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Casa Noah, Richis: Discover Transylvania – Tuscany of the East

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Retreat, Relax, Recover or Work Away – This is the best place if you search for a natural bio-area, quite place for relaxation and stress recovery. You can come with your family, loved ones, in two or in a group – let us know how many people you are and how many rooms you need and we will be happy to send you a personalised proposal.

The minimum stay is 2 nights.

Casa Noah – Sleeping and Relaxing in the gardens

The name of the house comes from a Saxon Poem written as a legend many years ago, in which the most important character was the old former Saxon owner of this house, nicknamed “Noah”. We will tell you the legend at the fireplace, outside in the garden, among other stories, of course.

We have 3 different original Saxon houses (400 years old) with a total of 4 units (each unit having 2 double rooms + 1 bathroom + kitchen) and 2 separate double rooms with private bathrooms and access to kitchen (we have several kitchens, dining rooms outdoors and indoors, so you can feel and have your own privacy if you need it). We offer the possibility to cook for yourself, using the special rooms for this.

At Casa Noah we offer a traditional atmosphere with a touch of eclectic details.

The Yellow House has 4 big rooms with original high ceilings decorated partly with Saxon furniture and other objects, photos that we have found in this house. We love to play regarding the interior design, we love the bohemian feeling and above all we love sustainability process. Therefore, everywhere around you in the house you will find different old authentic objects that we saved from being thrown into the garbage, that we restored and revalued giving them another life in our Casa Noah. There is a huge courtyard with different places to chill, relax, read books that you bring with you or find here, with different working spots (we provide good speed internet) if you need, with fruit trees, flowers, old barns where you can hind yourself from the burning sun, outside traditional furniture or dining places.

Just next door to the Yellow House, where we also live, there is the Green House which is connected to us also through a backdoor between the courtyards. Here we have the main old Saxon house with two bedrooms, 1 kitchen in between, 1 inside bathroom and 1 outside toilet (in the barn). Opposite this, there is another small blue building in the same courtyard, which used to be the traditional summer kitchen. We transformed it in a double bed room which has it’s own very small kitchenette area and also access to a private bathroom from the outside. In the back of the courtyard, there are the old stables where you can find another double bed room, 1 small half opened summer kitchen and 1 private bathroom with an outside entrance from the barn. You can have your lunch or dinner open air in the 800 square metres garden or in the big barn – there is plenty of space for everyone.

Very close to the old evangelic church in Richis, our 300 years old Blue House has a special flavour and a private delightful 600 square metres courtyard. There are two big double rooms with 1 kitchen in between, a bathroom with a vintage tube and a bohemian old barn, where you can also sit in the Summer time for dinner or for a siesta.

Village – Richiexperience

A fairytale land, Richis is one of the most beautiful Saxon villages in Transylvania, being close to important historical and beautiful cities like Medias, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Targu Mures and Dumbraveni.

We love to call your adventure here “Richiexperience”, because coming to this village means much more than a simple vacation. Coming here means to open your heart gates into experiencing The Richis Phenomenon. People come here and forget to LEAVE, but remember to LIVE.

Being close to the unspoiled nature is amazing, the colourful and different human beings that are part of the community created in the last years make this village unique, loveable and unforgettable. If you don’t end up in buying a house here as well, for sure you will come back several times.

A powerful cultural nest, Richis is just 5 minutes away (by car) from Biertan Fortified Church, part of the Unesco Heritage. On the other hand, in the heart of the Richis Village, there is a hidden jewel – The Evangelic Old Church, where you can discover and explore its secrets together with the last remaining Saxon and the soul of Richis, Mr Johann Schass.

Nevertheless, Richis is well known for tasty good white wine, delicious locally sourced food and never ending green hills, where you can loose yourself in picturesque hikes, alone or together with us and our dog, Noah.

In the last years, there have been some great efforts from individual people who bought some houses and also from NGO’s to rebuild and sustain the hundreds years old Saxon Houses with natural and ecological materials. The village people welcome you with an open heart and astonishing clearness and simplicity.

Culinaire and Nourishing Food

You can cook for yourself, but we can also provide breakfast for an extra fee or traditional meals (including options for vegetarians, vegans or people with any kind of special diets). We can either cook ourselves at Casa Noah for you or we organise dinners “out in the village” with special families and local partners that will offer an unforgettable culinaire experience.

Ourselves, we use as much as we can organic ingredients and herbs from our own vegetable gardens, from the neighbours, as well as eggs, meat, cheese, honey, marmalade and jams, fresh fruits, famous “zacusca” or “slanina”. When we are out of season in the village or the tiny local production is over, than we travel in villages around us where we ask for locally sourced ingredients. Our last solution is Medias with the farmer’s market or the famous small bio shop nearby.

We have a very well known locally sourced wine, sometimes produced by us or by a small family business from Richis, well known for the quality of their products, that also organise wine tastings. We love traditional food, but we are also experiencing new recipes that follow vegetarian/vegan options or ayurveda based. Trust us and we can organise for you a memorable Culinaire local trip during your stay here.

Breakfast fee: Adults: 10 Eur/guest | Chidlren: 5 Eur/guest

Experience the surroundings

Paul is a local and international tourguide and Catrinel is a tourism agency manager, so together we can organise for you wonderful Transylvanian trips for an extra fee or happily offer advices and tips for where to go for free.

We can rent you bikes for exploring this “Tuscany of the East” on two wheels or we can go on a safari jeep trip with a bohemian picnic stop. If you want to go on a ride with the old wooden carriages, just let us know and we will find the right one for you.

We can make daily trips to get to know the locals or to a higher point from where you can see the Carpathian Mountains. We can even organise a mountain day trip or suggest you to go instead having a salty healthy bath either in Bazna or at Ocna Sibiului.

If you want to explore Transylvania in a cultural way, than we can suggest a few interesting old churches around, other unspoiled villages – such as Copsa Mare, Alma Vii or Nemsa or you can get the chance to catch during your stay a cultural event organised in the area – such as Sonoro Music Festival or Icon Arts.

Retreat and Recover

I, Catrinel, am very passionate about different types of gentle body movement, meditation and essential oils treatment. I can offer for ladies an essential oil treatment with Doterra oils, called “Cells Symphony” or we can meditate together if you feel like.

Moreover, our friend, Elena, has renovated an old Saxon house making her dream come true and transform it into a small beautiful spa, called – Zen Barn Spa. She offers different kinds of extraordinary massages and therapies, where you can treat yourself like a king or a queen. We can organise and make an appointment for you in time.

Getting lost into the nature, listening to the birds or just playing with our delicious cat, Noelle or our dog, Noah will help you restore as well. We are not finished with the description, but we leave space for surprises and unknown – therefore you can contact us anytime you want.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for additional info!

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Free parking on premises
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Check Out 12:00 PM
Hotel Policies

Booking Policy

In order to confirm your reservation, you should pay in advance 50% of your stay. You can cancel for free with more than 5 days before the check-in. Minimum stay is 2 nights. Make sure you'll make your reservation with min. 1 day before the check-in.


Pets are accepted only at the Green and Blue House with an extra rate of 8 Euro/pet.


No smoking inside.
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Casa Noah – By room

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The Green House – Entirely (8 Guests)

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The Blue House – Entirely (5 Guests)

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The Yellow House – Entirely (Max. 9 Guests)

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Review score

Based on 14 reviews

Traveler rating

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5.0 "we found exactly what we were looking for"

Catrinel and Paul are special people who created a very special place in the Saxon heart of Transylvania. We spent 4 nights (far too few...) in the yellow house with our extended family (two couples, one child and one grandma). The house and entire property are thoughtfully restored to their original beauty. The rooms are spacious, clean and every nook and cranny has an interesting story to tell. It was the perfect location for our family trip as there is plenty of room to spend time together and also many cozy corners where one can retreat and have some quiet time :). Our daughter loved exploring the garden every morning and playing with the unbelievably friendly pets - Noah and Noelle. If you're looking for a neatly packaged PRODUCT, then this isn't the place for you. If on the other hand you're looking for an authentic EXPERIENCE, you've reached your destination. Casa Noah is perfect in its imperfection.
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Cristina Ailoae


5.0 "Ms."

We discovered Casa Noah by accident, but I’m so glad we did. I wanted a cosy traditional place to celebrate my birthday and at Casa Noah, everything was above expectations. Catrinel and Paul, the hosts, are warm and they know a lot of stories about the village and the people living there, the rooms are cosy and with an appropriate temperature during summer, the food is delicious. I totally recommend this place and i’m waiting further to return soon. :)
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Andrea Megyesi


5.0 "Scriem din Barcelona ca ne gandim la voi!"

Am stat putin la voi, dar indeajuns incat sa nu uitam cum ne-am simtit. Sigur o sa ne intoarcem!… de ce? Zambete, povesti, plimbari, personaje rar de intilnit atat la casa Noah cat si in afara ei, “Noah” prietenos, mereu pregtatit de drum dis de dimineata… o senzatie care te face sa scrii un review din Barcelona, cum spune titlul. Oameni buni !!!… mergeti la Richis… e despre Casa Noah, Catrinel si Paul, despre voi si despre doi oameni care stau in poarta si va fac cu mana cand plecati! Andrea si Cristi
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5.0 "Splendid"

O locație splendidă . Gazdele cuvântătoare și necuvântătoare sunt primitoare și atente la nevoile turiștilor. Vrei sa te muti acolo !
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Octavia Galion


5.0 "Unique experience "

We spent three wonderful days at Richiș. The house we stayed in was so authentic and full of history. We enjoyed the nature and the feeling of going back to the roots. Also, our hosts were so kind and helpful, always being there for us. So if you’re looking to feel like home in an authentic and rural surrounding, you should totally visit Casa Noah.
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5.0 "Bohemian holiday "

Casa noah is one of the most bohemian places to stay if you want to experience a little of the traditional life of the villages in Transylvania. I recommend with confidence ❤️
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5.0 "Literally an experience! "

We had a wonderful connection with Catrinel and Paul from the very first moment we got there. Their wonderful story and the story of their houses in Richis is so impressive. They put their hearts into everything they do and everything they created there. This place is an inexhaustible source of experiences. Every single spot and object of their house has its own story. It was delightful to sit and listen to Paul’s amazing stories and tasting local wine made by Paul himself. He guided us through the tour of the fortified churches around Richis. Depending on what you would like to do during your stay, he can suggest what fits you the most. We chose the tour of the churches as we did not have too much time, but there are plenty of other things that are waiting for you here. You can go hiking on the hills around the village, you can go on bike tours, try all kinds of culinary experiences, visit Sighisoara which is really close and many, many other things. Catrinel is such a lovely heart. She is always ready to help you with whatever you need. She is also an amazing cook and prepared an absolutely delicious breakfast for us during our stay. If you love animals, then here you’ll be in heaven! At the Yellow house you will meet Noah the dog ( the owner of the yard) and the cat Noelle (by the time we were there she had four cute and playful kittens). We literally had tears in our eyes when leaving from here. Thank you beautiful people for our amazing experience at your place! We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon!
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5.0 "Amazing experience "

Well after last weekend, I can say that it is called Casa Noah EXPERIENCE for a reason. Because it does offer a complete experience! At the finest and greatest taste. Time stops there. Everything is more intense, the vibe is just amazing. You will fall in love with the place and it will be hard to leave and go back to your busy life :)). It is exactly like a charger for humans. Go get your dose of pure energy!
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Truta Laura

Loved every minute of it. The place is very peaceful and relaxing. It’s everything you need to disconnect from the busyness of the city. The owners Catrinel and Paul are very lovely and have the best recommendations, Paul has a lot of interesting stories to tell. I completely recommend this amazing place.
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Diana Ioana Calin


5.0 "An experience blessed by the spirit of cooperation among locals "

What we appreciated the most were the warmth and openness of Catrinel and Paul and especially their connection with the local farmers and producers in the area, where we enjoyed delicious dishes (eg. Bio-Mosna). The sorroundings are wonderfull and the silence of the village offered us the perfect context to relax, breath, listen to the birds and have a mindfull walk in nature. Catrinel & Paul, thanks for hosting us! Warm hugs, Diana & Dragos
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Corina Dumitrescu

“It feels like HOME” I did not the oppurtunity in my childhood to experience grandparents - country side holidays, but when i first arrived in Richis it felt like this should have been it. And though i brought several books with me thinking i will be bored with nothing to do...oh well, Catrinel sent me a “book” with to do’s i would never thought, expect in such a far far away village. And i had so much fun, met so many people - because Richis is about community -and now, whenever i plan getaways with friends and family, i first think - R I C H I S! Thank you Catrinel&Paul for your hospitality, your friendly energy, your stories - i always feel like visiting friends! So, see you soon!
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Claudia Oprea


5.0 "Location you should experience :)"

Second time we experienced Casa Noah and we found a better place. Why? Paul & Catrinel managed to arrange a large leaving and kitchen so that the guests can have the same great experience we had 2 years ago and also now. It will be a "by default" to mention that the place is very clean, peaceful, friendly, so very appropriate for families with kids but also couples. Catrinel can help to book dinner in the village to different local families or closest villages. Please listen to her as she has best recommendations. You will experience great stories, places, people and so very authentic tasty local bio food. If you don`t know what to do in the area, please ask them. Thank you again for so great times at Casa Noah. All the best and continue to do what you do!
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Adrian Călimănescu


5.0 "Place that helps you find your inner peace "

Words doesn’t seem to be enough to describe this place. Peace, lots and lots of peace everywhere you go and in everything you do. Nature there has it’s own blissful energy that you can feel not just during the day when you’re walking in that beautiful surroundings but at night because you get a very good and vibrant sleep. The hosts, Catrinel and Paul, you can talk literally anything with them, they’re friendly, fun and charming, the neighbours are friendly, everyone there is friendly even Noah, the dog, is friend with the cat and you can pet them in the same time. Wine tasting, fresh air, hospitality, clean place, met amazing people, made friends, gained inner peace ... And don’t get me started on the food, especially Paul’a frittata, cuz it’s a blast! It’s one of the places you have to connect to. Check it out cuz it’s epic!
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Simply put: I love this place! The green surrounding it, the vibes, the local design and coziness, the hosts, the community. I was there with some girfriends one summer, but also with my kids and husband. The kids can run around and enjoy and learn new things about the nature and the adults can relax reading a book or just having a coffee with Catrinel and Paul. Catrinel’s breakfast is colourful and full of nutrients and Paul’s travel stories can keep you busy for a full afternoon. The local cuisine is the foodies’ paradise and one of Richis’ best kept secrets. Walking around and meeting the neighbours is also super fun to do while there. Love it and fully recommend it!
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