About your host
HOF ELF is where I was born.
As a trained hotel manager, I spent more than 10 years in various hotels.
Through my marriage to Michael, I – a heart and soul Oberpfälzerin – moved to Oberbayern. I spent the next 20 years as an accountant in various IT companies. This time was shaped by numbers, which I liked on the one hand, but:
I really missed dealing with guests.
After returning to my birthplace and the death of my parents, it was easy for me to decide to create two apartments for guests on the ground floor.
Now I am happy to welcome you in ancient walls with a modern spirit of time and relics of the past.
History of the property
The first documentary mention of the rural property dates back to 1860.
The farm has been in family ownership since then and has been passed down from generation to generation.
Meanwhile the former farmhouse has become a modern residential building
After various reconstruction and renovation activity, only the foundation walls and the vault (former potato cellar) have been preserved.
In 1998 the property passed to me.
The first major renovation took place in 2003. The old roof structure was getting old and had to be replaced urgently.
My husband and I were faced with the big question: can we imagine Oberleinsiedl as a “retirement home” and put a completely new floor on the house, or do we just renew the roof?
We decided on the first variant. In 2004, the roof was removed, a ring anchor was placed on the outer walls, a stack of board piles was placed over the ground floor, and then the upper floor was built using a wooden frame construction.
From 2011 to 2014 we carried out the interior work on the upper floor and moved into our new home in 2015.
After the death of my mother in 2018, we have started to completly gut the ground floor to create two apartments for temporary living.
I have always admired my parents’ hospitality. Their door was always open to neighbors, friends, acquaintances, school friends and overnight guests of their children. Everyone was welcome. And that’s how it should stay in the future.