Agriturismo Chalet Fogajard, Pinzolo, Province of Trento, Italy
Towards the end of the 1950s Amelia and Renzo passed through this area and fell in love with it so completely that they even convinced a farmer to sell them a small plot of land. They started work constructing what was to become a mountain house, or baita, for themselves and their children, who at the time were three: Gianmarco, Monica, and Giovanni. It was no small undertaking considering the lack of a road, water, and electricity but a little at a time, wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow, tractor after tractor, the house started to take shape.
Their fourth child, Silvia, was born in August 1962, when they were laying the first foundation stones.
Over these years the house came to be known as Chalet Fogajard, a name that remains to this day and derives from the area in which it is located: "Fo' Gajard" in the local dialect, "Faggio Gagliardo" [the “hardy beech tree”] in Italian.
In the mid 1960s their last child, Paola, was born.
A private aqueduct was constructed, fed by a natural spring, and during these years Amelia and Renzo even managed to get an electrical supply to Fogajard. This was just a single weak light bulb, which went out every time there was a storm, leaving everyone in candlelight, but considering the location, even this seemed almost miraculous!
At the end of the 1970s, after endless negotiations with the telephone company of the time, Chalet Fogajard was connected to the telephone network. The “house in the woods” became something of a reference point for those who passed their entire summers at Fogajard, from the valley residents with their mountain houses, to the farmers who during those years took their cows up to pasture until autumn, and even the very few adventurous tourists of the time.
In the late 1980s, Paola had the idea of living permanently in the woods at Fogajard. She certainly had taken her time! She was considered crazy, or stubborn, a dreamer, but as we all know, we experience our dreams with considerably more intensity than our waking lives. So with great effort and facing endless problems, that dream became a reality.
Paola, her husband Edoardo and their three children Thomas, Stefano, and Greta lived in the old Chalet until September 2010 when, with great reluctance, they began demolition of the old house in order permit a total eco-building reconstruction of Chalet Fogajard.
Short stay may be surcharged
It is not allowed to consume your own food and drinks at meals except for very serious allergic problem.
To protect the privacy of our Guests, children under 6 years are not are not allowed except by booking all the Chalet.
In some periods only weekly stay accepted.
Pets welcome on request (extra charge 5/10 euro days, depending on size). NOT allowed in the Standard rooms in Swiss Pine
NB: Not all breeds of dogs are accepted.
If it did not specify the race, the Management reserves the right not to accept your booking even at the time of check-in.
Dogs can not be left alone in the room except during breakfast and dinners. Is absolutely forbidden to keep dogs on the beds and/or sofa- Any damage will charged to the dog's owner-
To confirm your booking is requested a Bank Transfer.
Payment: With the booking confirmation we ask you to transfer an advance payment of 30 % within 10 days. If an advance payment is not booked to our account a tacit cancellation of the reservation can consequently be made.
A cancellation of your booking without any charges is possible until 15 days prior to your arrival. In case of delayed announcement of cancellation: 50% of the total stays value apply. In case of No Show we charge the 100% of the total amount.
During high season (Easter time, July and August, the first half of September and all Italian Holiday periods) a cancellation without any charges is possible until 30 days before arrival. In case of delayed announcement of cancellation the 100% will be applied. No show we charged 100% of the amount.
We recommend completing a cancellation insurance.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S WEEK MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE.
For any bookings over Christmas and New Year we request the full payment for the stay 45 days prior to your arrival. If you intend to make a pre-payment we suggest you to favour a Bank Transfer, please note your name for reference. For any payments in the Chalet we accept Euro, EC-Bankomatkarte and credit cards (except American Express).
Different cancellation policy for Christmas and New Year Week, August central weeks and February month: A cancellation of your booking without any charges is not possible. Until 22 days prior to your arrival we charge 50%. In case of delayed announcement less than 21 days 100% of the total stays value apply.
Services & Amenities
Elevator in Building
Suitable for Events
First Aid Kit