Ustria Steila

Renowned Swiss architect Gion A. Caminada from Graubünden has built a house on a sunny slope in the centre of the village of Siat in the Surselva region. It fits in harmoniously with the village surroundings and still stands out. The Ustria Steila cites the traditional building culture of the region with its lower concrete storeys and wooden log structure on the upper floor. Modern interpretations such as the exaggerated proportions (the lower concrete storeys extend over two levels) and the structuring and opening of the façade through various window shapes clearly set the building in the present. 
Ustria Steila is conceived as a meeting place: Here you can spend the night, enjoy excellent food, taste wines and read about the art and culture of Graubünden in the library. The three guest rooms are on the upper floor of the house. Clad in wood from floor to ceiling, they radiate a homely flair. The straight-line design and minimalist furnishings add a modern touch. Two of the rooms have a double bed and an additional bed; the third room has two more beds on a gallery, in addition to the double bed. In the restaurant, which is also designed without frills, passionate cook Gabriella Cecchellero spoils her guests with culinary delights made from regional and seasonal ingredients.
Images: Lucia Degonda, Theo Schaub

What to do

Hiking (station of the Way of St James), high-altitude hiking, climbing, biking, horse riding, winter hiking, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill-skiing on the slopes of Obersaxen, Flims/Laax and Brigels (each 20 minutes by car), discovering culture and architecture in the towns and villages of the surrounding area.

Why we like this house

In the Ustria Steila, architecture and culinary art, which are firmly rooted in the village, combine to form a mountain refuge for connoisseurs.

This house is great for

Pleasure-seekers and nature lovers

Details of the property

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Graubünden, Siat

Name: Ustria Steila

Scenery: On a sunny slope in the centre of the village with a breathtaking panorama

Accommodation: Hotel

Number of guests: Max. 9 in 2 double rooms and one family room

Architecture: Modern

Completed: 2010

Design: Gion A. Caminada, Vrin

Published: Various publications in print and online media as well as TV;


Martin Welti said:

Die Ustria Steila ist schlicht ein Traum. Wunderschön schlicht designte Zimmer, eine fantastische Aussicht auf Berg und Tal, ein Gastraum zum Wohlfühlen, einen super Service durch den Gastgeber, eine schöne Weinkarte unter Anderem mit auserlesenen Weinen aus der Bündner Herrschaft und eine schlicht phänomenale Küche! Oben drauf ein wunderbares Frühstücksbuffet! Das meiste aus der Küche ist von Grund auf hausgemacht, inklusive dem Geheimtipp, die Glaces!

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