Rooms & Suites: 41
This boutique luxury resort is a member of Design Hotels and can be reached exclusively by cable car.
vigilius mountain resort is 1,500 meters above everyday life. No traffic noise, no rushed business meetings, no arrivals nor departures by car. The air is calm and tranquil, flavored with the invigorating scent of the forest. Here it is possible to regain what you have been longing for; a clear view of oneself, a renewed vision of life. There is nothing obtrusive, nothing rigid. You alone define what to do.
Inspirational views of the Dolomite Mountains, with their ever-changing colors, act as the backdrop for "focus weeks" at the resort, concentrating on enhancing elements such as health, nutrition, movement and beauty. With exceptional autumnal interiors, exquisite Alpine/Northern Italian cuisine and a hedonistic spa, vigilius mountain resort represents the bright future of elite hospitality.
Blessed with its location in South Tyrol, the cuisine is indicative of the area with two cultures: Alpine and Italian. The resort's Chef de cuisine is Hans-Peter Pinkowski who was awarded the "Five Star Diamond Award" as one of the worldwide best cooks by the "American Academy of Hospitality Sciences."
In the Spa, flowing water is a metaphor for relaxation and regeneration. At the vigilius mountain resort there is natural spring water. Its vibrancy differs completely from ordinary tap water: primal, regenerating and charged with information. Floating in an endless pool with an infinite view of the South Tyrolean mountains. Whirlpools inside and outside. A little nearer to heaven in the Paradise Garden. A panorama view in all directions Breathtaking!
Adventure/Eco/Nature, Business Meeting, Pet Friendly, Romantic Getaway, Wedding
• Reachable exclusively by cable car. • Located at an elevation of 1500m, absolutely car free. • Great views of the Dolomites. • Great views of the surrounding South Tyrolean mountains and larchwoods. • Design Hotel by world famous architect Matteo Thun. • Local products used, whenever possible, in their kitchen. • Local and natural products used in their mountain spa. • Great for sports and relaxation.
Suite Deluxe Double Superior Double Superior Single
Amenities & Services
2 restaurants: Tyrolean and International cuisine. 3 Sun Terraces Complimentary Breakfast Conference facilities for 82 people, high-tech, flexible. Films shown in Library Gift Shop Handicap Facilities High Speed Internet Laundry Service Library Newspaper Piazza Lounge with fireplace Turndown Service Valet Service The Guest Relations team tries to fulfill all the wishes of their guests; exclusive experiences are for example, paragliding in summer time, and in winter time the unforgettable Sellaronda, a ski tour over the 4 Dolomite passes and around the Sellastock starting from the Gardena valley with ski runs of all difficulties, including also the Saslong weltcup slope. For honeymooners they offer a special package including exclusive access to the vigilius mountain spa, a romantic evening for two with candlelight and champagne by the whirlpool including use of sauna and steam bath.
Indoor Pool with Indoor and Outdoor Jacuzzi; Free "Move & Explore" programme with Biking, Hiking, Nordic Walking, Bocce, Archery, Spinal Gymnastics, the Five Tibetans, Bodystyling with Thera Band, snow shoeing, etc. Personal Training (additional fee) - Five Tibetans, Muscle relaxation, Pilates, Spinal Gymnastics. Personal guides also take you hiking, Nordic walking, mountain biking, archery shooting in summer; and in winter, snow shoeing, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, hiking. Available for your use in summer: Equipment for Nordic walking, Mountain bikes, Hiking sticks, Hiking rucksacks. In winter - Hiking sticks and hiking rucksacks, Spikes, Snow shoes.
vigilius mountain spa - The Spa Manager is Elisabeth Mair. The signature treatments are: Watsu, Sodashi detoxifying body wrap, Sodashi Luxury Facial. Located on 3 floors with indoor pool, whirlpool which extends into the open air, sauna, steam bath and the Paradise Garden. Selected spa treatments for example: vigilius hay bath with full body massage, apple polenta peeling, Shiatsu, Sodashi Luxury Facial, Shiseido Qi massage, Trehs mountain pine intensive care etc... Flowing water - a metaphor for relaxation and regeneration. At the vigilius there is natural spring water. Its vibrancy differs completely from ordinary tap water: primal, regenerating and charged with information. Floating in an endless pool with an infinite view of the South Tyrolean mountains. Whirlpools inside and outside. A little nearer to heaven in the Paradise Garden. A panorama view in all directions. Breathtaking. Fir cones for feet reflexology, breathing marvelous mountain air. Sauna divided from the mountains only by a pane of glass. Breath deeply. Let go. Panta rei continous flowing.
Ten reasons to visit: 1. Italian and South Tyrolean Culture and Food 2. Month of May: Vernatsch (south tyrolean wine) Cup at the vigilius mountain resort, with a special dinner at the vigilius mountain resort; where the best Vernatsch wines will be awarded. 3. 14-16th May Wine Tasting Festival Bolzano; at the following link you will see the last years programme: http://www.weinkost.it/2008/program/ 4. Gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorff, Merano http://www.trauttmansdorff.it/50.html 5. Touriseum (museum of tourism), Merano http://www.touriseum.it/index_en.asp 6. Ötzi museum (the man in the ice), Bolzano http://www.archaeologiemuseum.it/f01_ice_uk.html 7. Messner Mountain Museum, Firmian 8. Walking in the valley: a) The Tappeinerweg is very nice: http://www.meranerland.com/en/activities/summer/walking/tappeinerweg/ b) But also the watercourse of Marling (which goes past the cable car valley station) is recommended: http://www.meranerland.com/en/activities/summer/walking/ c) And the promenade in the footsteps of Empress Sissi to her summer residence Castle Trauttmansdorff is also a very nice walk. 9. Walking and mountain biking on the Vigiljoch mountain. 10. Merano and Bolzano with it's shopping malls (among them also Italian designer shops).
Bolzano Airport (BZO)
February, January, May, March, June, July, August, September, October, December
Bolzano, Italy - 20 minutes' drive. 3 flights per day with 'Air Alps' via Rome to Bolzano. The resort is also within driving distance of Milan (MXP) - 3 hours; Venice (VCE), Munich (MUC), Zurich (ZRH), and Innsbruck (INN). Drive to the small town of Lana and then take a cable car up to the hotel. The Hotel can organize taxi transfers for a fee. For your navigation system: Valley station Vigiljoch, Via Villa 3, I-39011 Lana South Tyrol - Italy. Cable Car Schedule