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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 B&B’s charming, unique, Austrian flair offers guests a European-style vacation nestled right in the Blue Ridge mountains! Gaestehaus Salzburg Bed & Breakfast sits atop of a private mountain and hosts six private cabins and three en-suite guest rooms.  The amenities include pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gardens, gazebo, main dining room with nature outside every door and window.  Guest can enjoy private decks overlooking trees and flowers, resident birds and deer, quiet and tranquil surroundings.  Accommodations are cozy and budget friendly.  Indulge on German-inspired breakfasts on weekends. 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.”  

Meet Jodi Kubisiak, our Manager.  Jodi, from the metro-DC area, brings over twenty years of experience in Event Planning & Management. Jodi and her family have been vacationing in their Lake Lure home for years and recently decided to enjoy lake-living full-time. Jodi is very customer service driven and is fulfilling a dream of operating a bed & breakfast.  Jodi's goal is to "Provide the best guest experience possible with a focus on outstanding hospitality. I hope to connect with our guests and build relationships that last for many years." 

Together, Patricia and Jodi hope to make your Lake Lure stay very special and memorable.