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.
Polenta, chestnuts and torta di pane – why not explore the culinary highlights of the Ticino winter? The grotti – rustic restaurants serving classic Ticino specialities – are what the region is known for. Built as natural rock cellars for storing food, today they stand for excellence in cuisine. They are open all year round.
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 Herman 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.
October 1, 2023 - December 22, 2023
Escape the greyness of everyday life and focus for a whole week on what is truly essential: yourself.
September 18, 2022 - May 18, 2023
Extend your stay with a seventh night for free. The offer is not bookable over the holidays.
October 1, 2023 - December 29, 2023
Extend your stay with a seventh night for free.
November 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024
Enjoy a fourth night on us at no extra cost.
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.
Explore Ticino and see the region with fresh eyes as our Outdoor Butler accompanies you on unforgettable adventures. Scale a peak with views of Lake Maggiore or take a tour of discovery through the valleys of Maggia and Verzasca. You decide where the day takes you!
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.
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.
Equipped with headtorch and rucksack, we set off from the hotel on a hike to the Balladrüm viewpoint. While this experinces requires a moderate level of fitness, the effort is well rewarded – not only by refreshments, but by breath-taking views of the rising sun.
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.