Arriving at Stella Hotel Stern felt like a fairy tale. Indeed it is located in between snow capped forests and mountains, which would make a perfect backdrop for a local romance movie. As soon as entering the house you will feel at home smelling the scent of the rooms, sensing the kindness of the owner herself and observing the vintage furniture in the salon.
Actually I could spend a whole afternoon in the salon and that’s also what I did. It’s not only a salon where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade cookies, prepared by the owner herself, but also a small library with various great books about local mountain history or fancy magazines about cooking various local dishes.
Basically every small detail at Hotel Stella gives you the cosy atmosphere of a private home. Located in the heart of the Dolomites, the mountain guesthouse offers living rooms full of characted and unique hospitality. The boutique hotel manages to place great emphasis on traditions of the past while mediating their concept with a modern twist.
Stella Hotel certainly is the right place to give your mind and soul a break since it’s located in the midst of a fairy-tale forest and impressive snow-capped mountains, which have even been nominated as UNESCO World Natural Heritage.
Every single room has been arranged with care and love to ensure that guests will enjoy their stay and have an extraordinary view at the mountains. Recently the hotel has also added modern design apartments, respectively offering two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a very light living room including a kitchen.
But staying at Stella Hotel means more than tradition melting into modernity. It also includes a delicious and healthy breakfast, consisting of genuine local products only and being served on rather authentic vintage tableware. Guests will be spoiled with eggs from the neighbouring farmer, homemade jams and cakes, as well as different types of bread, croissants, cereals and a great selection of fruits.
Moreover guests can enjoy many special drinks, prepared by charming owner Ulli, in the traditional “Zirbe bar”, which forms the heart of Stella Hotel.
And if guests would rather prefer relaxing after a long day at the nearby slopes of “Carezza Ski Resort”, then they might just want to spend some time in the spa area, which offers a Finnish sauna, a steam bath and an indoor swimming pool with the most splendid view over snowy mountains. Now that will for sure give you the alpine feeling of well-being and freedom of mind.
Find out more about Stella Hotel Stern and book your unique mountain getaway in the Alps right here.
In cooperation with Stella Hotel Stern.
*special thanks to Ulli Mair*
Photo credits: Judith Bradlwarter. ©