<IMG SRC=http://www.slovenia.info/pictures/TB_other_accommodations/2003/9/9038_lega.jpg align=left>The Plesnik family is one of the three oldest and most distinguished families in Logarska Dolina, and the pioneers of tourism in this breath-taking valley in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Logarska valley is an ideal starting point for hiking trips to the surroundings, and offers a host of other recreation opportunities: cross-country skiing, cycling, mushroom-picking, hunting. <BR><BR> <IMG SRC=http://www.slovenia.info/pictures/TB_other_accommodations/2003/9/6371_kulinarika.jpg align=left>At the farm, which has a certificate for organic farming, you will be served various homemade delicacies. They are especially proud of their breakfasts and surprise their guests with platters offering homemade savinjski želodec, salami, cheese, jams, butter, and juices. They also offer delicious breakfasts for vegetarians. <br> <BR> <BR><IMG SRC=http://www.slovenia.info/pictures/TB_other_accommodations/2003/9/7737_program.jpg align=left>The Logarska dolina Valley and the surrounding peaks with their enchanting beauty and numerous possibilities for active holidays attract hikers, climbers, bicyclists, and everyone who loves nature.<BR> <BR><BR><br>
You can find pleasant rooms and apartments in the old city core of the treasury of the millennium by the Drava River in a completely renovated building that is also a cultural monument. <br> Each apartment has a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom, and each room has a bathroom and cable television. <br> A private parking space and bicycle rental are also available. <br> Just minutes by bicycle on the cycle trail across the pedestrian bridge and along the dike beside the river, which offers a wonderful view of the oldest city in this part of Europe, will take you to the Ptuj Thermal Spa.<br>
From Škatlar vinyard retreat you will be able to enjoy the fine view spreading out towards Gorjanci and the hills and vales of Dolenjska. The area provides excellent opportunities for hiking, renting a bicycle or horse riding. The nearby attractions include the church of St. George, Stari grad, Otočec, Šmarješke Toplice, etc. As a sign of welcome, you are treated to home-baked bread and different salamis (which can also be purchased to take home). Upon arrival, you receive the key to the cellar. The price includes a visit to Matjaževa domačija (Matjažs homestead)
The Šeruga farm is not far from a main highway and the cities, but surrounded by brooks and forest offers peace, clean unspoiled nature, and good food. The Šerugas believe in perpetuating old family traditions such as the art of making white and Cvicek wines, homemade fruit juices, and brandies. These are served with traditional foods including various dishes made from buckwheat and lentils, rabbit, struklji of various types, potica, and tasty pies. The Šerugas also excel in preparing vegetarian dishes and on request will prepare your freshly caught trout. The surrounding countryside offers numerous opportunities for recreation such as bicycling, hiking, or fishing. Drive to Otocec Castle four kilometers away for a game of tennis, go rafting on the Krka River, swim at the Šmarješke Toplice and Dolenjske Toplice health resorts, or go horseback riding at the nearby Struga Equestrian Center. Among the best-known excursion destinations in the vicinity are the Pleterje and Kostanjevica monasteries.
The friendly Sorzev Mlin homestead lies in the village of Polze, between the Hudinja River and the millcourse. The nearby 700 year-old watermill still grinds grain into flour. The homestead also boasts a "Venetian" sawmill with a huge paddle-wheel, which is occasionally still operated by the landlord. Visitors can purchase whole-grain flours made of rye, buckwheat, corn and spelt. And, of course, taste the savoury home-baked bread ! Or prepare their own meals from vegetables and fruit grown on the farm. The homestead is an ideal starting point for skiing at the Rogla ski center, and fishing on Smartinsko Lake, meanwhile the neighbor will take you for a ride on his hay cart or horse-drawn carriage.
The Slamar guesthouse, a magnificent country homestead built in 1857, lies in the midst of the breathtaking Bloke plateau. Explore this oasis of tranquility and unspoilt nature in the surroundings of the Cerknica Lake by foot, bike or on horseback. Exhibited at the guesthouse is the ski equipment used by Slovenia's first skiers, who came from the Bloke region. The Bloke skiers were first mentioned in 1689 by the Slovene writer, Janez Vajkard Valvasor, in his famous work "Glory of the Duchy of Carniola". The guesthouse offers a variety of homestyle dishes, such as buckwheat mush, cheese štruklji (dumplings) and žlikrofi (ravioli) with sage. You will also be served homemade brandy with herbs.
Nestled in the historic town centre of Ljubljana, the Antiq lies on the charming cobblestone street overlooking the romantic Gornji Trg square. This beautifully modernized historic building, houses 16 spacious and beautifully decorated guest rooms. Once a location for the ancient Roman workshop (fabrica), the boutique hotel is a protected historical monument and one of the oldest buildings in Ljubljana. Situated at the footsteps of the Ljubljana castle hill, the Antiq is surrounded by a vast array of small boutiques, cafes and restaurants and is just a short walk away from the banks of the Ljubljanica river and the main tourist attractions. Each guest room is matchless in its design and layout due to the unique architecture of the building. All 16 spacious bedrooms are equipped with the minibar, telephone, TV, hairdryer, air-conditioning and offer wireless or wired internet connection. Several guest rooms have an outside terrace or a separate entrance to the summer garden and offer beautiful views of the Ljubljana castle or the romantic Gornji Trg Square. The hotel is perfectly suited for families as it features two duplex residential apartments, with their own private terrace. The property has several reading and relaxation areas, including the salon bar that offers a selection of finest teas & coffees and selected refreshments and the charming outdoors summer garden, which is very popular with the hotel guests in Spring and Summer periods. Guests can take advantage of the complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel or use the computers at the business desks free of charge any time of the day. The reception is available 24 hour and a travel desk, where a guest can be assisted with any information.
The Zdolšek Farm, a house of tradition dating from 1824, provides high-quality services to guests who desire privacy, comfort, authenticity and high standards. The farm offers boutique tourism - as opposed to mass tourism - and most of our guests are people who are seeking privacy, tranquillity and rest. We accept pre-booked groups of up to 30 people. A 6-bed apartment is also available. For larger groups, we organise tastings of home-produced wines in our cellar. The food we offer our guests is not traditional but rather a reflection of a genuine local but special cuisine. Štajerska-style sour soup, žganci, home-butchered meat, flatcakes, delicious walnut roll and wine from our own cellar. These are the dishes with which we wish you 'dober tek!' (bon appetit!) The farm's main activities are crop-growing and viticulture. The date 1824 on the stone entrance portal testifies to the age of the house. In front of the house are an enormous garden and an orchard. The surrounding area is varied and interesting. Nature-lovers can enjoy a bicycle ride, go mushrooming, pick medicinal herbs and stroll among the beauties of nature. Guests will also enjoy learning about life on the farm and in the surrounding area. Nearby tourist attractions, the Terme Olimia spa in Podčetrtek and the Terme Rogaška spa can add variety to your stay. In recognition of the quality of its services, the farm has been awarded the maximum 'four apples' farm tourism classification. The elements of tradition, special character and genuine homely atmosphere that distinguish the farm are the reasons it has been selected as a member of the European "Houses of Tradition" network in Slovenia.
The Locnikar homestead lies in the village of Skomarje in the Pohorje hills. It is more than 400 years old and has preserved its typical village architecture. Guests can visit the cultural attractions in the village, go bathing in the nearby Zrece health spa, visit the Rogla ski center, and many other excursion points: Crno Lake, the Lovrenc Lakes, Mt. Brinjeva Gora. <BR><BR> <BR><IMG SRC=http://www.slovenia.info/pictures/TB_other_accommodations/2003/9/6371_kulinarika.jpg align=left>Guests can make themselves at home and help with the farm chores and cooking, or simply witness the making of such domestic delicacies as minced meat in lard, roast lamb and Pohorje omelet, and eat them, too! The family also makes homemade blueberry brandy and natural juices, which go well with domestic dishes.
Casa del Sal is a small and charming family home, located in the Piran bay. It stands only 4 km away from Piran and 2 km away from the Croatian Istria. Its view reaches towards the Sečovlje salt-pans Natural Park where salt is still produced. The house boasts a rich history and strong character provided by its inhabitants. In the 1800s it hosted workers who worked in the nearby salt-pans and in 1965 its doors opened for other guests as well. Recently, Casa del Sal was meticulously renovated with the aim of providing its guests traditional hospitality coupled with modern-day comfort. Fans of untouched nature and the sea can enjoy our accommodation services, including a substantial breakfast. We spoil our guests with Istria and Mediterranean dishes, prepared from home-grown bio vegetables and fruit, and a glass of wine. Tradition, character and a touch of romance and warmth have helped Casa del Sal gain membership in the "Houses with Tradition" Europe Traditionae consortium.
The Pension Lectar**** offers medieval-style comfort in a domestic atmosphere which is sure to leave a lasting impression on you during your vacation in Upper Carniola. It is located in the old centre of Radovljica, which is only a few kilometers away from Slovenia's best-known tourist destination Bled. The pension offers 9 unique double rooms, which are furnished in a traditional style and which provide all the comfort you could ever wish for. Local traditional meals are served in a pleasant, old-fashioned setting inside the inn and in a shaded garden. Apart from good food, we offer a wide selection of premium Slovenian wines. Skilful chefs will see to it that you get your delicious fill of excellent food prepared according to local tradition. We strive to satisfy each and every one of your wishes. You will find available a large selection of meatless dishes, traditional local dishes, salads and desserts; and we have not forgotten about the guests who prefer the classics either. At our museum, in a live honey-bread workshop, located on the premises of the inn Lectar in Radovljica, we are making widely acclaimed products of an old Slovenian craft – »lectarija«.Our products can be made to order in the colour and shape of your choice. They can include a company logo and have a message written on them. We can also wrap them as presents.
We are located on a picturesque 14th century Grad Podvin Estate only 2 km from the medieval town of Radovljica, 2 km from Slovenia's most important pilgrimage sight - Brezje, 7 km from Bled lake and the Triglav National Park, 35 km from the nation's capital Ljubljana and 20 km from Ljubljana International Airport. Vila Podvin has been completely renovated in 2007. Nowadays it offers accommodation in 7 comfortable rooms and an a la carte restaurant, run by one of Slovenia's best Chefs - Uroš Štefelin. Uroš finds challenges in discovering forgotten local ingredients, getting to know them and create new dishes in his own, unique way. With modern technics and creativity he transforms traditional dishes into culinary delights of Slovene Nouvelle Cuisine. Our restaurant is decorated with local Slovene souvenirs where each tells a tale of its past and the wealth of Slovenian Cultural heritage. We wish to add to this collection by sharing our culinary souvenirs with you; visit us, taste the dishes and when leaving, leave with good memories and the recipes of the dishes you have tasted. Wedding ceremonies under the clear blue skies, garden parties under the stars will add an unforgettable flair to your event. Guests are welcome to relax in our tented garden, try the house grown vegetables, plant your own seeds, learn how to garden and partake in one of the culinary workshops where under chef Uroš's skilled eye you will learn how to prepare some of cooking creations. You may also choose Vila Podvin as the location for children's birthday party, take the time to enjoy in horseback riding along the countryside and learn more about Slovenia by taking the trail of Slovenian souvenirs that are on display and available to be purchased in Vila Podvin.
Just a few kilometres from Bled, Radovljica is not only famous for ist medieval past. Lovers of good food will be delighted at Gostilna Kunstelj. The establishment exsists since 1873 and also has 10 guest rooms. The owner is Anton Štiherle, whom everyone calls Toni. The atmosphere at Kunstelj has been fashioned over four generations and his daughter Maja is the chef these days. Beside the menu list there is a number of chef's specials witch change with the seasons. They use some ingredients from their own garden. For small groups there is the opportunity to visit the wine cellar and taste the year's wine with some delicious cooked meat.
The undulating Slovenske gorice, where the Firbas family has made its home in Cogetinci are “made” for cycling enthusiasts: you will have to pedal hard here, but not too hard, which means that even the recreational cyclists will want a turn. You can cycle among mineral water springs and vineyards, along the lake of Negovsko jezero and other nearby lakes, thermal baths, mounds and other attractions, which is why the farm holds a cyclist-friendly designation. The stables at the farm hold pigs, cattle, chickens, rabbits, sheep, a goat and horses. You can play beach volleyball, table tennis, football on a small grassy field or take up archery. All these possibilities mean that the Firbas family is often visited by families with children – the farm also holds a certificate for farms that are child-friendly. The house is registered in the network of European houses with tradition. The lady of the house, Marjana, serves her guests a wide range of delicacies that have received awards at the Delicacies of Slovenian Farms (Dobrote slovenskih kmetij) event held in Ptuj (sour milk, pork and sausages, roasts, suckling pig, leavened dough soup dumplings, various kinds of bread, gibanica layered cake, etc.). The master of the house, Alojz, will serve you white wines and juices and the house Poire William pear brandy.