South Tyrol, Italy
Here’s where to go on your next winter getaway.
Whether you plan to hit the slopes or not, a winter getaway to this mountain-filled province in Italy is nothing short of magical. And nothing beats a stay at a new or noteworthy property with jaw-dropping Dolomites views.
Take Bühelwirt, in the village of San Giacomo, an historic hotel that recently built a modern annex—the brainchild of the fourth-generation owner and her husband. The addition has 20 rooms, a restaurant, and a spa, all designed with Scandi-inspired clean lines and neutral and natural materials. And it’s not far from epic Dolomites skiing.
About two hours southwest, in Lana, 1477 Reichhalter is a stylish new inn where just eight rooms are filled with antiques and books—but no phones or televisions. A homemade breakfast made with ingredients from local farms is the perfect fuel for a day on the slopes at Schwemmalm, or, for beginners and families, Merano 2000.
Continuing about 42 miles west, Hotel Weisses Kreuz is located in the Ortler Alps (the highest mountains in South Tyrol) in the charming village of Burgeis and about five miles from the ski area of Watles. It’s made up of three buildings, including an 800-year-old mansion that opened a few years back. With 10 uniquely designed suites done up in natural materials, this is alpine chic at its finest. All guests have access to the amenities in the original building, including a restaurant and spa.