Jenesien, South Tyrol, Italy

Amidst the picturesque mountain landscape, at an altitude of 1,100 meters and yet only 8 kilometers from Bolzano, the Hotel Saltus is located right on the edge of the forest.

The family-run eco-hotel offers its guests a breathtaking view of the forest and the majestic Dolomites. A perfect retreat for all those who are looking for rest and relaxation for body and soul. Here you experience hospitality that has been passed on for four generations. Mother Hedwig and her two daughters Claudia and Nadja are currently running the hotel.

With its 28 rooms, the hotel meets the highest standards of aesthetics and ultimate comfort. As a guest, you can feel the harmonious combination of tradition and modern design as well as a feeling of solidarity everywhere. The interior was designed according to the wabi-sabi principle and strikes a good balance with old design classics. The rooms are large and flooded with light, designed in warm brown tones and strongly influenced by the forest and the surrounding mountains.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Einzelzimmerfrom210 €
Doppelzimmerfrom365 €
Familienzimmerfrom480 €
Suitefrom680 €


ArchitectureMany local building materials such as larch wood, beeswax or red porphyry were used for the construction of the hotel.

FoodThe food at the Hotel Saltus is almost exclusively seasonal and regional and, where possible, according to the Slow Food concept (e.g. the ham from the Villnösser Brille sheep). The hotel also has a large herb and salad garden and sources these ingredients locally. No convenience products are used in the hotel kitchen and guests with vegan, vegetarian and allergy-friendly preferences are catered for. An evening menu is always vegetarian or vegan.

The owners support the club life in the village financially and gastronomically. They are also investing in a project for efficient cooking using biomass instead of coal in China.

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Well-BeingThe Saltus features the Forest Spa with hay sauna, steam bath, Finnish sauna and infrared cabin. There is also a relaxation room for relaxing moments. If you would like to treat yourself to something, massages (herbal temple massage), cosmetic treatments (Biologique Recherche Facial) or various relaxation courses (yoga, Qi Gong, meditation, forest bathing) are available. An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are also available for a dip in the cool water. Yoga retreats are also offered several times a year and there is also a fasting week. But not only the hotel itself impresses with its wellness offers. You can also find relaxation in the surrounding nature on hikes, bike tours and e-bike tours, forest bathing, wine tasting, vineyard visits, snowshoe hikes or skiing and create memorable moments.


  • Family-run eco-luxury hotel with high standards of sustainability combined with a range of services that leaves nothing to be desired
  • Located in the midst of the fascinating natural landscape of Jenesien, on the green Riviera of South Tyrol, between the Dolomites, Salten and very close to Bolzano
  • Fantastic view of the mountains and the forest
  • Sustainable economic cycle: All ingredients and products are strictly seasonal and sourced from a close-knit network of local farmers and suppliers
  • The Forest Spa is 99% chemical-free and has been carefully integrated into the middle of the forest
  • Relaxation program with yoga, shinrin-yoku forest bathing, progressive muscle relaxation and much more
  • The Tschögglberg hiking area is more than 800 kilometers long and is located on the sunny high plateau between Bozen and Meran. With its heart, the mystical Salten with the largest contiguous larch meadows in Europe
  • 5% discount on the overnight price for climate-friendly arrival by train

Eco Hotel28 roomsrestaurantChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessPoolPets allowed


  • Hotel with 28 rooms and suites
  • Breakfast or half board included in the room price
  • A la carte breakfast with local and homemade products
  • Hotel restaurant and bistro
  • Sky pool, indoor pool and sun terrace
  • Forest Spa with saunas, relaxation room, yoga room, meditation path
  • Fitness room and e-bike rental
  • Mats, blocks, belts, cushions for yoga and gymnastics
  • Free use of the Tschögglberger hiking shuttle and the public transport network (buses, trains, cable cars) in South Tyrol


Umrahmt von der eindrucksvollen Landschaft des mystischen Saltens und des UNESCO Weltnaturerbe Dolomiten, erstreckt sich das Eco Hotel Saltus auf 1.100 Metern Höhe und besticht mit einer ganz besonderen Atmosphäre. Hier werden Nachhaltigkeit, Naturerlebnis, Design, Komfort und Ästhetik großgeschrieben. Es ist ein Ort, an dem Loslassen leichtfällt und die Seele zur Ruhe kommt – fern von Hektik und Alltag und doch nur acht Kilometer entfernt von Sütirols sonnigster Stadt Bozen., July 2023

Auf 1100 Metern Höhe, in Alleinlage am Waldrand, die Holzfassade des Hotels verschmilzt mit den Kiefern ringsum. Alles scheint weit weg, und doch ist Bozen nur acht Kilometer entfernt. Lärchenfassaden und viel Glas ummanteln den Betonkern, für die Böden wurde Porphyr aus dem Bauaushub zurückbehalten, die mit Bienenwachs versiegelten Wände sind aus Lehm und Kalk. Es gibt ein Spa auf Waldbodenebene, und durch die bodenbündige Verglasung blickt man aus den Saunen auf nichts als Natur. Ebenfalls ein Highlight: der 17 Meter lange Infinity-Pool auf der Dachterrasse.

Evelyn von Rebay,, July 2023

Nachhaltigkeit, die einen Schritt weiter geht – das ist das Versprechen hinter dem Saltus. Schon bei der Planung war der Umweltgedanke zentral, die Wahl von Lärchenholz für die Fassade, von Kalk für Böden und Wände war daher naheliegend.... ein Gebäude, das sich als Rahmen für das Kunstwerk Natur versteht und diese mit vielen Maßnahmen schützt: Vom 99 Prozent chemiefrei betriebenen Forest Spa über ermäßigte Zimmerpreise bei Anreise mit der Bahn bis hin zur Nutzung von erneuerbaren Energien, zur Einhaltung kurzer Lieferwege und der Beteiligung an Wiederaufforstungsprojekten., July 2023
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Einzelzimmerfrom210 €
Doppelzimmerfrom365 €
Familienzimmerfrom480 €
Suitefrom680 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Bolzano it takes about 20 minutes to drive to Hotel Saltus (13 km). It takes about 3.5 hours from Milan (289 km), from Venice about 3 hours (278 km), from Innsbruck it takes about 2 hours (134 km), from Zurich about 5 hours (323 km) and from Munich it just under 4 hours (290 km). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

The nearest train station is in Bolzano. From there there is a bus connection to the hotel (bus stop: Jenesien, Oberdorf). The bus stop is right next to the hotel.