At Hotel Carmen there are four cornerstones of well-being:
Slow down, relax, live and experience
Experience the natural beauty of the Dolomites, that Unesco World Heritage; live in the centre of Santa Cristina; relax in the hotel’s expansive wellness centre; and slow down, enjoying the positive energies released in this corner of South Tyrolean paradise.
Just saying the Val Gardena and the Alpe di Siusi says it all. It’s the place where mountain professionals — from Alpine Guides, the famous Catores De Gherdëina, to ski instructors, who grew up on the Saslong, the downhill track of the World Cup — will entertain, refresh, recharge, and excite you. Then add the Sassolungo, Puez, Odle, the Città dei Sassi… a winning combination. This is the kingdom of alpine skiing, immersed in the Sella Ronda, the domain of the Dolomiti Superski; of cross-country skiing on endless expanses; of tobogganing for adults and children; and of snowshoeing among slopes, refuges, and valleys where the white reflects only silence. And don’t forget skating: champion Caroline Kostner was born here!
In summer, Hotel Carmen offers the Val Gardena Active programme: e-bike tours, trips to the Gherdëina Museum, visits to farms, photography workshops, and sightseeing or nature rambles — and cooking classes with the local farmers of Val Gardena, where you’ll discover the secrets of the gastronomic delights that feature in our restaurant’s gourmet offering. This is how to really live your holiday, getting to know your surroundings and their origins, inch by inch. And children are also welcome: treasure hunts, adventures in the woods, fishing, climbing, cycling… there’s a whole programme just for them.
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, the best times to come are spring and autumn: the unspoiled nature regains its peace, the sky is clearer than ever, and the ‘Pale Mountains’ flame with the alpenglow at sunset. In spring, shades of green multiply and there is an explosion of flowers; in autumn, warm tones dominate as the foliage turns to gold.