Muntele Rece(Cold Mountain) is located only 1km away from Bran Castle,surrounded by Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. The staff of Muntele Rece are always available to advise you on alternative or lesser known itineraries, therefore helping you find an undiscovered Transylvania which remains unknown to mass tourism.
The rooms of Cold Mountain are extremely comfortable, equipped with warm and precious materials and personalized with authentic transylvanian expertly chosen one by one in the many markets of Transylvania.This passion for detail contributes to the intimate, tranquil atmosphere which transforms each room into a pleasant refuge,in a place where guests can relax after a day spent touring.
RestaurantTraditional and international kitchen
The food-minded and the diet lovers will find a rich culinary offer in our menu, with dishes from the international, as well as traditional Romanian cuisine that will make your stay here a pleasant one. We offer a large variety of recipes: soups, salads, pasta, meat, fish and tasty house specialties cooked with great care and using the best ingredients.Book directly on our website and get 10% discount at Restaurant
Muntele Rece Pension is located in the heart of the historic Transylvania in an extremely characteristic, quite and lively area within short distance to all sites and is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, buildings, Bran Castle and monuments.
On entering this charming pension in Bran, you will immediately sense its special intimate atmosphere that makes you feel like being in your own transylvanian home. Each detail has been passionately chosen.
BRAN CASTLE ( IN GERMAN Torzburg ) is a historical and architectural monument, situated in Rucar- Bran corridor, 1000 meters far from Muntele
Although Bran Castle was known both in touristic and folkloric circuits as Dracula`s Castle, here also being made a movie,"Interview with a vampire", seems that Vlad the Impaler never lived there.
"We fell in love with this intimate and extremely cosy guest house. The authentic Romanian furniture along with all hand made details (even towels are traditional Romanian hand made) make an unforgettable atmosphere. We stayed in one of the attic rooms which was very comfortable. Beautiful landscape, fine breakfast with mountain views and a church just next door. Best choice in Bran!".
"We liked the excellent reception received on arrival, the staff went out of their way to accommodate us, staff were always happy, friendly and willing to help. Location of Hotel was very good providing easy access to mountains for walking and towns for tourism. The hotel location was calm and peaceful with excellent views over the surrounding countryside to the nearby mountains. Overall this was an excellent choice for a group of friends who enjoyed the wonderful countryside for walking.".
"This was by far the best hotel we stayed at in Bran! The hotel was a perfect mountain lodge. It was very cozy with a fire on the bottom floor and the room was absolutely perfect! It was very spacious and all seemed to be brand new and perfectly clean. The staff was amazingly kind and helped with any questions we had. The restaurant was also phenomenal. The dinner we had there was the best we had while in Romania. I do not think there is a better place to stay in Bran and possibly in all of Romania!".
"Elegant design - the pictures don't do enough justice to the wonderful interiors with handcrafted linens and curtains, rooms are spacious with great views - and the location is great - close to everything (the Bran castle, the ski slope etc) but still in a peaceful spot so that you can enjoy being away. Staff is very nice and willing to do their best to make your stay as pleasant as possible, adding to the great atmosphere. Everything we ate was perfectly cooked and the homemade desserts are beyond delicious!".
- Rooms with mountain views -
Double room with balcony
Double Room with balconyMountain views.Non smoking room.
Large suite, comprising a bedroom with a double bed, a living area with a sofa, and a private terrace overlooking the mountains. Facilities include cable TV, a refrigerator, and a private bathroom. Room Size: 40 m².Book now with Guaranteed Best Rate. Book directly on our website and get 10% discount at Restaurant
This room is suitable for families with two children.Room featuring one double bed, 2 bunk beds, cable TV and a private bathroom.Book now with Guaranteed Best Rate. Book directly on our website and get 10% discount at Restaurant
Come and explore the ancient and mysterious Carpathian Mountains. Running in a great arc across Romania, these mountains include some of the wildest territory in Europe. Although you are unlikely to encounter them bears and wolves still roam in this area. Romania is home to more than half of Europe’s wildlife population and on this trip you may spot deer, foxes, boars or even lynxes. Many natural springs, rivers and streams dot the area with the occasional waterfall flowing from the mountains. Mountain walking is an age old past time for local Romanians; trails are predominantly marked as you encounter lush forests, green pastures, medieval settlements and shepherds tending to their flocks.
The first documentary attestation of Bran Castle is the letter written in 1377 by the Hungarian Ludovic I D'Anjou, giving the inhabitants of Brasov some privileges.
In 1897 Bram Stoker wrote a terrifying story about Count Dracula. A century after, there are still people who believe in it. Even researchers are trying to find out the truth about Dracula. All are trying to clear the mystery: was there or wasn't there a vampire in Transylvania?
In the upper side of Barsa land, about 15 kilometers far from Brasov and 8 kilometers from Muntele Rece, on the old mercantile road that linked, by Bran pass, the old Brasov Citadel to Campulung Muscel, the former capital of Romanian Country, is located Rasnov City, often mentioned in medieval documents as trade fair city.The medieval citadel of today is considered to be built between 1211 and 1225, during the rule of Teutonic Knights in Burzenland, although there is no evidence in this respect.
The Black Church is the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul, and still used by German Lutherans today. Built between 1383 and 1480, it was named for its appearance after a fire in 1689. The original statues from the exterior of the apse are now inside. read more
Located in the heart of Harman (Honigburg in German, meaning Honey Castle) village, this fortified church dates back to the 13th century when Saxons built the original structure. Strong walls and bulwarks surrounded the church and on its sides, massive towers were added. read more
The largest fortified church in southeastern Europe, Prejmer
(Tartlau in German) was built by Teutonic knights in 1212-1213. The powerful surrounding walls are 40 feet high and 10-15 feet thick. Historical records attest that in its 500 years of existence, the fortress was besieged 50 times. However, it was only captured once, in 1611 by Gabriel Báthori, Prince of Transylvania. read more
Here there were indentified over 150 birds species. Among them, a few are included in the International Conventions regarding fauna protection: bittern, small size aigrette, red aigrette, red duck, grey crown, field carstel etc. The area was called "Mountain Delta" read more
Sheltering one of the largest biodiversity of wildlife in the country, the national park is home to about 300 fungi species, 220 lichen species, 100 different mosses, and 1100 species of superior plants (a third of the number of all plant species found in Romania). On the high cliffs there are chamois, wild boar, red and roe deer, pine martens and red squirrels. Some 270 butterflies species, 110 birds species, 17 bats species, many large carnivores (wolfs, brown bears, lynx) can be observed in the park. The gorges are a good place to see wallcreepers and alpine swifts, three-toed and white-backed woodpeckers and Ural owls in the forested areas. read more
Created in the memory of Maya, today the “Libearty” Sanctuary is home to 71 European brown bears and one Asiatic black bear, all of them have been rescued from a cruel life of abuse in captivity. Recognised by many captive bear specialists as probably the best bear sanctuary in the world, it consists of 69 hectares of lush forests, streams and pools, graciously provided by the City of Zărnești, located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains near Brașov, Romania. Most of the bears were rescued from a miserable life in tiny cages providing “entertainment” to restaurants, hotels, factories, petrol stations, circuses, and even monasteries. Several bears also came to the sanctuary after Romania’s EU accession led to the permanent phasing out of some of the worst zoos in the country. The “Libearty” Sanctuary is also proud to host Betsy, a rescued bear from Texas who came to us through the intervention of Houston SPCA (USA). read more
Palamari's traditional architectural complex re-creates an atmosphere of a time long forgotten and the spirit of Romanian culture. Set in a backdrop of stunning views of majestic mountains, terraced hills, and evergreen forests, its treasures are waiting to be explored. read more
Rupea has been inhabited since time immemorial. It was the Dacians who had build castle Ramidava on the 120m high basalt block. The Romans followed with castle Rupes functioning as a fortress and commerce-control centre. It was always rebuilt when destroyed.