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Whether you are planning your wedding, honeymoon or simply an epic adventure trip in the mountains, finding the perfect place to stay can make your trip that extra bit special. I’ve compiled a list of the best Airbnbs in the Dolomites, arranged by area, so that you can stay close to all the places you want to visit.

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Deciding Where To Stay In The Dolomites

Mountain lake with reflection of mountains in the Dolomites in Italy

The Dolomites are an area of the Italian Alps in the northeast of Italy that border Austria. While the area may look pretty small on a map, might be surprised at how long it can take to drive between locations. While the roads are generally in great condition, you’ll either find yourselves driving over winding mountain passes, or having to drive the “long way around” out of one valley and around to get to the next one. Add in the many photo stops you’ll want to take, getting stuck behind other people wanting to take photos and the inevitable farmer in a tractor and you’ll wish you hadn’t planned to drive so much during your stay.

The best solution? Break your trip into a few nights in different locations and stay in a few different hotels, mountain huts or Airbnbs in the Dolomites. Plan to stay closer to home on those days rather than spending 2-3 hours each day in the car.

If your time in the Dolomites is limited, he main areas I recommend visiting are:

  • Alta Badia
  • Val Gardena
  • Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Braies / Dobbiaco / Sesto

Why do many places in the Dolomites have multiple names?

The area of the Dolomites known as South Tyrol was at one point a part of Austria. Even though it’s now Italian, it’s actually autonomous. It’s also trilingual in many areas, where the locals speak German, Italian and the local dialect Ladin. However once you cross into the Trentino area, it becomes almost purely Italian speaking. That means in some areas you’ll find places have up to three different names, so it can get a bit confusing. But don’t worry. You probably haven’t got lost 😉

Best Dolomites Airbnbs in Alta Badia

Corvara in Alta Badia

Alta Badia is one of my favourite areas for being surrounded by absolutely stunning views in every direction. Stay in Alta Badia if you’re looking to visit any of the following places:

  • Alta Badia Ski & Hiking Area
  • Pisciadù via ferrata
  • Piz Boè summit hike
  • Drive the Valparola Pass to the Falzarego Pass
  • Gardena Pass
  • Lagazuoi Cable Car

Luxury Design Chalet – La Villa

A stylish chalet with beautiful design elements in the stunning area of La Villa in the Alta Badia. Close to the ski slopes, mountain lifts and hiking trails.

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Romantic Chalet Suite 84 – La Villa

wooden airbnb cabin in the Dolomites

Romantic “Dolomiti Chalet Suite 84” is a cute wooden cabin in just on the edge of the village of La Villa. Not only are the views magical, but the two family alpacas that live in the garden next door are a hit with the guests as well.

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Chalet Rönn Luxury Apartment – Colfosco

Stay in luxury in the new apartment in Chalet Rönn in Colfosco. The brand new basement apartment is 300 m from the ski slopes, near the Sella, Sassongher and 2 km from the town center. You also have the possibility to use the spa of the chalet or the adjacent Hotel Kolfuschgerhof (for an additional fee). You can book massages, order fresh bread every day and book a table at the Col Pradat mountain refuge which is owned by the same family!

If you’re looking for somewhere for the whole family to stay for your private elopement ceremony, you can also book the entire chalet.

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Best Airbnbs In Val Gardena

Planning a wedding in the alps - image of a bride and groom in front of a wooden mountain hut in the Italian Alps by Wild Connections Photography

Over the Gardena mountain pass from Alta Badia is Val Gardena, another stunning area with so much to see and do in summer and winter. It’s got world-class skiing, adrenaline-inducing climbing and endless picture-perfect spots for photographers. Stay in or around Val Gardena if you’re looking to visit any of the following places:

  • Val Gardena Ski & Hiking Area
  • Seceda
  • Sassolungo 
  • The Sella Group & Sella Pass
  • Alpe di Siusi / Seiser Alm
  • Hike in the Puez-Odle mountains

Chalet White Heart in Selva di Val Gardena

The height of luxury for small groups in the heart of Val Gardena, Chalet White Heart has that classic ski chalet feel with elegance and warmth combined with rustic charm.

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Prataiola Villa, Castle Fishburg near St Christina

If you’re looking for something a bit different, Prataiola Villa sits in the grounds of an old castle near the villages of Selva and St Christina.

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145 – Private Chalet with Panoramic View

If you dream is to really escape into the Dolomites, then this Airbnb chalet in Santa Cristina might be just what you were looking for. It’s a bit out of the town, which means you get your very own slice of nature. But just 2 minutes in the car and you’re back in town.

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Best Airbnbs Around Cortina D’Ampezzo

Cortina d’Ampezzo is a iconic winter destination for winter sports fans in the Dolomites, hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics, and due to co-host the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympic games with Milan. It’s also the perfect place to base yourself in the summertime for many of the most popular hikes in the Dolomites. Stay in and around Cortina d’Ampezzo if you’re looking to add any of these places to your travel itinerary:

  • Cortina d’Ampezzo Ski Area
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo
  • Hike to Lago di Sorapis 
  • Cinque Torri & Passo Falzarego
  • Croda da Lago Hike

“I Larici” in Cortina d’Ampezzo

The apartment “I Larici” in Cortina d’Ampezzo is designed to bring the incredible views of outside into the apartment, so you can enjoy them throughout your stay.

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Chalet Ronco in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Chalet ronco in the Dolomites on Airbnb

Chalet Ronco has a real old-school Tyrolean feel to it, with it’s wooden parlour-style rooms. It’s definitely got character and will make a memorable base for your adventures in the area.

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Cortina Lodge

Cortina Lodge Airbnb

A rustic ski lodge chalet-style apartment that is modern yet looks traditional at the same time. It has everything you need to relax after a hard day of adventuring.

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Wood Cabin in Pocol

Wood cabin in Pocol

Just outside Cortina d’Ampezzo as you drive up towards the Cinque Torri and Falzarego pass, you’ll find a few cabins in the woods, including this one. The might not have the luxury factor of some of the apartments down in Cortina, but they do have some charm to them. And everything you need to relax after a day skiing or hiking in the Dolomites.

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Airbnbs Near Lago di Braies in the Dolomites

Adventure Session Proposal in the Dolomites

One of the most famous spots in the Dolomites to visit is Lago di Braies. While it has become extremely crowded in recent years, if you’re coming all the way to the Dolomites, it’s definitely a place you should visit. However, to see it at it’s best, and with the smallest crowds, the best time to visit is early in the morning or later in the afternoon or early evening when many of the day trippers have headed home. It’s a bit of a detour from many of the other popular destinations, and especially now that there are traffic restrictions in the summer months, you might find it’s worth staying a night close by. Whilst you do have the option to stay at the hotel directly on the lake, there are a few Airbnb options a short drive away, although my favourites are around 40 minutes away in Sesto/Sexten at the camping, where they have some glamping cabins.

If you are open to staying a little further away, you then also open yourself to being able to explore more beautiful spots in the area, such as:

  • Sexten Dolomites
  • Prato Piazza / Plätzwiese
  • Lago di Dobbiaco & Lago di Landro
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo
  • Kronplatz
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