The New Inn
Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 4
The New Inn benefits from being located just 300m from the ski lift, or an 8 minute walk.
The room is spacious (35 square meters) and is light with two large windows with views towards the Rila Mountains. It has a traditional log fire and is well-equipped with a fitted kitchen, sofa bed, TV and DVD and internet. The apartment has 24 hours concierge, free parking, a sauna, a ski storage room and a roof top terrace.
The apartment is situated in the Gramadeto part of Bansko, which is the new area of town, providing all modern accommodation and easy access to new bars and restaurants. By The Way Bar & Dinner, J.J. Murphy's Pub, Pizza Victoria and Briliantin Disco Bar are all a short walk away. This area also has some of the top spa centres in the Bansko resort.
It is just a short 10-15 minute walk to Bansko's old town square.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, Studio|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia 160 km, Nearest railway: Razlog 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
The Pirin/Rhodope Mountains region
Bansko is located in the South West of Bulgaria in the province of Blagoevgrad. The town is in a beautiful region, surrounded by the Pirin and Rila mountains, which provide an abundance of hiking and walking opportunities during the warm summers, or even golf on the Ian Woosnam designed course on the outskirts of town in the Razlog valley. Other summer activities include mountaineering, mountain biking, white water rafting and horse riding.
The Pirin is a national preserve which is included in the UNESCO WORLD NATURAL HERITAGE list. It is a glacial created landscape with high peaks, deep valleys and many lakes. Due to its location near to the Mediterranean, it has a very high number of sunny days during the year. The highest peak is the Vihren, reaching 2914m, and its glacial lakes number approximately 150. The Pirin National Park is known for some of the best walking in Europe and much of the skiing is located on these mountains.
The Rila are the highest mountains in Bulgaria. Again it is blessed with a beautiful landscape of Alpine peaks, lakes and glacial valleys. Moussala is the highest mountain (2925m), and it is also famed for its walks around its lakes, the most famous of which are the 7 Rila lakes in Northwestern Rila.
Bansko is one of the most modern ski resorts in Europe, and is Bulgaria’s biggest ski resort with a long running skiing season from mid December to the end of April. Of the three ski resorts in Bulgaria, Bansko has always been the most reliable for an abundance of snow due to its location.
The ski runs are situated in 2 main areas - Chalin Valog (1100-1600m above sea level) and Shiligarnika (1700-2500m above sea level), on the northern slopes of the Pirin. With red, blue and a black run, there is skiing for all difficulty levels. The slopes are easily accessed from the gondola which is just 300m from the New Inn apartment.
There is also a snowboard fun park in the Shiligarnika ski area, where boarders have the opportunity to build their own jumps and competitions are held each day for skiers and boarders to take part in. It is also possible to take a 16km run all the way from the mountain back to the town of Bansko at the end of the day.
• Town elevation: 930m
• Total length of the ski runs: 70km
• Beginner Slopes (blue): 8
• Intermediate Slopes (red): 11
• Advanced Slopes (black): 1
• Longest track run: 16km
• Cross Country Trails: 9km
• Highest ski area: 2600m
• Number of lifts: 15
• Night Skiing
• Snow board fun park
• Over 30 Snow Canons
• Ski kindergarten – Junior Club ski kindergarten with Baby drags and more
• Cross Country Runs and Biathlon Tracks
• Fantastic 'off-piste' opportunities with local guides
Bansko is also a beautiful place to visit in the summer, and activities include hiking, hill walking, mountaineering, rock climbing, horse riding, quad biking, paintballing, mountain biking, white water rafting, canoeing, hunting, and fishing,
Town of Bansko
The beauty of Bansko is that it is not just a ski center, but a charming historical town that captivates its visitors. This is why it is also a popular summer resort. Walking around the quaint town you will be struck by its beautiful architecture and tradition. Eat or drink at the famous local taverns, called Mehanas, which have been created from family homes. There are nearly 100 in the area to choose from, serving local cuisine and wines, and often providing live folk music too. And the added bonus is the cheap prices for all of this - you will struggle to find another ski resort that has such reasonable prices to go and enjoy an evening out!
You will see many local cafes and bars around the town, and there are also some discos and night clubs if you like good night life. The old town square is only a 10-15 minute walk from the New Inn, and you can walk there by Pirin Street which has many traditional and modern shops, ski shops, banks, post offices and a supermarket.
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9 Jan 2012
Situated in the new town the apartment sits about 8 - 10 minutes walk from the telegondola which takes you up to the skiing and the main street which has plenty of restaurants and bars. Apartment was cozy with a beautiful view over the mountains and there were shops and a hotel restaurant just over the road. Loved the holiday. Probably return in the summer to do some hiking.
5 Dec 2011
"Great apartment and great value"
This was our first ski trip to Bulgaria. We were highly impressed with the apartment. We didn't expect nearly as much for the money. Everything was spotless and a lot of the kitchen equipment had… More