San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, situated at an elevation of 1,200 meters, overlooks the Badia, Pusteria and Aurina valleys. The estate and its 17-hectare grounds afford breathtaking views of the Dolomite mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and South Tyrol’s spectacular landscapes. The hunting lodge’s illustrious roots date back to the sixteenth century, when the Bishop of Brixen built and owned it. Giorgia and Stefano Barbini have accomplished a true metamorphosis here, creating a luxurious retreat that satisfies the high standards of its guests without forsaking Alpine charm or the building’s intriguing past.
Today, the mountain lodge offers discerning travellers from around the world an elegant and exclusive private holiday retreat. In addition to four bedrooms, which have been individually designed and sleep up to 10 people, the lodge has a compact yet wonderfully appointed spa, a stylish lounge with fireplace, a cozy Stube parlour with adjoining tea room, an outdoor whirlpool with spectacular views, wine cellar, and its own private helipad. Since September 2012, San Lorenzo has what is thus far the only private golf course in the Alps – for the exclusive use of lodge guests. This is chic, low-key, and utterly private luxury at its most authentic.
San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is a unique luxury estate with a great deal of charm that accommodates up to a maximum of ten guests and may be only rented for sole use. It is an ideal holiday retreat for those who seek complete privacy and personalized service. Three ample living areas on the ground floor provide plenty of space and freedom. The exquisite tea room is graced with an elegant seating area, plush pillows and soft fabrics, making it ideal for stimulating conversation. Up to twenty guests can dine in style or celebrate a special occasion in the traditional Stube parlour. The lodge also offers a fully equipped study with WiFi and a small home theatre.
On the upper floor, there is a beautifully arranged lounge. Opulent relaxation areas tastefully positioned around a crackling fire make an inviting prelude to the four individually designed bedrooms. There are three double suites and one room with two bunk beds, making it popular with children. The names of the rooms speak for themselves: Il Nido (The Nest), Il Sogno (The Dream), L‘Aurora (The Dawn) and Il Rifugio (The Refuge).
The compact yet exquisite spa upstairs offers a Finnish sauna – designed and handcrafted by Stefano from 200-year-old wood sourced from a neighbouring farm – a Turkish bath, a spacious whirlpool, and an experience shower clad in warm natural stone. In addition, an experienced therapist and wellness coach is made available upon request. Guests may opt to enjoy their treatment in the wellness oasis of the garden.
In the outdoor area, guests will find a stylishly arranged seating area, comfortable and elegant wooden lounge chairs, and blankets made of the finest cashmere; in addition, there is large panoramic whirlpool, heated to 39 degrees, that offers unique views of the mountains. It’s the perfect spot from which to revel in the lodge’s relaxing atmosphere and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
After spending some time communing with Mother Nature or undertaking a mountain adventure with Stefano’s expert guidance, a glass of champagne is the perfect denouement to a very special day.
It is the natural, warm hospitality of the Barbinis that makes San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge so unique. They are always attuned to responding to the individual needs of guests. A gifted chef, Giorgia has always had a great love of good food: she works her magic in the kitchen using seasonal and local ingredients and traditional recipes from southern Italy, the Mediterranean and South Tyrol.
In addition to creating unforgettable meals, she’s also happy to let interested guests in on some of her cooking secrets. Stefano is the sommelier and affineur of the house, regaling guests with fine wine and exquisite cheese.
San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is situated at an altitude of 1200 metres and the nearest ski area from the lodge (15 minutes by car) is Plan de Corones (more than 100 km of slopes). 25 minutes from the Lodge, you can find the ski areas of San Cassiano, La Villa and Corvara (Alta Badia), all part of the Dolomiti Superski area. Brunico town is 12km from the lodge and there are some fantastic Michelin starred restaurants within 20-30 minutes drive.
Fall / Winter Activities
- Skiing at Plan de Corones: part of Dolomiti Superski, the world‘s largest contiguous ski area, which offers more than 1,200 km of slopes
- Private skiing and snowboarding lessons with expert instructors
- Professional ski training
- Skiing in the unique landscape of the Dolomites
- Private lessons in cross-country skiing
- Introduction to the sport of biathlon
- Winter paragliding with professionals
- Moonlight sleigh rides
- Chopping wood in the forests, together with Stefano
- Introduction to wood carving with your host
- Unforgettable helicopter flight over the Dolomites