Holiday home with garden

in the middle of Salzburg's mountains

Our serenely located holiday home with its beautiful garden overwhelms with it’s ideal location: a free view of the surrounding meadows and forests as well as a grandiose view of the mountain world of Salzburg! Time to turn off, relax and pull back into the Schneckenhaus. Here, you will find peace and quiet in the middle of nature, and repose from hectic everyday life. Find calm in the simple things near you, like lighting a fire in the chimney, reading a book in the hammock and cooking with the fresh ingredients from the garden… that is a holiday at a snail’s pace.

Holiday in a feel-good climate

Our apartment house has been renovated with high quality materials from nature. Real oak floors, wooden windows and clay walls shape the cozy rooms. Particularly the beautiful wooden elements and the famous snail stones - fossils from Russbach - have been implemented with a lot of love. Local pine wood supports your sleep in the bedrooms. The heated clay walls ensure a comfortable climate to enjoy on your holiday.

Skiing and Hiking village

between Salzburg and the Salzkammergut

From our holiday home, you have a perfect view of Russbach, the village in Salzburg. Only 300 meters away a nature bath, a water park for children, a Kneipp facility, and a canoe route await you. There is a fossil museum and a bible- and scent garden next to the church. From there, you can also start your alpine pasture hikes, summit tours and e-bike tours. For children, there is Bruno’s mountain world and the ghost forest, or you can go look for fossils yourself in Russbach’s streams. Within an hour from the house, you can reach countless attractions: mountain- and bathing lakes, waterfalls, caves, the Mozart and Festival city Salzburg, the historic town Hallstatt and the emperor’s city Bad Ischl.

sustainability in your holiday home

During the renovation of the Schneckenhaus, we not only put effort into creating an enjoyable room climate, but also made sure to use sustainable techniques and materials. The energy of the house is provided through a solar thermal system on the roof, and from a  traditional fireplace. Additionally, the connection to the neighboring house supplies the house with heat from wood pellets. The distribution takes place via a modern wall heating system in the clay walls. For floors, windows and most interior decoration, wood was used. The bed sheets and towels were produced sustainably and organically. The cleaning is done with environmentally friendly and pollutant-free cleaning agents. We enable you to sort your waste as usual, even on vacation.

Hosts & Ski teachers

A warm welcome from us, Eva and Norbert Höll. We are your hosts and we also run Skischule Höll. In ski- and snowboarding lessons, we are more than happy to show you how to effortlessly glide down the slopes and guide you when enjoying freeriding or doing ski tours. If you have any questions about winter sports, we will gladly advise you. As enthusiastic hikers, mountaineers, climbers and mountain bikes, we can also help you find the right tour for the perfect day in summer. On top of that, we are looking forward to be able to greet you as neighbors, since we live in the house next door.

to the ski school


Small house with big offer

The Schneckenhaus is for a total of 10 people in the three apartments - our small house convinces with its big service: thanks to the baker's service, you can enjoy fresh bread and pastries for breakfast. In the honesty bar you will find selected Austrian wines and special souvenirs to take home. Our rental bar provides you with items that you rarely need but usually don't have with you on vacation. And in our bookshelf there is plenty of holiday literature to browse through. It goes without saying for us that our apartments are fully equipped and also provide the small necessary things that you would otherwise often have to bring with you (bed linen, tea towels, dishwashing liquid, dishwashing tablets, toilet paper...). If you're not in the mood for shopping, we'll fill your fridge in advance with regional specialties from the Gosauer Speiserei. And last but not least, we are happy to share our own know-how about the region with you!

Apartment Acteonella

86 m² - for 4 - 5 people

The spacious apartment on the ground floor has a large kitchen-living room, a bathroom, a toilet and two bedrooms: one has a double bed, in the other room, the bed can also be separated. An additional bed for a 5th person is available either in one of the bedrooms or in the living room. The large and bright living area has a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining table with space for 8 people and a cozy seating area. The traditional tiled stove warms you on cold days. The living room leads you out to the terrace, that you seize exclusively and to the surrounding garden. In summer there is a barbecue area and a herb garden, in winter you can go straight out for bobsledding and playing in the snow.

Apartment Nerinea

43 m² - for 2 -3 people

Our two Nerinea apartments on the first floor have a spacious living room with a fully equipped kitchen (including a dishwasher), dining table and a comfortable couch. From the large balcony you have a wonderful view to the surrounding meadows and forest. Bathroom and toilet are in one room. From the bedroom with one double bed and a balcony you overlook the skiing and hiking village of Rußbach. An additional bed for a third person is available either on the couch in the living room or in the bedroom. Pine wood in the bedroom, clay walls and oak floors provide a special cosy living environment.

Schneckenhaus exclusive

172 m² - up to 10 people

With "Schneckenhaus exclusive" you book all 3 apartments (Acteonella, Nerinea East and Nerinea West) and use the ground and upper floors of the house exclusively. The four bedrooms, three bathrooms and three kitchen-living rooms provide plenty of space for a maximum of 10 people. You have exclusive use of the sauna in the garden. Our small house impresses with its big service: baker's service, honesty bar with selected wines, fridge-filling with regional products (upon advance order), great hiking infrastructure and our know-how as hosts ensure a wonderful holiday!

Schneckenhaus summer

In the garden

find your favorite spot

Depending on the season, herbs, salad and berries are waiting to be harvested. There is a good place for everyone in the garden: children can play table tennis right next to the house or try out our summer fleet of children's vehicles. How about a small campfire in the fire bowl? Or just “hang out” in the hammock? Browse through our games and books corner or simply enjoy the fantastic view of the Tennengebirge. The sauna-barrel is available for sweating and if you like it really close to nature, you can take a swim with the frogs in our natural pond.

Hiking starts at the front door!

You might find a special treasure

We love the mountains in our region and would like to bring this treasure closer to you. As a certified hiking host, we offer everything you need for your mountain experience.

  • We (Eva and Norbert) are certified hiking guides and will be happy to help you plan your tour.
  • The best routes can be found in the tour portal.
  • Hiking guides, maps and lots of information about hiking in the Dachstein West region await you in our hiking library.
  • Backpacks, hiking poles, snowshoes and other hiking equipment can be borrowed free of charge.
  • The starting point and the shoe washing station are in front of the door, the drying room for wet equipment is in the basement.
  • We will also show you where you can find fossils and will be happy to accompany you to one of our fossil rivers if you wish.

What's included:

  • a garden with herbs, salads and berries depending on the season
  • natural pond, barbecue area and children's play equipment around the house
  • pure nature: unobstructed view of meadows, forests and mountains
  • Mountain knowledge: Eva and Norbert are enthusiastic mountaineers, mountain bikers and climbers, and will be happy to advise you
  • sustainability: ecological materials, climate-neutral energy supply and environmentally friendly cleaning
  • TennengauPlus-Card: free access to the water park, reduced price for runs with the Hornbahn Rußbach, free local public transport, ...
  • starter pack of coffeee and tea specialties in your apartment, baker's service, regional specialities on preorder
  • included anyway: WiFi, sustainably & organically produced bed linen and towels, free parking

What we don't offer:

  • Flat screen TV and entertainment technology, instead we have a book and games corner
  • Small chemical plastic bottles in the bathroom, but you'll get an organic handmade soap
  • Air conditioning, but you can expect fresh mountain air even in summer

Schneckenhaus winter

Dachstein West skiregion

Off to the slopes!

The ski bus stops 250 m away, but you can also walk to the Dachstein West ski region in about 10-15 minutes. At the Hornbahn Russbach (the ski lift’s building) there is a ski and boot storage available free of charge. You will also find the ski school office and ski rental here and the lift ticket offices. Your hosts, Eva and Norbert Höll, run their own ski school Privatstundenskischule Höll and will be happy to advise you on all matters relating to snow sports. Russbach doesn't just offer the best entry point and the most beautiful valley run in the Dachstein West ski region, but also the starting point for great ski and snowboard tours, winter hikes or Snowshoe tours. The cross-country ski runs of Gosau are 5 km away, a toboggan run with cable car is available in Abtenau (12 km).

What's included:

  • free ski and boot depot directly in the bottom station of the Hornbahn Russbach (cable car)
  • free local ski bus that stops 250m from the house
  • pure nature: unobstructed view of the snow-covered meadows, forests and mountains
  • Bobs and sleighs for kids to romp around in the snow
  • Mountain knowledge: We are enthusiastic skiers, snowboarders and ski tourers and will share our advice with you gladly.
  • Included: WiFi, sustainably & organically produced bed linen and towels, hair dryer, bike storage room, shoe drying room, parking lot right by the house


What isn't included:

  • Flat screen TV and entertainment technology, instead we have a book and games corner 
  • Small chemical plastic bottles in the bathroom, but you'll get an organic handmade soap
  • Ski lessons - but if you need some, you'll get 10% discount in our Skischule Höll

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prices summer




(1 - 4 people)

(5 people)


(1 - 2 people)

(3 people)

Schneckenhaus exklusiv

(1 - 8 people)

(9 - 10 people)







328,- bis 348,-







420,- bis 440,-

final cleaning

100,- 60,- 220,-

Offseason:  01.05. - 28.06.2024 and 07.09. - 30.11.2024
Mainseason: 29.06. - 06.09.2024

prices winter




(1 - 4 people)

(5 people)


(1 - 2 people)

(3 people)

Schneckenhaus exklusiv

(1 - 8 people)

(9 - 10 people)







332,- to 352,-







420,- to 440,-







550,- to 570,-

final cleaning

110,- 65,- 240,-

low-season: 01.12. - 20.12.2024 and 15.03. - 30.04.2025
mid-season: 04.01. - 31.01.2025 and 08.03. - 14.03.2025
main-season: 21.12.2024 - 03.01.2025and 01.02. - 07.03.2025


Price per day per apartment. All prices exclusive local tax EUR 2,00 per person/night, children up to 14.9 years are free. 30% deposit for fixation of reservation within 10 days, free cancellation up to 30 days before the start of the holiday, all statements without guarantee.

Cancellation conditions:
Free cancellation up to 1 month before arrival.
1 month to 1 week before arrival: 50% of the agreed accommodation price.
In the last week before arrival: 80%. We recommend you to
 Europäische Reiseversicherung. 

In additon this conditions apply: Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen der Österreichischen Hotelerie.


Schneckenhaus Apartments
Eva & Norbert Höll
+43 676 84 88 22 881




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