Fairytale castles, luxury spa resorts, campsites in the wilds, historic hotels and modern retreats — during my visit to Slovenia I experienced a superb variety of places to stay. My favourite of all, though, was glamping in the woods on the shores of Lake Bled, a magical setting with a view of the castle and the Church of St Martins on its island perch. Here’s my review of Lake Bled glamping, Slovenia.
Lake Bled Glamping, Slovenia
Can you imagine a campsite with a better view? Lake Bled is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia, a country packed full of beauty!
And to stay here at Camping Bled costs as little as €22.80 for a plot for two people, depending on the time of year. We, however, were staying in something a bit more special than a canvas tent. As soon as I saw the Gozdne vile huts I knew I was going to love Lake Bled glamping in Slovenia.
We were welcomed with some delicious light bites and smoothies, then had a few hours to relax before enjoying a fabulous massage with a view of the forest.
We dined in a great local restaurant that evening, but I was really looking forward to returning to our little wooden huts and making use of my own wood-fired hot tub, perfect for a romantic evening under the stars. They thoughtfully provide candles and you can even arrange to have a cold dinner brought to your tub.
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While the huts are cosy, there’s just room for a double bed and a few cupboards. It felt so romantic and snug spending the night here.
Each hut also has its own private toilet and waterfall shower (in a block just across the lawn). As well as towels, two white towelling robes were provided.
I loved the big picture window that looked out onto the trees.
In the morning, a breakfast hamper was outside my door with a hot flask of coffee.
The only thing missing was my fiancé. I’d love to come back here and a spend a few nights glamping with Neill. I’ve even suggested Lake Bled glamping Slovenia as the perfect place for our honeymoon. Yes, I really loved it that much.
You can hire a plot for your tent from just €22.80 per couple. You can also hire plots including a tent, and they even have glamping family tents plus, of course, the magical Gozdne vile huts like the ones we stayed in. With prices starting from just €69 for a hut for two with breakfast and your own hot tub, I think it’s great value. The huts are heated, so you can even stay here in the middle of Winter. Imagine dashing the few paces through the snow to your hot tub. So romantic.
When to visit Lake Bled
Bled get s very busy in the summer months and I would personally avoid going there in July or August because it’s simply too crowded. Spring or Autumn is ideal, when accommodation prices will also be cheaper. In April and May and again in September and October the weather is usually lovely and warm with fewer crowds. Christmas and New Year are extremely busy periods too.
Whatever time of year you go, you’ll find everywhere less crowded first thing in the morning so it’s advisable to visit the top tourist attractions like Bled Castle and Bled Island, which you can catch a boat to, as soon as they open. When it is really busy head out for a walk around the lake and you’ll mostly be able to find a quiet spot somewhere. The longer walking trails are less popular and, therefore, quieter too.
Check out Top 5 Reasons to Visit Lake Bled
Thanks to Best Press Story for organising this fabulous press trip to Slovenia. While my travel, accommodation, meals and activities were all complimentary, as always, I will only ever share with you my own thoughts and honest opinions. All photographs are my own and subject to copyright unless otherwise stated.
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Oh my, we’re planning a roaadtrip through Slovenia and nééd to stay here,wow!
You do indeed need to stay here. I loved it and would love to go back with my other half one day.
My gosh that looks like heaven! What a beautiful place to go glamping – It looks so different to the glamping I’ve done here in Melbourne, which was on top of a highrise building in the city ?
Rooftop glamping! I’m intrigued. Hope you’ve written about it on your blog. I’d love to know more. And yes, glamping by Lake Bled was magical.
I love outdoorsy, nature filled getaways..just makes me feel so at peace. Thank you so much for this post Kathryn..this is definitely going to my bucketlist! 🙂
Hello – I’m going to Bled this summer and was wondering where these accommodations are as I haven’t been able to find it through the link you provided (Gozdne Ville Glamping). Thank you!!
Hi Stephanie, The link works OK for me http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/en/accomodations/sava-hoteli-bled/gozdne-vile-glamping/ If that still doesn;t work I’m not sure what to suggest.
Hope you find it OK now though and have a really wonderful time, Kat
Hi! I’m thinking of doing this trip after reading your blog. I’m not sure if you drove or flew but what would be the closet airport to get here?
That’s great Susanna. You’ll love it, I’m sure. We flew into Slovenia in the north and drove down but the nearest airport is Joze Pucnik Ljubljana, which you can get to from Lake Bled by bus for less than €10 or by taxi for around €50 I’m guessing.
Wow! This sounds like a really fantastic experience! Definitely going to look into it when I visit Lake Bled.
They’re wonderful and I really loved the hot tub. Highly recommend them!
Hi Kathryn, that was definitely one of my best accommodation experiences last year. If only I could return soon! 🙂
It was a fabulous trip and I would dearly love to return too (even if it included another zip line!)
Slovenia is generally known for the stunning natural beauties and Lake Bled is certainly one of them. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to visit Lake Bled and I only passed through Slovenia a couple of times, while traveling somewhere else. I definitely have to visit this amazing country next year and Lake Bled will be the first destination on my list. 🙂
Love this – the little huts are utterly gorgeous and the views are just wow! Slovenia is so on my wish list 🙂
That looks such a tranquil and relaxing spot. Amazed at the rates – sounds so reasonable for both the plot or the glamping option. Love the close-up of the food also… 🙂
How gorgeous are the Gozdne vile huts and the scenery of Bled. I love glamping and am drawn to the smoke coming from the hot tub, which completes a very romantic picture. I am pleasantly surprised with the reasonable price of this experience.
Me too! I can just see the two of you sitting in your hot tub, with a glass local wine or two.
Bled has to be the most romantic place in Europe, so staying in one of these huts for your honeymoon would be superb – good luck trying to persuade Neil!
I’m sure I can persuade him but he did mention he’d rather stay in a castle. Personally, I’d love to do both!