Family – Passing It On

Lay the groundwork, Nurture your own, Watch the next generation grow, Follow tradition while preparing for the new, Give it your best, Keep your ears open, Radiate passion, Follow your intuition, Create something together, Take care of each other, Look into the future

This is a family business. Luckily for us, we have many different talents in our ‘Wolf Pack.’ We like to pass our abilities on to the next generation. This is good for our family and good for you, our guests, who get to reap the benefits of our hard work and expertise during your holidays.

Doris and Peter are the parents. They developed and expanded the business into what it is today. Their daughter Miri has recently taken over the Pension and married her boyfriend Mark. Their little daughter Ada is discovering the world, taking everyone’s heart by storm. Then there are the three sons: Kilian, the youngest, currently proving himself in the professional world; Michael, who works nearby in Lech; and Bernhard, an architect, who lives in Vienna with his family and masterminds the planning and implementation of our new constructions.

Taking a Look Back

The origin of the Wolf family’s entrée into the tourism business is found in great-grandfather Bernhard Wolf. He transported holiday guests (officially) and miscellaneous luxury goods (rather less officially – the carriage had a false bottom) from Langen to Lech. This was the time between the two World Wars, when the journey crossing the Flexenpass took a horse-drawn carriage and its passengers an arduous four hours – these days it can be crossed by car in about twenty minutes.

The length of the trip back then sometimes found great-grandfather Bernhard overwhelmed by sleep, resulting in horses who could find their own way home. A family legend tells that they even trotted on, rather impolitely, after a fit of drowsiness caused him to fall off the coachman’s seat into a snowdrift. Coming to, he immediately ran after the carriage, jumped back on his seat and told the stunned guests that he had had to quickly check something underneath the carriage!

In spite of such adventurous experiences the guests were always safely delivered to the popular holiday destination of Lech. When some guest rooms were added to our family’s old farm house, known today as the Stammhaus, six guests could be accommodated there. The house was rebuilt in 1965 to serve exclusively as a guesthouse and the Wolf family ended its time as farming folk.