Ski Chalet | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Spectacular log home on the outskirts of the forest , The Carpathian Log Home offers comfortable accomodation on three levels. The ground floor comprises of a high ceiling living room with fireplace and glass facade to the valley bellow, open plan modern and fully equiped kitchen, a dining room area for 10, a spacious bedroom with ensuite full bathroom, sauna and jacuzzi. The ground floor is surrounded by a large terrace, offering magnificent views to the mountains and the valley.
The first floor comprises of two large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and own terrace, while on the third floor there's a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a gym area with breathtaking views.
The Carpathian Log Home is suitable for ski holidays, relaxing away from it all retreats for families with kids, lovers of nature and traditions, as the village of Bran is the gate to the mysterious Transylvania with its centuries old fortresses and ancient popular traditions. The nearby city of Brasov or the Sighisoara fortress are rich in history and culture, exquisite pubs and clubs and most of all, friendly romanians willing to share the beauties of their country with worldwide tourists.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Otopeni International Airport, Bucharest 160 km, Nearest railway: Zarnesti 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Transylvania region
Romania (and therefore Transylvania) was sealed from the world for 40 years by a communist regime. As a result, most areas have preserved the charm and beauty of sometimes turn-of-the-century, sometimes even medieval way of life. Many places in the country are farmed based on a medieval structure, with no introduction of new technology for centuries. The ways of everyday living, cultivating lands, and raising animal stock reflect the medieval way of farming in the country and it's sprinkled by turn-of-the-century charm in the cities.
Transylvania is over one-third of the territory of Romania; near 100,000 square kilometers of alpine meadows and peaks, medieval towns, and fortresses. It is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Europe. With its snowy peaks, foggy valleys, pristine mountain lakes, ancient pine forests, rich wildlife, and highly varied flora and fauna Transylvania is one of the most undisturbed and wild areas of Europe. Some travel books describe it as a small Switzerland.
The medieval cities, fortresses, castles, and fortified churches of Transylvania contribute to its attractiveness, and are living remnants of the areas colorful, turbulent, and ancient history.
Considering the small territory of Transylvania is smaller than Kentucky - the spectrum of sites to see is endless considering both their genre and variety, therefore we can safely state that Transylvania holds one of the largest concentration of different types of attractions in the world.
Transylvania is a place not affected yet by the new technology of the 21st century is wild, wonderful, ancient, and magical. When one walks the streets of these medieval cities and villages or hikes the undisturbed wilderness, you will feel you have stepped back in time seven centuries. This is unique opportunity for a trip back in time, and if you want to experience it in its undisturbed state, there is no time to waste. The sooner you come the more interesting your experience will be. While modernization can have positive effects, from the standpoint of geotourism concentrating on history and medieval quality modernization can bring on rather devastating and degrading changes.
Located 25 Km from Brasov and 190 Km from Bucharest, Bran represents both a historical place and a legend. Bran is the gateway between Transylvania and Valachia with one side lined by the Piatra Craiului Mountains and the other by the Bucegi Mountains.
Bran hosts one of the most visited castles in Europe, the Dracula Castle, the source which inspired the most fascinating legend of the blood- shedding Count Dracula. The Castle was built by the inhabitants of Brasov in the interval 1377-1382 to protect the mountain pass from the invading Turks. At the beginning of the 20th century it became the favourite residence of Queen Maria of Romania, a queen for whom the Bran inhabitants manifested a deep gratitude, as they also benefited from a profound appreciation during the Romanian monarchy.
Although the name of Bran is closely linked to that of the Bran Castle, the region is extremely rich in tourist attractions: the Moieciului Gorges, the Bucegi Mountains and Piatra Craiului, Pestera Dambovicioara, Cetatea Rasnovului (Rasnov Fortress), and also Brasov and the neighbouring Saxon fortresses from Prejmer and Harman. More distant sites can also be visited, such as: Peles Castle in Sinaia, the medieval fortress Sighisoara (UNESCO Patrimony), or Biertan, one of the biggest Saxon fortresses in Transylvania.
Bran has also become a place which competes with the town due to its smart villas built in recent years. Living within a well-meaning nature, with hardworking and welcoming people the people from Bran always knew how to benefit from the assets they had from tourism. Rural tourism has been practised in the region for some decades, representing a feasible alternative to the large hotels in the Valea Prahovei or Poiana Brasov resort. Poiana Brasov resort is a traditional place for skiing, but also for spending Summer holidays. the access from Rasnov is pretty short (9kms).
The family-like atmosphere that overwhelms you in the rural homes, the people who know to value a "thank you" coming from the bottom of the heart of a tourist after a good wealthy meal, hosts who will proudly show their tastefully decorated houses, are only some of the arguments which will persuade you to prolong your stay in these places.
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25 Feb 2014
"wonderfull place for vacation or city break!"
everything was just as described by owner -they are really welcoming and acomodating-the house is beautifull itself and everything is spotless clean! Big table in the living room area great for family… More
24 Feb 2014
"Perfect for a Weekend break."
The house design is perfect, it has one of the best living room I've ever seen so far...big windows that offers a great view and an open feel.Ema was great, really friendly and keen to offer all … More
9 Jan 2014
"Beautiful, welcoming home"
Our family of six had a lovely stay at the Carpathian Log Home in October of 2013. The house is gorgeous and so spacious. There was plenty of room for my husband and I and our four children. The older… More
9 Dec 2013
"Beautiful and comfortable"
A very beautiful big wooden house, and also the whole area, with the Dracula's castle and all other attractions, but at the same time very comfortable: warm, well-equipped and planned, with big, … More
27 Oct 2013
"Perhaps the best vacation rental I have ever stayed in"
This was perhaps the best self catering vacation home I have ever stayed at world wide.
It is new, exceptionally large, comfortable, contains all the modern utensils one may need for an extended stay. It is ideal for a family with children, or a few couples traveling together. The living space is very large, the rooms are large and pleasant and each contains a private bathroom. There is lots to do in the Bran-Brasov area - if we ever return we will certainly try to book this place again.
Be prepared to negotiate a steep and deteriorating dirt access road. You do not need 4 wheel drive, but a high clearance vehicle is recommended.
Thank you for taking the time to write a few words, it is always a pleasure to know that our guests had a good time while staying at the Carpathian Log Home. You're welcome back anytime, this place will only get better!
2 Sep 2013
"Dream challet in perfect location...beware of vampires"
Spent a wonderfull week in this superb villa and cant wait to go back next year .We could not fault the high standard of accommodation on offer , furnishings are very tasteful, the kitchen well equipped with all the modern appliances ,sauna ,jacuzzi , just name it and is there.It was absolutely perfect for the whole family, and the view from the terrace is outstanding. The quality of every service, and the courtesy of the owners was greatly appreciated. It makes a big a difference to be in a place that is maintained and managed by the owners with such high standards.Location is excellent - just 2-3 minutes drive to the local deli-supermarket ,about 5 minutes drive to Dracula`s Castle(Bran Castle) , restaurants and other shops, 10 min drive to Rasnov Citadel for an excellent medieval experience etc. I can really recommend a stay here....you will not be disappointed! L&C London ,U.K.
Thank you so much for the kind words, it is wonderful to hear that our guests are enjoying their stay here, and that we can meet the western standards even in Romania. Looking forward to welcoming you here again, returning guests get nice discounts:)
23 Aug 2013
My family and a couple of friends spent an amazing week in this cabin. The location is perfect and we could not enjoy enough the peace and quiet.
The cabin has got a huge terrace all around it and that provided the perfect place to find shade outside all throughout the day.
It has also got a fully equipped fully functioning kitchen and this means a huge amount to parents who know taking your kids out for dinner is a recipe for disaster!
The neighbors locals were also fantastic and showed us some great spots to pick blackberries!! We also enjoyed apples from their garden, they are ever so hospitable! Great fun for our kids!
Its perfect location, meant that we could do fantastic day trips. We do suggest you get very detailed description for your destination on your day trips as Romanian road signs are terrible (more like non existent) and we wasted precious time going back and forth a few times when we could not find the right turn!
Great week overall in a great cabin and great company!
Thank you so much for your kind words, I'm very happy when my guests have a great time here! It is a quiet spot indeed, it's a great joy to see so many families gathering together from all over the world here...
Speaking of blackberries, you have forgotten them in the fridge, so next time you come here, there'll be a nice selection of blackberries preserves waiting for you:)
9 Aug 2013
"The best home in Romania."
Very beautiful house, big, planned very well. You will find there every thing you need. Ema and her husband were very nice and helpful. I Strongly recommend to visit the house and hope to visit by myself soon.
Thank you for the nice words, I'm glad you've had a wonderful time here in Bran! Looking forward to welcoming you again, perhaps for a ski vacation next time?:)
30 Jun 2013
"Beautiful large cabin just min. from Dracula's Castle. A+++"
The place easily housed our extended family of 10, with room to spare. Everything is up to western standards, which is definitely a plus here in Romania. Worth every penny to stay in that place. We wi… More
Thank you, I'm happy that you've enjoyed your stay here. It was very nice to host such a beautiful family, you're welcome back anytime!:)
18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed our stay in this place. The place is wonderful - a nice fire place makes the atmosphere very warm and cozy. Great value for money, clean, quiet, big living room, new furniture. The owners are very helpful and friendly. I recommend this place.
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