The Hotel Eden Roc is one of the few Ascona hotels that stays open during winter. Located far away from the seasonal hustle and bustle, winter is the time when visitors come to Ticino to rest. A winter break to Ascona offers the chance to reflect, rebalance and recharge your batteries in the cold season. Ticino’s mild climate provides warming rays of sun all year round, while soothing waves and crystal-clear views of the horizon encourage you to arrive, switch off and relax. Find an overview of upcoming events here.
Why a golf holiday in Ticino? Because every shot will be one to remember – and if you don’t quite make the mark, the breathtaking views of rolling hills and Lake Maggiore will be more than enough to ease the blow. Ascona is fantastic place to play golf in winter, with no less than 18 golf courses within easy reach of the Hotel Eden Roc. Measuring 5,948 metres in length, the Ascona Golf Club is located just 1.4km from our door. The next-closest course in Losone comes in at 6,250 metres.
Ignaz Epper was a leading exponent of Swiss expressionism. His wife Mischa, herself a gifted artist, left behind her own important artistic legacy. Both were drawn to the shores of Lake Maggiore seeking inspiration for their art – and Casa Epper was where they settled. The former residence and workshop of this artistic pair became part of the Hotel Eden Roc in 2020. With an array of flowers, shrubs and trees providing welcome shade, the well-planted garden is an ideal spot for bocce, reading or meditation. The house itself hosts workshops, fascinating talks and permanent exhibitions to enrich your stay with local art and culture.
It is not for nothing that the Verzasca Valley is known as the ‘Maldives of Switzerland’, with emerald green water that could easily be mistaken for that of its South Asian namesake. The Valle Maggia and the Centovalli – whose deep blue coves take on an almost mystical appearance in winter – are no less impressive. With its iron flower, the Monte Verità (‘mountain of truth’) is also worth a visit. It gained fame as a meeting place for Lebensreformers, pacifists, artists and writers such as Hermann Hesse – a purpose it still serves today.
Ciao, Milano - and in just two hours! Why not use your stay in Ascona for a shopping trip to Milan? The metropolis is quickly and easily accessible by train as well as by car. Whether for an aperitivo on the piazza, sight-seeing or a stroll through the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele - back at the Hotel Eden Roc, rest and relaxation await after an exciting day.
We believe that people should never stop playing. To celebrate this philosophy, we've curated a special menu of activities aimed at experiencing the Ticino summer through play. Learn new skills and crafts, listen to fascinating stories and find out more about centuries-old traditions as part of our Moving Mountains holiday programme.
November 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024
Extend your stay with a fourth night for free.
Join our Head of Bar Pantaleone “Leo” Zoccali to uncover the essence of nature. Under his watchful guidance, you’ll use the art of distillation to extract the flavours of Ticino herbs and make your own “flavoured water”. This can then be used to make mocktails or cocktails.
A traditional Ticino platter, fresh polenta from the fire and delicious regional wines: the perfect companions for an authentic holiday evening in Ascona. Join us for a relaxed and cosy night at Restaurant La Casetta and experience the unadulterated Ticinese joie de vivre!
Tea from Europe? A real rarity. Reason enough then to create its own Curated Adventure – and on the iconic Monte Verità, no less. On the tea plantation, we dive into a world of aromas, discover how tea is processed and taste local tea varieties.
Experience the rejuvenating combination of hot and cold at the Sauna & Lake Experience. First comes the Swiss herbs infusion, where the body is gently encouraged to sweat; afterwards, Lake Maggiore provides the necessary cooling. The sudden immersion in cold exerts positive effects on the immune system.
Explore Ticino and see the region with fresh eyes as our Outdoor Butler Cyrill Oehrli accompanies you on unforgettable adventures. Journey into pristine nature, scale a peak with stunning views of Lake Maggiore or take a tour of discovery through the valleys of Maggia and Verzasca. You decide where the day takes you!
Well equipped, we set off from the Eden Roc via Piazza Giuseppe Motta to the old jetty and on to the Chiesa San Michele. The effort is rewarded - not only with a little refreshment, but above all with the breathtaking view over the bay of Ascona and the rising winter sun.
Kayaking in winter is a one-of-a-kind experience made possible by Ticino’s famous microclimate. A trip on the water lets you see Ascona like you’ve never seen it before, with the winter tranquillity of Lake Maggiore serving as a particular highlight.
Ascona delights with its mediterranean climate and breathtaking landscape. We know the spots where you will be able to find time for yourself and your thoughts and take a break: these are the Hidden Places.