TRANSYLVANIA, ROMANIA FAQ’s and PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Carpathian Mountains | Extensive nature | Skiing at Poiana an hour away | Bear and wolf tracking | Bird watching | Hiking | Culture and history guided tours | Horse-cart and carriage tours | Horseback riding | Wonderful home-cooked food | Beautiful organic garden | Very comfortable rooms.
DESCRIPTION OF TRANSYLVANIA HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION
Located in a remote little village in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains, this Transylvania holiday accommodation dates back to the 1800s, although parts of the property are much older as some medieval shooting embrasures reveal.
Owned by a real life Transylvanian count and restored with impeccable care and attention to original architectural design, these characterful guesthouses invite a unique opportunity to step into a fairy-tale surrounded by old-fashioned rural scenes.
We invite you to discover Transylvania as our previous generations knew it in the 1800's. Transylvania became famous not only due to the fiction of Count "Dracula", but also through the history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the unique medieval villages and the excellent Romanian wines.
Special things to enjoy while staying at our guesthouses:
Hiking Cross miles of uninhabited hills and woods, streams and pastures with a local guide.
Cultural History Tours in Transylvania A guided tour will lead you to discover medieval cities: Schäßburg (Sighisoara) and Kronstadt (Brasov); fortresses: Törzburg (Bran), Reps (Rupea), Keisd (Chizd), Rosenau (Râsnov); fortified churches in untouched and often deserted villages: Weisskirch, Tartlau, Honigberg… Many of these fairy-tale-like places are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Bears and Wolf Tracking Follow animal tracks in the wilderness of our hills. This is one of the last places in Europe with a large wild bear population. We offer trips into the woods at dusk and dawn in search of bears and wolves and day-long hikes through the hills tracking their traces and footprints. As the animals live in the wild, we cannot guarantee complete success however, chances are quite good to see them in their natural habitat.
Bird Watching Through every season you can observe birds already rare in other parts of Europe. Black storks nest here, as well as night-jars, bee-eaters, kingfishers, wall-creepers, corncrakes, lesser spotted eagles, ural owls and a large variety of other birds of prey.
Cart and Horse-Sleighs We will take you on a tour around the village by horse-drawn cart. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are also possible during winter time.
Horseback Riding We offer our guests the possibility to enjoy day rides around Kõröspatak. There are no fences, no roads, just hills, forests, pastures, meadows and meandering streams. The tours are led by an experienced equestrian guide. Our horses are mostly purebred Shagya Arabs. Minimum of 2 participants.
Winter Activities We offer a multitude of winter activities at our Transylvania holiday accommodation including skiing at Poiana resort, which is just an hour's drive from us. In the off season we offer 15% discount from the B&B or all-inclusive reservations. Get in touch for more details
ROOMS, FOOD AND FACILITIES The guestrooms are furnished exclusively with antique Transylvanian furniture. We have taken particular care in making beds and seats comfortable, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. All rooms have double beds with specially manufactured mattresses of pure wool and duvet covers.
Each room has its own electric kettle, with both tea and coffee provided. Comfort is a priority, and we have paid particular attention to bathrooms and by building a sauna. The heating system is also original and based on wood-stoves.
Breakfast is served in a picturesque kitchen. Lunch and dinner can be served either in the dining room, under the arbors in the garden or in the wine cellar. We have extra living rooms and a billiard-room for bad weather or calm hours. You can enjoy vintage liquors and fine books in comfortable armchairs in front of the fireplace.
Our cuisine is mainly based on products from our garden or produced in the village. The bread is fresh from the oven. We do not use pesticides or chemical products. Our menus also contain local dishes, which we feel you will be pleased to discover. You will often have picnics during your trips and a rich dinner in the evenings. Eggs, cheese, milk comes mainly from animals raised in the village and on its pastures.