TGA FRANZESTG is a holiday house in Riom-Savognin, Switzerland, renovated in 2023, that still retains original wooden elements from the 17th and 19th centuries.

The original Stua features a large south-facing panoramic window with a spacious larch wood terrace.

SLEEPS AVAILABLE: 6 adults + 2 children


In Savognin, the Bergbahnen Savognin lift facilities offer winter and summer activities for skiers, snowshoe hikers and hikers in the pastures and alpine meadows.

In summer, an artificial lake with picnic areas, playgrounds and bars is available near the Savognin ski lift station.



Holiday House in Riom Savognin



Tga Franzestg holiday home in Riom/Surses, just a few kilometers from Savognin, is perfect for a relaxing stay in the quiet historic village of Riom, nestled in the heart of the Parc Ela Swiss Nature Park.

The interior is warm and cozy, renovated in 2023 while preserving the characteristic wooden elements of this 17th-century house.

The living room is equipped with 2 comfortable sofas, a coffee table, a modern wood-burning stove, and a TV with satellite channels.

Spread over 2 floors and a basement, it covers a total area of 200 square meters and consists of 3 1/2 rooms, accommodating a total of 8 guests (6 adults + 2 children).

Family Room Savognin side: 180cm bed with inner room with additional 2 single beds.

Double Room Riom side: 180cm bed

Twin Room Cunter side: 2 single beds

On the second floor, there are 2 independent bathrooms: one equipped with a toilet and shower, and the other with a bath, toilet, and bidet.

The first floor features a bathroom with a toilet and washbasin, while in the basement, within the tavern/relaxation area, there is a toilet with a shower.

The kitchen is spacious and includes a fridge, electric oven, induction hob with hood, sink, dishwasher, espresso and American coffee machines, microwave, as well as crockery and cooking utensils.

The minimalist furnishings feature larch wood and natural iron elements, including a large solid wood table with 10 chairs in the dining area. The living room is equipped with 2 comfortable sofas, a coffee table/sleeper, a modern wood-burning stove, and a TV with satellite channels.

Access to the house is possible via stairs outside the building.

The accommodation can host up to 8 people (we recommend a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children).

Tga Franzestg offers free Wi-Fi internet access.

Outside, there is a small green area with a children’s playground, a spacious larch wood terrace, and a private parking area for up to 2 medium-sized cars.

Convenient footpaths begin just a few meters from the hamlet, allowing for leisurely strolls through meadows and pastures to reach various hamlets in the valley.


  • Storeroom on the first floor with an additional fridge and freezer.
  • Terrace (10 sqm) equipped with a table, 2 benches, 2 deck chairs, and a sun umbrella.
  • Laundry room with washing machine, dryer, and ski storage on the ground floor.
  • Small lawn area located beside the house.
  • Relax room with sauna in the basement (currently under construction and not yet available).


  • Private outdoor parking space for a maximum of 2 cars (located behind the building).


  • Automatic system with radiators.
  • Modern wood-burning stove in the living room.


  • Complimentary tea, herbal teas, coffee, and liqueurs provided.
  • Pillows, duvets, sheets, and towels are included.
  • Final cleaning of the flat is included, but guests are required to clean the dishes and the kitchenette before departure.


  • Smoke detectors are installed throughout the premises.


  • Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, as well as fire extinguishers, are available.
  • Security cameras are installed outside on the stairs/parking area and inside the laundry/boiler room.


“Tga Franzestg” was the home of our cousin Franzestg Jeger, the son of a Swiss father and Italian mother, who was a farmer and shepherd in Riom throughout his life.

Buzzetti Pietro was our great-grandfather, who used to walk from the Italian Spluga Valley to Val Surses in the summers to work as a mower. His daughter Rosalia began working as a housekeeper in the homes of local bourgeoisie until she met a boy from the Jeger family and married him. Franzestg was born from this marriage and lived in Riom until 2007.

The original building consists of four hinges positioned side by side on a stone foundation supported by large horizontal beams, still visible in the tavern and basement.

The house has been renovated while preserving many original wooden elements dating back to the 17th and 19th centuries, including parts of the hinge (interlocking wooden structure), floors, ceilings, and the central chimney. This is why some of the original doors retain their reduced height.

Originally, the main house was connected by a covered wooden bridge to the stable (now a warehouse) still present behind the building, allowing for management of animals indoors during winter.

“As a boy, I had the opportunity to spend holidays in this house, and after Franzestg’s passing, it was my heartfelt dream to restore this building full of memories…

It has been a long adventure… but now a new generation of our family will continue to enjoy pleasant moments in this beautiful village in the canton of Graubünden….Paolo”


Tga Franzestg holiday house is located in Riom in the Surses valley, a few kilometres from the village of Savognin.

This area is in the centre of the Parc Ela nature park, and offers a variety of routes in nature, on foot, by bike and on skis. Tourist office:

The skiing area of Lenzerheide – Arosa, Bivio and the Julia Pass, which gives access to the Engadin valley with St. Moritz, is only a few kilometres away.

The Albula pass is about 30min by car to the village of Bergun (famous for the Albula railway bridges and the Preda – Bergun toboggan run in winter.



How to get to Riom by car:

From Zurich take the A13-E43 motorway to Thusis, then follow the Julierpass national road towards Savognin.
From Italy via the Maloja and Julier Passes, or from the canton of Ticino via the San Bernardino tunnel to Thusis.

When you reach the village of Cunter, turn in the direction of Riom and take via Dual near the village church.

Private parking behind the house in Dual 18 (2 medium-sized cars)

How to reach Riom by public transport:

From Switzerland by train to Tiefencastel, continue by PTT bus to Savognin and in Cunter change to Riom- Parsonz.