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Gaestehaus Salzburg Bed & Breakfast was established 25 years ago by Werner and Patricia Maringer. Werner, Austrian born and raised, was a hotelier for many years while he and Patricia traveled the world with family in tow. In 1993, they settled in Lake Lure to build a European-style B&B on seven lush acres wonderfully located in the heart of town. 

The Austrian flair offers guests a European-style vacation nestled right in the Blue Ridge mountains! Gaestehaus Salzburg  sits atop of a private mountain and hosts six private cabins.  The amenities include pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gardens, gazebo, guest dining area with nature on the patio with fire pit.  Guest can enjoy private decks overlooking trees and flowers, resident birds and deer, quiet and tranquil surroundings.  Accommodations are cozy and budget friendly.  There is indoor and outdoor event space for meetings, special events, celebrations…events can be designed to meet most price points and catering is available on-site.  The entire property, which can sleep up to 25, can be rented exclusively for small events such as weddings and family reunions.

Meet our Dream Team!

Owner Patricia Maringer was born in the Appalachian Mountains.  Her late husband Werner Maringer would unabashedly tell anyone, “I was born in the most beautiful city in the World – Salzburg.”  Salzburg is in Austria, close to the mountainous southeast border of Germany and the home of Mozart and “The Sound of Music”.  

After moving from city to city for 20+ years in the Hotel Industry, we wanted to settle down in a place that reminded us both of our birthplaces, and Lake Lure was the answer.  We bought the heavily wooded seven acres on a small mountain in the heart of town, and started building our home.  Opening the Bed and Breakfast in 1995 and the German Restaurant in 1997 we continued to expand with individual cabins;  adding in-ground pool, bier garden, extensive flower gardens and kept the surrounding woodlands for privacy.   Patricia says, “It has been a labor of love for people, that has made the Inn so special.”  “We’ve enjoyed life-long friends, overseeing the joys of marriages, giving a loving haven during sadness, and watching new generations grow.”

After the sudden passing of Werner,  we tearfully closed the B&B, outdoor dining and the Restaurant. Patricia now enjoys a slower pace with just renting the Cabins and tending the gardens.  She says it is very satisfying to spend time with her guest and without being in the kitchen all the time, I get to meet and know the younger couples traveling, 

Let Gaestehaus Salzburg make your Lake Lure stay very special and memorable.