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Chalet in Obomilla wood | Chalet in South Tyrol

Quintessential Nature.
The magic of the forest.

We have created the place of our dreams. A very special setting. Nature is what we see: the forest, the blue sky, the squirrel, the eclipse, the bumble-bee. Nature is Heaven. Nature is what we hear: the hawk, the stream, the thunder, and the cricket. Nature is Harmony.
"Nature is what we know Yet have no art to say So impotent Our Wisdom is To her Simplicity". (Emily Dickinson)
Be inspired!

Experience nature. Live in the forest.
3 beautiful chalets at Maranza, above Bressanone in South Tyrol. At the heart of the ski area and surrounded by the mountain pastures of the Gitschberg-Jochtal region: nature inside, nature outside. Stunning views of the Alps, plus the rocky giants of the Dolomites on the horizon, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.
Ski in | Ski out.
Hike in | Hike out. Cycle in | Cycle out.
Time for yourself.

The Mairhofer family will give you a warm welcome

Good, beautiful and genuine

  • The vision. The image of a mountain hut, simple but welcoming.
  • The creation. Modern, practical design.
  • The inside. Black steel is a predominant feature. Natural, brushed spruce-wood and traditional linen fabrics give a sense of comfort and well-being. Glass panels frame the outside landscape.
  • External appearance. The perfect combination of home and nature, in harmony with the woodland setting.

Right by the ski slope. Hiking paths just outside the door. Sauna for use of all chalet guests. Our "All-inclusive" guest card: Almencard PLUS Perfect for families.
Almcard weekly programme

P.S. We ask for your understanding that no pets are allowed.

For the delight of your children

Holiday time. Snowball fights on the lawn near the chalets. Exploring the magic of the woods in winter. The dancing snowflakes. The first spring flowers. A lovely picnic. Playing hide and seek. Laughing, having fun, letting off steam. Petting the animals. Storing up special memories. Family time.

For children of all ages, there are so many things to do and discover in and around Maranza.

Here are some useful tips:

  • Gitschberg Park: lots of sunshine, a large playground and a giant trampoline
  • Jochtal adventure park: a petting zoo, a cable car, and much more
  • Mountain carts & Woody Walk adventure trail on the Plose
  • Excursions with the whole family

A fantastic location

Walks, mountain huts, pastures, infinite space. 250 days of sunshine a year. A winter paradise with exciting slopes, but also silence. A fairy-tale idyll. Pure mountain air at a height of 1440 metres.

One step away ...

  • Hiking trips, bike rides, skiing or sledging, all start right by the door of your chalet.
  • 100 metres away: our farm, with chickens, calves, rabbits, goats and donkeys. With prior notice, we can deliver fresh bread, and eggs from our farm.
  • 5 minutes' walk away: the Gitschberg ski lift
  • 1 km away: grocery stores and baker's shop, Maranza Alpinpool, and the cable car connecting Maranza to Rio Pusteria
  • 10 km away: Rio Pusteria train station
  • 17 km away: Acquarena - the Bressanone swimming pool
  • 20 km away: the charming historic town of Bressanone, with many shops, bars and restaurants. A tip for all gourmands: Pasticceria Pupp sells the tastiest croissants, and Pradetto makes the best gelato in Bressanone.

Under the summer sun

During summer's lovely days and pleasant evenings, you can begin your hiking trips and mountain-bike rides from just outside the door. N.B.: have you come here without your bike? No problem - you can rent a mountain bike or e-bike from us (with extra charge). Ready to go?

Walking & Mountain biking ...

  • Gitschberg hiking area
  • To the Cima di Seefeld and Lake Seefeld
  • In the Altafossa Valley
  • To the Wieserhütte Refuge
  • To Malga Fane
  • On the Adolf-Munkel trail in Valle di Funes, to the Odle Refuge
  • Circuit of the Sass di Putia, starting from the Passo delle Erbe

Winter magic

Your adventures in the snow will soon begin! Fun on skis and lots of variety...

  • ... on the slopes of the Gitschberg-Jochtal ski area: the ski lifts to 55 km of slopes are just a 5-minute walk away. Highlights: the new "Ski Espress" 10-seater cable car, and the two new ski slopes - "Wastl
  • Huber" & "Gimmy Fun Ride". You can keep your skis and snowboards in our ski store.
  • Other ski areas: Plose (20 km), Plan de Corones (30 km) and Sellaronda (40 km).
  • You can start your ski trips or sled rides just outside the chalet door. We rent out sleds.
  • New Brimi toboggan run at Gitschberg
  • Romantic carriage rides at Maranza
  • Guided snowshoe hikes, organised by the tourist association
  • Visit the Christmas markets at Bressanone and Brunico

Local Dining
Restaurants in and around Maranza

Good food - our tips for gourmets

  • Pfandl | Maranza | Pizzeria & Restaurant
  • Dolomitenblick | Maranza | Pizzeria & Restaurant
  • Mühlbacher Klause | Rio Pusteria | Pizzeria & Restaurant
  • Alte Mühle | Valles | Pizzeria & Restaurant
  • Restaurant Pacher | Novacella | Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine
  • Weinhotel Pacherhof | Novacella | Tyrolean cuisine & wine
  • Grieserhof | Varna | Törggelen and traditional cuisine
  • Gschlösslerhof | Varna | Törggelen and traditional cuisine
  • Vinus | Bressanone | Wine-bar with food Mon/Fri/Sat
  • Finsterwirt | Bressanone | South Tyrolean cuisine
  • Walderhof | Naz-Sciaves | South Tyrolean cuisine
  • Ahner Berghof | Rodengo | South Tyrolean cuisine
  • Vitis | Bressanone | Wine-bar with food
  • Staffler | Mules | 2 gourmet restaurants
  • Grissino | Bressanone | Thai cuisine and pizzeria