Hotel & Restaurant Plunhof (Ridnaun, Italy)

The Place

Hotel Plunhof is a family oriented hotel, beautifully situated in the Ridnaun village in the South Tirol’s picturesque Three Valleys region. Encircled by the three peaks of the Stubai Alps, the climate has a mild, Mediterranean character. Hotel Plunhof offers time-honoured hospitality from three generations of the Volgger family.

Once you step into hotel Plunhof you will feel the charming Italian-Tyrolian atmosphere. The hotel was founded as a farmhouse in 1979. It was extended several times, upgrading the farmhouse into a true hospitality paradise. Paula Volgger, the ‘la mama’ of the family, works together with her eight siblings to ensure that your holidays are an unforgettable experience.

During summer, Plunhof is the perfect centre for hiking, mountain biking and various Alpine tours. During winter, you will enjoy cross-country skiing, Nordic Walking, biathlon or downhill skiing. Cooking lessons and wine tastings are also offered throughout the year.

The rooms & design

The intimate and friendly atmosphere is certainly unique and complemented by the very comfortable rooms. The hotel has 67 rooms & suites, which are all named after Volgger family members & grandchildren.

The rooms have a traditional Alpine design with carpeted or parquet floors and wooden furniture. They all offer balconies with views of the surrounding mountains. The spacious rooms with local wood and natural materials invite to relax in a comfortable, homely atmosphere.


Head Chefs Peter & Egon Volgger serve a gourmet cuisine with Tirolean, Italian & Mediterranean influences. The Hotel restaurant has four wood-panelled Stuben and family-friendly hospitality is key in Plunhof’s culinary experience. On the choice menu you will find fully flavoured dishes with respect for the main product like veal steak with a charcoal crust served with a mushroom and potato dumpling and seasonal vegetables. Two times a week the Volgger family sets up a big buffet in the lobby for all guests like dessert buffets, seafood buffets or appetizer buffets. When the weather permits, a mountain barbecue is organized.

Wine lovers can enjoy a visit to the Bacchus wine cellar with over 600 references.

Guests that opt for a fascinating ‘krautewanderung’, a herb foraging tour, will be offered to stop at the 400 year old farmhouse that also belongs to the family. Paula Volgger still keeps the history alive by serving in this unique old house dishes like original ‘gerstensuppe’ and Tirolean ‘blattln mit sauerkraut’.

The Spa

The stunning 2250 sqm Spa Minera with indoor and outdoor swimming pools offers wellness above and below the surface. The award winning Spa was built in 2014 and has a design in ‘mine’ themes.

Master stonemasons, steeped in the craft traditions of the Alto Adige region, have expertly crafted ancient stones from the excavation. The Kneipp baths, and the water and ice fountains, too, are in local stone. For the steam bath and the saline pool, local craftsmen used silver quartzite, a stone found only in the Alto Adige region.

The wellness part is adorned by local gneiss, a mineral rock with distinctive silvery reflections. For your comfort a series of relaxation lounges are stylishly furnished. With the exclusive spa treatments, you can immerse yourself in a world of balance and harmony

The Belgian Taste Buds Experience

The Plunhof hotel is a remarkable property in the South-Tyrolean Alps of Italy. The spa and health area is one of the biggest and best of the region and a perfect addition to your winter or summer sports holiday. Beautifully nestled in the Ridnaun village in the Three Valleys region, Plunhof combines luxury, nature and serenity in harmony.

Hotel Plunhof
Obere Gasse 7
39040 Ridanna – Racines
+39 0472 65 62 47

Tirol is easily accessible by plane or train, but the best way to explore the region is by car. The roads are in great condition and the surroundings are stunning. We hit the roads with a Forester 2.0i CVT Premium that Subaru lent us exclusively for this trip. A great and spacious 4×4 and a perfect choice for your winter or summer family holidays.

Thanks to options such as the Driver assist technology, which helps to automatically maintain distance from other cars, and the Vehicle Dynamics Control System, which detects strange behaviour from surrounding drivers, our trip became safer, easier and more comfortable.  

Pictures in this article were made with the Fujifilm X-T2 Camera, our favourite compact, lightweight and robust camera with endless creative possibilities. Used lenses: XF 35mm 1.4 R for food shots, and XF 10-24 mm F4 R OIS for interior and outdoor pictures.

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