Costes is the name of our small farm just above the village of Ortisei or St. Ulrich in the Val Gardena at an altitude of 1650 metres.
The apartment takes up the entire ground floor (80 mq); simple, bright and friendly, and will accomodate two people
The actual site of the farm exists since over 200 years ago, but Costes today is a recent construction made of stone, wood and glass.
It was important to us to have both the exterior and interior harmonize with the surroundings and the environment. We asked ourselves: What type of layout is essential, how much space do we need? Which choice of materials and which design really makes sense? What makes life pleasant and enjoyable?
Stone, wood and glass
The apartment is fully furnished; simple, bright and friendly.
There´s a living room with an open kitchen, a bedroom, bathroom and a small entrance area, and an outside sauna. Inside, there´s nothing between you, the balcony and the mountains but the glass front.
All the floorboards are solid Cembra pine, spruce or larch wood; the interior walls are also wood-panelled, which gives a warm touch to it and a very characteristic smell.
No matter how cold it gets ountside - the large central soapstone fireplace always keeps everyone warm.
Interaction with guests
Things not to worry about
We will provide you with beddings, towels, organic shower-gel/shampoo/soap (we want to keep our biological sewage treatment system happy). Also oil, vinegar, some basic herbs and spices for cooking, and everything you need for a decent breakfast.
There is Radio and a CD-player, but no television. Sauna is available.
We will supply you with fresh bread and the desired newspaper. You will be picked up and dropped off on arrival and departure; we will help with the baggage, and make sure the fireplace and sauna are warm in winter.
Other things to note
Costes itself is quite remote. Nothing but sky and mountains; the trees, the slopes, the mountain meadows.
The farm is accessible via a forest path in summer, or in winter by foot (15-20 mins) or skis.
Nonetheless, the village with whatever you might need is just down the road, and to go hiking, mountaineering or skiing you can set off straight from Maso Costes.
The apartment (non-smoking) sleeps max two persons
Minimum stay is 2 nights
No pets allowed