RESTORED ALPINE BARN IN THE GREEN HEART OF THE DOLOMITES

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Andrea Leonardi

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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RESTORED ALPINE BARN IN THE GREEN HEART OF THE DOLOMITES

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Two floors of open sleeping quarters, sleeps 10. Two full bathrooms

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.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed

Andrea Leonardi

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english, italian
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Restored Alpine Barn in the Green Heart of the Dolomites
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Restored Alpine Barn in the Green Heart of the Dolomites
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Mezzano San Martino di Castrozza, Valli del Primiero e Van
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Beautiful Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
93 Miles
Venice Marco Polo
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Feltre
Nearest Motorway
85 Miles
Schio- A31
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Zortea
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Martino di Castrozza
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Pieve Tesino
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Zortea
Car: necessary

Casa Folga is 200 meters of altitude farther up than the town of Zortea, at the top of a 1500 foot private road accessible only by AWD vehicle, next to a mountain stream, Torrente Folga, in the beautiful and little visited Valle Del Vanoi, in the Trentino region. AWD vehicles can be rented at the Venice airport. If you don't have an AWD vehicle, you can park at the beginning of the road, and hike or snowshoe up, depending on the season. Zortea has a small supermarket, tobacco and newspaper store, two bars, a small hotel with a restaurant, and a shop that makes and sells organic goat cheese. There is a wonderful agriturismo restaurant, Agritur, in walking distance from our house, with great local food. Five or six miles further up the road is the magnificent Calaita Lake, the starting point of hundreds of trails, even as far as San Martino di Castrozza. There is a bar and restaurant also here at the lake.

Other Activities: touring small ancient mountain villages

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$1,505
7 nights
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $100 Nightly

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Amenities

Mezzano Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , beautiful and modern walk in showers
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , beautiful and modern walk in showers
  • The bathrooms are located on the second and third floors.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 10
  • 2 Sleeping Quarters - 2 queen , 6 twin/ single , Alpine barn with open floor plan on each floor
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
Notes:
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.
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