Photos courtesy of Schloss Ernegg
20 rooms, most with bath
Double rooms: 145–155 euros
Apartments: from 250 euros
Cottages: from 150 euros
Rates include breakfast.
Open: May through September
Steinakirchen is 126 km west of Vienna. The closest train station is at Amstetten.
On site: 9-hole and 18-hole
Nearby; fishing; horseback riding; tennis; hiking; bicycling; swimming
A delightful place; the entire castle may be hired; the restored private chapel was newly consecrated in 2002.
For over 300 years, the counts of Auersperg have lived in this romantic castle nestled in the woods of Lower Austria.
Under the careful eye of Countess Hilda Auersperg and her daughter, Georgina Newall, the family home has become some of the most charming lodgings in the region. They don’t like to refer to their castle as a hotel, but rather as a private home with paying guests.
Staying at this large manorial mansion today gives those guests a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of an Austrian country lord.
Guestrooms may be found on three floors set around a beautiful arcaded courtyard. Each is spacious and individually furnished with family antiques and portraits. You might find a four-poster or a charming, country-style bed (the vast Bauernstube room features a traditional wood-burning ceramic stove), and vaulted and wood-paneled ceilings in a few of the rooms take advantage of the castle’s unqiue architecture.
Just below the castle and next to the golf course are three cottages with fully equipped kitchens that are ideal for families on a longer holiday.
Two elegant salons and garden terraces invite you to linger for a while simply absorbing the atmosphere. By all means, take time to walk down to the stream that runs by the property and through some of the tiny nearby villages.
Secluded and homelike atmosphere