The history of Hotel Seehauser
in the Eggental
From small family home to your number one address for holidays in the Dolomites
The first chapter of the history of our skiing and hiking hotel Seehauser in the Eggental starts in the middle of the 20th Century. In 1952 Josef Seehauser, a young civil servant from Welschnofen, laid the foundation stone for a substantial home for himself and his large family. Soon small hiking groups were staying there.
In 1968 the guesthouse was renamed “Gästeheim Lohengrin”, after the famous opera by Richard Wagner. It was then completely rebuilt and extended in 1975. From now on guests from near and far experienced great hospitality at the “Seehauser Bed and Breakfast”, with the hosts showing a passion and dedication to make their holiday in the Dolomites an unforgettable experience.
Ascent to the first class skiing and hiking hotel
When son Ludwig and his wife Monika took over management of the family business in 1990, they were determined to continue this tradition of hospitality. Ludwig Seehauser, a passionate mountaineer, skier and racing cyclist, did not miss the opportunity to integrate these sporting passions into a holiday package. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that his guided hikes and bike tours soon made the guesthouse a favourite destination for all types of mountain sports enthusiasts!
After clocking up countless hikes, climbing metres and of course enthusiastic guests, the biggest redevelopment in our history was started in 2001: the construction of today’s hiking Hotel Seehauser. No effort was spared to transform the traditional hotel into a unique 3 star paradise of wellbeing and exciting mountain adventures. If the guesthouse was already popular, then this stage certainly turned the Hotel Seehauser in Eggental into a first port of call for a mountain holiday at the foot of the Rosengarten.
But that’s not all! Many other small changes were made in the meantime, such as the construction of the wine cellar using traditional craftsman techniques and stocked with the finest South Tyrolean wines. A major highlight is also the Seehauser Bridge, which was built in 2011 and connects the hotel’s car park to the Welschnofen cable car. Enjoy problem free and exclusive access to the Carezza skiing and hiking area, with skis all the way to the hotel!
Since then things have been somewhat quieter at Hotel Seehauser. In 2014, daughter Nane graduated from EURAK in Hall in Tyrol, joining the family business as a physiotherapist in the wellness area. Son Johannes followed her by completing his studies in tourism and events management in 2015. Supporting his mother in the office, he also ensures the wellbeing of guests during their evening meal. Of course the story of Hotel Seehauser is still not complete. We are continually innovating for you. In 2020 we want to RETURN TO THE ORIGINS with you….