Tradition and History
Tradition and History
Tradition and History
Tradition and History

Vitalpina Hotel Dosses

The Accommodation Site in Santa Cristina, rich in tradition and the history of Val Gardena

Our establishment, first mentioned in the year 1420 as Hof Doss in Greden” in church registries, has been a family-owned property since its inception. In 1551 Hans von Dosses became the first host at “Hof Doss in Greden“.

Over the course of time, various renovations to and inside the building have changed the appearance of this feel-good hotel accommodation. The present look was achieved after renovation in 1973.

The outbuilding of that time was demolished and substituted with a new structure. Through this intervention, the entire house attained its actual character and the quaint charm of a manor with residential house and attached barn.

At the end of the 1990s, the accommodation site in Santa Cristina, Hotel Dosses, was enlarged through the addition of a wellness area with a sauna landscape and the a whirlpool bath “Aurora”. The beauty zone, body and fitness centre and heated panoramic outdoor swimming pool were added three years ago.  

In 2011, the Hotel Dosses was upgraded through the renovation of the west wing and an enlargement towards the north. Ever since, guests can choose between five different room categories.

In 2016, we rebuilt and embellished the Hotel Dosses – now, it offers even more living comfort for our guests. The Alpina rooms are endowed with precious wooden floors and a large panoramic window, with a marvellous view to the Sassolungo and Sasso Piatto. The wellness oasis has also been enlarged with the addition of a bio-sauna, an ice grotto, a mist shower, and a relaxation area. Finally, a new, spacious buffet area and the traditional living room “Stua Albert” were created.
Upon entering the light-flooded and spacious rooms, you can feel the cosy atmosphere. Most of the rooms have a balcony, each room has a TV with digital satellite and Sky, safe, minibar, sitting area, Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone, bathroom with hairdryer, bidet, bath, and/or a shower.

Vitalpina Hotel Dosses will continue to evolve and be further developed through new and modern touches also in the future. Let us surprise you anew, again and again!

The history of Hotel Dosses in Santa Cristina

Your hotel Dosses in Val Gardena/Gröden boasts a long history and rich tradition. Take a look at our timeline and find out how this hotel in Santa Cristina/St. Christina has become what it is today: a place of pure wellbeing and fine gourmet bliss.

1420HOF DOSS IN GREDEN is mentioned in the church registers of Santa Cristina/St. Christina.
1459MINIG VON DOSS becomes provost at St. Jacob and St. Christeins.
1512DOSSES: The plural form “Dosses” has been adopted as several owners share the farm.
1551HANS VON DOSSES is mentioned as the first host at Dosses and judge at Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein.
1581PRIMUS VON DOSSES is judge at Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein; the emblem of the estate is developed during this time.
1779DOSSESHOF: The Dosses farm becomes an inn; the owner is Pauli Tauber.
1784MARIA TAUBER, daughter of Pauli Tauber, marries Johann Wagmeister.
1813JOHANNA WAGMEISTER, daughter of Johann Wagmeister and Maria Tauber, marries Christian Schenk, Unterfins-Lajen/Laion.
1816JOHANN SCHENK (host at Dosses), son of Johanna Wagmeister and Christian Schenk, is born.
1853ALOIS SCHENK (host at Dosses), son of Johann Schenk, is born.
1888ANTON SCHENK (host at Dosses), son of Alois Schenk, is born.
1925ALBERT SCHENK (hotelier), son of Anton Schenk and Theresia Kerschbaumer, is born.
1973HOTEL DOSSES: Albert Schenk decides to extend the Dosses, transforming the inn into a hotel. These remodelling works give the house, an estate with residential house and built-on barn, its typical character and rustic charm.
2015OSKAR TURINI inherits the hotel by testamentary order from Albert Schenk.
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