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Camp Mom update: 700 year old Austrian Castle for $84/night

Photos of Hotel Schloss Grubhof, Sankt Martin bei Lofer
These photos of Hotel Schloss Grubhof are courtesy of TripAdvisor

I couldn’t be more excited: Camp Mom 2013 is being hosted in a Castle!

To recap, Camp Mom is an idea I pioneered last year where I spend the money we would have spent on our kids’ summer camp on a super-cool trip.

Courtesy of my $249 Skyauction Certificate and a $340 upgrade fee, the Deal Kids and I are renting a studio in Schloss Grubhof, a 14th century castle that was home to both the King of Bavaria and Kaiser Wilhelm II. Near Salzburg, Austria, there is tons to do in the area when we’re not just lying in bed looking at the ceilings and saying “We just slept in a castle!” over and over again.

After our last hotel experience was not as expected, I went over the Tripadvisor reviews with a fine tooth comb! Luckily, they were good.

And you think I’m excited? You have NO IDEA the dance party the Deal Kids threw when I showed them the pictures.

Want a little castle time of your own? Their retail rate of 99 Euro for 4 ($130) isn’t bad, but I found Schloss Grubhof on Endless Vacation Rentals for $619 a week ($88/night) which is a much better deal if you’re staying for more than four nights.

We’ll have four nights left before returning from Dublin to play with…still looking for ideas on those! Also, if you’ve been in the Salzburg area, I’d love your tips.


4 thoughts on “Camp Mom update: 700 year old Austrian Castle for $84/night

  1. Katherine

    Make sure that you go to Hellbrunn Castle in Salzburg – your kids will love the trick fountains garden tour.

    The St. Peter Stiftskeller is the oldest restaurant in Europe – it has been open since 805!

    There is a store that sells hand painted eggs (google it) in Salzburg. They will package the eggs to take back, but make sure that you have something else in your luggage to protect them.

    The cemeteries are gorgeous – they really look like gardens. Make sure that you spend some time there ( you can also pretend that you are in the Sound of Music if you go to St Peter’s cemetery)

    We did not get to go into the Salt mines near Hallein – but it is on my list for when we go back.

    The Eagle’s Nest near Berchtesgaden was amazing – even though we had a ton of fog.

    We also thoroughly enjoyed the Sound of Music Tour. But, I grew up on the movie!

    1. The Deal Mommy Post author

      Katherine,
      what a great list. I told the kids about the restaurant that opened in 805 and their jaws dropped! Thanks much.

    1. The Deal Mommy Post author

      Agreed…and I see quite a few certs in the Austrian Alps. I even saw the Castle at the no upgrade fee rate in November about a week ago!

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