The wild, beautiful and majestic heritage of the Transylvanian Highlands must be experienced for yourself when you visit Sibiu County. The wild nature, mosaic landscapes and gentle meadows are unlike any other. It is an area where traditional, well-preserved medieval villages andUNESCO designated fortified churches meet the beautiful natural landscape surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. This region is a personal favourite of royalty, as upheld by King Charles, and rightfully so, a stay here is fit for anyone who wants to feel like a king or queen. Imagine the beauty of the highlands this winter covered by a blanket of snow, as you enjoy an organic meal from the land and retreat to your rustic style manor to reconnect with yourself.

It is the perfect mindful escape away from the city that you’ve been searching for this winter holiday. For the most ambient medieval lodges immersed in the Transylvanian highlands, we’ve selected the top places in the region based on the experiences they provide.  

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Bio Mosna - Mosna

An authentic agritourism farm experience with beautifully decorated rooms, newly renovated in a simple yet authentic blend which incorporates raw materials, with modern finishes offering a cozy stay disconnected from the chaos of everyday life. It is the full immersion in all things local to Transylvania from the décor to the tastes as breakfast is included in your stay and dishes are made using ingredients right from the owners’ farm. Book here.

Burg Meschen - Mosna

Arranged in the old Evangelical parish house in the village of Mosna, 10 km from Medias.The lodge includes 5 rooms with 2 to 4 beds and can accommodate up to 16people, so it is perfect if you are travelling with a group. Guests can enjoy rooms decorated in authentic Saxon style with refurbished furniture over 100years old and within close proximity to the Fortified church offering a special charm. Book Here.

UNESCO Wurmloch - Valea Viilor

This is an old parish house within the proximity of the fortified fortress in Valea Viilor which is a UNESCO heritage site transformed into a comfortable and welcoming guest house. The space is suitable for larger groups and it is able to accommodate up to 16 people who have at their disposal a shared kitchen equipped with a stove, washing machine and a dishwasher. There is a place to serve meals, meeting rooms for seminars. Open the door to history when you step outside of your room and enjoy the courtyard of the centuries old fortified church. Book here.

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Copsa Mare

A perfect safe haven for relaxation and discovery in the heart of Transylvania.All houses have been restored according to traditional architecture, decorated with local furniture and provide the ultimate comfort for a modern lifestyle. Book here.

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Image by Bio Mosna

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Image by Ilimbav Chripar