A splendid week with the "Dream team" - Mick, Caroline and Cameron and a lovely bunch of fellow walkers adding lively conversation and much laughter, we could not have asked for more. Not forgetting Gustavo, the beautiful scenery, flora and fauna, perfect weather and fantastic cuisine!
A big thank you to all concerned, Rosie and Alistair, Shropshire.
Eastfield Lodge is a hidden gem, which should not be a secret. We were made welcome from the moment we arrived and were entertained through our stay. Penny is a leader and makes sure every one of her charges is comfortable with the walks at all times. Henry and his team kept us watered and fed each day at the highest quality and quantity. Generosity, kindness, politeness are qualities in abundance at Eastfiled lodge. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Thanks for a great holiday and especially to Max, Henry, Emily and Clare - not forgetting the organiser, Tom!
This is the second winter holiday I have booked at the Chalet Haus Valentin and both have been very enjoyable. The staff are very well trained, personable and put the client first. I was nervous about taking up skiing again, after a long time, but so glad I did. Jane and Sonny were particularly supportive, but all of them were great. I would definitely book another winter holiday with you - I love the Dolomites and Italy.
As an older skier, who had not skied for a long time (and with knee injuries) I was delighted that you provided two groups, so I could enjoy being back on skiis and skiing at a level I felt confident about. I did have a private lesson before I joined the group on the first day, which gave me confidence, as the instructor said I was a good skier. I was pleased about the small group (of three) or even of one, if the others had not joined me. I found the Spring skiing was fine, as we skiied from early in the morning and stopped early afternoon, when the snow got heavy. I happily skied the Sella Ronda, with Jack as guide and two other guests, so I was very pleased with the progress I made. I skied five out of the six days.
It was recommended my a friend, so I tried snow shoeing on my first trip with you in Spring 2014. But I did ski for the final two days then. I intended to ski the following year, but had an operation on my left knee. As I wanted to try again, I decided to book this year (2017) and was so glad I did. I love the Dolomites and the skiing is very good, even so late in the season.
Only my thanks to all the staff at Chalet Haus Valentin for making my week such a success. I am back on my skis again!
The lack of snow meant we could do some walks in the north that I hadn't done before - Longiaru Valley, Maureberg Summit and Wengen Wanderweg and these really made the week. The Collett's staff were, as always, friendly, warm, helpful and really really nice young people, a delight to meet. The Wengen Wanderweg day will stay with me for a very long time - a super walk and Sam and Charlie were helpful and informative. Sam suggested an alternative way up through the trees which was delightful and their happy banter and gentle teasing made it feel as if we were going for a walk with friends of long standing, Charlie's attention to flower identification was impressive and Sam's interpersonal skills will stand him in very good stead for his future career.
The refurbished room (13) was lovely, really quiet for a poor sleeper, fabulous dual aspect views and spectacular skyscapes from the ensuite velux window! However not keen on polyester bedlinen - I wasn't the only one who found it hot and in winter too.
Thank you for providing gluten free food - Reiner provide some lovely ford for me and that was a great help.