Felder Alpin Lodge
Original structure with extravagant details
A building that has faithfully retained its original structure but with the addition of extravagant details. Once a typical 'maso' (mountain farmhouse), today Felder Alpin Lodge is an excellent example of how traditional rural architecture can acquire a new identity via the tasteful merging of the old with the new. And the best thing is that you can rent the entire lodge. Allow us to introduce you to your next adventure.
The story behind it all
Love at first sight
The Felderhof, dating back to the 11th century, stands at an altitude of 1,200 m with breathtaking views of the Dolomites. The building complex, protected as an historical and artistic asset, consists of a farmhouse and a hay barn. Some elements of the house are over 500 years old, while the hay barn features a thatched roof, a rare architectural element in these parts. In fact, South Tyrol boasts only five of these overall. After buying the farm, Tom Erlacher lived in the farmhouse for almost ten years without electricity or central heating. In 2015 he engaged the architectural firm Mikolajcak Architects to build a new house at the rear of the property, most of it underground. In 2021 the farmhouse, what is now the Felder Alpin Lodge, was renovated by the architectural firm Perathoner from Selva di Val Gardena.
INTERIORS & EXTRAS
Authentic, elegant, handpicked.
Tom Erlacher is a connoisseur of local building materials and crafts but is also an enthusiastic world traveller. So, as the home owner of this 'maso' he wanted to play a key role in the restoration of the Lodge, wishing to create a unique mountain hut full of pleasing contrasts where tradition and modernity tastefully merge into an absolutely original ambiance. Antique rural furniture pieces mingle with artefacts from Bali, while Italian designer lamps create pools of light on the vaulted ceiling. Classical style elements comfortably share room with uncommon details, while the powerfully thick stone walls alternate with glass and wood. Materials and colours, structures and shapes transform and blend into dynamic spaces made to be enjoyed and ready to welcome you into their comfortable and stimulating atmosphere.
For max. 6 guests
3 double-bed rooms, with separable beds, featuring Simmons spring boxes and Pierre Frey furnishing fabrics
3 washrooms finished in local stone with shower and WC, Antonio Lupi design furnishings, Dornbracht fittings
Living room with library offering a selection of books about hiking, architecture and art, flat screen TV, Marshall jukebox for guest playlists, lounge corner with horsehair sofas from Marrakesh
Original Stube lounge with typical boiserie, masonry stove and built-in bench
Antique masonry kitchen with barrel vault ceiling, equipped with De Manincor gas- and wood-fired cooker, Teppanyaki electric grill, fridge and dishwasher
Ski room with ski boot heater, washing machine and dryer
Underground wine cellar known as 'The Secret Winecellar' by Kurt Pfattner
Finnish sauna with panoramic view for max. 8 guests and relaxation area (Saunameister (Sauna Master) and steam jets available on request)
Forest, mountain stream and meadow (for a total of 4 hectares surrounding the property) with Luis Trenker relaxation lounges for enjoying the panoramic view, barbecue area
Traditional hay beds for yoga sessions
Stall and courtyard with sheep and goats
Garage with guest car parking lots
Land Rover Defender Jeep, Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle (9 seats), Snowmobile with sled (driver available on request)
Vespa scooters, E-Bikes for rent