In Alpago, an enchanted B&B located in the center of a magnificent green valley of unspoiled nature, at the gates of the Dolomites, between Lake Santa Croce and Cansiglio, the Doges' Forest.
Once upon a time, there was an old stable in which Meri and Samuel, linked by a passion for wine and good food, come across by chance during a trip to Alpago, being fascinated by the romantic beauty of its stone walls and by the green and sunny valley that surrounds it.
Right here, they decide to give life to their dream of hospitality, and in 2021, after a long conservative restoration, together with their daughters, Nina and Anita, B&B Casagrande was born, from the surname of their family.
Ours is a house with an ancient flavor and an eye to the future where you can experience the spiritual and cultural essence of Alpago.
(Meri & Samuel)
B&B Casagrande is a charming residence based on a totally sustainable philosophy, from the materials used, such as ancient woods and natural lime, to the heating and air conditioning systems, up to the decor, the result of a great research based on pre-loved objects of the territory.
There are many features that have been conserved from the old stable: like the characteristic sloping roof, the stone walls and an evocative wooden column that makes a fine show in the entrance, while its manger has been transformed into a shelf, the old beams into beds, and the ladder has been used to decorate the ceiling of the breakfast room.
There are three rooms, each with independent entrance: Renato, dedicated to Meri’s father, that pays homage to his passion for traveling by displaying old trunks and suitcases; Lago, with a view on the Lake Santa Croce, and Bosco which overlooks the mountains, a few steps away from laburnums and hazelnuts.
By living our house, you will gradually realize that every object, every perfume, every sound tells a piece of us and of the history of this magnificent territory.
(Meri & Samuel)
The leitmotif of every room is the shades of silk gray and blue and the many salvaged objects that bring with them a piece of history such as the tables in the rooms, from the early 1800s, which come from the tavern where Samuel used to work, or the doors, recovered from the hotel that Meri’s family managed in Pellegai.
The breakfast experience is priceless, served on the long wooden table or under the pergola in the summer garden, based on freshly baked cakes, yogurt and milk from the Cansiglio Dairy Center, and delicious homemade jams. The highlight is the bread prepared by Samuel and baked in the cocotte, served still lukewarm. The secrets of the art of baking are, in fact, the protagonists of the successful cooking classes regularly held at B&B Casagrande.
Ancient artisanal arts are also the protagonists of the many workshops that Meri and Samuel organize at the B&B (like how to decorate with clay, to make weave garlands or wire baskets) of which you can find news on the social pages of the structure.
The B&B is located in an ideal position to discover one of the most beautiful unspoiled territories of Veneto, the Alpago, famous not only for the suggestive views but also for its gastronomic products such as the Alpago lamb, the cured meats and Alpago Mame, a tasty variety of beans.
In fact, there are many activities that you can book as soon as you arrive, such an aperitif delivered in your room, the picnic basket to take to the mountains, or the beautiful sauna with a panoramic view, built by Samuel in fragrant pinewood, perfect cuddle after a day spent between nature and sport.
In addition to being an ideal spot for lovers of paragliding, hiking and water sports practiced at the nearby Lake Santa Croce, Alpago is also a gourmet destination thanks to the famous starred restaurants in the area, from the Locanda San Lorenzo to Dolada, and the many farmhouses that offer typical cuisine and that Meri and Samuel will be able to advise you on.
And if the photos haven’t already convinced you, a weekend at B&B Casagrande to discover one of the few, true, unspoiled areas of Northern Italy is truly an unforgettable experience.
When the B&B was still used as a stable, its “last” guest was a bull, famous throughout the valley because all the cows passed through here for the mount that took place on the meadows in front of it.