Gardena Grödnerhof

An elegant estate in the Dolomites

Surrounded by .5 acres of leafy gardens, Gardena Grödnerhof is an idyllic boutique hotel tucked away in Italy’s Dolomites mountain range. It sits in Val Gardena, a charming stretch of three picturesque villages dotted with shops and restaurants.

A former private home, the hotel has been family owned since 1923 and was rebuilt in 2001. Come for the stunning mountain views, top-notch restaurants and an expansive spa, as well as first-row access to winter skiing.

With a blend of traditional and modern styles, the Italian ski hotel features a neutral color palette of white, gray and tan, and interiors of blond wood, black stone and white linens. Staff greets you with a welcome cocktail and from there, you might walk to the village shops, hit the slopes or head straight to the soothing Gardena Spa.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • An ideal area for hiking, Gardena Grödnerhof offers resort-led hikes and complimentary walking sticks, backpacks and maps for your trek.
  • The infinity-edge outdoor whirlpool is a standout and affords majestic mountain views.
  • Anna Stuben is the hotel’s excellent fine-dining venue, led by chef Reimund Brunner and sommelier Egon Perathoner. For a special occasion, consider booking the beautifully stocked wine cellar for a private tasting session or dinner.
  • Stroll through the hotel gardens to catch the sunset, when the surrounding mountains go from pale stone to striking pink in the light of the waning rays.
  • Gardena Spa facilities are substantial, with a modern indoor pool and fireplace, multiple saunas, a hammam, a steam bath, infrared beds and more.

Things to Know

  • The Dolomites hotel adds numerous services to your stay: buffet breakfast, afternoon snacks, dinner, a guided ski excursion, personal ski locker and mountain bike usage.
  • Italy's Dolomites mountain range has been a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.
  • Directly adjacent to the hotel are ski lifts, a ski school and cross-country ski paths. The property also has an onsite ski rental and maintenance center.
  • The property is quite family-friendly, with a generous kids club stocked with crafts, a climbing wall, a movie theater, a video game nook, table tennis and a staffed children’s table at dinner each evening.
  • It’s best to book ahead for dining at Anna Stuben, given its intimate size and accolades.

The Rooms

  • Choose among 58 rooms and suites at the luxury hotel.
  • All rooms have a balcony with garden or village views. If you want to revel in the fresh air, the wellness garden suite has a lengthy wraparound balcony.
  • Suites include fireplaces, making them an appealing option for winter months.
  • Accommodations have an alpine feel with lots of light wood and blue-gray furnishings.

Nearby Attractions

  • Gardena Grödnerhof is steps from Dolomiti Superski, which hosts the World Ski Cup every year and offers 700-plus miles of ski runs. You can ski the entire area, which includes more than 10 valleys, with one ski pass.
  • The Dolomiti Superski circuit is the largest ski carousel in the world with a total of nearly 750 miles of slopes.
  • Less than 30 minutes from the boutique hotel, St. Vigil Seis offers an 18-hole golf course at the foot of the Sciliar, surrounded by bright meadows and rich fir woods.
  • The Italian hotel provides guided snowshoe hiking in the area, with panoramas of the valley.
  • When shopping in the local villages, keep an eye out for intricate wood carvings. The area’s history with the handicraft stretches back to the 17th century.

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Getting There
Via Vidalong 3, 39046 Ortisei, Italy
VRN (2 hr-2 hr 30 min)   MUC (3 hr 20 min-4 hr 30 min)   MXP (3 hr 43 min)  
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