Enjoy a truly unique getaway in the heart of the Rodopa Mountains. The Gates are nestled in the old village of Dolen, southwest Bulgaria. The village is an architectural and historic reserve with more than 400 years of history.
“A simply spectacular place and experience! The village is an architectural reserve, but it is much more authentic than Kovatchevitsa and Leshten that are too touristic. The house is tastefully decorated, very stylish and comfortable, plus makes you feel like going back in time! :) With its large space and amenities for 18 people it is the perfect spot to organize courses, retreats and art events. It is so traditional that feels like living in an interactive Ethnographical museum, which has a lot more to offer - gallery, library, bar with home-made drinks, fantastic music and hospitable owners! We highly recommend staying at The Gates in Dolen village, and the market for local fruits and vegetables in Dabnitsa village nearby: 41° 37.531' N / 023° 55.767' E If you are lucky you might even catch some interesting event happening in the Amphitheater nearby. Thank you for the great stay Mira and Misho! The jubilee of Misha's mom was memorable in The Gates! :)”
Apartment "Hyggemate" Apartment "Hyggemate" offers you 2 bedrooms with double beds, a living room (sofa bed) shared with a dining area and a kitchen, bathroom with a toilet and a terrace with a great view over Dospat dam and the Rhodope mountain. The apartment is located in the center of the town of Sarnitsa.
“Amazing and beautiful apartment! Very well equipped! The apartment can accommodate 2 couples. Stunning balcony overlooking the lake. Communication with Aki is excellent! He's a very nice guy!”
Шарковата къща се намира в Архитектурен резерват село Долен. Възможност за нощувки до 16 души. Къщата разполага с 6 стай, механа, кухня, градина и други кътчета за отмора. На гостите на къщата се предоставя възможност и сами да си приготвят храна. Механата е отворена за закуска, обяд и вечеря. Ние организираме екскурзии до месни забележителности.
“Dolen is an unspeakable place. It is a village of 300 souls with many abandoned houses alongside inhabited houses and / or under construction The inhabitants are smiling with a gesture of salvation and ready to help you In this lost place, where the stiletto heels are prohibited under penalty of fatal fall, men carve the stone all day long. The WE, while the husband cuts the stones and the women rank them in an established order, the children play hopscotch ... Around the village, many paths that cross and uncross, lead you into stone quarries; they will take you all back to the village The landscape is beautiful, we dominate several valleys There are many birds, including European orioles and European bee-eaters, as well as flayered shrike and sparrows. The property is amazing: the rooms are clean and the warm blankets are wrapped in slipcovers The bathroom in my room could serve as a billiard room On the other hand, concerning the kitchen: The fridge, very small and already full, does not really allow storage of food belonging to you; anyway, you will not be able to buy some in the village In fact, do not rely on the use of the kitchen, reserved area of the boss and not really made for common use But the boss cooks very well, and the meals and breakfast are very good and very rich. The reception is exceptional and the boss who announces, according to the days, 72 or 73 spring, laughs all the time; his good humor, his humor, his cerebral as well as physical agility, make him an unusual character who alone is worth the detour. she speaks only Bulgarian, and does not want to learn English to communicate with her guests. but she quickly understood the use of google translation ..”