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A waterfront retreat at Lago Maggiore


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.

Winter in Ticino

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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.

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Casa Epper

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.

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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.

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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.

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Moving Mountains

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.

Winter Specials


Yoga Retreat: Relax. Renew. Refresh.

October 19, 2023 - October 22, 2023

Take advantage of the quiet times on Lake Maggiore and the last, intense rays of sunshine to recharge your batteries and find your inner centre.


Golf Break

February 19, 2023 - March 31, 2023

Because the most important shot is the next one. Dedicate your time out to your favourite sport or discover it anew with the Golf Break Package.


Three nights of Moving Mountains

October 31, 2022 - April 1, 2023

Reconnect with what truly matters at Hotel Eden Roc, with three nights of our restorative lifestyle programme.


Eden Roc Wellbeing Week

January 19, 2023 - April 30, 2023

Escape the greyness of everyday life and focus for a whole week on what is truly essential: yourself.


Eden Roc Wellbeing Week

October 1, 2023 - December 22, 2023

Escape the greyness of everyday life and focus for a whole week on what is truly essential: yourself.


Stay for seven, pay for six

October 1, 2023 - December 29, 2023

Extend your stay with a seventh night for free.


Stay for four, pay for three

November 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

Enjoy a fourth night on us at no extra cost.


Stay for seven, pay for six

September 18, 2022 - May 18, 2023

Extend your stay with a seventh night for free. The offer is not bookable over the holidays.


Stay for four, pay for three

November 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023

Enjoy a fourth night on us at no extra cost. The offer is not bookable over the holidays.



Essenze della Natura: Ticino Alchemy class

Join our Head of Bar Pantaleone "Leo" Zoccali to uncover the essence of nature. 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 oil, mocktails or cocktails.


“Serata Ticinese”: Ticino evening with friends

Authentic Ticinese sharing platters, polenta fresh from the fire and regional wines are your companions for atmospheric winter evenings in Ascona. Get up close with the tradition and culture of the region in the Restaurant La Casetta.


Tea tasting on Monte Verità

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.


Take in Ticino with our Outdoor Butler

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!


Sauna meets lake – Cooling off in Lake Maggiore

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.


Ascona from the water: a kayaking tour

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.


A sunrise hike to Balladrüm

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.

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The hidden places of Ascona

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.

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