The Mansion zum Löwen

The Mansion zum Löwen

a one-of-a-kind historical accommodation in South Tyrol

The Mansion zum Löwen is a window onto the past, transported to the present day thanks to exposed concrete, glass and meticulous care. Our landmarked hotel features 9 exceptional suites, each unique in its own way. Something mysterious awaits you behind each door, every corner tells its own story. The Mansion zum Löwen is an historical accommodation in South Tyrol, looking for guests who are as special as it is. Here you’ll stay in princely Renaissance-style rooms and slumber under centuries-old, ornately carved wooden ceilings. Gothic farmhouse parlours have been transformed in our landmarked hotel into an exceptional home away from home; the former smokehouse has been transformed into a modern oasis of well-being. The Mansion zum Löwen is a building that has been expanded and added on to over several centuries. Centuries of farmers and princes, priests and travellers have left traces here. Might you be next? Join us on a journey of discovery through the ages:

A Gothic Farmhouse

The “Pfisterhaus” has stood on the Burgeis village square for 800 years. When this gothic farmhouse was first built, people in Upper Venosta Valley were still speaking Romansch. Just as they still do in the neighbouring Val Müstair and Lower Engadine (Switzerland). The farmhouse, dating back to the 13th century, is the oldest part of our historical accommodation in South Tyrol. We have brought the Pfisterhaus back to life and transformed its spaces, which are saturated in centuries of history, into a landmarked hotel. The Mansion zum Löwen offers a uniquely relaxing experience. Where else can you take a luxurious bath in a space that long ago was used for smoking meat?

The Princes’ Ballroom

The Mansion zum Löwen’s main building dates to the 15th century. But there is no dancing in this “ballroom” – it plays host instead to a brisk trade in goods. The princely bishops of Chur store their goods here, such as bolts of cloth, and receive their guests. The wooden coffered ceiling, the facade, the decorative paintings and the bricked staircase all reveal that life was good here indeed. And that’s still true today. The architectural team Marx/Ladurner have transformed these historical rooms into exclusive suites.

A Barn with a View

Linear, modern and timeless. The suites in the former barn belonging to the Mansion zum Löwen dazzle visitors thanks to their sophisticated charm. Now guests enjoy deep, comfortable sleep under the roof where the prince’s horses used to rest. Lavish glass facades provide breath-taking views of Venosta Valley’s mountainous landscape.

Lively Centre of Village Life

The Mansion zum Löwen’s ground floor is where the residents of Burgeis/Burgusio come together. The small village café is an inviting place for a chat, a good espresso or a juice freshly squeezed from regional fruit. The “Genuss am Platz” delicatessen draws in passers-by with its South Tyrolean delicacies: Venosta Valley bread, Kaminwurz sausages and hearty bacon, aromatic mountain cheeses, and fine wines and spirits make perfect gifts to take home.