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Casa Bătrână, Padurea Craiului Mountains

Created with Sketch. Zece Hotare, Romania View on map


Special offer

  • June 15th – September 15th
    Midweek (5 nights, check-in on Sunday/check-out on Friday) – 1200 Lei
    Full week (7 nights, check-in on Friday/check-out on Friday or check-in on Sunday /check-out on Sunday) – 1750 Lei
  • 50 Lei/stay extra charge for pets

Casa Bătrână is an old traditional wooden house, restored with an eye for tradition and e feel for the demands of the modern traveler.

The house is located in the secluded village of Zece Hotare, in the Padurea Craiului Mountains. Built somewhere in the 1930’s , this is one of the oldest wooden houses still standing in the village. Hence the name, “Casa Bătrână”, which literally means “the old house.

Location and surroundings

Padurea Craiului Mountains are the north-western part of the larger Apuseni Mountains and are a exellent destination for nature lovers. Whether you love long, easy walks in the nature or are and adventurer going for rafting or rock climbing, this region has it all. Because these are limestone mountains, you can put caves on the list of spectacular sights of the area. Among the more popular caves here are the Meziad Cave and the Wind Cave (Vântului).

Zece Hotare is a secluded hamlet, tucked in between the forests and hills of the Zece Hoare Plateau. Casa Bătrână lays five minutes away from the heart of the village, where you can find a tiny grocery store for basic products. The closest village with a trainstation and bigger store is Suncuius, within seven kilometers from the lodge. The closest airports are the ones in Cluj and Oradea.


Casa Bătrână can host up to four people in two rooms. The bedroom is equipped with a confortable double bed and the living-room/kitchen has an extendable sofa-bed with good matresses. On request, we can provide a baby-bed. The bathroom with shower is placed between the two rooms.

In the cold season, we use wood to warm up the house. The small fireplace in the kitchen is connected to the floor heating, running through the whole house.

In the kitchen you will find all you need to prepare a proper meal: dishes, gas burner, a fridge with freezer. A dishwasher is also available. Outside, you can use the provided BBQ.

Upon arrival, the fridge will be filled with local suplies for breakfast such as fresh cheese, eggs, vegetables, milk. The exact type of food will depend on the season. On request, we can organize lunch or dinner at local homes or get the local cooks to deliver  traditonal menus at the house.

Casa Strâmbă is a tiny house, therefore it is an ideal stay for two people. However, the house can comfortably sleep four, considering you won’t have too much privacy. 

The bedroom with a queen-size bed is set up in the open attic. On the ground floor, behind the stairs, you’ll find the extendable sofa bed. The bathroom with a walk-in shower is also on the ground floor.

In the fully equipped kitchen, you’ll find everything you need to prepare a delicious meal (pans, pots, a gas stove). And you won’t need to worry about doing the dishes while on vacation: there is a dishwasher for that.

Upon arrival, the fridge will be filled with local supplies for breakfast such as fresh cheese, eggs, vegetables, milk. The products vary according to what is available locally at each certain moment. On request, we can provide on warm meal every day.

Casa Marie-Jose can welcome up to six persons, in two bedrooms and the living room.  The old attic has been divided in two bedrooms: the main bedroom with a queen-size bed and the small bedroom, with two twin beds. All beds are equipped with high quality mattresses, so you can get best night’s sleep. The twin beds can be joined on request.

Downstairs, in the living room, you’ll find an extendable couch, which can accommodate two more sleepers on the same premium mattresses. The house has one bathroom with a walk-in shower on the ground floor.

The kitchen is set up with all you need to prepare and enjoy a good meal: a gas burner, dishes, pans, cutlery and a dishwasher. Also, you can always use the bbq outside.

Upon arrival, the fridge will be filled with local supplies for breakfast such as fresh cheese, eggs, vegetables, milk. The products vary according to what is available locally at each certain moment. On request, we can provide on warm meal every day.

The house is heated with a wood stove.


Zece Hotare is accesible by car via Suncuius. The last two kilometers to the house are gravel road. The road is in good state thus accesible for (almost) all cars and motorcycles. Parking is on the grass, on a plateau at 100m distance from the house.

On request we can pick you up from the trainstations in Suncuius or Bratca or the airports in Cluj and Oradea.

Don’t hesitate to contact us via for additional info!

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Check In 3:00 PM
Check Out 11:00 AM
Hotel Policies

Booking policy

Minimum stay during the weekend is 2 nights. In order to confirm your reservation you should pay in advance 50% of your stay. You can cancel for free in the first 48h after the booking. After that, the deposit is 50% refundable with more than 14 days before the check-in and non refundable with less than 14 days before the check-in.


Pets are allowed.


No smoking inside.

Minimum Stay

2 nihgs.
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Casa Marie – Jose (5 Guests)

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Casa Strâmbă (2+2 Guests)

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Casa Bătrână (4 Guests)

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Review score

Based on 12 reviews

Traveler rating

Very Good


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Andreea Sarpe


5.0 "Turning Back Time! "

Casa Batrana in Zece Hotare, the Mountains of Padurea Craiului, gifted us magical moments and BIG memories. This incredible, unique stay took us away to better days, to a place where we felt like young again, recreating childhood memories in serene surroundings and breathtaking views. Warmth from the fireplace (enjoying chopping our own wood), a welcoming, comfortable traditional house, a crackling campfire under the wallnut tree. Sunny mornings, sipping hot coffee on the wooden porch whilst greeted by the sounds of birds chirping and raps of woodpeckers, the joyful bark of Nookie the sheepdog and the insistent mieow of Gigel, the household cat, were a bonus delight! Short walks to the little local store, accompanied by the protective and amiable village dogs, receiving fresh produce from the affectionate and courteous locals. Walks through the forrest, absorbing the smells and sights of nature in autumn time: the purest, freshest air in Romania. This unbelievable, hidden slice of heaven, away from the polutions of civilization, is nostalgic, safe, affordable and a must visit! The hosts, Andreea and Luc, were amazing, understanding and exceptionally organised! Alex brought us a smile every morning, attending to all our needs, above and beyond our expectations. Thank you for an amazing two weeks!
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Catalina Menno


5.0 "One of the most beautiful places in Romania!"

All the houses and tents have been built with care and respect for people, nature, and traditions, to the tiniest detail. This is an ideal place to relax and catch up on your reading or a great basecamp to explore mountains and caves. The hosts are lovely (and so are their dog and cats). I plan to return each season!
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5.0 "Scenic, peaceful and super hospitable!"

Fantastic scenic and peaceful house at the foot of the Apuseni mountains. Perfect spot for outdoor sports such as walking, running, mountain biking. The house is located a 15 min drive from the closest village. The only way to get to the property is to drive the last 15 min over a scenic gravel road. The house is located on the property of the owners, however completely detached and with a clear open view. Perfectly clean, and with all the equipement needed. Most importantly the hosts are very hospitable, friendly and speak English perfectly. All in all: a must visit.
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Andreea Ca


5.0 "Loved it "

From the first time I set foot there, I knew I would return, and so I did, another 3 times already. It all makes you feel so at peace, from the old house with a perfect reading porch to the funny animals that just pop by to check out the new people. I think I like everything about this place, the warm terracotta floors, the delicious breakfast options, the lovely dishwasher, the hills behind the house and the forest in front. It's all infused with a lot of good vibes. They even pick you up from the train station, all you need to do is ask.
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5.0 "De poveste "

Vacanta de poveste, într-o casuta de basm! 😁 M-am simțit minunat in hamacele din nuc, la gura sobei in casa sau in linistea și aerul curat de pe dealurile dimprejur. Linistea și odihna pe care le-am trăit la Casa Batrana, nu imi amintesc sa le mai fi găsit de curând in alta parte. Totul amintește de vacantele la bunici din copilărie. Un plus mare mare pt mine, a fost faptul ca am avut voie sa iau și catelul, care si-a găsit acolo mulți prieteni catei, care la rândul lor mi-au făcut zilele petrecute, mai frumoase. Erau toți atât de draguti si sociabili 🥰 Si nu in ultimul rand, le mulțumesc gazdelor pt amabilitate, bineînțeles! Si pt bunătățile lasate in frigider! 🙂
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Chirila Serban


5.0 "Locatia perfecta pentru relaxare"

Locatia este perfecfa,am fost primiti si am gasit o casuta superba ,traditionala,curata si o zona linistita si superba. Merita din llin alegerea locatiei. Este foarte relaxant si frumos.


5.0 "Un loc excepțional"

N-am trăit până acum nicăieri o asemenea experiență autentică. Am fost cazat în multe locuri, dar liniștea și starea de relaxare oferite de această căsuță nu au termen de comparație. Zona e liniștită, perfectă pentru a te deconecta de la stresul de zi cu zi. O să revenim cu drag cât de repede putem :). Mulțumim gazdelor!
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Cristian M Szutor


5.0 "Traditional comfort"

Traditional, super clean; floor heating adds a magic touch. Functional kitchen and walk in shower for two :)). Bed linens are simply gorgeous. Fresh BIO eggs, cheese, sourcream and other goodies are in your fridge for breakfast, just lovely. Hosts are young, super friendly and they have acomodated all our needs. We will definitely come back.

Ioana Airinei


5.0 "Wonderful authentic experience"

We spent a couple of lovely days at "Casa batrana". Peace and quiet, fresh air and sceneries that take you back to your childhood. We already miss Nuc, the family dog and our faithful companion during our daily walks. Andreea, many thanks for having us and we hope to see you very soon!
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Dragos Popa


5.0 "Deconectare la superlativ"

Casa Batrana si gazdele sale sunt ceea ce ne-am dori sa vedem mult mai des in tara. Am apreciat renovarea de calitate care pastreaza traditia locului dar iti ofera in acelasi timp tot confortul. Gasesti multa liniste, mult suflet, mancare gustoasa facuta cu ingrediente simple si aer curat. Ne gandim cu drag la micul dejun pe veranda de lemn si speram sa revenim curand!
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Francesca Muresan


5.0 "Una dintre cele mai frumoase vacante"

Andreea si Luc, you guys rock. O căsuța de poveste într-o locație de vis, multa liniște și aer curat. Pozele sunt frumoase, but don't do justice, e peste așteptări. Foarte curat si confortabil fără sa se piardă nimic din concept. Pe data viitoare ❤️
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Adrian Marcuta


5.0 "O căsuță recomandată din suflet!"

O vacanță relaxată intr-o căsuță de poveste in care ai tot confortul. Localizată minunat, cu un drum de acces foarte frumos si in stare buna, este destinația ideală dacă îți dorești o vacanță liniștită, dar in acelasi timp aproape de multe destinații pentru drumetii prin munții Pădurea Craiului. In plimbările noastre de seara am fost însoțiți de câinele gazdelor noastre, Nuc, pe care am ajuns să îl îndrăgim maxim. Este un loc în care cu siguranță ne dorim să revenim in viitor si il recomandam tuturor celor care își doresc o vacanta relaxanta. Mulțumiri gazdelor noastre, Andreea si Luc!
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