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“Expansive views, cultural experience”

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Glinzhof Mountain Natur Resort Agriturismo
Ranked #2 of 13 San Candido B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 1 August 2010

The view from Glinzhof, like those throughout the Dolomites region, was magnificent. Glinzhof completely matched the expectations created by the photos on its website located as it is above the village of San Candido (Innichen) opposite the high dolomite peaks.

Apart from the visual experience, Glinzhof turned out to be a South Tyrol cultural experience. As the only native English speakers resident and apparently the first visitors from Australia we found the customs, food, sense of family and faith (at least, what you could pick up from a 3 night stay) different and interesting. While all this was evident from the village of San Candido and its two churches it was more fully experienced at Glinzhof. Most of the other visitors seemed to be from Germany who, as one of them told us, had come to enjoy walks in sunshine and the scenery.

The half board option included dinner at the Bergstube restaurant adjacent to and run by the B&B. Each night we had a three course meal of local Tyrolean dishes. A mixture of Italian including pasta, antipasto and German dishes including beef and potato stew. While there was no choice of meal this was no problem as the food was simple, fresh and full of flavour. We accompanied it with local wine or even better, the South Tyrol beer from the Puster valley on tap, Pustertaler Freiheit. A great regional beer!

Our hosts, Manfred and Alexia, who had the most English language, were helpful although our lack of German meant our capacity to ask more questions was limited.

San Candido in the Val Pusteria hit the right note after our journey from Bolzano via Canazei and Cortina. This trip seemed as if it was across the top of the world with the craggy, snow covered dolomite peaks in early June butting up to the clouds and blue sky.

Arriving in the valley the main sensation was of deep, lush 'greenness'. Coupled with the gently undulating, almost straight floor of the valley this was in contrast to the hard edged, rocky peaks the road had wound around, up and down to get there.

Yet lifting your line of vision above the green valley floor - there were the trademark craggy dolomite peaks. Perfect! This is exactly the view you get from Glinzhof.

Other places of interest were Lago de Braies, a glacial lake with impossibly clear water about 25 km away and walking around San Candido and nearby Sesto along streams and through forests. Even the walk along the roads around the B&B above the village were magnificent surrounded by wildflowers, fields, forest and the view across the valley up to Mounts Baranci and Tre Scarperi (both around 3000m) behind it.

Val Pusteria was a spectacular location and Glinzhof turned out to be an ideally located Agriturismo to experience it.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2008

We spent four days in San Candido, Italy's Dolomites region, just 4 kms from the austrian border. Words cannot describe the majesty of this place. Agriturismo Glinzhof is halfway up one of the mountains that borders the town. From our breakfast room and from our room's balcony, we could look down on the town below and see the rooftop of every single house and store. Yet the mountains across from us filled our windows. My camera couldn't possibly capture all the beauty there was too see.

The first a.m. we woke up and there was so much fog enveloping the town below us that to us it looked like a cotton river flowing through the valley. We watched a beautiful sunrise in a cloudless sky while the town of san candido was wrapped in fog.

We spent our days hiking, biking and swimming in and around San Candido. If you like the outdoors, you'll have no shortage of things to do. San Candido has a huge indoor pool filled with fountains and whirlpools and even a giant indoor waterslide. Entrance is free thanks to an agreement with the agriturismo and the pool. Bike rentals are abundant in the town, and there are literally HUNDREDS of trails to choose from, whether you want to bike, walk or hike. And of those choices, you can choose all options from easy (with families, like us) to uber-challenging, if you are an enthusiast of one of these pastimes. There is literally a limitless number of options.

We drank water straight from the mountain streams. The agriturismo served the water in clear glass pitchers and you could hold it up to the light and see not a speck or particle of anything. The town inhabitants seem to defer to German as the language of choice, although most also speak Italian. Our experience was that most of the tourists were Germany or Austrian and spoke little English OR Italian.

One thing that we really appreciated (after 2 1/2 years of living in Italy) was the fact that dinners were served at 7 p.m. and everything was on time. Everything seemed to work better with a family used to American schedules. That really made our experience so much better.

We looked for quite awhile for agriturismi in this region that offered half-board, and this place was one of the few. Wow, did we really find a gem.

Another exceptional issue of this place was the farm aspect of it. Nearly half of what we ate was produced right on the farm. No preservatives, no time to market, nothing. It was really a first rate agriturismo experience.

We have stayed in dozens of Italian agriturismi. Glinzhof is in my top 3. It was unbelievable, and we are hoping to return before we have to leave. It was that awesome.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Address: Innichberg 5 | Innichen, 39038, San Candido, Italy
Region: Italy > Trentino-Alto Adige > Province of South Tyrol > San Candido
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in San Candido
Price Range: £137 - £382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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