Five places in South Tyrol
South Tyrol, with its breathtaking landscape and fascinating culture, is not only a popular travel destination, but also an outstanding example of sustainable tourism. The region harmoniously blends conservation, eco-friendly initiatives and the preservation of local traditions to offer travelers an authentic and responsible experience. People come here for regional, fresh food (South Tyrol is a pioneer when it comes to slow food), decelerated moments and encounters that are just bursting with hospitality. In this article, we would like to introduce you to five accommodations in one of our favorite regions.
1. Right in the middle and yet very quiet
In the family-run B&B Mia Majon you immediately feel a warm and comfortable atmosphere. In Canazei, embedded in the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Dolomites, it offers guests the perfect starting point to explore the region. The cozy mountain house was built in the 1970s by the creative grandparents of the current operator and has been used as accommodation for holiday guests for many decades.
Now the generation of grandchildren with Gaia, Nadia, Marti and Igor is in the process of putting the family business on an increasingly sustainable course. They support their guests with car-free holidays and provide a lot of information on how to explore forests and mountains in a slower and more environmentally friendly way.
In the house you can still clearly feel the creative spirit of grandfather Reinhold and other artist friends. The simple and traditional Ladin style characterizes the premises and the limited number of rooms and the small number of guests contribute to a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
And it's really always quiet, even though Mia Majon is close to the ski lift and other tourist attractions. Because the guest house is still far enough away from all the hustle and bustle to offer a particularly contemplative atmosphere amidst the breathtaking mountain scenery.
More information about the B&B Mia Majon is available here
2. A symbiosis of tradition and timeless elegance
Relaxation, personal time and lots of rest, that's what South Tyrol is really good at. This works particularly well in the Cirna Lodges in Naturno. The solid wood houses, which have been available for rent since April 2019, are arranged around a chemical-free biopool and fit harmoniously into the historical green situation. Next to the Cirna Lodges there is also an apartment house, which is also run by the family. You can feel the peace here and can switch off very well away from mass tourism.
The light-flooded and spacious rooms of the lodges allow an unobstructed view of Juval Castle, the Sonnenberg of Naturns and the Nörderberg - perfect to see with the window open breathe in the clean mountain air.
Nature not only surrounds the lodges, but also influences the room concept inside. With natural wood and ceilings made of clay panels, a cozy and warm atmosphere is created, which perfectly combines with the timelessly elegant style and custom-made furniture of the accommodation. Oak parquet and high-quality loden fabric in subtle, natural colors give the rooms a touch of style and comfort. You can just feel good here.
There is more information about accommodation Cirna here
3. A hotel for everyone
Take Alpine Art Nouveau, combine it with contemporary, linear architecture, top it off with a warm and relaxed vibe and you get this Parkhotel Holzner in Soprabolzano. Inside the hotel, selected materials and a clear design run through all rooms and create a harmonious and cozy unity between old and new. Each room is unique and there are differences even within the 20 room categories.
The beautiful hotel is really something for everyone - whether family, couple or single traveler. It is not only the house itself that is very special here. The breathtaking location in the charming village of Soprabolzano at 1.200 meters above sea level, the approximately 10.000 m2 park with garden, flower and herb beds, as well as the committed team and the hospitable Holzner family make a stay unforgettable.
Incidentally, the hotel can look back on a long history: it was opened in 1908 by Hans Holzner Senior from Meran and has been family-owned ever since, now in the fourth generation.
An additional plus: the great spa area, which is located in Liberty Spa with a hammam, panorama sauna, Finnish sauna in the log cabin, two relaxation rooms, fitness room and three treatment rooms, as well as Pilates, stretching or yoga courses and Family Spa with indoor and outdoor pools, family relaxation room , lawn and two family saunas. As I said: This hotel is something for everyone.
There is more information about the Parkhotel Holzner here
4. Relaxation place with mountain view
With a view of Taufers Castle, the Zillertal Alps with their main ridge, the massive rock formations of the Rieserferner Group and the roofs of the small Italian village of Sand in Taufers, the Drumlerhof From a technical point of view, everything was done correctly.
But the interior is also impressive. The charming courtyard, whose main house was built as a farm in 1576, cleverly combines tradition and modernity, using minimalist furniture and local materials. With accent colors such as a strong pink and a rich green, a cozy and inviting atmosphere with an unmistakable recognition value is created. Each room at the farm is individually designed with unique furniture and details. The Innerhofer-Fauster family, Ruth and Stefan and their two daughters Franziska and Emma, have been running the Drumlerhof with great dedication since 1993.
Incidentally, the Drumlerhof is not a classic wellness hotel. Pools and sauna are not heated 24/7 here, because the courtyard is heated with biomass, which is valuable. Wellness fans still get their money's worth: with a panorama swimming pool, a sauna with a view of the castle, a bio sauna and salt grotto as well as an outdoor whirlpool and soothing massages, ultimate relaxation is guaranteed.
There is more information about the Drumlerhof here
5. An oasis of well-being beyond compare
The Innermoser Hof is enthroned picturesquely surrounded by the majestic mountains and lush meadows of South Tyrol in the charming village of Mühlen in Taufers. The farm's three chalets have been created using a unique and eco-friendly construction method. They fit unobtrusively and at the same time ingeniously into the slope and are almost reminiscent of small hobbit caves - really cosy.
Manuel and Petra are the warm hosts who run the Innermoser Hof with their three children. In summer 2021 they opened this family run hideaway. The Innermoser is a place of relaxation - a small oasis of well-being where guests can leave their everyday stress behind.
The cozy chalets have appropriate names: Dream, Happiness and Peace. Each name is associated with a specific color that is reflected in the interior design: yellow for dream, green for happiness and blue for calm. In addition to the sophisticated color concept, the use of lots of wood and the generous incidence of light also contribute to the relaxed flair. The icing on the cake: Each of the chalets has its own Finnish sauna, a panorama bathtub and a rain shower.
There is more information about the accommodation here
© Photos: Pexels / Dajana Reçi, Cirna, Parkhotel Holzner / Hannes-Niederkofler / Frieder-Blickle, Drumlerhof, B&B Mia Majon, Innermoser