In the Heart of the Dolomites, the Gardeccia Hut will give you emotions and colours

Gardeccia Hut: a passion for the mountains. Nestled among the impressive peaks of the Catinaccio Group, the Gardeccia Hut has 43 beds in 20 rooms. The rooms reflect the simple alpine style typical of Val di Fassa and offer a comfortable stay for those who want to spend unforgettable days at high altitudes.

Gardeccia Hut: a passion for the mountains and the cuisine. Mario delights visitors with delicacies of local tradition. Each dish can be accompanied by a selection of craft beers or a refined glass of Trentino wine, recommended with skill by Marco.

On sunny days, the surrounding area turns into a hiking paradise, with a wide choice of walks, via ferrata and climbing routes suitable for all levels of expertise. For the kids, grass, the woods, and a crystalline stream offer the ideal setting to play safely.

When it is rainy or snowy, a well-stocked library invites guests to spend time in the hut, reading books telling stories of alpine adventures. However, even the bad weather cannot blur the beauty of the mountains: its majesty is fascinating even in the rain or snow.

Whether it’s sunny or cloudy, the mountain hut is a cozy and charming place, ready to offer a safe and warm environment to the guests.

The Gardeccia Hut in time

Our History

At the end of the 19th century, the first tourists began to flock to the picturesque basin of Gardeccia. While haymaking and grazing animals, Bepo de Medil and his father, Giuseppe Desilvestro, had the intuition to open a small shelter.

In 1902, the construction of the shelter began, arousing immediate interest among visitors. It offered shelter and hospitality to those who dared to explore and admire the wonders of the surrounding area.

The hut hosted famous people, including King Albert I of Belgium and the legendary Devil of the Dolomites, Tita Piaz. From Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom, tourists fascinated by the regional natural beauty began to visit Gardeccia bringing home unforgettable memories that fostered enthusiasm in those who listened to their stories.


Passion... not work

The management of the mountain hut was then taken over by Adolfo Desilvestro, also known as Doro, the younger son of Bepo de Medil. Doro worked tirelessly with love and dedication to expand and renovate the refuge inherited from his father. He was supported by his wife Maria, who took care of the kitchen for almost fifty years with her culinary passion, delighting thousands of tourists.

Doro and Maria had six children: Beppino, Ida, Marco, Lucia, Mario and Giovanna. They all contributed to the management of the refuge until 2009.

Since then, Marco and Mario have continued to manage the refuge with the same passion and dedication as their predecessors, maintaining a family bond that has lasted for over a century. The refuge’s long tradition of hospitality and love for the mountains has created a rich history and a warm family atmosphere. We welcome our guests with the same passion and love that has defined our centenary history.

Gardeccia Hut: a passion for the mountains