Leshten is among the favorite mountain villages of Bulgarians. Its tiny central square gets busy on weekends with both locals and foreigners. For the best view over Leshten, you will have to walk to the hill at the end of the village and stand on the porch of the Clay House. This guesthouse is made of clay but has the full range of amenities inside.
The Clay House, Leshten, Bulgaria, +359 896645585
Trinity Retreat Center is a unique guest house in Apriltsi inspired by the ashrams in Asia visited by the owners. Every room is decorated in a different style with a gorgeous view of the nearby Balkan Mountains. They offer healthy smoothies, herbal tea, and vegan and vegetarian food cooked with local products only. You can join a yoga practice, relax in the aromatherapy sauna, or try a Thai massage.
Malina Str., 5641 Apriltsi, Bulgaria, +359 894 488 808
Go back in time and discover the historical town of Panagyurishte, but stay for at least a night instead of just visiting it for a few hours. Djudjeva Kashta Guesthouse will provide you with a setting from the past – century-old trees in the yard, traditional architecture, and many attractions in the vicinity. We recommend you not skip the wine tasting at the nearby winery Rumleia.
17, Krastyo Cholakov Str., 4500, Panagyurishte, Bulgaria, +359 89 606 0677
Book a stay at one of the Four Houses in Kostenkovtsi village, and you will have a beautiful view of the mountain range of Stara Planina (including Balkan Mountain, the mountain that gave the Balkan Peninsula its name). Each house’s name is different, and they are all designed in traditional Bulgarian style with fitting contemporary elements here and there.
Kostenkovtsi, Bulgaria, +359 888 403 740