Look with fresh light on nature. See and enjoy again a remembered outdoor pleasure. Get close to nature for one rich hour, day or week. Live as though you own the earth or sun and flowers.
Come and visit us here where time has a slower pace, where the passing hours are a long pause for reflection. Discover natural beauty wherever you go. Take advantage of our comforts all dedicated to your well being.
It is possible to rent one of our charming rooms or the entire house.
“Il Rifugio Stellato” is situated within the National Park of “Appennino Lucano” and more specifically near the village of Sasso di Castalda (Potenza). It is surrounded by mountains, forests, vast green fields and it is located in an uncontaminated environment.
In fact, the entire area is protected and safeguarded. Each visitor can still listen to the sounds of nature, “sniff at” its scents and immerse himself/herself in a world of peace and tranquillity.
If you visit us, you will meet our special neighbours: Mrs. Milkie and Mr. Lamb; Mrs. Owl and Mr. Hawkeye; Mrs. Crow and Mr. Dormouse.
Of course, they are not alone. On the contrary they are accompanied by a huge variety of other animals and plants that are an integral part of the rich flora and fauna that exist in the area.
The house is surrounded by a big garden full of oaks, chestnut trees, fruit trees, lots of relaxing spaces and children areas.
It has three bedrooms and each one has its own private bathroom. Each room has a different colour that recalls those you can see from our porch during night and day and they are dedicated to our closest animals.
In each room there is everything useful for a pleasant stay (TV, desk, wardrobe, etc.).
There is also a common area for all guests which is represented by the entrance/living room. Here we serve breakfast in winter or in case of bad weather while, in summer, our guests can eat outside, in the garden.
In the living room there is a magnificent fireplace that, besides heating the room, it has also the task to enchant our brave travellers that can spend their time reading some of the books we have or, mostly in the case of young, play with our games.
The decision to open our house to other people has been inspired by the desire to let those who love nature and environment enjoy a beautiful place like the one we have and to share it.
Our house is, therefore, open to everybody including pets (dogs, cats, rabbits). They can use of the big green areas in front of the house and go for long walks with their human friends.
However, in order to protect other visitors, it is necessary to respect the hygienic rules established in the house and for this reason, pets can not enter into bathrooms and into the kitchen and they can get on the bed only if it is covered with a specific towel.
Small pets can stay with the owners at night, while for big dogs or those who are particularly exuberant and talkative there is a reserved area, outside the house .
However, it is necessary that the hygienic rules laid down in the house must be respected and for this reason, they can not get on the bed or access to bathrooms or to the kitchen. Moreover, while small animals may stay with the owners at night, to the big ones it is reserved a special area, outside the house.
Concerning our “human” guests, they have free access, as well as to their rooms, to the common area of the living room and to the big garden in front of the house (9000 square meters of land).
Moreover, in summer, they can also benefit from the "solarium" area where there is a small outdoor pool with deck chairs. The four-legged friends can accompany their human friends in this area but without having access to the pool.
Visitors can benefit from other services in room price:
1. Italian breakfast with homemade cakes and typical products;
2. Clean linen;
3. Daily cleaning;
4. Car / motorcycle parking;
6. “Solarium” Area;
7. Access to the pool (Each year from 1st June to 31st September);
Our visitors can also take profit of a series of other services not included in the room prize:
1. Access to small and medium size pets (3.00 euro per day);
2. Access to big size pets (5.00 € per day);
3. Supply of bowls and food for the 4-legged friends (to be defined according to the request);
4. In case of necessity, it is possible to contact our veterinarian;
6. Horseback riding;
7. Excursions by bikes (to be booked in advance, before the arrival);
8. Bike Rental;
9. Lessons of archery;
10. Beauty treatments;
11. Laundry and ironing service (5.00 euro)
12. Shuttle service;
13. Guided Tours.
NOTE: The kitchen will not be usable from 01st May 2015 to 1st August 2015.
Guests must respect the common rules of coexistence and of respect of other people and nature. For this reason, it is strictly forbidden to throw any waste (paper, plastic, food, etc.) in the garden in front of the house or in any other area of the estate, including the stream that runs along the property.
For each type of waste it is necessary to use the appropriate dustbin.
Moreover, for any reason, lighted or extinguished cigarette butts should be thrown on the ground and in the name of a greater respect for the environment and of the saving of a so precious source as the water, we exhort our guests to avoid unnecessary wasting.
- Pets allowed
- Pets live here
- Free parking
- Servizi Base (asciug/lenz