In the early nineteenth century, word was spreading about mountaineering and it began to bring in its first enthusiasts. As a result, building new facilities was essential to accommodate increasing numbers of tourists. In just a short period of time, Santa Caterina became a major thermal spa tourism destination, and this lasted until the outbreak of the First World War when it became Italy’s front line.
At the time, travellers stayed in old yet homely lodges surrounding the church in the centre of the village. The "Baitin", a building that dates back to the first half of the nineteenth century, with large stone walls, wooden beams and panelling, and a traditional pioda-stone roof—perfect for braving the harsh winter—emerged among the village’s houses and modern luxury hotels.
Tradition & Innovation
As a sign of respect for its origins, the building has now been remodelled and transformed into a modern B&B with an authentic mountain feel: parts of the panelling and some interior furnishings are made from old planks of wood, the stone vault is reminiscent of an old entrance from yesteryear, and an old wooden window, which was restored during the renovation, welcomes guests at the entrance.
Al Baitin B&B is located in the heart of Santa Caterina Valfurva, within walking distance of the Gavia Pass, and 50 metres from the town square, the tourist office and the old bridge—an emblem of the town. Lift facilities are located just 150 metres away and provide access to the Santa Caterina Ski Area, while a free ski-bus can take you, in just a few short minutes, to a cable car bringing visitors up to the “Sunny Valley”—a heaven for ski lovers.
The complex covers 2 floors: one for rooms, and one where you will find the reception, the breakfast room and the relaxation area complete with fireplace, armchairs and large windows, where you can enjoy watching village life go by with a glass of wine and some local produce to savour.
We look forward to providing a truly unforgettable experience for you!!
The Compagnoni Family
Private Garage and public parking area nearby
Warmed ski room
MTB deposit and repair
Laundry service (on request)
Conventions for skis and boots rental
Conventions for mountains-bikes and electric-bicycles rental
Free Wifi access
At Al Baitin, breakfast is absolutely essential to start your day in the best possible way. In the "Saléta"—a word that comes from dialect to describe an old masonry room in mountain lodges—located on the ground floor, a generous and varied buffet is spread out over an old wooden work table, complete with freshly prepared hot drinks (coffee, cappuccino, tea and milk), fruit juices, freshly squeezed juice and fresh fruit, freshly baked bread and pastries, traditional cakes, authentic jams, cereals, eggs, cheeses, yoghurt, local cold cuts, and a wide selection of products prepared daily.
Relax front of the fireplace, enjoying the warm ambience and your breakfast in a cosy, tranquil and evocative setting with the feel of yesteryear, surrounded by the old, locally sourced wood used for the panelling. The large windows overlooking the village will spur you on to go and enjoy a one-of-a-kind day!