When is it ever not fun to tour your home country :)?
In case you’ve never been to Austria but you are planning on visiting Salzburg, be sure to plan to add on a few more days and tour the infamous Salzkammergut as well as visit the ice caves inside Dachstein, Styria (http://www.derdachstein.at/en).
It will be SO worth it, you’ll see because it’s such a gorgeous area of my home country.
Where to stay?
My favorite hotel at Wolfgangsee is the Seeboeckenhotel (http://www.cwiesinger.at/wh25/index.php/en/). You’ll experience great service there as well as food and a cozy traditional atmosphere.
What time of the year to go?
Pretty much all year round. I’d avoid Winters though (which can last typically from October to March).