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Ovina’s Haus

South Tyrolean practicality. Anyone visiting Sand in Taufers is greeted at the entrance to the village by Ovina’s Haus – holiday accommodation in the midst of green meadows and against an impressive mountain backdrop, welcomes its guests with eight suites and special views.
What looks like a hay barn from the outside is a new building full of stylish cosiness inside. The only thing that is old here is tradition. The Café Wiesenhof used to stand here, a meeting place for tourists and locals alike. However, since the structure of the building could no longer be saved, a new house was built. It was designed to reflect the characteristic architecture of the region, to continue inviting guests to take a break and a deep breath. Since then, the new, purist building has stood in the midst of the alpine scenery, looking as if in fact it had always been there.
Above the rendered foundation a building rises, with a dark wood finish, which reflects the shape of the typical local hay barns in a contemporary way. Behind the vertical supports and horizontal struts, an allusion to the earlier drying rack in the barns, large window fronts with generous balconies open up around the house and offer plenty of space to just be.
The eight apartments are designed for two to three people each and each has a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Two of them are mini lofts on the top floor and have a roof terrace, as well as a private sauna.
Whether suite, mini-loft or the house as a whole, whether with a balcony and a sweeping view or on the ground floor with a garden – everyone will find their favourite place in Ovina’s Haus. Guests are welcomed by Mena, the warm-hearted hostess, and can enjoy, as well as other fine details, coffee, tea or a glass of wine among the numerous books in the library on the ground floor. A reminder of the former café.

What to do

Ideal starting starting point for hiking and mountaineering, whether on one of the 80 three- thousand- metre mountains, along exciting high-altitude trails or to alpine lakes, skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, mountain biking, Waldbaden [immersing yourself in the forest ambience], horseback riding, recharging your batteries at the waterfall, tandem flying, yoga with Petra, fitness with Aaron, enjoying South Tyrolean culinary delights, such as Kaiserschmarrn [sugared pancakes], Speckknödel [ bacon dumplings] and cheese, preferably on the alpine pasture, an excursion to Taufers Castle or shopping in Bruneck.

Why we like this house

Contemporary architecture driven by tradition, pleasantly restrained and with a strong focus on nature and slow living.

This house is great for

Couples, small or large families or for active holidays with friends.


Certified climate house; two e-charging stations in the garage; can be reached by bus;


Region IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Sand in Taufers
Name Ovina's Haus
Scenery On the edge of the village amidst meadows and with a wide view of the mountains
Number of guests Max. 22 in 8 apartments of different sizes
Completed 2020
Design noa*, Bolzano (IT)
Architecture Modern
Accomodation Apartment, House
Criteria 1-4 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Dog-friendly, Family, Garden, Hiking, Loft, Mountains, Sauna, Skiing, EV-charging station, No car needed

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P & W Zwinger sagt:
Toll, was sie aus dem alten Cafe Wiesenhof gemacht haben. Die sehr klare und stylische Inneneinrichtung laden genauso nach Innen ein wie die sehr großzügigen Terrassen nach Aussen. Mit Blick in die Felder machen Frühstück und Abendessen - die kleine honesty Bar im Untergeschoss hält dafür u.a. leckere Weine bereit - dort genauso viel Spass wie unten in der Bücherei ein leckerer Kaffee von der Kaffeerösterei im Vinschgau. Obst & Gemüse stehen zum Mitnehmen und Kochen bereit. Das Auto steht in der Tiefgarage und man macht sich zu Fuss auf die Wanderungen. Mena und Elfie - diese Frau scheint nur gute Laune zu kennen - machen den Urlaub zur Erholung. Toll und Danke an Euch!
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C & P Kramer sagt:
Wir kommen wieder. Dies zunächst mal als Zusammenfassung unserer Eindrücke. Den Gast erwartet eine außerordentliche Architektur, einerseits modern und innovativ, anderseits integriert sie sich jedoch auch auf besondere Art und Weise in das Landschaftsbild. Die Ausstattung mit Liebe zum Detail, hochwertig, einladend , dem Zeitgeist entsprechend und dennoch der Historie des Alpenraumes gerecht werdend. Die Lage perfekt am Ortsrand mit Blick über die Wiesen und die Berge und den nahen (250m) Landeplatz der Gleitschirmflieger. Es wirkt fast schon meditativ die Sportler in Ihrem lautlosen Landeanflug zu beobachten. Eine große Auswahl an Restaurants im Ort, ein gute Versorgungslage (Lebensmittel, Sportgeschäfte, Apotheken, Bäckereien etc.) und äußerst sehenswerte Ausflugsziele und Seen trugen zu einen unbeschwerten und erfüllten Urlaub bei. Und nicht zuletzt die herzliche Betreuung vor Ort durch Elfi und Mena - ein großes Dankeschön an beide - ließen in uns den Entschluss reifen auf jeden Fall wiederzukommen.
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