Retreat to Forestis, Dolomites

Words by
Sphere Editors

17th October 2023

Forestis, high in the Dolomites of Italy, is a back-to-nature adults-only refuge fusing foraged cuisine with neo-pagan treatments and breathtaking hikes. It has opened a new lodge in the heart of the Plose mountains, offering pine-clad dwellings in a bosky setting.

For many people, the end of a busy summer marks the need for rest and rejuvination and escape from the normal routine. Forestis, a sustainable five-star luxury retreat within the South Tyrolean Alps is certainly a peaceful place to step back to.

Forestis Dolomites - Penthouse pool
The view from the Forestic penthouse pool

Every single detail of this tranquil spot is created with CO2 neutrality in mind, from the delicate cuisine served to the 100% natural spa products and their zero-plastic policy. The building is heated with its own innovative plant and wood heating system, contributing to the retreat's label as 100% renewable energy powered.

Forestis Dolomites - Sauna
Inside the sauna at Forestis

Each of the 62 luxury suites are minimalist and airy. With bright morning light flooding in through windows framing the phenomenal panoramic views of the Dolomites. The Forestis Spa, with water sourced and recycled within it from the Prose Mountain, is a space for regeneration offering healing treatments inspired by the forest’s trees. As well as silent rooms, saunas and a pool made from dolomite rock.

Forestis Dolomites - Forest Cuisine
A dish of forest cuisine by Executive Chef, Roland Lamprecht

The dishes of the Forestis restaurant are from the creative mind of Executive Chef, Roland Lamprecht and shaped by blending locally-foraged ingredients with the art of modern cooking.

Experience ‘the art of simplicity’ this autumn at Forestis, whisking you away to a land of pine-blanketed mountains and guilt-free luxury. Allowing you to regain peace and reset both your mind and body.

Book a room from £626 per night at