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Costes is the name of our small farm just above the village of Ortisei or Sankt Ulrich in the Val Gardena at an altitude of 1650 metres.
On a clear day, we can enjoy the view of the glaciers of the Ortles-Cevedale mountain range, through our chalet’s glass front in the distance.
On its north side a steep slope rises up, giving our farm its name. Costes means grass or mountain slope in Ladin, the local language.
To the south, a little river runs past the farm and off into the forest, which starts its gradual ascent up toward Seceda (2500m), Cuca, Pic and Sëurasas further east.

Self-sufficient

Ours is a self-sufficient farm with an independent water supply, and live on and run the farm all year round.

We keep some sheep and chicken. We grow potatoes, onions and a selection of herbs – and whatever else will grow at this altitude. In summer we make hay and gather wood in autumn to be well prepared for winter.

Mountainous Still and Spaciousness

The site itself is quite remote. Nothing but sky and mountains; the trees, the slopes, the mountain meadows.
The farm is accessible via a forest path in summer, or in winter by foot (15-20 mins) or skis.
Nonetheless, the village with whatever you might need is just down the road, and to go hiking, mountaineering or skiing you can set off straight from Maso Costes.

 

 

Maso Costes - Ortisei

Maso Costes - Ortisei

Maso Costes - Ortisei

Maso Costes - Ortisei

Maso Costes - Ortisei

 
 
 

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