Originally it was built as a hotel in the ‘900’s on the spacious high-lying areas on the Alpe Sewij.
For many decades, refuge Grande Halte has played the role of an important and much-frequented stop-over in the climb to Col d’Olen, to Capanna Margherita and to the summits of Monte Rosa.
Over the years the building has been restructured with passion and much of the antique furniture has been conserved along with its alpine history.
Inserted in the Monterosaski piste circuit and 10 minutes from the Pianalunga ski station, it offers a setting suspended between antique and modern, with all the warmth and comfort necessary to spend your holiday in peace and quality both in winter and in summer.
The management pay particular attention to respecting the environment. They use a waste separating system, generate their own energy by means of a micro electrical generator and offer a fantastic menu based on a careful selection of natural, local and biologically produced products. This is noted by Gambero Rosso and Le strade del Gusto.
Homemade bread and pasta made from biological flour from the mill Sobrino la Morra, mountain pasture cheeses, vegetable preserves, spicy honey, a wine cellar to dream of and breakfasts from a thousand and one nights are not only empty words.
The rooms are furnished in wood and are warm and comfortable, with bathrooms, sauna (only in winter) and hot showers. The ski-room has ski boot heaters and slippers for passing guests.
The lounge has a beautiful fireplace that livens up grey days, board games for rainy days, a small, international library and an Internet point. No TV! Only good music!