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Rent a beautiful apartment in Ratece, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

At Slovenian Retreats our aim is to offer some of Slovenia's very best available self-catering rental accommodation with the highest standards of comfort in one of the most beautiful and characteristic parts of Slovenia - the charming alpine village of Ratece outside one of Slovenia's most famous mountain and ski resorts - Kranjska Gora.

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living room villa Planina View from villa Planina Rateče, Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Lake Jasna, Kranjska Gora Rateče village Kranjska Gora - winter Kranjska Gora - skiing Villa Nebina - bedroom

Ratece, home to our two Retreats - Villa Planina & Nebina - is a wonderful unspoilt alpine village in a lovely position at the head of the Upper Sava Valley at the point where Slovenia meets Italy and Austria, offering wonderful mountain views, lovely traditional alpine architecture and some excellent local restaurants. It is also the start point for a number of fantastic walks and home to one of the world's highest and most famous ski-jumping arenas at Planica, which hosts an annual world cup event in late March.

Just five minutes away by car is the pretty resort of Kranjska Gora which offers a wealth of things to do and see all year round, including excellent - mainly beginner and family oriented - skiing, outstanding walking, some great restaurants, a mountain bike park, various spas and pools, a summer sledging piste and a lovely lake - all against the magnificent backdrop of the Julian Alps.

 

 

 

The area is a fantastic base for exploring Slovenia with the Soca Valley, Lakes Bled & Bohinj and the pretty caital Ljubljana all an hour's drive and an easy day trip away. The neighbouring areas of Italy and Austria also offer considerable attractions in the form of a number of lakes and beautiful mountain scenery, not to mention various ski areas as little as 15 minutes drive from our Retreats (for example Tarvisio and Sella Nevea in Italy, Dreilandereck and Gerlitzen in Austria). Our Retreats arethe perfect location to ski 3 countries in a long weekend! In Winter there is also some of Slovenia's best cross country skiing in the village of Ratece and the Tamar valley, with well maintained trails in stunning alpine scenery. In Summer guests should not miss the wonerful bike trail running from Tarvisio in Italy to Jesenice in Slovenia. Running past Ratece village and following the line of an abandoned railway this family friendly trail is the ideal way to take in the magnificent mountain scenery of the tri-border region.

Villa Planina Villa Nebina
SUMMER ACTIVITIES (Click to open)
Mountain walking (from the Villa)
Summer sledging (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
Cycling / mountain biking trails (from the Villa)
Mountain bike park (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
Swimming pools (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
Lake Jasna (10 minutes - Kranjska Gora)
Spa (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
Horse-riding (5 minutes – in the next village)
Paragliding (20 minutes – in Triglav National Park)
Mountaineering (20 minutes – in Triglav National Park)
Beaches / rowing / boating on Lake Bled / Bohinj (40-60 minutes)
Rafting, kayaking, canyoning on the Soca river (1 hour)
Fly fishing (1 hour Bohinj or Soca river)
WINTER ACTIVITIES (Click to open)
Nordic skiing (2 minutes - Ratece)
Sled-dog driving (10 minutes, over the Italian border)
Mountaineering (20 minutes – in Triglav National Park)
Ice climbing (40 minutes – in Triglav National Park)
Night tobogganing (5 minutes Kranjska Gora)
Night sking (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
DAY TRIPS  (Click to open)
Lake Bled (40 minutes)
Lake Bohinj (1 hour)
Soca Valley (1 hour)
Historic Skofja Loka (1 hour)
Ljubljana (1 hour 15 minutes)
Venice (3 hours)
SKI AREAS  (Click to open)
Kranjska Gora – Podkoren (5 minutes)
Tarvisio - Monte Lussari (20 minutes Italy)
Arnoldstein (25 minutes – Austria)
Gerlitzen (40 minutes - Austria)
Sella Nevea (45 minutes – Italy)
Kobla (50 minutes)
Vogel (1 hour)
Kanin (1 hour)
Nassfeld (1 hour – Austria)
Krvavec (1 hour)
Badkleinkircheim (1 hour – Austria)
SUMMER ACTIVITIES  (Click to open)
Mountain walking (from the Villa)
Summer sledging (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
Cycling / mountain biking trails (from the Villa)
Mountain bike park (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
Swimming pools (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
Lake Jasna (10 minutes - Kranjska Gora)
Spa (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
Horse-riding (5 minutes – in the next village)
Paragliding (20 minutes – in Triglav National Park)
Mountaineering (20 minutes – in Triglav National Park)
Beaches / rowing / boating on Lake Bled / Bohinj (40-60 minutes)
Rafting, kayaking, canyoning on the Soca river (1 hour)
Fly fishing (1 hour: Lake Bohinj or Soca river)
WINTER ACTIVITIES  (Click to open)
Nordic skiing (2 minutes - Ratece)
Sled-dog driving (10 minutes, over the Italian border)
Mountaineering (20 minutes – in Triglav National Park)
Ice climbing (40 minutes – in Triglav National Park)
Night tobogganing (5 minutes Kranjska Gora)
Night sking (5 minutes – Kranjska Gora)
DAY TRIPS  (Click to open)
Lake Bled (40 minutes)
Lake Bohinj (1 hour)
Soca Valley (1 hour)
Historic Skofja Loka (1 hour)
Ljubljana (1 hour 15 minutes)
Venice (3 hours)
SKI AREAS  (Click to open)
Kranjska Gora – Podkoren (5 minutes)
Tarvisio - Monte Lussari (20 minutes Italy)
Arnoldstein (25 minutes – Austria)
Gerlitzen (40 minutes - Austria)
Sella Nevea (45 minutes – Italy)
Kobla (50 minutes)
Vogel (1 hour)
Kanin (1 hour)
Nassfeld (1 hour – Austria)
Krvavec (1 hour)
Badkleinkircheim (1 hour – Austria)

For an unforgettable holiday or ski break in Slovenia in fantastic accommodation in a beautiful alpine location close to major resorts and attractions, you need look no further. Slovenian Retreats offers Slovenia self-catering accommodation at its best! Slovenian Retreats is brought to you by Think Slovenia (TS1 d.o.o.) who are responsible for managing the Retreats on behalf of the owners Slovenian company - SGN1 d.o.o.

Holiday in Slovenia 

Slovenia is an amazingly diverse country, covering stunning Alpine areas in the north west, Mediterranean coastline in the south west, with beautiful rolling countryside, wine growing areas, pristine forests and subalpine areas covering much of the rest of the country. The country is dotted with beautiful towns, the pick of which are the pretty capital Ljubljana, Piran, the jewel of the Adriatic and the medieval towns of Ptuj, Skofja Loka, Radovljica & Kamnik. The different regions of Slovenia are influenced strongly by neighbouring countries especially the north / north east of the country where there is a strong Austrian influence and the west of the country where a strong Italian influence influences everything from road signs to cuisine, from language to architecture. Despite such geographical and cultural diversity Slovenia is small (approximately the size of Wales) meaning your Slovenia holiday can easily consist of skiing in the beautiful Julian Alps in the morning, relaxing on the Adriatic coast in the afternoon, with dinner in the capital in the evening! A holiday in Slovenia offers huge scope for interesting things to see and do wherever you are based in the country.

The Julian Alps, Slovenia
If you have never been to Slovenia there has never been a better time to discover this beautiful and little known corner of Europe. Whilst the whole country is beautiful and all regions offer something of interest to visitors, Slovenia's must-see region is the Julian Alps in the north west of the country. Former President of the Alpine Club, Tom Longstaff certainly agreed with this sentiment, writing that the Julian Alps “have become for me, after forty years devotion to mountain scenery, the most desirable of all mountains...Triglav reigns over a dreamworld, sundered from time, full of unbelievable hidden nooks, of unsuspected passages, of sudden visions of cliffs which cannot be real. Surely there is no other mountain land like this”. All of our Retreats are based in this fantastic area which is as attractive to those looking for a relaxed break in stunning unspoilt alpine surroundings as to those looking for a more activity filled break – whether it be skiing, hiking, kayaking or a myriad of other outdoor pursuits. Come and enjoy your Slovenia holiday with us in the Julian Alps!

Holiday Accommodation Slovenia         
The perfect Slovenia Holiday starts with a great place to stay. Slovenian Retreats have handpicked and lovingly renovated two properties in one of Slovenia’s most beautiful and appealing areas of the Julian Alps – the Kranjska Gora region. We believe our Retreats set new standards in the self-catering side of Slovenia accommodation, with outstanding levels of comfort in wonderful locations. Villa Planina is our flagship property – an outstandingly positioned new alpine style building containing four apartments located in the charming village of Ratece just outside Kranjska Gora. A short walk away is the beautiful renovated farmhouse Villa Nebina, which also contains four apartments. More information on the individual Retreats are below or alternatively click on the villa buttons on the sidebar for more detailed descriptions, floor plans and photos.      

Slovenia Ski Holiday                        
Slovenia is an outstanding destination for great value skiing and our Retreats are perfectly positioned to take advantage of some of Slovenia’s best skiing. Villa Planina and Nebina are both just 5 minutes drive from pistes at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia's best known ski area with annual world cup ski jumping and slalom events. Kranjska Gora offers particularly good family skiing and beginner - intermediate facilities with easily accessible pistes. For more advanced skiers the world cup pistes at Podkoren side of the resort offer more challenging skiing. The Kranjska Gora area is also a great base to explore the wide range of other resorts in the region within an easy drive and day trip from our Retreats – how about skiing 7 different resorts in three countries in a week?

Kranjska Gora Apartments
Villa Planina and Nebina are both located in the charming alpine village of Ratece just outside Kranjska Gora known for its choice of superb restaurants with a shop, bars and other amenities in easy walking distance of both villas. A fantastic place for a Slovenia Holiday all year round with beautiful scenery, top class walking and a choice of 8 ski resorts within 1 hour drive. Annual world cup ski jumping and slalom events are held just minutes from the house. Villa Planina is an attractive alpine chalet style building with 4 bright, sunny, luxury apartments each with balcony / terrace & panoramic mountain views. Thoughtfully fitted out, the flats are extremely spacious and comfortable with underfloor heating, flat screen TVs / DVDs, pool table & ping pong table in the basement & communal garden. Villa Nebina is just a short walk away and is a wonderfully converted farmhouse consisting of 4 newly renovated apartments with high quality solid wood furnishings, wooden flooring & plenty of original features. Choose Villa Planina or Nebina for a wonderful Slovenia Holiday in the Kranjska Gora region.

 
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