We are Riccardo, Cristina, Bianca and Lorenzo, and we came to this place in the forest to begin a simple yet rewarding life, trying to learn from nature. Our home in the deep mountain forest exists in quiet isolation, 1 kilometer from the nearest inhabitants. We offer you an attic apartment hand-renovated by Riccardo and his father. The apartment has a big bed and pull-out couch (both situated under skylights), a living area, kitchenette, private bathroom and a view of the valley.
“Staying at Aran is a unique experience recommended to anyone passionate about nature and mountains. A 30 min walk through the forest up the mountainside leads to a small corner of paradise, immersed in the peace of the forest. My boyfriend and I were really able to relax and find peace here. Riccardo welcomed us personally and ensures we were all settled in and that everything was alright with us at all times. For those who like hiking, a 1,5h path begins from the house to a chapel, with the possibility of stopping at a Belvedere on the way with view on the mountain. Longer hike trails can be reached with the car in 50 minutes at Pian della Mussa, which is the starting point for many mountain trails. Overall a fantastic experience we would gladly repeat. ZERO WASTE STAY A detail rarely found in AirBnB, the lodging is perfectly compatible with a zero waste lifestyle, with even the possibility to buy homemade, natural, zero-waste cosmetics and delicacies if desired.”
We propose an independent stony lodge, which was an old spike forge, built in the traditional style from West Alps. Renovated in a simple way, despite small dimensions, it is provided with all comforts and it’s decorated like the interior of a boat.
“The Cabin was absolutely perfect for our stay. We are a family traveling with myself, my husband and our 7 year old son. We arrived and walked in the cabin and were just immediately in love with the place. Our son played outside everyday in fresh air and mountain views. The cabin is literally surrounded by beautiful mountains and the views are breathtaking. The sky turns pink at sunset and is stunning. It is so quiet and peaceful here and the only thing to hear is the beautiful sound of a church bell in the distance. Lucia is fascinating direct and kind. Lucia is busy with her own life and leaves you to your privacy but is available for anything needed. She is an amazing host. We arrived late and did not make it to the market in time and Lucia provided us tea coffee milk and fresh eggs from the chickens and ducks and fresh garlic. Lucia recommend a place in town for dinner at Il Vecchio Borgo and Fabrizio who owns the place was so kind and the food was amazing. He also invited us to witness a demonstration of nail making in town the way it was done since the 1600s. It was wonderful. Our son played with Fabrizios Daughter and we made instant friends with his family. Also Lucia organized a private dinner in a womans home who was once a chef in Torino who relocated to the area. Carla cooked and served our family an amazing meal prepared and served with care and love that was simply delicious in a candlelit home. She was warm and cheerful , welcoming and attentive. Our meal was simply perfect. The market in town and in the nearby town Pessinetto has great fresh food choices and we loved buying our things here for our stay. This mountain community embraced us with kindness, amazing food and nature and I will never forget our stay here. We feel so very lucky to have found Lucias home. We will return here again and again and again and again. We are leaving feeling restored and our hearts full. One of the gems on this earth.”
At the entrance of the hamlet "Le Villaron" located 2 km after the center of Bessans, at 1750m altitude in the Haute Maurienne, bordering the Vanoise National Park and near the cross-country ski trails. The apartment is on the ground floor of an independent house of traditional stone construction and roof covered with slate.
“Very well located cottage, quiet, the bus stop is very close and you can almost leave the house on skis. Also at the start of summer trails ... Excellent welcome from Hubert, whom I thank for agreeing to rent just for one night in such a short time. See you later !”