If you have ever dreamed of getting away from it all and immersing yourself in nature, this superbly stylish, serene mountain retreat surrounded by the swaying forests and majestic peaks of the Slovenian Julian Apls is for you. The house sits 1077m above sea level, with dramatic views, in a rural area with just one nearby cabin (about 200m away) that is open seasonally to travelers offering food and drinks. Eco Chalet AstraMONTANA offers countless possibilities for spending quality time in the nature. It is the perfect accommodation for paragliders, mountain lovers and all those who need to escape everyday stress. Nothing disturbs the peace apart from the cow bells echoing from the tranquil surroundings. Guests will get no cell signal here.
AstraMONTANA is the perfect blend of modern architecture and functionality, using sustainable and high-quality natural, organic materials. Glass surfaces blur the boundaries of the stylish and modern interior with the pristine exterior environment. Guests are taken over by the fantastic feeling of floating between heaven and earth, and at the same time, fall in love with exceptional views of the Julian Alps to the Gulf of Trieste.
The newly built chalet, AstraMONTANA, was in the past a small shepherd's house. It has been constructed from the finest indigenous materials from the mountains. The construction of the roof is made of metal and wood. The main energy source, water and electricity to the house are supplied with solar panels and spring water from a nearby spring. Heat comes from a fireplace located on the ground floor, enriching the house with warmth and giving a special touch. Solar-powered in-floor heating provides a constant temperature in all weather conditions. Recycled rainwater, collected in a 8000 liter tank, is used for drinking water, irrigation, etc.
Open all year. Winter access cannot be guaranteed, depending on weather and road conditions.
Location and Access
Near: Tolmin, Slovenia
30 minute drive on a mountain road. There is rural, unpaved road last 500m. Check-in at Penzion Kobala (Poljubinj 6a) in Poljubinj village. Then drive to the village of Ljubinj. Continue on a mountain road in direction to Planina Stador. After arriving at Planina Stador continue toward Kobala Take-Off place (take off place for paragliders and hanggliders). 200m after Koča na planini Stador (mountain hut) turn left and follow the road till you arrive to Chalet AstraMONTANA.
Difficulty: Mild. 4WD vehicles recommended due to conditions of the mountain road.
AstraMONTANA is home for active guests who love nature and the mountains and those who appreciate the fusion of local artisan skills with natural materials in a modern setting.
And for those who, after an outdoor experience, like hiking, cycling, paragliding,… want to recharge their energy with the magic views from Julian Alps to Adriatic bay.
And for anyone whose mouths water for traditional dishes, you’ll enjoy homemade frika (a local specialty of fried cheese and potatoes), salads, fine steaks and delicious strudel straight out of the oven onto your plate.
AstraMONTANA is ideal for travelers seeking an opportunity in the spectacular Julian Alps for:
Skiing, Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Cayoneering, Kayaking, Rafting, Fly fishing, Paragliding, and Mountain biking
Soča valley is a Slovenian outdoor paradise. Untouched beauties of Triglav National Park (just 1 km or 16 min walk away), thematic trails and breathtaking views, mountain pastures, hundreds of years of local heritage hidden in the local products, excellent restaurants, famous events or just romantic walks alongside the banks of the emerald river makes the valley a perfect place for adventurous travelers and eco tourists.
Local trails vary from easy to difficult. The Kobilja glava, starting from the house, is 1475m, 60min, easy. Other trails from the local parking lot or hut Stador to mountain hut Razor (1315m, 2h 40min, easy), to mountain Vogel (1922m, 4h, partly difficult trail), and to mountain Triglav (highest Slovenian), (2863m, 15h 30min, very difficult) are all highly recommended.
The valley is also known for the Isonzo Front. During the World War I it was a place of the one of the world's biggest and bloodiest mountain battles. Hemingway's novel A Farewell to Arms describes some of the events. Reminders of the battle lines and fortifications, placed in the astonishing natural surroundings, are connected to the Walks of Peace thematic trail today.
It is an hour drive from the mountain valley to the Adriatic coast. The mixture of Mediterranean and alpine climates, geographic shapes and wildlife is quite obvious in the way of local everyday life too - hard working and reliable mountain people are blessed with the Mediterranean hospitality and joy of life. The Soča Valley is a good place to be.
Sleeps seven (up to 10 max)
- Room 1: 1 king size bed + 1 single bed, bathroom
- Room 2: 1 king size bed + 1 sofa bed, bathroom
- Common room in ground floor: 1 king size bed
- Additional sofa bed for 2 persons in gallery, first floor.
- Additional bathroom on ground floor
Standard Rate (2 nights minimum stay)
One to two guests: €180/night
Three guests or more: €210/night
High Season Rate: July and August (2 night minimum stay), and New Year's week (4 nights minimum stay)
One to two guests: €360/night
Three guests or more: €420/night
Deposit for 2 or 3 nights - 300€
Deposit for 4 to 7 nights - 500€
Deposit to be refunded after check out.
Tourist tax: €1,27 /person/day
Note: When booking a trip for three or more guests, please select the option for Additional Guest Fee during checkout, for either Regular Season or High Season, depending on your rental dates. Regular Season is all year except late summer and New Year's week. High Season is July, August, and New Year's Week.
What you need to bring
- Breakfast and dinner delivered upon request for 30€ per person. Homegrown and local ingredients from local farmers when possible.
- There is a spring and flowing stream 100m from the chalet where you may pump water. Tap water is drinkable due to filtration system.
- Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator and gas stove
- Outside kitchen
- Hot tub
- Wood-burning stove
- Nearby is a mountain lodge serving food and drinks everyday.
- No cell reception.
Check-in starts at 15.00
Check out time at 10.00
30% Reservation Deposit due immediately. No refunds for Reservation Deposit.
Remaining balance due at check in.
No refunds for 30% Reservation Deposit.
Cancellations made before 7 days prior to arrival will be refunded 70% (all but the Reservation Deposit).
Cancellations made within 7 days of arrival will be refunded 30%.
No refunds for no-shows.
We do consider rescheduling on a case by case basis.
No pets please.
In-Floor Solar Heat
Rainwater Collection System
Wood Burning Stove
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||€180 / night||€180 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|High SeasonJul 01 2018 - Aug 31 2018||€360 / night||€360 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|High SeasonDec 30 2018 - Jan 06 2019||€360 / night||€360 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|High SeasonJul 01 2019 - Aug 31 2019||€360 / night||€360 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|High SeasonDec 28 2019 - Jan 05 2020||€360 / night||€360 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|High SeasonJul 01 2020 - Aug 31 2020||€360 / night||€360 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|High SeasonDec 26 2020 - Jan 03 2021||€360 / night||€360 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|High SeasonJul 01 2021 - Aug 31 2021||€360 / night||€360 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|High SeasonDec 29 2021 - Jan 05 2022||€360 / night||€360 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
Specific Rate Details
When booking a trip for three or more guests, please select the option for Additional Guest Fee during checkout, for either Regular Season or High Season, depending on your rental dates.
Regular Season is all year except late summer and New Year's week.
High Season is July, August, and New Year's Week.