meet the A frame refuge in Sibiu's countryside.

the interior

The cabin features a bright open space living room with a well equipped kitchen, a bedroom with a double bed (downstairs), a bathroom, a loft open space room with two single beds.

the exterior

Just outside the cabin, you'll see cows and horses grazing during the day, and the sound of the small river in the front will be music to your ears.


after confirming your reservation, it is possible to book a breakfast for your stay that will be delivered to the cabin.

designed for 6

the cabin is designed for comfortable stays for maximum 6 guests and baby cot is available on request.

self check-in

Seamless self check in experience. Feel free to reach out for any information, available via phone, email or in person.

#village life

A vibrant rural community ready for you to discover. Don't be surprised when locals will greet you on the street!

Amenities & Features

  • A/C

  • WiFi

  • Smart TV

  • Video game console

  • Satellite / cable

  • Dining area

  • Kitchen utensils

  • Electric stove

  • Dishwasher

  • Fridge/Freezer

  • Water kettle

  • Coffee machine

  • Hairdryer

  • Washer/Dryer

  • Bathroom Floor Heating System

  • Dedicated work space

  • Low consumption machines

  • Selective waste sorting

  • Terrace

  • Outdoor seatings

  • Private garden

  • Private parking space

  • Outdoor fire pit/BBQ

  • Kids playground

House Rules

no shoes

We kindly ask our guests to remove their shoes before entering the cabin. House slippers are provided.

no pets

While we love furry friends, our cabin unfortunately cannot accommodate pets. We appreciate your understanding.

no smoking

Our cabin follows a strict no-smoking policy. Smoke detectors are installed.

check in after 3

We kindly ask our guests to follow the check-in and check-out times.

the complete house brochure is available here

things to do

Just outside of cabin there are plenty of activities for everyone. Enjoy hiking trails, biking, fishing and much more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to park near the cabin?
We provide free and secure parking.

Is the cabin accessible via public transportation?
There is about one kilometer from the closest bus station. The closest shop is within 1,5 km range.
However, we would encourage our guests to drive, in order to ease the access to the surroundings.

Do you provide drinking water?
Yes, we provide filtered drinking tap water.

Is there wildlife in the area?
Yes, our area is home to many wildlife species such as: foxes, wolves, bears, deer and more.

Is the cabin solar powered?
Yes, the cabin is solar powered, however we are not running on batteries.
Feel free to use electronics like the dishwasher or washing machine during the day to help save energy!

Where can I charge my electric vehicle?
We provide for our guests a free to use, 10kw three phase electric car charging station.

What is the internet speed?
With a speed test of 546 Mbps, our cabin is also suitable for remote work.

Do you provide equipment for babies?
Yes! We provide a portable baby cot, foldable baby bath tub with cushion and a baby dining chair.

What essentials are provided?
We provide basic ingredients and essentials such as shampoo,
shower gel, soap, towels, hair dryer, oil, condiments, coffee, tea & more.

Things to do

Rural Park
Within 2 minutes walk, it features walking and biking areas, fitness equipments and a zip line, perfect for kids.
Hiking trails
Discover the trails in Sibiu county
We would recommend guided hiking group because in our area there may be bears in the forest and it’s not very safe to go to remote hiking trails as individuals.
Păltiniș - 25 mins by car
The mountain drive view on the way is beautiful. There are some walking trails around too.
Winter ski Arena Platos
Adventure park Arka Park
Sibiu City - 25 mins by car
Things to do in Sibiu - Sibiu City App
Astra National Museum Complex with 4 museums covering ethnology & history, including outdoor cultural re-creations. It's a lovely walk too in this outdoor museum. We highly recommend it! the Around the museum, we recommend a romanian dishes restaurant Hanul din Tulgheș
Ocna Sibiului - 35 mins by car
Outdoor bath
Avrig/Porumbacu - 75 mins by car
The Upside-down House
Clay Castle Theme Park
Alba Iulia - 1 hr by carSighișoara - 1.5 hrs by car
Well-preserved old town, which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Salina Turda - 1.5 hrs by car
Underground salt mine
Corvin Castle - 1.5 hrs by carTransfăgărășan - 2 hrs by car
Transfagarasan Road is considered to be the most beautiful road in Romania. It’s only open in summer. Check open time here
But there is also cable car which is usually open Mon to Sun between 9 AM to 5 PM regardless of the season, however, bad weather can influence the schedule.
Bran Castle - 2.5 hrs by car


Restaurants to dine around our village
Restaurant Prima Baraj Gura Raului - 15 mins walk/2 mins drive away from the cabin toward the dam.
Conacul Maria Theresa
Magic Pizza ORLAT - pizza delivery, the only takeaway that do delivery in our village. Menu and phone number on their facebook page, cash only, free delivery.
Restaurants we like around Sibiu City
Hanul din Tulgheș
La Cuptor
Benjamin Steakhouse & Bar
Ribs & Beer Sibiu - we love their Dracula Spicy Ribs
Lumos - Coffee and brunch - brunch in the city center
Dabo Doner - our personal favorite fast food
Music Pub - every Thursday night Live band from 21:30, good pizza too
Romanian dishes to try
Sarmale - cabbage rolls, is considered to be Romania's national dish
Ciorbă de Perișoare - sour meatballs soup
Ciorbă de Burtă - tripe soup
Ardei Umpluți - stuffed peppers
Ficăței la Tigaie - fried liver
Mici - grilled ground meat rolls
Mămăliguță cu Brânză si Smântână - polenta with cheese and sour cream
Papanași - dessert, fried doughnuts with sour cream and jam

List of House Rules

Check in time: 3 PM | Check out time: 11 AM
This ensures that we have enough time to carefully prepare the cabin for our guests.

No shoes inside
We kindly ask our guests to remove their shoes before entering the cabin.

Be mindful when using appliances
Electricity tension in the area is not the best. Please do not use all the appliances at once
and that the lights are turned off when leaving the cabin.

Pets are not allowed inside
While we love furry friends, our cabin unfortunately cannot accommodate pets.

No smoking inside the cabin
Smoking is not allowed inside the cabin. Ashtray is provided on the outdoor terrace.

Candles are not allowed
As the cabin is made of wood, lighting up candles brings a risk of fire that should better be avoided.

Ethical use of WIFI
Guests must not use the provided WIFI for illegal activities.

No outdoor food storage
There is plenty of wildlife in the area and the smell of food may attract unwanted visitors.

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 15.01.2024At Rural Retreat Transylvania, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your data when you visit our website and make reservations.Information We Collect:Personal Information:- Name
- Contact details (email, phone number)
- Billing address
- Reservation details
- Check-in and check-out dates
- Special requests or preferences
Automatically Collected Information:- IP address
- Browser type
- Device information
Legal Basis for Processing:- We process your personal data based on the necessity of processing for the performance of a contract (reservation).How We Use Your Information:Reservation Processing:- To confirm and manage your cabin reservation.Communication:- To send booking confirmations, updates, and relevant information.Improving Our Services:- To enhance your experience and tailor our services to your preferences.Cookies Policy:What Are Cookies:- Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit a website. They help us enhance your user experience and analyze website traffic.Types of Cookies We Use:- Essential Cookies:Necessary for the website to function properly.- Analytical Cookies:- Help us understand how visitors interact with our website.Functional Cookies:- Enable enhanced functionality and personalization.How We Use Cookies:- Improving User Experience:- Tailor the website to your needs, providing a personalized experience.Website Analytics:- Analyze website traffic and identify areas for improvement.Your Choices:- You have the option to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.Data Subject Rights:You have the right to access, rectify, erase, and restrict processing of your personal data. Contact us at for assistance.Data Security:- We employ industry-standard security measures to protect your information. Your data is stored securely and is not shared with unauthorized third parties.Changes to Policies:- We may update these policies to reflect changes in technology or legal requirements. Please review them regularly for any updates.- By using our website and making reservations, you agree to the terms outlined in this Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: 16.01.2024These Terms and Conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of our website and services.By accessing this website and making reservations, you accept these Terms and Conditions. Do not continue to use our services if you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.Booking Confirmation:Cabin reservations are confirmed upon receipt of payment.Check-in and Check-out:Check-in time is 3 PM, and check-out time is 11 AM. Please adhere to these times to ensure smooth operations.Cancellation Policy:Confirmed reservations can be canceled for a full refund with 48 hours from the time of booking but no later than 48 hours of the stay.Content:The content on this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.Intellectual Property:All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may not republish, sell, or distribute the content without written permission.User Conduct:Use the website responsibly, and refrain from engaging in any unlawful or harmful activities.Cabin Use:Guests are responsible for any damage to the cabin during their stay.Website Availability:We strive to ensure the website is available; however, we are not liable for any temporary unavailability.Privacy and Cookies:Refer to our Privacy and Cookies Policy for details on how we handle your personal information and use cookies.Changes to Terms and Conditions:We reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time. Please review them regularly for updates.Contact Us:If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, contact us at stay@ruralretreattransylvania.comBy using our website and making reservations, you agree to the terms outlined in these Terms and Conditions.

Manualul cabanei

📍AdresaStr. Râului 27, Gura Râului 557095, jud. Sibiu
Va rugăm sa utilizati acest traseu sugerat mai jos. Google Maps va ghideaza peste un pod de lemn pe care nu se poate circula.

🗝️Cheile-Codul poarta: 158
-Cheile vor fi într-o cutie de chei de lângă unitatea exterioară a aerului conditionat din spatele cabanei
-Codul de access pentru cutia de chei: Ultimele 4 cifre ale numarului de telefon pe care l-ati folosit pentru efectuarea rezervarii.
-Vă rugăm să nu uitați să amestecați codul de fiecare dată după ce utilizați cutia.
-Ridicați mânerul ușii în sus înainte de a roti cheia pentru a încuia ușa.
-La check-out, va rugam sa puneti cheile inapoi in cutie.

👌Ora pentru check in: 15:00 | Ora pentru check out: 11:00
Acest lucru ne asigură că avem suficient timp pentru a pregăti cu atenție cabana pentru oaspeții noștri.
ElectricitateaTensiunea electrică din zonă nu este cea mai bună, vă rugăm să nu folosiți toate aparatele deodată.
Stația de încărcare a mașinilor electrice din curte este momentan indisponibilă.
👟Fara incaltaminte inauntrul cabaneiRugăm oaspeții noștri să nu intre in cabana incaltati.🐇Fara animale de companieDeși ne plac prietenii blăniți, cabana noastră nu poate găzdui, din păcate, animale de companie.🚭Fumatul interzisFumatul nu este permis în interiorul cabinei. O scrumieră este disponibilă pe afara pe terasa.🕯️Folosirea lumanarilor, interzisaDeoarece cabana este din lemn, aprinderea lumânărilor aduce un risc de incendiu care ar trebui mai bine evitat.🐺Nu depozitati alimente afaraExistă o mulțime de animale sălbatice în zonă, iar mirosul de mâncare lăsat afară în grădină poate atrage vizitatori nedoriți.💧ApaRobinetul mic de la chiuveta de bucătărie oferă apă potabilă filtrată.🌡️BaiaExistă încălzire prin pardoseală în baie. Panoul de control se află deasupra mașinii de spălat rufe pe perete.Aparatul de cafeaPasi:
1. Completați recipientul transparent din spate cu apă potabilă
2. Puneți capsula și închideți capacul
3. Așteptați ca lumina să treacă de la roșu la verde
4. Porniți mașina cu cantitatea de apă dorită
♻️Gunoi și reciclare
- Coș galben de exterior: plastic și aluminiu
- Coș negru exterior: deșeuri generale
- Reciclarea hârtiei și a sticlei sunt separate, vă rugăm să le lăsați deoparte, ne putem ocupa de ele după.
- Nume: TP-LINK_885E
- Parola: 69382901
❄️Aer Conditionat - Incalzire si racire- Atât încălzirea, cât și răcirea cabanei sunt asigurate de aerul conditionat.
- Dacă simțiți că aerul este prea uscat după ce folositi aerul conditionat pentru un timp, vă rugăm să folositi umidificatorul de aer de lângă canapea, să nu uitați să verificați și să completați apa când este necesar.
🚗ParcareaPuteți parca mașina pe marginea drumului, aproape de gardul nostru.
De asemenea, puteți parca mașina în curte.
🚪La plecare- Asigurați-vă că stingeți luminile și electrocasnicele, închideți ferestrele (în special fereastra de la mansardă în caz de ploaie!) și încuiați ușa.
- Vă rugăm să puneti cheile înapoi în cutie.
🚨Pentru urgente
- Politia/Salvare/Pompieri: 112
- Ovidiu
+40752090002 (telefon & Whatsapp)
Vă rugăm să nu ezitați să ne trimiteți un mesaj oricând dacă aveți întrebări.
Casa noastră este la 5 minute de cabana din același sat, așa că putem veni oricând dacă aveți nevoie de ajutor.
Vă dorim o ședere plăcută și vă invităm să împărtășiți experiența dumneavoastră folosind hashtag-ul #ruralretreattransylvania 🤗

Cabin manual

📍AddressStr. Râului 27, Gura Râului 557095, Sibiu County
Please use this suggested route below. Google Maps guides over a wooden walking bridge which is not drivable.

🗝️Keys-Gate code: 158
-Self check-in, the keys will be in a key lockbox next to the AC outdoor unit in the back of the building as you enter the gate.
-Key lockbox code: Last 4 digits of your booking phone number.
-Please don’t forget to scramble the code every time after you use the lockbox.
-Lift the front door handle upwards before rotating the key to lock the door.
-Please drop the key back to the lockbox when you check out.

👌Check in time: 3 PM | Check out time: 11 AM
This ensures that we have enough time to carefully prepare the cabin for our guests.
ElectricityElectricity tension in the area is not the best, please do not use all the appliances at once.
The charging station for electric cars in the yard is currently unavailable.
👟No ShoesWe kindly ask our guests to remove their shoes before entering the cabin.🐇No PetsWhile we love furry friends, our cabin unfortunately cannot accommodate pets.🚭No SmokingSmoking is not allowed inside the cabin. Ashtray is provided on the outdoor terrace.🕯️No CandlesAs the cabin is made of wood, lighting up candles brings a risk of fire that should better be avoided.🐺No Outdoor Food StorageThere is plenty of wildlife in the area and the smell of food left outside in the garden may attract unwanted visitors.💧WaterThe small tap at the kitchen sink provides filtered drinkable water.🌡️BathroomThere is floor heating in the bathroom. The control panel is above the laundry machine on the wall.Coffee MachineSteps:
1. Make sure it's plugged in
2. Top up the transparent container in the back with drinkable water
3. Take out the capsule holder, put a new capsule in and close the lid, the light should light up red
4. Wait for the light to turn from red to green
5. Run the machine with the amount of water up to your choice
♻️Trash & Recycling Collection
- Outdoor yellow bin: plastic and aluminum
- Outdoor black bin: general waste
- Paper and glass recycle are separate, please kindly set them aside, we can take care of them after.
- Name: TP-LINK_885E
- Password: 69382901
❄️AC - Heating and Cooling- Both heating and cooling of the cabin are provided by the AC.
- If you feel the air is too dry after running AC for a while, please feel free to run the air humidifier next to the sofa, please don’t forget to check and top up the water when needed.
🚗Car ParkingYou can park the car on the road side close to our fence.
You can also park the car inside the yard.
🚪Departure- Make sure to turn off lights and appliances, close the windows (especially the loft roof window in case of rain!), and lock the door.
- Please drop the keys back to the lockbox.
🚨Emergency Contact Number
- Police/Hospital/Fire: 112
- Carina / Ovidiu
+40752090002 (Romanian phone number & Whatsapp available)
Please feel free to send us a message anytime if you have any questions.
Our home is 5 mins away from the cabin in the same village so we can come over anytime if you need any assistance too.
We wish you a pleasant stay, and we invite you to share your experience using the hashtag #ruralretreattransylvania 🤗

Valentine's Day Special: Love Nest Getaway

Escape to our enchanting A-frame cabin for an unforgettable Valentine's Day retreat with your special someone! ❤️What's Included:💑 One night stay in our cozy A-frame cabin.
🍾 Complimentary bottle of wine.
🍫 Chocolate to sweeten your stay.
🫦 Romantic ambiance
🌅 Late checkout, because love knows no rush.
Special Rate: 500 Lei/night per couple (weekday) or 600 Lei/night per couple (weekend)How to Book:📆 Choose your preferred date for the ultimate romantic escape.
💻 Contact us to reserve your stay.
🎁 Surprise your Valentine with a dreamy escape to our A-frame cabin!
Terms and Conditions:Valid for stays between February 11th - February 18th, 2024.
Limited availability, book early to secure your spot.
Make this Valentine's Day unforgettable with a romantic retreat in our A-frame haven. Love is in the air, and we can't wait to be a part of your special celebration! 💕✨

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