The Pine Trees Hotel & Cabins
Ski Chalet | 13 bedrooms | sleeps 30
The Pine Trees Hotel consists of the main hotel with 5 double bedrooms and 3 twins. A further five 3 bed cabins are located in the grounds. The intimate hotel bar and private restaurant serves English based food. This makes us a unique choice for your Bulgarian holiday. The mix of English managers and Bulgarian staff ensures that your needs are managed quickly and professionally.
The Hotel and Cabins are set in the natural surroundings of the forest, each room has its own balcony which provides a stunning view. The large garden area is available for all guests to enjoy.
In the ski season we will help to organize ski hire, lessons and ski passes when you book your holiday with us.
There is plenty of secure parking and we also have a local representative who will book you in and give you advice on the local area, of where to go, where to shop and local restaurants.
|Size||Sleeps up to 30, 13 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sofia 70 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||13 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms of which 13 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (11), Double beds (10), Cots (2), Dining seats for 30, Lounge seats for 30|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The welcoming bar offers a welcome sight on returning from a day in the mountains, either from walking in the summer or from skiing in the winter. We serve Bulgarian beverages as we believe that they offer our guests the best value for money, as well as providing an excellent opportunity to try Bulgarian Wines, and lagers which are very good quality. In fact you would wish they were available to buy in the UK!
The relaxed bar area has an open fire, DVD and music system to provide entertainment.
The restaurant offers hearty home cooked English food in the winter season to reflect the requirements of ski groups – based on the French chalet style. It is a fixed 3 course menu served by our hotel hosts in a friendly and informal style. Any special requirements can be considered if you contact us when booking.
In the summer the outdoor BBQ area offers our guests the option of cooking and eating outside and enjoying the amazing mountain views under the stars.
|Further details outdoors|
· Secure Parking for vehicles
· Minibus and car hire is available - which we can help you to organise, this is payable either in advance with the provider or locally
Please contact us directly to calculate group rates
we are ideal for groups of friends and families and we will try to accommodate your group requirements as much as we can.
The Sofia/Rila Mountains region
SKI RESORT OF BOROVETS
Height of town resort: 1350 m
Highest skiing piste: 2500 m
Total length of runs: 50 km
Longest run: 5,8 km
Direction of slopes: North
Cross country tracks length: 18 km
Lift system: 1 chair lift, 6 drag lifts, 1 gondola, Few baby drag lifts
There are 18 ski runs in total covering a distance of 40 km. All runs are marked according to their level of difficulty and they are suitable for beginners, intermediate or advanced skiers.
Borovets has been the host of the World cup downhill ski championships. The town is based 1147 m above sea level and the slopes rise above at 2500 meters, accessed via a gondola.
The genuine charm of Borovets town is at it’s best in winter. There are over 40 km of ski runs available to the downhill skier, many of which are tree lined. There are also dozens of ski tracks for cross country skiers. Amongst the multitude of ski lifts and draglifts the most significant one is the gondola. The journey takes 20 minutes and whisks you to the playground of intermediate runs.
There are some very large and imposing hotels in Borovets centre, these serve the large number of package holiday-makers who come from around Europe. A multitude of small and friendly bars and restaurants line the streets of this small tourist town. They serve food of an international and Bulgarian nature and drinks throughout the day. Menus are translated into English. The prices vary depending on the location of the establishment and their height and proximity to the slopes.
Along the narrow streets of the tourist town are small souvenir and clothing stores, selling ski and leisure wear, sunglasses and usual local souvenirs. Local women are seen knitting traditional socks, jumpers and making lace table cloths and they sell their work to passers by.
We will help to organize ski passes, ski and boot hire and lessons - price approx £215 for adults, £160 for children, fitting in the resort of Borovets.
Beginners can enjoy a high standard of English speaking instruction and gentle nursery slopes, in the centre of the town. Lessons are in English, lasting 4 hours per day for 6 days a week. Beginners start the week on the nursery slopes but by the end of the week everyone is heading for the gondola lift and the more challenging runs at the top of Yastrebets.
Intermediate skiers can enjoy most of the 18 ski runs on the mountains of Borovets. The well-planned lift system includes the 5 km, 6-person Yastrebets gondola lift, which opens up a wealth of enjoyable runs, ranging from wide sunny boulevards in the Moussala basin, to scenic looping trails through the trees. As the gondola takes you to the top of the peak you can try the longest downhill run in Bulgaria,as well as some great skiing on the slopes of the wind-free basin underneath Moussala peak.
Advanced skiers and experts can enjoy the black runs of Markujik peak. Also the testing World Cup run, one of the more challenging pistes on the Yastrebets area or the excellent skiing through the trees and off-piste.
Cross-country tracks of total length of 18 km. There is a 10 km track next to the gondola.
Floodlit Night skiing is available, depending on snow conditions, in the town centre slopes from 5 pm to 10 pm. For night skiing there is a special lift pass that has to be bought separately at the kiosks on the pistes.
Skiing is available from the middle of December until mid April.
The resort village of Goverdartsi is the gateway to the highest mountain in Bulgaria the Rila. The Rila rises up to a height of 2925m, and is the 6th highest peak in Europe. The name comes from the form of being abundant in water, water mountain.
The village is a 12 km car journey to the Borovets resort. It is an excellent base of mountain hiking, which can be enjoyed particularly in the spring, summer and autumn. Thousands of kilometres of trails are marked out in the mountains. The high mountain lakes are scattered around the Rila mountain range. There is a wealth of natural beauty to admire, in the National park including wild flowers, animals and birds.
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