“Stakevtsi Wonderful Place” opened its doors in June 2020, but for a long time it had no name. We kept wondering what to call it. It is neither a hotel nor a guest house, and we wanted to escape from such categories. One day we thought about how people react when they visit us. “Oh, what a wonderful place you’ve created!” everyone exclaims. Well, the name just came.
Our names are Boyan and Stella, and we are the hosts of the “Wonderful Place Stakevtsi”. We are both from the city of Vidin, but we had the good fortune to grow up in our villages with our grandparents. It was the nostalgia for the free village life that brought us to Stakevtsi in 2006. Since we’ve been living here, we like to say that we feel like children on summer vacation. But this time it doesn’t end. The village of Stakevtsi is one of the few preserved virgin corners of Bulgaria. Enchanted by the vast Stakev Balkan, the clean mountain air filled with the smell of herbs and fresh grass, and the babbling of the river, we decided to make it so that everyone could touch them, enjoy the quiet and peaceful evenings filled with flashes of fireflies and songs of crickets.
And so our dream came true! We now offer our guests the opportunity to visit us for family celebrations – weddings, birthdays, christenings, garden parties or just for a relaxing weekend with delicious home-cooked food shared with friends. We also organize children’s camps and family adventures for parents and children, where the emphasis is on experiences in nature. We have a farm with a variety of animals – horses, cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, all kinds of poultry, peacocks, dogs, cats, rabbits, roe deer.
Our Wonderful place is located 500 m after the end of the village of Stakevtsi, hidden between the river and the mountain slopes, near the Serbian border. It has a bed base, a dining room with 46 seats, a party hall with a capacity of 136 people, a TV room, a room for indoor activities (lectures, seminars, workshops), a shed with a barbecue and an oven, an open stage, a spacious yard and most the beautiful view of Stara Planina.
• 6 family rooms with the following layout: two double rooms with single beds, symmetrically located on a common corridor with a bathroom. In each room, one more pull-out bed can be added.
• 2 double rooms with private bathrooms
The total capacity is 40 places, of which 28 main single beds and 12 additional rollaway beds. Each room has a private veranda with a relaxation area. We only rent the entire base.
Price per night (breakfast included):
summer season (01.05 – 30.09) – BGN 1,200 for rent of the entire facility;
winter season (01.10 – 30.04) – BGN 1,350 for rent of the entire facility;
The kitchen is not available to the guests, so the meals are organized by us. We offer a variety of dishes of your choice, prepared mainly from home-made products.
Breakfast is included in the price of the night. It is delicious, rustic, prepared by local grandmothers – homemade pies, soft cakes, pancakes, tutmanik, etc.
Lunch includes soup, main course and dessert. Price – BGN 16-20 per person depending on the products.
Dinner includes salad, starter, main course and dessert. Price – BGN 24-28 per person depending on the products;
The food is prepared on site and served at a buffet table. The menu is specified in advance.
Dining hall with 46 seats; Hall for celebrations with a capacity of 136 people; TV room; Hall for indoor activities (lectures, seminars, workshops); shed with barbecue and oven; open scene; spacious yard; Organized meals; Possibility to organize family celebrations – weddings, birthdays, baptisms, garden parties; Organizing children’s camps and family adventures for parents and children