Wellness meets adventure in the new zen-channeling Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti, just outside the northern Italian town of Pinzolo. Spruce forests and sheer Dolomite spires form the backdrop for the retreat, a sanctuary in the wild with an emphasis on healthy living, from its restaurants to its four-level spa. One of the largest in the Alps, the spa includes three thermal pools, a family sauna and nine adults-only saunas, and traditional and alternative therapies.
At Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti, guests can ride mountain bikes and hike among waterfalls and alpine lakes from late spring through fall, then carve down nearby Madonna di Campiglio ski area’s 93 miles of runs once the winter snows arrive. Panorama windows, natural fabrics, and warm wood and stone finishes lend a cozy mountain vibe to 110 guest rooms and residences, each with a fireplace. Of special note: the 1,076-square-foot Exclusive Spa Suites, which come with wide, valley-facing balconies and private whirlpools and saunas. Two restaurants – one exclusively organic – focus on seasonal, regional cuisine. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily, one dinner for two, and a 50-minute massage for two.