Special Stays: Garden Village, Lake Bled

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Garden Village, a unique place to stay in Lake Bled

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

Garden Village – glamping in Slovenia

The pool is natural and free from chemicals, cleaned by plants in the pond beside it.

Healthy and organic dining at Garden Village, Lake Bled

The restaurant focuses on healthy, locally sourced food and the architecture is impressive, all designed to make you feel at one with nature.

A great place to eat in Lake Bled

Most tables have living grass in the middle, something I’ve never seen before but would love to have on my desk!

A unique place to stay in Lake Bled

If the grass isn’t your style, you can opt for a herb table instead.

Stay in a tree house at Lake Bled

Perhaps the biggest treat of all is the accommodation itself.

Tree house glamping in Slovenia

Welcome to our tree house!

Unique place to sleep in Lake Bled

Our treehouse slept four, with one bedroom upstairs…

 

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… and another on the floor below.

Unusual place to stay in Lake Bled

Upstairs also had a huge hammock, with cushions and beanbags for lounging.

Garden Village Slovenia

Downstairs was really spacious with a lounge area, kitchen space and bathroom.

Garden Village, Lake Bled Slovenia

We stayed in one of the standard treehouses, but there is also a honeymoon option, complete with a drawbridge for extra privacy!

Glamping tents at Lake Bled, Slovenia

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.

Sauna at Lake Bled

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.

Our road trip in Slovenia

To see the rest of our road trip, look at our posts on Vipava and Goriška Brda, Soča Valley and Vršič Pass, and Lake Bled. And, of course, the one all about the food!

This post is part of the Must love Festivals project. Thank you to Spirit Slovenia for inviting us to stay. 

25 thoughts on “Special Stays: Garden Village, Lake Bled”

  1. What an adorable tree house! I too want a desk that sprouts such lushness.
    So interested in Slovenia, thanks to your posts 🙂

  2. I’ve been reading for a while without commenting, but this one got me out of the bag, because that is amazing! I’ve been wanting to stay in a tree house lodge for such a long time. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Thank you for commenting. Welcome! Tree houses are definitely ome of our favourite places to stay. It feels so good to be surrounded by nature!

  3. Wow! What a fabulous stay! The tree house looks so cozy and interesting. Even I have never seen something like grass on the desk. It inspires Eco-friendliness.

  4. Oh, how beautiful. I visited Lake Bled twelve years ago – there wasn’t anything like this! I stayed on a simple campsite. But the magical feeling of the lake was just the same – skinny dipping there at night was one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever done. Thank you for the reminder xx

  5. Hi Victoria,
    Thanks for a great post on the Lake. This hotel looks incredible. It’s our dream to have a hotel one day and after traveling and being in a huge mix of hotels we’re starting to formulate our own idea. Camille’s an interior designer and is amazing at creating designs.

    We’ll be moving near Lake Bled on the other side of the border in a small town in Austria starting next month. I’m sure this will be a great weekend trip for us. Spark the romance!

    Now I gotta check out your road trip post!

    Keep journeying,
    Mark and Camille

  6. I will be taking a trip with my boyfriend here soon and I booked a glamping tent with a hot tub, I am so excited! Thanks for the extra info!

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