When renovating the historically and architecturally valuable “Unterramwaldhof“, a 16th century hunting lodge, Giorgia and Stefano Barbini took great care to respect the balance between tradition and innovation. In cooperation with the protection of monuments authority and with the support of local craftsmen they were able to renovate the estate in such a way that the original structure and its characteristic features were preserved: The entry hall’s vaulted ceiling is a rare example of the Alpine Renaissance style, the fine carving and inlaying of the massive antique doors are equally remarkable, and the original wooden beams, so steeped in history, still grace nearly every room.
With the exception of some carefully selected design pieces, all of the furnishings were custom built by local artisans according to the Barbini’s design. Stefano even crafted some of the individual furniture pieces himself. Using sublime fabrics and the finest of textiles in combination with a wide array of aesthetic details, the style-savvy couple created a retreat that immediately captivates each and every guest. An irresistible synthesis of absolute naturalness, authentic craftsmanship, stylish charm, and understated elegance is discernable throughout the house.
Today, San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is a unique luxury estate with a great deal of charm that accommodates up to a maximum of ten guests and may be rented only in its entirety. On the main floor, three ample living areas provide plenty of space and freedom. On the upper floor, there is a beautifully arranged lounge with fireplace and 4 bedrooms, three double suites and one room with two bunk beds.
The compact yet exquisite spa upstairs offers a Finnish sauna – designed and handcrafted by Stefano from 200-year-old wood sourced from a neighboring farm – a Turkish bath, a spacious whirlpool, and an experience shower clad in warm natural stone. In addition, an experienced therapist and wellness coach is made available upon request.
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.
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