A brand new guesthouse whose architecture is particular, with wooden floor and a terrace with a gorgeous view of the village and the hills covered with orchards, situated at 6 km from Sighet, Maramures.
The bedrooms are bright and the ceilings are made of wood. Each of them is painted and decorated in a certain colour, offering a special warmth. The overall impression is one of the most pleasant. The furniture is made of natural wood, in rustic style. The courtyard is shadowed by a grape arbour, under which you can take dinner and enjoy a cool beer, sheltered from hot summer days. Another point of attraction of the guesthouse is the courtyard full of flowers. Your hosts are experienced in tourism (over 10 years), and they will help you to discover these beautiful places. They live separately, so you can enjoy the intimacy. The mistress of the house, will delight you with all kinds of dishes from Maramures and she is ready to teach you making cookies. Visits in the region: the Merry Cemetery in Sapanta, the wooden churches from Iza and Mara valleys, the Village Museum in Sighet, local artisans workshops, etc.
Access by car: arriving from Sacel on Iza’s Valley (DJ 186), the guesthouse is on the right side, at 200 m from the entrance in Vadu Izei. Arriving from Sighetu Marmatiei or Baia Mare (DN 18), in the centre of Vadu Izei, take it on DJ 186 to Sacel. The guesthouse is on the left side, at 1,5 km from the intersection and has a signalling panel.
STRUCTURE OF THE GUESTHOUSE:
- ground floor: 1 bedroom with bathroom, dining room
- first floor: 4 separate bedrooms with 2 single beds, 2 bathrooms
SPOKEN FOREIGN LANGUAGES: English, French
Lying in the northernmost part of Romania at the border with Ukraine, Maramures is made up of four zones called “lands”, each with its distinct historical evolution: Maramures Land, Chioaru Land, Lapus Land and Baia Mare Land.
Maramures is the region where ancient traditions, the folk costumes and old art are preserved like nowhere else in Romania. Maramures virtually is a vast museum in open air. Here, more particularly in the Maramures Land, people still use home appliances and implements that otherwise can be seen only in museums. That is why the village is the primordial element of tourism in Maramures. The tourists attending one of the folk celebrations such as Tanjaua of Hoteni (around 10 th of May), Hora of Prislop (around 15 th of August), Sambra Oilor or a day of a patron of one of the most important churches will be impressed by the spirit, light and colour discharged by the folk customs, art and costumes.
The wooden churches are true folk art masterpieces. One comes across them in almost all Maramures villages being even landmarks on a world plane: the tallest wooden building in Europe used to be, until not long ago, the church of the nunnery in Barsana – 62 m high, being topped by the church of monastery from Sapanta – 72 m high. The oldest wooden church – 1364 – is to be found in Ieud (restored several times).
The carved gates need no special introduction as they have for a long time now been the symbol of Maramures. They can be admired in the villages along the valleys of Iza, Mara or Cosau. The same stand valid for the folk costumes. One point should nonetheless be made, namely that many locals wear them every day, not only on Sundays as in other parts of the country.
Among the gems of Maramures “The Merry Cemetery” holds a special place. It is unique in the world and is located in the village Sapanta which also excells in other specific handicrafts: wool bed spreads, towels, small purses and other.
Ocna Sugatag spa stands out through its hot or cold salty baths and the lake formed when the salt mine collapsed. To those fond of mountaineering the Rodna Mountains reveal unique landscapes, a rich flora and fauna, including the Pietrosul Rodnei Natural Reserve protected by law since 1932.
Unique is also the Vaser Valley opening from Viseu de Sus. Along approximately 50 km , a narrow-track train driven by a steam locomotive take tourists to a wild valley with waterfalls and tunnels.
Sighetu Marmatiei is an important tourist and cultural centre. Worth mentioning is the Ethnography and Folk Art Museum, with an outdoor section: The Village Museum. An already famous Festival of Winter Folk Customs and Traditions is hosted by Sighet every year at 27 th of December. Also here one may visit the former prison now called “Memorial to Arrested Thought” and arranged as museum.
Vadu Izei – Sighet – Sapanta – Sambra Oilor
Vadu Izei – Ocna Sugatag – Budesti – Barsana
Vadu Izei – Cavnic – Rohia
Vadu Izei – Valea Izei – Borsa - Hera
Vadu Izei – Botiza – Ieud