Count Kalnoky’s Guesthouses (Micloșoara and Covasna) and King Charles’s Guesthouses (Valea Zălanului) welcome nostalgic tourists in search of an authentic, unsophisticated holiday, like those spent in the country during one’s childhood. Here, the almost 200-year-old houses have been renovated carefully and offer a combination of comfort, much sought-after by modern guests, and the lifestyle of long-gone days – each room is decorated with old Transylvanian furniture and woven textiles with traditional motifs.
The travellers re-discover the taste of traditional foods and explore the region helped by artisans or guides who show them the secrets of the area or take them for walks around the meadows and hills where nature has been unspoilt for centuries. The ”all inclusive” holidays offer a different activity every day, from walking tours to visits to some workshops or natural and cultural attractions in the area. Meeting the hosts is part of the charm (you might even have dinner with Count Kalnoky, who often comes to the area) as well as the staff made up exclusively of local people. Your stay here will contribute to the livelihood of local communities and heritage.
Kalnoky’s Castle, the stunning Renaissance building in Micloșoara, was revived after 60 years and has become the Museum of Transylvanian Life. In this unique place you can discover how the Transylvanian aristocracy used to live in the 17th-19th centuries and you can enjoy the park and a fairy-tale garden.
The Stone Pub, which opened in 2020, is the perfect spot to mingle, to have a drink and get an insight into the daily life of the village.