The history of our South Tyrolean boutique hotel on the Resia Pass

Once upon a time...

... in a land in San Valentino alla Muta. This is how the story of our boutique hotel in South Tyrol begins. Here, near Lake Resia with its submerged bell tower, tourism experienced its first period of splendour at the beginning of the 20th century. But you can see for yourself what all this has to do with Villa Waldkönigin. Here is our story.


The railway line between Merano and Malles opens and tourism flourishes in Alta Val Venosta. The Jörger family of Merano merchants also wants a holiday home in the countryside. Alois Jörger buys land in San Valentino alla Muta and begins to build a villa.


Construction is completed at the end of the year. Villa Jörger shines in Art Nouveau style with a stepped gable, various tower shapes and a two-story loggia with red marble columns and decorated wooden posts. A large park and a well for the supply of fresh water were also part of the property.


The Jörger family had little luck with the villa. Alois Jörger died a few years after its construction; not long after, the building was mortgaged and finally rented to the Honeck family from Merano. From 1925 to 1938, tenants operated the facility as a guesthouse with twenty-five beds.


Villa Jörger and the surrounding land were sold to the brothers Johann and Notburga Eberhart, wealthy farmers from San Valentino. The price at the time amounted to 93,000 lire or, to put it another way, forty-five cows.


The accommodation was transferred to the Punt - Licata family, who have since run the house under the name Villa Waldkönigin.


During the extensive renovation works, new rooms were created and the spaces of the wellness area and restaurant of the new building were reorganized.


The stone pine rooms and the Villa Comfort rooms in the main building were renovated.

Unique architecture on Lake Muta
A symbiosis between
Art Nouveau and modernity

Towers, gables, stone walls: today, the main building of Villa Waldkönigin is a historical monument and houses completely renovated rooms and suites with bay windows and contemporary comforts. In order to preserve the character of the past, the restaurant, the wellness area and other spaces are located in a contemporary annex, whose glass façade reflects the ancient villa.