|I am sure you have already seen pictures like the one below. Oh yes... we all know Bled is amazing. The island, the fairy-tale church, the big rock with the castle and the mountains in the back. Jaw dropping sunrises and sunsets, swimming or ice skating to the island, cream cakes, Vintgar Gorge and countless adventures in its beautiful surroundings. But this year Bled got something completely new and very special!
In June 2014 a new 'baby' was born. The very special Garden Village Resort Bled. Unique and the best glamping resort you will ever see. Worldwide! Before we start praising it we owe you a short equation:
GLAMPING = GLamorous + cAMPING
Garden Village combines both words in an amazing way. You will surely spend most of your time outside: in the tree-tops, on the pier above the stream, in the garden of your glamping tent or on the beach by the pool. It really is an 'outdoor resort' which offers all comfort and luxury of the best hotels. The design and the construction of Garden Village resort is truly crazy. In the best meaning of this word. An almost useless & steep terrain by the stream was converted into a paradise. Outstanding tree houses, wooden galleries, high platforms for yoga classes, a massage corner and a hidden 'bird's nest', which is reserved for private sauna sessions. Top!
WARNING: If you are staying at Garden Village Bled, there is a big chance you won't leave the resort at all.
Why would you go to the crowded beach at Lake Bled if you can have your own private beach? Deep your feet in the fresh stream which flows from Lake Bled or swim in the fantastic natural pond, which also has its small special island. Just like Lake Bled :) In the warm summer days this is the best spot in the resort, a gathering place of all guests and THE PLACE for a romantic dinner at their great Greenhouse restaurant.
Beach by the stream and architectural wonders of Garden Village Resort.
Of course we also checked the skills of the kitchen chefs. The menu is not very long, but is fresh and local. We loved the chef's choice daily menu. Just pick the number of courses and warn them if you are a vegetarian or allergic to broccoli and simply enjoy! The spices grow on your dining table and the vegetables come to your plate directly from their own garden! Yummy! :)
In the evening Garden Village puts on an even more romantic 'dress'. No words are needed...
This was our 'house'. A glamorous tent with its own terrace and vegetable garden, private bathroom and wooden hot tub. 'When should we heat it up for you?' asked the friendly receptionist. And the evening was just perfect... :)
No matter how nice the resort is, you should still have a stroll down to Lake Bled. It won't disappoint you. Early morning is the best part of the day as the water & sky colors are simply stunning.
I never get fed up of the view from Ojstrica. I hiked up there and waited until the sun came out behind the Begunjščica mountain.
Lake Bled is on everybody's tourist map for a reason. It is hard not to love it, especially if you take time to have some fun on the lake and explore its beautiful surroundings.
If you still haven't decided to visit Slovenia, Garden Village Bled surely persuaded you, right? :)
Author: Miha Gantar, Avgust 17th, 2014