Country style in the Sarentine Alps
In 1975 Rose and Steppwenter took over the Bad Schörgau and after eleven years became its proud owners. During the first immediate renovations that were supposed to be limited to the 20 rooms, a new gourmet restaurant was added that immediately became a beacon for foodies both near and beyond the Alps, especially those looking for well stocked wine cellars, a rarity at the time. In 2002 a new “Wood Hotel” was built next to the original building, adding 15 more rooms to the structure, on the same occasion the Bad Schörgau reinvented its self as destination for country style baths and even opened a modern SPA. Today the hotel has 25 rooms in modern alpine style while still holding strong ties to the local country traditions of simplicity and design. There are five room categories: the Schorgau which are up to 27sqm large and have wood floors and balconies with views of the fir forests or of the Forcella di Sarentino, the Sarner rooms which have bathtubs placed in a corner with views of the trees and are furnished with traditional hand painted furniture. The Scharten have a more pure design, with antique beds and strong uses of white and green leather, the Badl’s particularity are the large corner bath tubs. The Suites are 63sqm large and some are even spread on two floors, with a comfortable living area and night room. What really is notable at the Bad Schoergau is how original their wellness area is, it has completely integrated the country style baths that date back to the 50’s with the Re-nature SPA a new structure that can count on a rich natural water source with precious minerals, iron and sulfur. Inside the bath guests can enjoy the Kneipp series, the Finnish saunas at 80°, the Brechlsauna at 60° with mountain pine tree vapors and a traditional country style sauna located outdoors heated by wood from the Valle di Serentino forests. There is even an outdoor pool with salt water and no chlorine and original wood barrels for bathing, inside the latter is water that comes directly from the Bad Schörgau spring which is even more special due to its provenance, the Sarentine Alps.