For South Tyroleans the Ritten mountain is a very cozy region. You basically stay on a hilly landscape above the town of Bozen and enjoy the views to several valleys. Guests up here admire the “slowlyness” – there`s even a small railway connecting the single outposts. It feels a bit like traveling through time.
From now one, our favorite destination up here: The newly built Adler Lodge Ritten. It is conveniently located behind a tiny bus stop at the Bee Museum (a visit there is a must). Open only since June 2019 it has already been jazzed up to be the new beacon in the South Tyrolean hotel landscape. Just like its sister property, the Adler Lodge Alpe, which sits on the opposite at the famous Seiser Alm, it is the prefect hideaway for the discerning guest!
Even the driveway here is nothing short of amazing. Drive up with the car, hand over key and luggage to the porter and by the time you have entered the gigantic entrance hall you are already in full holiday mode. Have a drink at the “Open” Bar. Have three if you like! All inclusive is the word. And that applies also to the beverages and a large selection of wines.
Then you move into your suite or – like us – your own chalet. Just like the main house they are monuments of wood. There are 20 of them scattered all over the premises.Some chalets even lie by a pond. Others have been conveniently placed just below the large main house in close vicinity of the spa. On the upper floor of each chalet there is a bar stocked with drinks, an espresso machine, a lounge area and … if needed … a workplace. There is also a huge balcony with a day bed. From here you have a view of the Schlern mountain and, weather permitting, all the way to the Seiser Alm (Alpe di Siusi). Just magnificent.
The concept of this Adler Lodge: Relax with lots of space. You climb into an heated indoor pool inside the property, then swim outside through an (open) glass pane. Book a massage if you like, there is an extensive selection of beauty and wellness treatments to choose from. And the products used at Adler Lodge come from the company’s own Adler cosmetics line.
Hovering above the chalets in a wooded area there is an additional spa with two saunas and a large relaxation room. Take a yoga class up there while being beautifully embedded in nature. Every day the Adler Lodge Ritten also offers a wide range of activities. Guided hikes, yoga courses or E-Mountainbiking. Whatever you prefer.
Allowed from the age of eight.
The kitchen is also a core part of the Adler concept. It is definitely a plus when you have a sister property successfully operating on the other end of the Valley – you just take over the things that work: Hannes Pignater was in charge of the kitchen at Adler Lodge Alpe and is now the head chef at Ritten. In the morning there’s an opulent breakfast buffet, at noon snacks are being served and in the evening a lovingly arranged 4-course menu with sensible choices for every taste. Integral part of the dining experience? The view in the evening of the South Tyrolean mountains with the setting sun.
A very nice detail were the free rental E-Mountainbikes from Bianchi. You can start directly from the lodge and kick it up all the way to the peak of the Rittner Horn at 2.260 meters (and down again of course).
From 311 Euros per person and night including all meals and drinks.
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Adler Lodge Ritten
South Tyrol / Italy