Two private parking spaces with access, a large, fenced garden and a dog-friendly interior: The holiday homes of Ferienhaus Saak are tailor-made for dog owners and their loyal companions. In addition, the regions of Villach, Nassfeld, Weissensee, Ossiacher See and the proximity to Italy and Slovenia offer the ideal environment for all kinds of activities that you can do with your dog. And in all four seasons.
On vacation – together with you four-legged friend
Just start hiking
From easy to “challenging” – in the Villach / Gail Valley region you have a huge selection of varied hiking trails. You can hike directly from your holiday home or go by car or train to one of the nearby hiking destinations (e.g. to the Presseggersee or to Villach Warmbad). The Nötsch train station is only a few minutes away on foot.
Other hiking destinations in the area are
- Villach’s local mountain Dobratsch, the border triangle, the Gerlitzen or the Nassfeld
- as well as Monte Lussari and Sella Nevea (each with gondolas) in neighboring Italy.
Swimming with your dog
The Nötschcreek is only a few minutes’ walk from your holiday home. There you will find sunny and shady spots as well as small bathing bays where your dog can go into the water. And in less than half an hour you can reach Lago di Predil or the Laghi di Fusine in nearby Italy by car, where your dog can splash around in the water.
There is also a beach on the Ossiacher See, where you and your dog can swim and stop off in a cosy inn. There is nothing standing in the way of a day swimming with your dog by the sea: in less than two hours you are in Grado, Italy, where it is a nice, shaded dog beach with fenced areas for you and your four-legged friend (for a fee, see here ).Read more
Winter hiking and Ski touring
Does your dog love to run around in the snow? Perfect! If it has freshly snowed, the hiking trails around our house like to present themselves as a winter wonderland. Then it’s time to take a winter walk between snow-covered fields and the rippling Nötschbach. You will also find many other winter hiking trails in the vicinity.
If you want it even more sporty, you can strap on cross-country skis at Nassfeld or on one of the cross-country trails in the valley, or go on a ski tour with your dog at the border triangle, Dobratsch, Gerlitzen or Nassfeld! Would you like to enjoy a little more southern flair even in winter? Then take a ski trip to Monte Lussari or Sella Nevea (Italy) or to the Slovenian Kranjska Gora.
The idyllic Lake Presseggersee and the ice-skating paradise Weissensee are particularly popular with all ice skaters. Carinthia’s highest bathing lake (and also the purest bathing lake in the Alps) reliably forms a thick ice sheet every year. No wonder that the Dutch championships and the alternative Dutch 11-city tour have been held here for many years.Read more
Massages for Dogs and Owners
Or maybe you would like to give your dog to a wellness treatment? I am a trained dog masseuse and spoil your furry friend according to all the rules of massage art – or show you some techniques that you can use yourself at home. We have our own workshop and dog massage room next to the reception.
As our guests, you can also book a massage for yourself. A trained masseuse is also nearby.
And if you want to go on a day tour without your dog, just let us know. We will gladly take care of your four-legged darling.More dog services can be found here