Waltensburg/Vuorz, Canton of Grisons, Switzerland

After a winding journey through the magnificent mountains of the Surselva in the north-west of Graubünden, the Hotel Ucliva seems to look a little impishly at the arriving visitors like a friendly being, to say with a wink, beautiful, are you finally here, I already have waited a long time for you And as soon as you get out, you find yourself in a natural, well-kept environment. Either with crunching snow and steaming breath or surrounded by bright geraniums, colorful butterflies and accompanied by the unmistakable whistle of the Milanese circling in the sky.

When you enter the Hotel Uclivas, a pleasant feeling spreads and you can feel the simplicity of the hotel, which was founded in 1983 as the first eco-hotel in Switzerland and thus became a pioneer. The hotel is owned by Corporaziun Ucliva with around 900 members. The basic ecological idea has been consistently continued since the beginning. Local, regional, seasonal and organic products come fresh to the plate at Ucliva.

The hotel was extensively renovated in 2010 using natural building materials. The views from the generously designed and bright rooms promise mountains, forest and lots of sky. They are comfortably furnished, with lots of wood, but still kept simple. And deliberately do without TV and radio. There are countless books, magazines and a number of family and board games available in the in-house library.

The Ucliva is a cultural and seminar hotel at the same time and offers a unique cultural program of readings, lectures, exhibitions and concerts in the Surselva. It is also a cooperation partner for all cultural events in the region.

Being consciously offline, the closeness to nature and hospitality are very important here and yet one feels in no way impaired in their freedom. On the contrary. In Ucliva, slowing down is easy, be it with a book and a cup of tea from the Puschlav or in the fresh air on the ski slope, which is a stone's throw from the hotel.

Families are just as welcome as art lovers, bookworms and older generations.

We also featured this accommodation on our blog at Five places for sauna enthusiasts and Five places for winter sports.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom100 €
Double roomfrom120 €
Family roomfrom195 €
Suitefrom215 €


FoodThe breakfast buffet with homemade jams, freshly baked bread in all variations, organic eggs and honey is a pleasure! The housewives, farmers from the village or neighboring village bring what is ripe in their garden. Freshly harvested, it is served in the Ucliva kitchen and in the evening on the guests' plates. Most of the local suppliers are organic farmers. Don't miss: Pizzoccheri Gran Alpin (mountain grain from Graubünden / Surselva) and Capuns, another specialty from Graubünden. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly important. A vegan week (including cooking class, seminar, etc.) will be offered in May 2020.

EnvironmentSustainability, ecology and regionality are very important at Ucliva. It works with pellet heating, solar panels and heat recovery and the kitchen waste goes to the biogas plant in Cazis.

Well-BeingThere are relaxation areas, a very extensive library with many regional titles and authors and a sauna (please reserve). Massages can be booked individually in the village. The reception will be happy to help.


  • Switzerland's first certified eco hotel: local, regional and authentic
  • Fresh food from regional suppliers and producers
  • Wide, colorful and diverse range of courses and seminars (yoga, meditation, mindfulness, forest bathing, setting-up weekends, fresco courses, painting courses and much more).
  • The cultural program with readings, lectures and concerts is unique in the Surselva. Every last Thursday of the month is considered a "jour fixe" for readings and lectures
  • Deliberately avoiding televisions and other electronic media in the rooms helps to slow down.
  • Perfect location for winter and summer sports in one of the canton's most beautiful natural regions: skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, mountain tours, mountain biking and hiking
  • In the in-house library you can discover many authors who have a connection to Surselva and or Graubünden
  • Well suited for seminars, workshops and other events
  • Easily accessible by public transport; Thanks to the SBB service "luggage special", it is also very convenient

Hotel22 roomsRestaurantChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessno Poolno pets


  • Restaurant with local dishes
  • Terrace with a view of the mountain panorama
  • Most of the rooms have their own balcony
  • Well-stocked library
  • Large divisible seminar room with panoramic views and balcony
  • Large playroom in the attic
  • Wellness area with modern thermal sauna, steam bath and Finnish sauna
  • Massages can be booked in the village
  • An e-bike charging station and two e-bikes are available
  • Several outdoor and indoor pools in the area

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom100 €
Double roomfrom120 €
Family roomfrom195 €
Suitefrom215 €

Location + Directions

By car

Waltensburg can be reached by car from Chur in about 45 minutes (41 km). From Zurich you need just under 2 hours, from Bern it is a good 3 hours (282 km), from Munich you drive almost 4 hours (317 km), also from Stuttgart (344 km) and from Innsbruck you are a good 3 Hours en route (317 km). The exact address can be found on the hotel website.

With public transport

Hotel Ucliva is easily accessible by public transport. The bus stop is 100 meters from the hotel. The closest train station is in Ilanz. From there the Postbus runs to Waltensburg. The journey takes about 20 minutes. It takes around one hour by train and bus from Chur.