A lovely drive along a narrow country lane, through mixed woodland and past Alpine pastures brings you to the east of Merano where Castel Fragsburg, 300 years old and a hotel for more than 100 years, commands splendid views of the Texel massif. Externally, Fragsburg still looks very much the hunting lodge, with carved wooden shutters and balconies. A terrace along the front of the house, covered with wistaria, is a wonderful place to eat or drink: you seem to be suspended over the mountainside. The adjoining dining room can be opened up in warm weather, and the food - a seven course dinner prepared by the Michelin-starred chef - is 'superb', says local editor Nicky Swallow, and served in a 'gorgeous dining room with great service'. In cooler weather you can choose from various Tyrolean-style sitting rooms and a congenial little library. Bathrooms are modern and spotless and bedrooms all have balconies, carved pine furniture and colourful country fabrics. A wellness centre has now been added to the sauna and gym in the old cellars. The wooded gardens provide plenty of space for lazing as well as a wooden shelter reserved for all-over suntanning. The pool has a stunning view over the valley. Delightful owners.
** Special Offer **
Experience the alchemy of body, mind, soul and voice, with Fragsburg Sacred Arts weekend Seminars (women only).
* What is my gift? *
Seminar on the New Moon in Spring, available 2-5 May 2019
* What is my job? *
Seminar on the Rising Moon in Summer, available 7-9 July 2019
* Where am I going? *
Seminar on the Full Moon in Autumn, available 11-14 October 2019
Price per person in double occupancy for 1 seminar from 1320€, for 2 seminars from 1188€, and if you participate in all 3 of them the price is from 1056€ per seminar.
Call the reservations team on +39 0473 244071 or click here to find out more.