Restored Alpine Barn in the Green Heart of the Dolomites
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
San Donato barn description
Casa Folga is a beautifully restored Alpine barn once used as shelter for the cows and farmer during the summer months of high Alpine pasture grazing. The rushing sound of water is constant from the nearby Folga mountain stream. The loft and first floor are dedicated to sleeping (each sleeps five in an open space, as in all mountain refuges), and the middle floor is dedicated to the common area, with a full kitchen overlooking 12 feet of glass, couch and two comfy leather chairs and an eating nook, characteristic of Alpine homes. On the second and third floors are two full baths with walk-in showers. On the first floor, where the original hearth once was, the rotonda, has been transformed into a library with books for children and adults in four languages.
This home has been built with all natural constructions techniques, naturally oiled wood, cork insulated plaster, and stone. It is an ideal allergen-free environment for those allergic to mites, which cannot live over 1000 meters.
Hiking and Biking Paradise: From Casa Folga, you can start hiking or mountain biking without getting in your car. Or, you can go five minutes farther up to the Calaita Lake, from which hundreds of trails start for all levels. Once you are on the crest of the mountains, there are trails that lead you from one to the other crest for a breathtaking experience at 7500 feet. There are also hundreds of World War I trenches, roads and trails still visible in these mountains which were the site of much battle between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies.
Music Concert Series: In this area every year, the Sounds of the Dolomites Concert Series takes place all summer. Moving around in location, it combines hiking to a beautiful spot, with internationally acclaimed musicians performing in the mountain fields. Some driving to the beginning of the hike is necessary, but when you arrive and hear music playing at 7000 feet or more, it is astounding. Genres run from classical to jazz to middle-Eastern and New world, to traditional folk music.
Sightseeing: Every tiny mountain town in the area should be explored. Off the main road, the ancient stone buildings are clustered together for warmth. The architecture is beautiful, there are many small summer and fall fairs with food, drink, and traditional crafts, and summer town concerts are free.
- 1600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Low Allergen Environment
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- While Americans may balk at the lack of traditional bedrooms, Alpine refuges, barns and homes are commonly designed to maximize warmth. This converted Alpine barn has been designed as are the Italian Alpine refuges in higher altitudes. This property is perfect for two families who travel and hike together, or two couples who want the whole floor to themselves. While it is an unusual set-up compared to a traditional home, it guarantees a more rewarding and fun family experience....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The bathrooms are located on the second and third floors.
- Above 1000 meters, mites cannot live, thus children's asthma camps in Italy are located in the mountains. This house is completely restored with natural insulation and traditional plaster, stone and logs. It is the perfect environment for someone trying to escape polluted, humid climates, mite-filled homes, or toxic construction. We will be hosting detoxification/yoga weekends next year....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player
- Books For Adults
- Games For Kids
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Winery Tours
- Recreation Center
- Autumn Foliage
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
sports and adventure activities
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Hair Dryer
- Thermos Bottle
- Paper Towels
- Linens Provided
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Activities Guide
- Iron & Board
- Local Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Pantry Items
- 4 Ring Stove
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Wood Deck
- Lawn / Garden
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Beautiful Mountain Retreat
Beautiful Mountain Retreat
We spent a fantastic family vacation here in the summer. The house is really charming and very clean / recently restored. The location is great - total privacy and the ability to hike directly into the surrounding mountains. At the same time, a few quite good restaurants and the local village are close by. Hard to find a better place than this for a great vacation in the mountains!
- Guest Peter V.
- Date of stay 08/06/11
- Review Submitted 03/18/12
Es ist ein super Geheimtip für alle Naturburschen. Wir waren mit 2 Familien ( 4 Kinder) und hatten Spaß ohne Ende. Die Hütte ist sauber und mit allem ausgestattet. Sie liegt an einem Fluß wo wir den ganzen Tag klettern konnten.Mit dem Auto erreicht man auch schöne Wanderziele. In dem kleinen Ort kann man Lebensmittel einkaufen und wird sehr freundlich begrüßt. Mit Lisa hat man eine sehr herzliche Kommunikation und alles klappt reibungslos. Wir kommen gerne wieder und freuen uns auf den nächsten Urlaub bei Lisa.
- Guest Kirsten H. (Kuden)
- Date of stay 10/07/11
- Review Submitted 12/24/11
Manager response: English translation of German review: It's a great tip for all outdoorsmen. We were 2 families (4 children) and had endless fun. The cabin is clean and everything. It lies on a river where we climbed all day and it can be reached by four wheel drive vehicle. It has beautiful hiking destinations. In the small town nearby, you can buy food and you are greeted by everyone in a very friendly manner. Lisa was very cordial and helpful and everything went smoothly. We will come back and look forward to our next vacation with Lisa.
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Casa Folga, A Hiker's Paradise; Un paradiso per gli escursionisti
Twelve feet of glass, six feet float open to the other side
Detail of living area with balcony in sight
A view of the kitchen, dishwasher and antique work bench with steel sink
The open credenza, an antique plate rack from St. Anthony's of Padua
A flat screen TV is hooked up to a DVD player only: no TV zone!
A third twin bed set up as a divan under the windows
Stairwell with a view
Another view of the library/hearth room on the ground floor
Open space sleeping area on ground floor, sleeps 5; study area also
To sleep, to read, to drink in the crystal mountain air, hear the rush of water
Walk-in shower on middle floor
Entering the middle common living floor, the kitchen, sitting and dining nook
A comfortable chair, a good book, a view
A view of the living and dining areas
The new four burner gas stove and electric oven, stainless steel refrigerator
A view upon entering the sleeping loft
The upstairs bathroom with walk-in shower
The hearth library with books in four languages, quality toys for children
Bunk beds on the ground floor, which sleeps five total
A Hammock between the pines
The western side entrance
Bathroom on middle floor
0 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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