The tourist farm named »Pri Papeževih« is situated in village Banja Loka, on the plateau over the Kolpa river in Commune Kostel. The farm with accommodation Pri Papeževih, Central Slovenia, wich lies at altitude of 520 meters, is one of the biggest and oldest in Banja Loka and also in Commune Kostel. Farm has 6 hectares of cultivate area and about 10 hectares of forest.
The farm with accommodation Pri Papeževih, Central Slovenia, is intended for those who desire peace and tranquility, as it is surrounded by mysterious forests, extensive hills and numerous meadows. And while enjoying your stay in this beautiful landscape, you may let your mind and health benefit from placid and tranquil influence of the nature.
On the farm, each season has its unique charm. In winter, when the nature is in the state of dormancy, you can take some activities in the snow, and when the night falls, you can enjoy sitting close to the brick stove and have a rest or engage. In spring you can admire the awakening nature, and in summer you will probably look for shade in the shelter of the forest or help haymaking and other farm works. When autumn comes it is time to explore the nature again.
Village Banja Loka is placed by public road G2-106 Ljubljana – Petrina (Croatia border). Distance from Kočevje is 20 km, from border with Croatia (Petrina) about 10 km.
ABOUT THE FARM AND HER TRADITION
The tourist farm named »Pri Papeževih« is one of the oldest and largest farms in Banja Loka. Farm origins back in the 17th century. It was named after the first owner Papež.
Farms in this area have no tradition of dedicated farming. Due to the fragmentation of plots, poor Karst soil and lack of water, people for a normal life cultivated all kinds of cereals and maize, potatoes and flax. Good fruits grow successfully in the meadow orchards. Fruit is processed mainly in the "mošt" (fruit wine) and fruit brandy (“Kostelska rakija”).
We revived The farm with accommodation Pri Papeževih, Central Slovenia, for the production of agricultural products, restore orchards (meadow orchards) and started breeding small ruminants (sheep, goats).
With the renovation of the farmhouse, we added a new, tourist activity. Here we offer our guests accommodation which is an ideal base for spending free time.
Tourist farm house, which was built in 1902, is fully renovated. It has 11 beds in one, two or three bed rooms with toilets.
Accommodation rooms and the whole house are decorated traditionally as a “Kostel” house.
For tours of the nearby and more distant surroundings it is possible to rent a mountain bikes. We can also organize a ride rafts, kayaks and canoes on the river Kolpa. Near the village is also Kočevska trail, Slovenian transversal, Kostel walkway, Castle walkway, Trška footpath and cycle transversal.
Guests can cook meals in their own furnished and equipped kitchens.
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