Pine Lodge Dolomites
Selva Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Italy
At a Glance
Luxury chalet of 340 m²
Sleeps eight guests
Fully catered chalet with private chef, host, butler and housekeeper
Indoor pool, hot tub and Spa area
In Selva Gardena, the heart of the stunningly beautiful Dolomites
Close to the lifts and excellent for all levels of skier
Have an adventurous dinner on the staff night off with a snow cat ride to a mountain hut, with 'aperitivi' under the stars at 2225m and a three course evening meal.Scott Dunn team
With a helicopter landing area right next to the chalet a day trip by helicopter is a luxury day out with a difference!Scott Dunn team
Arrive in style with a helicopter transfer from the airport to right outside the chaletScott Dunn team
To start planning your vacation to Pine Lodge Dolomites
In the heart of the Italian Dolomites, Pine Lodge Dolomites is the first full-service luxury chalet of its kind in Selva Gardena. Set in the South Tyrol, amidst the Sassolungo, Puez and the Sella Massif mountains, it enjoys a prime south facing position, with views over the village and the ski-lifts just 300 meters away. The vision of British interior designer Susanna Scott and her Italian husband, Georg Planker, a successful hotelier, they have combined their experience and skills into creating a truly stunning chalet with exceptional service. Custom built, Pine Lodge mixes contemporary design with traditional wood carving and carpentry, typical of Val Gardena.
Guests are greeted by Susanna on arrival and looked after seamlessly by her professional, attentive and discrete team. Together with the butler, she'll show you around the chalet and before dinner introduces you to the chalet services and the ski area. She is often also on hand to drive guests to the lifts and to make sure everyone has everything they need. The butler takes care of the breakfasts and in the afternoon is on duty from whatever time guests require. As the butler is from the local village, he also has a lot of local knowledge which guests find very useful. Each day begins with a hearty buffet breakfast with a cooked choice, and ends with pre-dinner drinks and a delicious four course dinner in the evening, with the chef able to cater for any dietary requirements.
The modern design of the spacious Pine Lodge has the living area on the first floor, making the most of the fabulous views. The chalet accommodates up to eight guests in four beautifully furnished bedrooms, all of which are en-suite and have access to the garden and terrace. The open plan living and dining area has a central log fire and floor to ceiling windows, opening up onto the terrace, providing unobstructed views of the breathtaking scenery. The chalet features a professional kitchen, a bar, an in-home cinema with PlayStation 4 and children's games, a small gym, a ski and boot room, and a garage that can house three cars and three outdoor parking spaces. There is free WiFi throughout. Guests looking to unwind after a long day on the slopes or hiking can choose between a Finnish, Bio Sauna, or Infrared, or relax in the outdoor hot tub or pool, whilst in-room massages and a selection of treatments are on offer from the Lodge's own therapists.
Selva Gardena is at the head of the Val Gardena, in the heart of the Dolomites, an area designated an UNESCO World Heritage site. The village of Selva Gardena (altitude 1563m) is legendary for its great hospitality and its exceptional location. Part of the stunningly beautiful Dolomiti Superski with over 1220km of pistes, the famous Sella Ronda runs through the village, whilst the region boasts a fantastic snow record. A modern lift infrastructure ensures rapid access to the slopes, where there is enough variety to keep beginners through to experts happy for well more than a week. The area is famed for its great value mountain restaurants, serving some of the finest food you'll find anywhere. And like everywhere in Italy, children are especially welcomed.
On the ground floor there are four comfortable suites all with en-suite bathrooms (two with bath and shower and two with just a shower), with the Master Bedroom being considerably larger than the three others. Each room has been furnished with a totally different style and color scheme, and all are equipped with Satellite flatscreen TV with internet radio, WiFi internet, plus hairdryer and safe. They also all have access to the garden and terrace.
|Master Bedroom - Double/Twin||
The Master Suite “Sella Ronda” is a spacious 40 m² - with a double bed that can become twins. The en-suite bathroom features a free standing bath tub and an effect fire, a wet room, toilet and bidet.
|Bedroom Two - Double/Twin||
The Chedul Suite measures 25 m² with a double bed that can be made into twins. It has an en-suite shower room.
|Bedroom Three - Double||
The Stevia Suite measures 22 m² and features a double bed with an en-suite wet room.
|Bedroom Four - Double/Twin||
The Sassolungo Suite measures 25 m² with a double bed that can become twins. The en-suite has a bath and shower.
Families skiing together love Pine Lodge Dolomites, and for those with young children, there is an experienced nanny available for babysitting.
Childcare is also available with the local ski school for two years and older.
The chalet is fabulously appointed, and guests have exclusive use during their stay. Each bedroom is equipped with satellite flatscreen TV with internet radio, WiFi internet, plus hairdryer and safe. The chalet features an in-home cinema with Playstation 4, DVD collection and various children’s games, a drying room, ski and boot room with boot warmer, a fitness room with cross trainer and tread mill. There is a spa area with combination sauna (steam, Finnish and infrared), relax area, wellness shower and a 7mx3m pool with waterfall feature. Guests who are driving to the chalet can use the three car garage, and there is parking space outside.
Although the majority visit the Dolomites for its fabulous downhill skiing, there are plenty of beautiful winter walks, some of which you can do with just a good pair of walking boots and others with snow shoes. There are also more than 150km of cross country skiing trails, 20km of which are just a five minute drive from the chalet. Guests can join the ’Selva active’ program free of charge, where a guide will take them to explore the peaceful beauty of the area whilst the others are haring down the pistes!
As Pine Lodge Dolomites is a member of the Val Gardena Active program this enables guests to take part in the majority of their activity program free of charge or for a reduced price. Activities include shoeshoeing hikes, climbing lessons, sunrise skiing, introduction to cross county skiing, traditional Ladin cookery classes, Fatbike tours and museum visits.
Pine Lodge Dolomites provides a fully catered chalet service, with breakfast and dinner. The staff are attentive, yet discrete, and guests can choose whether to have the butler on hand when they arrive home from the slopes for afternoon tea, or to have the chalet to themselves. The chalet operates an honesty bar where guests are asked to sign for extra drinks. At the beginning of your stay, or from day to day, Susanna and her team agree with you what time you'd like to eat. They aim to leave guests as much privacy as possible, so between 12 o’clock and the agreed time in the afternoon there are no staff in the chalet. The butler usually arrives about two hours before dinner, and after dinner the staff stay for as long as is necessary.
Dinner is served for six days during the week, and on the chef's night off, there is a fabulous choice of restaurants and pizzerie within walking distance in the village. For some added adventure, the team can arrange quad bike or a snowcat ride to a mountain hut for dinner.
A dedicated driver service is available to take guests to and from the slopes (Danterceppies and Campinoi lifts)
A concierge service is available to guests before arrival and during their stay
|In-house Chef and Butler||
Buffet breakfast is served daily and a four-course evening meal with pre-dinner drinks is included on 6 evenings. The chef has one night off per week.
In-house fitting of rented skis, boards and boots
Location & Directions
Selva Val Gardena, South Tyrol, Italy
Pine Lodge Dolomites is located on the south facing side of Val Gardena set amidst the Sassolungo, Puez and the Sella Massif mountains. The village of Selva Gardena is at 1563m and the ski- lifts are just 300 meters away from the chalet. This makes the Dolomiti Superski carousel easily accessible as the famous Sella Ronda runs through the village.
When to go
The climate in Val Gardena is a typical alpine microclimate - winters are long and cold and from December to February average temperatures are below zero and night time temperatures can fall to minus 20°C. There are great differences between daytime and night time temperatures. Winters are snowy but approximately 100 days of sunshine between December and March is the norm.