ADLER LODGE RITTEN
ADLER LODGE RITTEN is an all-inclusive luxury Alpine retreat built atop a wooded hill in South Tyrol. Featuring spectacular views of the surrounding valley and nearby Dolomites, it is a place where nature is considered both a sanctuary and a source of inspiration—an idea that informs everything from the architecture to the wellness programs to the cuisine. The resort is comprised of a main lodge that includes a spa, fitness center, dining and common areas, and twenty-two suites, with additional accommodations available at twenty stand-alone chalets. The design is Tyrolean with a twist, marrying regional woods with chic modern furnishings, flaming fireplaces, plush rugs, and artwork by famous local artists. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors in, creating an effect that is spacious yet also gemütlich. Included in your stay are workouts at the fitness center, soothing indoor and outdoor saunas, yoga and meditation classes, guided biking and hiking tours, and plunges in the year-round thermal infinity pool. Special treatments at the state-of-the-art spa are available at an extra cost. In winter, you can snowshoe, ski, and sled on the nearby slopes, while spring, summer, and fall are the perfect times to hike, bike, and take the scenic cable-car ride from nearby Oberbozen (the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle back and forth to the village).
Another perk of your stay: a free public transportation card, which allows you get around the region with ease and enter almost all museums in South Tyrol for free. The culinary program is designed to delight as well as nourish. As prepared by chef de cuisine Hannes Pignater and his talented team, the dishes incorporate regional wines and foodstuffs, including meats from free-grazing cattle, organic eggs, forest honey, and local herbs. The breakfast buffet features homemade and local farm produce, as well as made-to-order hot dishes. The self-serve lunch buffet includes pasta, polenta, hearty soups, salads, charcuterie, cheeses, and desserts. Dinner is a lavish five-course affair with wine pairings, which showcases Chef Pignater’s skillful melding of earthy Tyrolean flavors with lighter Mediterranean touches. All meals are included, as are a large selection of drinks, wines, and liqueurs throughout the day.