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Stalla d’Immez

An old stable transformed into a light-filled loft: the Stalla d’Immez in the remote Val Müstair opens up a new dimension to its over 300-year old history. A versatile spatial experience with a view of the impressive mountain backdrop of Piz Lad and Piz Terza.

The mountain village of Santa Maria near the Swiss National Park is not only home to the smallest hospital in the country, but also the smallest bar in the world. A place off the beaten tracks of tourism, whose sustainable approach allows people and nature to interact. On the outskirts of the village lies the Stalla d’Immez, built in the 17th century from natural stone and wood, which was once used as a cattle, horse and hen house. With a servants’ chamber as an annex. Together with the Bündner Denkmalpflege (Heritage Conservation Department), the historic building was carefully renovated by its owners and adapted to today’s living comfort without losing its original atmosphere.

For this purpose, the two storeys of the barn were opened and connected in order to form a loft-like space with large, high-ceilinged windows that merges all living areas. The open kitchen and the long dining table blend into the spacious lounge area with vintage classics and a vinyl collection, as well as into the ground-level bedroom, which is separated from the rest of the spacious room by fittings and screens. Directly above it, the second bedroom floats on a gallery. As does a small indoor balcony opposite the kitchen – for reading, listening to music and observing nature. Only the bathroom with bathtub and the winter garden, which can be used as a cosy fireplace parlour, are separated.

Through the complete opening of the entire barn, the graceful historical attic and the impressive hayrack that divides the space have been staged in a way that is both striking and discreet at the same time. The furniture dating back to the period of construction has been enhanced with design pieces from different eras. The house has its own small garden.

What to do

The Val Müstair Biosphere Reserve is ideal for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, skiing and cross-country skiing. It is also worth exploring the village of Santa Maria, e.g. the Tessanda handicraft workshop, the history museum, the whisky distillery, the antique carpentry workshop, two riding stables, Ayurvedic treatments, shiatsu, yoga or an excursion to the San Jon monastery in Müstair (founded by Charlemagne). Home to many cultural creators, the Art Val Müstair art association presents a freely accessible exhibition of contemporary art every summer.

Why we like this house

Thoughtful renovation with loft atmosphere in an interesting location

This house is great for

Holiday home: one to four people. 
For workshops and retreats by prior arrangement: about eight people, further sleeping accommodation can be found in the Chasa Parli nearby.


Region CH – Switzerland, Lower Engadine, Val Müstair, Santa Maria
Name Stalla d'Immez
Scenery In a small mountain village at 1375 a.s.l.
Number of guests Max. 4
Completed 17th century, 2021
Design Tim Krohn, Micha Friemel
Published NZZ Bellevue 2/2023
Architecture Listed building - old, Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 1-4 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Hiking, Lake/river, Loft, Mountains, Skiing

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Barbara und Roli sagt:
Ferien vom 20. August 2023 bis am 25. August 2023 im Stalla d'Immez. Jedes Jahr suchen wir für unsere Ferien in der Schweiz aussergewöhnliche Unterkünfte. Dieses Jahr waren wir im wunderschönen Sta. Maria im Val Müstair bei Micha und Tim zu Gast. Ohne zu übertreiben können wir sagen, dass dieser umgebaute Stall, mit Abstand die schönste und eindrücklichste Unterkunft ist , die wir je gesehen haben. Die Einrichtungen allgemein, die Sauberkeit, die Grösse der Räumlichkeiten, die Ruhe, die Umgebung, die Gastfreundschaft und, und, und........... einfach unbeschreiblich schön. Besonders hervorheben möchten wir die bequemen Sessel, den Plattenspieler und die alten Schallplatten die uns am Abend wunderschöne Stunden geschenkt haben. Wir kommen wieder das ist sicher. Danke liebe Micha und lieber Tim für eure Gastfreundschaft, euer super Angebot das wir leider ausschlagen mussten und das sehr interessante Buch. Liebe Grüsse aus Richterswil
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Claudia Winkler sagt:
Wir haben uns im Stalla d'Immez von der ersten Minute an wohlgefühlt. Der Stall sieht genau so aus wie auf den Fotos, die Einrichtung ist von hoher Qualität (Küche, Kühlschrank, Besteck und Geschirr, Bad und Bett) und äusserst praktisch eingerichtet. Das Raumklima ist angenehm und die Beleuchtung perfekt, zum Kaffeemachen gibt es drei Varianten. Uns hat während zwei Wanderwochen nichts gefehlt, sogar die Stecker sind am richtigen Ort platziert. Der private Garten ist ruhig und gemütlich und lädt zum Entspannen ein. In der Umgebung gibt es einige Restaurants und gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Die Gastgeber wohnen in der Nähe und sind sehr hilfsbereit und gastfreundlich. Wir kommen sicher wieder!
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