La Stazione dell’Acqua, in Introd Valsavarenche, is located in a strategic position in Aosta Valley. Surrounded by woods and mountains, it is in the conjunction between Valsavaranche and Val di Rhêmes, a few kilometres away from some ski resorts and half hour away from the wonderful La Thuile and Gressoney, to the delight of skiers. However, what really appraises, La Stazione dell’Acqua is the Gran Paradiso National Park, the most ancient and largest of Italy.
Thanks to a hike in the Gran Paradiso National Park, near the Northern border, the owners, Elena and Marco, bumped into an edifice built in 1923 at the same time of the institution of the National Park, once inhabited by the keepers of a small lagoon, which still exists. Immediately “the intuition that it could become a place to rest our soul, to share, kicked off in an instant”, they say. The background is truly unique, a jewel of Valsavarenche in Aosta Valley. “A place that fully satisfies the desire to escape from noise, from the information circus, from the too bright lights and from the crowd, to rediscover, in La Stazione dell’Acqua, perfumes and sounds of nature, to dedicate time to good reading, pleasant conversations and decent yet intense meetings.” The name itself encloses these objectives: ““Station”, because we thought it as a place of breaks and meetings, and “Water” due to its connection to the surroundings: we are right between the waters “entre-eaux” of Introd.”
La Stazione dell’Acqua, wisely restored by Luca, is a brickwork two-stories building, with stone corners and a sloping roof, adorned with long wooden balconies. The common area in the ground floor opens to the surrounding nature and mountains through wide glass walls. The colours of its six rooms remind of the colours of the woods, with grey and green shades, and wooden planks as flooring that match well with the in-sight stones and bricks. Each room is provided with access to the balcony, furnished in a traditional way, with some antiques that enhance the ambiences. Elena takes care with pleasure of the preparation of appetizing dinners served in the dining room, enlightened by the fireplace. During the summer, it is the Marco’s turn to prepare succulent grilled meat , which is a clear invitation to relax in the garden. The relaxing area and the sauna with chrome therapy are ideal at the end of a day spent around the mountains and the woods of Valsavarenche, in Aosta Valley.