The Val Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites, is the homeland of the Ladin people, an ethnic minority of Rhaetian origins that has preserved intact its own language, identity and culture.
Above the hamlet of San Cassiano can be found a lush green bowl used to graze the armenti, the herds, whence the name “Armentarola”. The great-grandparents of the Wieser family first visited this place on horseback, and immediately fell in love with it.
With considerable foresight they realised that this was a strategic place to create a place for guests.
The name “Salares” recalls the tradition whereby salt was given to the grazing animals here, before the establishment of our Ciasa.
The Armentarola, as a crossroads between the Alta Badia and Cortina, became over the years a meeting place for mountain lovers in both winter and summer.
In summer it is the ideal starting point for one of countless possible excursions into the Dolomites, since 2009 a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The hotel is located at the entrance to the FANES-SENES-BRAIES Nature Park, just a short distance from the paths that lead to the top of the PIZ SOREGA, a popular destination for walkers of all ages and fitness levels.
The nearest ski lifts to the hotel are located just 100 metres away. Shuttles run to the Lagazuoi cable car from in front of the hotel; on the way back make sure you enjoy being pulled along by horses!
We offer all our guests a free shuttle service to San Cassiano (village and main lift) as well as the Capanna Alpina restaurant.
The nearest airports are:
Venice (180 km)
Innsbruck (130 km)
Verona (220 km)
Upon request we can organise transfers with trusted local firms (charge payable).