Epic Europe


Madulain - St. Moritz

A historic mansion turned art-inspired boutique hotel, designed by Italian architects Bertolini e Galli, who oversaw the complete renovations of the old building and the expansion of the Hotel. Great care was taken to keep the typical exterior strength of these fascinating buildings, trying at the same time to restore its distinctive convivial soul. The new wooden construction, evoking the traditional barns of the Engadin region, hides behind the existing buildings.

The walls of the new rooms & suites are covered with Arolla pine and larch wood and the bathrooms are realized in soapstone. The underground spaces, once used as winery, have become the new hotel spa with hammam, sauna and a swimming pool at the ground floor.


A 16,000 square foot extension was added onto the mansion to act as a monumental hall, with a wall made entirely of crystal and several remarkable pieces of installation art; “Steingarten” by artist Letizia Cariello, in a moraine of grey-green rocks and steel balls suggesting the theme of water in the High Engadine landscape. The rest of the hall is filled with a mix of ancient and contemporary as well as walls of art and design books.


The hotel offers accommodation for up to 26 guests in 13 rooms – every one individually designed. But all of the rooms are a testament to the hotel’s mission: to create a boutique space that celebrates the beauty of good design and untouched nature.


WELLNESS: The underground spaces, once used as winery, have become the new hotel Spa with hammam, sauna and a swimming pool at the ground level.


FOOD & DRINK: The small 20-seat restaurant is as unique as the rest of the Chesa Colani, illuminated with a monumental Murano white glass chandelier. Guests choose their wine while visiting the cellar, and meals are crafted by the chef to suit the tastes of each individual guest, with an emphasis on local ingredients and Mediterranean-Italian technique.


LOCATION: The Chesa Stuva Colani is located in the historical centre of Madulain, a tiny village, with just 170 inhabitants, 12km from the center of St. Moritz. At 1800 meters above sea level, it is set amongst some of the most characteristic Engadin villages such as: La Punt Chamues, Zuoz and S-Chanf.




  • A historic mansion turned art-inspired boutique hotel
  • Located in the historical centre of Madulain, a tiny characteristic Engadin village, just 12km from the center of St. Moritz.
  • An inspiring getaway for design enthusiasts
  • The entire Chesa Colani can be taken for exclusive use for celebrations or special events, a total of 6 suites & 7 rooms
  • The hotel is filled with impressive installation art and design:“ Wind is blowing in my direction” consists of five steel trees lining in front of the new glass and wooden façade of the Hotel.
  • The trees play music thanks to a device activated by the wind along Via Maistra.
  • Sister property of the “Faro di Capo Spartivento” Hotel in Sardinia, an old dismissed lighthouse, transformed into a luxury guest house
Chesa Stuva Colani 4*+


Destination: st-moritz
Experience options in: St-Moritz


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA


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