The property is big, eight bedrooms divided into individual apartments. There is a big dining room and nice patio space. The kitchen is a little rough and not conveniently located on the lower level. The property is a bit more rustic than we expected, plumbing leaked and small details were unfinished. The playground area is nice but precariously perched on the side of a cliff, so we weren’t able to just let the kiddos play while we sat on the patio. The village itself is 20 min south of Bran with only very basic grocery options nearby. The views really are incredible and the entrance to the nature reserve/park is just up the road. The owners live in another house on the same property and were very friendly and easy to work with. When deciding between 3 and 4 stars, it really was the service that tipped it 4 stars.
Spectacular views and an
enchanting loft from which to read and watch the snow fall.
Magical Christmas Tree - really made us feel at home.
Wine & festive bread waiting in the kitchen.
Warm fire hearth - because a cabin in the snow is nothing without a fireplace with ample amounts of kindling.
Luxurious hot tub especially when doused with local lavender bath salts.
Kind & generous owner - thank you so much, Ema.
Bottom line - We loved our Carpathian Log Cabin, and it’s proximity to the snow globe-esque Christmas markets in Bran & Braşov, and skiing at Poiana Braşov. Romania was a delightful adventure for 2 footloose Californians seeking a winter wonderland.