Surrounded by the soaring Dolomites; this is a heavenly place for lovers of the great outdoors. You can eat breakfast, nip through the garden gate and be on the slopes (or rambling in season) in minutes. The Bortolotti’s built the chalet in the 1990s using local artisans so you get a proper chunky log cabin and tons of space for groups or families. Inside it’s a delightful mix of warm colours, elegant handcrafted furniture, big exposed beams and fascinating treasures brought back from the owners’ travels. You walk straight into a large living/dining space with walls clad in antique reclaimed wood; there’s a squishy sofa in front of the open fire, plenty of books, interesting furniture, funky rugs and soft lighting – fabulous views set the scene. And kids will love hanging out on the mezzanine. Beyond here is a good-sized kitchen and four serene bedrooms, all with views and more exposed beams; be wowed by the ornately carved bed in the master bedroom which shares a balcony with the other double. The area is steeped in history: visit a 16th-century sawmill, gawp at Otzi the Iceman, immerse yourself in stunning scenery.