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Exquisite private lodge in fabulous Italian ski area
Low season: €2,600 whole chalet per day for two (extra adults €100 per day each); Mid: €2,900; Peak: €3,900
Summer: from €13,500 to €15,000 per week for up to 6 guests, €15,000 to €19,000 per week for more than 6 guests fully catered
Italian ski chalets are a rare thing; Italy tends to offer family-run hotels rather than chalets. This would almost be enough to qualify San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge for inclusion on this site, but there are so many more reasons why it qualifies.
Its Italian owners who run it are totally lovely, welcoming and attentive, and lend the chalet a genuine homely feel – it is their mountain home and they are delighted to share it with you. The food is exquisite too, prepared by Giorgia – think glorious Italian home-cooking. Stefano her husband also expertly looks after all the operations and they make an excellent pair.
San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is an impeccably tasteful and elegant ski chalet. The vibe is relaxed and comfortable, with a deeply luxurious twist. The owners come from the fashion business, so everything is exquisite, from the snowy-white giant cushions on the chairs to the antique beds laden with fur throws.
Each room in this luxury ski chalet is lavishly appointed with goose down duvets, hypoallergenic down pillows, no less, linen bed sheets, and personal slippers and robes. There are three double rooms, two of which are en suite, and one bunk room with four beds which shares a bathroom with the third double.
The food at this fully catered chalet is impeccable. It is prepared by Giorgia, the owner’s wife, and as such represents the very best of authentic Italian home cooking, using the freshest of produce. The wine is of the finest standard too.
San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge has a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath with chromotherapy, a Jacuzzi and a chromotherapy shower with a variety of water jets and perfumes, plus an outdoor whirlpool with panoramic views.
This is Italy, so the chalet is genuinely child-friendly. There is a charming bunk room for them to hide away in, plus Giorgia does delicious early suppers for little ones. The chalet sits in a super-safe, quiet location too, with heaps of outdoor space for children to play around in.
The out-of-this-world location, plus the fact that this is a ski chalet in Italy, where there are so few. It is also a beautiful, much-loved, private, mountain home — a genuinely special place.
The lodge is expensive and hard to get to, although its tranquil location represents genuine escape.
This Italian ski chalet is located in the glorious Dolomiti ski region in Italy, near to Plan de Corones which has 120km of dreamy slopes.
The nearest airport is Innsbruck, which is just 1hr 10 mins from the lodge. Although a 6-man shuttle is included to transport guests to and from the slopes, airport transfers are extra but can be arranged, including limousines and helicopters.