Nebesa Boutique Chalets near Kobarid, Soca Valley, Slovenia
10/10 for scenery, this mountain retreat offers staggering views and 4 chic chalets to cosy up in with your partner.
Given its location – perched high on a mountain, above the clouds and overlooking everyone else – Nebesa (meaning ‘Heaven’) is a perfect name for this hotel. You really feel like God of all you survey – and the weather plays itself out in extremes: glorious sunshine one day, magnificent storms the next. To the east are snow-capped mountains; to the west, endless valleys trailing down to the Adriatic Sea. The nearest neighbours are 1km down a steep winding road, and the silence is absolute.
Owners Katja and Bojan stumbled across the flat plateau whilst out for a hike one day; within hours they’d decided to build their home there. This then expanded into an idea for a simple retreat – they didn’t want anything high maintenance; the USP was to be the glorious landscape and relaxed ambiance. The result was 4 wooden ski-style chalets, each sleeping 2 guests, and a L-shaped main building housing a dining room and wellness centre. Glass-walled fronts mean the views are ever present and wild red deer wander through the surrounding meadows. It’s heady stuff.
Originally posted 2013-06-30 19:04:30.