Picture in front of yourself a painting by Monet and all the colors he used – that’s Zabola when pressing the ‘random button’.
The general atmosphere of Zabola reminds you of the 1920’s in a certain way. Some say they have seen Hercule Poirot slipping out of the dining room.
The entire property spreads over vast areas of mainly Carpathian Mountains and forests.
The Castle Park itself (The Estate) stretches over 50 hectares of the most beautiful Transylvanian Countryside. It grew in the past 600 years into an English Landscape Garden with lots of other landscaping influences. The whole estate is accessible directly from the Castle Park.
We are professionals in ‘countryside’.
Transylvania is one of the rare regions in Europe where real countryside still exists and this countryside at its best is kept, lived in and managed in Zabola.
Dive into our countryside’s life-style and enjoy golden times-like days, when friends and relatives were visiting the Mikes family’s estate for concerts, readings exhibitions and dinner parties.
The Zabola Estate is formed by The Castle Park comprising 7 historical buildings, lakes, over 100 species of trees and the estate’s Carpathian Mountain Conservation area. Vast and dense forests covering the Carpathian Mountains and its valleys are the basis of existence for the rich wildlife.
While drawing a circle around Zabola with a 50km radius, we cover over a million hectares of Carpathian forests. The closest settlement on the other side of the Carpathians is 60km away.
The rich wildlife and nature we are living in and with, has high importance for us.
Next to deers, wild boars, stags, bears, wolves and lynx, the Conservation area is home for storks, great blue herons, squirrels, owls, buzzards, bats, frogs, and many other small animals. We try to make this natural sanctuary in a careful way accessible to you.
Our Guesthouses are dating back to the 18th, 19th and 20th century. The buildings fulfilled different purposes in course of time.
At the beginning the building served as headquarter for personal and maintenance. It housed the water pumps, generators and it had only one floor.
Later, Klementina, the wife of Ármin Mikes and sister of István Bethlen prime minister of Hungary, extended the building and weaving machines for the family’s baize production were set up on the 1st floor. Therefore, it is called The Machine House.
After being nationalised the Machine House housed workshops, laundry and offices.
Nowadays, we gave it a completely new destination. This was the first building in which after the fall of communism the first guesthouse of the family was set up.
You can book several combinations which would round off your countryside experience, for example adding to the Bear Watching a Sauna Session in The Woods, or even a Candle Light Dinner in The Pavilion next to The Sauna. Horse Carriage Tours or Horseback Riding go well with Drinks in The Pavilion, or a Picnic Basket…
Don’t hesitate to contact us via Travlocals!
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For booking confirmation you should pay in advance 100% of your stay. You can cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. You will be charged the cost of the first night if you cancel in the 7 days before arrival.
No pets allowed.
No smoking inside.
Children of any ages are welcome.
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