Spectacular log home in Transylvania, Bran

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Bran, undefined, Romania

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps 12
Per night €120
Per week €800
Type: Chalet
Description of the Bran vacation chalet rental
Spectacular log home on the outskirts on the forest , The Carpathian Log Home offers comfortable accomodation on three levels. The ground floor comprises of a high ceiling living room with fireplace and glass facade to the valley bellow, open plan modern and fully equiped kitchen, a dining room area for 10, a spacious bedroom with ensuite full bathroom, sauna and jacuzzi. The ground floor is surrounded by a large terrace, offering magnificent views to the mountains and the valley.

The first floor comprises of two large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and own terrace, while on the third floor there's a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a gym area with breathtaking views.

The Carpathian Log Home is suitable for ski holidays, relaxing away from it all retreats for families with kids, lovers of nature and traditions, as the village of Bran is the gate to the mysterious Transylvania with its centuries old fortresses and ancient popular traditions. The nearby city of Brasov or the Sighisoara fortress are rich in history and culture, exquisite pubs and clubs and most of all, friendly romanians willing to share the beauties of their country with worldwide tourists.

Emanuela Butnaru

Area Info
Located 25 Km from Brasov and 190 Km from Bucharest, Bran represents both a historical place and a legend. Bran is the gateway between Transylvania and Valachia with one side lined by the Piatra Craiului Mountains and the other by the Bucegi Mountains. Bran hosts one of the most visited castles in Europe, the Dracula Castle, the source which inspired the most fascinating legend of the blood- shedding Count Dracula. The Castle was built by the inhabitants of Brasov in the interval 1377-1382 to protect the mountain pass from the invading Turks. At the beginning of the 20th century it became the favourite residence of Queen Maria of Romania, a queen for whom the Bran inhabitants manifested a deep gratitude, as they also benefited from a profound appreciation during the Romanian monarchy. Although the name of Bran is closely linked to that of the Bran Castle, the region is extremely rich in tourist attractions: the Moieciului Gorges, the Bucegi Mountains and Piatra Craiului, Pestera Dambovicioara, Cetatea Rasnovului (Rasnov Fortress), and also Brasov and the neighbouring Saxon fortresses from Prejmer and Harman. More distant sites can also be visited, such as: Peles Castle in Sinaia, the medieval fortress Sighisoara (UNESCO Patrimony), or Biertan, one of the biggest Saxon fortresses in Transylvania. Bran has also become a place which competes with the town due to its smart villas built in recent years. Living within a well-meaning nature, with hardworking and welcoming people the people from Bran always knew how to benefit from the assets they had from tourism. Rural tourism has been practised in the region for some decades, representing a feasible alternative to the large hotels in the Valea Prahovei or Poiana Brasov resort. Poiana Brasov resort is a traditional place for skiing, but also for spending Summer holidays. the access from Rasnov is pretty short (9kms). The family-like atmosphere that overwhelms you in the rural homes, the people who know to value a "thank you" coming from the bottom of the heart of a tourist after a good wealthy meal, hosts who will proudly show their tastefully decorated houses, are only some of the arguments which will persuade you to prolong your stay in these places.

Romania (and therefore Transylvania) was sealed from the world for 40 years by a communist regime. As a result, most areas have preserved the charm and beauty of sometimes turn-of-the-century, sometimes even medieval way of life. Many places in the country are farmed based on a medieval structure, with no introduction of new technology for centuries. The ways of everyday living, cultivating lands, and raising animal stock reflect the medieval way of farming in the country and it's sprinkled by turn-of-the-century charm in the cities. Transylvania is over one-third of the territory of Romania; near 100,000 square kilometers of alpine meadows and peaks, medieval towns, and fortresses. It is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Europe. With its snowy peaks, foggy valleys, pristine mountain lakes, ancient pine forests, rich wildlife, and highly varied flora and fauna Transylvania is one of the most undisturbed and wild areas of Europe. Some travel books describe it as a small Switzerland. The medieval cities, fortresses, castles, and fortified churches of Transylvania contribute to its attractiveness, and are living remnants of the areas colorful, turbulent, and ancient history. Considering the small territory of Transylvania is smaller than Kentucky - the spectrum of sites to see is endless considering both their genre and variety, therefore we can safely state that Transylvania holds one of the largest concentration of different types of attractions in the world. Transylvania is a place not affected yet by the new technology of the 21st century is wild, wonderful, ancient, and magical. When one walks the streets of these medieval cities and villages or hikes the undisturbed wilderness, you will feel you have stepped back in time seven centuries. This is unique opportunity for a trip back in time, and if you want to experience it in its undisturbed state, there is no time to waste. The sooner you come the more interesting your experience will be. While modernization can have positive effects, from the standpoint of geotourism concentrating on history and medieval quality modernization can bring on rather devastating and degrading changes.
Property Rates
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Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 €120 €120 €800 €2,500 2 nights
Check In: 12 p.m. Check Out: 12 a.m.
Deposits: 20% booking deposit.
Payment Options: PayPal
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