Come experience a life close to nature, enjoy a wonderful view and great food, all at a mountain village. We welcome people who are interested in seeing and experiencing a different lifestyle, with more nature, more natural food, less stress and more simplicity. Travelers who would like to see how we live close to nature, how we use the herbs in the surroundings, and how we try to integrate sustainability in both our renovation methods as well as our community.
“Enjoy a truly unique Mountain experience. From the moment we arrived at Mountain Village, we knew we were in for something special. Just getting to the place was part of the experience. You have to turn onto a dirt road in order to travel to the location. We had no problem getting there with a Volkswagen Passat. But, be aware, the road is not paved for the last 3km. Unfortunately, Roger was not present for our visit as he was working outside of Romania for a few days . However, Zsuszi was a warm, interesting, thoughtful host. My wife and I quickly developed a great rapport with her. We had a long talks in the evenings on a wide range of topics. We were very interested in learning how to live independently, environmentally consciously, and producing our own food. Zsuzsi tolerated our many questions about how to best grow fruit and vegetables. We left with an enthusiasm to try to emulate some aspects of the lifestyle demonstrated in Mountain Village. Some practical things-there was a composting toilet, and you are encouraged to pee outside so as not to fill the composting toilet with liquid. No big deal. Please get the added breakfast and dinner that are prepared on site with homegrown fruit and vegetables and cheeses/ milk from neighbors. Zsuzsi is an excellent cook. The room where you will stay does not have running water, but all it takes is a few steps to get to a water source, and a warm shower. Bringing a headlamp is a good idea for those night visits outside to relieve yourself. Ask your hosts to visit some of the neighbors so that you can see the benefits of owning a cow for all of your dairy needs. This is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. On clear nights you will see the Milky Way, and more stars than you have ever seen before if you are from the city like me. Truly a special stay.”
Casa Maria is situated in fairytale surroundings, in a quiet and remote natural scenery. Right in the heart of Apuseni(Carpathian) Mountains, cosy and welcoming, Casa Maria provides you all the comfort you need for relaxation and meditation.Once on our porch, you will be able to admire a unique panorama over the mountain peaks and Dragan Lake.
“Madalina’s place exceeded all expectations. The accommodation, location, and hospitality were all absolutely perfect. The drive to the house does involve some rough roads and dirt tracks, but we managed it in Corsa so it wasn’t too bad! The long driveway just adds to the experience of the secluded and peaceful mountain house, and the views are stunningly beautiful. The room and shared areas were kept spotlessly clean, and there’s a great supply of games and books to enjoy whilst relaxing on the large veranda. Madalina’s hospitality is what makes this place truly 5 stars. She is so kind and helpful, always there to answer any questions or offer suggestions to make your stay even better. We were so sad to leave and definitely plan to return one day! ”
Our longing for simplicity, clarity, and retreat often leads us into nature. Casa Maria is a charming and elegant hideout that satisfy this yearning. It not only has the power to get people in touch with their surroundings, but also with themselves and their beloved ones. It offers modern men and women a promise of what urban centers usually cannot provide: quiet, relaxation, being out of reach, getting back to basics, feeling human again.
“Lili&Ivo's place is what you need if you love nature! They are wonderful hosts and the place is so beautiful and quiet, just like in the pictures! A big like for the location! A very nice little village, with lots of farm animals like cows and horses, good trails for walking, amazing views, close to lake Belis. We had everything we needed in the house, outside there is a little fire place with was great, and we received local mushrooms-"galbiori". Also, the shower pressure and hot water were amazing. There is nothing I would change about this place! I really hope to come back in the future. I really recommend Lili&Ivo's place! Wonderful!”