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To finish our road trip around Slovenia, we ended up in Lake Bled and spent our final night in a particularly special place in Slovenia – a newly opened green resort near Lake Bled called Garden Village. As soon as I saw its website, I knew it was our kind of place – stylish glamping in gorgeous nature with an environmental conscience. The whole road trip was a surprise for Steve so I couldn’t wait to see his reaction when we arrived at this final place. Garden Village offers glamping right next to Lake Bled so we went there after visiting the lake and riding the Straža. He was so impressed by the place that our high continued for the rest of the night. Here are some photos from our stay at this beautiful eco resort in Slovenia
A unique place to stay in Slovenia
The pool is natural and free from chemicals, cleaned by plants in the pond beside it.
The restaurant focuses on healthy, locally sourced food and the architecture is impressive, all designed to make you feel at one with nature.
Most tables have living grass in the middle, something I’ve never seen before but would love to have on my desk!
If the grass isn’t your style, you can opt for a herb table instead.
Perhaps the biggest treat of all is the accommodation itself.
Welcome to our tree house!
Our treehouse slept four, with one bedroom upstairs…
… and another on the floor below.
Upstairs also had a huge hammock, with cushions and beanbags for lounging.
Downstairs was really spacious with a lounge area, kitchen space and bathroom.
We stayed in one of the standard treehouses, but there is also a honeymoon option, complete with a drawbridge for extra privacy!
You can also choose to stay in tents, right beside the river, or bigger glamping tents further up the hill. The bigger glamping tents com with a private hot tub! Accommodation costs from €80 per night per tent.
And finally, perhaps my favourite thing about the village, the birds nest sauna, covered in twigs beside the river with a little walkway for river dips. We haven’t been in a sauna since Finland and it was a wonderful re-introduction to the invigorating contrast of deep heat and icy waters. Don’t miss it if you visit. It was the perfect end to our trip!
The Garden Village also has an eco shop and a whole menu of spa treatments including Kneipp therapy and a massage pavillion above the river. We’d love to return for a longer stay.