San Pietro, 56, San Pietro 39040 Laion (Bolzano)
The agriturismo is a farmhouse set in the middle of flower-filled gardens and verdant woodlands just a few hundred metres from the town of San Pietro in Val Gardena.
Peaceful friendly setting and a homely atmosphere.
New opening on 30th June 2019.
The agriturismo offers accommodation in 5 double bedrooms complete with balcony looking onto the Dolomites.
Breakfast is served in a Swiss pine farmhouse kitchen and guests are also served local products (like Tyrolean Speck, for example).
The area offers relaxing walks and excursions to the upper mountains of the nearby Dolomites, which also have fixed-aid climbing routes. The ski resorts of the Val Gardena and the Alpe di Siusi are just a few km away.
At the end of the summer, folk festivals are held for the return of the herds from the alpine pastures, while autumn sees the Törggelen season, the traditional tour of the taverns of the Valle Isarco.
For the seventh time we came from Lower Franconia in Germany and have taken a holiday on the Oberfelsonnerhof - and it was pure joy again in this wonderful alpine world! We have long since become regulars at Herta Spisser and her family, who always welcome us with open arms - and indulge their every need. Every morning starts with a great breakfast, which offers everything we can imagine and need: the very own bread, which we know only here in taste, fresh rolls, various sweet spreads, cheese (we do not need other than vegetarians, but belongs usually with Herta), various cereals with milk or yoghurt, fruit juice, fresh fruit and a good, invigorating coffee. For the second time we were able to enjoy free bus tickets, which invite you to leave your own car and move around with the world-friendly, mostly well-functioning public transport. A great example with character for other holiday regions! After we already know many worthwhile hiking destinations and are looking for one or the other new challenge as "young seniors", Herta has always great suggestions - so we could go at least three completely new tours in our 14 days hiking holiday! To prepare there is in the breakfast room a lot of good literature with tour descriptions including maps, which we could also borrow. Very familiar to us is "our" room, which we always got, and just in its simplicity with its own small bathroom with the excellent view of "our" Hausberg Schlern we like so much (about the crane, this time because of a construction site below a little in the field of vision, we have generously overlooked). Also with the weather we had luck again, so that we had to say goodbye after 14 days with some sadness in the heart of Oberfelsonnerhof with his hospitable family - always in the hope that there will be a reunion with the people and this beautiful spot !
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We were very happy with the location of the B&B, as we were travelling without a car and it worked really well for that, being a short walk from the bus stop in St Peter and an excellent restaurant in the local, friendly hotel. We were able to get around easily, and really appreciated being supplied with a 7-day bus pass by the B&B, making this aspect even easier.
The setting is beautiful with stunning views from the farmhouse, marred only slightly by the construction of another house just below, meaning our balcony view included a crane. This didn't spoil things very much though. There are lovely walks directly from the farmhouse, or further afield. We particularly enjoyed the hour or so walk to Laion, where there is a great cafe on the square for coffee and cake.
The room itself was basic but clean. The bathroom was tiny but the shower worked well. There are no communal areas in the B&B, other than the breakfast room.
There were a couple of things that were not as expected when we arrived, which we would mention particularly to other travellers who have made their reservations in English. According to the correspondence with the B&B, we thought we had booked a room with double bed and bath. The room had neither of these things. It turns out that 'with bath' means with a bathroom, but not a bath - only a shower. And 'double' means two twin beds pushed together. For us, this wasn't ideal as the beds easily moved apart during the night, and it wasn't particularly comfortable (the beds are also very soft). Unfortunately our first evening was a little fraught as we tried to talk through these points with Herta, the owner. While she doesn't speak much English, my husband was able to converse with her in German, making a friendly request as to whether there were any other rooms with double bed and bath. The exchange quickly became stressful, with Herta calling her English-speaking daughter several times on the phone to put on to us. The situation wasn't able to be fixed since none of the rooms had these features, so we stayed where we were, which was fine in itself, but I would have preferred to receive an apology for the mix-up.
Breakfast was basic - bread and cheese (and ham if we hadn't been vegetarian), cereal and yoghurt. I missed some fresh fruit and a bit more variety there, but it was sufficient.
We didn't see any evidence of a working farm, or any animals other than a couple of rabbits in a hutch outside, so I'm not sure exactly what qualifies it as a farmstay.
We probably would not return, given the drawbacks and the fact that we didn't feel as looked after as we would like to have done. But we hugely enjoyed our few days in this beautiful part of the Dolomites.
We spent 6 days in August at this property. Cozy and clean room with a fabulous view. The Herta is exceptional, very nice and ready to direct you fabulous walks in the area. Strategic place just 8 km from ortisei within walking distance with a fantastic walk in the woods. Perfect breakfast ..... everything perfect .... will definitely be back !!!
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