Garden Village BledLake Bled, Slovenia
Located in a country already considered something of a hidden gem, Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful and idyllic places on earth, surrounded by forests and alps dotted with castles of the sort you thought only existed in story books. Among all this natural splendour is the eco-friendly paradise of Garden Village, offering a top spot to rejuvenate during a grand European adventure.
There are two options of the tented variety: cute and comfy pier tents sitting over the water, and luxurious two-storey glamping tents – complete with mezzanine bedroom, living space and mini-bar – set in the forest. Opened in June 2014, Garden Village really is in some ways like a youth hostel, but without the scary share dorms. Instead there is an infinity pool, communal living area with an open fire, Finnish sauna, smart restaurant and electric rental cars.
During the day there’s a hit parade of activities in which to partake, from river tubing to bike tours, hiking to paragliding. Pack a picnic and head, via pletna, a traditional wooden boat, to beautiful Bled Island.
- Infinity pool
- Electric rental cars
Prices start at around US$200 per night for a two-bedroom tree house.
There are a few different accommodation options available – tree house, pier tents, glamping tents and apartments.