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Rustic country inns

They really exist, the precious places, where everything is perfect: ambience and food. Good, if you know them. Be it Gadertal or Martelltal, Meran and environs or Ritten, Eisacktal or Pfossental – every region in South Tyrol offers rustic country inns for a special culinary feeling.

We reveal you where hearty hospitality, excellent cuisine and a rustic atmosphere meet in South Tyrol. These are some of the best rustic country inns in South Tyrol. Attention should be paid that some inns could be close in some periods of the year.


The traditional country inn Pfefferlechner in Lana nearby Meran is integrated in a farm with a long history. Family Laimer has created the traditional country inn with a lot of love and passion in 1981. Besides regional delicacies and specialities from the farm you can enjoy in the rustic country inn also wine from the farm, home-produced schnapps and beer from the own brewery. Kids will look forward to the horses and goats on our farm. The Pfefferlechner is an insider tip for the traditional South Tyrolean Törggelen in autumn. Further information: +39 0473 562 521.

Stallwies mountain inn

The Stallwies farm is the highest situated farm of the Martell and it is 600 years old. Since 300 years the farm is in possession of Stricker family and they know how to spoil gourmets with South Tyrolean specialities which are refined by Italian finesse. We recommend tasting the self-made digestives like Swiss stone pine schnapps. You eat in rustically wooden Stuben or on the sunny terrace with a great view on the mountains around. Further information: +39 0473 744 552.

Jägerrast Inn

Covered with shingles, based on ancient wooden beam and all around the marvellous landscape of Pfossental in Schnalstal Valley. That is how the Jägerrast farm presents itself at 1,700 m above sea level in the middle of Texel. The Kofler family produces cheese, speck, sausages and many other specialities such as curd and yoghurt. The cook is farmer Erika: she knows how to spoil gourmets. Further information: +39 0473 679 230.

Zuner Inn

Zuner farm on Ritten was mentioned in documents for the first time in the 12th century. It is a rustic farm and a special highlight for culturally adept gourmets. At the building’s entrance, there are many frescoes painted by an unknown South Tyrolean artist in 1730. Zuner farm is also known for its homemade dumplings and Schlutzkrapfen as well as for delicious cakes. The farm is situated at the chestnut trail in Eisacktal and is a popular destination for gourmets in the months of October and November. Further Information: +39 0471 349 006.

Fonteklaus Manor

Fonteklaus is a former hunting lodge and it was built in 1700 in Lajen. The Fonteklaus is a very special place for gourmets. From the panoramic terrace, you overlook the lovely Eisacktal Valley with 77 churches. As impressive is the quality of the seasonal and regional cuisine. Worth mentioning is also the rich wine cellar with precious South Tyrolean wines. Further Information: +39 0471 655 654.

Lüch de Vanc

Tutres, Gnoch da zigher and Crafuns Mori. Pardon? These are all Ladin specialities, which you can taste at Lüch de Vanc farm in Campill in Gadertal upon appointment. Gourmets have to taste the great Melissa, mint or elder juices that are very refreshing! The farm is 300 years old and situated in one of the most beautiful areas of South Tyrol in Gadertal Valley in the Dolomites. Further Information: +39 0474 590 108.

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At the inns, restaurants and mountain huts in Partschins and environs, you can enjoy typical South Tyrolean dishes and traditional desserts.

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The Greaschtl, a typical South Tyrolean dish, is prepared of beef and potatoes and can best be enjoy directly from the pan.

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Schlutzkrapfen with spinach and curd cheese – a traditional dish loved by both kids and adults.

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Bacon dumplings with soup
Bacon dumplings with soup

Dumplings can be served an many ways, with soup or salad and also as a sweet dessert. The typical South Tyrolean dish is not only offered in mountian huts, but also in restaurants and hotels.

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