Private Horse Ranch with Authentic Tipis, CroatiaVelika Plana, Lika-Senj (Croatia)
Private Horse Ranch with Authentic Tipis, Croatia
"We had a great, albeit too short, stay. Bruce, Maggie, Medo and cats all made us feel very welcome and cared for. So relaxed and peaceful. Wonderful …"
These genuine Indian tipis were made by Nomadics Tipi company in North America who also made tipis for Kevin Costner's movie "Dances With Wolves". Being inside a tipi is living a step closer to nature. During the day, a tipi has a mellow illumination that has never been equaled in a house. When it rains, it is cozy and dry inside while the drumming of the raindrops overhead soothes the soul. At night, especially during the full moon, shadows of surrounding trees are painted on the cover of the wall and with clear skies, stars shine down between the poles in the smoke hole. Guests staying in a tipi have their own detached private bathrooms conveniently located within meters from their tipi. Bathrooms are fully equipped with hot-water showers, toilets, bathrobes, and toiletries.
All glamping accommodations on this property feature beds dressed with soft linens, private baths (tipi bathrooms are detached), porches and mountain views. The accommodations come equipped with a studio, saloon, secret garden and pool, there's plenty of indoor and outdoor space for guests to spread out comfortably.
This glamping property creates a memorable dining experience based on the values of healthy living, commitment to the environment, community and sustainability. The host focuses on the goodness of the soil to produce fresh, nutrient rich, tasty food that nourishes from within. The cooks use fresh ingredients which they pick from surroundings or source them locally. Guests can enjoy fresh bread baked daily from local grains.
The former horse barn turned into a dining area for breakfast as well as the dance floor for country dance nights. With its western decor and antiques, it is sure to make glampers feel as though they are on a western movie set.
The booking fee includes a scrumptuous breakfast in the Saloon. Unlimited assorted beverages and snacks are available in the Saloon throughout the day.
Guests can also enjoy access to the hot tub, private movie theatre, book, DVD and CD library, board games, archery range, trampoline, cricket, badminton and volleyball fields, mountain bikes, cross-country skis, children’s sleds, riding helmets, cowboy hats, rain coats, wellington boots, hiking poles, peace pipe ceremony, campfire nights, and live entertainment.
Free satellite Wi-Fi, valet parking, downloadable GPS maps for trail hiking, mountain biking, and geocaching is offered onsite.
- Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- Sauna/Steam room
- Shared Barbecue
- Front desk service
- Laundry service
Check-in: 03:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Some spaces are shared
There is a surcharge of 30% for stays under two nights and a discount of 10% for more than seven-day stays.
Children three years and younger stay completely free at the ranch. Children aged four and older are charged the adult rate.
Pets are welcome at this property. To preserve peace and tranquility of the retreat, pets should be under adult supervision at all the times. Dogs up to 15 kg and accustomed to living indoors are welcome in selected rooms.
Pets cannot participate in some of the activities. Most notably, for safety reasons, dogs cannot be taken on horseback rides.
A 35% deposit of the base cost is required to confirm a reservation. The reservation is confirmed upon receiving the deposit. If a reservation is made within 60 days of the stay, a 75% deposit is required. For final payment, while present at the ranch, the hosts prefer cash but do accept Visa or Master Card.
If guests want to move their reservation to a later date, inside one calendar year from the original arrival date, and do so more than 30 days from their original arrival date, 100 € fee per person will apply. The remaining amount will be held on the account as a deposit. The annual rate increases apply.
If unable to rebook, want to cancel, or want to change arrival date and do so 30 days or less from the original arrival date, the total deposit is forfeited. The reservation can not be prorated for an early departure. Upon receipt of the deposit, the cancellation policy will be in effect. A short operating season and a small number of accommodation units prevent the property from making exceptions to this policy.
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location & Surroundings
Velika Plana, Lika-Senj (Croatia)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Winter sports
- Water sports
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching
- Jeep tours
This site has become famous for horseback riding, but with their new all-inclusive eco-adventures and well-being programs, there’s even more fun to be had. Free scheduled pony rides are provided for children age nine and under.
During warm months, aside from horse activities suitable both for grown-ups and children alike, the property offers canoe trips, hiking, trekking, mountain biking, and caving.
For those glampers seeking retreat and calmness, they can unwind while enjoying a good book from the properties library in the shade of a majestic secret garden tree. During the winter time, there is a fireplace heated Jacuzzi to enjoy, while sipping a glass of champagne and truly luxuriating.
Nikola Tesla's birthplace and museum is an easy bike ride from the ranch while Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, the Adriatic Coast and Zagreb are within an hour or two drive from the ranch creating a perfect opportunity for day trips to explore Croatia while based at the ranch during the whole vacation period. Staying in the mountains, vicinity of the sea and plenty of opportunities for day trips, will make the perfect stay on the glamping property and provide guests with relaxation and an unforgettable experience.