Gasthof Zum Hirschen
The Gasthof Zum Hirschen is a historical retreat, a refuge to switch off, recharge your batteries in nature, to consciously enjoy. The uniqueness of the house lies in the harmonious combination of ancient spiritual wisdom and a contemporary comfort culture. A special experience for the guests is the family hospitality and the unique gastronomy at the knot of two cultures.Check availability
The Gasthof comprises three different room typologies, which take up the epochs of the history of the house:
Hospitium Rooms: With its essential design, colour shading, and ambience the contemplative Hospitium rooms exude an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. This is particularly evocative of the days when it served as a hospice for pilgrims and wayfarers.
Gasthof Rooms: Designer spruce wood furniture, varied light sources and rustic embellishments such as old farmhouse chairs, add a touch of old Tyrol to the contemporary feel.
Luc rooms: Characterized by minimalist décor and varied light sources, these ample rooms are named after “Luc”, or Mount Lucco in the local dialect. The bright Luc rooms offer magnificent views from their wide windows that seem to bring the spectacle of nature even closer.
The flying libraries offer inspiring readings about the region.
WiFi is available throughout the hotel during the day; at night, signal-free tranquility reigns.
What's the Story
- As a third-generation family business, the Hotel Gasthof Zum Hirschen is renowned for its warm hospitality, and culinary specialties of the region. The centuries-old pilgrim’s hospitium and tavern which later evolved into the Gasthof Zum Hirschen, was totally refurbished in 2017. In the process, the architect wished to reference its original function as a pilgrim’s shelter and wayfarer’s inn to create a suggestive, harmonious atmosphere, stimulating reflection on life’s essentials.
Wellness & Spa
- The spa comes with a sauna as well as a relaxation room and sun deck. The spa is centred on self-regeneration through relaxation and introspection, at a slow-paced rhythm.
- Individual wellness treatments are offered. Whether it's a wrap with hay flowers, an alkaline foot bath for detoxification, or various peelings during a sauna session.
- Seasonal fruits from the region and freshly-squeezed juices as well as herbal mountain teas and healthy snacks are served.
Wine & Dine
- The best gastronomic traditions of Austria and Italy are served in their elegant CERVO Restaurant. Their sumptuous and diet-conscious menu combines traditional cuisine with an innovative flair. During each of the two seasons in the year, they celebrate traditional produce grown in the mountains. In springtime, menus revolve around the dandelion and the radicchio chicory in autumn. The ingredients are sourced always fresh and almost exclusively local. Even the breads they serve are sourced from a craft bakery in the village using their own organically-grown grains.
- The newly-built Bistro leading out onto the veranda offers a simple menu and similarly follows the slow-food principle of the CERVO Restaurant.
- Daily wine tastings are held in the convivial new Wine Lounge.
- As you wish – you’re all friends here.
- Rates start at EUR. 312 per night.
Location & Setting
- The Gasthof lies in the historic pilgrimage village Senale at 1.350 meters above sea level on a high plateau between the South Tyrolean cities of Merano and Bolzano. The route from Merano reaches Senale along the old road up the Palade Mountain Pass. From Bolzano, another historic road crosses over the Mendel Pass to reach the Val di Non and the route from Trentino also leads into the high meadows of the Val di Non.
- The nearby cities of Merano, and Bolzano can be reached in less than an hour’s drive.
- The remote mountains of the Val di Non Valley are a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers in search of unspoiled nature. Forests, meadows, majestic summits, gorges and thunderous waterfalls – the locals call this unspoiled natural landscape “Little Canada”.
- Either on snowshoes through larch forests or on panoramic ski tours in the surrounding mountains. Many winter activities such as snowshoe walks, sledding, cross-country skiing, or ice bathing await you.
- The little ones have fun in the snow just a few steps from the hotel at the Ulfi SnowFun park.
- And of course, a skiing day is also possible in one of the nearby ski areas in Val d’Ultimo, in Merano 2000, or at Passo Mendola.
How to Get There
- Bolzano is a 50-minute drive. The smaller airport is now connected to some European cities with SkyAlps. Alternatively, Innsbruck which is about 2 1/2h, or Verona, a 2h drive.