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Dobrica Hunting Lodge, Transylvania

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The Dobrica Hunting Lodge next to Transylvania’s most beautiful countryside, surrounded by the wilderness of the Carpathian Mountains is the perfect, old styled hideaway holiday home with an honesty bar, a full kitchen, and free Wifi internet access. Upon request we love to serve Brunches & Candlelight Dinners at the lodge. Nestled in-between a 500-hectare private forest estate on a 6-hectare sized meadow. The property offers kilometre long foot paths through its adjunct forests. In the warm season you can hike to the mountain-spring stream in the forest and take a cooling bath. The house is lit by 70 candles providing a bygone eccentric atmosphere.

The Lodge is 1h drive away from Zabola in the mountains of Bixad. It can be used during your stay in Zabola, or you can book your stay entirely there. It is situated in the volcano basin of Lake Saint Anna, a well-known area for natural spa-tourism, mineral water springs, enchanting forests and legends.

We offer Bear Watching, Deer Stalking, Horse Carriage Tours and shuttle transfers in-between Romania, or only to/from Lake Saint Anna, or the Spas in Tusnad or the soon to be opened Spa at the Balvanyos Resort. There is a particularly good Szekler restaurant in Tusnad, 20 minutes of drive away.

The 272 sqm house with its 90 sqm roofed terraces contains a drawing/dining area with an open fireplace fitting 10 guests on sofas and the dining table each, 4 en-suit sleeping rooms (2 double and 2 triple) and a kitchen. On 4 places you can dine; on the south-west terrace for breakfasts and lunches, on the north-west terrace for dinners, in the dining room next to the open fireplace and last but not least at the grill station under the large beech tree. Every place is suitable for 10 people.

The puritan shabby-chic structure of the Lodge is the best place for nature lovers. We have limited electricity and warm water from solar panels. If the 300-litre water boiler is not heated up entirely by the sun you can easily start the fire under the boiler in the cellar. We heat with tile stoves in each room. There is always dry firewood in baskets next to the stoves/open fireplace/camp fire place/grill and boiler prepared. If you like to experience the real countryside feeling please feel free to use the axe outside to chop your own firewood.

You can also stay in one of the guesthouses in Zabola and use the Hunting Lodge for a wildlife experience, whereas wildlife can be thrilling in Zabola too.


The fascination in Bükszád lies in the beauty of the meadows, the views, the peaks of the mountains, and the quietness in this vast basin surrounded by its volcanic hills. The centre of the area is the volcano with its crater Lake Saint Anna. It is located in one of the twin craters formed at the summit of Mount Csomát – a volcanic cone at the southern extremity of the Hargita volcanic mountain range (the other crater hosts the “Mohos” peat bog). The lake is situated in the only intact volcanic crater in Central-Eastern Europe.

Some 30,000 years ago the volcano had his last eruption and the mountains received their form which we know today. The River Olt cuts his way along the Olt Valley, leaving his marks in this beautiful landscape.

Even though the volcano is extinct today, our foresters do find spots in winter in the forest where snow is melting away like butter. Dozens of mineral water springs and sulfur gas wells, many rare plants, enchanting forests, caves and legends testify that something is going on beneath the ground. Huge petrified lava rocks positioned like tears in the steep forests around the volcano are witness to the happening of 30,000 years ago.

Today the basin of Bükszád, surrounded by its volcanic neighbours’, is a very pleasant and mostly untouched part of the Carpathians. The Hunting Ground Bükszád together with the Hunting Ground

Dobrica cover in total 20,400 hectares. The volcanic area around Lake Saint Anna is well-known for natural spa-tourism. We reintroduced the Mikes Spas in 2006 which are open to public. Some other spas in the surrounding of Bálványos are currently being restored, such as the “Apor Leanyok Feredoje” (the Apor girl’s bath).

Don’t hesitate to contact us for additional info!

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Check In 4:00 PM
Check Out 12:00 AM
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Booking Policy

For booking confirmation you should pay in advance your stay. The guest can cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the cost of the first night if they cancel in the 7 days before arrival.


Pets are allowed. No extra charges.


No smoking inside.
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