Hotel Sassongher is a year-round destination offering relaxation, adventure, and hospitality

ByAndrea Thompson

July 1, 2024

Hotel Sassongher, a lavish 5-star property, stands as a family-owned treasure in the UNESCO-protected Dolomites of Corvara, Italy. The Pescosta family has owned it for over 70 years, transforming a 17th-century farmhouse into a hotel.

Located in Corvara in Alta Badia, the hotel enjoys a prime location, and no matter how many adjectives one uses, the breath taking scenery of the mountains and valley within the Sellaronda ski area is indescribable. Our visit in June showcased snow-capped mountain peaks and blooming wildflowers, yet it is just as magnificent when snow reaches the doorstep.

The hotel’s appearance is exactly as you would expect for this area, a harmonious blend of traditional Italian and Austrian-Tyrolean styles but with contemporary elegance by preserving their Ladin heritage.  The communal areas dotted with Tyrolean armoires, painted chests and a collection of Victorian dolls.

The 65 individually decorated rooms, think wood panelling, classic checks, floral or red fabrics and very spacious with a seating area.  Many have a rustic balcony which offers the most perfect views of the town, valley and mountains.  Witnessing that view every morning would make anyone smile.

The accommodations include a large comfortable bed, television, minibar, fluffy robes, slippers, a spa bag, and individual Chopard toiletries. A considerate detail is the small peg labelled with the room number on the robe, useful when visiting the indoor pool and spa. Some rooms boast an original “Kachelofen,” a traditional stove. Accessible and interconnecting rooms are also available for families.

The dining experience at Hotel Sassongher is as splendid as the scenery that envelops it. The service is flawless, marked by sharp uniforms and the synchronized lifting of cloches. The traditional Italian and Ladin menu offers a sensory feast that will delight your palate. Every dietary need is considered, and the comprehensive wine list, featuring delectable local vintages, pairs seamlessly with the cuisine.

The attention to detail extends to the use of locally sourced ingredients, such as butter and cheeses produced by the four cows on the nearby hill.

The hotel also boasts a traditional Stube lounge and a jewel of a piano bar with live music and an extensive range of drinks and cocktails by award winning mixologist Rosario Margareci, the perfect setting to relax with an aperitif before dinner or enjoy a theatrical cocktail presentation at your table.

Hotel Sassongher’s amenities are crafted for indulgence and comfort. The wellness centre features a variety of treatments, multiple saunas, a steam room, an indoor pool, as well as both indoor and outdoor jacuzzies. Guests can also take advantage of the serene relaxation areas and a 24-hour gym.

The hotel provides a shuttle service to the town and adjacent ski lifts, as well as a basement ski storage room equipped with heated boot warmers. Additionally, they offer arrangements for ski instructors, local guides for biking and hiking, and a babysitting service.  With an underground car park and also helipad for guests use.

Traveling to Hotel Sassongher offers a passage through the stunningly picturesque landscapes of South Tyrol. It’s not merely a winter ski destination; there’s an abundance of activities available throughout the year, including eco-hiking, e-biking on the slopes, savouring Michelin-starred cuisine, or simply enjoying the breath taking views with a glass of wine in the jacuzzi.

Staying at Hotel Sassongher is more than just a holiday; it’s an experience steeped in tradition, luxury, and the natural beauty of the Dolomites. Open all year, it’s a place where every detail is curated for comfort and where the Pescosta family’s warm hospitality makes you feel at home.

Hotel Sassongher offers Comfort Rooms from €270 per night, based on two adults sharing on a half-board basis.