As early as the beginning of November, the first flakes fall on the roofs of the high-altitude farms in the Dolomites and, in late winter, the snow is over a metre high.
Staying on a maso Gallo Rosso (Red Rooster) in winter in this area, such as the Grossplonerhof in Luson, is fabulous because of the spectacular views. In addition, having the opportunity to plunge into fresh snow just outside your door allows you to enjoy a range of outdoor activities without the hassle of taking the car. All you have to do is enjoy the magic of winter, contemplate nature and allow yourself the time you need.
A holiday on a maso Gallo Rosso also means spending quality time with your family, having fun and experiencing unforgettable moments.
This way of experiencing a winter holiday can be summed up with the expression “slow winter“, a concept that Gallo Rosso promotes as an alternative to the classic skiing week, in which you often experience a certain amount of stress due to queues at the ski lifts, crowds on the slopes, traffic on the roads and full car parks.
Gallo Rosso slow winter on a farm means exploring the landscape with or without a guide to discover enchanting and hidden places, romantic snowshoeing in the snow or horse-drawn sleigh rides, an experience offered, for example, by the Altmessnerhof farm in Dobbiaco, to admire the snowy nature on board an unusual vehicle.
For children, this means spending entire days outdoors, playing snowballs or sledging and having fun in safety, far from the usual devices, while their parents relax without worrying, perhaps reading a book.
At the end of a busy day, a nice hot bath for the children and something warm to warm the body prepared by the farmers is just what you need: a coffee, mulled wine, tea or a good herbal tea prepared with dried herbs from the farm, beneficial as well as pleasant to the taste.
The Gallo Rosso Pflegerhof in Castelrotto, for example, prepares various herbal blends, herbal teas and other products such as condiments, spice blends, cosmetics and syrups, all made from products from the farm.