When ownership of the building passed to her son, Sebastian Mallaun (Christoph's grandfather), it was decided that he should run the bakery and tavern himself. In 1935 he completed his training as a baker and took over the bakery. Many of the rooms in the house were still rented to families, with tourism very much still in its infancy.
In fact, it was not until after the Second World War that Sebastian Mallaun started renting rooms (without running water) to guests from outside the valley. In 1948 Sebastian married Maria Schweighofer, who joined the business and helped him run the bakery and manage the rooms. Back then the guesthouse was known as "Waldesruh" ("Forest Peace") – a name still borne to this day by one of our family suites.
"Pension Waldesruh – that was the name of the place when my father welcomed the first guests." Christoph Mallaun.
The building was expanded several years later and officially received its license as a guesthouse in 1971. This meant the owners were allowed to serve food and drinks to all guests. The new "Gasthof Mallaun", as it was known, had 50 beds and organised regular events such as dances, balls and traditional Tyrolean evenings.