Join us on a Single Parent Holiday
Activity & Nature Holiday in Superior 4-star
Kinderhotel on Lake Turrach - one of Austria’s
most Scenic Hideaways
tbc (7 Days)
Join us and other single parents and their children on our trip to Turrach, one of the most beautiful regions of southern Austria.
“We all had a lovely holiday in Turrach. Hotel facilities were excellent, lots of opportunity to partake in a variety of activities and good company. Austria is a truly stunning country.”
Our superior 4-star family hotel Jägerwirt, one of the renowned ‘Kinderhotels’, is located at 1800 m on the southern bank of a beautiful Alpine lake. Picture-book scenery combined with elegance, rustic design, state of the art family facilities and daily culinary treats await our families at this hidden gem.
An abundance of amazing facilities for parents, children and teenagers ensures endless fun for all ages: An indoor and outdoor pool with deck chairs in the garden by the lake and several large spa areas with balcony invite to relax and sunbathe whilst organised activities such as family rafting, summer tobogganing through the pine forest and a visit of the Heidi Alm with pony trekking ensure parents and children have plenty of fun together. In addition, the hotel has a trampoline, pedalos and boats on the lake, a playground and a giant slide spiralling down the hotel staircase from the kids club. The kids club is open from the age of 2 for 7 days a week and boasts its own big screen and climbing wall. In the basement, a games area with football and pool tables, computer games and table tennis and a flat screen for ‘cinema’ evenings provide great entertainment for teenagers. For the more adventurous, there is deer camp where children from the age of 9 can learn outdoor tips, climbing and navigation techniques, raft building, zip lining and spend a night camping together learning the basics of astronomy.
There will be a fun family programme on offer with something for every age and taste. Here are some of the activities planned – please note that the final programme is subject to change:
- A choice of guided walks
- Sailing & fishing lessons
- Summer tobogganing
- Rafting on the River Mur (subject to weather)
- Quad-biking across testing off-road terrain
- Visit of ‘Heidi Alm’ with pony trekking for the kids
- A ride on a steam train through the Mur Valley (subject to weather)
- Kids club with its own programme including archery, painting, craft workshop, kids disco, campfire, treasure hunts, Wizard day and much more
- Deer camp: Learn climbing and navigation techniques, raft building, zip lining and spend a night camping together
- Family hike to a 400 year old farm with BBQ and campfire
Apart from the scheduled activities, you are welcome to use at any time the hotel’s rowing boat, pedalos, sailing boat (with license) Nordic walking poles and bicycles.
Turrach, also known as Turracher Höhe, is an idyllic high plateau situated in the ‘Nock Mountains’, the western part of the Gurktaler Alps, 1800 m high on an Alpine pass on the border between the Austrian provinces of Styria and Carinthia. The border runs through the middle of the village and the lake. Due to its height and location, the region was settled only in the 17th century when mining started below the Turracher Höhe. A compact settlement did not develop until tourism emerged in the second half of the 20th century. Due to the efforts to maintain the diversity of flora and fauna by means of landscape conservation areas and the careful nature-oriented extension of tourist facilities, the village on the pass summit remains a charming hideaway with a mere 100 inhabitants and a handful of hotels.
Turrach is an area of outstanding natural beauty and popular with hikers and mountain bikers. The relatively flat area is ideal for family walking – crystal clear mountain lakes, gentle meadows, enchanting Alpine lodges and unforgettable panoramic views make any hike a fun adventure. The focal point of the resort is Lake Turrach. Our hotel is located directly on the lake and enjoys spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. A traditional, family run hotel for over 100 years, it has developed into a welcoming superior 4 star hotel which was awarded the status of ‘Kinderhotel’ in 2000.
This is a selection of photos from our holiday to Turrach in southern Austria in August 2013.
This was our first time on a single parent holiday and I was unsure what to expect. I needn't have worried as Charlotte and I had a really lovely time with the group in Turrach. The hotel was superb and totally surpassed my expectations in terms of comfort, facilities and things to do. The staff was friendly and welcoming and the food was amazing. The trip was made extra special by our host, Tennessee who was great with the children and for whom nothing was too much trouble. Sandra & Andrea made booking really easy and were really helpful too (thank you both!). Turrach is such a beautiful place; the only problem I now have is in deciding where to holiday again with SPOH next year!
Michelle & Charlotte (11) (Turrach, August 2013)
We all had a lovely holiday in Turrach. Hotel facilities were excellent, lots of opportunity to partake in a variety of activities and good company. Tennessee was great with the kids encouraging them along on the walks and having fun in the lake. Austria truly stunning country.
Jackie, Ella (10) Lloyd (5) (Turrach, August 2012)
Alicia and I enjoyed this fabulous holiday very much. The beautiful scenery and the stunning location combined with excellent service guaranteed a fantastic and relaxing holiday experience. We enjoyed the activities but also the kids club or just relaxing at the pool. Thank you so much and a special thanks to Nina our host who was really great.
Sylvia & Alicia (4) (Turrach, August 2011)
Lily and I had such an amazing holiday in such a beautiful location. It was so nice for us both to spend quality time together but also for me to have adult time, while Lily was having fun with the other children. The hotel was perfect and was so child-friendly it took any concerns away about the children making noise or having fun.
Toni & Lily (5) (Turrach holiday, August 2010)
SPoH provides entertainment and excitement for your child, activities you can participate in with your child and, not least, the company of adults, in a similar boat to you, with whom you can relax, talk and laugh. An ideal holiday.
Corinne & Rhys (4) (Turrach holiday, August 2010)
The scenery was so beautiful; it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. The accommodation, food and facilities in the hotel were great and my daughter had a lovely time exploring and getting a taste of independence in a safe and child friendly environment. And last but by no means least, Daniela our SPoH host was lively, friendly, interesting and always helpful.
David & Gwenllian (7) (Turrach holiday, July 2010)
I had such a dilemma about whether to book this holiday, because the thought of taking 3 kids abroad by myself was so daunting. But I’m so glad I did! We all had a fabulous time. The hotel is in the most beautiful spot, with stunning views, great food, lovely rooms and welcoming staff. We all loved the activities; the toboggan run was the absolute favourite! Daniela was always there for us, and our group all got along brilliantly; I loved the fact that on the flight out we were all sitting in our little family groups, but by the flight back, we were all one big gang! We all had a great experience, I thought it was really good value for money, and I would recommend anyone to go for it!
Louise, Max (10), Matilda (8) & Gretel (4) (Turrach holiday, July 2010)
SpoH provided us with the most amazing holiday experience. The location/hotel was beautiful . I felt totally looked after and was able to relax. Daniela , our host, was available at all times and ensured that everything ran smoothly. The children had a fantastic time and rate this holiday as ‘the best ever’. We will be booking again next year. Thanks to SpoH and all the Turrach July 2010 group. We have made new friends and this and the effects of successfully taking the children on holiday will last a life time.
Sarah, George (13), Joe (11) & Zoe (5) (Turrach holiday, July 2010)
What made the holiday for everyone was your tour guide Daniela. She was exceptional and nothing was too much bother. She is a true asset to your Company.
Ashley & Cameron (11) (Turrach holiday, July 2010)
This was our first trip with SPOH, we all had the best time and made some great friends with who we are still in touch with. I loved the spa treatments and felt comforted that my children were being well looked after. I felt like the holiday was as much for me as it was for the children. We look forward to booking our holiday with SPOH next year.
Ali, Charlotte (5) & Ethan (3) (Turrach holiday, August 09)
Stephen and I had a wonderful time in Turrach. Despite him being too young to join in some of the activities we never had a dull moment or a boring day and felt utterly cared for. I would recommend any single parent that this is the only way to holiday and we will be back on another next year. Thanks!
Julie & Stephen (3) (Turrach holiday, August 09)
Joseph and I had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday – an excellent hotel in a beautiful location, great company for both of us and just the right balance between activities and relaxation. In particular we enjoyed the Nocky Flitzer (toboggan run), the quad tour and the horse riding. Many thanks indeed to Sandra, and we look forward to travelling with you again in the future.
Sarah & Joseph (6) (Turrach holiday, August 09)
Thank you Sandra for giving Callum (9 yrs) and I a great holiday. The food was exceptional, the company lovely and the hotel spectacular. The activities were well organised and we loved the Quad biking and what can I say about the Nocky Flitzer!! The spa facilities were good, although the nakedness took a bit of getting used to. Thank you to everyone in our group, who helped make this such an enjoyable holiday.
Julie & Callum (9) (Turrach holiday, August 09)
Thanks for a wonderful holiday with good company and plenty of interesting and exciting activities for little and "big" kids. The hotel is in a beautiful tranquil location with smart, clean rooms and excellent facilities. The whole experience was very child-friendly. Since we have been back my son keeps telling his friends what an "awesome" place Austria is and how he enjoyed the rafting, the toboggan run and the pool. Well done SPOH - he is a lot harder to please than I am!
Trevor & Robbie (7) (Turrach holiday, July 09)
SPOH is in a league of its own, when it comes to providing quality of resort, client service and memorable holidays. In the words of my eight year old daughter, Daisy, “Daddy, this is child heaven”.
Paul, Alice (9) & Daisy (8) (Turrach holiday, July 09)
Thank you so very much for a wonderful holiday. Billy and I had a fantastic time. Somewhat predictably when asked what was the best bit Billy said “Kids Club” and “making things at Kids Club”. For me it was the fact that Billy enjoyed himself so much with lots of other great kids, the fab hotel, beautiful scenery, relaxing spa and great company. We will definitely be holidaying with Single Parents on Holiday again!
Tina & Billy (5) (Turrach holiday, July 09)
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and would recommend it to any family. The hotel facilities were excellent, the location stunning and there were a number of very enjoyable activities for us both to enjoy.
Sean & Darcy (4) (Turrach holiday, July 09)
I went with my teenage son and another family that I knew… Normally the price is the first consideration which may be my mistake as this holiday was not exactly cheap but delivered in every way. All went without a hitch … everyone very friendly. The activity programme was varied and superbly presented. We tried lots and loved it. This was an ideal kind of holiday for us. I like variety of destination so shall be looking at what is available next year.
Mary & Simon (15) (Turrach holiday, July 08)
Thank you for a fantastic holiday. When I saw the hotel - its position and the facilities, I thought I had died and gone to heaven - it was a perfect holiday for all of us. The hotel was incredible; the view from every window and balcony was like I would expect to see in films not real life. The food was wonderful, there were all the facilities I would expect to find provided by the best hotels plus, we loved the extras like the slide going down by the stairs and the trampoline in the middle of the lake. The activities were great fun for my 12 and 16 year olds and for me - a little older! Daniela anticipated our every need and went out of her way to ensure that everyone had the best possible time.
Pauline & Helen (16) and Benjamin (12) (Turrach holiday, July 08)
A fabulous holiday, and in particular many thanks to Daniela, who was a complete star throughout. Excellent facilities, in particular the kids club was brilliant. Meals were great, and there was SO much food! Rafting and riding were excellent. Exceptional holiday, worth every penny, and a definite for another year.
Susan & Adam (3) (Turrach holiday, July 08)
We had a lovely time and made some good friends. I really enjoyed the activities mix on this holiday. I thought the kids club was one of the best I’ve seen. The hotel was excellent and very comfortable and the food was some of the best I’ve ever had. Even though this holiday isn’t cheap, it is competitive with other types of holidays, so cost was a factor. I like ‘sporty’ type holidays and this was excellent. I enjoyed the walks however there were some people who didn’t realise that they would be difficult for them. The family walk to the BBQ was excellent, unfortunately the weather intervened a bit. The horse riding was excellent for the children and I enjoyed the walk.
Colette & Nessa (7) (Turrach holiday, July 08)
Not being big beach fans, the boys and I ventured to Austria in the summer for the out door life. We all had a great time. The boys learnt how to fish and I met new friends while on some lovely hikes. We enjoyed the whole Single Parent set up so much, that instead of our usual ski trip to Slovakia, we joined the group for the February half term skiing. Fantastic! Great company for us all with a highly recommended ski school, quality ski hire and variety of runs…….We have booked for next year!
Karen, Calum & Fraser (Austria skiing Feb 08 + Turrach Aug 07)
I've just returned from a week in Austria and it was absolutely amazing! I can highly recommend them - organiser Sandra is a dream! They've got the balance just right - organised enough to make the trip stress-free but not so organised that you feel obliged to do everything as a group 24 hours a day. The hotel was fabulous, the food delicious, the activities - including rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, tobogganing - were thoroughly enjoyed by adults and children alike. The older children had tons of freedom in a safe environment and there was an excellent kids' club, so that Mums with younger children could escape to the magnificent spa for a spot of pampering. I made some fab friends and some children were in tears when it was time to say goodbye.
Jaynie & Archie (Turrach Aug 07)
My 6-year-old daughter and I had a brilliant holiday with lots of lovely adult company for me and children for her to play with. We’ve made some lasting friendships too. Austria was beautiful and I’d definitely go back there and also go with SPOH again. Sandra was really kind and helpful.
Fiona & Cara (Turrach Aug 07)
My 7-year old daughter loved the new challenges of archery, the climbing wall and the roller coaster, while I enjoyed some adult time walking on the mountains. We both loved the hotel and the companionship of the other families.
Valerie & Lorna (Turrach Aug 07)
The two boys and I had a fantastic holiday in Austria and enjoyed all of it especially the swimming pools; the quad biking; the walks; the toboggan run and the fabulous food...not forgetting the cocktails! The social side of the holiday was great and not just for the kids. The beauty of going away with other single parents is that you're all in the same boat and don't feel like a spare part or a childminder most of the time. I can definitely recommend it. The hotel was one of the best family hotels I have stayed in - nothing was too much trouble for the owners - helped of course by the stunning location.
So a big thank you to Sandra and her team who provided a service and commitment that made the holiday really special. Looking forward to the next one!
Ian, Cam & Alistair (Turrach Aug 07)
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Children under 12
Please contact us if you wish to book extra nights at this hotel. We will extend your holiday subject to availability; prices are available on request. Please note that the host will be at the hotel only for the duration of our advertised holiday dates.
- Half-board deluxe (lavish breakfast buffet, afternoon snack, deluxe 4-course dinner)
- Welcome drink, herbal teas & soft drinks in the spa/pool area, drinks in the kids club
- Use of hotel facilities: laundry room for parents, magic playground and garden with tree house, trampoline, mini go-karting track and more; indoor and outdoor pools, several spa areas including Finnish sauna, herbal sauna, steam room, infrared cabin, whirlpool and family sauna
- Use of hotel's bicycles, pedalos, rowing and sailing boat (with license)
- Use of tennis court 10 minutes from the hotel (please bring rackets)
- Professional childcare / kids programme in the kids' club for up to 10 hours a day
(from the age of 2)
- Evening films for children
- Special baby package for children under the age of 2!
- Services of a Single Parents on Holiday host during your holiday
- Private transfers to and from Klagenfurt or Salzburg airport
- Beauty treatments and massages
- Activities such as rafting, quad-biking, Heidi Alm with pony trekking, steam train ride and summer tobogganing
- Babysitting service
- Flights: Fly from the airport that is most convenient for you
Flights are not included in this price:
At Single Parents on Holiday, we do not restrict you to fly from a particular UK airport - we let you choose your most convenient departure point. This means you can travel from any airport in the UK, Ireland or anywhere else in the world. Return flights currently cost in the region of £100 to £200 per person depending on departure airport, airline and time of booking.
Please note that, for this holiday, the nearest airport to our resort will be Klagenfurt. As there are currently no direct flights available to Klagenfurt, your transfer from and to Salzburg airport, which is also within convenient travel distance, is included in our holiday price at designated times (short waiting times may apply).
To reserve a place on one of our holidays, please use our booking form. Upon receipt of your booking form, we will contact you to confirm your places subject to availability and to arrange your deposit payment.
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Payment of Your Deposit: £100 per person.
Early Booking Discount - Save £50 per family and pay just £50 per person deposit if you book:
• your 2015 winter sports holiday by 30th September 2014
• your 2015 June/summer holiday by 31st of January 2015
• your 2015 October half term holiday by 31st of May 2015
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We advise all our customers to take out adequate travel insurance to cover them in the event of illness, injury or other unforeseen events which may prevent them from travelling as well as for transfers back to the UK in case of illness, hospital treatments abroad, lawsuits brought against any responsible party in case of injury as well as other reasons such as the loss or theft of luggage or travel documents.
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