Gasthof Bad Dreikirchen | Barbian, South Tyrol

Gasthof Bad Dreikirchen | Barbian, Italy

The Vibe: Discover life 1,120 metres closer to the sky! A 14th-century inn operated by the same family for two hundred years. There’s no street noise with only a few houses in the surrounding area- just colourful meadows, fragrant woods, cool streams, high mountains and a fantastic view.

The Area: In splendid isolation, high above the Eisacktal (Valle Isarco) in South Tyrol between Brixen (Bressanone) and Bozen (Bolzano). Views are impressive, as far as Chiusa and the Sabiona Convent to the villages and the peaks of the Sellasella and Sassolungo. The hotel can only be reached on foot or by 4-wheel drive. Upon arrival at the parking a driver will wait for you and take you up the mountain.

The DNA: The Gasthof Bad Dreikirchen breathes the spirit of past times, yet with a contemporary flair to it. The house has hosted many famous guests, among them Sigmund Freud who wrote “The solitude was charming; mountains, forests, flowers, water, castles, monasteries and not a soul … which made dinner taste even better.” At the guest house you will find a library, a music room with grand piano, a cosy “Stüberl”, and a swimming pool in the middle of the lawn surrounded by chestnut trees. The dining room features stunning wall and ceiling paintings and surprises with a modern fireplace.

Suite-Me-Up: Rooms come with old timber floors, rustic simple furniture and modern designer bathrooms. Each one is different, but the scent of pine wood and sunny shades of yellow dominates. There are no televisions and no telephones. In the evening the tawny owl lulls you to sleep and in the morning you will be awakened by the first shafts of sunlight.

Your hosts: Annette & Matthias Wodenegg

✅ free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and library • size matters: 26 rooms (16-30m2) (172-323 sq ft) • hotel opened: 1928 • architecture & interior design: Lazzarini & Pickering ✅ free parking nearby (see above) • pets allowed • seasonal hotel: open May to November

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