FROM FARMHOUSE TO EXCLUSIVE FEEL-GOOD PLACE
TRADITION FOR OVER 300 YEARS
OUR GROSSLEHEN
A HOUSE WITH HISTORY
THE GEISL FAMILY
HOSTS WITH PASSION
FROM A SIMPLE FARMHOUSE TO AN EXCLUSIVE MOUNTAIN RETREAT

Our Grosslehen

Upon your first visit at the Grosslehen you probably wouldn’t even guess the historical background of our beloved house. Originally built as a farmhouse 300 years ago, our ancestral home has changed over the last few years into an extraordinary feel-good place. A close relationship with nature, tradition and heartfelt hospitality have always been top priorities of the Grosslehen.

300 YEARS OF HISTORY

A HOUSE WITH TRADITION

The history of the Grosslehen reaches back over 300 years and is inseparably connected with our personal family history. There has always been farming on this special patch of ground in Fieberbrunn.  Furthermore, also guest beds were part of the historical farmhouse – however, only very few in order to add income besides the farming.

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INSIGHT INTO OUR (MORE RECENT) GROSSLEHEN HISTORY

OUR HISTORY

28th OF NOVEMBER 1940

Veronica Huber is born as the fifth out of six children at the Gasthof Strub Waidring. With only 16 years she had to single-handedly run an alpine pasture on the Steinplatte. Later Vroni (Veronika) goes to Fieberbrunn for work – there she gets to know and love her soon to be husband Josef Geisl.

1963

Through her marriage with Joseph, Vroni comes to the Grosslehen – back then there had been no streets up to the farmhouse. 

1964

Annemarie is born as the first of three children.

1965

Finally! The construction of a street simplifies the way up to the Grosslehen.

1969

Martina, the kind soul of the house, sees the light of day.

1970's

The Grosslehen gets to be known as a well-liked snack station and changes into an inn towards the end of the decade.

1975

Markus, today’s host is born.

1985

A tragic stroke of fate fell on the family. Due to the early death of Josef Geisl, Vroni and her three kids are on their own.

1986

The former stable is reconstructed into a restaurant and the barn is converted into cosy rooms.

BEGINNING OF THE 2000’s

The rooms of the second story in the farmhouse are enlarged and remodelled.

2010

Bettina Wiedemann and Markus Geisl marry. The foundation of today’s Grosslehen is set.

2015

The family-run residence is renovated all around.

Winter 2017

Six luxury chalets in a charming Tyrolean style extend the Grosslehen holiday happiness.

FAMILIAL, TRADITION-BOUND & CLOSE TO NATURE

THE GROSSSLEHEN PHILOSOPHY

As a family-operated and regional rooted hotel, our values are very dear to us.

Tradition

We are aware of our roots and we put great emphasis on the preservation of our ways and conventions in every way.

FAMILY

When guests become family: In our family-operated enterprise are the people who are closest to us the greatest good.

CLOSENESS TO NATURE

Within four mighty mountain ranges we feel very close to nature and pay attention to a respectful treatment of our environment.

FARMING

We feel obliged to preserve our roots in farming and we rely on high quality products of our very own production.

CORDIALITY

A cordial with one another – within our Grosslehen team as well as with our guests – is our top priority.

GENUINE HOSPITALITY

Sincere Tyrolian hospitality is not only an expression at the Grosslehen but lived tradition. We mean that sincerely.

THE GEISL FAMILY

THE GROSSLEHEN, OUR HOME

For generations the Grosslehen has been owned by the Geisel family. Today’s owners Bettina and Markus Geisl grew up on the farm of their parents and share their love for nature, the mountains and a deep passion for enjoyment. Together with the whole team of the Grosslehen, they share their enthusiasm with the guests. Furthermore, on a daily basis, they strive to make the Grosslehen to a place “more” than only a hotel: breathtaking refuge in nature, exclusive place of retreat, temporary home.

With passion

THE HOSTS

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If he is not already doing the cooking in the restaurant's kitchen, our passionate farmer is to be found either together with his beloved animals or on his tractor.

woman with long black hair

With a lot of dedication and blood, sweat and tears, Bettina is always in charge and on top of things.

eldery woman standing with traditional Tyrolean meal in kitchen

Even though Vroni is not the head of the Grosslehen anymore, she is a stranger to rest and quietness – even with her 80+ years she is still energetically working in the kitchen. Insider tip: the desserts of our grandma Vroni.