Located at a height of 1800 meters, in the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site, Adler Mountain Lodge is a spectacular mountain retreat surrounded by natural beauty.
Adler Mountain Lodge – owned by the Sanoner family – boasts a total of 30 rooms, including junior suites, family suites, chalets and family chalets, and opened its doors in July 2014.
Adler Mountain Lodge has taken more than ten years to come to fruition, but it has certainly been worth the wait. The lodge offers its guests unparalleled opportunities to holiday in the midst of unspoilt nature, where daily routines are forgotten, pressures disappear and tranquillity emanates from the landscape.
The Sanoner family – brothers Andreas and Klaus – bought what was formerly the Hotel Mezdi in 1999, before demolishing it to make way for the new mountain lodge. Local architects Hugo & Hanspeter Demetz worked alongside Rudi Perathoner from Selva to create the bijou 30-bedroom hotel.
Modelled on old Tyrolean mountain huts which blend into the scenery, sustainable construction methods were used throughout the build, including hand crafted wood from the region. In addition, as wood carving is something of a local speciality, beautifully detailed eagles and dragons look down from the roof timbers to watch over guests.
Adler Mountain Lodge Co-Owner, Andreas Sanoner, said:
“Adler Mountain Lodge is a very unique hospitality concept and is made entirely from wood. The project took quite some time to come to fruition because we had to obtain a permit, and there were moments where we didn’t think that it would open at all, but what we have now is something truly special.
“We are very happy with Adler Mountain Lodge, we met our business plan within the first two months and the hotel is doing very well.”
The main lodge houses the reception, a cavernous lounge with fireplace, spacious sun terrace, restaurant, wellness and spa facilities, infinity pool and 18 guest suites, all with far reaching views of the Dolomites. Behind the main building, higher up the slope so they too enjoy uninterrupted vistas, stand 12 two-storey guest chalets.
The 12 south-facing chalets are particularly special, having been entirely constructed from local spruce, in order to give them an authentic mountain feel. Guests can draw the curtains back in the morning and admire the majestic mountains before stepping onto the private balcony to breathe in the pristine air.
During the evening guests can watch the sun set from the comfort of their own terrace or relax in their own private sauna, before snuggling up in front of the flickering flames of the fireplace in their own sitting room.
Room rates start at Euros 243 (approximately £185) per person, per night on a full-board basis, which includes soft drinks and a selection of Italian fine wines and liquors, as well as access to the spa and wellness facilities, and a full programme of activities.