The Apuseni Mountains of Western Romania have a special appeal of pasture landscapes, rugged mounts, and a thriving peasant culture. This area inspired Queen Marie in her love of Romanian tradition and natural beauty.
The Bucium area is known as a old gold mining area. Its high altitude at 1200 m (3500 ft) ensures cool weather when summer heat hits other parts of Romania and cozy wood heated comfort in the cold wintery months.
This is the perfect rustic escape from city-life into the best of rual Romania. Calm, quiet and sited along a small river. Its main appeal in in the rural setting and local hospitality from cooking to local hospitality.
About 70 km (40 miles) from Alba Julia where Romanian Kings and Queens were crowned, the village is sited in a small valley and the Inn best reached in 4WD.
SERVICE & ORDER
Everything is informal but very well managed. Home cooking will be done by villagers if asked - or you can make use of the well equipped kitchen.
This is a true country Inn restored from its farm origins with well chosen old-styled furnishings. Ten rooms (for 2 or 3) share two bathrooms, three toilets and a shower.
This is a place for ample Romanian fare and alot to drink.
(A wonderful website full of local culture and beautiful pictures.)