My friend Anni and I drove out of our way into far northeastern Italy to stay at the Valbruna Inn Hotel after learning about it at a very nice clothing shop in Vail, Colorado – also named Valbruna. We anticipated a simple inn but were more than pleasantly surprised by the charm of the facility and the warmth of everyone who runs the business.
Our room was very spacious and fully pine paneled but it was the shower and the bathroom that amazed us – all very modern and comfortable to the standards of any highly rated hotel. Our dinner was fun and excellent. After dinner they have a “library” adjacent to the bar run by Anna who can offer you any one of 20 or more grappas – if you are a fan as I am.
Valbruna is in hiking and climbing country. I met six people from Berchtesgaden, Germany south of Salzburg who had come to Valbruna just to take advantage of the quality of the hiking. Sort of like carrying coals to Newcastle but it was why they came to Valbruna.
Dave & Anni – October 2017