Nothing says tranquility like staying at a farmhouse in the mountains. While I've eaten at agritourism farms before, I've never had the pleasure to spend the night in one.
My stay at the farmhouse inn (Agritur) El Mas coincided with my last night through the Dolomites on a trip with other vloggers and fellow bloggers in Trentino. We were hosted by Visit Trentino, Visit Val di Fassa, and Traverse, and staying in Moena was the ideal way to end an already perfect trip.
We arrived at El Mas after spending the morning hiking through the Dolomites, and the afternoon relaxing at QC Terme spa. I remember stepping out of the car at El Mas and feeling so serene. Surrounded by mountains, and looking over Moena, the peace and quiet washed over me.
Our first stop: the animals! It's hard to miss the cute donkeys hanging out in a pen in front of the inn and I can't help but navigate towards animals as soon as I see them. The farm also has cows, Haflinger horses, goats, pigs, donkeys, and hens.
My favorite animal, was, of course, the faithful Saint Bernard dog, Ota. He was bigger than me (bigger than most people, in fact) but so lovable and I loved watching him hang around, order around the donkeys and show us how to relax.
I couldn't believe how spacious my room was! The pictures really don't do it justice. It was the first time during the whole trip that I went to bed early and slept like a baby. I wish I could've taken that mattress home with me!
I also had a small terrace with an awesome view of the mountains, which I thoroughly enjoyed during my morning coffee and farm-to-table breakfast.
There are 8 rooms in total, each special in its own way, decorated with a rustic flair and color scheme. Each room is equipped with a tv, a fancy coffee maker, a microwave, a safe, and a mini-fridge that has fresh milk and homemade jams right from the farm!
The food at El Mas is as farm-to-table as it gets. I loved the restaurant, with its rustic and homey vibes. All the meals are cooked with products from the farm and are absolutely delicious.
Take a walk around the farm while you stay here, and catch a glimpse of the animals on the premises. The farm even runs tours and experiences to make your stay more special. Note: turn on your Google Translate when viewing their website.
The center of Moena is a mere 10-minute walk away. It's a charming place and definitely worth exploring. The farm has bikes if you wish to explore on two-wheels.
The iconic Cimon della Pala peak is about 30 km away, and doable for a day trip while you stay in Moena. The hike from Passo Rolle to Baita G. Segantini is a must.
In the winter, you can go skiing in Pozza di Fassa, a 20-minute drive away or rejuvenate at QC Terme spa.
From the center of Moena, El Mas is a 5-minute drive away, or a 15-minute walk if you're traveling by bus.
If you have a private helicopter (#goals), you can even land on the runway right in front of the farmhouse!
We capped off our last day at the farm with sunrise yoga. I've never done yoga outdoors before and doing so surrounded by Dolomites was quite an experience!
El Mas also has a recreational room if you want to exercise or do yoga. Just talk to them in advance to ensure it's open at the time you want to use it.