POTECARII, near Transalpina, Northern Oltenia

POTECARII, near Transalpina, Northern Oltenia

Potecarii, Novaci Transalpina, Novaci, Romania

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10 guests * 5 bedrooms * 5 beds * 3 bathrooms

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Description

The accommodation we offer to our guests is a traditional Romanian household, in a neo-Romanian style, typical to Northern Oltenia and built by POTECARI, who once guarded the border with Transylvania, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The household is located on the Road beneath the mountain, the northernmost road in Oltenia and with access to Transalpina, the highest driveway in Romania and one of the highest and most picturesque asphalt road from Europe, also known as the King's Road because it was restored on the initiative of King Carol II, moment captured with enthusiasm in the paintings exhibited in the guestroom.

The paths that start in front of the house and furrow the Parang mountains, marked as bicycle and trekking routes, are just as picturesque.

Traditions are still very much alive here and our guests can meet MONUMENT people, shepherds who still practice transhumance, folk craftsmen including wood carvers, icon painters and sculptors, traditional carpet weavers, folk dancers and singers. And if they choose the right time, our guests can take part in the celebration of these traditions such as The ascent and descent of the sheep from the mountain, the Tocan Festival.

The products we offer to our guests are carefully chosen from traditional local producers, specific to the area, the famous Novaci cheese, wines from the solar vineyards at the foot of the Parang mountains, handmade bread, jams, syrups and canned food carefully prepared by the locals.

Oltenia beneath the mountain is a place of great spirituality and you will find here important monastic centres such as Lainici, Crasna, Icoana, Bistrita, Hurezi, Arnota Monasteries. Nearby there are numerous caves such as Muierii Cave, Polovragi Cave, via ferrata routes (Baia de Fier), Oltetului Gorges, Galbenului Gorges, Ranca resort, Ranca Adventure Park located at the entrance of the resort and in the wintertime you can practise winter sports.


Accommodation

The accommodation consists of 3 different houses:
 
  • The large house - Novac house (two bedrooms with double bed, for 4 people)
  • The medium house - Gruia house (two rooms with double bed for 4 people)
  • The small house - Hires house (for two people with double bed).
 
Each house has its own bathroom, a common space quite generous for dining and resting (shed), a fully equipped kitchen, a courtyard and a meadow with hammocks and sunbeds and most of all with a very relaxing view. We have fruit trees and vines from which guests can serve at will.

All rooms are decorated with care and great love with unique pieces of furniture, extremely old and fragile, with also unique carpets, handmade from organic wool dyed with natural pigments by one of the last weavers in the area, so we ask our guests to treat these objects with the same love and care.

Facilities are: barbeque area, wi-free, hair dryer, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen, heating (wood stoves and electric convectors), free parking, bike rental nearby (300m) and in winter we can offer ski and snowboard lessons on request (the owner is also an instructor).
 
On demand we can offer breakfast prepared with tasty and fresh local products.

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Rental type

Traditional homes

Facilities

Restaurant Restaurant
Kitchen Kitchen
Free parking Free parking
Free parking on premises Free parking on premises
Outdoor activities Outdoor activities
Kids friendly Kids friendly
Free Wi-fi Free Wi-fi
Laptop friendly Laptop friendly
Breakfast Breakfast
Garden Garden
Terrace Terrace
Balcony Balcony
Heating Heating
Fireplace Fireplace
Barbeque area Barbeque area
Remote work Remote work
Luggage support Luggage support
Cafe Cafe

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Rules

Check In
4:00 PM
Check Out
12:00 PM
Hotel Policies
Smoking
No smoking inside.
Pets
Unfortunately, even if we love them, pets are not allowed.
Party
Parties or events are allowed only with the prior consent of the host.
Children
Children of any ages are welcome.
Booking Policy
Cancellation
Strict
Payment
100% payment in advance.
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Check In
4:00 PM
Check Out
12:00 PM
Hotel Policies
Smoking
No smoking inside.
Pets
Unfortunately, even if we love them, pets are not allowed.
Party
Parties or events are allowed only with the prior consent of the host.
Children
Children of any ages are welcome.
Booking Policy
Cancellation
StrictImage

Payment
100% payment in advance.

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Lohana1981 Lohana1981
Lohana1981 Lohana1981
Locul perfect pentru o experienta autentica si de calitate. Casele, desi renovate si utilate( inclusiv cu un espressor de calitate), pastreaza aerul gospodariilor oltenesti traditionale. Cosmina si Bogdan sunt niste gazde extraordinare, ne-au pregatit in fiecare seara mancaruri delicioase cu produse proaspete de la localnicii din sat. Zona este foarte potrivita pentru plimbari in padure( unde gasiti mure la tot pasul), plimbari cu bicicletele sau pur si simplu pentru lenevit in hamacele din poiana aflata in spatele caselor.
Georgiana Copil
Lovely place where tradition meets comfort
Georgiana Copil
Bogdan and Cosmina are the best possible hosts, and what they offer is not only a house in the mountains, but an experience: it's like you're in great-great-grandma's house, with all today's amenities, and with her respect for tradition and food (best-tasting local ingredients, made by Cosmina into traditional dishes with a touch of modern cuisine) . Their attention to detail and love for heritage makes the home into something you nowadays only see in museums and documentaries. I sincerely recommend this experience!
Cristina Buzatu
Amazing place for a quiet and relaxing experience in the mountains
Cristina Buzatu
The location is awesome. Accessible by car, but very quiet. The forest is accessible by foot in a couple of minutes. The houses are very nicely renovated and have kept all their charm and character. The garden is fantastic. And the hosts are incredible, friendly, and cook awesome food with local încredinents. This is a place where you can relax an entire day in the garden enjoying the fresh air, or relax after a mountain trip.
danielacraciun
Recently renovated place to discover
danielacraciun
Our initial plan was to stay two nights at Potecarii but we fell in love with the place and extended our stay to five nights. The house is a delight, recently renovated, you feel like going back in time and the furniture could be easily placed in a museum. Nevertheless, the house has all the modern equipment in the kitchen and bathrooms and a nice garden with hamacs and chill out area to watch a beautiful sunset. The owners are very welcoming, always at reach for advice with activities to do in the area and support for the house while giving guests their space alone with the house. They arranged for locally made delicious food! I am looking forward for the next opportunity to go back.
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