The Val Grande hostel, owned by the National Park, is located in the center of the small village of Cicogna (the “capital” of the park, 15 kilometers from the city of Verbania and Lake Maggiore). A special place, the ideal starting point to “enter” the Val Grande and to discover the countless treasures of the unspoiled and wild nature around Cicogna.
We reopened on May 30, after a long process of improving and adapting the structure following the pandemic. Here you can spend your time in complete freedom – like at home – thanks to the fully equipped kitchen, the dining room, the living room, the balconies in all rooms, the outdoor area. The structure is state-of-the-art from an ecological point of view: hot water and electricity are generated by solar panels. There is no mobile signal coverage (and this helps to “disconnect”), but we have a free Wi-Fi service just in case.
If you don’t want to cook, an excellent solution for your meals are the ARCI Club (next to the hostel) and the Corte Merina Farmhouse (10 minutes on foot).
We are not just a place to stay for holidays: if you have spent all your holidays or you also need to work, you can do it in smart … the wi-fi signal covers all indoor and outdoor environments. Why not spend two or three days with us, perhaps during the week, working in a quiet and restful place, and at the same time find time for some excursions in our pristine National Park?
We have a total of 18 places, with different solutions and prices. All guests can use our precious fully equipped kitchen for free, regardless of the solution chosen.
The cheapest proposal is the bed in a room for six people. The bathroom is shared and you must have a sleeping bag. It costs only 17 euros per night per person.
For those who want a little more comfort, we have two types of double rooms:
The shower is always shared.
Children from 0 to 5 years pay nothing, and have a cot available for them. Children from 6 to 12 years pay 12 euros per night in each different accommodation.
We have special proposals for groups, contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are waiting for you in Val Grande …
The Val Grande Hostel, owned by the National Park, is nestled in the center of the small village of Cicogna. We are in the capital of the Park, 15 kilometers from Verbania and Lake Maggiore. It is a special place, an ideal starting point to discover the countless riches of the uncontaminated and wild nature of the Val Grande. With us you can spend your time in complete freedom like at home, thanks to the equipped kitchen, the dining room, the living room, the balconies in all the rooms, the washing machine, the outdoor dehor overlooking the mountains. The structure is at the forefront from an environmental point of view: hot water and electricity are produced thanks to solar panels. The mobile signal does not arrive … and trust us this helps to “unplug” the plug from too much technology that surrounds us.