Though they didn't speak English and we didn't speak Italian, we were able to get checked in after biking 65 miles up the mountain. The male proprietor was a stitch and made sure we pronounced our Italian correctly (e.g., he corrected us when we told him we went to Avezzano -- with 2 z's, you need to pronounce it succinctly like pizza).
The rooms were pretty old and not that clean (mold on the walls) but frankly, they were the only game in town in September and we were grateful to have a place to stay as well as food. And the food was wonderful albeit a bit too much. It was a 5-course meal with what I presume was traditional Italian home cooking. We had to skip the dessert because we were full despite the fact that we expended a lot of energy biking up the mountain. Although I told the owner to save it for breakfast, he didn't oblige. Instead, we got a really awesome croissant. It was very crispy on the outside and light & fluffy on the inside with some type of creme. It was the best croissant I had in Italy bar none. We had other food along with 2 cappuccinos but the only thing I can remember is that croissant.
The other issue we had with is that there wasn't enough hot water. After riding up the mountain in some serious headwind in 60's F temperatures, we were cold. In addition to the lack of sufficient hot water, there was also no heat. They said that the heat wouldn't be turned on until October 1st. Needless to say, it was a cold night.
Note that since this is up in the mountains, there is no cell coverage nor wifi access. When we tried to book this place by email, they had issues and didn't respond to us. I had to get my niece, who speaks Italian, to confirm the reservation.