Bohinska Bistrica is a pleasant small town with some nice bars and restaurants and a couple of convenient supermarkets. It is within easy access of both lake Bled and, close by,lake Bohinska which is unspoilt and beautiful. The lodge was clean and spacious with a large dining area and a pleasant small sitting room (although we did not need to use the basement bedrooms). All in all we were very happy and Steve the owner was extremely helpful and always available to answer our enquiries.
We've just spent a week at The Lodge. We were a party of 7 so had lots of rooms to pick from but all were clean, well maintained and would have been equally pleasant to stay in. The Lodge was clean and well equipped with some staples provided in the pantry, which is more than we had in previous holiday houses. The kitchen is large, as would be expected in a former guesthouse, and has pretty much all you could need. The only slight challenge was how to operate the gas hob, but with advice we managed that! There is a washing machine and dryer which is a must for me! We enjoyed a trip into the mountains with a very informative guide, Tony, and found him, as well as Steve the owner, responsive to any queries and happy to help. The Lodge is close to the centre of the village so within a very short walk of supermarket, ice cream shop, bakery, bike hire and a number of places to eat out. We swam several times in the beautiful Lake Bohinj, only about 15 minutes drive away and visited Lake Bled, only about 25 minutes away. This is a stunning Country and we would love to return one day.
We are a group of 6 families some of whom live in the US and some of whom live in Israel. We chose to meet in Slovenia more or less at random, and chose the Lodge because it was big enough to house 6 couples and some children. Little did I know when I rented the place that it would turn out to be absolutely perfect.
Before we even arrived, the owner, Steve B., sent me detailed driving instructions, maps of the area and ideas for activities in the area. We arrived to find a lovely, clean, spacious home, with a dining area large enough to fit all 15 of us comfortably, lots of bathrooms, a really well equipped kitchen, an outside deck area and upstairs porches, a sitting room with tens of movies to watch (we didn't have time!) and flowers everywhere. (Not to mention the excellent wifi, washer and dryer, and dishwasher.)
The lodge is located in the small town of Bohinj Bistrica which has pretty much everything, and we took advantage of the hiking, swimming, kayaking, and biking. We took a day trip to Ljubjlna, about an hour away. The people are friendly, the area is lovely, the lodge is roomy and comfortable - it was really perfect. I would be happy to take all of my vacations at the Lodge!
Perfect for our group of 15: A few minutes’ walk to groceries, ATM, bike and kayak rental. Roomy, clean, fully furnished and equipped. I especially appreciated the electric kettle. A set of storage containers for food leftovers would be helpful. A few suggestions:
1. The upstairs rooms are hot, and there was only one working fan for the five rooms. Provide more fans, or ideally, install ceiling fans.
2. Lots of superfluous doors that don’t serve any purpose and that are merely in the way, could be removed: dining room, kitchen, pantry, and ground floor bathroom. Also, remove the urinal and perhaps replace it with shelving for towels or toilet paper.
3. The door to our room didn’t shut properly.
Other than that, lovely and highly recommended.
I wasn't sure what to expect, firstly because this is my first time to Slovenia and secondly because the owner had underplayed it's appeal.
Whilst he kept the expectations low in terms of it being a two star accomodation, we were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived and found this very clean and very spacious house (even with 20 of us) with all the necessary amenities. There were no en suite bedrooms but as we were a group that knew each other quite well, sharing three bathrooms was no problem at all, and there was plentiful hot water.
It was situated bang in the centre of the village with a total of 14 small bars or restaurants within a 600 metre radius. The scenery was absolutely outstanding with endless activities to keep us entertained.
We will certainly be going back again, maybe to try out the skiing in Winter next time.
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