For everyone from sports enthusiasts and exercise freaks to more leisurely holiday-makers, Lake Faaker See is the right place to be. And the Karnerhof is the perfect starting point for your active adventures. First of all, there are interesting summits to conquer, especially the striking Mittagskogel in the Karawank range, which not only draws all eyes, but also makes an exciting destination for a day hike. For those who love culture and shopping, nearby Villach also has much to offer. A romantic old town with numerous restaurants, cafés, inns and narrow alleys as well as sunny squares distinguish Carinthia's second largest city with its 60,000 residents. There are also museums, galleries and, of course, a shopping mile - so variety is guaranteed. The Carinthian capital of Klagenfurt, directly on Lake Wörthersee, also impresses with its lovely city centre and extensive cultural attractions. And Velden, with its casino, also has its charms as a day trip destination.
Active holidays in Carinthia at the 4-star Hotel Karnerhof.
Active holidays in Carinthia.
Adventure holiday in Austria at the Karnerhof.
4-star comfort with plenty of exercise, activities and new experiences.
What could be better than a day full of physical activity, activities and new experiences - and spending that time of relaxation and revitalisation in a wonderful 4-star resort inspired by an Alpine lake? The Karnerhof stands for deep feelings, attention to style and design, and above all, savouring the entire experience. Add to this the subtlety and above all the people with their warmth and hospitality.
Upon arrival, a new lobby awaits you with its soft, inviting designer lounge furniture for a relaxed ambience. The wide variety of room categories - almost all with a lake view and cosy, stylish design - offer plenty of space for the self to unfold. The new LAKE-SOUL Spa with its extensive relaxation areas will delight you with its new world of wellness, from bio sauna to steam bath and tepidarium to waterbeds. A special highlight is the panoramic infinity pool and the outdoor whirlpool with a view of the lake and a feeling that blurs the distinction between the sky, the lake and the self.
And again and again the lake beckons. It's always an option, from early morning to late at night: Lake Faaker See with its turquoise blue waters with the quality of drinking water, up to 27 degrees warm in the summer, inviting you to swim, chill out and enjoy. The hotel's own lakeside bathing area with a shallow pebble beach impresses with its large sunbathing lawn, lakeside sauna and bistro for small snacks in between. There's also a Beach Club with a wide range of water sports such as stand-up paddling, sailing, surfing and rowing/pedal boating.
Culinary delights also have a prominent place on our indulgence agenda: the restaurant with buffet area tempts you with breakfast and evening gourmet dinners. Then there's the restaurant's lakeside terrace with plenty of space for privacy and romantic culinary treats on balmy evenings. Later in the evening, drop by the bar to chill over a leisurely nightcap: a cocktail, a long drink or a glass of beer.
Erlebnis CARD for the Villach Region
Take advantage of up to six activities daily, chosen from the most beautiful hiking trails, cycling tours, places and attractions of the Villach-Faaker See-Ossiacher See region. In addition to natural and cultural experiences, hiking tours and guided city tours, our bike bus offer is also being continuously expanded. In total, you can choose from more than 600 sports, nature and cultural activities. Our guests receive the card free of charge at the reception.
The Alps-Adriatic region.
Holiday in three different countries.
From the Alps to the sea. Always an attractive day trip for active holiday-makers - and just an hour's drive from the Karnerhof. Both Slovenia and Italy with its Friuli-Venezia Giulia region have loads to offer in terms of cuisine, culture and landscape. This border triangle of Carinthia, Slovenia and Italy inspires with both its differences and the similarities. Three countries, three regions, three cultures. Each unique and yet closely intertwined - in customs, in attitude to life and of course, in cuisine. The people of the Alps-Adriatic region stay close to their homeland roots and are conscious of tradition, yet at the same time are open and hospitable. Lively cities such as Ljubljana, Trieste and Udine - or the small coastal town of Grado - are also inspiring. A day trip to San Daniele is an option for tasting legendary prosciutto. Even just a short jaunt to the border for a real pizza or pasta in Tarvis has its charms.
The Karnerhof is ideally located for day trips throughout the Alps-Adriatic region. The borders to Italy and Slovenia are just a few minutes away by car. Those who like it sporty can hike Carinthia, Slovenia and Italy on the Alpe-Adria Trail or explore them all by bike - on the Alpe-Adria Cycle Path.
Golf on the lake at the 4-star Hotel Karnerhof.
Carinthia holiday adventures with the little white ball.
Spring-like temperatures, manicured fairways, delightfully fresh greens and idyllic golf courses. Golf in Carinthia gets off to an early start in the year. And it's just 10 to 45 minutes from the Karnerhof to twelve different golf courses in three countries. In Carinthia, Italy and Slovenia, you'll find golf courses that are among the most well-kept in the Alps-Adriatic region, all reachable in a 10-45 minute drive. The short journey times and the perfectly tailored golf hotel offers make the Karnerhof an especially attractive golf retreat at the crossroads of three cultures.
The Golf Club Schloss Finkenstein, partner golf course of the Hotel Karnerhof, can be reached in just a few minutes by car. With no major elevation changes and an open and inviting layout, this attractive 18-hole course boasts beautiful pond landscapes and a stunning view of the Karawank and Dobratsch mountains. Recommendation: After your game, enjoy a drink on the terrace of the 200-year-old castle which also serves as the clubhouse.
Our facilities on 10 hectares overlooking Lake Faaker See
- Outdoor infinity pool
- Outdoor whirlpool with bubble loungers
- Outdoor sun terraces
- Generous relaxation area with spa beds, cosy grottos, swinging lounge chairs and infrared loungers
- Sauna area with panorama sauna, bio sauna, steam bath and cool walk
- Quiet zone for adults
- Open air terrace with outdoor shower
- Large gymnastics and yoga room with outdoor terrace
- Indoor adventure pool and indoor whirlpool
- Relaxation room with water beds
- Fitness room and fitness equipment
- Lake sauna with Lake Faaker See as a plunge pool
- Sun deck with naturist sun-bathing area
- Private bathing beach and sunbathing lawn exclusively for hotel guests, with deckchairs and parasols
- In-house rowing boats
- Mountain bikes and city bikes
- 2 sand tennis courts
- Indoor and outdoor table tennis