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Our History

Your hotel in the Dolomites – How it all began...

The history of the La Majun begins a long time ago, and is woven in to the history of the Ladin culture. The grandfather of manager Natalie Mellauner was the village blacksmith of La Villa in the 1930s. Back then, life in the mountains was very simple and full of deprivations. After the death of Giovanni Rinna, the Rinna family had to somehow make ends meet. In those days, women couldn't take over a blacksmith shop – which was considered typical "man's work." As a consequence, in the early-1960s, La Majun opened its first two guest rooms, which were rented for a few weeks per year to outsiders.

The grandmother, Giuditta, and her five children would live during those weeks in the house garage, and would split the work in their little bed&breakfast amongst themselves. After school, Roberta (now the senior manager) would help out in the kitchen while her aunt served the guests Ladin barley soup, homemade "Schlutzkrapfen," and delicious meat dishes prepared using game meats from the forests of the Dolomites.

Over the decades, the La Majun grew until it acquired its current form. The hotel is still a family-operated business. Three generations live and work every day to ensure that their guests enjoy an authentic vacation experience. The bond between the family members is what has made the La Majun what it is today: A 4-star superior hotel in the Dolomites.

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