UNIQUE SLOVENIA STAYS: Vineyard Houses Podhamer in Prlekija
When you’re visiting a country as beautiful as Slovenia, you need a place to stay that’s a little bit special. How does a vineyard house at the top of a terraced hill in the renowned Slovenian wine region sound to you?
A different corner: Head north-east!
Slovenia visitors and wine lovers can find rest and relaxation in the idyllic rural setting in the north-eastern part of the country, known as Prlekija – part of which is the enchanting Jeruzalem. This part of Slovenia is the sort of countryside hideway that once there, you’d definitely want to stay longer.
If you’re looking for somewhere quieter to stay while holidaying in Slovenia, grab a chance to stay in Podhamer vineyard house in Jeruzalem – now converted into wonderfully cosy and comfortable rooms and suites.
Near Ljutomer, surrounded with the countryside
Once you settle in, you will be immediately immersed by the glorious views from the premises.
The views from the Podhamer terrace seem to go on for ever, and they enhance the feeling of being in the most peaceful place in Slovenia.
The vineyard houses are brimming with details such as exposed stone walls and beams. Some have little gardens attached.
A warm and welcoming place
First of the vacation cottages (Podhamer A) has two bedrooms and a spare room to sleep up to 6 persons. There is a cosy common room with a wood-fired oven – a very Slovenian kind of detail!
Further more, there is a spacious sun terrace with a billiard table, a perfect place for scenic dining and social evenings.
Second of the vacation cottages (Podhamer B) features three bedrooms to sleep up to 7 persons. There is a cosy common room with a wood-fired oven as well, and an idyllic natural wood balcony.
Guests can use a private wine cellar to taste local white wines.
What else to do – beside relaxing & drinking wine?
A lot, and here are just some suggestions to put on the list!
Cycling by the Mura river
The Mura river is a synonym for wildlife diversity and presents one of the richest ecosystems in Europe. Locals call it the Slovenian Amazon. Explore its cut-off meanders in the morning mist, go bird watching and recharge your energy at the energetic park Razkrižje.
Stop at the operating floating mill Babič and the historic cable ferry. A must-see for couples is the “Island of love” in Ižakovci, which is, according to the legend, the place where lovers meet.
Distance: 30 km/ Duration: 3 hours/ Difficulty: LOW
Bike ride and rafting on the Mura river
Take a scenic 22km cycling route to the starting point of your rafting adventure on Mura. Leave your bike behind in the village of Petanjci and let your guide take you on a thrilling and educational voyage down the broad Mura river.
Your bike will be waiting for you at the exit point on the Island of love, where your can have a lunch break and cycle back home at your own pace.
Duration: 7 hours/ Difficulty: LOW
Cycling around Jeruzalem vineyards
Jeruzalem hills with vineyard terraces are perfect for those looking for more challenging biking trails, diverse landscape and picturesque views.
Go on a wine tour with a bike and stop at the wine cellars of your choosing to try some of the best Slovenian white wines and culinary delights. The refreshments will give you the boost to conquer the hills with ease.
Duration: depends on the track and its difficulty
Horseback riding has long been known as a ‘royal’ therapy treatment for the body and mind. Make your vacation unforgettable, experience freedom and challenge yourself on a thrilling horseback adventure, splashing through the Drava river rapids or riding across vineyard hills.
A 2.5 hour riding adventure for beginners and experienced horse riders all year round. Personalized riding tours, tailored to your experience and season.
More about horseback riding tours here!
Jeruzalem Landscape Park is an important Slovenian wine region, where you can not only taste some of the best white wines in the world, but also admire the most memorable agricultural landscape. At the cosy wine cellars you can have private wine tastings in the perfect atmosphere of candle lights and coolness.
A personalized off-road wine tour with a wine expert can be also arranged.
Wellness & a massage with a view
After an active day outdoors, nothing beats a rejuvenating energetic massage at your vacation home. Especially if your accommodation features a sun terrace or a balcony offering stunning views of the green vineyard terraces and clear blue skies. And at Podhamer Holiday House they will gladly arrange it for you – so you can just relax and enjoy!
You can also choose to visit one of the renowned natural thermal spas and wellness centres in the region. More HERE.
For more information and reservation of a Podhamer vineyard house visit: https://www.podhamer.si
or call Sebastian at +386 41 343 656.