Transylvania, Romania

Viscri 125 - Transylvanian Heritage

Saxon style country hotel

An oasis of lush tranquility

Welcoming comfort meets modern convenience at Viscri 125 a traditional Saxon farm in the heart of Transylvania. The village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is best known for its highly fortified church that dates back to around 1100 AD and Viscri 125 invites you to lose yourself in an oasis of lush tranquility when you’re not out exploring.

Originally built as a fortress, you’ll find a main house that faces the street, annexes and a large wooden barn with a vegetable garden and orchard extending beyond it and up a gentle slope past a creek. Meals can be enjoyed in the barn spaces as you get to know your fellow guests and recount tales of your Romanian adventures over dishes created using the freshest produce from the vegetable garden.

The village and surrounds are packed with exciting activities to keep travelers of all ages entertained. Take a horse-drawn cart ride and spend some time with the local shepherds, learning about sheet shearing and milking, and taste some of the local cheeses. You can also meet a beekeeper and get an up-close look at the fascinating art of caring for the bees. There are also mountain biking and hiking trails linking two of the neighbouring Saxon villages. between September and December, you might choose to go truffle hunting, or admire the diversity of wildflowers in the pastures in July.

Highlights

Six cosy rooms with wood floors and exposed beams

Delicious home-cooked style meals served in the Șura (barn)

A bounteous vegetable garden to keep the kitchen well-stocked

Interesting and fun visits to nearby shepherds and beekeepers

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