An ancient treatment for your wellbeing and beauty, a therapy that comes from the high mountains world, closely connected with nature: the hay baths are certainly something to try at least once to understand to the full how the elements of nature can help us live better.

The incredible benefits of hay baths

Over the centuries the treatment has not changed; as well as our ancestors rested from the toil of daily life on freshly cut hay beds and in the morning they woke up completely refreshed so now in the best spas you can immerse yourself in mountain herbs. The benefits are also the same. The hay, made with mountain herbs such as gentian, thyme, aconite, bilberry, yarrow millefeuille and arnica, reaches through fermentation the temperature of 50 degrees. This natural thermal production is used for healing purposes, the active substances contained in mountain herbs have a calming and anti-inflammatory action, are able to dissolve cramps and contractions, strengthen the immune system and promote blood circulation. The hay baths also stimulate the metabolism and are particularly indicated for purifying and detoxifying treatments.

6 unique and green hotels to try hay baths

Do you want to try the beneficial effects of hay baths on your skin? Feel the delicate and purifying warmth and scent of mountain herbs? We have found 5 eco-sustainable accommodations that offer this ancient and traditional treatment in their wellness centers.

1. Hay baths among the Dolomites

Hay baths among the Dolomites

In the heart of San Vigilio, just 150 meters from the Plan de Corones ski area, there is a romantic and welcoming hotel. The Hotel Al Sole Sonnenhof, among the many services offered to its guests, also offers a hay bath, an exceptional experience to live after a busy day on the skis.

2. The benefits of hay in Cogne

Hotel Bellevue

We move into the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park, where the Hotel Bellevue since 1925 welcomes guests in an elegant large mountain house, with fine fabrics, antique furniture and collections of themed objects. The spa offers salt caves, bio-sauna with citrus fruits, Cleopatra’s bath and, of course, hay baths.

3. Hay Baths in the Marche hills

Agriturismo Coroncina, wellness center and hay bath tub
Agriturismo Coroncina, wellness center, and hay bathtub

Not only in the Dolomites: you can immerse yourself in the beneficial relaxation of a natural hay bath also in the hills of Macerata, in the Marche region. The Coroncina farmhouse offers a wellness center with hay baths with herbs from the Asiago plateau. In addition to the swimming pool, the farm’s beauty program includes a steam bath, relaxing massages and Ayurveda with Vanesio olive oil, an infrared sauna and a whirlpool.

4. Hay baths in tree houses

Hay baths in tree houses

In a splendid Friulian location, surrounded by greenery and by a forest of pines, firs, larches and beech trees, there is the first tree village in Italy that houses some buildings built entirely of wood and located a few meters high. During your stay in this unique accommodation you can also dedicate yourself to your well-being with hay baths, but also with the Kneipp therapy that is practiced in the nearby river.

5. In the green heart of Umbria

Hay baths in Relais Antico Monastero of San Biagio, Umbria, Italy

The hay baths can also be tried in a former monastery recovered respecting the environment. The Relais Antico Monastero of San Biagio is the ideal place to unwind for the exquisite cuisine of the restaurant and for its exclusive wellness center, Inspired by the ancient herbal art for the beauty of body, mind and spirit.

6. Hay baths in Valtellina

Spa of La Fiorida farmhouse

The last destination we recommend is located one hour from Milan, in the heart of Valtellina where the Orobie Alps meet with the Retiche mountains. La Fiorida farmhouse offers a well-equipped wellness center with hydromassage pool, sauna and turkish bath, where you can be pampered with hay baths, but also with milk and wine.

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