Its location and architecture make the Josephus, in the wild and romantic Val Senales, something very special: the house stands gracefully on a sunny slope surrounded by flower meadows in the summer and by snow cover in winter. The view goes to the summits of the Oetztal Alps and one of the oldest pilgrimage churches in Tyrol. The house was built in 1912 in the style of a country manor, which was rather unusual in those times in Val Senales. The house has been restored maintaining character and patina and combining traditional style with modern design. Much attention has been paid to its environmental impact and sustainability. The four individual apartments are furnished with lovingly refurbished antique pieces. The natural materials typical for South Tyrol have been used everywhere: Arolla pine wood in the living rooms, granite in the bathrooms and loden on the windows. Not just from the apartments, but even in the sauna in the former barn the views of the mountains are magnificent!
What to do
Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, archery, paragliding, skiing, sledding
Why we like this house
Old and new harmoniously united – surrounded by pure mountain idyll.
|Region/Town||IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Schnalstal|
|Name||Alpine Lodge Josephus|
|Scenery||surrounded by meadows, in a high mountain valley|
|Number of guests||3 apartments for 4 people (+ 1 child), 1 apartment for 2 people|
|Design||Designer Walter Thaler|
|Published||schoener-wohnen.de: "Urlaub mit Stil: Hotels und Ferienhäuser in den Bergen" 8/2016|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Hiking, Lake/river, Meeting, Mountains, Pet-friendly, Sauna, Skiing|