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Gaestehaus Salzburg Bed & Breakfast was established over 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 can be arranged.  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.  One of the greatest joys is seeing families rent the whole place and rekindle all those "growing up" memories.  Reminds me of my extended family when Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles and all the cousins came to visit.  Today's {electronic} generation needs to experience the fun we enjoyed outdoor cook-outs, watching nature and ghost stories at night around the firepit.


BRIAN GORDON is Patricia's son and your first contact person if you book through Airbnb.  Brian lives in Seattle, Washington and handles all inquires.  He can answer most questions and immediately call me if necessary, or call Airbnb should there be any problems.   Airbnb, as with all booking hosts, do not want any personal information on our listing with them that would allow a potential guest to contact us directly until after all booking is complete and paid.  This protects both of us as it prevents double bookings and scammers using fraudulent credit cards. 


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