Italian Alps inn accommodation in Piedmont, Italy

In the heart of the Italian Alps in Piedmont, this family-run inn is far from the crowds but close to great hiking, biking and pretty mountain villages.
Rooms with private bathrooms and private entrances free WiFi Northern Piedmont cookery classes evening family-style meals available vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs catered for ample parking Sight-seeing, walking, biking and climbing 50km west of Turin
Price
60To75 per couple per night
Convert currency:
Location
Piedmont, Italian AlpsSee map here
Reviews
More info
Price includes our homemade breakfast, featuring our sourdough breads, jams, pastries and our organic produce.
Dinner and sack lunches available upon arrangement.
We are unable to accept credit cards.
Open April-October and groups only Nov-March.
Make enquiry

Description of Italian Alps inn accommodation in Piedmont, Italy

Our family’s ‘off the beaten path’ mountain retreat is situated in a peaceful scattering of villas, surrounded by pine and chestnut forest. Located in lower Val Chisone, at 1,100m (3,600ft), between Turin (Torino) and Briancon, France, the inn makes a welcome stop for those travelling between France, Switzerland and Italy.

If you have more time, stay for a longer break and explore the area’s many culinary, cultural, historical and sporting opportunities, all close at hand. We are an excellent choice for walking, cycling, climbing, sightseeing, or simply relaxing. In an under hour you can drive to Fenestrelle Fortress, the largest fortress in Europe, or to Usseaux, a quaint mountain village painted with charming murals and boasting lovely views. Or visit Pragelato Olympic ski jump and Sestriere ski area, where lifts are open in July and August. Tredici Laghi is great for walking or hiking, with 13 lakes, or take an underground tour of the Scopriminiera Talc mine. Out of our valley, but still around an hour’s drive away is Manta Castle, Staffarda Abbey, Sacra di San Michele and the city of Turin (Torino).

If you’d like to learn to cook regional food, we run customised, hands-on cooking classes that feature local Piemontese specialties. Please ask us for details. Evening meals are available, too, to be shared family-style, along with the other house guests that may choose to dine with us. As former professional chefs, we are comfortable catering for vegetarian and vegan diets and are a registered accommodation with the Italian Coeliac Association. Just let us know in advance of any special dietary requirements.

Travel guides

Italy walking
Passionate, food loving, fiery, elegant, religious and beautiful. These clichés about Italians pretty much fit the picture of walking holidays in Ital...
Rural accommodation
Is there anything more sublime than sitting outside on a balmy night, sipping a cold glass of something local with nothing around you except the sound...

Reviews

3 Reviews of Italian Alps inn accommodation in Piedmont, Italy

4.5 out of 5 stars
SHOW
2
1
0
0
0

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was watching a golden eagle flying below us up in the mountains. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Aug 2015 by

A completely recommendable choice for people who are looking for an active holiday supported by some rather superior home comfort! Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2012 by

Gosh, difficult to say which part out of so many! I am reviewing the holiday five months later and still remember everything about our stay here. The delicious food and warm hospitality from the hosts, the beautiful scenery and the long walks will stay with me forever, I think. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We are committed to preserving our heritage in this alpine environment by using natural and environmentally safe cleaning products, low energy consuming light bulbs, we compost our organic waste with the help of composting worms. We recycle our glass, plastic, paper and metal and have bins to encourage our guests to do the same. We have an organic garden that we try to utilize as much as possible.

We joined Wwoof (World Wide Organic Opportunities) to partner with volunteers to teach and share organic gardening practices as we work side by side in our garden. We heat completely with wood and cut wood on our own property managing our forest for over three generations in our family. We helped initiate and are involved with the local CAI association, a walking and alpine organization, to clean, sign and maintain our local alpine paths thereby helping to keep the woods clean and maintained. We are involved with the restocking of our local mountain stream with native trout. We are committed to eco-friendly practices.

People

We live in a small alpine community that relies on each other to help maintain our community which has lost many jobs over the years. We created "TEM", which is our Sustainable Mountain Tourism association that grew out of our desire to include small businesses, organic food producers and artisans that strive to preserve and enhance rural community life.

We are lifetime members of "Slow Food", a food movement that was born in nearby Alba, whose basic philosophy is in alignment with ours. Slow Food International states, "We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to the pleasure of good food and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition and culture that makes this pleasure possible. Our association believes and promotes the recognition of the strong connections between plate, planet, people and culture."

We buy local and shop in our small businesses and local outdoor food markets, avoiding the large supermarket except for any items that we are unable to find anywhere else. We support small cheese makers; butcher, beer crafters, vintners and liqueur producers that still pay mountain residents to not only gather necessary herbs, but to protect the natural habitat as well as providing much needed jobs. We promote local artisan. Through our collective effort we strive to build a healthy community through sound economic and ecological practices. Your visit helps us take another step along that path.

Popular similar holidays

Rural villas in Tuscany, Italy

Rural villas in Tuscany, Italy

From €390 - €1550 per accommodation per week

Traditional apartments in the heart Tuscany

Italy villa near Majella National Park, Abruzzo

Italy villa near Majella National Park, Abruzzo

From £450 - £900 per week (sleeps 2)

Artist's award-winning riverside Majella mountain retreat

Umbria luxury self catering apartment, Perugia, Italy

Umbria luxury self catering apartment, Perugia, Italy

From €650 - €1160 per week

Luxury romantic apartment rental - historical villa Perugia