Book Carpathian log homes Romania for holidays to Transylvania. Mountain log cabin rental in Romania.
Cozo Fantu The former shepherds hut lies in the alpine meadows of the Romanian Carpathians. We have prepared it for holiday-makers. Now, the cottage provides only modest comfort, but lots of fresh mountain air for tired lungs.
A spring originates a stone’s throw away, the trees hang heavy with cherries, and cheese or milk you can get from the shepherd next door.
A perfect log cabin holiday for lovers of unspoiled nature on the edge of civilization. And a good choice for those who want to enrich their experience with a pinch of Transylvanian serenity.
The mountain cabin is located 9 km above the small town of Orlat, and 25 km away from Sibiu. It is not accessible by car, so we will guide you and carry your luggage on the ascent and the way back into the valley. In our off-road SUV it takes an hour, and with the horse-drawn cart about three hours. In both cases it’s an adventure worth remembering.
We will pick you up for free from Sibiu airport or station. If you arrive by car you can park comfortably on our enclosed plot in the village of Vale. We reload your luggage, and off we go. Once at the cabin, Nicu (our mountain specialist) will prepare a traditional shepherds stew in the kettle over an open fire.
Groceries can be bought in the shops or at the market of the small town Saliste. In case you’re running low on supplies, you can hike along the stream below the hut to the nearest store in Orlat, open daily until 9pm.
The log home consists of a terrace, a kitchen, and a bedroom with a large pedestal bed that comfortably accommodates four people. Facilities include pots and pans, plenty of blankets, hand and dish towels, candles, a gas bottle with cooker, barbeque and a tripod, washing bowl and bucket, water cans, wood and an ax, toilet paper, dish soap and a sponge, soap, matches, salt and sugar. Cooking is done either with the gas burner, on the stove in the kitchen, or on the fire pit in front of the hut. Two photovoltaic panels provide light, charge smartphones or laptops and supply a small refrigerator. Furthermore:
• Outhouse instead of a water toilet.
• Spring water instead of shower and washing machine.
• Cooler basement instead of air condition
• Amazing views instead of TV.
You will find the cabin on Google Maps, and from us you'll get the current best hiking map of the Cindrel Mountains. In any case, you will not get lost up there beause you're not alone in the mountains. Next to other hikers, you'll find a shepherd leaning on his cane on every other hill.
The mobile reception at the hut itself is bad, but a little further up the hill you will find several networks.
Alpine meadows, proud mountains and the vastness of the valleys, stretch for as far as the eye can see, dotted by wooden huts and shelters, sheep, cows, and horses. This is a great starting point for hikes to the mountain lake at Gura Raului and further up into the mountains. Or just simply lie down on a hillside, chew on a blade of grass and let your thoughts drift...
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Because of repairs and maintenance work, we currently rent the cabin only in exceptional cases. If you are interested, please send an e-mail stating the number of persons and the travel period. Thanks for your understanding.
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