Bio und Reiterhof der Veitenhof

Niederthai, Tyrol, Austria

The owner family of the Veitenhof says that their guests are often surprised at how quickly a wonderful feeling of relaxation sets in here. Here you immediately have the feeling of having arrived, as a friend - not as a guest. The location of the Veitenhof certainly contributes to this cozy feeling: located in the Tyrolean Ötztal, the Veitenhof is an oasis in the middle of a rural idyll. At the latest with the spectacular view from the terrace you have forgotten all your worries. From there you have a direct view of the Ötztal mountains and glaciers. In front of this magnificent backdrop, parents can send their children to play and romp in the beautiful nature without any worries. The Veitenhof is an ideal starting point for hikes and climbing. Very close by is Tyrol's largest waterfall, the Ötzi Village and the Birds of Prey Park, an archaeological open-air park and a beautiful bathing lake. In winter, snow falls reliably at this altitude: that means skiing, cross-country skiing and snow playgrounds for children are guaranteed. The entire range of winter sports in Niederthai can be used free of charge by guests of the Veitenhof. A highlight for horse fans is the farm's own Haflinger breed. Rides, riding lessons and horse-drawn carriage rides with the well-behaved animals are very popular with young and old. The many other animals that can be petted also make children's eyes light up. After all the activities you can then strengthen yourself in the nearby inn with home-style cooking. Great value is placed on regionality and only local products are used. The new, beautiful wellness area ensures optimal relaxation: whether sauna, Kneipp pool, barefoot path, fitness room or massage - there is something for everyone here. Of course you can also just sit on the terrace and enjoy the sun.

By the way, we also presented this accommodation on our blog at Five Places for Winter Sports. You can read more about the region in our country special.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom74 €
Cottagefrom114 €


ArchitectureThe building was built in 1968 in the typical Tyrolean style of Tyrol. In 1989 a conversion took place. The owners, Michael and Margreth Leiter, regularly renovate and modernize individual areas of the farm, using mainly natural materials such as clay plaster, wood or felt. The apartments offer plenty of space and are very cozy and furnished with lots of wood. The large living room is flooded with light and beautifully furnished. A special highlight is the terrace, which offers a spectacular view of the mountains.

FoodThe hosts use 100% organic food without compromise, many of which come from their own farm and also from the region. Organic vegetables and herbs from the garden, jams, bread and syrups from our own production. We offer breakfast (from 6 people) with our own products and organic food, mainly from the region, an organic snack for on the go (for a small surcharge), which you can easily put together yourself at breakfast, water vitalized with Pichler technology, garden – everything is 100% organic – guests can help themselves at any time.

The operators of the Veitenhof support local social projects and are particularly committed to the children in their community. Michael is involved in the voluntary fire brigade and in the voluntary mountain rescue service.

EnvironmentThe operators describe the Veitenhof as 98 percent sustainable. The electricity used is green electricity, the heat comes from a solar and wood heating system and all food is from controlled organic cultivation. Of course, all rubbish is separated and this is also expected from the guests. There has also been a photovoltaic system since spring 2022. There is also a charging station available for guests arriving by electric car.

Well-BeingDeep relaxation, contentment and well-being do not result from isolated actions, but from the holistic view of body, mind and soul. The feel-good program at the Veitenhof therefore offers a wide range of options: Whether it's a Kneipp pool, barefoot path, herbal hikes, fitness room, infrared cabin or massage - there's something for everyone here. In 2019, a new wellness area with a sauna, infrared cabin, Kneipp pool, tea bar and pine panorama relaxation room was expanded.


  • Certified organic farm in the Tyrolean Ötztal
  • Unique and quiet secluded location on a sunny plateau in the heart of the Ötztal
  • Haflinger horses from our own breeding
  • Herbs, vegetables and fruit all from our own garden
  • Good starting point for hikes and climbing tours
  • Ideal for families and children, nature lovers and hikers

Bio hotel7 apartments + 1 cottageOwn cooking facilitiesChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • All apartments and the holiday home have their own fully equipped kitchen
  • Breakfast can be booked for groups of 6 or more.
  • Large sun terrace with a beautiful view
  • Shared kitchen in the living room
  • Barbecue facilities in the garden lounge
  • Beautiful wellness area with sauna, infrared cabin and pine relaxation room with panoramic views
  • New, large children's playground with Swiss stone pine log house, slide, climbing tower, sandpit, carousel, etc.
  • Children's playroom
  • Petting animals in the stable
  • Mountain bikes and toboggans can be borrowed from the house
  • Riding possibility and lessons
  • The entire range of winter sports in Niederthai can be used free of charge by guests of the Veitenhof
  • E-charging station


Statt brauner Kühe hält Gustl Leiter seit gut zehn Jahren Haflinger. Nach einer Kostprobe des von der Hausherrin eigenhändig angesetzten Kräuterschnapses mit Minze, Thymian, Bohnenkraut und anderen Kräutern wäre eigentlich ein nachmittägliches Nickerchen in einem der Liegestühle auf der Terrasse der perfekte Urlaubsbeginn. Aber der Wanderführer für die Schneeschuhtour wartet schon...

Annemarie Ballschmiter, welt.de, March 2022

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Apartmentfrom74 €
Cottagefrom114 €

Location + Directions

By car

The Veitenhof is about an hour's drive from Innsbruck (73 km). It takes about 2.5 hours (230 km) from Munich and about 3 hours (264 km) from Zurich. You will receive the exact address and directions when booking.

With public transport

The Ötztal train station is 15 km from Umhausen. From there a Postbus goes to Umhausen or Niederthai. There is the possibility to be picked up from the Ötztal train station for a surcharge.