Photos from a friend

Rieferhof Photos A friend sent us photos of the place that she…

In the woods on horseback

We offer our guests a numerous activities. Mainly path excursions…

Our horses

Our horses were mostly born at the farm and bred in our Ranch.…


Welcome to the Rieferhof in the heart of the Dolomite mountains! Our…

Rieferhof & Holidays in the Vilnöss Valley

A holiday in our ranch


The Rieferhof originally (Riffe) existed since about the year 1000. The old house wore the number “Mille” (One thousand in italian) under the roof. The name was mentioned in written form for the first time in the year 1307.

The present house was built in 1960. Previously the Rieferhof was used together with the Rizhof in a self catering form. Mainly for cereals, potatoes and vegetables, as well as horses used as working animals, cattle for milk, butter and meat as a supplier. Also sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and other small animals were kept.

1959 Rizhof and Riffe were divided between the brothers Josef and Peter Portner for inheritance. In 1997, Walter & Helga Portner took over the Ranch and implemented a Western / trail horse riding and later also a small Angus breed, as well as a Saloon “Old Riffe“ and apartments.

The dream holiday

Beautiful walks for the family in the Puez/Odle natural park with the characteristics Malghe as a destination. More challenging guided tours for experts through breathtaking panoramas and in marked trails for mountain hiking in armony with nature.

Unique Beauty

The romantic location with an extraordinary view is ideal for spending splendid holidays, taking nice hikes on horse or bike rides in nature, through flowery fields in spring and summer or through snow covered scenery in winter.

Rieferhof Ranch

Our farm is situated in the sunny Villnöss, 1.500 metres from the wood’s borders. From our agricoltural company there’s an amazing view of the valley below, the Geisler and Ruefen. It’s very sunny even in winter.

Riding in the Dolomites

Guided tours through the Dolomites