Hotel Kabis: Enchanting Dolomite Oasis

Your holiday should be nothing less than a wondrous adventure that expands your senses for the beauty of life. The Kabis has not only guest rooms , a wellness area , and a restaurant but also its own farm . Sigi, the brother of host Konrad , is the...

Your holiday should be nothing less than a wondrous adventure that expands your senses for the beauty of life. The Kabis has not only guest rooms, a wellness area, and a restaurant but also its own farm. Sigi, the brother of host Konrad, is the farmer. Your stay at Hotel Kabis is enriched by its products: for breakfast, you'll enjoy fresh eggs, milk, and dairy products, while other meals feature ingredients sourced from the farm's own garden. Perhaps you'll take the time to pay him a visit. This will not only give you insight into rural life but also allow you to lend a hand.

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Time travel: Learn about the history of the Kabis

Hotel Kabis has a rich history dating back to the early modern age. It hosted many people, including well-known and famous Alpine pioneers . The name “Kabis“ can be traced back to the 16th century . In 1595, the inn was run by a man named Matheis...

Hotel Kabis has a rich history dating back to the early modern age. It hosted many people, including well-known and famous Alpine pioneers.

The name “Kabis“ can be traced back to the 16th century. In 1595, the inn was run by a man named Matheis Kabes, who gave it its name. "Kabes" was the dialect form of the German name Jakobus.

The pioneers of the Kabis are female: A significant number of confident women like Rosina Aichholzer and Anna Speckbacher successfully managed Kabis through challenging times. Anna even had an electricity plant built, benefiting the entire village. In 1906, the hotel received a telephone station and telegram acceptance, becoming a vital institution. Back then, it took over three hours to reach the Villnöss Valley from the Eisack Valley by car, with speeds hardly exceeding 50 km/h.

After World War I Maria Tutzer took over the inn as a daughter of Anna Speckbacher. She continued the legacy of her predecessors. In 1934, the hotel was destroyed by fire but quickly rebuilt. Although the hotel was affected by World War II, it resumed its successful course after the war. In 1964, Anna Messner-Degani took over and lovingly renovated the house to preserve its historic charm.

On April 1st, 2019, the hotel passed into the hands of Konrad and Siegfried, the two nephews of Anna. They continue the tradition and hospitality of Hotel Kabis and also run the farm attached to it, which provides delicious products for the hotel's breakfast and à la carte restaurant. You will surely meet them when you visit Kabis.

Konrad will be happy to give you excursion tips. He knows his homeland well and was also a sport climber, just like his father, his deceased brother Paul and his sons. Therefore, he knows the climbing sites in Villnöss almost as well as the Kabis. Perhaps you too will discover this passion for yourself.

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