In the Arán Valley, where nature displays its splendor like nowhere else and the craggy mountains of the Catalan Pyrenees frame the sky, the Parador de Artíes awaits, just seven kilometers from Baqueira Beret ski resort. The hotel is one of the jewels of 14th and 15th-century Aragonese architecture. It is known as the House of Don Gaspar de Portolá, discoverer of California. With cozy, comfortable rooms, sloping ceilings and wooden beams, along with views of the village houses and mountain peaks, the Parador de Artíes is perfect for a stay in this area. In summer, you will love the hammocks by the bar and refreshing swimming pool. And when the cold weather arrives, you will be happy to cozy up to the warm fireplace. And outside in the incredibly pure air, any number of sports and active tourism options await, allowing you to enjoy a trip like never before.
Travel just a short distance from the town and you will get a magical view: the bell towers of the two churches stand out above the trees, which paint the canvas an intense green in spring and summer, display an explosion of color in autumn and accompany the smoke from the chimneys and the sparkling snow in winter. The lovely town center of Artíes is as worthy of a visit as its views from a distance. It has all the charm of a mountain village: houses with sloped roofs and cobbled side streets that lead to bars and restaurants with a lively atmosphere.
The Arán Valley is one of the first Catalan locations to receive the Sports Tourism Destination seal. In addition to snow sports, you won’t want to miss the hiking trails that invite you to discover woods, streams, alpine flowers such as orchids and the large-flowered butterwort (as beautiful as they are difficult to find), and lovely waterfalls with a deep, relaxing sound. In addition to hiking, other options include driving routes, mountain biking and a wide variety of active tourism activities, including horseback riding routes, climbing, rafting, riverboarding, rapids and pitch & putt.
The landscape features woods, snowy peaks in winter and fresh green in summer, offering one-of-a-kind experiences and making it easy to achieve a sense of wellbeing. There are many reasons to come, and even more to return.
* A complimentary bus service to the ski slopes will be provided December 22–January 5 (inclusive). Space is limited. Please ask in reception for schedule information.
Double (double bed): 9
Total capacity: 105
Total rooms: 57
Parking price: 13.20€
How to arrive to the House of Don Gaspar de Portolá
the House of Don Gaspar de Portolá is located at the entrance to the town of Artíes, 7 km from Vielha, where you exit from the N-230, taking the road to Baqueira Beret ski resort (7 km away). Artíes is 170 km from Lleida, the provincial capital.