We went to Entracque out of season, neither their Alpine skiing season nor the high summer holiday, so the village was very quiet. It only has a population around 870 but 2,500 dwellings, many of which were closed up.
Our hostess, Simona, greeted our enquiry very friendlily and was charming and helpful throughout our stay. This small family hotel doesn't stay open very late, but you have secure access to your room from an outside stairway. The room was fairly basic, but comfortable enough, and it was a pleasure to sit on the balcony and admire the view. TV was exclusively Italian - which seems not unreasonable in Italy! - and I didn't ask about internet.
Breakfast was adequate. The evening meal which we took as "half-board" after the first day was excellent, and very reasonably priced.
We nearly decided against Entracque because it's so much into the mountains we thought walking would be limited, but in reality the roads past the village were dead ends and we were able to walk as far as we are capable of (fit 60s) before running into the snow-line, and we just loved it. We found tracks. We saw two ibex and a snow-white hare, and marvelled at the magnificent scenery. We even found another little auberge further up the valley which we are itching to try another time, as well as re-visiting Hotel Trois Etoiles.
The village was small and sleepy but we found bars, little shops and enough for us to thoroughly enjoy our three nights. I doubt we'd want to stay much longer.
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