is already an established musical event and there are also cabaret and readings that take place to keep guests entertained throughout the year.
To browse Bio-Hotels in Austria, please visit: www.biohotels.info
To book your holiday at Bio-Hotel Gralhof, go to: www.gralhof.at